I'm looking for answers on what it would be like for my boyfriend (baptized as Christian Reform, now an atheist) and I to have a valid Catholic marriage. I know there is an option for a ceremony without the mass, but are they're other options for a valid Catholic wedding that could happen outside of a Catholic church?
I've heard of getting a petition for a dispensation from canonical form but can't find much about that other than it exists.
Wondering if anyone has been in similar situations.
P.S. I have no doubts that this is the man I will marry. We have discussed many times about raising children in the Catholic faith and how that will work between us. Also well as my mother married an atheist and 10 years after they were married he converted to Catholicism. So please there need be no comment on this.