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Jenn and Martyn’s Urbanite Wedding

by Meg Keene, Editor-In-Chief

Today’s wedding is one of those betwixt and between celebrations that I have such a soft spot for: not over the top, but not super minimalist either. (Lovely readers, send me more of these weddings!) Jenn and Martyn’s city wedding was shot by the fabulous Kate Headley, and you can see more of it over here.Jenn and Martyns Urbanite Wedding | A Practical WeddingLet me count the ways I love this wedding: They used Falling Slowly as the song in their ceremony, and you know how I love that song.
Jenn and Martyns Urbanite Wedding | A Practical WeddingThey took the subway to their reception. Siigghhh….
Jenn and Martyns Urbanite Wedding | A Practical Wedding
Jenn and Martyns Urbanite Wedding | A Practical WeddingAnd it had that big city no-fuss magic.
Jenn and Martyns Urbanite Wedding | A Practical WeddingYay! Cheers to you both! May the subway always remind you of that very first day in the very first chapter of your brand new book together.

Photos by Kate Headley

Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. Her first book, A Practical Wedding: Creative Solutions for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration, was published in January 2012, and has been a top three bestseller on the wedding bookshelf ever since. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and son. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit

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  • Mouse

    Hurray for this couple–they look like real and happy people. What a great idea (especially the subway).

  • AmyJean {Relentless Bride}

    What FABULOUS pics!


  • Ninon13

    We took the subway too!! It makes for really amazing photos and is the green way to go.

  • Erika

    The subway group photo is so freaking awesome.

  • east side bride

    I love the people clapping on the subway. Wait, those are wedding guests. I am a romantic sucker today.

  • Dana

    The sky in that first pic is beautiful!!

  • Chic.Personal.Fun

    Love this! I plan on taking some subway pics as well.

  • Dubbs

    ahhh i miss subways. where i’m from, they have old school trams and kids refers to them as ‘ding dings’ because of the sound of their horn. i would so have gotten married on one of those if i could!!

  • Anne @ Pink Galoshes

    Such a totally fun wedding! Thanks for posting these images! Such a happy looking couple!

  • Meg

    East Side-
    Had they been subway riders (at least in NYC) you know as well as I do, the couple would have been totally coolly ignored. (except for the occasional hidden grin).

    And that shot would be just as great.

  • Truly Engaging


  • The Less Than Domestic Goddess

    I frequently stalk Kate Headley’s work. I double heart this wedding!! Yay for the Metro!

  • Maggie

    omg I love brides in glasses!!!!!

  • Ashley

    Where did this wedding take place? I know it’s been a long whild but I would apprectiate the info as it looks vaguely familiar…

    • Alicia

      Given the metro map behind the groom’s head it looks like DC.

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