We might have eloped before Mexico…

It’s true. We didn’t want to deal with the crazy logistics of legally getting married in Mexico (having to arrive days ahead of schedule, hire a doctor come to your room to perform blood work and what not…) If you know Luke and I, you’d know that we’re not big on tradition, it wasn’t important for us to legally get married on the actual day of our wedding.
But,
To properly tell the story…
Let’s rewind to about a month & a half before the wedding…
We were trying to schedule our “legal” wedding at the Courthouse.
I was getting all sorts of frustrated & upset over the times they have to offer.
It was either 1:30pm on a Tuesday for $100 OR 5:00pm on a Friday for $200.
In our eyes, we just couldn’t justify spending that much money,
when we were already going to have a wedding in Mexico.
I called my dad, explained the situation and how upset I was.
We talked through a few options
and together we came up with the best option that I could have ever imagined…

My dad became ordained and married us in our backyard.

In the month and a half leading up to this day, my dad couldn’t have been more excited.
He received the “welcome package” when he became ordained.
(you know the certificate, business cards, bumper stickers…)
He would insist on being called Reverend Mark Carman.
He would call me to chat about details of the speech he was preparing…
Every time we talked about it, I could tell that he had a smile on his face,
just like I did on the other end of the line.
June 8th ended up being one of the sweetest moments with my family.
Having my dad sign our marriage license…
Skype’ing in Luke’s parents from Indiana…
Having our closest family members with us…
It was such an amazing and unforgettable day.
Now Luke and I have TWO wedding anniversaries.
You know what that means… He has to buy me double the presents now!

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