She said yes.
Vanuatu, August 2011.
And yes, we’ll be flying there by plane. (ZOMG THE HYPOCRISY.)
UPDATE: Although the Vanuatu Marriage Act might give us pause:
3. The District Registrar shall then address the parties together in the following words –
“You owe to one another mutual fidelity, support and assistance. The husband is the head of the family, but he shall exercise this function in its common interest, the wife combining with him to ensure its orderly conduct and in particular to assist in the proper upbringing of the children. The wife may fulfil the functions of the husband as head of the family if for any reason the husband is unable to do so. The husband shall be primarily responsible for the material welfare of the family and shall furnish the necessities of life according to his ability. The choice of the family home shall rest with the husband and the wife shall live with him and the husband shall be bound to allow her to do so.”
That’s before a district registrar. We’d better find out about the alternatives via “local custom”, although I’m not hugely optimistic that they’ll be much better.
And here I was thinking that at least we’d escape having to have the celebrant read out the homophobic Howard propaganda he inserted into the Marriage Act – and forced on every marrying Australian couple – in 2004. Damnit.