Romantic Haitian Wedding at the Montclair Art Museum in Montclair, New Jersey | Kerlange & Lloyd | October 15, 2016

Brides Full Name Kerlange Claude
Grooms Full Name Lloyd Alexandre

Tell us how you met and all about the proposal.
We met at Kean University in our social statistics class. We were classmates which later evolved into a friendship and later a relationship.

The proposal happened at our house. It was on December 20, 2015 Lloyd told me that he wanted me to assist him with putting something together. When he pulled out the box, he said Merry Christmas. I opened the box and it was a bicycle. I have always wanted a bicycle so I was excited! We ended up putting the bike together and during the clean up process, he stayed down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I gladly said yes!

Wedding Style: Describe your wedding dress. What was wedding shopping like for you?
We wanted to get married that following year. I had a week off from work and began dress shopping. My best friend and I immediately went to David’s bridal the next month and was able to find “the dress”! It was satin and tulle all in one! I was in love!

Culture: Did you incorporate any culture into your wedding? If yes, tell us more.
Yes we did. We are both Haitian so therefore we want our culture included in the wedding. We wanted our first dance to be a traditional Kompa song so we used the band Klass,”Lajan sere”. We also had a the Haitian delicacy “Kremas” as favors and Haitian food served.

Memories: What is your best memory from your wedding?
The first dance

Advice: What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples?
Do a destination wedding and do not feel like you have to invite everyone!

Bridesmaids/Groomsmen gifts:
Bridesmaids – I gave my bridesmaids robes, clutch bags, a letter telling them how much I loved them, and jewelry.

Favorite item on the menu:
I did not get to eat – Make sure you eat!!!

First dance song:
Lajan Sere by Klass


Wedding Planner: DeVaughnCharles Premier Events
Wedding Gowns: Zac Posen from David’s Bridalcoll
Videography: Yamean Studios Films
Photography: The Collective Vision
MUA: Inner Beauty Out
Hair Stylist: The Beauty Firm
Cake: Pink Cupcakes
Pedestals: Evolution Event Rentals
Ceremony: First Baptist Church in Jersey City
Venue: Montclair Art Museum