Around the time of my last column, my spouse, Richard, and I went to Vancouver and were legally married. The process was so heartwarming that I can only hope that we all have the opportunity to take this giant step.
After booking our flights and accommodations, we contacted an official marriage commissioner, Maureen Hunter, who kindly agreed to conduct our wedding, and to provide two witnesses and a photographer. Marriage commissioners, in Canada, are appointed by the province and conduct purely secular weddings. For this they receive a fee of $100 Canadian.