Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Mazel tov to me



So last night I finally married. Since becoming an Ordained Clergy Member in 2005, I have finally put it to good use and civilly married my friends Mark and Sura. Everything went without a hitch, except for the fact that Mark doesn't wear a ring and Sura was already wearing one and a majority of the vows I had written involved the ring ceremony. But everyone played along just fine allowing me to change the ring vows into the past tense ("Sura, I gave you this ring" instead of give) and then Sura saying "Mark, I give you this invisible ring". It was great.

Only prob came when we were filling out the marriage certificate and we didn't know if Sura should sign with her new surname or her old. So we had to track down my marrige mentor, Rabbi Josh Yuter, who by the way is a hard man to find. I called like 15 people to finally get his number, but most people didn't answer when they saw it was me calling them. Why do you all screen your calls from me? What if I was calling you to tell you that Justin Timberlake stopped by my apartment for an impromptu concert (and later a snogging session) and I was calling to invite you (to the concert, not the snogging). Would you not answer then? Anyway, I reached Josh and after careful investigation we decided Sura should sign with her new last name. Done deal. We had a great time. I'll post more pics once the wedding guests upload them. Anyway, I am off to find a mailbox to mail the marriage certicate (according to ordinance 11C it is one of my officiant responsibilities). Catch you later!

7 comments:

Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

mazal tov and yishar koahh!

SusQHB said...

I did it mainly for the segula points. Segula challah is great and all, but actually being in the wedding. Thats huge!

Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

does that mean i get segula points for being the mashgiahh at a wedding this past sunday? score!

Drew_Kaplan said...

congrats!
but really, why would JT show up at your apt.?

SusQHB said...

You never know Drew. You never know. Mazel tov to you man! Hey, did you save any challah from your wedding?

ZK said...

I didn't answer your call b/c I was at a damn meeting at Shul. Where else would I be spending my spare time?

Mark Dredze said...

Actually, I am pretty sure she should sign with her old last name. Once the marriage takes place, the state will allow her to change her name (usually without charge or much hassle). However, at the time of marriage, her name hasn't been changed yet. In all likelihood, the state won't care.

Congratulations. I really like the picture.