Weddings

This Couple Made A Quick Stop At In-N-Out To Take Wedding Photos

Emily and Jeremy Smith say the California-based burger joint has always been their favorite date night location.

These newlyweds double-doubled the romance of their Big Day with a quick trip to In-N-Out once the wedding was over.

Emily and Jeremy Smith tied the knot back in June. Afterward, they hightailed it to their local In-N-Out in Escondido, California, for a midnight snack. Wedding photographer Leah Van Otterloo tagged along and took some ridiculously cute photos of the celebratory snack sess.

"When Emily brought up taking a few photos there after the wedding festivities were over, I was all over the idea!" photographer Leah Van Otterloo said.
"When Emily brought up taking a few photos there after the wedding festivities were over, I was all over the idea!" photographer Leah Van Otterloo said.

“In-N-Out has played such a special role in our relationship,” Emily told HuffPost. “We’ve had so many dates, hangouts and memories through the years there that it had to have a special place in our wedding day.”

The couple, who grew up in Southern California and now live in Lynchburg, Virginia, slipped on the restaurant’s iconic paper hats for the photo shoot:

Since it was around midnight, the restaurant was fairly empty. The couple didn't have to wait too long to get their fix.
Since it was around midnight, the restaurant was fairly empty. The couple didn't have to wait too long to get their fix.

Once they reached the front of the line, they went for a classic order: two cheeseburgers, a shake and fries. (Sadly, not animal style, but hey, that’s probably for the best; those things are messy and they wore all white.)

The Smiths also ordered a hot chocolate to warm up, but honestly, did they even need it? 🔥

The couple stole a kiss before their order was up. 
The couple stole a kiss before their order was up. 

The staff at In-N-Out were total sweethearts, Van Otterloo said, accommodating the quick photo-op and making sure the couple’s table was extra clean.

“I remember one particular employee went out of her way to sweep the fries off where we were taking photos and wipe the tables, with the biggest smile on her face,” the photographer said. “We were given a lot of sweet smiles from both employees and people eating there!”

Fries are natural props, right?
Fries are natural props, right?

It was an atypical spot for fancy wedding pics, but it played into the couple’s love story perfectly.

“We easily could have opted to get some ordinary photos in front of some stereotypical fountain or something,” the bride said. “But our relationship has so much rich history revolving around In-N-Out, we thought it would be a shame if we didn’t do it there.”

Toward the end of the session, the manager came out to congratulate the couple and give them some special In-N-Out silver collectors coins.
Toward the end of the session, the manager came out to congratulate the couple and give them some special In-N-Out silver collectors coins.

The burger chain became a staple in Emily and Jeremy’s relationship when they were dating. As working college students trying to scrape by, In-N-Out’s famously inexpensive menu came in clutch.

Post-wedding, the Smiths make their way into their favorite In-N-Out location.
Post-wedding, the Smiths make their way into their favorite In-N-Out location.

The night Jeremy proposed to Emily, they actually headed to this exact In-N-Out to celebrate with friends. They sat at the same booth, too.

The wedding pics bring their Double Double-filled romance full circle.

“Ever since I was young, my family has always loved to go to In-N-Out after a summer day at the beach,” Emily said. “I was so glad to marry someone who shared my same love for the place!”

Finding someone who gets you? That’s what a marriage’s...alllll about.

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Leah Van Otterloo/Ardor Photography
Leah Van Otterloo/Ardor Photography
Leah Van Otterloo/Ardor Photography
Leah Van Otterloo/Ardor Photography
Leah Van Otterloo/Ardor Photography
Leah Van Otterloo/Ardor Photography
Leah Van Otterloo/Ardor Photography