On the day of their elopement, I met Jenna and Justin at their apartment in Brooklyn Heights and was immediately greeted by their dog, Lucy, an adorable ruby Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who let me snuggle her right up.
Lucy played a big part in the couple's engagement story. Jenna had organized a pet photography session on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Unbeknownst to her, Justin secretly emailed the photographer and let her in on his plan to propose. He casually met up with them at the end of the session and, after Jenna bent down to pick up Lucy, he was standing there, smiling, with ring in hand, while the photographer snapped away.
Naturally, Lucy needed a few portraits of her own on their wedding day.
The couple was married in an intimate and chic City Hall elopement. Neither Jenna nor Justin likes to be the center of attention so they knew a big wedding wasn't for them. Jenna said,
"The thought of paying all this money for an event that neither of us would enjoy just seemed silly. We want to be married but avoid all of the pomp and circumstance."
City Hall was the perfect choice. She wore a short, elegant, white dress and bright blue Louboutins (I really, really love it when my bride’s “something blue” has a red sole). He wore a navy suit to match. They both donned sun glasses as we took photos on the streets on Brooklyn Heights and as they shared champagne on their rooftop overlooking the Manhattan skyline.
They ended with lunch for their family at Il Cantinori in the East Village, an Italian restaurant so visually perfect, it looks like a movie set.