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Jennifer & Steven: A Formal Wedding in New York, NY

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After photos, Jennifer quickly disappeared to don her "real" attire -- an Ulla-Maija Couture strapless duchesse satin, triple-bustled wedding gown.
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When the pair met for photos beforehand on the steps of the W Hotel in Union Square, Jennifer wore an ivory lace slip dress. After some classic New York City shots, a vintage checkered cab picked them up and barreled down Fifth Avenue to the First Presbyterian Church.
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The nine bridesmaids wore black satin A-line dresses by Nicole Miller.
Nicole Miller, McLean, VA
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During the cocktail hour, the band played 1940s tunes -- perfectly matched to the room's turn-of-the-century charm -- as guests sat at tables decorated with floating gardenias and votive candles.
Roustabout Music, Staten Island
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Following a gourmet feast, approved by the successful restaurateur, the couple cut a show-stopping five-tier yellow genoise wedding cake with white icing and decorated with various shades of pale roses. Tuxedo chocolate-covered strawberries were served with the rich wedding cake.
The Glazier Group, New York
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Kate Spade, New York
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Jennifer & Steven in New York, NY

Jennifer Daymude and Steven Manning's wedding was a true labor of love. After all, it took nearly 10 years of missed opportunities in three different states for the passionate pair to get there. THE BRIDE Jennifer Daymude, 31, biotech sales THE GROOM Steven Manning, 31, restaurateur THE DATE May 30 Extreme emotions abounded for Jennifer and Steve, in the final months leading up to the wedding when the bride was diagnosed with Malignant Thymoma, a rare form of cancer. They braced themselves for two surgeries in one month. "Now I look back with gratitude that I had my wedding to keep me focused," says a recovering Jennifer. "I concentrated on staying positive, getting stronger, and on our love."
- Kathleen Murray
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  • Roustabout Music, Staten Island
  • The Glazier Group, New York
  • Kate Spade, New York

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