The Green Card Wedding Registry

$3,820 of $3,800 goal

Raised by 66 people in 61 months
Many folks have asked us about a wedding registry...we have a full house including everything we could possibly need right now in terms of 'weddingy things'.

What we really need right now....is this.

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For the last 13 years I have been an independent artist living in the United States. From a very early age this was my dream. To tour, to make music, to live a creative life that would help inspire and encourage others along the way.

Then I met Jamie, an independent kick ass artist; mother of two; who had the same dream. To create art that would inspire.


And....(insert angels singing)....we fell in love.

Jamie and I married in Des Moines, Iowa on August 2nd 2013.


This is us....married.





With the striking down of DOMA it means that our relationship is finally recognized for immigration purposes in the USA. Personally, I thought getting a green card here was out of my reach financially. That paying for my visas every 3 years tapped me out every time and finding another $8000 on top of that was overwhelming. But now with the new laws, our relationship is legally valid for green card sponsorship and this *only* costs $3600 in legal fees.

Every cent of this fundraising campaign will be used for this and anything raised over will go towards the physical, immunisations and extra INS fees that aren't included here (which is approx another $700 depending on how many immunisations they require me to take).


Jamie will be creating a 10 x 10 one of a kind scratch board as an incentive for being a part of this fundraising campaign...as a token of our thanks to you for being a part of it. This piece will be a symbolic creation that will represent love, in all it's forms, as seen through her eyes. If you haven't seen Jamie's art before please check out :

www.jamielockeart.com

If you haven't checked out Martine's music, please find her on iTunes or go to:

www.martinelocke.com

Or to check it all out at once, go to :

http://www.handmadesociety.com

Thank you for your support friends! 
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The Green card contract was finally signed today....it's always a moment of 'gulp' in that it's a lot of money and a lot of work from here on out. Now I am going to be staying put in the US for the rest of the year (a requirement), the doctors appointments have to be booked (funny, after 14 years of living here they require me to have a whole list of vaccinations and want to know if I am physically & mentally sound), the 'marriage' interviews will be scheduled (I use a red toothbrush honey), the pages and pages of supporting evidence will be filled out in double and we will both be signing our information away.

See, gulp, right?
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Sweet, patient people!! Prints, magnets, art work are all ordered and almost here. They will be arriving on your door step very soon and we thank you all for your incredible patience.

As a quick thank you, we wanted to give you first crack at two songs we are just putting up on bandcamp. Two love songs recorded created with our friend Matt Sommers. Download it now, enjoy. May they cause you to be thankful for the love you have in your world...

https://martinelocke.bandcamp.com/album/the-ep-love-release

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Sorry for the delay folks but here is a short video showing you how the 'wedding' art was created! Prints etc will be created in the next few weeks and we should have them out to you (or delivered to you) by the New Year!
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The wedding art is completed and we will have it online this week for everyone to see!! Thank you for your continuing support of this and for taking us one step to making this green card a reality! We hope to have your thank you gifts out by the end of the year and thank you for your patience will we work to achieve this goal.
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Sam Marshall
61 months ago

Ladies I think we need to have a concert to help ya'll get the cash to live happily ever after! I know some fabulous bands...let's do it!

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$3,820 of $3,800 goal

Raised by 66 people in 61 months
Created August 5, 2013
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Anonymous
51 months ago
$800
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51 months ago
MA
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Matt & Andrea
51 months ago

Congrats Martine & Jamie! From your friends in Berkeley - Matt, Andrea, Ben & Nico

MT
$50
Monica & Tracey
59 months ago

To yous from us :)

SB
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Sarah Bowers
59 months ago

Sending positive thoughts to two beautiful souls.

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Anonymous
59 months ago
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59 months ago
LK
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Lynda Barton Kirch
59 months ago

Best to you! Love and good vibes...

AC
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Alex and Deb Cearns
59 months ago

Big hugs and love from Alex and Deb xx

Sam Marshall
61 months ago

Ladies I think we need to have a concert to help ya'll get the cash to live happily ever after! I know some fabulous bands...let's do it!

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