Santa Maria

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We are excited to be getting married in such a beautiful church, Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta (church of the assumption of Saint Mary, the mother of Jesus). How fitting then, that we… Continue reading

Vetitum Lifted!

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So it was with much disappointment that we found out back in June that a vetitum (latin for veto) had been placed on my getting married in the Catholic Church by the Seattle… Continue reading

Cutting Through the Red Tape!

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So it’s been exactly one week since I said “screw this”, I am not going to wait a couple of months to get my birth certificate through all the New York City/State hoops… Continue reading

Redtape! Redtape! Redtape! Part 2

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Well the wedding is currently on hold (see Vetitum), but eventually we expect to be able to satisfy the church, set a new date, and move forward with the wedding. In the mean… Continue reading

Vetitum

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We were, of course, ecstatic a few weeks ago when we learned that the annulment of my prior marriage had been granted. Last week, however, I learned that there were some strings attached… Continue reading

Redtape! Redtape! Redtape! Part 1

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It’s easy to get overwhelmed and give up at what we need to do in order to get married in the Catholic Church in Italy. It’s staggering to think of the sheer quantity… Continue reading

Discouraged, but not defeated…

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As John F. Kennedy said… we choose to go to the moon marry in Tuscany in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal… Continue reading

That Dress Has a Long Train…

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As Paul described, Tuesday was a tough day.. All the complicating factors involved in our desire to marry in Tuscany, and of course, the loss of the dress, which I took particularly hard.… Continue reading

Struggling

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Well today we seemed to move a few steps backwards in terms of getting married. Or at least it seemed that way. First, I called the Honorary Italian Consulate in Seattle. They are… Continue reading

The dress…

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Sometimes “the dress” takes on a life of it’s own, consuming it’s prospective owner. I wanted to keep it simple and early on decided that this decision was best made with Paul. No… Continue reading