They did it; Ben and Emma are man and wife. Congrats guys!
Maryse (Ben's mom) is the assistant mayor of the town, so she married her son, which is very cool. Once the contract signed, we were greeted out of the mairie (city hall) by a raging hail storm (huge ice cubes falling down the sky); so the ceremony had to be moved to a hall. They had a lovely pagan ceremony conducted by a 'made-do Guru' friend and taking for witness their best friends. Alex fueled up on champagne, and could miraculously speak french fluently to the delight of my non-english speaking friends. Dinner was white sandy beach themed and soaking wet; but that did not stop us from having fun and dancing the night away.