Emilie & Nicole

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“We both enjoy visiting Newport every summer for the sun, seafood, and fun times with friends and family.”

Emilie Dubois & Nicole Poteat on July 4, 2015

Published in Newport Wedding Magazine 2017 issue

Rhode Islander Emilie Dubois and Nicole Poteat of White Plains, NY have their pride to thank for their fateful meeting during graduate school at Boston College. Emilie, president of the Graduate Pride Alliance, and Nicole, social chair of the Lambda Pride Group for BC law, fell in love while planning events. Three years later, friends from all over the country visited Nicole in Boston for a scavenger hunt of activities, which led to Emilie’s sunset proposal on the bandstand of Jamaica Pond. The couple recounts, “We returned home to our apartment where 50 of our closest friends were waiting for us to have an engagement party.” An a capella group from Harvard serenaded the couple for a magical end to their perfect day. –SK

Independence Day

Mixed red roses and ivory and blue hydrangeas made for festive July 4th bouquets and centerpieces. Lemon, chocolate and red velvet cupcakes were decorated and arranged into a scrumptious American flag.


Emilie shined in a custom gown from a quaint boutique where, in 1971, her mother also purchased her wedding dress. Nicole wowed in a custom navy tuxedo with ivory pleats and merlot lining. After the ceremony she changed from her cream silk cummerbund into a needlepoint American flag cummerbund to match her father’s. Half of the wedding party wore mixed style, floor length merlot gowns and the other half donned navy pinstripe ladies’ suits with cream silk blouses.

First Dance

The newlyweds danced to “The Origin of Love,” which celebrates the idea that love originates from the pain that occurs from a destined couple splitting apart and the joy of reuniting two sides as one. To emphasize the meaning, two couples, one man and woman, the other man and man, joined Nicole and Emilie on the dance floor.

Where Are They Now

After a fun-filled tropical honeymoon in Hawaii, Emilie and Nicole returned to their Brooklyn, NY home. Both work with Goldman Sachs, Emilie as an associate and Nicole as a senior analyst.

Featured Vendors

Bridal Gown: House of Brides
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Twobirds
Tuxedos: Custom design by Gurjot Sidhu
Invitations: Artwork by Robert Gill & Nicole Poteat
Rehearsal Dinner: Kempenaar’s Clambake Club
Ceremony/Reception Venue: Rosecliff Mansion
Hair: Natural Creations
Nails: Star Nails & Spa
Flowers: Sayles Livingston Flowers
Caterer: Blackstone Caterers
Cupcakes: Wright’s Dairy Farm
Officiant: Ken Brickman
Transportation: Provided by Fisher Bus Company
Entertainment: Unity Band
Photographer: Ryan Brenizer
Videographer: Paul Hairston
Wedding Night Stay: The Chandler Hotel



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