Bridal Bliss: Shereine and Clance

Bridal Bliss: Shereine and Clance
ESSENCE.COM Jul, 13, 2010

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Toronto couple Shereine Douglas and Clance Laylor headed south to the Turks and Caicos Islands to take their vows. The two wed at the Regent Palms resort in Providenciales on May 8, 2010. Share their love.

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Shenique from Sheque Perfection made sure Shereine’s make-up looked natural and stayed put, even in the hot island climate.

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Clance’s best man helps him get ready to meet his bride.

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As they got ready to walk down the aisle, Clance and his guys were listening to “I Am Blessed” by dancehall artist Mr. Vegas.

“It was perfect because I thought, ‘I am blessed to be with my beautiful wife today,’” Clance says.

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Shereine’s mom zips her baby girl into her wedding dress.

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Shereine’s bouquet incorporated pale peach and white roses accented with a touch of green.

Both wedding rings are 18 karat white gold. Shereine’s band features a row of three-sided diamonds.

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Clance’s personal tailor Domenic Calabretta designed all of the men’s cream colored suits for the affair.

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Clance’s tailor picked out the perfect broach to complement his wedding day ensemble.

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Shereine wanted to incorporate Clance’s favorite color into their wedding, so she chose green bridesmaids gowns from Belo Fashion Boutique.

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“I love the way my dress hugged my curves,” Shereine says of her Pronovais wedding gown from Becker’s Bridal Fashions in Toronto.

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“Ive become a better person since I met Clance,” Shereine says.

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“I feel whole and secure now,” Clance says. “That’s my wife and we’re going to live a life together.”

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“I was very anxious to get it going,” Clance said of being excited to marry Shereine on his wedding day.

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Shereine’s mother Dolores Douglas walked her down the aisle in a gorgeous blue gown.

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“Her dress blew me away,” Clance remembers. “It was beautiful. I just thought, ’That’s my baby. That’s my wife!’”

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“The day of the wedding I was excited,” Shereine remembers. “I just wanted to see Clance.”

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Finally pronounced husband and wife, Clance and Shereine are ready to get the party started.

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Before they can set it off, the newlyweds have to sign the official marriage documents.

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Shereine, Clance and wedding guests toss flowers in the air to celebrate the Laylor’s new union.

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“I never pictured myself getting married,” Shereine says. “When Clance stepped into the picture I knew he was the one.”

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Everyone in the wedding party is so happy for their newlywed friends.

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Both Clance and Shereine are excited to travel to other beautiful destinations together as husband and wife.

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The Regent Palms catered the Laylor’s wedding with local and international fare.

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Clance and Shereine’s wedding coordinator Nila Destinations ordered the couple’s lemon wedding cake from Diane Guess of Cakes to Di For.

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Shereine and Clance swayed to “Differences” by Ginuwine for their first dance.

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“I feel like the bond between us is stronger,” Clance says. “I feel more committed and I feel a greater sense of responsibility.”

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“It’s a good thing to say ‘my husband’” Shereine reflects. “I know we’re going to grow old together and hopefully start a family soon.”

All photos by Andrew Mann of Tropical Imaging.

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