Thursday, May 17, 2012

Have you heard the news?

Some of you have. Many of you might have guessed. The primary purpose of our trip to New York State this year was to get married. Today is our one week anniversary, having got married last Thursday in Albany's Washington Park.

The newlyweds! 10 May 2012.

Our ceremony was brief but very nice. We are more than grateful for our friends Lorraine, Lou, Evelyn, and Lewis who were on hand to support us. Special thanks go to Pat, who officiated, and her husband Richard, who also attended. After our ceremony in the park, we enjoyed a nice lunch at Jack's Oyster House downtown.

We didn't announce this in advance because we wanted to be sure we had everything we needed to get the license. In fact, there was a minor glitch, but the ladies in City Hall went the extra mile to make sure we got our license. And we didn't want to blog about it until we could share the news with our families.

So, it's official. After a thirty year engagement, Ken and I finally tied the knot.

71 comments:

  1. Really marvellous news, Walt. (No, I hadn't guessed.) Sincere congratulations to both of you - you make a handsome, delightful couple. Wishing you a long and very happy marriage. Love to you and your hubby.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Congratulations !!
    May the next thirty years be happy ones !!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Such fantastic news! Félicitations!

    ReplyDelete
  4. That's so amazing guys, you make such a cute couple. Congratulations!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Congratulations from Tim and me!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Can't wait to see you back here in France. We'll have to plan a celebratory lunch. Congratulations on all the plans coming together.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks for sharing the good news! It made our day. Andy and Christa

    ReplyDelete
  8. Congratulations. Many, many, many happy returns of this anniversary!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Congratulations!! Hope you have many, many more happy years together. Great photo of the two of you :-)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Aw YAY!! That is so beautiful!! Congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
  11. This is wonderful news! Félicitations - Congratulations. I wish you a very happy and long life together. And I didn't have a clue!! But now that I know, I'm even more thrilled to see you both again in little over two weeks time and to crack open a bottle of Vouvray with you.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Walt,

    Congratulations you handsome devil! May you and your lucky husband enjoy many years of marital bliss.

    Ron

    ReplyDelete
  13. Congratulations to the happy couple!
    "First comes love, second comes marriage,..."
    I hope someone set you both down for "the talk".
    That is so great!
    Your Friend, m.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Big Big Congratulatory hugs and kisses to you both. I'm pretending like our dinner was your bachelor party :-)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Fantastic......felicitations......that is excellent......I am so happy for you.....my state (va) needs to get out of the dark ages.....hope the sun returns for the last part of your trip

    ReplyDelete
  16. I never saw that coming. Congrats.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Congratulations! Very exciting!

    ReplyDelete
  18. OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tears are rolling down my cheeks and I am absolutely BURSTING (BURSTING!!!!!!!!!) with excitement for you two! Sorry if my comment yesterday forced your hand on blogging about this, but the thought hadn't even occurred to me until Ken's second comment about the church folks practicing, "Here comes the bride", and I was really only kidding (but, secretly, hoping it was true!).

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Isn't it fun?! Even after so many years, it's a special, special thing. I AM SO EXCITED AND HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!

    Judy

    ReplyDelete
  19. Wow! Well done to you both...and your photo is absolutely wonderful...a great day for you both. Congratulations. Louise

    ReplyDelete
  20. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you both!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Joyous news! Congrats from Gustav, Munson and me! Mike

    ReplyDelete
  22. I am so very happy for you both and wishing you many more years of happiness together. Reading your good news has brought tears to my eyes.

    ReplyDelete
  23. That is exciting news. I am happy for you and Ken!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I got tears again reading your announcement. There was magic in the air that day. Love this photo so much

    Judy, you are a sleuth!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Herzliche Glueckwuensche aus Oesterreich.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Congratulations Walt, from Norma and me. You and Ken truly deserve every happiness. You have brought such joy into Ken's life, and we both feel so privileged to get to know you over the past year.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Congratulations! May you have many more years of love & happiness.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Congrats. We have the bubbly - see you for dinner at Carole and Michaels in a week.
    Sue and Leon

    ReplyDelete
  29. Adding my congrats to all the rest. May you two enjoy many years of wedded bliss!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Walt

    Félicitations de nouveau
    Y &N

    ReplyDelete
  31. Congratulations and Best Wishes! Laurie

    ReplyDelete
  32. Congratulations and very best wishes for the future.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Wow! Hearty congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
  34. It is never too late! My congratulations to you and Ken are sent with sincere wishes. You have shown a fairly recent newcomer to your blogs, like me, what a wonderful life together you are leading and you have lead (what I can gather from reading both old and new blog posts!) I have a big grin on my face from seeing your wedding photos! It is just wonderful. I am so happy for you both! My wish for you two is that you can have many more happy years to share together. My champagne bottle will be popped tonight to toast your happy marriage!

    Mary in Oregon

    ReplyDelete
  35. Congrats!!!!! Shane and I only have 16 more years of engagement left :) Can't wait.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Congratulations, felicitations, here's to another 30 years. Very happy for you both.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Walt, I am so excited for you and wish you nothing but the best! Of course you have been together for 30 years, what luck do you need? You have already found it.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Congratulations! We're waiting until ALL states will recognize our union. Perhaps Monsieur Holland will make you legal in France.

    ReplyDelete
  39. So, so happy for you guys! Hopefully one day soon you will be able to do a repeat in France. :)

    ReplyDelete
  40. Brilliant! Best news for ages!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Congratulations and huge hugs to you both! What great news. Continued happiness in the years to come.

    ReplyDelete
  42. I am thrilled for you both! After all these years of being married, whether the law thought you were or not, it shouldn't make a difference. But it does, doesn't it?!? Wishing you another 30 years of wedded bliss. Congratulations and abrazos to you both from us in Spain!

    ReplyDelete
  43. warmest congratulations!!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Félicitations ! C'est super !

    Vous êtes géniaux, les mecs !!!!!!!!!

    Bises

    Mary

    ReplyDelete
  45. CONGRATULATIONS Brother-in-law. Now I have a Brother-in-Law and a Son-in-Law all in less than a month, Woo Hoo I must be doing something right Love you both

    ReplyDelete
  46. I've been following your blog for years! and this is my first comment. Congratulations!! I am so happy for you! Every blessing to you both. Deborah, Nisswa MN USA

    ReplyDelete
  47. Congratulations to handsome & talented couple.
    Une bénédiction pour votre chambre. J'ai l'honneur de vous envoyer le plus chaleureuses de ce qui concerne.Prendre de moi ... les 30 premières années sont la partie difficile.

    ReplyDelete
  48. Great bigs hugs to you both! Callie and Bert will be so excited when you tell them!

    ReplyDelete
  49. Congratulations to you both and years and years of happiness ahead! I'm so thrilled to hear this wonderful news.

    ReplyDelete
  50. This is wonderful news. Congratulations on the wedding, the 30 happy years behind you, and the many happy years in front of you.

    I tried to comment yesterday but my mother's internet connection goes in and out. Here's hoping this time works.

    ReplyDelete
  51. Thanks everybody! We both appreciate the kind comments. :)

    ReplyDelete
  52. Congratulations. I really like the simplicity of the ceremony, from what you can tell from the photos. Wishing you both many more happy years together.
    Veronica
    UK

    ReplyDelete
  53. Congrats gentlemen! Fun meeting you guys too - uh, for those reading, not at the wedding, but in Montreal.

    ReplyDelete
  54. Mazel tov! Wishing you many, many, many happy years together.

    ReplyDelete
  55. Some more belated congratulations. Well done! And may there be many more good years to come.

    ReplyDelete
  56. Great news. Congratulations.

    ReplyDelete
  57. Damn.
    Every time I 'go away from blog-land" I miss the action...
    A belated congratulations from me as well. This is a splendid picture.

    ReplyDelete
  58. Christine Monsen20 May, 2012 21:16

    Congratulations to both of you, and so happy for you!

    Christine

    ReplyDelete
  59. That's amazing! A massive congratulations to you both. Your smiles say it all. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  60. I am ridiculously happy for you!

    ReplyDelete
  61. Warmest congratulations from Bill and me... we are SO happy for you two!! Beautiful photo.

    ReplyDelete
  62. OMGGGOSH!! Well, Sorry I'm on the scene so late in wishing you both a HUGEEEEEEE Congrats/Best wishes.. Alex DID mention it to me the other day and I was sooo happy to hear .. and I'm just reading this now!

    WOW!! That's such sweet news and Alex and I wish you all the best--- as you continue your lives together... I mean you have been together for so long already... and this is just very symbolic of your vows to one another ... Soo happy!!

    We would LOVEEEE to come and visit you guys this spring.. SPRING--- what spring-- maybe summer.. the weather is still lousy... and I want to bake you something special to celebrate this with you both..

    Hugs,
    Leesa et Alex

    ReplyDelete
  63. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I was crying so hard I accidently deleted my comment. I reposted my it below..

      Delete
  64. I'm crying happy tears! Congratulations! You are a very handsome couple. Best news I've heard all year!

    ReplyDelete
  65. I've only just read this wonderful news and I add my congratulations to the long list ahead of me. Best wishes to you both.

    ReplyDelete
  66. Congratulations! That is such wonderful news.....I am proud to be a New Yorker.

    ReplyDelete
  67. Yes! Congratulations to the two of you. You have been patient and you deserved this. Maybe soon in France. I am pretty confident that at long last, equality of rights will take place.

    ReplyDelete
  68. Congrats to the two of you! And because my name is also Walt and my partner's name is also Ken, I guess we'll have to do the same thing. Next Saturday. It's our second attempt, and hopefully this time it'll be successful. :-)

    ReplyDelete

Pour your heart out! I'm listening.