05/07/2014 03:14 pm ET Updated May 07, 2014

Groom's Chance Encounter With Photographer Paul Octavious Ends Best Way Possible

Imagine this: The day before your wedding, you happen to run into a famous photographer. Being a huge fan of his work, you happen to mention you're getting married and then -- because the photographer is so cool -- he just happens to show up to your wedding the next day to surprise you.

No, it's not a pipe dream. That actually happened.

Chicago photographer Paul Octavious went to lunch with a few friends this past weekend when his waiter, Judd, mentioned what a huge fan he was. Judd mentioned that he was getting married the very next day at City Hall and that he and his partner, Scott, were just talking about what a dream it would be to have the Paul Octavious shoot their wedding.

Octavious, who posted the entire story to his Instagram, simply laughed, but then Judd joked, "So what are you doing tomorrow?"

Normally, that would be the end of it. But in this case, Octavious decided to make the couple's dream come true and actually showed up to City Hall to take some photos. He posted the one below to his Instagram, writing, "Scott was completely surprised, Judd was excited, and I was honored to photograph such a wonderful moment. This shot is the escalator to marriage court."

To read the entire story in Octavious's own words, click here.

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