Honoring A United States Soldier on His Wedding Day

When Rosie Moore, Master Bridal Consultant for 27 Miracles met Nayya in July of 2012, she got a chance to hear Nayya’s story of Love between her and Jose.  Jose is an active duty soldier in Afghanistan. She and Jose wanted to plan their wedding for September 2013 because that is when she thought that he would get leave from the service.  Rosie and Nayya started the planning of the wedding.  In early November 2012, Nayya got the word that Jose would be coming home soon, and they can push the wedding up to May 2013 on Memorial Day Weeekend.

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Nayya and Jose were ecstatic to be able to plan their wedding on a military resort….Shades of Green…

 

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What excitement Nayya had to hear that her true love, would be home soon.  He told her that it may not be until January or February, but he would be home.   Nayya continued her wedding planning with Rosie and leading her every day life.  On Christmas Eve there was a knock at the door, she opened the door and to her surprise there was Jose standing in the doorway with arms open wide and saying, “I am home!” What a Christmas blessing!  Of course he still had some monthly trainings to attend but he was home from Afghanistan, he had served his time.

On Saturday May 25, 2013 we celebrated with Nayya and Jose a special ceremony of Love at Shades of Green (a resort for military families). DeMarco Films captured their story through  pictures of the wedding.

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Look at the American Flag colors behind the wedding dress in the distance.

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And so starts the preparation of the ceremony site…..

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The decor of the ceremony site was  so romantic in red roses by RJ Glamour.  The bride’s bouquet and the bridesmaids bouquets were made by a friend of the bride’s as a special gift to the bride.

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Getting Ready……


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A moment  with the bridesmaids…

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The Bride was stunning on this day, with a glow as she anxiously awaited this day to come….

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One of our favorite pictures of the bride, deep in thought

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Now Jose has not seen his bride to be since the day before.  So as he gets ready he thinks about his beautiful bride…and looking good for her…

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The groom is  having a great time as he awaits the moment that his beautiful bride will walk down the aisle to meet him. But he and his best man are enjoying some last-minute stories ….judging from their looks….pretty funny ones…

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The Groom with his mom as his son looks on with a proud face for dad!

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It’s time for the ceremony to begin…..Christine MacPhail, The Harpist, serenaded the guests on this hot breezy Saturday afternoon with tunes like, “Endless Love ” as the mother of the groom entered, ” I knew I Loved You” as the groom and his groomsmen entered and ” My Heart Will Go”  On as the bride walked down the aisle escorted by her son. The romance of the music with knowing this couple’s love story, made for an emotional ceremony.

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We even had Julia Roberts attend the ceremony( no Just kidding, but could be her twin!)

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Here comes Nayya, the bride escorted by her son……

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The groom and the best man taken with emotion as they see Nayya walking down the aisle…

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Marcus Moore performed the ceremony of Love flawlessly…..

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The tender look of love as she admires her groom…

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The Vows and the rings…

 

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The blessing of the hands…….

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Marcus Moore, pronounced them husband and wife…..

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What joy after being pronounced husband and wife, they could not believe it…..

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You may kiss your beautiful bride…..

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After the ceremony the couple spent some time in the gardens of Shades of Green taking pictures and greeting their guests.

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Bride and Groom alone time for pictures…

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But before the end of the day…some fun times…

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A beautiful end to a beautiful wedding….

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Nayya and Jose decided to celebrate a private dinner at Bongos with their closest family in downtown Disney.

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VIP Limo, came to pick up the bride and groom for their private family dinner at Bongos Cafe!

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The happy couple ready to celebrate!

 

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We wish Nayya and Jose a Happy One year Anniversary.  But Most of all we salute you Jose for serving our country ! 27 Miracles was honored to coordinate and plan your special wedding on Memorial Day Weekend.

 

Let us take a moment today and every day to honor our soldiers, those currently serving, those that have passed and those that are retired.

 

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A Story On The Meaning Of Red Friday

27 Miracles proudly supports our Military troops that serve our country.  Fridays are noted as Red Friday.  For the Month of May every Friday 27 Miracles will share the military weddings done in honor of those that serve our country so that we can have the freedom that we have today.  Please take a moment to read this story on the meaning of Red Friday:
Last week, while traveling to Chicago on business, I noticed a Marine Sergeant traveling with a folded flag, but did not put two and two together. After we boarded our flight, I turned to the sergeant, who’d been invited to sit in First Class (across from me), and inquired if he was heading home.  No, he responded. Heading out, I asked. No, I am escorting a soldier home. Going to pick him up? No. He is with me right now. He was killed in Iraq. I’m taking him home to his family. The realization of what he had been asked to do hit me like a punch to the gut. It was an honor for him. He told me that, although he didn’t know the soldier, he had delivered the news of his passing to the soldier’s family and felt as if he knew them after many conversations in so few days. I turned back to him, extended my hand, and said thank you. Thank you for doing what you do so my family can do what we do.
Upon landing in Chicago the pilot stopped short of the gate and made the following announcement over the intercom. “Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to note that we have had the honor of having Sergeant Steeley of the United States Marine Corps join us on this flight. He is escorting a fallen comrade back home to his family. I ask that you please remain in your seats when we open the forward door to allow Sergeant Steeley to deplane and receive his fellow soldier. We will then turn off the seat belt sign.” Without a sound, all went as requested. I noticed the sergeant saluting the casket as it was brought off the plane, and his
action made me realize that I am proud to be an American.

So here’s a public Thank You to our military Men and Women for what you do so we can live the way we do.Red Fridays. Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing Red every Friday. The reason Americans who support our troops used to be called the “silent majority.” We are no longer silent, and are voicing our love for God, country and home in record
breaking numbers. We are not organized, boisterous or overbearing. Many Americans, like you, me and our friends, simply want to recognize the vast majority of America supports our troops. Our idea of showing solidarity and support for our troops with dignity and respect starts this Friday – – and continues each and every Friday until the troops all come home, sending a
deafening message that…every red-blooded American who support our men and women afar, will wear something red. By work of mouth, press, TV – Let’s make the United States on every Friday a sea of red much like a homecoming football game in the bleachers. If every one of us who loves this country will share this with acquaintances, coworkers, friends, and family, it will not be long before the USA is covered in RED and it will let our troops know the once “silent” majority is on their side more than ever, certainly more than the media lets on.
The first thing a soldier say when asked “What can we do to make things better for you?” is, “We need your support and your prayers.” Let’s get the word out and lead with class and dignity, by example and wear something red every Friday.

http://omvae.wayne.edu/pdfs/red_shirt_friday_handout.2375515.pdf

 

Today’s wedding celebrates Stella and Tom.  Tom is Former JR. Vice Commander of the Veteran of Foreign Wars, Retired United States Army.

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