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.
The ceremony was conducted by a well-dressed gentleman in a “political suit,” a suit jacket with short sleeves.
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.
Chilling at Barclays Club House
A few of us got together after the signing at the Barclays Bank Club House for drinks and lunch.
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!