Here Comes the Bride … and Groom … and 70 PETA Volunteers

Published by Alisa Mullins.

Jenny Perez and Jordan Adam Brown Fenton are faithful attendees of the “work parties” that are held each week at the Sam Simon Center—PETA’s Norfolk, Virginia, headquarters. In fact, they’re such dedicated volunteers that when it came time to plan their nuptials, the couple knew they couldn’t let something as mundane as a wedding ceremony get in the way of their weekly date to work on projects that help animals—so they brought the festivities right to PETA’s HQ.

Bride and Groom at Sam Simon Center Wedding

Fellow work partiers pitched in with planning the wedding and reception and purchased the decorations and flowers to decorate the Sam Simon Center.

Bride and Groom at Sam Simon Center Wedding

Volunteer Joshua Burley provided the music.

Josh and Guests

Another volunteer, ordained minister Preston Saks, officiated the ceremony.

Bride, Groom, and Preston at Sam Simon Center Wedding

The bride, who was given away by her mother, wore silver.

Bride's Mom Walks Her Down the Aisle

The flower girl wore purple.

Flower Girl at Sam Simon Center Wedding

The guests dined on vegan burritos donated by Burrito Perdido


… and some Salvadorian fare prepared by vegan Chef Cascada.

Festive Table at Sam Simon Center Wedding

There were also vegan cupcakes in a rainbow of colors and variety of flavors from My Vegan Sweet Tooth.

Vegan Cupcakes with Bride and Groom Rubber Duckies

PETA provided the cake as well as wedding gifts from the PETA catalog.

Bride Feeds Groom Cake at Sam Simon Cen

Even the cake topper was made in the vegan spirit.

Cake Topper at Sam Simon Center Wedding

“We are surrounded by activists and people who care and defend innocence,” said the groom. “The value of [this occasion] wasn’t money. It was love, it was kindness, and it was decency.”

PETA Work Party 5

Congratulations, Jordan and Jenny!

Pimped Ride, Vegan Style

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— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind