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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Why We Got Married On Paper


 I felt so much joy when these pictures were taken because technically Nate and I are married!
 -- well, on paper that is. I'll explain: 

So, Nate and I decided to get married on paper a little early .... here's why--

Nate's grandma Louise hasn't been well for some time now. She was diagnosed with cancer and it has spread to her bones. I hate that word - Cancer. I honestly don't even like saying it or seeing the word. It takes so much from people. We are hopeful it won't take Louise from us anytime soon. The earliest memories I have when meeting Nate are being welcomed in to his life by his grandparents. They treated me like I was family when I had only known them for 20 minutes. To describe Louise... just imagine the most charming sweet, loving, woman - with the warmest hugs and she is always ready to feed you.  <3 And Bill is the most active 87 year old man you have ever met! He is always fixing, building, making, doing something when we see him! Both have hearts of pure gold!
So, I can't imagine us getting married without them being involved. 
We put off our wedding for awhile, because we moved twice in the last year and life has just been crazy! But, a few months ago we discovered there is a law in PA that says you can be married by any two witnesses. It's called "Quaker Law" -- Brilliant! I want to kiss the creator of this law. It means you don't need an officiant or a formal wedding event. We knew our two witnesses would be Bill and Louise! At this point we had not yet picked our wedding date, but the risk of not having Louise there due to her illness was not a chance we wanted to take.

 

So we went to the courthouse, got the paperwork right before the 4th of July, and we drove up to Ohio -- walked into their house and said "Will you marry us?"

They said yes! Thankfully!! :) So, as a result we were married on paper by Bill and Louise on July 1st 2018. It was truly so special! Bill and Louise have been married 65 years!! LIKE WHAT?!?!
Most of the world can only dream to have a love as wonderful and as long.


Two days later --by chance-- we found our venue and they had LITERALLY ONE DATE OPEN
 -- so we booked it!!

Fate, I tell you! 
So our wedding is April 27, 2019 in Ohio and the only thing we hope for is that Bill and Louise are sitting in the front row. <3

All my love and please send lots of prayers,
Alex

12 comments :

  1. Such a beautiful story.Congratulations Alex & Nate! My thoughts and prayers are with your families and with Louise. God Bless her and let her be healthy and strong to be in the front row at your April wedding. All my love!
    Lois Ment.

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  2. Aww how sweet Alex! I am so happy for you and NAte! Louise will be in my prayers...love you Alex!

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  3. My name is Barbara Lucas by the way my comment up there ^^^ lol> I've been a fan since you were on Fox 4!

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    1. Thanks Barbara!! <3 adore you! I actually met Nate when I was working for Fox 4 <3 Hope all is well! And thanks for following along on our journey! xo

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  4. Yay, it's official! So happy for you two. Met you on Periscope, trying to cook for Nate. You've come a long way baby!! All the way from Florida, wishing you nothing less than God's best!

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  5. I need to meet Nate, because he makes you so happy!!! Love you!!!

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  6. LOVE this story. How sweet and special to have Bill and Louise as your witnesses. At the end of the day, yes it's fun to have a big wedding and a party, but this is what marriage is really all about <3

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  7. Congratulations Cousin Alex to You and Nate on your marriage!!! 🎉❤️🎊 Your story is so moving and touching! Very special to have Sir Bill and Madam Louise to be witnesses and to have their blessings!!! No better marital blessings than from a Couple who has been married for 65 years!!! Phenomenal!!! You and Nate are so blessed. My parents were married almost 63 years (short of two months).

    Almighty God’s perfect peace, amazing grace and unconditional love in abundance to You and Nate. I wish you both many, many years of marital bliss!!!

    Please know that I will keep Madam Louise in my prayers for healing of her body in Jesus Name.

    Very Respectfully and Sincerely,

    Cousin Medea

    Aloha🌺

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