The last thing that Ivonne and Andrew had on their mind was that anyone would donate a Rehearsal Dinner to them. Rosie Moore, planner for 27 Miracles worked with Michael Thomas of John Michael Catering and Events and with Sascha Voss of the Holiday Inn Lake Buena Vista Downtown to do just that, give this deserving couple a Rehearsal Dinner like no other.
Jeff VerSchage of White Rose Entertainment made sure of that. He welcomed the happy couple to their surprise rehearsal dinner. The bridal party and family left the Sheraton Hotel Lake Buena Vista with directions on where to go. Ivonne and Andrew had a bit of a delay as they would be led to their surprise location. The Holiday Inn Lake Buena Vista Downtown. They were given a few side tracks like almost turning in to the Royal Plaza Hotel in Lake Buena Vista(which they would find out on their wedding day donated a 2 night Honeymoon stay at their hotel) . When we finally arrived at the Holiday Inn, there happened to be a shuttle awaiting at the hotel and planner Rosie Moore in her playfulness said oh, here is our transfer to our next destination. The driver caught on and gladly opened the door so they can get in, but just before they got in, Ivonne said , “oh wow, wish it would have been here this place is amazing!!!” At that point planner Rosie Moore of 27 Miracles let them both in on the secret, it is here!!
Mission accomplished…a true surprise for Ivonne and Andrew. They walked in to a beautiful room with Blue up lighting enhancing the white linens and fine china set on the table. The centerpiece was an orchid with a floating candle and natural stones. The bride and groom were like two kids in a candy store, trying to take it all in.
The fabulous dinner was through John Michael Catering it consisted of
Garden salad with ranch and balsamic dressing
Braised beef tenderloin tips served with trio of sauces
Shallot and rosemary roasted potatoes
Gourmet chocolate dipped strawberries
Red Velvet Cake
The guests were so thrilled with the dinner. We were blessed to receive beautiful hand-made menus and escort cards by Elegance of the Pen by Chelsea.
During dinner Jeff of White Rose had the most perfect Spanish Medleys that left the families ecstatic listening to old world songs from respected musicians from back in the day. Jeff never having met the family took a guess that this would be perfect for them and it sure was. But then it was time to Rock the House and that is what Jeff did , got everyone out on the dance floor!!!
Later that night Janvi Lalani of Ready Set Dance, wanted to be involved in some way and she decided that she would use her talent of dance to dance for the happy couple. She did a Bollywood Dance. You may ask what is Bollywood dance?
As one website refers to it: What is Bollywood dancing?
Bollywood dancing is a commercial name for modern Indian dancing. “It’s a combination of classical Indian dance (which is the base), folk dancing such as Bhangra and sometimes has a Latino and Arabic influence. It’s fun and very expressive and there’s a lot of deep meaning behind music in the films. You can actually express what the music means, through the graceful movements of the body. ” http://www.bollywoodworld.com/whatisbollywood/ The songs chosen for Ivonne and Andrew were the weddings songs celebrating two people in love.
The night ended with many thanks you’s to all the vendors that made this fabulous rehearsal dinner possible by Ivonne and Andrew.
Click on the link below to see the pictures from the rehearsal dinner. Jerdan Photography
Bruce with Treasured Moments captured all the fun on video.
Click the link below to see the video by Treasured Moments:
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Vendors that Donated their Time and Service:
27 Miracles http://www.27miraclesbyrosie.com
Holiday Inn Lake Buena Vista Downtown www.hiorlando.com
White Rose Entertainment http://www.orlandodj.com/
John Michael Catering http://www.johnmichaelevents.com/
Elegance of the Pen firstname.lastname@example.org
Jerdan Photography http://jerdanphotography.com/
Treasured Moments Videography http://tmvphdfilms.com/