When Tim first called he asked if I could just sign their wedding license, they didn’t want a ceremony. When asked why they didn’t want a ceremony he said they did, but they just couldn’t do it all right now. I told them the price was the same and I could guarantee them a very short simple ceremony but with meaning. I explained that for a marriage to be legal in Washington State it was required that they both had to state that they wanted to be married to the other person and a ceremony would be adding just a few more sentences and it would be more meaningful and special. And I was sure his bride would appreciate it,( girls are like that.) So this young soldier arrived with his lovely bride Shreypov where they chose to be married on this sunny morning in the Grape Arbor before returning to work at Joint Base Lewis Mc Cord The ceremony was very short and to the point, but I think they were happier with it than they would have been just signing papers.