Monday, October 27, 2008

I'm married!

PG's hand on top of CP's. You can't tell from the picture, but our rings are white gold.

Gentle Readers,


I never ever thought I would see this day. I am almost entirely beyond words at this point, so this post will be short.


The day I met Mindy June, playing Trivial Pursuit at college back in 1984, I never would have imagined in a million years that she would, twenty-four years later, be standing in the middle of a park in San Diego pronouncing me legally married to a guy I loved.


In 1984 I never ever would have imagined myself standing amongst a circle of twenty-two beloved friends and family members getting married to Poor George. Yet it did happen, on October 25, 2008!


Poor George left for New York this morning, where he will have to live, apart from me, for the next few months while he sorts out our affairs there. PG was followed by my sister and her husband. And this afternoon I said farewell to my parents and to Mindy June; everyone had to travel a long distance back to their own lives. I cried for half an hour after the last good-bye.


I don't know why I should feel so sad, because marrying George was one of the happiest moments of my life. I guess it's just the rush of emotion after such an emotional weekend. But even with the post-partum sadness, I wouldn't trade this weekend for anything in the world.


Mindy did such a beautiful job with the ceremony that I can't yet describe it adequately. Instead, I simply suggest you read her transcript here.


I'll blog more details about everything once I've gotten a grip on myself.


Love to you all,

CP

39 comments:

Some Guy said...

That is so excellent, CP!!! I am thrilled for you two. I read Mindy June's post. It sounded like a lovely ceremony. I hope you have a wonderful life together and that the Mormons are foiled with this whole ridiculous Prop 8 business.

Chris said...

Congratulations, CPW! We are thrilled for you and can't wait to read your "married life" posts.

jin said...

I so loved your vows!
Congratulations you two!
Now that's what marriage is about.
...I don't know what else to say...
just so happy for you two!!!
I may have even got a 'lil teary eyed... but if you ever tell anyone I'll deny!
*cyber hugs*

GrizzBabe said...

C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S!!!

I am SO happy for you two.

Did you uproot your life so that you could enjoy the benefits of marriage in Cali?

Amazing love.

Dale said...

It sounds like it was a perfect day! Congratulations married men!

michaelg said...

Bravo! Congratulations and many best wishes for the years ahead!

Beth said...

I can't begin to write how thrilled and happy I am. it's lovely when two people who deserve each other can marry and celebrate that love. Congratulations, CP and PG!

BTW, when can I host the post-marital lingerie shower?

wonderturtle said...

Hooray! I am brimming with happiness for both of you. Congratulations!

Bubs said...

Congratulations and best wishes to you both! What a fantastic and lovely event.

Everyone here sends their love.

Cap'n Ergo "XL" Jinglebollocks said...

That is perfectly wonderful!! How's the honeymoon going??

I'm havin' CAKE for dinner!!

Esther said...

Awww, what an incredible, beautiful picture. I got choked up when I saw it and I don't know either of you! Much, much happiness today and forever! And I think Poor George needs a new name. Now that you have each other, you're both very rich men.

chelene said...

Congratulations to you both! I read Mindy June's transcript and it was as lovely and moving as I knew it would be!

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Congrats my friend. I wish you and PG many years of happiness and love. I'mglad you guys got hitched before the fucking Mormons take that right away from others.

Eebie said...

Felicications!!! Avec beaucoup d'amour, eebie.

Elizabeth McQuern said...

Congratulations! I read Melinda June's account of the day on her blog. Love and hugs to you both!!

XO XO

Marni said...

Soooo happy for you guys.

I read Mindy's post and was brought to tears. You guys deserve all the happines in the world!

Bluez said...

Cheers to you an George! Keep thinking about the good times ahead, George will be there before you know it! I'm so happy for you guys.

Doc said...

It couldn't have happened to two nicer people!

Now that you are hitched, you might be needing some advice from an old married man and if you need some, ask Bubs. I've been at this for eleven years and I'm still making it up as I go.

Congrats to you both!

Much love,
Doc

Echo said...

CONGRATS!!! What awesome news! Good luck to you and George!

Much love,

Echo

Cormac Brown said...

Congratulations from the (Procrastinator) family and may you have even more happiness the coming years!

Prosperity, longevity, love, and health!

Cormac, The Missus and The Kid

BeckEye said...

Awww, so sweet! Congratulations. I'm so happy for you and George.

Dino aka Katy said...

Oh I am so happy for you too. Congratulations. I have several friends that have been able to get married - I know how much this meant to them as they for the longest time never thought they'd be able too. Grumpy and I wish you all the happiness in the world.

GETkristiLOVE said...

Very awesome CP, congrats! I hope PG joins you out there soon so you don't have to get a grip on yourself very frequently. ;)

Mombi said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for the two of you!

gizmorox said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you both. Congrats!

Grant Miller said...

Congratulations!!!

Madame Leiderhosen said...

Well Done! Loved the Vows and Demands section! (Mindy is brilliant, but I reckon you came up with that part.)

Very best congratulations and a long and happy life together to you both!

lulu said...

Much happiness to you both.


xoxoxox


lu

Gifted Typist said...

That is beautiful. Congratulations to both of you.

Tanya Espanya said...

Aw, jeez, this is so fantastic! Congratulations!

Please please give me your damn mailing address already so I can send you something.

I'm not a stalker.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Congrats.

BTW, where was Mama Gin? Did she attend the ceremony?
Just wondering.
Tina

Mnmom said...

Congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy marriage! How wonderful! The transcript was beautiful. I can certainly see why you cried.

deadspot said...

Congratulations, CP! Congratulations, Poor George! I loved your vows to each other.

KK said...

Congrats CP! I hope the mormon church sent you a little something in the way of a present for your marriage.

SkylersDad said...

Congratulations!!!!

Sorry I am late to the party with my well wishes, but they mean the same anywho!!

Margie & David said...

It was genuinely beautiful. Done in the gorgeous Balboa Park with family & friends...and Jacob smiling down on all!!

Madam Z said...

Are you still accepting congratulations? I hope so, because I sincerely want to add mine. I know you and PG will live happily ever after. (Madam Z knows all...)

Alan said...

Congratulations you guys!

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.