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Big Jazzy Bash in Tribeca

Danielle Dorsainvil & James Jean
Saint Emeric’s Church and Tribeca Rooftop
September 9, 2007

James proposed on the Seine in Paris, with the help of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116. “He had quite an audience: My sisters, my mom and dad, my niece and nephew, my grandmother, and James’ mom were all on that boat with us,” says Danielle. The couple, who are both Haitian and lived in New York before expatriating overseas, planned their entire wedding blind, using online recommendations, friends’ assurances, and late-night, in-between-time-zones phone calls. “I wasn’t even at the tasting! My girls made sure there would be plenty of spicy food for the Haitians—as well as a martini bar, a raw bar, a sushi bar, and a dim sum station.” Planning from afar required a lot of creativity, “Pre-Cana in Baghdad? Kind of hard. Enter the army chaplain!” And compromises: “My cousin didn’t call for the limos until a month before. Let’s just say the pickings were slim.” No matter, they weren’t high on her “do-not-budge-on-this” list.


Bride's Gown: Jim Hjelm at Kleinfeld
Groom's Suit: Hugo Boss
Event Designer: Meredith Waga of Belle Fleur
Music: D.J. Powermix and Belle Image
Bridesmaids' Dresses: Watters & Watters
Invitations: Inklinations


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