I have written about our wedding that we celebrated on January 28th, 2017, and it was the most wonderful day of our lives! I wore my white gown, said “I do” in a beautiful church, my dad officiated our ceremony, and just about all our friends and family were with us. It was perfect. However there is something I have NEVER publicly shared before…and that is…we were technically already MARRIED!
Yes, Natraj and I were legally married June 23rd, 2016. Natraj’s family was in town from India and we decided to take our families and go to the courthouse and tie the knot. In Natraj’s culture there is a ceremony for engagements that basically make it official and then soon after is the wedding. We had a ceremony and just signed a marriage license. 🙂
We only considered ourselves 50% married though, because I didn’t count it 100% until I had my wedding in my dress, with my dad doing the ceremony, and with all our friends and family present. It was fun to have a little secret that only our inner circle knew.
So this coming Sunday, Natraj and I will be celebrating 3 three years of legally being married!
I would do it over again a thousand times. I literally cannot imagine doing life with anyone else.
So, for the first time EVER on the internet…our civil ceremony photos!
Photos by my dear friend Christi Johnson