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In which one is married

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This morning at 10am, in total privacy, we were married by the mayor. Our two witnesses were the deputy mayor and a councilman. By 10:30 we were having champagne (yes, morning champagne) and pastries, very kindly organized by the secretary at the town hall. We wore black, everyday clothes. It was all very low-key and casual, which was exactly what Mike and I wanted. Afterwards we took the dogs for a walk at the park.

These are our last few days in central France, real time pictures of the new house coming next week!

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45 comments on “In which one is married

  1. Ruth
    March 2, 2015

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you!

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  2. inspiredbythedivine1
    March 2, 2015

    Congrats!

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  3. karenjane369
    March 2, 2015

    This is lovely news. It sounds like a perfect day. xx

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    • Mr. Merveilleux
      March 2, 2015

      It’s been excellent 😀

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      • Gigi
        April 28, 2015

        I heard the anti-gay blogger Katy Faust say that you two are friends. Is that true?

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      • Mr. Merveilleux
        April 28, 2015

        Have we met?

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  4. makagutu
    March 2, 2015

    Congratulations!

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  5. john zande
    March 2, 2015

    Well done! Are the rings anything special or unique? I suspect, yes…

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  6. roughseasinthemed
    March 2, 2015

    What good news. I thought you weren’t going to bother, but whatever, very many congratulations and hope you continue to have a happy life together.

    We went for minimal attendees, ie two witnesses, but we had three gatecrashers! The cheek of it.

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    • Mr. Merveilleux
      March 2, 2015

      We weren’t, but the lawyers here explained that not marrying left us both in a precarious position because if one of us kicked the bucket, the other would be liable for 60% inheritance tax on the deceased’s assets- and neither one of us wants to make that sort of gift to the government 😉

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      • roughseasinthemed
        March 2, 2015

        Then that’s an excellent reason 😉 incident ly nothing wrong with champagne in the morning. My mother liked a glass at 11am.

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      • Gigi
        April 28, 2015

        Congratulations!

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  7. john zande
    March 2, 2015

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  8. foolsmusings
    March 2, 2015

    Very cool, congratulations to both of you. 🙂

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  9. Colin
    March 2, 2015

    Welcome to the state of the petty bourgeoisie. It is lovely here. But now you have to start to wear matching track suits, and fuss about IPAs and the recycling schedules. xD

    Congratulations, to both of you!

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    • Mr. Merveilleux
      March 4, 2015

      Little bastard 😛
      People keep talking about recycling here in France, but do you think it’s really true? I don’t see why I should be separating the trash. There was no such thing in Spain.

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  10. Arkenaten
    March 2, 2015

    Congratulations.All the very best.

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  11. acflory
    March 2, 2015

    Pinky! -huge hugs- Please pass some of those hugs on to Mike as well. Now excuse me while I go blow my nose…-sniff-

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  12. metan
    March 2, 2015

    Yippee for the both of you! 😀

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  13. secretmom2013
    March 3, 2015

    Congratulations!

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  14. Clare Flourish
    March 3, 2015

    Congratulations. It does not make the relationship, but recognition from the law still matters. I am delighted to read this.

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    • Mr. Merveilleux
      March 3, 2015

      And I’m delighted to hear from you. I’ll have internet again shortly, and my offer stands now that one has ‘arrived’. 😉

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      • Clare Flourish
        March 9, 2015

        How delightful! I would love to take you up on that. Please email me.

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  15. David J
    March 3, 2015

    Congratulations, and very best wishes for the future.

    (And I really admire the fact you have done it in a low key way.)

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    • Mr. Merveilleux
      March 4, 2015

      Thanks! We’ve been together for nearly 15 years, so (either one of us) getting away with a virginal white dress and a veil would have been pushing it 😀

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      • David J
        March 5, 2015

        And of course white is such a difficult colour to pull off… 🙂

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  16. wcs
    March 5, 2015

    Félicitations !

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  17. appletonavenue
    March 5, 2015

    Big hugs! I’m so happy for you. It sounds like a beautiful day; very special. Thanks for sharing it with us. I love the photo. You just keep getting better looking.

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  18. Vickie Lester
    March 6, 2015

    In which one is overjoyed to hear the news! My best to you both, and can’t wait to see the new house. xox, V

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  19. Askme
    March 11, 2015

    You are so handsome. All the best to you and Mike!

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  20. Charmaine Martin
    April 2, 2015

    Weddings, even “just a legal contract for asset protection” weddings, call for gifts.
    My own favorite wedding gift is one I can give AND keep, because it is words. They were scrawled in an aged hand on a gift enclosure card. After 42 years, I have no recollection of the tangible item they accompanied, but the words have remained fresh and true. I give them to you and Mike. (They are from the Book of Common Prayer.):

    May you be, each to the other,
    A strength in need,
    A counselor in perplexity,
    A comfort in sorrow, and
    A companion in Joy.

    Blessings on your house and the life you are building together.

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  21. Carolina Courtland
    April 22, 2015

    I’m so happy for you! Congratulations handsome!

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  22. Carolina Courtland
    April 22, 2015

    As a wedding present, I will have a bunch of my selfies hardbound just for you and your new hubby to use on your coffee table. What’s your address?

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  23. stvrsnbrgr
    June 9, 2015

    Alors, c’est merveilleux! Congratulations gents.

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  24. boyslikeme
    June 29, 2015

    I’m so sorry I missed this, I’ve been a little, erm, indisposed! CONGRATULATIONS chaps!

    Also thanks for the great work you do on here..it doesn’t go unnoticed or unappreciated!

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