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Offbeat Brooklyn Fête

Jennifer Levy & Alex McCown

The Cove and reBar
October 9, 2010

Ph.D. candidate Alex McCown, 33, first met Jennifer Levy, 32, when his band crashed at her D.C. pad in 2002. (Jennifer, a health-education coordinator, and a friend of Alex’s were roommates.) “He was very cute,” she says, “but he had a girlfriend.” Four years later, Alex showed up at her apartment again, only this time, he was single. “I was mega-interested,” he admits. The two started exchanging e-mails—“it was like sexting, but wildly unsexy,” says Jen. That led to a nearly three-year long-distance courtship and, eventually, a proposal. Jen describes their wedding as “a labor of love”: Her father built the chuppa; friends compiled the playlist; and the ceremony, held at the Cove in Brooklyn Bridge Park, was officiated by a friend. Afterward, 100 guests headed to Dumbo’s reBar, where the DIY décor nodded to the couple’s love of literature and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The cake was topped with Buffy and Angel figurines, and books served as pedestals for flower-filled milk jars. As a final touch, guests were given bookmarks as party favors. Says Jen, “We’re definitely nerdy!”

The Details:

Dress: Melissa Sweet
Bride's Shoes: Anthropologie
Suit: Banana Republic
Cakes and Cupcakes: Nine Cakes
Flowers: Rose Red & Lavender
Photographs: Oh, Darling! Photography

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