Annie Dollarhide and Sylvia O'Connell had Friday off work and were watching a show on the iPad when the alert popped up.
"It said, gay marriage is legal' and the tears just started," Dollarhide said.
The Decatur couple, who are raising a 5-year-old daughter, had already proposed to one another and bought rings.
But they decided their wedding would be outside the DeKalb Courthouse, just hours after the Supreme Court ruling.
The two are back to work Monday, Dollarhide as a CNN copy editor and O'Connell as a personal trainer at Core Body Decatur.
They still plan a formal ceremony - and dream of a honeymoon in Bora Bora.
Friday, though, they just kept looking at each other in amazement.
"A line had formed behind us six people long (in the license office) and they all started to applaud when we got our license," Dollarhide said.
"This is the ultimate example that you never know what's around the corner," Dollarhide said.