Abbi Jacobson and Jodi Balfour Are Married and Their Moms Did the Hora

We simply cannot think of anything more wholesome.

For the past two years in a row, Beanie Feldstein and Bonnie-Chance Roberts have been the queer Jewish queens of Pride Month. In June 2022, the couple announced their engagement via Instagram. And just last year, Bean and Bon took to Instagram once more to announce their summer camp-themed wedding. But this year, the title of queer Jewish queen of Pride Month (that I made up and now am trying to make a thing) has to go to Abbi Jacobson of “Broad City.”

Yesterday, she and her wife Jodi Balfour announced their nuptials via Instagram!!

Per Cultured Magazine, Abbi and Jodi were married sometime in 2023 in a ceremony at Public Records in Gowanus, Brooklyn. “I like a little bit of grub with my beauty,” Balfour explained. “That’s why we chose Gowanus,” Jacobson added. From the episode of “Broad City” where Abbi, high from wisdom tooth surgery, terrorizes the Gowanus Whole Foods to getting married in the same neighborhood years later… what a full circle moment!

Insofar as I can tell, it seems that the lone Jewish moment of the evening came from the dance floor. After the indoor ceremony and the dinner — both of which were initially supposed to be held outdoors, but were changed due to heavy rain — Abbi and Jodi surprised their guests with a dance party.

“It really was ‘one of those nights.’ We were in a dark wooden room with no windows, an insane sound system, and a disco ball. Everyone’s nice clothes became wet rags. People were smoking who don’t smoke. Our moms did the hora,” Jodi mused. She added, “It was like we all existed in a different dimension for a while.”

Moms doing the hora?! I simply cannot think of anything more wholesome.

Swipe through the carousel to see Abbi’s mom and Jodi’s mom doing the hora, and for other pictures of the wedding. (Peep Ilana Glazer in the pink feathered dress in the top photo of slide two!)

For those highly cultured Hey Alma pals amongst us, Abbi and Jodi wore dresses from The Row for their ceremony. For the afterparty, Abbi changed into Versace chainmail and Jodi wore a number from Vivienne Westwood. The architectural floral designs were by Rana Kim, food was prepared by chef Emma Leigh MacDonald with help from designer Sophie Lou Jacobsen, photos were done by Lucia Bell-Epstein and the DJ was “Broad City” music supervisor Matt FX. The couple’s first dance was to “Don’t Let Me Lose This Dream” by Aretha Franklin.

Mazel tov, Abbi and Jodi! And Happy Pride Month to us all!

Evelyn Frick

Evelyn Frick (she/they) is a writer and associate editor at Hey Alma. She graduated from Vassar College in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. In her spare time, she's a comedian and contributor for Reductress and The Onion.

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