Guilty had a question about why we decided to get married now rather than wait until Jamaica and I figure other people would be interested as well. It was actually a mixture of reasons. Legally, it would be easier. Even though Jamaica does not have crazy laws about marriage licenses (getting blood tests, documentation, etc...) I wanted to have our marriage license in Seattle so that I wouldn't have to deal with any sort of confusion later on. The main reason though, is that J and I met and fell in love in Seattle. As much as I complain about the weather here, I adore this city and wanted to mark one of the most important days of our lives here. And the date, well, we happened to choose the same date as J's parents wedding date. They celebrated their 37th anniversary on our day!
OK, enough with that. Onto the pictures!
on our way to the courthouse in J's parents car. We look like we're high school kids going to prom!
I think we look like lawyers here. =)
As we were waiting for the judge we took family pictures. My family is a picture taking family so they weren't shy with the camera. We have about 1000 pictures but since this is going to be a picture heavy post, I will spare you the family pictures!
When the judge came in and started talking to us, I already knew we were going to like him. He was witty, funny but also very wise and caring. We sat down and he started telling us about the process and then he said he had a few words to say.
This is where the water works began...
ok so this picture was taken before the crying, but I am not sharing my ugly cry pictures!
After the talk (which was about 20 mins - it was a long talk!) we got going with the ceremony!
Then the groom kissed the bride. And we were married!
After the ceremony the judge wanted to give me and J some alone time just to be with each other so he took us to the upper deck of the courthouse and we walked out to the most breathtaking view of Seattle. It was something that you could never just do as the space is not open to the public. By that time the courthouse had closed so we basically had the place to ourselves. We loved standing out there just the two of us looking out into the city and having our moment as newlyweds. I will forever remember that moment for the rest of my life.
Eventually our family came up to join us and it was picture mania again. Then off to dinner to end one of the happiest days of my life!
I truly feel like the luckiest girl in the world.