I got Married in Morocco

Innocently waiting to chow down

Innocently waiting to chow down

January 4, 2010 – Fez, Morocco

On a Monday night in January, I got married. Like most marriages, the blessed event took place before I even knew what hit me. I was innocently eating dinner, when some guy approached me and literally whisked me off me feet. And no, I wasn’t drunk (yet).

Suddenly I was in a private room with my clothes being removed by a bevy of women. And let me tell you, they were none too gentle neither. My husband was there too along with 3 other ladies. He took me aside to tell me I looked like the Elf Queen in Lord of the Rings. I’m not sure if this was a compliment or not.

Don't you be calling me your Elf Queen

Don’t you be calling me your Elf Queen

We were marched down the stairs and seated in a row in front of our guests. Then, one by one, each of us ladies were told to step into a gigantic basket and were lifted up onto the shoulders of the women who dressed us. We were then paraded around the room. The best part: I got to practice my “wash the windows” and “screw the light bulb” waves. 

As I crawled out of the basket it dawned on me…I was the third ride. The last woman to ride was still to come. Wha? You mean, not only did I get sucked into this sham of a marriage, but there are other wives…And I’m Wife #2?! Talk about adding insult to injury!

Now, I’m really ticked off about being first runner up. But then I learned afterwards that Wife #1 was an Italian woman and her real-life husband so enjoyed seeing her in the regalia that he bought the entire wedding outfit for her to take home. Now, that’s romantic.

Or kinda kinky. I can’t quite decide.


What couldn't I married of them them?
What couldn’t I marry one of them?
Me, my husband, and the Queen of Hearts

Me, my husband, and the Queen of Hearts

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 and is filed under Arab Region.

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