Thursday, January 29, 2009

We've been married a year!

Technically speaking anyway, yesterday was our one year anniversary. I've mentioned before that we were married before our wedding so that I could hop on P's health insurance. It also made other stuff that we did last year easier--like buying a house and generally combining finances.
While getting married at the courthouse in Sacramento is a very anticlimactic occasion (lots of filling out forms and listening to them talk about STI's and genetic defects in children), we still took some pictures and dressed up a bit.

My parents got married in the same spot when I was a baby (so they could get into family student housing...we're a very practical family), so they came along to be our witnesses. Did you know that you have to pay to have a witness if you don't bring your own?!? Sort of crazy.


Actually, I think that the hearts everywhere were just up because it was close to Valentine's Day, not for general wedding decor. When we went in I was sort of nervous that they'd think we were crazy for dressing up, but there were several other couples there and a few of them were in wedding gear. One woman even had this giant poofy 1980s wedding dress on!

While my parents took us out to dinner last year, we're feeling the whole recession thing right now so we stayed in last night, made dinner, and drank a bottle of nice wine that someone gave us as a wedding gift. Not a bad first anniversary (and we get another one in September!).

8 comments:

Jenn said...

so sweet. Congrats

Mara (The Wedding Cabaret) said...

awww. congrats!!

Jacqueline Pfeffer said...

I just happened upon your blog and instantly fell in love. You wedding was so lovely and personal! Happy one year :)

backyardwedding said...

Thanks!

glitterpaintpony said...

This is so sweet. I am at the start of my wedding planning. This particular post was of interest to me because my fiance and I have been discussing whether or not we should be "legally" married prior to the wedding. We don't have any pressing "practical" reasons for doing so, we are just kind of anxious. We know we want to be married in the fall, but this fall is just too close. Then again, next fall seems so far away! Hence the idea of technically marrying early. My question for you is, did already being on the books as man and wife make the wedding itself any less of "your big day?" Just looking for some perspective. Thanks!

backyardwedding said...

I don't think that we felt like our wedding day was less special or less important becuase we were already legally married. It did, however make a ton of stuff before our wedding easier for us (insurance, buying a house, etc). Hardly anyone knew we were actually married before the wedding (including some immediate family), so it didn't take away from the whole effect of the wedding day.

captainxcorpsie said...

hey your from Sacramento? me too! congratulations though!

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