The lowdown: its 62 days until our wedding and I'm just way too overwhelmed by all the grandiose phoniness. My mom has taken over and made it into HER wedding, so much that I'm afraid in all the chaos of that day that Steve and I will forget the real reason why we are there.
So...my best friend is a non-denominational licensed minister. She is willing to marry us in a VERY small ceremony at the park. (Just us, her & her husband and our two witnesses) I know this will be more meaningful and special and more along my fiancé's and my tastes. Neither of us is happy with the flashy traditional weddings our mothers want, we feel its meaningless and spoiled
If we are married by my friend then can we still have the Catholic ceremony in September? Or will the Church forbid us? I know they have some strict rules (my anger at that hypocrisy will be saved for another day)
Any thoughts are appreciated