Genelle gets dream wedding











On July 13, 2002, in a custom-made, ivory, silk-faced satin princess gown by America's Amsale Couture, Trinidad-born Genelle Guzman wed Roger McMillan at the exclusive Bridgewaters Museum Club in Manhattan. Guzman's celebrated marriage follows her remarkable survival and rescue from the World Trade Center debris 26 hours after the September 11, 2001 bombing.

Amsale also provided the bridesmaids' dresses. Guzman's hair and make-up were done by the exclusive Stephen Knoll Salon; shoes and accessories were courtesy Special Occasions by Saugus Shoes. McMillan and his groomsmen were outfitted by Lord West, an expert in men's formal wear. The couple were serenaded with contemporary jazz music by trumpeter Chris Botti. The ceremony, which began just after 4 pm, was attended by some 140 guests, Lauren Sueskind Theodore, Senior Manager, Public Relations of the Conde Nast Bridal Group, publishers of Bride's magazine, said. Bride's magazine, with CBS' The Early Show decided to give Guzman the red carpet wedding when they heard of her miraculous survival story. They enlisted the support of leading wedding establishments in New York, who provided jewelry, gifts, flowers, etc, to make the dream wedding a reality. "The bride looked gorgeous, and everyone was happy to be sharing the day with her," said Theodore yesterday.

Genelle's sister Christine also flew up to join friends and family for the ceremony, and posh reception attended by C Virginia Fields, the Manhattan Borough President, couture wedding gown designer Amsale Aberra, Bridgewaters owner Penny Glazier, and Helen Newton, the New York Regional Manager of the US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, which is providing a complete VIP all-expenses-paid honeymoon package in St Thomas.

The ceremony was aired July 14th on CBS' The Early Show, and will be featured with exclusive photographs of the event by Scott Whittle Photography in the November/December issue of Bride's.



Genelle Guzman & Roger McMillan
Photo courtesy Scott Whittle