The setting? Cumberland County Detention Center.

The reason? Because that’s the closest place to Fort Bragg, NC for two 19 year old love birds to get married.

The timing? Let’s just say I got a call from the bride just 4 days before they planned to marry…

Jess: “So any particular reason you wanted to get married this weekend?”

Tori: “Because last weekend was Easter and I couldn’t get a marriage license on Good Friday.”

Yeah, totally, I’m with her. That’s how adorable these two were. It was just the three of us and I feel honored to have witnessed their special day. I’m a growing fan of intimate weddings because the focus is between the bride and groom only. This one in particularly was cool because just feet away the annual Dogwood Festival was going on in full force. We had managed to find a secluded pocket of downtown for photos. Thousands of families had convened downtown but we were absolutely alone. Incredible.

P.S. The “honeymoon” of sorts? McDonald’s in their wedding attire. ::high five::