Bride: Cassandre Theano

Groom: Alain Auguste

Date of Wedding: 09/01/2013

Location: Holy Rosary Catholic Church and The Greentree Country Club, New Rochelle, NY

Photographer: A. Anaiz Photography  

The bride on their wedding theme:

I am drawn to the opulence of golden tones and deep purples but also the softness of blush pink. Together, these three colors inspired the aesthetics of the wedding and became my palette. I wanted a sophisticated, yet romantic feel to the wedding and I think we achieved it!

Our Wedding Style:

I was inspired by the timelessness of my mom’s wedding dress, so I really wanted something that was classic yet still fresh. I found that in my Romona Keveza gown, which had an updated silhouette in a lace pattern. I also was excited about creating different looks with my dress, adding sleeves for a more demure look during the ceremony and removing the straps and adding a belt for a more grown and sexy look at the reception. Both my husband and I had incorporated gold into our outfits (my jewelry, my shoes and minaudiere were gold), but my favorite was actually my husband's custom gold tuxedo jacket. He looked like a million bucks and it was so unique.

Our Incorporation of Culture:

Initially, we wanted to get married in Haiti, where we both grew up, but when these plans changed, we were determined to infuse our culture into every aspect of our wedding. Our ceremony was celebrated in three languages, French, Haitian creole and English. Our DJ kept the party going by playing Haitian music as well as international hits. During the reception we severed the award winning Prestige beer, Haiti's national beer. At the end of the night, guests took home hand painted plates by famous Haitian artist, Patrick Wah as favors. It was our way of sending them home with a little piece of Haiti.

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