Going to the Courthouse

The big day has arrived!! As promised, I wanted to do a quick post before all the craziness starts. There’s still so much that needs to be done.

I forgot to mention this in the last post, but Lar and Matt became legally married on Wednesday. They got their marriage license at the oh-so-romantic DeKalb County Courthouse. Look, the courthouse is also a fallout shelter!

I don’t think the marriage will really feel official until the ceremony today. Matt and Lauren are still saying things like “This is my fiancĂ©, I mean wife/husband.” I think it’s so sweet. Gah. Listen to me getting all sentimental!

Here’s where they officially became married – in a hallway of the courthouse, by a judge with a stack of marriage license in his hands. It happened so fast that I had to run over and snap a quick pic in less that 5 seconds. Did I mention how romantic the whole thing was?

To celebrate the trip to the courthouse, we had a few drinks afterwards at Leon’s. There was a rake by the bocce ball court so I made Lar and Matt recreate American Gothic. Their version is a little bit happier and slightly more indie – I think Grant Wood should have used them as models for his original painting.

Lar’s dress is from Squash Blossom Boutique in Decatur, shoes are Nine West and the cardi is vintage. My mom made the beautiful flower arrangement and boutineer.

I promise this will be the last wedding post with amateur photos. The talented Aharon Hill will be taking photos from here on out.

By the time I post again, Lar and Matt will be on their honeymoon!

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31 Responses to “Going to the Courthouse”

  1. Victoria Says:

    SO exciting! Best wishes and congratulations to Lauren and Matt! You two make the whole wedding process actually look like fun!


  2. Ashley Says:

    So exciting! Congrats Lar and Matt! yayayayay!


  3. Shen Dove Says:

    Congrats! How exciting!


  4. emily hauck Says:

    I think it’s all extremely romantic! Love you both! CONGRATULATIONS!


  5. laura Says:

    YAY YAY YAY! How gorgeous is that dress and how happy do both of them look! :) It’s gonna be a fantabulous day!


  6. Mary Rebecca Says:

    Aw, congratulations to Lauren and Matt!


  7. Clare Says:

    YAY! Congratulations to the wonderful happy couple!!


  8. June Shin Says:

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you guys!


  9. Snapshot Fashion Says:

    so exciting!!! i can’t wait for the post-wedding posts! :)


  10. Allie Says:

    Congratulations to the happy couple! The ceremony will be so exciting :)


  11. Winnie Says:

    Oh I am soooo happy for Lar and Matt! I so love that last photo, it’s so lovely. I can definitely see the love and hope that the big day went well!! It’s definitely weird being a long time reader and sort of following their journey, I feel so proud!!


  12. ana b Says:

    This is ridiculous but I felt a little teary when I saw Lar and Matt all married and husband and wife and stuff. Awww my goodness. Congratulations to them and I hope you don’t miss your sis too much, Cath :)

    OH AND I ADORE that bouquet and the dress and everything.


  13. Katie Says:

    Lar! Judge Stephens married you?! I went all through grade and high school with his son!
    Small world! All my love, Katie


  14. Windsor Grace Says:

    Congrats! I love that they brought flowers to the courthouse, that’s awesome! Your amateur pictures are great :)


  15. Fallon Says:

    Best wishes to the Newlyweds!


  16. olivia Says:

    That is so awesome! Congrats!!!


  17. sunny Says:

    Your posts always make me so happy! It’s a great break from the normal toil of office work. Lar looks incredibly happy and what a beautiful flower arrangement! Congrats!


  18. lin Says:

    aww they made such a nonromantic task seem so fun and lively! congrats again Lar+Matt! :) cannot wait for the official wedding photos!



  19. Eli Says:

    eeeeeeeeep!! congratulations!


  20. Emma Says:

    Congrats on a new life together!!! Great photos too.


  21. Alexa Says:

    Congratulations to Lar and Matt! I love the dress. :)


  22. Larinna @ iheartspandex.com Says:

    Congrats!! This post was soo adorable and sweet! It cheered up my Monday morning! Cant wait to see the pics from the wedding.


  23. Mae Lu Says:

    CONGRATS! I can’t wait to see pictures of the ceremony, too!!!

    So lovely.

    Mae Lu @ thereafterish.!


  24. justagirlLaura Says:

    Such happy photos!! I love that the joy is just palpable and I can’t wait to see more!!


  25. lisa Says:

    Congrats to Lar and Matt! The American Gothic photo made me smile–it’s just so in the spirit of the Asian Cajuns to do something like that lol.


  26. jentine Says:

    Congrats friends! I can’t wait to see the wedding pictures… especially the papered library in all its glory!


  27. Lesley Says:

    We’re going to the chapel uhhh courthouse and we’re gonna get married.

    Congrats! I’m so happy for you two!


  28. kimmie Says:

    Congrats, Lar! You look so radiant!


  29. Behind the Lashes Says:

    Awhhh Congrats!!! They looks sooo adorable.


  30. aimee jones Says:

    LOVE the american gothic picture!! Great way to do a wedding! Congrats!


  31. tohnia Says:

    Congrats Lar and Matt! You guys look like you had a beautiful ceremony and I wish you all the best! I have to ask though, where did Lar get that gorgeous pyramid stud bag?


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