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Eliane Munier and Nicolas Dautigny

Church of St. Jean Baptiste
September 18, 2004


Nicolas is French; you're a New Yorker, living in London, with a Cuban mother. How did you honor your heritages?
Two-thirds of the readings were in French. In France, it's common for the groom to be escorted down the aisle by his mother, so we did that. My mother was escorted by Nicolas’s father. We also had the traditional French wedding cake called pièce montée. We made sure that the band could play Cuban rhythms.

Being a ballerina, the music must have been a critical aspect.
During the ceremony, we played Pachelbel's Canon in D Major, which is not unusual but particularly special for us because it was the music I had danced to one of the first times Nicolas saw me on stage.




  Nicolas, how did it feel sharing the dance floor with so many professional dancers? There was terrible pressure on me. Everybody knew I was dreading that moment. Eliane says I did fantastically, but we haven't seen the film yet. We took a couple of lessons for our first dance, which was to Sade's “No Ordinary Love.” Eliane doesn't need lessons—except she had to learn how not to lead.
  Reception: The Carlyle
Gown: Monique Lhuillier
Event Planner: Elegant Affairs
Cake: Fauchon
Music: Hank Lane
Photographer: Daphne Borowski


From the Spring 2005 New York Wedding Guide


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