- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
Well everything came together and we got married September 13th at the Cottontree Drive Marriage Registry.
The plan was to get a dress in Hong Kong, but I settled for a skirt and a tanktop because it’s friggen hot and humid there. I also rocked a new pair of crocs because this trip KILLED my feet.
The registry is actually in Hong Kong Park so we got there an hour or so early and looked at the koi and wandered into the Tea Museum. About 15 minutes from the time we had to be at the registry we stepped outside to it pouring rain. These are the clouds that caused it, I didn’t get a picture of the actual rain 😛
We tried to wait out the rain, but it kept getting worse and worse so my love took off his shirt so I could use it as an umbrella to save my hair and makeup. It worked pretty well. We got to the registry and had to wait for our two witnesses (A childhood friend of my husband lived in Hong Kong now and her and her boyfriend had agreed to be our witnesses so that we wouldn’t have to beg strangers off the street). Well because of the rain traffic was pretty bad and they were late. Only by about 30 minutes, but luckily the registry people didn’t really seem to mind. We didn’t exchange rings because we put them on that morning instead. The heat was making my fingers swell so I put it on with soap and water, if we had exchanged rings I don’t think it would have gone on. And here we are in the room we got married in holding our marriage certificate
Then we went off to Bali and had some professional wedding photos taken. We wanted to get pre-wedding photos taken in Hong Kong, but the prices in Bali were significantly lower(We paid about $600 for two locations, hair and makeup, renting the tux and the dress, and we got all of the photos on disks(Over 600 pictures including the ones that were edited for the book which came out to 30) and we got everything two days after the shoot so that we wouldn’t have to pay to ship it back to Oregon). Here are a few of my favorites. We were at Umbud Monkey Forest and Tanah Lot Beach. The Monkey from the first photo actually crawled onto his lap and finished his banana haha. It was a lot of fun though and the photobook is pretty high quality.
And they all lived happily ever after. The end.
Thanks for reading. I just had to share because I haven’t gotten our announcements out yet so only a few people know and we have been in school since we got back so there hasn’t been time to show them and tell them about it.