Jenny & Gino were married on June 3rd, with a ceremony and reception hosted at Fortina in Stamford, Connecticut. If you haven't heard of Fortina and you live in NYC, drop what dinner plans you have and go eat there pronto! They serve amazingly hearty Italian comfort food in a fun atmosphere that doesn't take itself seriously but seriously kills it.
Jenny & Gino originally met in middle school when their separate schools co-hosted a dance night, but their first official date wasn't until Valentine's Day of 2008. After a few years of dating, Gino was going to pop the question on the night they attended the Bad Boy Family Reunion concert but claims that Jenny wouldn't have been able to handle the combined excitement. He decided to save the big question for the following day — which was Jenny's birthday! He played it cool and completely surprised Jenny at the end of the night when he popped the question just after walking back into their apartment. Jenny promptly “sobbed like a lunatic for the next four hours straight.”
As an entrepreneurial pasta maker and manager of a barre studio, Gino & Jenny's jobs keep them busy and fulfilled. When they're not working they love to dial up the relaxing to 11 and fill their time with painting, cooking, playing Scrabble, and just plain pajama couch surfing and movie watching. (There Will Be Blood and Love Actually top their movie lists!) Some of their most prized activities include Sunday dinner at grandma's and laughing.
When we started working together, I asked Jenny & Gino what they wanted out of their photography. “The reason we love your work so much is because it seem[s] so effortless. It looks so natural and your brides and grooms look so comfortable. We would love our photos to represent us as a couple – fun, loving, laughter.” Jenny & Gino had an amazing wedding day surrounded by an amazing group and I think we more than captured that feeling for them to look back on every time they view their wedding photos.
Thank you for asking me to be part of your beautiful day. I loved hearing your story and getting to spend such a special day with you both!