Spotlight on a Vendor/Christine MacPhail Harpist

Have you ever gone somewhere and you hear  soothing music but you are not quite sure what it is? Have you ever  watched a wedding in a movie and you see someone on a beach and in tha background you see this angelic vision of a harpist playing in the far background music that carries in the wind of the ocean breeze.  Well then you have heard the harp!!   Not too many people know the sounds of a harp.  A harp is a romantic instrument that you can’t help but fall in love with.  Today’s spotlight is on Christine MacPhail, she is a local harpist in Orlando.

Christine is well-known for her beautiful music.  She takes the time to listen to what her clients like and has even taken time to learn new music whenever she has the opportunity just for a client! That is dedication….There is nothing that Christine can’t play, she plays classical, Spanish, rock, Contemporary, the list is endless.  Take a look at her website she has a good number of songs that you can hear. 

Listen to this…. http://www.youtube.com/orlandoharpist

See Her Fan Page on Facebook  http://www.facebook.com/orlandoharpist#!/video/video.php?v=1203391052204

I will say this for Christine, she made my little baby a cd of harp music to fall asleep to nightly and we interchanged it for a lullaby cd every once in awhile.  The last week we had the lullabies and we went back to playing the harp music and my baby’s first reaction , he looked at me and laughed and snuggled right up to mommy.  So if you are having an event and you need string music for a classical moment, call on Christine MacPhail. 

Visit her website:  http://www.orlandoharpist.com/

Christine played at a wedding most recently and to her surprise the bride and groom had cocktail napkins made with her logo…

Thank you Christine for making our clients happy through your beautiful music.

Spotlight on a Vendor: Pilster Photography

There are so many types of photographers out there.  Those that do classic traditional photos, those that just snap everything in site as the day goes on and those that do the destination weddings and those that do the photojournalistic type of photography.  That is Chad Pilster. Here is what Chad says about his style:

Let us tell your story different!
Capturing moments with my camera has helped me discover more than I ever would have dreamed; driving me across the country; leading me to the love of my life; taking me to discover new places; leading me to new passions; taking me on adventures that I never could have imagined; allowing me to take risks and succeed; making me who I am today and helping to guide me to who I might be tomorrow.

For over 16 years people have invited me into their lives to tell their stories. Photography; my joy, my life, my love. It lets me share in your excitement, your love for each other, and the emotions that you have put into designing a unique day of your dreams.

As an award-winning photojournalist my work can be found in Seventeen Magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, USA Today, and more. Currently I am a member of the National Press Photographers Association, Association of Bridal Consultants and the Wedding Photojournalist Association.
In planning my own wedding it has brought a deep understanding to what brides and grooms must go through in researching, brainstorming, organizing and preparing for their big day. I hope to make others’ as special.

Based near Orlando, I am ready to go to do destination photography anywhere in the universe. Let me share your story with your friends, your family and the world. Contact us to start planning how we’ll capture this chapter in your life.

http://pilsterphotography.blogspot.com/

Here are some of the photos, but visit his blog for more outside the box thinking! Thank you Chad for the creativity you add!!

Angela Nuran Shoes and Brides Against Breast Cancer

You are probably asking yourself what does Shoe designer Angela Nuran have to do with Brides Against Breast Cancer?

27 Miracles was given the opportunity to sell Angela Nuran’s 2009 closeout Eternity Shoes. These shoes were formerly sold in salons for $225 and they are now available for purchase from 27 Miracles Wedding Consulting at a discounted rate. For each shoe that is purchased, a donation will be made to the Brides Against Breast Cancer

What a wonderful way to contribute to a good cause while enjoying comfortable shoes on the most important day of your life. Whether it is your wedding day or your wedding vow renewal or your Quinceanera or Sweet 16, you will love the way you feel in these shoes and you will also love the fact that part of the money spent is going towards the Brides Against Breast Cancer.

They come in Ivory or white/but in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month we are bringing them to you in color.  Pink!!

Pink ShoesPink Shoes

What is Brides Against Breast Cancer?

27 Miracles Wedding Consulting supports Brides Against Breast Cancer.  Brides Against Breast Cancer is a program of the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation, whose mission is:

“To provide an opportunity for metastatic breast cancer patients’ dream or wish to be fulfilled by providing a special time of ‘Making Memories’ together with their families, a chance that might not have become a reality without the assistance of the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation.”

“To advance the awareness of breast cancer and to educate the public about the vast resources and support available to breast cancer patients and their families.”

Brides Against Breast Cancer

Brides Against Breast Cancer Nationwide “Tour of Gowns”

With more than 32 yearly shows, the “Tour of Gowns” provides brides-to-be with an opportunity to find their dream gown (at an incredible savings) while making wishes and dreams come true for women and men who are losing their fight against breast cancer.

The worldwide support of designers, manufacturers, bridal shops and individuals (who donate a most treasured possession) make possible the Nationwide Tour of Gowns sales. The proceeds from these events help bring a moment of joy into world of someone for whom a cure is too late.

Brides Against Breast Cancer

Barbie/Survivor of Breast Cancer/Her Own Testimony

When I was wondering what to write about for Breast Cancer Awareness Month I received an email from Barbie a breast cancer survivor. I asked her if she wnated to share her testimony as encouragement with some of our readers and she was honored to tell everyone about her experience.

~ A PERSONAL NOTE FROM BARBIE ~
 
It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month…
…and I’m sure you can tell as everything from your junk mail, blenders and spatulas, office supplies, to even the NFL are turning pink!  It’s all good.
 
As the wife of a busy husband, and mom of three equally busy and very tall teenage boys….I try hard to control my nagging.  But October is different for me with this Breast Cancer Awareness thing, I’m about to “nag” YOU!  Here goes: my dear female colleagues and friends: have you had your mammogram this year?  If not, please take care of yourself, take a moment and make your appointment now!
 
And guys: I will ‘nag’ you too: love the ladies in your life and remind them as well.
 
Many of you know that I am a recent breast cancer survivor.  (It still feels strange to hear myself say that.)  I have no family history of cancer and have been religious about having a mammo every year for ages, no big deal. 
 
August 2008, I was happy, healthy and crazy busy like we all get, preparing details for a 2 week family cruise to Alaska, so I almost cancelled my annual appointment.  Thank God I didn’t, as I got “the call” two days later to come back for biopsy, etc.  Long story short, I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer, had a lumpectomy where they discovered it had spread through my lymph nodes, had a ‘port’ put in, had 6 months of chemo (lost hair, eyelashes, fingernails…) and 33 radiation treatments. If this can happen to me, dear friends, I don’t want it to happen to you!  I encourage you to make ~ and keep ~ your appointment!
 
It’s scary entering the world of cancer.  I didn’t sign up for this! But ya know, I wasn’t angry, scared-yes, but more determined to fight it.  The new, better perspective on life it gave me: what’s important and what’s not, was eye opening (baldness can do that to you!)  I decided that if God gave me 6 months…or 60 more years to live, I wanted to do it better, to focus on what lasts.  I am grateful for the lessons I learned along my cancer journey ~ but I hope my “nagging” will help you avoid having to learn these amazing lessons the same way I had to.
 
Ill step off my pink soapbox now ~ a few pics below to share ~
 
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