Jane and Jeanelle have a sort of made-for-TV love story. The two activists met at a Black Lives Matter rally. As Jane was running late, she scoured the crowd to find the event’s organizer. That’s when she met Jeanelle, and the two immediately locked eyes. After a frozen yogurt date and their first dance at a house party, both of them felt deeply connected and head over heels. “Our love felt familiar and inevitable,” Jane told ESSENCE.

Because of their loyalty to Black creatives and business owners, Jane and Jeanelle knew they wanted their wedding venue to be at the Black-owned Brickhouse Complex & Art Gallery in Sacramento. The gallery is located in Oak Park, a historically Black neighborhood in the city that has been ground zero for gentrification in the city. Though Jane and Jeanelle revealed they went just slightly overbudget, they’re happy about every penny spent—especially since their wedding planner, Gwen Khumalo, nailed every single detail of Afro-diasporic theme.

When it came to their reception, the couple was inspired by the movie Crooklyn, given their respective hometowns of Brooklyn and Oakland. As self-proclaimed “foodies,” they made sure the menu was just as culturally vibrant as their attire—jollof rice, goat skewers and vegan chin chin were just a few of the tasty options offered. And did we mention there was actually a marijuana bar? God Bless California!

Scroll through the gallery to see more photos from Jeanelle and Jane’s Black and proud wedding.

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