She snuck a peek out the window at the chairs being set up for the ceremony, and wondered why there were so many.
If it were up to her, the only people there would be her, Daniel, Rev. McDowell and a witness. The gardener who was trimming the camellias when they arrived would do nicely, he could even bring the flowers.
They didn’t need the pomp and circumstance, all this adventure needed was to make the contract legal and binding. Overdressed backstabbers were superfluous.
Once their union was formalized, spousal privilege applied and phase two of their plan could begin.