Lena Dunham has been pictured for the very first time as a bride in new photos capturing her surprise wedding to Luis Felber.
In an intimate photo posted to her Instagram account, Lena, 35, wore a white lace wedding dress as she stood beside her new husband, 32.
‘9*25*21 – and that’s when she became the nanny…’ Lena captioned the photograph.
Lena and Luis said ‘I do’ beneath a makeshift chuppah at Soho’s Union Club after just one month of wedding planning and several months of dating, according to Vogue.
Photos from the festivities were also posted in the Vogue article detailing their engagement, nuptials, and precautions taken to protect guests from COVID.
Recalling their engagement, Luis, a musician who performs as Attawalpa, told the site: ‘Well, you were not feeling well, and I asked to visit you in the hospital, and I stayed longer than I was supposed to stay.
‘And I just thought, that left me with a funny feeling seeing you not feeling well. And then the next day when you got back, we were in bed, and I said, ‘I just I don’t ever want you to go through that on your own again.’ And you said, ‘Oh, I want to marry you someday.’
‘And I said, ‘Why don’t we make that someday, soon day?’ The next day, I went for a walk with my friend Tom, and he was going on about his life, and I was like, ‘I think I proposed to Lena last night.’ And when I got home, we made it real.’
‘He does the engagement story better than I do,’ Lena added.
The pandemic hung heavily in the air as the couple planned their nuptials, with several guests having to drop out after contracting the virus.
‘Hearing from a wedding guest that they can’t make it because they have COVID is a great reminder that this is still going on, and to take all of the precautions seriously,’ Lena said.
In order to ensure everyone’s safety, guests had to present proof of vaccination and undergo two lateral flow tests.
‘I’m immune compromised, so I take COVID restrictions really seriously,’ Lena told the site, ‘but it’s important to both of us. Lu wants to keep me safe, and he wants live music to come back, and he is also just thoughtful about human safety in general!’
The couple also had masks available for guests to wear at the wedding, and the venue was laid out to allow for adequate distance between everyone.
The wedding was certainly one to remember.
Lena says an estimated 60 guests were in attendance watching her and Luis exchange vows they wrote themselves beneath a chuppah at the exclusive club.
The bride and groom wanted to include the chuppah as they both have parents who are Jewish – Lena’s mother and Luis’ father.
And Lena had an astounding nine bridesmaids by her side, which included the likes of Tommy Dorfman, future sister-in-law Alma-Kori Felber, and her podcasting partner Alissa Bennett, who provided the ‘something borrowed’ with her son’s Lego soldier.
Man and wife: Lena says an estimated 60 guests were in attendance watching her and Luis exchange handwritten vows beneath a chuppah at the exclusive club
‘I spent so much time during the pandemic talking to my girlfriends about our feelings over FaceTime, but a few of my best friends I haven’t seen in over a year,’ Lena said.
‘And, you know, my girlfriends have had to deal with a lot of not-so-happy things with me in our adulthood, so to be able to celebrate something joyful and use it as an excuse to be together was very special.’
And the party continued after the ceremony with their fun-filled reception.
The couple had their first dance to This Will Be Our Year by the Zombies, and had seven different wedding cakes for guests to feast on. There was a main cutting cake and six small baked goods.
Aww: The couple had their first dance to This Will Be Our Year by the Zombies, and had seven different wedding cakes for guests to feast on
Luis, who wore a custom blue suede suit designed by Emily Bode, wore Lena’s garter on his head near the end of the evening.
Lena first revealed she was dating Felber during an interview with The New York Times back in April.
‘It’s been a few months. I feel really lucky,’ she said, adding that Felber was, ‘the greatest person I’ve ever met.’
‘I feel really lucky’: Lena first revealed she was dating Felber during an interview with The New York Times back in April
The English-Peruvian musician told how how the actress was his ‘soulmate’ and that they had an ‘intense’ relationship after being set up on a blind date by a mutual friend earlier this year.
‘There were lots of moments, there are lots of moments and there will be lots of moments,’ he told the publication.
‘I’m not living in a Disney film where you’re certain about who you want to spend the rest of your life with in one moment.
‘Time is fluid and when you know, you know. I love my wife, who is also my best friend. I’m going to sound cheesy — but when you find your soul mate, you just know.’
He also revealed how they were set up on a blind date by a mutual friend and got on so well on their first meeting that they ‘didn’t stop talking for eight hours’.
The pair met in lockdown so for their first date they took a walk along the River Thames together at night as the pubs were shut at the time.
He added that after dating a lot in the previous year it was refreshing to be able to ‘be himself’ while getting to know Lena.
Elsewhere in the interview Luis told how it is ‘very moving’ and ‘beautiful’ that Lena shows off the romantic details of their relationship on her Instagram before adding that he isn’t ‘used to being shown that sort of love by someone else’.
He went on to say that the pair have been living together for four months now and that he loves going to bed every night with his ‘best friend’.
Luis did admit however that he has never watched Lena’s hit show Girls but that he has seen some of her more recent projects including the city drama Industry.
Meant to be: The English-Peruvian musician told how how the actress was his ‘soulmate’ and that they had an ‘intense’ relationship after being set up on a blind date by a mutual friend earlier this year