Lauren + Jawad: A New Years Eve Elopement

Atlanta had a blast of cold air sweep through the city this December, making the high for New Years Eve a chilly 33 degrees Fahrenheit. These frigid temps didn't change a thing for Lauren and Jawad- they would elope on the steps of the Historic Dekalb Courthouse no matter what. They invited me to tag along for the day to capture this once in a lifetime event. After the vows were exchanged, we headed to the Starbucks on the corner for some warm drinks, the two had a first dance in the Decatur Square, and then we headed over to Sun In My Belly for brunch. The two have a wedding ceremony planned for this summer in the New York countryside but wanted an intimate exchange between just the two of them on New Years Eve so they could ring in the new year as husband and wife.