The Traditional Nigerian Engagement of Bukola and Francis

27 Miracles started their day bright and early at 5am making the commute to the beautiful Lake Mary Event Center where at 7am the place would be buzzing with vendors ready to start the festivities for Bukola and Francis!  Bukola and Francis are from out-of-state but they chose Florida to marry as this is home of Bukola’s father.  In Nigeria, the tradition is to have the daughter marry in the village where her father resides.  In this instance Florida.

This will be the king chairs where the bride and groom will sit! Thank you to Pinky from Nikun Events and Orlando DJ and Lighting for the backdrop and lighting. The family brought different gift items that signify many things for instance honey for sweetness in the marriage and salt to be the seasoning of the marriage and the world.  The Nigerian wedding ceremony is everyone in the family coming together to financially and spiritually support the couple.  In lieu of gifts the families supply cash to the couple to help them get started in life.  You will see those pictures later on.

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Orijanel Hair and Make up started to work on Bukola for her special wedding engagement ceremony that would be taking place.

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Everything was coming together preparation wise for Bukola.  As she got her head-dress on she took advantage of the quiet morning to take a phone call!

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Bukola selected the coral colors for her engagement ceremony as you see in the shoes, fan and purse with traditional gold jewelery to match.

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One of the brides friends came to help her with her head-dress so that she was perfect for Frances when he finally would get his bride!

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Finally our bride to be is ready to await her grand entrance to the ceremony but while she waited she had some time to pose for some pictures.

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The bride’s sister Lolly, looks on as Bukola,  her baby sister and the last of the girls, is about to embark on a life time journey called marriage. Lolly was so supportive to Bukola, her and wedding planner Rosie Moore of 27 Miracles were the ones that planned this beautiful wedding together along with Bukola.  She was a great maid of honor!

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The ceremony begins with the reading of the proposal letter from the groom’s family.  This proposal letter is presented to the mother of the bride who dances around to present it to the family and  her husband. The  ceremony starts with a Nigerian spokeswoman that directs the ceremony.

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Frances’ family comes in playing the drums and singing as he meets the bride’s family seated below.

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The Bride’s father accepts the money that the groom’s family starts to pay out.

So starts the reading for the acceptance of the engagement.  Usually read by a member of  the Bride;s family.

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The Groom’s family below looks on proudly!

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Once the Bride’s Family reads the acceptance letter, the groom enters
the room escorted by the men in his family to ask for the bride’s hand
in marriage

If a favorable reply is sent to the grooms family, the groom then comes in with his friends.  As the groom enters the room, he drops some money in the room that will help the bride’s family.

The spokeswoman  starts to explain to the  men and the groom what the next step is.

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The groom then kneels before the bride’s family to beg for her hand in marriage along with his male friends.

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The groom awaits the bride with anticipation!


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And now the moment everyone has been waiting for!!! The bride is coming!! The spokeswoman prays for the bride’s entrance as the guests await her entrance.


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The bride gets the final touches before her grand entrance.

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Singing the bride in!!!

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Here comes the bride with her friends!

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The groom’s first look of the bride…

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The bride’s entrance!

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Once the bride  enters with her female friends and is covered with a veil.She goes to her mom and is unveiled and this is where a prayer is said for her.

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It is a very emotional time. The veil is placed back on the bride by the mother. At that point she will seek prayers from the groom’s family. It is a very emotional moment for the bride and her family as well as the guests.

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The bride is ready to meet the groom’s family


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The mother of the groom wipes a tear with the bride’s hand-made veil…

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The bride is accepted by the family of the groom..
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Now Bukola is welcomed into the family of Francis and is their new daughter to be…

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The happy bride to be…

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Meeting the groom….

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The groom showers his bride to be in dollars….

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The groom accepts the bride and carries his bride to be to her chair so that  he starts to take care of her from this moment…

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Praying together…

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The Maid of Honor, sister of the bride, shares some words of wisdom for the happy couple.

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The Bride to be looks on to see what the special gift Francis her groom has for her…

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Bukola’s family gifts are yellow with accents Francis’ Gifts are Blue
They are not opened there. Bukola will select the Bible, that has the
engagement ring tied to it.

They are officially engaged!!

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As the groom shows his affection to his bride to be..

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It is now time to cut the cake and feed it to each other.  It is a tradition where they each feed it to each other, including the drink and wiping the person’s mouth.  It is symbolic of how the husband and wife have to take care of each other.

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The happy bride gives the photographer a happy look..

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The payment to the bride’s family…

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The bride also had to change to a Benin dress which is also part of the traditional heritage of Nigeria.

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Stay tuned for the traditional Nigerian wedding coming soon…

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Thank you to the following vendors for making this wedding engagement a success!!

Diane Jensen/Assisting 27 Miracles on this day from The Wedding Party http://www.theweddingparty.us/About_Diane.html

Marcus Moore/27 Miracles

John Michael Catering www.johnmichaelevents.com

Jesse Giles Photography http://www.jessegilesphotography.com

Orlando DJ and Lighting www.Orlandodjandlighting.com

Orijahnel Make Over Group http://www.orijahnel.com/website#!__website

Lake Mary Events Center http://lakemaryeventscenter.com

Rosie Moore/Windermere, FL Receives the Distinction of Master Bridal Consultant

Rosie Moore • Submission Type:Professional Recognition • Current employer:27 Miracles • Current title/position:Owner • Position level:Master Bridal Consultant

 

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For Immediate Release

PRLog (Press Release) – Mar. 17, 2013 – WINDERMERE, Fla. — Rosie Moore, wedding and event planner for 27 Miracles received her designation of Master Bridal Consultant.  She is the first Windermere, FL Resident to receive such a designation.  The designation is based on a detailed portfolio that includes professional development to showcase master level of experience in the wedding industry including a wedding reflecting that expertise.  This presentation was done at the Association of Bridal Consultants National Conference in Denver, CO  The wedding of choice was the Christmas Blessing Wedding of December 2011.

Rosie has been planning weddings for many years, she opened 27 Miracles along with her husband and business partner Marcus Moore May 2008 and went straight to being a Professional Bridal Consultant based on her schooling and expertise.  From there she went straight to working on her Master Bridal Consultant.

Rosie is bilingual in Spanish and works with the Latin community frequently on Quinces and Weddings.  She is experienced in cultural weddings and weddings of special circumstances.  Rosie is the author of the book A Story of Faith by Rosie Moore.

There are now 69 Master Bridal Consultants in the world, 9 in the state of Florida and 4 in the city of Orlando.  Windermere, FL now has it’s very first Master Bridal Consultant

27 Ways to Wow Your Guests

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“27 Ways To Wow Your Guests”

 

1. A list of trivia questions about you for each table.

2. Favors that relate to your hobby or special interests.

3. Childhood photographs of you and your fiancé displayed in an album or on a table.

4. Your parents and/or grandparents wedding photos.

5. Put together a collage of your love letters.

6. A groom’s cake in honor of your fiance’s hobby.

7. Choosing your favorite flower for your centerpiece.

8. Playing your favorite team’s theme song.

9. Sharing your love story during your ceremony or reception.

10. A special thank you friendship dance with all your guests.

11. Name your tables instead of numbering them with places you and your fiancé have been.

12. Choose your favorite poems to read at the ceremony.

13. Announce birthdays, anniversaries or engagements.

14. Give a dance lesson at your reception.

15. Write special vows to each other.

16. Include special ethnic or traditions and dances.

17. Treat your guests to your favorite wine or dessert and tell them about it.

18. Include your signature animal, team, hobby, activity in your wedding theme.

19. Have guests write thoughts and wishes for a time capsule that you open on your 10th wedding anniversary.

20. Honor Military personnel present at wedding with a tribute song.

21. If you or your fiancé are talented, wow your guests with that talent whether singing to your bride/groom or dancing.

22. Bring back conversation tables if the location has them.

23. Surprise guests with a choreographed first dance.

24. Have a slide show of bride growing up when dancing with her dad/mom.

25. Pictures of your pets.

26. Do an anniversary dance while eliminating the shortest married couple (you) with the last married couple left.
27. Table cameras so that when you greet each guest someone takes a picture of you and your guests at that table and when you develop the picture you send a copy to them with their thank you.

Watch for information coming soon from 27 Miracles Wedding Consulting!

Best Regards,

Rosie Moore
27 Miracles Wedding Consulting
www.27miraclesbyrosie.com
v – 407-905-5454
info@27miraclesbyrosie.com

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Wedding Confidential Writes About The Gift of Love Wedding for Ivonne and Andrew

Wedding Confidential contacted 27 Miracles after they had heard about Ivonne and Andrew’s Gift of Love Wedding and featured them in their blog!

Visit them online

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Wedding Confidential » A Gift of Love Wedding for Ivonne and Andrew…………….The Story

February 21, 2013

A Gift of Love Wedding for Ivonne and Andrew…………….The Story

by 27 Miracles in A Gift of Love Wedding: Ivonne and Andrew 8/12/12Rosie Moore, 27 Miracles Wedding and Event Planner, Travel Agent, Cruise Specialist, BilingualWedding Gallery Tags: , [Edit]

Many people have been long awaiting the wedding story of Ivonne and Andrew to see just how the wedding turned out as you have been watching the videos, following the news stories and looking at the pictures.  Simply put, the wedding was beautiful.  Orlando and Tampa have the most generous professionals in the industry!!! So curl up with your Ipads, laptops and smart phones for a great wedding story……At the end you will see a highlight of their wedding day….

Let’s take a tour of what was at the wedding of Ivonne and Andrew before their day even begins.  The Sheraton all decked out in draping by Kamini Designs and silver satin linens to complement the lovely Chivari Chairs and Chargers from A Chair Affair.  The chairs were a beautiful silver with white pads that captured the wedding colors perfectly.  When you look from afar at the dinner tables as you entered the reception room, you cannot help but think you are walking into a dream with the hues of blue and white up lighting from Orlando Lighting and DJ, bringing out the tall crystal trees on the tables by A Chair Affair. The trees enhanced the clear glass chargers with silver edges that were on the table. The chargers were complimented on the guest tables by a bride and groom, chocolate favor made by Sweet Marilyn’s for the guests and a  white chocolate wedding cake  favor, made by Diane from The Wedding Party for the Bridal Party.  Diane also assisted the wedding planner, Rosie Moore of 27 Miracles, on this day.

At the table, 27 Miracles encouraged the bride to select pictures and name their tables something that would be meaningful to them.  They decided to choose words of encouragement like: faith, hope, and love; patience and trust; and other similar words that reflected their spiritual values. These table names, menus, place cards and wedding programs were custom made by Marisol Rodriguez of Invitations by Nannuk.    It gave the guests opportunities to look at the couple’s pictures on the different tables as they walked around socializing. David, from A Magic Moment Photography, was there to capture the beauty of the décor, as well as, the bride and her friends having some fun times before the wedding was to begin.

Now, the ceremony site was, in and of itself, decorated with beautiful backdrop draping from Kamini Designs to allow the Arbor from A Chair Affair to glow in the background.  Now imagine an aisle runner fit for a princess; that is what Anna from Artistic Aisle Runners did for Ivonne and Andrew.  She made them a customized Aisle runner with their names on it including their willow logo from their wedding invitation.  Stunning!! Is the word to use. The chivari chairs brought elegance to the ceremony room, creating that clean look of silver and white.

Now, the groomsmen entered the ceremony wearing black tuxedos, making quite an impact as they entered supporting their friend Andrew.  The tuxedos were from Minervas Bridal and these guys looked sharp! The girls on the other hand take you back in their stunning long peri colored gowns from Minerva’s Bridals.   Their hair and makeup created by Jennifer of The Story Telling Experience.  Jennifer Lee and her team created a hairstyle suitable for this wedding theme and each bridesmaid. The girls looked amazing.  The mothers were beautiful in their gowns, they were oh so proud of Ivonne and Andrew and  looked stunning in their updos and make up. No wedding would be complete without the flowers for the bride, consisting of White Roses and Calalillies with diamonds inside.  The Bridesmaids each had a bouquet of White Roses as well. Bethany from the Gaylord Palms Floral Design Team personally delivered the flowers to the bride and each girl.  She pinned the men’s boutonnieres as well. I loved the personal touch of having Bethany there to ensure the flowers were kept fresh until the moment they were ready for them.

As you know, no wedding is complete without the soft harp strings of the talented and lovely Christine MacPhail.  She brings the romance and calm in to the atmosphere as everyone listens for the cue, “Here Comes the Bride!” Christopher Gaitan, Rollins College of Music and Amy Silverman, NYU College of Music are two vocalists known for their singing together.  Their voices blended in such a way that drew emotion out of everyone, as the guests enjoyed listening to them sing from the heart ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ and ‘Wait for Me’ by Rebecca St. James.

That is a lot of things going on in one wedding ceremony, right? Nope, WESH Channel 2 News had seen many of the other TV stations broadcast interviews and stories about this couple Ivonne and Andrew and they had to come out and film this wedding.  Adrian from WESH Channel 2 arrived just in time; as we opened the doors to let the bride walk in, uh oh…he wanted to film….okay luckily plan B in place, our vocalist Amy singing, Wait For Me.  Hmm, see that is why it helps to work with a DJ that communicates so well, that is Andres Roque of Miami Pro DJ’s, who quickly thought what to throw in there and said the song works ( a few minutes early but we can swing it.  Good save….Channel 2 got their story and the bride thought Justin Bieber was at the wedding, lol!! I am not that connected now, lol…

Okay the big moment…the walk of a father and daughter as he gives his most precious gift away to Andrew.  The bride was stunning, her hair had grown in long enough where she was looking like Demi Moore, she wore that short hair well with the special headpiece made by Minervas Bridal. Ivonne’s makeup was done by About Face Design Team’s, Jeshel.  It was tearful as her emotional father lifted the veil to give his beloved daughter away.  The beautiful Maggie Sotero gown from Minervas Bridal looked stunning on Ivonne. It was made for her!  She had her Angela Nuran Shoes in Blue to keep her comfortable throughout the day. Mr. Hebbeler could hardly give the bride away without tears. Wow, what a touching moment for all who experienced this beautiful moment in time.

As Pastor Silva pronounced them husband and wife and released Andrew to kiss his bride, Andy Martin of Andy Martin Photography,  quickly captured this photo opportunity from afar, all with the  approving look from the father of the bride and Nannuk Media brought to life the tears of joy that the father of the bride was showing.

The guests were escorted by the lovely Donna Cook, the Director of Social Events at the Sheraton Hotel Lake Buena Vista,  up to the Lobby where they picked up their bubbles for a shower of love orchestrated for Ivonne and Andrew.  What the guests and the happy couple did not know was that just outside the door a beautiful Cinderella horse drawn carriage was awaiting them, decorated in ribbons of silver, white and lilac, by High Horse Carriage Rides.  Judy and Dixie were all dressed up in their riding attire top hat and all, fit for a Queen and King.  We had the help of Nicole from Weather Forecasting Consultants; we were able to get the minute by minute forecast to know how the rain would fair up for the carriage ride.  The rain held off!! We could not have changed rain, but we sure had peace of mind that we were on track if we stuck to the timeline and avoid the rain. As soon as I got the signal that the guests were ready and lined up, I escorted the happy and anxious couple to the lobby where they saw the horse and carriage and they were ecstatic, they could not believe it! The pictures will reveal the look of surprise as the guests blew bubbles at them.

During cocktail Christine MacPhail continued to entertain the guests with her beautiful music on the harp while the guests mingled.
It came time for the bride and groom reveal of the reception site.   Itook her one by one to all her vendors that she had not met yet.  First it was Adrienne with Funny Faces Photo Booth. Then she met the team of planners, Diane Jenson from The Wedding party, Lara Goldman (my other assistant for the day, at least that is what she did for the moment, you will find out later the big important job she had to do for the bride and groom).   We stopped at Espresso Events by Mark Covey.  The coffee was so popular, felt like you were at Starbuck’s!! She saw her Unity Candle table was converted in to a memorial table, showcasing her two brothers and her grandparents. She was so very touched.  The unity Candle was sent to her by Janet at Ivy Lane Design.  The tapers and the unity candles holders were handpicked by Rosie Moore of 27 Miracles as a special gift. It was a silver heart with a diamond teardrop.

We made our way to the center of the room where her beautiful aisle runner had been placed for her grand entrance in to the reception; she had an opportunity to look at it in more detail.  More tears of joy!! Okay at this point she hugged me so many times that I said; you are not supposed to make the planner cry now!  We moved on to the cake table, there was a 3 tier cake, with flavors of strawberry/vanilla and funfetti, pineapple and chocolate.  Rosen Shingle Creek’s Francesca Rahmani made sure that the cake had that bling look, to match the rest of the theme at the wedding.  The cake topper was that of the couple’s initials.   As we moved to the Sweetheart Table there was a beautiful handmade picture frame with the couple’s picture in it.  Ivonne immediately asked who that was from, I said, “I will tell you later.” But we did stop and admire the beautiful sweetheart table decor with the satin linen, nicely scalloped by Kamini designs.  There was a big surprise for Andrew the groom.  A groom’s cake made by Loyda’s Fantasy Cakes!  It was a glove on the diamond of the baseball field with a Yankee baseball player that looked just like the groom. He was ecstatic!!  The bride and I were on the same path the same night, I had asked her what Andrew liked because I wanted to do something special for him this evening and she laughed and said you took the thoughts right out of my head.  Off we went to planning and she gave me the idea of him liking the Yankees and thought something along those lines.  Loyda from Loyda’s Fantasy Cakes is well known to custom make cakes and as soon as I told her about this, she went to town making the molds and studying the picture of Andrew.  She has an art!  It was almond vanilla and chocolate chips inside!

Okay let’s get the party started! As the guest dropped off their gifts at the gift table and their gift cards in the hand made gift box by RJ Glamour and Innovation, they all looked around in amazement at the splendor and beauty of the Sheraton Hotel’s decor.  Kamini Design, Chair Affair and Orlando DJ and Lighting really did a fabulous team effort with the linens, draping, up lighting, chivari chairs, chargers and the crystal trees.  Everything looked amazing and complimented one another.

As the bridal party walked in dancing away and being unified to each couple’s entrance, DJ Andres Roque of Miami Pro DJ, made sure to get the crowd prepped for the grand entrance of the new Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Steward!! In they came dancing to Don Omar’s Kuduro.  They went in to their first dance choreographed by Frankie Agosto of Salsa Heat.  The couple started with a slow dance by Rascall Flats, “I Won’t Let Go” and straight in to their Bachata dance by Prince Royce, “Las Cosas Pequenas”, many did not think Andrew could dance like that!  Frankie, Great job teaching the couple!

The special father/daughter dance revealed similar footage at the ceremony rehearsal, but of course, today on their wedding day, they had much more fun performing it for their guests.  Father and daughter had a great time. The mother/son dance by Jim Brickman was titled         “A Mother’s Love” and they had everyone in tears, awww….so… Andrew livened it up with a fast paced song towards the end and got the bridal party up on the dance floor dancing with them.

As an exquisite, two entree dinner was served,  the guests had the opportunity to watch the video slide show of Ivonne and Andrew growing up, they listened to vocalists, Chris and Amy sing, ‘When God Made You’ serenading the guests during dinner.  The evening would not be complete without the mother of the bride’s surprise that she helped plan with me.  We know the love Mr. Hebbeler has for his daughter and he went through a lot with her during her surgery, radiation and chemo.  We had Mrs. Hebbeler send us pictures for the slide show of just Ivonne and her dad which carried the music of  vocalist, Chris Gaitan, singing “Cinderella” to them. We were not sure if they were going to dance or watch the slide show and they decided to watch.  Bring out the tissues as the guests were moved by the song, the slide show and watching the love of a father and daughter.

Toast by best man and maid of honor were delivered, as well as a thank you’s by the parents of the bride and by the bride and groom to all the vendors.  Rosie had one last surprise for the bride and groom, the vendors did what 27 Miracles is known for, the “Rose Surprise” whereby all the vendors present, including the staff at the Sheraton, showered the bride and groom with a rose and a hug from the bottom of all their  hearts!

It came time for the big surprise of the evening!!! The honeymoon, slideshow in position, the surprise guest in place, DJ ready, with bride and groom on the dance floor.  As Andres from Miami Pro DJ’s announced that they already knew of their honeymoon night donated by the Sheraton, he let them know that they had a two night stay at the Royal Plaza Hotel in Downtown Disney and a special couples massage at the Sheraton’s, Palms Spa.  Then he turned it over to Lara Goldman.  Who is that?  She is from Belize; she flew in Friday night to be able to deliver in person from Romantic Travel Belize, a fabulous 5 day, 4 night stay in Tranquility Bay Resorts.  The bride and groom could hardly contain themselves as they watched video of where they were about to jet off to.  Can’t wait to see the pictures.  At this time Lara also let the bride and groom know that the special picture frame was hand made by her.  It was beautiful.  By now everyone wanted to go on this fabulous trip after seeing the video of this resort, including me!!

The cake cutting, garter and bouquet toss signified the night was coming to an end.  As we see dad’s  watchful eye when  Andrew takes the garter off Ivonne.  But the funny thing is, his next daughter catches the bouquet and dad wants to stop any guys from catching the garter.  He already gave up one daughter in one night, he wasn’t making it two!!!  But all in good fun Paulette, Maid of Honor and sister of the bride, had a great time with this part of the wedding ritual as you can see from her dancing.   After a night of dancing “The Gift of Love” came to an end, as the couple waited until every guest left, there was no secret getaway or special send off, as they had that earlier with the horse and carriage. There was honestly, just not enough time to celebrate this joyous occasion, that could have kept going with the adrenalin rush.  But as we took gifts upstairs with the bell hop, it was evident that they were exhausted. As they sat on the couch in their room, I explained the final honeymoon details and flight information and said my good byes.   The married couple surrendered to tiredness, but a happy ending……..

The wedding day vendors that made this truly an Amazing day are listed here with their websites: And of course without my right hand Marcus Moore, none of this day could have been possible.  Thank you to everyone…..

Rehearsal Dinner Vendors for Ivonne and Andrew’s Wedding  https://27miracles.com/2012/08/26/a-surprise-rehearsal-dinner/

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 chelsea.ann.1091@gmail.com

Jerdan Photography http://jerdanphotography.com/

Treasured Moments Videography http://tmvphdfilms.com/

Wedding Vendors for Ivonne and Andrew’s Wedding 

27 Miracles  www.27miraclesbyrosie.com

A Chair Affair  www.ChairAffairRentals.com

A Magic Moment  http://www.amagicmoment.com/

About Face Design Team  http://www.aboutfacedesignteam.com/

Amy Silverman/Vocalist/NY University

Andy Martin Photography  www.andymartinphoto.com

Angela Nuran Shoes www.angelanuran.com

Artistic Aisle Runners  http://www.ArtisticAisleRunners.com

Christopher Gaitan/Vocalist/Rollins College

Elegance of the Pen by Chelsea

Espresso Events http://www.espressoeventsorlando.com/index.html

Funny Faces Photobooth www.funnyfacesfoto.com

Gaylord Palms Hotel  http://www.gaylordhotels.com/palms-home.html

Harpist Christine MacPhail www.orlanodharpist.com

High Horse Carriage www.highhorsecarriagerides.com

Ivy Lane Design  http://www.ivylanedesign.com/

Invitations By Nannuk www.invitationsbynannuk.com

Kamini Designs http://www.kaminidesign.com/

Loyda’s Fantasy Cakes/http://www.facebook.com/groups/175306743278/

Miami Pro Dj http://www.miamiprodjs.com/

Minervas Bridals  www.minervasbridal.com

Nannuk Media http://www.nannukmedia.com

Orlando DJ and Lighting www.Orlandodjandlighting.com

Pastor Michael http://iglesiadedioscvv.com/index.htm

RJ Glamour and Innovation www.rjglamourinnovation.com

Rev Marcus Moore http://www.27miraclesbyrosie.com

Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel www.rosenshinglecreek.com/

Royal Plaza Hotel http://www.royalplaza.com/

Salsa Heat   http://www.salsaorlando.com/

Sheraton Lake Buena Vista www.sheraton.com/Orlando

Sweet Maralyn’s Chocolates  http://sweetmaralyn.com/

The Story Telling Experience http://www.thestorytellingexperience.com/

The Wedding Party www.theweddingparty.us

Romantic Travels Belize www.romantictravelbelize.com

Thank you for reading this brief account of the “Gift of Love” Wedding of Ivonne & Andrew.

We hope it will inspire the reader to join forces with a special group of people to touch the life of Anyone that they feel has a need.  –The community of vendors who make it happen.

For more stories about this couple click on the following link to our blog and here you will find more stories, pictures, videos and interviewshttps://27miracles.com/category/a-gift-of-love-wedding-ivonne-and-andrew-81212/

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Green Wedding Guide Blogs about Tiffany and Kyle’s Wedding

When Amanda Harkness, Editorial Manager at The Green Bride Guide www.greenbrideguide.com asked 27 Miracles about publishing a Green Wedding, little did we know in addition to the couple getting married on the famous day of the 27th , that Amanda also celebrated a birthday on this day!! Happy Belated birthday and thank you for the beautiful write-up in The Green Bride Guide!

27 Miracles http://www.27miraclesbyrosie.com

Tiffany and Kyle’s Real Green Wedding

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Kyle and Tiffany were married on October 27th, 2012 at The Orlando Science Center in Orlando, Florida. These fun animal lovers met in 2006 while working at Discovery Cove. Tiffany started working with birds and now works with rhinos, while Kyle works with dolphins. The couple began dating in July 2007 and a few years later in 2011 they took a trip to Alaska  where Kyle proposed!

A few days after returning home from Alaska, Tiffany and Kyle went to Rosie Moore of 27Miracles, a Master Bridal Consultant and Travel Agent and asked her to help plan their dream green wedding.

Holding their wedding at a hands-on science center was a perfect choice for these two; Pilster Photography captured all the fun moments on their special day.

Here, Tiffany and Kyle pose for a “Not The First Look” moment. Other beautiful moments were captured on video by MegaPixelPro.

Tiffany wore a beautiful gown from The Collection Bridal located in Winter Park, Florida. She accented her dress with a green bejeweled sash, a necklace and beautiful green earrings. Her hair and makeup was done by Candi Eckstrom.

Her bridesmaids wore lovely green dresses with unique blue, green and white bouquets to match Tiffany’s arrangement.

The couple were married under a 300 year old tree that has been in existence since before the signing of the U.S. Constitution. Tiffany and Kyle wanted to create a rustic, outdoorsy look underneath this spectacular tree. With the help of Suzanne Nichols Design, they had the aisle lined with twigs and candles.

Guests were spread out underneath the tree in simple white rental chairs by A Chair Affair. Renting chairs made it easier for the bride and groom during set up time, plus, the chairs are used again and again for wedding celebrations and other events.

Cocktail hour was held on the terrace of the Science Center overlooking the lakefront. Tiffany’s bouquet was made from recycled soda bottles made by Di St. Jacques-Blue. The entire wedding was flower free so they did not have to ship in flowers or spend extra money on fresh blooms.

The love birds posing by the lakefront and enjoying their brand new titles as Mr. and Mrs.

The reception was held on the 4th floor of The Orlando Science Center, home of Dino Diggs.

Kyle and Tiffany had each table at the reception include a picture of them from important trips they took together. They took their first trip together to Augustine, Florida, and documented it on one table. Other tables included Alaska, the place where they were engaged, and a hiking trip to the Grand Canyon. This added a fun and personal touch to each table, sparking conversation amongst their guests.

The event was catered by John Michael Events, a company out of Central Florida concerned with green practices. They recycle at all of their facilities and events, conserve energy using energy efficient lighting and water outtake controls, and only use organic and all natural foods (no processed or preserved foods ever).

The cake was created by Party Flavors and was decorated with fondant birds, rhinos and dolphin tails. It was placed on a rustic barrel with greenery around it for extra color and charm.

The newlyweds enjoyed their own personalized glasses and sat at their own “Mr. and Mrs.” table.

Kyle left his hat to join Tiffany and dance…Miami Pro DJ’s kept the dance floor packed all night long.

The bride and her bridesmaids posed for fun pictures using “props” found in the science center.

The first dance while T-Rex looks on…

Guests enjoyed a comfy lounge area complete with a Triceratops!

Dancing the night away!

And finally, the lovely day has come to an end! Tiffany and Kyle pose for a moment to say “Thank You!”

Tiffany and Kyle left their wedding and headed for their honeymoon in the Australian Outback! What better way to celebrate your love than in a country with so many unique ecological areas and animals? These newlyweds had the time of their lives and will remember the unique green touches they included on their special day for years to come.

Plan your dream wedding with 27MiraclesbyRosie today!

The Story of Michelle and Eric’s Engagament

Rosie Moore of 27 Miracles met Michelle and Eric 16 months ago in Downtown Disney at a show, barely a month after they were engaged.  Both Michelle and Eric love Disney so it was only natural that their wedding theme would be Disney.  Rosie of 27 Miracles can’t wait to show you all the wonderful details on their wedding day to enhance this Disney wedding and location. It will be a wedding fit for the two of them showcasing their love of Disney! They are funny enough Rosie’s “other Tuesday couple” because work schedules make it difficult for both to be off on the same days unless prearranged and that is what this lovely couple did.  Took off on Tuesdays together.  Now Rosie is of the school of thought that just posting engagement pictures without a story is not much fun.  But when you get the real story of how the couple was engaged that helps you learn who the couple is.

The Bride shared her story in her own words.

“Eric was just starting at Publix and Michelle was transferring to that Publix store in Deltona. Who would have guessed that in a year’s time they would be dating. When she first met Eric,she told her co-worker that was the man she was going to marry and  never thought about it again. One year later, they were talking about past relationships and how they  should hang out together outside of work and he turned around and said, “Michelle would you like to go to the movies.” Well of course she said yes, not even thinking about anything but a friendship.

Their first date was April 10, 2010, they went to the movies and saw Date Night. After the movie they went their separate ways. A couple of days later she received a phone call, it was Eric. He asked her if she would meet him for coffee. Well of course she said yes even though it was 9pm. They met at Sonic and had coffee and talked for hours.

A couple of nights later they went to dinner at Tijuana Flats. Michelle could not help it and she spilled the beans and told him everything about herself.   After dinner they went back to his place, listened to music and stood on the back porch. The moon was shinning brightly and the air was breezy. It was a great night of conversation which led to their first kiss and before she knew it they were dating.

A year and a half later they went on vacation to North Carolina to visit his family. His nephew’s birthday was that week and they were celebrating it at a pumpkin patch. They had  cupcakes with pumpkin rings on them. Eric took a pumpkin ring and put one on Michelle’s finger and she put one on his. What she didn’t know was that he had her engagement ring with him from the time they left Florida 10 days prior.  The next day was October 10, 2011 exactly 1 year and 6 months since they started dating. Mid afternoon they were just hanging out  looking at each other and out of the blue Eric asked Michelle to marry him. She  was in total disbelief and kind of  laughed at him. He said to Michelle, ” I really have a ring.”  He pulled the ring out of his pocket and she said yes!!!  After he put the ring on her finger she kissed him and ran down the stairs telling everyone in his family and calling her family.

Today March 10, 2013 a month before the wedding they are celebrating Michelle’s bridal shower and counting the days until they are husband and wife.

Congratulations to Michelle and Eric on their upcoming wedding. Thank you to KBJ for their first engagement pictures taken!  The couple had a lot of fun taking their pictures at Leu Gardens.  Besides,  how often do you have your best friend. a hair dresser, be at your wedding and travel to the engagement photo shoot with you?  Thank you Donnie!

Enjoy the pictures and stay tuned for their upcoming Disney Themed Wedding coming soon!!!

27 Miracles http://www.27miraclesbyrosie.com

KBJ Photography  http://www.kbjphotography.com/index2.php

 

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Today is Proud Parent of a Preemie Day

Today March 10, 2013 is Proud Parent of  a Preemie Day.  Rosie Moore of 27 Miracles and Author of A Story of Faith wants you to remember this day and support a Parent of a Preemie today.  Having a Preemie is not something that you  plan for and when it happens to you, your  whole world is turned upside down.  If you know someone who has a baby in the NICU, help them by praying, offering meals, trips to the grocery store for them, babysitting and support in listening to them.  This is a long haul so support in this matter would be appreciated.

As a parent of a preemie herself, Rosie Moore remembers when she had her little Kaleb in the hospital NICU for 5 months.  The meals were not convenient at this time due to the fact that they were never home, however child care became a ,much appreciated thing.  When Kaleb finally did come home, the meals delivered by the members of her church for several weeks were so welcome.

Think of a preemie parent today and lend a helping hand!!

Here is the website for Preemie Day http://parentsofpreemiesday.org/main.html

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Rosie Moore is the author of the book A Story of  Faith..Purchase one today and help Nathaniel’s Hope!

27 Miracles http://www.27miraclesbyrosie.com

http://www.amazon.com/Story-Faith-Mrs-Rosie-Moore/dp/1468134809

You can read all about A Story of Faith and preemie info here :

https://27miracles.com/category/a-story-of-faith-by-rosie-moore/