We just got back from our vacation in Hawaii (pictures, etc. coming soon), and we got legally married while we were there! See:
What does this mean? – right now it’s a little confusing. Twenty some-odd states recognize our marriage, as does the federal government (after the Supreme Court overturned DOMA last year), but twenty some-odd other states, including Texas, don’t recognize us as married. Fun times ahead!
Why wasn’t I invited? – since we had a ceremony with our family and friends five years ago, this was just a quick civil ceremony. (although Jonathan and Sarah were there, but they were in Hawaii already 🙂 )
Are you changing your names? – Nope!
Are you changing your email addresses? – Umm, nope!
Where are the real pictures? – coming sometime once we settle back into Austin life. If you like pictures of us with varying proportions of happiness to nervousness, you will not be disappointed!
So…not to be rude, but is this a big deal? – Good question! Sort of yes and sort of no. We already considered ourselves married after our previous ceremony, but “making it legal” does have some meaning to it. And of course this means we get to file taxes together, etc.