I'm a firm believer in no matter if you have a $20 wedding or a $200,000 wedding it's just as beautiful because it's a celebration of love and no one can put a price tag on that. So when Lauren and Joey rolled up to the Hammond Road Detention Center (the weekend location of Raleigh's courthouse wedding system) they were a little bummed.
I assured them - "It will still look freaking amazing"
After a quick ceremony inside the center we went outside to exchange rings & take a few family photos. And then it was off to the Rose Garden and Downtown Raleigh to create the perfect mix of sweet and romantic with fun industrialism.
They shared a first dance on the stage at the Rose Garden to John Mayer's "Your Body is a Wonderland" (which has now inspired me to play music with all my couple sessions because HOW FUN!)
They told me all about how it was love at first meeting and showed me amazing photos of their mustached cats! I'm so happy for them and wish them the best of luck in the years to come!