Well, the search for a venue and an officiant continues. I followed up on some potential leads this past week, but to no avail. I am still perplexed and frustrated that Richmond City does not do courthouse civil wedding ceremonies. Despite my compulsive scouring of the Interwebs, there just isn’t much to indicate that Richmond couples can do anything but get their marriage licenses through the city’s Circuit Court. If anyone can give us more information (ideally, to the contrary) about civil wedding ceremonies through Richmond city, please let us know or leave a comment.
In the meantime, we’ve generated a list of our top picks for wedding officiant if famous and/or deceased people were willing and able to marry us.
Athletes (currently playing or retired)
Harrison: Charles Barkley
Mica: Tyson Gay
Harrison: Richard Feynman
Mica: Nikola Tesla (only as portrayed as David Bowie in The Prestige–so wise and mysterious!)
Harrison: Dame Maggie Smith
Mica: Kristen Wiig
Harrison: John Cleese
Mica: Toss-up between Sir Ian McKellen and Jim Carter
Figures from Harrison’s mom’s blacklist
Harrison: William Shatner
Mica: Martha Stewart
Local Richmond celebrity
Harrison: Shaka Smart
Mica: Gene Cox
Harrison: Toss-up between Isaac Asimov and Douglas Adams
Mica: David Sedaris
Historical Political Figure (Living or Deceased)
Harrison: Xerxes I (but as portrayed in 300)
Mica: Elizabeth I (Also: Anne Boleyn, but she’s not exactly the poster child for marital bliss)
Harrison: Noam Chomsky
Mica: HAHAAHAHAAHAHAHA. (I kid.)
Granted, not all these choices are necessarily great examples of having lived in wedded harmony, but they all seem like interesting people whom we’d want to meet and share wedding canapés with. If you happen to know any of these people (or are somehow gifted in the art of resurrection), do let us know. Meanwhile, I will be hunting down someone to marry us, which may or may not involve copious amounts of tweeting at celebrities.
What celebrity/historical figure would you choose to officiate your wedding?