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Monday, 24 November 2008

Let's Keep this Civil. Tbilisi, Georgia

November 24, 2008. It was a nice warm day, and indeed a civil ceremony - neither objects nor sharp words were thrown. Tony and Lali were married (in the eyes of the state) in Tbilisi, and retired with their witnesses to Prospero's Books shortly thereafter, where the latter had recently built up a hefty credit in used books, with their witnesses to celebrate on sandwiches, coffee, cheesecake and Bagrationi champagne. They were presented with a delightful gift book by the bookshop's half-owner, Tako, and a good time was had by all.

Church wedding to follow in May 2009, once I return from my 2nd, afore-promised winter of English teaching in Ushguli, ra!

Yeah, so she's 2 fingers' width taller than me, so what?!

Dad, I'm starting to look more and more like you, I think.

Lali, you looked like a million bucks. Your cousin might be Miss Georgia at the moment, but you are my Mrs Georgia any day of the week, and Mrs Hanmer now to boot. Miqvarkhar, ra.


Melanie Hart said...

Hey Guys! We are soooo excited and happy for you. My fav part was to read that you and Lali are doing this and that... God has given you a partner for life AND ministry... it was cool to read that. We love you and can't wait to see you as a couple... a married man! Whoohooo!

Love Your Canadian Friends and Brother and Sister in Christ,

Jim & Melanie Hart

P.S. Waiting on the plane ticket and expense account for the gospel diva to sing at your wedding!!! Need my address????

Anthony (Tony) Hanmer said...

Hey you guys,

Well, not living together yet, treating the May wedding as the actual wedding so we can have a proper honeymoon as opposed to the civil thing (which didn't have a single question asked of us, & was joyous but not with the sense of commitment that a church one will have). SO... waiting patiently to become one, if you know what I mean. Of course you do.
As for the diva's plane ticket, expense account, etc - my Dad'll have to sell some of those cattle on a thousand hills that He has. Dare I say, are you coming anyway?!

Love & blessings,

Poultney Family in Canada said...

Hey Ant and Lali. Wonderful to be able to share this event with you through the photos on your blog. We'll be praying for you extra hard as you journey to the monutains and then during the time you are apart. Love and Blessings from us all - Gordon, Jenny, Cai and Johanna

Wade and Megan said...

Congrats! Too bad you 2 will still be apart for so long. It will make May all the more special. Blessings on you both! Lali looks beautiful!

Petros said...

Congratulations Lali and Toni!!!
peace and love,