New York City Public Advocate, Jumaane D. Williams on July 15 tied the knot with lobbyist India Sneed in a very private ceremony conducted by Minister Kirsten John Foy at the United States Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn.
Williams is the son of Grenadian immigrants. Sneed, a lobbyist in New York City for Greenberg Traurig LLP, is a Jamaica, Queens native, whose grand-parents are from Dominica, the Bahamas and Jamaica.
The couple later celebrated with close friends, family and colleagues during the wedding reception at The W Loft in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a very reliable source told Caribbean Life on Wednesday.
The source said the event was “an intimate gathering in light of COVID restrictions.”
Some of the notables at the reception included Mayor Bill de Blasio; Brooklyn President and Democratic Mayoral nominee Eric Adams; New York Attorney General Letitia James; and Democratic City Comptroller nominee, Councilman Brad Lander; as well as several other city and state elected officials.
“Because of COVID-19 restrictions, there were multiple time slots in which guests celebrated with the couple,” the source said.
The wedding ceremony and lunch notice stated that “all attendees must have proof of recent negative test result or proof of immunization prior to the event; sign-in with contact information required to assist with potential contact tracing.
“Masks will be required at all times, except when seated and eating or drinking,” it said. “Ceremonial and socially-distanced dancing allowed in designated areas.”
Requested garden attire included sunglasses, floral prints, suits in lighter hues, and fun hats and fascinators.
“I’m truly blessed to have married an incredible woman, India Sneed,” Williams tersely told Caribbean Life exclusively Wednesday night. “We are so grateful to everyone for their well wishes and support, and are so excited to begin this new phase of our lives together.”