Good morning! Today I get to share this awesome wedding of Jenna & Bravo with you today, with photography by Jennifer of Stylish & Hip Weddings.
I was having a few months of debauchery with a certain lady friend, we went to Union Pool, a bar in Willliamsburg, Brooklyn, (old reliable for this sort of thing…) and Bravo was working, she introduced us and we sort of hit it off, but while I thought he was super hot, funny, nice, etc. I continued to insist he was Mr. Right Now, not Mr. Right-for the next 6months anyway. I even tried to break it off at one point.
“We think the mix of people, past and recent friendships combined, to make a pretty epic snapshot of who we are”
The entire wedding was DIY. People pitched in that wanted to help, and we know a lot of people in the service industry. It just meant more to us to have their energy/input. We were very fluid about ideas, so let what didn’t seem to work out, go away, and allow something better to come along. It went smoothly and way too easy.
When Crest Hardware suggested us getting married in their backyard, they were so generous in providing refreshments, organizing seating, rearranging their backyard for us. It was magical!
There certainly were issues in finding a dress with regards to placement/tats. Particularly the shoulders/neckline, where it cuts, sits. A strapless or boatneck became the only options for me. I couldn’t do a wild print either, as I was originally looking for a 50’s cocktail dress.
My highlight of the day was my Conservative Republican (sometimes judgemental) father admitting that the diverse group of people I’ve surrounded myself with are genuinely kind, good, and ethical-and he couldn’t be more proud-and stands corrected. For Bravo: Earlier in the morning, it was cloudy/windy, I was nervous. Right before the ceremony, the clouds dissipated -and with it my nervousness, the sun came out, she walked toward me and the big tree behind the reverend kept trying to hug us during the ceremony. Pure stillness, happiness.
How fabulous are Jenna & Bravo? They are one fantastic couple – their backyard wedding looks beautiful! Thank you to them both and to Jennifer of Stylish & Hip Weddings for sharing their wedding with Marry Me Ink today. Be sure to leave some love!