VICTORIA, BC – Despite having lived as a common law couple for the past 10 years, Ahmad Najdi and Claire Liu were compelled to begin the wedding planning process when they noticed that they had run out of matching plates.
“Sure, we’ve enjoyed all the legal benefits of a marriage without actually getting hitched,” said Najdi. “Well almost all the benefits.”
“For us it was an financial decision not to get married 10 years ago,” Liu sighed. “But now that we’ve been to 34 weddings, it has come to our attention that our friends and family owe us some kitchenware.”
During their cohabitation, the couple has been subsisting on a single fork and three mismatched plates, one of which is technically the lid to a long-lost rice cooker.
The lovers adamant about writing their own vows. “I wake up everyday knowing two things with absolute certainty,” read Najdi from his notebook. “One being that I love Claire, and two, that I yearn for a KitchenAid stand-mixer with every fiber of my being.”
When asked about the date of the upcoming wedding, the couple shrugged and replied “probably early summer,” eyes glued to The Bay’s online registry.