Yes, we finally got married despites all the evolving changes due to Covid-19 and last minutes paperwork's SNAFU. Which continued upon our return from our short honeymoon. Apparently we forgot to signed a sworn declaration of our intend to be married. So we did afterward, got to keep the paper trail in due form :-)
The other hiccups were about, proving both our former spouses were dead. For which, one required a death certificate, with out one it is apparently easier to kill someone in person than on paper.
And being a Catholic wedding, needed a more recent copy of my baptistere. The last one I have dated from 1962, the year I started school. Never needed another since :-)
Should had been a easy task, contact my church and ask to be send a new copy. But with the current pandemic situation churches have been shut down for a while. Of the only two churches I went to in Quebec, one burned down and the other is manned by little old volunteer ladies, have no web presence, only a phone and a fax. Took a while to get thru...First I had to get the contact info... Which I finally got by getting in touch with a nearby church that had a web presence and talking to a nice lady.
They say it takes two weeks to process my request; Go down to the archives, dust off the right albums, folio etc hand transcribed the info, have someone sign it off as being a certified true copy and bla bla.
It was Sep 9th before I finally got thru, rushed my money to them and waited 2 weeks, on the third started to get anxious (me and the father, without it cannot be married in church). Turns out they did not mailed it, expecting me to come picked it up... Noooo, I'm in Nova Scotia! Then they called me back cannot find it. Somehow they made a new one on the same day I last spoke to them and mailed it the same day. It arrived on the last Friday prior to wedding...just in time.
Meanwhile, we went along with our wedding plans. We thought of rescheduling at a later date, but we thought: No idea how long this pandemic will last and the after effects, so postpone until when??
It quickly became obvious also that most of my family could not be present, being from Quebec and Ontario, they would have to spent 14 days in quarantine prior to wedding, only to repeat the same back home. We cannot asked anyone to spend almost a month (28 days) in quarantine, especially if they are still working... :-(
The next big hurdle was waiting to find out IF we would be even allowed inside the church and under which conditions?
Here inside our Atlantic bubble, our churches have re-opened, but only to a limited number of persons.
First it was 10, 15, now 50 persons maximum allowed inside. That meant every times trying to figured out who would be allowed inside?? To that number of 50 subtract the Priest, the Deacon, and 2 helpers, down to 46. And of course, everyone that was allowed inside had to give their contact info for tracing purpose, if God forbid, someone test later positive for Covid.
All that to say, we made it :-)
Here's a few pics from our wedding taken by friends, we have not seen our official pictures yet, we just got back from our honeymoon.