We were finally through the stuff to be done in Fremont and had picked up Joe's ring at Oakview Mall in Omaha, when we looked at each other-- we had the rings, we had the license, I knew that Charlie (the owner of Next Millennium) was legally ordained to do weddings. We were laughing most of the time, stopped at a gas station for some energy drinks, and then said, why not-- we headed to NM to see if Charlie would be able to perform an impromptu ceremony.
"Charlie," we asked, "How short is the short version of a wedding and would you be able to do it now?"
We were standing nonchalantly in front of the store counter, laughing and talking with Charlie and Nikki and a customer. Charlie asked us several times if we were marrying of our own free will...yes, we assured him...and he would ask again, two or three times. Finally he said, "Okay, you're married!"
I clapped my hands to my face in utter surprise and said, "Are you serious?!"
Yup, he was. And that's how easy that was. Nikki and the female customer were our two witnesses.