On February 14, 1982, Big Island couple Randy and Leigh Mitchell tied the knot in California.
Or so they thought.
Turns out their marriage license was never filed with the courts.
They found out about the snafu two years ago when Leigh had to get her driver’s license renewed and brought what she though was her marriage license to the DMV.
“It struck me as a little funny at first,” said Leigh Mitchell, wife. “I thought this would be easy to fix because we just had to show them a piece of paper. Then that piece of paper wasn’t exactly what they wanted.”
“This time we were married in front of the judge,” said Randy Mitchell, husband. “She signed it and she goes and mails it to the state somewhere. In California that just didn’t happen.”
The Mitchell’s finally made it official in August 2018 in a Big Island court room.
Then celebrated with pizza, beer and a sunset at the Honaunau Rodeo Grounds.