Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile will marry her partner Catherine Shepherd on Saturday in Boston.

The couple announced their engagement in June.

Carlile, 31, told the AP that getting her marriage license felt like breaking the law.

“It was a crazy feeling while I was filling out the paperwork because I felt like I was breaking the law, like somebody was going to come in and say, 'You know you can't have this,'” she said. “It was so exciting. And her [Shepherd's] mom and dad were there and it was just really special. So we have a marriage license in Massachusetts.”

Carlile's fifth studio album, Bear Creek, peaked at number 3 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart.

She said tying the knot was something she could not have achieved without role models.

“I wouldn't have been able to picture myself married or successful or pursuing my dreams if there hadn't been other people that had done it before me, like role models, and that's why talking about it is so important. If a 14- or 15-year-old girl reads this in a small town who's gay, then she knows that someday she might get to go get a marriage license and get married, and there's no reason she should stop dreaming about a white wedding because I didn't,” Carlile said.