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Brooklyn carnival style wedding: Jenna & Jon

June 3, 2010

So so happy we finally get to post Jenna and Jon’s wedding! It’s in the new issue of Martha (which is a good issue, btw), so you can check it out there too, but as guests of the wedding we can say that it was a totally insanely creative ceremony and party.

The happy couple. Aren’t they cute? They each wore a locket with their grandparents’ photos. Jon’s on his lapel and Jenna’s in a huge custom necklace she had made.

Remember the inspiration for her dress that we posted last year? Here it is for real. Amazing right? Her sister designed and made it. Le WOW!

They were married in Dumbo, under the Brooklyn Bridge. See those red hearts on the sidewalk? They led guests to the ceremony spot and told little bits of Jenna and Jon’s story along the way.

Instead of having music, guests played “Here Comes the Bride” on kazoos as Jenna walked down the aisle. Even cuter? They were custom printed to say “I love JY”, Jon’s initials.

That’s Jillian in the green dress, carrying the chuppah!

Which was the coolest chuppah ever, for the record. It was made by Domestic Construction and minifrenchie and mimicked a delicate big top circus tent. Idea of the year, if you ask us. The balloons held the structure in place and then at the end of the ceremony, Jenna and Jon cut them free and everyone watched them sail up over the bridge.

Let’s take a moment for their officiant and master of ceremonies, Mr. Donny V, the gentleman oddity. He’s actually from Coney Island, to start. And he swallowed fire (which represented their “unity candle”), pounded nails into his head and had the ringbearer put the rings on the end of the nail for Jenna and Jon to grab off. Jon planned and wrote the entire ceremony but Donny added little surprises that kept everyone super entertained. Clearly.

That little “Just Married” ribbon was part of Jenna’s dress that she let down after the ceremony. Thinks. of. everything.

Now for the fiesta. Jenna turned Galapagos Art Space into a mini circus tent. Her escort cards were color coded tickets, telling the guests which table they were assigned to by color. You know, instead of the boring old numbers way.

Tickets are a big theme here, can you tell? Jenna made that ticket cake.

See, each table was a different color, with vintage plates that matched and sweet little brass animal centerpieces that held matching balloons.

That’s Amanda up there with her man, Tim. She made her headpiece. Isn’t it cute?

Next we have Miss Saturn, the hula hoop performer who surprised everyone after dinner with her daring feats of plastic hoopery. At one point she had 30 hoops going at once.

Every bride should have a golden trumpet to get the crowd’s attention.

And that, friends, is how you get married in a most creative fashion. Wait, and AFTER the wedding, Jenna and Jon traveled around Europe for six months on their honeymoon. They definitely know how to do things RIGHT.

Congratulations you two! We love you, but maybe your wedding just a little bit more? Okay, no of course not. But it’s close. Maybe.

Ceremony venue: Brooklyn Bridge Park / Reception venue: Galapagos / Officiant: Donny Vomit / Calligraphy: Love ♥ Jenna / Styling: Anne le Guern of minifrenchie / Design + Fabrication: Domestic Construction / Photography: Anna Rozenblat and Johnny Miller / Flowers: Emily Rose Floral Design / Bride’s Gown: Sarah Boomz / Bridesmaids dresses: J.Crew / Custom Headbands: Bambako / Custom jewelry: Purevile / Kazoos: Kazoobie Kazoos / Popcorn Boxes: Instawares / Cake topper: Goldburg Studio from Rose Miller / Hair & makeup: Christie Lee / Hula Hoop Performer: Miss Saturn / Balloons: Balloons Fast

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