Thursday, September 9, 2010

The All-Important Marriage License

Yesterday morning Joe and I woke up early and headed into downtown Seattle to apply for our marriage license! We got to the office 15 minutes before they opened, and I admit, I actually felt giddy. The act of applying and receiving a marriage license just makes everything so.... real. And wonderful. And yes, I was that silly girl who walked into the government office snapping pictures. And I may have even dressed up a little.. so? ;)

Sure, we could have filled out the form, mailed it in, and waited for the license to be mailed to us. We wouldn't have had to get up early and make the traffic-laden drive into downtown Seattle on a busy weekday morning. We wouldn't have had to pay for parking. I wouldn't have had to be slightly late to work, and I wouldn't have had to wait to be picked up since Joe took the car.

But we would have missed out on this very special moment together, where they handed us our license and said, go forth and get married!

The (amazing) woman who helped us was very proud of her easy button. ;)

Joe filling out all the deets.

And it's official!

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad that you took the time and effort to go into Seattle to get the marriage license. It makes the whole process more real and fun (plus provides a perfect photo opportunity and blog post!). I'm so happy for you two. Just a month away. Once again Heather, I can't thank you enough for recommending your mom as a pet sitter for me.
    Ann Adam (aka DommyDomsMom)