Tuesday, October 02, 2007

A Monday Wedding

A dear friend of mine asked me to be his best man at his wedding. I had never been a best man so needless to say I was an honored to be asked. So "mi chica" and I only worked for a half a day yesterday so that we could go to the court to be there.

I also had never been to a wedding at a court house so I though it would be boring. It all started with the judge kicking us all out of his court room, no he wasn't mean or disrespectful, he actually was nice about explaining to us that promptly at 5:00 p.m. he would start officiating. He told us that because every body's wedding was special and different he would start calling one wedding party at at time, that way he would be able to personalize each wedding accordingly.

My friend and fiancee were the first ones to be called in. The judge said each ceremony was about 12 minutes long, he lied because it was more like fifteen. He said that while we were in there we were free to walk all over the courtroom, no place was off limits so that pictures could be taken. That right there was surprising to me. The judge was probably in his late fifties but he had a really good sense of humor, he spent a good portion of the time cracking jokes.

So we came out of that courtroom with smiles on our faces. Who would have known that a court wedding could actually be enjoyed. Out of five or six couples to be married our friends were the only ones dressed for the occasion for which the judge thank them.

Once out the bride's daughter and her fiancee wrote "Just married" all over their car's rear window, and also the word "Honk". We went to their house after the ceremony for some food and drinks and a couple of hours later we said our good byes and went home.

And so that was my first wedding on a weekday at a court house. So my best wishes for a long happy life together goes to the newlyweds.


EC said...

that sounds very relaxing and easy! More weddings should be like that!! Glad you had a good time :)

Michelle said...

And where's the pictures?

Angie said...

It's less about venue and more about the love and fellowship with friends and loved ones. I wish I had thought of that back when I got married. If I did it all over again, I'd have a nice relaxing casual wedding where everyone could just enjoy themselves and not even have to dress up.

My daughter wants to be an event/wedding planner when she "grows up" and she is thinking of one day specializing in simple weddings instead of big huge extravaganzas. I think she may be on to something. :)

Anyway, it sounds like it was well worth the half day off! :)


Hi Jose... nice to meet you, thanks for coming by my blog today and leaving such a nice comment.

And you're right, Erin is a great blogger and a really nice person, I love her to bits.

Lucky Lady said...

We were married in the courthouse in reno,nevada 31 years ago and i want you to know i called my friend to see what gatito was lol you are nice

Wanda said...

Being a Pastor my husband has performed many weddings...none at a court house...!!! Sounds very easy and relaxed!!

MrManuel said...

What a very cool honor for you. Best wishes to the newlyweds.

Webmiztris said...

my husband and I got married by JP and it was awesome. actually we got married out back from the courthouse where there was a lush green field with a lots of trees. it was so different compared to all the cookie-cutter church weddings I've been to in my life!

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