Marmelita And I Married May 17th, 2010

by Captain Bill

Marmelita And I Married May 17th, 2010

It is official, Marmelita and I are married.

It is official, Marmelita and I are married.

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.

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The marriage carriage

The marriage carriage

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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;

Our Last Full Day In Huaraz I Proposed Marriage To Marmelita. Did She Accept?;

Marmelita And I Set The Wedding Date;

Marmelita And Bill Are Happily Married On June 26th 2010;

Wedding Of The Year;

How To Be Successfully Legally Married In Iquitos Peru In 20 Easy Steps;

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Greg May 18, 2010 at 10:56 am

Congratulations! And what a beautiful set of photos!

2 Michael Buzzo May 20, 2010 at 2:54 am

CONGRATULATIONS – FELICITACIONES!!!!!! What a beautifula AND happy couple!!!!

From the Buzzo Boyz…Pappa Dan & the Amazon Man

May you have many, many happy returns!!

Here’s lookin’ at you, ‘kids’…

3 Katty, Michael and Mark Parsons May 25, 2010 at 12:07 am

Bill and Marmelita Congratulations on getting Married. We are sorry we could not be there for your wedding. I know it was a special day for you two. We will be in to see you both when we come back to town or if you two plan to visit good ole’ Indiana before we get back to Iquitos. We are Wishing you two the best,
Katty, Michael and Mark

4 Captain Bill May 25, 2010 at 8:04 am

Thanks Mark, Katty, and Michael, and we remember your wedding well. Hope to see you soon.
Bill and Marmeltia

5 dawn Grimes June 6, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Congrats Daddy & Marmelita! We wish we could have been there! You both look very nice & happy! Love ya both! Love, Dawn:)

6 Captain Bill June 6, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Thanks Dawn, hi honey, I miss you and wish you could have been here with us again. We are happy and hope the same for you. I plan to visit in a couple of months.
Love, Dad

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