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Weddings That Give Back: Tom + Dustin- New York City, NY

This is the love story about the parents of a cute Maltipoo. Her name is Captain. BlackSheepBride_0067 Captain’s parents, Tom and Dustin, met while attending Yale University and fell in love on an adventure-date hiking to the top of East Rock in New Haven. From that day on, they were inseparable and their adventuring continued with their beloved pup right by their side. February 11th, 2016 holds special significance for their story. On this day there was a worldwide announcement that a LIGO experiment discovered gravity waves. Tom is a mathematics teacher at a collegiate school in Brooklyn and Dustin is also in the field of science and math, as a Data Scientist for Capital One. February 11th was also the day they got engaged in their home in Washington, D.C.! As they planned their intimate wedding day they intentionally choose to focus on their love and their community more than anything else. They wanted to be true to who they were and what was important to them, and their wedding reflected accordingly. BlackSheepBride_0042 They kept their attire simple and encouraged their wedding party to wear what they wanted, so long as they rocked out black leather bomber jackets. They wanted the Rare Book Room to speak for itself, as it did, and added minimal florals and punk-rock accents to make it their own. They choose BSB vendor, Modern Rebel Co., to plan and coordinate their day and through her giving-back business model donated a portion of their wedding budget to Homes for the Homeless. This donation benefits a homeless youth summer camp that empowers and equips youth through a variety of programs and services. Tom and Dustin also donate regularly to MSF and SPLC. They are also incredibly passionate about education and making STEM accessible to all students. BlackSheepBride_0034 BlackSheepBride_0035 BlackSheepBride_0036 BlackSheepBride_0037 BlackSheepBride_0038 BlackSheepBride_0039 BlackSheepBride_0040 BlackSheepBride_0041  BlackSheepBride_0043 BlackSheepBride_0044 BlackSheepBride_0045 BlackSheepBride_0046 BlackSheepBride_0047 BlackSheepBride_0048 BlackSheepBride_0049 BlackSheepBride_0050 BlackSheepBride_0051 BlackSheepBride_0052  BlackSheepBride_0054 BlackSheepBride_0055 BlackSheepBride_0056 BlackSheepBride_0057 BlackSheepBride_0058 BlackSheepBride_0059 T&DWedding-316BlackSheepBride_0060 BlackSheepBride_0061 BlackSheepBride_0062 BlackSheepBride_0063 BlackSheepBride_0064 BlackSheepBride_0065 BlackSheepBride_0066 Participating Vendors: Wedding Planner: Modern Rebel Co. | Photography: Aaron and Whitney Photography | Paper Goods: Penny Ann Designs | Venue: The Rare Book Room at Strand Book Store | Florals: Brooklyn Blooms | DJ: 74 Events | Catering: Red Egg NYC | Cake: Baked NYC | Rings: Macha Jewelry Weddings That Give Back: Tom + Dustin- New York City, NY