Naromie and Jordan met in March of 2012 on the campus of Herbert H. Lehman College. It was their sophomore year of college and they were in the same Calculus lab class. A few months later, they developed an undeniable connection and officially started dating. After seven years of growing together in love, Jordan popped the question. Read more of their love story and share in the joy of their beautiful wedding day in East Brunswick, New Jersey captured by Kesha Lambert Photography.
Bride: Naromie Dejoie, 29, Public Health Advisor and Poet
Groom: Jordan Dejoie, 29, Business Analyst and Professional Trader
Photography by: Kesha Lambert Photography
Place of residence: East Orange, NJ
Wedding date: May 9, 2021
Wedding location: Park Chateau Estate and Gardens
Wedding theme/motif/inspiration: Neoclassical and traditional Christianity theme; Haitian culture inspirations
Honeymoon Destination: Santorini and Athens, Greece
Briefly tell us about your wedding experience and how the both of you felt on your big day. Include your most memorable moment.
The couple tied the knot at Park Chateau Estate and Garden in East Brunswick, NJ on Sunday, May 9th, 2021 under the officiation of Pastor Brandon Gibson. Their faith and cultural roots have always been paramount to their identity, magnetic love and chemistry. There were so many intricacies about the day that made it memorable. For Naromie, the mesmerizing setup and design of the dining room by Phemstar Event Productions and M.Sarah Designs was captivating and was perfectly described by guests as "a taste of paradise."
Additionally, the sea of Haitian flags being waved during the reception party was a spectacular view that harbored pride and honor, particularly with the approaching Haitian Flag Day holiday. For Jordan, the saxophonist performances of musician Connell Thompson added flare to the fiery aura that consumed the atmosphere. Also, the sensual Kompa and Kizomba performances by Bev Flowers and her team were unforgettable. What Naromie and Jordan cherished most was the joy of celebrating their union with over 200 family and friends who traveled from all over on Mother's Day and in the nearing aftermath of a pandemic that shook the world. They are forever grateful for the heartfelt love, the warm support, and deliberate sacrifice of everyone who made part of the day that joined their souls together forever.
Wedding song, explain choice for song:
1.Soldat by J-Ron; this Haitian-Kreyol song was selected for the couple's first dance because the words reverberate the principle of sticking together through thick and thin, and for better or worse.
2. Criminèl by KAI - RichardCave; there was a unique group choreography created for this by professional Konpa dancer, Bev Flowers, and it was performed live by talented musician, Connel Thompson.
3. Douce Tankou Sirop (feat. Dj Son & Dj Excel); this song was selected for its classy sensuality. Haitian Kompa is all about intimacy, sensuality, and grace. This song played an integral role in the couple's wedding movie.
What are you most looking forward to as a married couple?
We are most looking forward to living a joyful life that honors God, one that is purposeful in design and deed, and one that inspires others to love deeply and passionately. Furthermore, we have great ambitions in the financial and business sector. Finally, we hope to contribute to the work some are doing to rebuild Haiti and inspire change, growth, and hope for a brighter future.
Advice for a Bride/Groom on their wedding day:
The best wedding advice they would give to engaged couples is to start planning early, dance together throughout--not just in preparation for the day--but as a bonding activity as it can be found to be therapeutic throughout the process, and do not settle easily--be deliberate about your vision while creating a financial plan to achieve your dream.
Congratulations to the happy couple! We wish them many years of wedded bliss!