Attracting and Working With the Luxury Bride

Have you ever wondered what it takes to work with a luxury bride?  What is considered a luxury bride? In this market managing a luxury bride means managing large budgets and planning events for clients that have high expectations.  It is not enough to have a degree in wedding planning services to call yourself a luxury wedding planner.  The luxury wedding planner must have experience, etiquette and knowledge of what a luxury wedding entails along with exceptional service.

Luxury brides most of the time come referred to a luxury wedding planner through word of mouth.  One rarely sees a luxury bride at a bridal show or being contacted through any of the online forums.   To work with a luxury bride, you will need to learn where  these brides eat, shop, get their hair done and work out.  It is a circle that you would have to be willing to frequent.  Most wedding planners starting out do not have the finances to invest in to their business right away so they start small which is okay as they develop their company.

If you are going to cater to the luxury bride, your prices will need to reflect that to the client, but with that will come a certain expectation of expert quality care.  Ask yourself, does your website reflect luxury? Are the pictures that you are showcasing considered luxurious? You won’t appeal to the luxury bride if your pictures and videos that are being showcased reflect a DIY or budget conscious bride.   For the right wedding planner the DIY or budget conscious bride is perfect,  but for the luxury bride,  from the moment they look at your website to the moment that they meet you, needs to say luxury.

A luxury wedding planner does not take on as many clients in a year due to the time that is invested in each client.  The luxury bride is usually a very busy high-profile bride that will not have a lot of time on their hands;  their expectation will be flexibility and trust in you as the luxury planner to plan their wedding seamlessly.

As a luxury wedding planner, you must always look and sound your best.  From the location that the client meetings take place , to the purse and  attire that is worn.  When meeting the client it is not an option to be in slacks and a sweater or a shirt.  The luxury planner should in a nice suit, dress, or pant suit.  It does not matter if the bride and groom come in jeans and a polo, they are looking at you and how you fit in their inner circle. Think about your hair, is it professional looking in style, is your make up, professional, are your nails done? You might say all of that is vain and yes it can be if not looked at in stride, however,  in order to capture that circle of clients, a certain level of expectation is going to be required.

Now  dress code and professional attire should always be a must regardless of what client any wedding planner is meeting because you only have 60 seconds to make a first impression when you walk into a room to meet a client.  Let the attire speak first, then what comes out of your mouth in the next few minutes is part 2 of selling yourself to the client and finding out if you are a good fit for them and if they are a good fit for you.

These are great tips to think about as you mold your business to the type of clients that you want to work with.

Heather Snively, Master Bridal Consultant spoke at our Association of Bridal Consultants luncheon recently.  We wanted her to bring us a few points on working with the luxury bride.  When coordinating the venue and the wedding professionals for the meeting,  it was important to think of the topic and who we needed to obtain to showcase a high-end event.  One of the points that Heather brought up in the meeting, was about meeting the catering manager of the high end venue for the first time.  When the planner comes to the luxury venue to meet the catering manager, it is important to have an established relationship prior to the meeting, even if it is on the phone.   When walking in to the venue with the client, exude confidence in who you are as a planner and have the knowledge to know the client’s budget, even though a luxury client may have a high budget, there is always an amount in their mind of what they are willing to spend but will most of the time spend much more because they go with a want and must have vs a need.

Listen to Heather talk about the luxury budget.

Our Luxury Wedding Professionals at our Association of Bridal Consultant Meeting:

Venue: Citrus Club

DJ/MC/Lighting: White Rose Entertainment

Floral/Linen/Chivari Chairs/Chargers: RJ Glamour and Innovation

Photography: 123 Photography

Videography: Treasured Moments

Harpist: Christine MacPhail

Our Speaker: Heather Snively, Master Bridal Consultant

Listen to some of the points that Heather had for the wedding professionals:

Thank you on behalf of the Local Association of Bridal Consultants for attending the meeting on Working and Attracting the Luxury Bride.

Co Directors Association of Bridal Consultants:

Mark Kingsdorf, MBC

Diane Jenson, PBC

Rosie Moore, MBC

Blog Post by : Rosie Moore, Master Bridal Consultant

Planning A Tented Wedding

Planning a tented wedding takes a lot of planning for sure.  Susan Southerland of Just Marry and Darrin Shiffril of Orlando Party Rentals shared their best practices with the wedding professionals at the Association of Bridal Consultants meeting at the quaint Celebration Golf Club, in beautiful Celebration, FL.

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First of all to plan a tent wedding there are many considerations to think about, per Susan and Darrin, location, location , location! The weather, feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!! Yes, you will be if the correct amount of air conditioning is not reserved in the tent. Clear tents are trending with up lights to enhance the look.

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Planning a tent wedding is costly, but when hiring the correct wedding specialists, they will walk you through every step that you need to be in compliance with permits, noise ordinance and decor to enhance the tent.

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On May 21,  Celebration Golf decided to see just what we could do with a tent, so to plan we went with the help of many wedding professionals………….

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Now for The Association of Bridal Consultants, the evening started with a signature drink of white refreshing sangria to cool everyone off from the hot spring evening in Florida.  They had Passed Hors d’ oeuvres of Cold Smoked Shrimp Mousse on a Garlic Crostini and Minced Blackened Beef Tenderloin drizzled with Cajun Aioli.

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As the wedding professionals milled around they were able to see the beautiful grounds at Celebration Golf.  There are a few sites for doing their ceremonies.

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Some couples want the beauty of the outdoors,  but at the same time want to enjoy the coolness of the indoors, so the best way to satisfy that is a clear tent as provided by Darrin from Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals.  Darrin educated the planners on knowing the best times to use tents, types of tents and when air conditioning is needed vs heat and how to best cool the tent down. Look also at the beautiful chivari chairs provided here by Chair Affair, a perfect match for the outdoor garden theme.

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Today we looked at a clear  tent open to air with beautiful up lighting for an evening of dancing under the stars.

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As the tour ended it was time to go inside the quaint ballroom perfect for a Southern or beach themed wedding.  The wedding professionals came in to the ballroom and were serenaded by music from White Rose Entertainment!  Their amber lights brought a nice warmth to the ballroom and the perimeters of the property.

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The centerpieces and linens provided by RJ Glamour and Innovation,  invited everyone in to a romantic setting where a feeling of coziness allowed the guests to relax and enjoy the night.

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As the guests were seated they were able to read what was being served for dinner on the beautiful menus designed by Anni Muniz of Anni Muniz Events, tempting the taste buds!

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1st Course

 Chilled Tomato Gazpacho topped with a Cucumber Sour Cream and an Herbed Crouton

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 2nd Course

Baby Spinach Salad topped with dried Cranberries, toasted Pine Nuts, and Crumbled Blue Cheese drizzled with a Bacon Herb Vinaigrette

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 3rd Course

 Seared Grouper with Grape Tomato and Roasted Corn Relish

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 4th Course

 Herb and Dijon Mustard crusted Rack of Lamb with Minted Lamb Jus and Spaghetti Squash Stuffed Tomato

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Now one thing we want to point out, did you see the mismatched china from A Chair Affair?  This really set the tone for the evening, letting you know that you were going to be dining in style in all of the southern charm that Celebration Golf could provide.  What better way! And top that with some iced tea, you knew on this day that you were in the South! 0111_SY5_3111

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Susan Southerland of Just Marry and Darrin Shiffrel of Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals educated the wedding professionals on all the ABC’s of planning a wedding or event in a tent.  So many things that have to be well thought of when planning a wedding or event in a tent.  Many people think it is a piece of cake, but as the professionals learned that night, planning a tent event, is strictly an event that to make it a success you need professionals to execute it.  The dynamic entertaining duo brought us stories of success, stories of nightmares they have heard of , how to plan these events, costs, permissions and so much more!

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We had a visit from our state coordinator Carmen Mesa from South Florida.  It is always a treat to get to hear what is happening at ABC on a bigger scale than what we here monthly at our meetings.  Carmen was able to touch on the many benefits of becoming an ABC member, what happens at our state conference and our national conference.  Carmen encouraged everyone to contact anyone of the co-directors for membership information.

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The sunset came shortly after as we were able to view it right through the picturesque windows in the ballroom.  This led straight to dessert time to the tunes of BB Kings, playing those jazz blues as we watched the chef attended bananas fosters a la mode station.

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As a special treat pastry chef Lucy Martin of Soffelle Confections, tempted us with some gourmet cupcakes to take home in our little bags of treats!

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As the wedding professionals bid their good byes,  they each received a little sweet treat from Lorraine owner of the Lake Nona Candy Company.

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For a quick wrap up of the evening, watch our video here by Bruce Reynolds of Treasured Moments

Thank you to our amazing team of vendors that made this night extra special!

Venue: Celebration Golf http://www.celebrationgolf.com/

Photo: Yanman Photography http://www.yanman.com/  

Video: Treasured Moments http://tmvphdfilms.com/

Dessert: Sofelle Confections http://sofelleconfections.wix.com/sofelle  

DJ/Uplighting White Rose Entertainment http://www.orlandodj.com/

Floral/Chivari Ballroom/Décor/Linen/Chargers in Ballroom/RJ Glamour

RJ Glamour and Innovation http://www.glamourinnovation.com/#!/RJ_GLAM  

Chivari Chairs in Tent/China: Chair Affair http://chairaffairrentals.com/

Tent: Orlando Wedding and PartyRentals http://www.orlandoweddingandpartyrentals.com/

Candy Buffet: Lake Nona Candy Company www.lakenonacandycompany.com

Lounge Furniture/Chivari Chairs in Ballroom: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals http://www.orlandoweddingandpartyrentals.com/

Menus: Annie Muniz http://anniemunizevents0.wix.com/anniemunizwednevents

Coordination: 27 Miracles www.27miraclesbyrosie.com

Speaker:  Susan Southerland Celebrity Wedding Planner http://susansoutherland.com/

Speaker: Darrin Shiffrel /Orlando Wedding and PartyRentals http://www.orlandoweddingandpartyrentals.com

 You don’t want to miss the exciting monthly meetings bringing you something different and exciting every month….Watch us on facebook  Association of Bridal Consultants Central Florida East 

Until next month…don’t be a birdie on the side wondering what you will miss, because you may not get everything from a single tweet!0098_SY5_3108

If you woudl like to become an ABC Member, visit us at https://www.bridalassn.com/ 

Your Co -Directors

Mark Kingsdorf/Mission Inn

Alan Saltman/Alan Jay Images

Diane Jenson/The Wedding Party

Rosie Moore/27 Miracles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Am in A New York State of Mind

As Billy Joel, puts it some folks like to get away…. That is what Migdalia and Edwin did on their wedding day.  They decided to bring their New York state of mind to Orlando.

If you missed Migdalia and Edwin’s engagement story, check it out here :

Migdalia and Edwin Engagement Story

The wedding weekend fast approached, with rehearsal at the church and a nice dinner at Buca Di Peppo, sharing a night with  family and friends.  Thank you to the managers at Buca!  11138168_10152967035397795_8963204353793953295_n  Migdalia gave each of the girls in the bridal party  travel bags so they can have all their wedding stuff organized.  The guys received travel bags for the day of the wedding as well.  The guests received custom label chocolate bars 11121769_10152967036407795_80085076336548155_n

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The day arrived for the wedding to begin! Migdalia thoroughly enjoyed her time on Saturday morning getting ready in her bridal suite at First Baptist Orlando. Look at the detail in RJ Glamour’s work as he surprised the bride with a New York bling apple on her bouquet. 27 Miracles loves it when  the wedding professionals surprise their clients!

123- (6 of 541) 123- (12 of 541) 123- (13 of 541) 123- (15 of 541) 123- (18 of 541) 123- (20 of 541) 123- (22 of 541) 123- (26 of 541)Putting on your wedding dress is always a special moment.  Karla, the bride’s daughter, took that special moment to help her mom get dressed.

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Now that everyone is dressed and ready to go, the girls thought they would show off their new travel bags and how well they worked on the wedding day to carry all their needs.

123- (27 of 541) 123- (54 of 541) 123- (55 of 541) 123- (56 of 541)The girls were having too much fun, getting their pictures taken.  One special thing about this group of girls, is that the majority were sisters of the bride and a best friend and her daughter.  It made the bond very special.

123- (39 of 541) 123- (41 of 541) 123- (58 of 541) 123- (62 of 541) 123- (65 of 541) 123- (68 of 541)The Bride was ready to marry her soul mate!

123- (49 of 541) 123- (51 of 541)While the girls were getting ready in their suite, Edwin and his guys were having their own fun on their side!

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123- (70 of 541)The church looked beautiful with the red carpet and the aisle with the candles and flowers…

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“can you babysit my guinea pig while we are in the ceremony, he won’t make a sound?” Okay we get asked to hold on to purses, watches, bags, hair bands, cell phones, but guinea pigs…okay that is a first…We took their word for it and said sure we did not open it to see what was inside, for fear of what may come out!!

When the bride was planning the wedding with Master Bridal Consultant Rosie Moore of 27 Miracles, she wanted to do something special but did not know what to do.  Rosie Moore suggested that she could  honor Edwin for his service in the Marines and other veterans and active duty military.  The honor guard, came out to First Baptist Orlando to do just that.  What a challenge to keep the groom hidden on one side so that he did not see them come out until it was time.  We had them wait inside the doors and the groom outside the doors of the church in the lobby.  This ensured he did not see them.  Poor Edwin, kept asking Rosie Moore, the planner, why he couldn’t go inside as they practiced the night before.  Finally the time to open the doors came, Moore, explained to Edwin that this is a special surprise for him and after he sees it, he can go inside.  The bride of course could not see the groom, so she took a sneak peek from the side of her room as the honor guard posted their flags to “God Bless the USA.”

Watch the groom’s reaction as he awaits the doors to be opened.

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Photographer Nick from 123 Photography captured the Honor Guard as they came in to post their flags. Scott from Treasured Moments Videography was able to capture the moment as they entered.  These are the reasons why video is so important, they give life to your still photography shots and tell the story that is captured with expression.

It’s time to enter the ceremony, the mother of the groom enters followed by Pastor David Uth of First Baptist Orlando and the groom and his groomsmen.

123- (80 of 541) 123- (82 of 541) 123- (85 of 541)Now the moment everyone has been waiting for…the entrance of the bride escorted by her son Marcus.  The bridal party anxiously awaits her entrance while the groom with nervous anticipation holds back tears as the moment has come, when he will see his beautiful bride!

123- (99 of 541) 123- (100 of 541) 123- (101 of 541) 123- (102 of 541) 123- (105 of 541) 123- (106 of 541) 123- (107 of 541) 123- (109 of 541) 123- (110 of 541) 123- (111 of 541) 123- (112 of 541)As Migdalia and Edwin profess their love for each other, they share special vows  written to each other.   Migdalia makes everyone laugh as she vows to be a good wife and “like Fox News, understand football and watch the travel channel over and over.” She also thanked Edwin “for loving her cats even though he was allergic to them.”  LOL!123- (114 of 541) 123- (117 of 541) 123- (118 of 541) 123- (122 of 541) 123- (123 of 541) 123- (129 of 541) 123- (132 of 541) 123- (135 of 541) 123- (139 of 541) 123- (142 of 541) 123- (144 of 541) 123- (146 of 541) 123- (149 of 541) 123- (150 of 541)

But on the serious note, this couple wanted to start their marriage right with celebrating communion as the song by Nicole C. Mullins “My Redeemer Lives” played softly in the background.

123- (151 of 541) 123- (153 of 541) 123- (154 of 541) 123- (155 of 541) 123- (156 of 541) 123- (157 of 541)The couple wanted to do something different, they decided to do a Unity Cross.

“The Unity Cross is a multi-piece sculpture that is assembled during the Unity Service of the Wedding Ceremony representing how the -Two become One. The Groom places the outer Cross in the beautiful wood base as the Pastor explains how God created man- Bold, Strong, the Defender of the Family yet how he is empty and incomplete without the woman. The Bride then places the more delicate cross inside of the Grooms cross as the Pastor explains how God created Woman- Delicate, multi-faceted, taking care of all of the little things that completes the man, and the -Two become One. The Bride and Groom then use the 3 golden pegs to lock the union(cross) together in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit as the pastor exclaims that: What God has brought together let no man take apart. Then the Unity Cross is taken home and displayed as a Daily Reminder of your Wedding Day and the Covenant that you both have made.”

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The Pastor pronounced them husband and wife.  “you may kiss your beautiful bride.” 123- (161 of 541) 123- (162 of 541) 123- (163 of 541) 123- (165 of 541) 123- (167 of 541)Migdalia and Edwin were so thrilled to have their Pastor David Uth marry them and to have the honor guard honor Edwin and all those that served so that we can be free today. 123- (170 of 541) 123- (182 of 541)18114_10152972562262795_5972756448744776646_nWhen you have not seen your family in a while,it is important to capture those special moments with them.  Check out 123 Photography as he captured this happy couple with some fun bridal party shots.

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123- (237 of 541)The bride and groom are both from New York and they always said that the day they got married, they wanted to have a New York Themed wedding and that they did!  See the attention to detail that was placed on this themed wedding.  The venue is The Crowne Plaza Universal, with its picture decor of the Big Apple.  The uplights in the background,  a cityscape of New York, thanks to Roque Productions, the wedding cake, has the New York Skyline with the big apple in the background.  Each table was a different city or street that meant something to the bride and groom; from Manhattan, to Park Ave, Rockefeller Center and Central Park.  The red, black and bling colors made this wedding over the top in decor by RJ Glamour and Innovation.  The Wedding cake was customized by Party Flavors, not only beautiful, but delicious with each tier a different flavor.  The cake topper a special order through the U.S. Marines.123- (240 of 541) 123- (241 of 541) 123- (242 of 541) 123- (243 of 541) 123- (245 of 541) 123- (246 of 541) 123- (250 of 541) 123- (251 of 541) 123- (253 of 541) 123- (254 of 541) 123- (255 of 541) 123- (257 of 541) 123- (259 of 541) 123- (260 of 541) 123- (261 of 541) 123- (262 of 541) 123- (263 of 541) 123- (265 of 541) 123- (266 of 541) 123- (267 of 541)

As the 27 Miracles team brought the Bride and groom to see the ballroom for the first time, the expression on their faces tells it all as to how happy they were to see the fruits of the year-long planning come to life. They entered to one of their favorite songs “Native New Yorker” by Odyssey.  The couple got to enjoy a special moment to dance while looking at the ballroom in their little piece of New York at The Crown Plaza.123- (274 of 541) 123- (275 of 541) 123- (277 of 541) 123- (278 of 541) 123- (279 of 541) 123- (280 of 541) 123- (281 of 541) 123- (286 of 541) 123- (289 of 541) 123- (292 of 541) 123- (293 of 541) 123- (295 of 541) 123- (297 of 541) 123- (305 of 541) 123- (309 of 541) 123- (311 of 541)

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But the best part of all was the bridal party entrance to Frank Sinatra’s New York while the Bridal Party did a kick line entrance suited with top hat and cane as choreographed by Dance It Studio’s very own Codi!

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Presenting Mr. and Mrs.!123- (323 of 541) 123- (325 of 541) 123- (327 of 541) 123- (328 of 541) 123- (329 of 541)Then the bridal party broke out into a hustle ” Ain’t No Stopping Us Now” By McFadden and Whitehead, this group can dance!! This started the party !!! 123- (331 of 541) 123- (332 of 541) 123- (333 of 541) 123- (334 of 541)

The Bride and groom had their first dance as their friends and family embraced them with support to “You’re My Everything” by Santa Esmeralda.  A truly romantic song as the groom sang to his bride! 123- (337 of 541) 123- (338 of 541) 123- (339 of 541) 123- (340 of 541) 123- (341 of 541) 123- (342 of 541) 123- (343 of 541) 123- (344 of 541) 123- (346 of 541)The bride danced with her son Marcus to a special song “Momma” by Boyz II Men123- (351 of 541)The bride wanted to also dance a special song as a surprise with her daughter Karla, “In My Daughter’s Eyes” by Martina McBride123- (357 of 541)The groom selected a special song to dance with his mother who came in from New York. She said she would not miss dancing with her son to “Gracias Por Ser Mi Mama” by Briseyda( Thank you for Being My Mother)123- (362 of 541) 123- (364 of 541)The maid of honor and the best man gave beautiful toasts welcoming everyone to the family and honoring the couple as they blend a family together. 123- (369 of 541) 123- (370 of 541) 123- (371 of 541)The bride and groom thanked everyone for coming, they were overwhelmed with emotion!123- (376 of 541)It’s time to get this party started!  Everyone had a wonderful dinner and now , time to work off all the food! This crowd never left the dance floor, they danced all night until the end.  Roque productions kept the tunes coming and interacting with the guests.  There was a special request for “The Wobble” because when the groom once forgot the DJ’s name after the initial meeting a year prior, his name became known as “The Wobble Man!” Takes a good DJ/MC team to get the crowd interacting, dancing and joining in for the fun.

123- (387 of 541) 123- (389 of 541) 123- (395 of 541) 123- (405 of 541) 123- (480 of 541) 123- (482 of 541) 123- (483 of 541) 123- (491 of 541)Cake Time! As the bride and groom cut the cake to “Sugar Pie Honey Bunch” by Four tops, the guests admired this unique cake made exclusively by Party Flavors. 123- (495 of 541) 123- (498 of 541) 123- (500 of 541) 123- (502 of 541) 123- (503 of 541) 123- (505 of 541) 123- (506 of 541)The part that every single girl awaits, the Bouquet Toss! All the girls lined up as “Girls Just Wanna have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper played in the background and the girls danced.  The girls were ready to catch, 1, 2, 3, psych! Okay once more, 1, 2, 3, the bride turned around and handed the boquet to her sister, getting married in a few months along with a special blessing on her upcoming marriage on a cruise!123- (513 of 541)123- (507 of 541) 123- (508 of 541) 123- (510 of 541) 123- (514 of 541)Now the bride and groom wanted to honor the longest married couple with a bottle of champagne and a special dance like they did back in their day.  This happy couple has been married for over 40 years.  They got to dance to “Lets Do The Twist” by Chubby Checker.  Afterwards they gave the advice to the couple of how they maintained their marriage so long, respect, date nights, and laugh together. 123- (518 of 541) 123- (521 of 541) 123- (522 of 541) 123- (524 of 541)Now the bride had a special gift for her daughter Karla, who was the maid of honor.  Karla is getting married in a few months and her mom wanted to give her some words of advice and to thank her for being there on her special day.  The bride gave her bouquet to her daughter!123- (527 of 541)The bride and groom had a chance to do a honeymoon dance with their guests! Started off by the maid of honor and best man!  123- (450 of 541) 123- (452 of 541)

The bride requested that they not do a a garter removal or toss and 27 Miracles of course wanted to honor that request.  However in its place. the groom, had a special surprise for the bride.  She sat down with her back to the entrance on a chair, with the groom on one knee and the bride looking around at wedding planner Rosie Moore, thinking, “did she forget that there is no garter?” 27 Miracles loves a good surprise…as Edwin, professed his love for Migdalia,  Mireya y su Mariachi Charros de Mexico, came in serenading Migdalia to several love songs dedicated by the groom.  Her look was speechless!123- (528 of 541) 123- (529 of 541) 123- (530 of 541) 123- (531 of 541) 123- (532 of 541) 123- (533 of 541) 123- (534 of 541) 123- (535 of 541)The bride and groom did not want to end the night without one special romantic song to dance to, “Europa” by Gato Barbieri as they made memories of this special night.  The guests joined in with them.123- (446 of 541)

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What a wonderful night of sharing with friends and family, dancing, eating and having a great time. The guests did not want to go home. Migdalia and Edwin had a special exit to sparklers!  123- (536 of 541) 123- (537 of 541) 123- (538 of 541) 123- (539 of 541) 123- (541 of 541)A little surprise await the happy couple as they start their new life together….123- (379 of 541) 123- (380 of 541) 123- (381 of 541) 123- (382 of 541) 123- (383 of 541) 123- (384 of 541) 123- (385 of 541)123- (412 of 541) 123- (414 of 541)

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Happy Valentine’s Day!!!! Love Sacrifices All Except Love Itself!!

By now everyone has received their sweetie’s Valentine’s Cards, gifts, hugs and kisses…Now it is time to wind down and share in our last Valentine series …..The Love of Vikki and Chip…..27 Miracles writes a lot of wedding and engagement blogs…..but sit back and read this couples story of sacrifice, love and committment….

When Vikki and Chip planned their wedding day, they planned it based on their school schedule. They started working with Master Bridal Consultant, Rosie Moore to plan this beautiful event back in the summer of 2013 when they were both off from school.  The date was set 12/13/14.  That summer they looked at over 15 venues in a span of a few days and ended up picking the place where Chip proposed to Vikki, The Beautiful Wyndham Orlando.

Everything was set.  The following summer they did tastings, floral samples, finalizing the wedding and the honeymoon.  Then came the bad news, the wedding may be off!! What? Why?  Vikki is a graduate student as a Pharmacist and school  decided that they will not end until 12/18/14 and she will have a final exam on 12/13/14 and another on 12/15/14.  As much as she tried they would not allow her to take the exam early. Vikki contacted Rosie with the dilemma and what can we do.   Planner Rosie Moore, said give her a day to think about things.  Then it was set, the honeymoon was postponed until the summer,we will get everything done for the wedding earlier,  as far as preparations.  The bride would have a friend drive her to school the morning of the test and when she arrived back, hair and make up would be there ready and waiting for her.

Vikki was up early and out for her final exam, first of many after studying all night the day before after rehearsal.  When she came back, we were all set….Everyone was ready for Vikki….Vikki was smiling and ready to get married.

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While Vikki was getting ready, Chip was counting the time till he can see his love…

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The moment had arrived for Vikki and her dad to walk down the aisle and give his little girl away…

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I Now pronounce you husband and wife!

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After the wedding ceremony it was family pictures and fun pictures …

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Now it is time to see the ballroom, the surprise for Vikki and Chip. As they entered the ballroom they were serenaded by the song I Do…..by Colbie Caillat

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We can’t forget signing the marriage licence as Vikki and Chip watch in the background…

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Fun Time at the reception!!

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After Vikki thanked everyone for coming, there was a special surprise for Vikki and Chip.  An honor to them from the Wyndham Orlando Resort  and 27 Miracles.  A Rose surprise to the tune of “You are My Everything, “Barry White… You see due to Vikki and Chip’s dedication to their careers and also their dedication to volunteering for different charity organizations, they deserved some recognition.

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Let’s get this party started!

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The cake from Party Flavors was to die for with all the different flavors…

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Chip performs a little dance for Vikki to get her garter off.

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A wonderful night…..Good night to the new Mr and Mrs Black

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Love at Christmas Time

Merry Christmas to all.  We hope that everyone had a wonderful time with their friends and families! Today’s blog is about Ursula and Robert, a couple in love.  Ursula and Robert met in their complex at the gym.  Each time they were out and about their complex, they kept bumping into each other and it was love at first sight! They started dating and the rest is history!!! Robert being the romantic that he is got down on one knee and proposed to Ursula!

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The happy couple had great plans to have a large wedding, but instead decided that they would have a more intimate and romantic wedding and focus on their new home and their new baby on the way.  Although some folks could not attend this week day ceremony,  the intimacy of the wedding size, was what they both wanted.

Ursula dreamed of a wedding in the park, not an easy task when it’s a park and there is not a true back up for rain.  But the planning went on at Kissimmee Lake Front.  Let’s watch as this day unfolds.

The wedding day arrived!! It was a hot Friday Morning in October. Upper 80’s, sunny but humid and hot! Southern Elegance Limousine started the morning off with picking up our beautiful Bride Ursula at her home to bring her to the ceremony.  The groom Robert and his  best man arrived first.

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It is time to start getting ready, with RJ Glamour providing the bride’s favorite flower, Sunflowers in her bouquet and maid of honor’s of bouquet.

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It’s time to start the wedding ceremony to the tunes of Harpist Christine MacPhail as she starts setting the mood of romance with her beautiful harp.

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Here Comes The Bride as the groom looks on:

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The Father of The Bride, gets ready to release his baby girl to Robert….

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Marcus Moore officiated the wedding for this Happy Couple as they did their sand ceremony and an excerpt from Dr Seuss…

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Ursula and Robert surrounded by their close family:

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Ursula and Robert thought that they would not get a first dance in, but thanks to some planning with Roque Productions, he was able to play  “All of Me” and they got that first dance in with Treasured Moments Videography capturing the emotion live of this happy couple in love, surprised that they can share a first dance after their ceremony!

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Michael Anthony Photography captured the Bride and Groom’s fun yet romantic spirit during their portraits in the park..

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Ursula and Robert’s family planned a picnic luncheon in the park for the happy couple but one of the things that Ursula and Robert would miss on was their first cake cutting and toast.  We could not let that happen, so a cake from Publix  came to the rescue as  Michael Anthony Photography captured this sweet and fun moment.

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The end of a wedding ceremony….but the beginning of a new path in life…marriage and family…

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Photo: Michael Anthony Photography

Videographer: Treasured Moments

Sound System: Roque productions

Floral: RJ Glamour and Innovation

Transportation: Southern Elegance Limousine

Who said Rehearsal Dinners Couldn’t Be Fun?

When Alicia and Mike were thinking about planning their rehearsal dinner, they wanted something fun that would speak about who they are and yet not so formal so as not to take away from the wedding.  Alicia wanted to also surprise Mike, with something to remind him of New York….

27 Miracles’ planned on having their rehearsal at the International Palms Hotel where a human chess board, pool tables, beach volley ball, fire pits and the best thing of all would be available to this fun group…a place where Gator Tales could be told.

You might ask, why Gator tales what is so big about that?  Well for die-hard Seminoles Fan, Alicia, think about it…..

Dinner was amazing with three choices for guests to select!

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Watch as their night unfolded after the church rehearsal with a surprise New York Scene to decorate the room by RJ Glamour!

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Then the Gator Stories….

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Where is America’s Favorite Couple Ivonne and Andrew?

Today August 12 , 2014 marks 2 years since Ivonne and Andrew were married.  If you remember Ivonne battled Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and beat the odds and is with us today celebrating two years of a wonderful marriage to Andrew.

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If you missed their story click on it here and you can read all their stories from start to finish….

The Gift of Love Wedding

It was the wedding that made world news in the US across all the way to Belize!

 

27 Miracles wants to wish Ivonne and Andrew a Very Happy 2nd Anniversary!!!

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The Military Wedding Vow Renewal of Antonia and Julio

Every Friday in the month of May 27 Miracles will be bringing you a different couple that had a military wedding and a story about them in honor of Red Friday.  Here is the link for those wondering what Red Friday is…

Click to access red_shirt_friday_handout.2375515.pdf

Antonia and Julio were married 5o years ago. Most recently on December 21,  2013, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, renewing their wedding vows at the beautiful Wyndham Orlando Resort.  Julio is retired from the Army.

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Photography by Michael Anthony Photography

Video by Treasured Moments Videography

Venue Wyndham Orlando Resort

Flowers and Decor by RJ Glamour and Innovation

DJ/MC/Lighting Roque Productions

Coordination By 27 Miracles Christine Pabelico

Cake Party Flavors

Limo Southern Elegance

Special Effects Standing Ovation

Ceremony Harpist Christine MacPhail

 

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