After living together for two years my lady and I decided to get married but we wanted a special private ceremony just for us not the usual big social thing. She wanted to be married by a Baptist minister and I wanted to be married in a Unitarian church so we were married by a Baptist minisyer in a Unitarian church in Denton, Texas. First we played Randy Travis' song I'm gonna love you forver and ever Then we broke bread, literally, a loaf of French bread and each ate a bite and then toasted each other with a big sip of elderberry wine from the Amana colony. We exchanged sincere silent vows while looking each other in the eyes and neither knew what the other was promising and to this day we still don't know what each others wedding vows were nor does it matter to us. We each signified that we were done by saying "I will love you as long as old men sit and talk about the weather and as long as old women sit and talk about old men." We were backpackers and had always carried some lightweight but strong rope in our packs and we each brought a yard long piece with us and each took the other's dangling end and tied it into a double knot so that the individual pieces were now a single never ending loop. We then placed rings on each other's finger and then the preacher pronounced us man and wife and we kissed. Then the minister, my bride and I and my daughter, the only witness in an otherwise empty church went out to dinner. It may not sound like much but it is what we wanted and every New Years Eve we have a glass of elderberry wine in those same glasses that are stored along with that loop of rope. We have been together 24 years now. Anyone else have an unusual ceremony?