Paris Diaries

New use for an old thing.
March 20, 2009, 5:15 pm
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No one but us, we thought, would even be interested in the posting of our bans, or Publication du Mariage, at the local mairie.  (At most, the only other person might be the clerk whose job it is to make sure this kind of thing gets done right.)  But in any event, that is quite OK with us; we are ecstatic!

Today, we received in the mail an unexpected letter, which we knew had something to do with our upcoming civil ceremony because of the way Riot’s name was written.  (Recall that the mairie refused to switch the order of Riot’s name so he’s now officially known by his middle name instead.)  Is it something official?  What’s the problem now?  We nervously ripped it open only to find a friendly solicitation from some wedding photographer.

Vous avez décidé vous marier, permettez-moi de vous féliciter,” she wrote.

Thank you, we thought.  Someone else besides the nuptial couples and the dedicated city hall clerks actually cares about these bans.


[As always, be sure to check out the rest of our Parisdise afterward for much, much more!]