Marmelita And I Married May 17th, 2010
Marmelita and I decided to hold our official civil ceremony separately, May 17th, as soon as possible after getting all of the documents together. The official documents are time sensitive, and we did not want to have to start in on that months long hassle of red tape again from the beginning. Our church wedding will be June 26th, for several reasons, including it is the full moon, and the time it takes to custom tailor a wedding dress and suit, and the availability of the dates for the church, coinciding with where we want to hold the reception.
The civil ceremony and reception at the Dawn on the Amazon Explorers Club Lounge was supposed to be a smaller quieter affair than it turned out, but that was not entirely unexpected knowing Latin American families like I do. There were around 15 or 20 aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends on hand to help celebrate. We had a case of champagne cooled down and only one bottle left at the end of the day. I celebrated and drank my share.
Marmelita spent most of Sunday, until midnight, preparing the reception meal. She boiled chicken for broth to cook a large pot of rice with vegetables in, but the hardest part was stuffing the sweet peppers. Two pineapples were peeled and decorated with olives, and cheese cubes. The main course was fritats. There was more than enough food, and we all enjoyed the afternoon.
After eating and drinking too much champagne I needed my siesta. When I woke up and got going, I downloaded the photos and sorted out the ones for this article that tell the story. Then I went back downstairs to the Dawn on the Amazon Café for dinner. I decided to continue treating myself so I ordered my favorite, the steamed fish and stuffed baked potato with a salad. Mike Collis came along and we visited. Marshall was there with his wife Blanca. It was the first time I had met Blanca, a nice Peruvian woman. They told me they have been married for 25 years. Marshall wanted me to know he thought Peruvian women made the best wives in the world. That is when I told them I had been married for 6 hours. They were amazed, and we had a good laugh.
Marmelita and I married May 17th, 2010
Bill and Marmelita Grimes wish you the best.
Bill Grimes and Marmelita Grimes are happily married. To read more of the story of how they became married, click these links;