We’re trying to do this wedding as cheap as possible, and the best way to do that was to sign all the paperwork at the “oficialia de estado civil” because it’s cheaper than having them come to you the day of the wedding.
I don’t really trust the dominican system, or our crappy lawyer, so we did it with time to spare, in case anything went wrong. We wanted to be officially married by our wedding date, so we went the 19th of March, almost a month to spare.
We rounded up our usual suspects:
Padrino: Mr. Osterlund, Surfer Extraodinaire
Photographer: Tia Maru a.k.a. Hada Madrina
Let me give you a little insight into the Dominican Republic legal system…. they still use these things:
So here we are, in a tiny little sweaty room, packed with people, no aircon, fan blowing papers on the desk around and the judge makes everyone move aside and make some room, places 4 chairs in front of his desk for our 2 witnesses and ourselves, we said our “I dos”
Then he had us slip the rings on. Of course Gaby had to get all silly on me and put a ridiculous smile on my face.
And we kissed!!!
Well it turns out our photographer had snuck in some rice and showered us in organic confetti, which got everywhere, while all the people waiting for their turned watched. We all had a good laugh.
I duno though, seems to me Gaby thought he was makin’ a mistake ;)
Just kidding. We’re still laughing about Maru’s rice.
Ok, back to business, we got the signing done in the big official book.
And just like that, it’s official, we’re husband and wife!!