The Offbeat Bride: Jensen, Food Photographer
Her offbeat partner: Quinn, Director of Research
Date and location of wedding: Villa Woodbine, Miami, FL — October 26, 2014
Our offbeat wedding at a glance:
Our love blossomed in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and we spent many dates going to beer gardens, brunches, and cocktail bars. A year before the wedding, we relocated to Miami. Since both cities are important to our history, we wanted to feature them equally through our wedding theme: Brunch Drunk Love. We put a fun atmosphere, great food, and lush tropical foliage at the forefront. The guests were served brunch items like chicken and waffles, craft beer in personalized pints, and we had cornhole boards staged outside.
Tell us about the ceremony:
We had a beautiful ceremony at the fountain at Villa Woodbine. Petals with Poise decorated the fountain with flowers, and Unearthed Vintage surrounded it with mismatched wooden chairs. I walked down the aisle with my mama to “First Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes. We exchanged vows we had written, and Quinn's made me cry! We had our close friend officiate and read the love story of Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan. We exited the ceremony to “Strangers” by The Kinks.
What was your most important lesson learned?
My biggest goal was to provide our guests with a wonderful experience. It's easy to get lost in traditions and lose sight of what you actually want. To keep my vision, I planned A LOT and even created a Dropbox for my vendors so we could all be on the same page.
The best advice I got was to stop and enjoy the wedding as much as possible. I stepped back and looked at my family and friends during the ceremony. I held Quinn's hand and walked along the venue seeing every detail. We danced, laughed, ate, and drank. If you don't take time to absorb those moments, what's the point?
- Venue: Villa Woodbine
- Catering: Bill Hansen Catering
- Photography: Jordan Emmitt and Kelly Kee
- Event Rental of Tables, Chairs, Barrels, Seating Chart Doors, Sweetheart Table, Rug, Chalkboards, and Ribbon Backdrop: Unearthed Vintage
- Florals: Petals with Poise
- Hair & Makeup: Agape Airbrush Makeup + Hair
- Headpiece & Bracelet: Vita Amore Sogno
- Necklace: Selicias
- Groom’s Suit: measured, designed, tailored, and styled by Artigiano
- Wedding Pies: Fireman Derek’s World Famous Pies
- Popcorn: BrownBag Popcorn Co