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Q You did WHAT?
A Erin and Keith have finally ended the speculation and living in sin, and have officially tied the knot. By which, yes, we mean we got married.

Q When?
A The day of infamy celebration was Friday, 24 May 2002.

Q Where?
A Our ceremony took place on the island of Bali, in Indonesia. Specifically, we held it in the gardens outside a Baliense temple at the Sheraton Laguna Hotel in Nusa Dua.

Q Why Bali?
A Because Hawaii's been done.

Q So is it legal in the US, too?
A We're told that the Indonesian document we signed is, indeed, a valid marriage license that is fully recognized in the United States, as well. They provided a separate piece of paper that purportedly contains an English translation of the certificate, although we are a little skeptical, seeing as how the word "Death" was actually on top, until it was crossed out, and the word"marrij" written over it in red crayon.

Q Are there pictures?
A Yes. We had plenty of photos taken with our digital camera, and by a professional protographer before, during, and after the ceremony. A collection of the photos we're allowing other people to see is available here on our web site.

Q What kind of wedding was it?
A The ceremony was a fairly basic Protestant ceremony, because our only other choices were Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic (none of which we qualify for), or Roman Catholic (in which case, we'd still be standing there). Indonesian bureaucracy required that this immediately be followed by a civil version, which felt like some kind of a "do-over" (but what do we care, we got to kiss again). It was brief, yet elegant and charming, and there was none of that bouquet tossing or garter removal crap.

The unique twist to the ceremony, however, was that we chose to do it in traditional Balinese dress, giving it that exotic flair we were seeking.

Q What does "traditional Balinese" mean?
A Hang on, we're getting to that! The bride and groom are dressed up in traditional Balinese wedding outfits, which goes all the way to include dress, headpiece, keris (ceremonial dagger), and so on. You can take a look at the photos and see what we mean.

Q Wow, cool! Did you get to keep the outfits?
A No, but if you could feel how heavy those headdresses were, you'd be as happy to get rid of them as we were.

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