Finding a wedding venue can often be a somewhat daunting task for soon-to-be married couples. But when it came time for newlyweds Margot Schein and Julian Parris to pick out where they wanted to exchange vows, it was a no-brainer that they’d hold their wedding ceremony in the place where they first connected: Costco. Yes, that would be the same membership-only retailer where you can conveniently purchase anything from a three-pound cookie to an eight-foot Christmas tree.
According to NBC7, Margot and Julian met online three years ago and immediately hit it off, thanks to their mutual love of Costco. They went on their first date at the store’s Mission Valley location in San Diego and tied the knot there in November in front of their friends, their family, and a group of Costco employees. The wedding itself – which was, of course, complete with a Costco wedding cake – drew a bit of inspiration from the newlyweds’ love of Harry Potter. As an ode to Gryffindor, Margot wore a deep red gown with a bouquet that she made from the pages of the books, while Julian suited up in a blue tuxedo that he accessorized with a bronze tie for Ravenclaw. See more stunning photos from Margot and Julian’s big day ahead!