Lynn and Nick had the intimate NC Courthouse Wedding in Autumn that they always wanted because of COVID in Hillsborough, NC.
Lynn and Nick always wanted a small wedding, and COVID allowed them to do just that. They decided to elope at the Old Historic Hillsborough Courthouse in Orange County, one of our favorites! With its beautiful brick and lovely columns, it makes for a beautiful spot to tie the knot.
Lynn decided to forego a traditional white dress in favor of a silky green gown and she and Nick had a bouquet and boutonniere from University Florist in Chapel Hill. Lynn and Nick had their parents and some friends join for the ceremony, and even included their beloved dog, Maybelle, who was the sweetest.
We have photographed a couple of courthouse weddings in Hillsborough at this point, so here are a few tips about having an NC courthouse wedding:
- Make an appointment to get your marriage license. Lynn and Nick found that they had to go to a Register of Deeds office in another county to get their license, so plan for this in advance. You will need an ID and proof of your Social Security number. Bring the $50 fee — magistrates usually do not have change.
- If possible, find out who will be working on the day of your ceremony. Different employees have had different policies, and Lynn and Nick lucked out with a very kind woman who agreed to do the ceremony outdoors for them.
- Go to your courthouse ahead of time and scope out locations and the general policies around the signing of documents and your ceremony. This way, you avoid an unexpected or unpleasant surprises! Nick went to the courthouse a week ahead of time to get everything squared away.
Lynn and Nick, thank you for trusting me with this beautiful wedding day! I hope you love these images and treasure them throughout a lifetime together!