Saturday, October 01, 2011


Long time readers may remember that me and Dori had some marital issues back in 2007; we wound up getting divorced that summer. Those issues have long since been worked out, but there was one thing missing: getting married again. A week ago today, it finally happened.

Since this was Take 2, we didn't feel that a big deal needed to be made of it. We hired a justice of the peace to perform the ceremony and rather than it taking place in a courthouse, as I initially envisioned, it was done just adjacent to our neighbors' rose garden.

Being a pop-culture connoisseur, it should be no surprise that the 70's classic "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden" played in my mind from time to time during the ceremony. Here is a picture from it:

Next are the words that the justice of the peace spoke (click on the pic to see it full-size):

We used two songs during the ceremony: our original wedding one (Martina McBride and Jim Brickman's "Valentine") and a song that was a big hit the year we met (Celine Dion's "Because You Loved Me").

Here are a few more pics from said event (our house is in the background in the shot directly below):


Narkissos said...

aww...that is so sweet...congratz guyz....:)

Rocketstar said...

Very nice, congrats to you both!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you guys were able to work out your differences and rekindle you're marriage. Well done!

Dave said...

Congratulations on your nuptials.

I love the way in America, you can just hold a wedding ceremony more or less anywhere you feel like. So friendly, informal and romantic! Over here you are limited to a church, registry office or, in later years, a special place that has been licenced to hold weddings. So formal and stuffy!

Even Zoe looks pleased!

Narkissos said...'re absolutely right.....fay IS too much....OOPS!

Phats said...

Awesome Congrats Thomas, and to your lovely bride

ExtraO said...

AWWWWW!!! Good for you guys. I am truly happy for you, Thomas. :-)

Phil said...

Congratulations! Great pictures!