A New York wedding
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March 10th, 2006 – by: missandrea81
The day and weather was beautiful.
We had received our marriage license the day before so we knew where we had to go. Yesterday a nice security guard with a big friendly smile on his face had taken one short look at us and said:" I know where you two love birds are headed, through that door, elevator down the hall, third floor, marriage licenses.
Well, today we were standing in line to get into the place. There was about 15 other very dressed up couples, which pretty much gave away what they were here for. It was now noon. So we got in line to get married. hahaha Let me say, the red dress and hubby in his dress uniform did turn heads though. If you turn heads in New York City you should either be proud of yourself or make sure you have clothes on or toilet paper dragging behind you.
The security check went by very fast. They didn't search me at all. I guess terrorists seldom dress up as brides.
We got upstairs and then the waiting began. The line did not seem to get shorter at all. Good thing was that my sister and brother in law were able to make it in plenty of time for the ceremony. They were flying in from Florida and were taking a cab from JFK airport. So after they showed up we were pretty much more then ready to go. After a while they asked all the couples and closest family to move from the hallway into one big room. Since it just turned 2pm and the city hall was closing at 3:30pm a terrible thought crossed my mind. I was thinking to myself, if they were going to have all the couples line up in a circle and do a combined ceremony, pointing at each couple and saying "You're married. Now, get out!!". Wow! hahaha That did not turn out to be the case though.
We were the third couple to be called.
Since my feet were already killing me at this point we decided it was a better idea to move the car closer to the World Financial Center. I never found out how much uncle had to pay for parking there. lol
Cousin took a bunch of pictures of us inside the World Financial Center before we ended up being "kicked out" by the security, because we hadn't paid for a photography permit.
We had a room for the night at the New York Helmsley Hotel. Which we only saw for a clothes change and then after an all night bar hopping tour for about 4 hours of sleep. lol We did have a nice view though. THE END
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