Peace & Rick Marriage Signing

Today, the eighth of August, 2014, my Ghanaian partner Peace Nanafio and I were married in a civil ceremony at the Registrar General’s Office in Accra. We arrived early and were given a bouquet of plastic flowers and a slip of paper with the number 4, our position in the queue. By our 9AM start time there were at least six more couples seated in the queue. We were asked to enter the room where the ceremony was to take place and we witnessed couple number 3. Then it was our turn.

Exchange of Rings

The ceremony was conducted by a well-dressed gentleman in a “political suit,” a suit jacket with short sleeves.

Congratulations from the Registrar

The whole process took no more than 15 minutes - one of the most efficient government operations I’ve experienced in Ghana!

Peace looked spectacular in a simple white dress, which she picked out with her good friend Suzie.

The Beautiful Bride

And again

Peace and Her Accra Sister Mercy Exit the Hall

The Whole Crew Pose for the Camera

Just the Ladies

Just the Gents

The Bride & Groom

Rick, Peace & Kofi

STHEYA People (Our Church Group)

Rick's Band Buddies ++

Rick's Witnesses, Brian & Dawn Conklin

The Groom

The Bride

The Bride Can Strike a Pose!

With Peace's Mother Grace Ntim and Cousin Charles

Peace & Mom

Peace & Son Kofi

Charles & Rick

Rick, Peace & Kofi

With sister Veronica and Her brother Emmanuel

More Congratulations from STHEYA Friends

Chilling at Barclays Club House

A few of us got together after the signing at the Barclays Bank Club House for drinks and lunch.

Chilling Later at the Barclays Club House

Julie Tells Peace How it Is

Peace and Our Good Neighbour Fred MacBruce

Stay Tuned

It was great to have our very dear friends share this happy day. In two weeks we will be celebrating our traditional marriage in true Ghanaian style. Watch out!