Married Vagobond!

At 12:12 PM, today, April 6th, Hanane and I were pronounced married! The process was a bummer, but today, we went to the court, asked the clerk about the file, he told us the judge had signed it, so we went to the registrar and got the file and permission slip.

After this we went to her parents house, gathered up her father from the fields where he was tending the sheep and then a taxi ride to the aldul where he filled out the forms, asked us if we had any conditions (Hanane’s was that we remain Muslim and mine was that she be nice, she asked if that included not killing me and I pointed out that nice people don’t kill! – she sort of agreed, but hesitantly….) It’s okay, I can’t think of a better way to die than that anyway.

He filled out the forms and at 12:12 he pronounced us husband and wife. At this point, since her father was there and it is hasuma (shame) to see affection of your children or parents in Morocco, there was no, “You may now kiss the bride”, instead, I kissed her father on the hand and both cheeks and then we went to the family house to celebrate with a lunch of chicken and potatoes.

I’m sure we will do something else, but this is the administrative bits anyway….now we wait for a few days for the marriage certificate, then go back to the translator, then file it with the court…so the nightmare of bureaucracy isn’t over yet…but the good news is we’re married!

I have to admit, I don’t quite know what to think or feel yet, but rest assured, I did make sure to kiss the bride once we were out of view of anyone.


Vago Damitio

Damitio  (@vagodamitio) is the Editor-in-Chief for Vagobond. Life is good. You can also find him on Google+ and at Facebook

8 thoughts on “Married Vagobond!

  • April 6, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Congratulations to you both! I was reading your last post about how long it has taken, you must both be so pleased it’s finally done!

  • April 6, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Thank you Nicole. I think we are both relieved. We can actually walk together in the old medina now without having to be afraid she will get arrested as a false guide and even though we will still have to show our marriage certificate to stay in the same room, we can now stay in the same room. Hamdalluh!

  • April 6, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Congratulations! Did you notice it all went good after I made my posting? Stick with me and you will be among the winners of the day of judgement lol!! ;-) I wish you both a long and happy live together!

  • April 7, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Congrats! Wishing you both much joy! Its amazing isn’t it? Life in general and how things work out? Again, congratulations and wishing you both the best!

  • April 8, 2010 at 7:17 am

    welcome to the club, next stop patriach vagobond.

  • April 8, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS to you both! I am thrilled for you and you will be in my every prayer for a most wonderful union of love. I love you.

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  • April 28, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Hey congrats mang!

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