Jacquie and Marcus Siegmund met as sophomores at Princeton, when they both joined the same eating club, and started dating almost immediately. “We actually had the ‘Most Likely to Get Married’ paper plate award!” Jacquie says. After six years together, he proposed on the beach at Sea Island, where they were quarantining with family and close friends.
The two always knew they would get married in the same locale where they got engaged. In June of 2020, Jacquie and Marcus tied the knot in a micro-wedding but continued coordinating a larger celebration and vow renewal for 2022, both were seamlessly planned and designed by Augusta Cole.
“The first thing I wanted to nail down was my wedding dress,” Jacquie says. Due to flight issues, the mother-of-the-bride wasn’t able to attend the bridal appointments in New York, but Jacquie’s father stepped in to help his daughter find “the dress.” At Carolina Herrera, Jacquie spotted a gown from the spring 2022 collection that had just arrived in the shop that day. “I knew it was the one as soon as I tried it on.”
On the day-of, Jacquie got ready with hair and makeup artist Claire Balest, who gave the bride a natural beauty look. Bridesmaids complemented Jacquie well in floral Olya, Daria, and Davi dresses from the Brock Collection for Over The Moon capsule. “I joked that they were my bouquet of best friends!!” the bride exclaims. “I was obsessed with their Brock x OTM bridesmaids dresses. We worked with Over The Moon head stylist Anny Choi to find the perfect one for each, which wasn’t a simple task since they were spread across New York, California, Florida, London, Milan, Dubai, and Singapore.”
Jacquie’s after-party dress was by Ines di Santo. “I grew up near their flagship store in Toronto and always loved passing by and looking at her dresses in the window,” the bride explains. “It was a lot of fun to be able to wear a Canadian designer.”
The groom wore a Tom Ford tuxedo to renew his vows and afterward changed into a Corneliani white jacket for dinner.
On May 7, 2022 at The Cloister, the bride walked down the aisle, lined with florals by The Vine Garden Market, accompanied by her father. Jacquie’s uncle who is also her godfather “officiated” the ceremony. “We were all surprised when he spoke for a while in Portuguese, which was incredibly special for Marcus’s family who had traveled from Brazil to be with us,” the bride shares. And the couple exchanged their own vows. “I was so overcome with emotion. From the moment my dad and I started walking down the aisle, I had both tears in my eyes and a huge smile on my face.”
The reception kicked off with the first dance to “Everything I Do (I Do it for You)” by Bryan Adams, and immediately after, Sound House of Élan Artists played “September,” which prompted everyone to join the couple on the floor. Guests then found their seats for dinner via name cards calligraphed by Victoria Rothwell of Design House of Moira for Li Ward.
A memorable moment from the speeches portion of the evening was when Jacquie’s sister and maid of honor and the father of the bride joined the band to perform their own rendition of “Chicken Fried.” “They have such beautiful voices, and it was such a fun song that everyone got up and danced to,” the bride remembers.
Post-reception, a trumpet playing “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” led everyone to the after-party in the transformed pizzeria, where Jacquie and Marcus danced the night away with their loved ones.