As a professional caterer, Mcduff Goldman, 39, oversaw the menu and preparation for his wedding to Sandra Marcelin, 34, an imaging analyst. “It was probably the craziest thing I’ve ever done,” he says. “I was in the kitchen the day before with my chefs, tasting things. The final touches had to be done the day of … I kept popping into the kitchen, like, ‘Is everything good?’ My chefs said, ‘Get the hell out of here!’ ” The couple, who met at a club eight years ago and now have two children, opted for a fall feast with dishes inspired by their Haitian heritage. When it came time to party with their 250 guests: “We are a big Caribbean family,” Marcelin says. “We knew we wanted a club feel, but still elegant.” The couple slipped in some surprises as well, like an original love song by Marcelin’s cousin DiMi Marc, and an outfit change. “I went with more of a sexy dress, with pearls at the top,” she says. “I had my favorite Beyoncé song playing, ‘Love on Top,’ when I came back out.”
*This article appears in the winter 2017 issue of New York Weddings.