Katrina Bowden and Ben Jorgensen
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05/17/2013 at 02:00 PM EDT
Katrina Bowden, who made her name as a character of NBC's 30 Rock
set in the heart of Manhattan, got married one borough away on a rainy Sunday at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
The actress tied the knot with musician Ben Jorgensen, her fiancé of a year and a half.
The couple, who got engaged the night before the Screen Actors Guild Awards in January 2012, planned the wedding themselves
– which Bowden, 24, recently admitted was harder than she thought.
"It's just crazy," she said. "I didn't know anything about weddings. ... It's just kind of nuts."
One thing that did go smoothly? Picking the dress.
"It was very easy to find. It was one of the first dresses I tried on," she said. "I had seen it and I thought, 'I love that dress.' I tried on a few others, just to try some on. But once I tried on the dress that I got, it was a no-brainer."
Bowden and Jorgensen, 29, former frontman for the New Jersey band Armor for Sleep, plan to honeymoon in Hawaii, according to a website
the couple set up for guests to help fund their honeymoon.