By now most of you know that Jonathan and I tied the knot this past December 6, 2016 in what many are calling our “Millennial Marriage”—though neither of us are technically millennials. It was our eight-year anniversary to the day and we couldn’t be happier to be legally bound to one another.
Before I peel back the onion on what’s transpired I’d like to take this opportunity to say “thank you” on behalf of us both for everyone’s love and support over the years. It’s your guidance, companionship, hospitality, advice and respect that strengthens our partnership and has gotten us to where we are today—it really does take a village— and will get us to where we want to go.
Another big “thank you” for all your patience and understanding with the untraditional approach we’ve taken to our marriage and wedding celebrations. We know it’s unconventional and awkward for some traditionalists, but it’s us, and this is the path we’ve chosen.
So here are some answers to your burning questions…
If you can believe it, we surprised one another with simultaneous proposals….or at least that’s how I’m going to retell it in the future. And as you’d expect, I blogged about it and you can read the story here.
Where’d we get married?
San Francisco’s iconic City Hall. That was easy.
Who was there?
Just the two of us. I’m on a roll.
Who were the witnesses?
Aside from the photographer (Steven Gregory who was an amazing photographer!) who captured it all on film (you can see a bunch more photos highlighting the day here) we didn’t have any witnesses. It wasn’t required because we opted for what’s called a confidential marriage license.
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Noun, plural confidential marriage licenses
For a public license, the ceremony may take place anywhere in the State of California, at least one witness must be present at the ceremony, and the record of marriage is made available to the public. For a confidential license, the ceremony may take place anywhere in the State of California, parties of marriage must be living together, no witness(es) are required, and the marriage record is only available to the parties on the marriage license.
Of course I asked the clerk “what advantages/disadvantages one gets with a confidential marriage license?” To which she said it’s mostly for security reasons, because it keeps all your personal information (address, phone, names of relatives, etc) confidential. I guess a lot of people in law enforcement opt for confidential marriage licenses to protect their families from the criminals they incarcerate.
But neither of us are in law enforcement, so why DID we choose a confidential marriage license? Keep reading here….
Millennial Marriage? What exactly happened?
The two of us had the most magical day from the moment we woke up to when our heads hit the pillow. Check out the photo journal here.