My Chiropractor, Dr. Michelle Clark was such a big help to me that when she asked my help with her web site naturally I accepted. Last night we met at a coffee shop with free Internet access and when I asked what was new and Dr. Clark told me she had gotten married on Christmas Day!
She also told me the story of her marriage in a box. Since this was a second time for both Dr. C and her new man and she told me she did not need a white dress and a big ceremony again. After debating with her family and his family about the best location she finally went out and got a marriage license a few days before Christmas. She put it, a white veil, rings, vows, and a Bible in a big box for her family's traditional white elephant gift exchange. (For those unfamiliar with this American and Canadian Christmas game each person contributes one gift to the game, and ultimately each guest receives one different gift from the game).
Her sister got the marriage-in-a-box and so officiated. At first the family treated it as a big joke, laughing, and making a farce of some of the traditional rituals, but at the end Dr. Clark had the last laugh and surprised everyone by signing the license and sealing the deal. My hearty congratulations to the Bride and Groom on an original way to tie the knot.