September 20, 2015 at 12:57 pm #649578Kolobos
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Congratulations!October 7, 2015 at 10:37 am #649579Pencil-Monkey
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Forgive me if a chunk of this sounds blunt, but I need to get it out there. I donâ€™t know if thisâ€™ll make people mad at me, or happy, or something; I just apologize in advanceâ€¦ So here we go!
From what I learned in prior months, it takes a permanent residency 15 months to process when a potential citizen chooses the marriage route when Canadian law is concerned. Granted, this is based off of one of my fianceâ€™s coworkerâ€™s experience, but itâ€™s roughly what weâ€™re expecting.
So, Lockhart and I are technically eloping just to get the legal stuff underway and into the processing pot. I need to get a physical done, submit my fingerprints to the FBI and all sorts of things for my residency to pass. The first step is getting the marriage licencing thing out of the way and go through the other red-tapped layers. While thatâ€™s happening, Iâ€™ll be returning to the states for 12/15 of those months, working and saving up what I can before I move up there on a permanent basis.
This is merely, solely, and absolutely to get the legal stuff out of the way! Thereâ€™s going to be a proper ceremony the following year around the anniversary date (which will be the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend awesomely enough <3 ). Itâ€™ll have the bells and whistles, all within reason of course, dresses, brides maids, a long guest list, the works, I promise!
This weekend, the licence will be officiated to be processed this weekend (Oct. 10th). I was a total dweeb and thought to keep it to myself because I thought since weâ€™re going to continue the fiance mentality about it, it wasnâ€™t going to be that important. However, Iâ€™m finally brave enough to post it publicly and not rely on my mom to test the social-waters for me. Secrets and me donâ€™t really get along anyhow. >.>;
On a plus note, we figured out a Save the Date, which I believe would fall on October 9th, 2016. Iâ€™ll be making the adorable invites and reminders to people, Iâ€™ll be working in the states to save up for a trip to see my buddy Starry and attend her wedding that June, then Iâ€™ll be saving up for my own that following October. Thatâ€™s the plan anyway.
Oh! Fun fact about the province Iâ€™m in: Saskatchewanâ€™s civil ceremonies do not take place in a court room as many people in the United States would expect. In fact, the civil ceremonies take place in Funeral Homes instead! I kid you not, itâ€™s an honest to the cosmos fact. Our Officiator is going to be a Funeral Director, isnâ€™t that awesome? I always wanted to be part of the Adams Family. 🙂
Hey! At least you know itâ€™s going to look pretty when it happens. Itâ€™s just a building..that usually has coffins in it, but itâ€™s fine! I honestly love the quirkiness of it. There is such humor and irony in it, itâ€™s glorious, Iâ€™m going to love every moment of it and finally have a positive emotion when it comes to a funeral home (Lord knows Iâ€™ve been to plenty of funerals).
My mom expressed me an assortment of flowers Iâ€™ll be using for a bouquet too, because sheâ€™s awesome. I arranged them myself and so far Iâ€™m happy with it.
Orange Lilies: The Flower of Saskatchewan, Lockhart’s Home. Who is a growing center of my universe for following years to come.
Five Blue Bonnets: The state flower for Texas, my Home. Five because of the points of â€œThe Lone Starâ€ on our flag. And for balance reasons.
Two Yellow Roses: Also a symbol of Texas, they were also a theme to my motherâ€™s wedding to my father, to represent friendship.
Pictures will be taken and shared the following weekdays, I swear to you all.
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Preemptive congratulations, you two! 😀October 7, 2015 at 1:50 pm #649580ThingAdmin
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Congrats!October 8, 2015 at 10:49 pm #649581Slartibartfast
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Congratulations! Having nearly enjoyed 10 years with my wife I can say the best is yet to come 🙂October 13, 2015 at 1:10 am #649582Heather
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Congratulations! Having nearly enjoyed 10 years with my wife I can say the best is yet to come 🙂
FIngers crossed for the upcoming years indeed! Thank you so muchMay 4, 2016 at 2:02 pm #649583
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