Fall in Love: The Jill and Josh Story

Photo by Tim from I Heart NY

Photo by Tim from I Heart NY

The Proposal

Jill Tunick and Josh Levin met through mutual friends in 2010. Josh, who Jill refers to as “the ultimate planner,” with the help of Jill’s sister, had a romantic proposal all mapped out “down to the minute.” Jill’s sister pretended to have tickets for a boat tour of the city that she couldn’t use, so gave them to Jill and Josh. The big day was a beautiful Thursday in July. “I don’t think Josh could have picked a better day to set sail,” said Jill. While the proposal was a complete surprise, a gut intuition took over in Jill that morning as she decided to paint her nails. The couple headed downtown to the dock. Their captain explained that it would only be the two of them and Tim, a photographer looking to build his portfolio, aboard the boat. After some small talk, Jill and Josh went to the bow for sightseeing. Jill said, “Romantic would be an understatement. The city, the man…all of it!” Josh timed the proposal to happen right when the boat was in front of The Statue of Liberty and Tim was there to capture it all. The surprise did not end with Jill saying “yes,” Josh also had both their families waiting for them at the Liberty House once the boat docked in Jersey City. “It was the perfect way to end the evening that started our next chapter together and definitely one of my best memories,” said Jill.

Married Couple Holding Hands

The Wedding

Jill and Josh were married on October 31, 2015. Their wedding was held at The Liberty Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York which overlooks the harbor with Lady Liberty once again present for Jill and Josh’s love story. Jill described their wedding, which the couple planned themselves, as “warm, vintage-chic, and ‘us’.” They embraced their Halloween wedding with fall décor and a pumpkin cake. The holiday happened to land on the only fall Saturday available at their chosen venue, but ended up being the perfect day for them to get married as Halloween holds a “special place in their hearts.” Five years earlier on Halloween the couple dressed as Snooki and Pauly D from “The Jersey Shore,” but unfortunately found themselves in the ER. It is a story that they are now able to look back on and laugh about, as it also ended up being the first time Josh met Jill’s parents. On that same date five years later, her parents got to watch her walk down the aisle. “We were excited to celebrate our special day, in our best costumes yet, as bride and groom!”

See more details and some of our favorite photos from Jill and Josh’s beautiful fall wedding below.

The Details

Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier

Bride’s Accessories: Stephen Webster bracelet, Sara Gabriel earrings, bhldn hair piece (something borrowed from best friend), grandmother’s locket sewn into bouquet (something old)

Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade

Bridesmaid Dresses: Watters navy chiffon gowns in different styles

Groom’s Attire: Custom grey suits with navy blue SeaVees sneakers

Hair Stylist:  Melvi Flores

Make-up Artist: Camille @makeup_by_Millie

Stationary: Elegant Calligraphy

Cake: Christine Carson from A Slice Above Cakes

Venue/Catering: The Liberty Warehouse

Band: 45 Riots

Rings: Christina Designs

Flowers: Mimosa Floral Design Studio

Lighting: Pegasus Productions

Transportation: J&J Luxury Transportation

Videographer: J Castillo Films

A warm welcome with the Levin wedding's signature hashtag

A warm welcome with the Levin wedding’s signature hashtag

Gorgeous rings marking the big day

Gorgeous rings marking the big day

Stunning, vintage details

Stunning, vintage details

The aisle magically lined with lanterns

The aisle magically lined with lanterns

Candles lit with love

Candles lit with love

A lovely moment between the bride and her father

A lovely moment between the bride and her father

The final touches

The final touches

A dapper Josh getting ready to see his bride

A dapper Josh getting ready to see his bride

The beautiful couple beaming at the sight of each other

The beautiful couple beaming at the sight of each other

The full wedding party

The full wedding party

Elegant bouquets

Elegant bouquets

The bridesmaids sending some love to Josh

The bridesmaids sending some love to Josh

Falling in love

Falling in love

Ready to become husband and wife

Ready to become husband and wife

About to say "I do"

About to say “I do”

With this ring...

With this ring…

The kiss

The kiss

Officially Mr. and Mrs. Levin

Officially Mr. and Mrs. Levin

Husband and wife

Husband and wife

Set for a celebration

Set for a celebration

The first dance

The first dance

The happy couple

The happy couple

Father daughter dance

Father daughter dance

Mother son dance

Mother son dance

Enjoying their first moments as husband and wife

Enjoying their first moments as husband and wife

No tricks, all treats

No tricks, all treats

Celebrating their special day

Celebrating their special day

Driving off as Mr. and Mrs. Levin

Driving off as Mr. and Mrs. Levin

 

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