Wedding After Party, Trending

Have you ever had too much fun at a wedding that you didn’t want it to end? Well, this year offers a new trend of weddings lasting longer throughout the night. In other words, weddings may have an “after party.”

This trend is becoming more common for younger couples. The entire process of a wedding can make up most of the day, but some couples prefer time after the wedding to party aside from a sit down reception. An after party can be added to the schedule after the reception so that the couple may continue to enjoy the company of their family and friends.

For an after party, make sure to have transportation arranged for your guests. Also, this part of the night will most likely be more casual so let your guests know if an outfit change is needed.

 

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After a nice early day ceremony it is time to bring in the night time fun with an after Party at Bong’s in Downtown Disney with the Latin Flare of the Islands

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Relax, dance, enjoy a few drinks, and have fun! It’s your wedding day after all.

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By Christine Pabelico, Certified Wedding Planner

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

 

The Traditional Nigerian Wedding of Bukola and Frances

A few weeks ago 27 Miracles brought you the story of the Nigerian Engagement of Bukola and Frances.  If you missed the  story, click here to see it.  https://27miracles.com/2013/03/23/the-traditional-nigerian-engagement-of-bukola-and-francis/

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Once all the morning festivities for the engagement were done, it was time to get ready for the wedding!

Orijahnel Hair and Make up studios went to work!

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Bukola wanted some specific details to stand out in this very romantic yet festive wedding.  She placed the little details that she wanted to remember in Photo and video in her attire as well as the groom’s.  Look at the bottom of both the bride and groom’s shoes.

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If you remember during the Nigerian engagement, the bride received the beautiful emerald ring below from the groom.

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During the Nigerian engagement in the morning, the groom had to present a proposal to the bride and her family in writing.  Here is what that proposal looked like.

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Frances is ready and anxiously awaiting his bride.

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It’s just about time as the guests arrive and start to read the program for what is to happen in the next 1.5 hours of this wedding ceremony.

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The bride and groom also had a wishing tree, hoping for a lot of advice that they can incorporate in to their marriage.

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As the guests arrive in their traditional attire for a Nigerian wedding…you see many bright lively colors…

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The Lake Mary Event Center does not allow open flames for the Unity Candle, so we had to improvise with what we have to make it memorable.

The procession begins…

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There were three pastors conducting this wedding ceremony, as they enter with the groom and best man.
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Lolly is the maid of honor and the sister of the bride….

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Here come the flower girls.  You can see Wedding Planner Rosie Moore in the back ground providing support to the youngest flower girl in the back…

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Our flower girls are ready for this ceremony ….

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Here comes the bride and her father…as the groom looks on…

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Bukola’s father decided to dress in traditional Nigerian attire to give his little girl away….

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Prayers from Francis the groom as he sees his beautiful bride

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Here she is….entering with confidence and cheer….

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As dad gives his princess away………..

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Look at that beautiful bouquet with purples and feathers inside! Lee Forrest floral did a great job!

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Lighting the Unity Candle….

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Communion……..

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A prayer of blessing over the couple…

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The Bride and Groom are pronounced husband and wife and the groom kisses the bride….

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Such an emotional moment as Lolly,  the maid of honor and sister of the bride, wipes a tear…

The couple leaves the ceremony site with their parents and bridal party to go and sign the registrar.  This is done in a private room as the guests wait their return.


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Once the registrar is signed, then the couple enters the ceremony site dancing praises to God. It is a big celebration!

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The second part of the ceremony starts with a sermon on marriage.


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Once the sermon is done a Thanksgiving service begins.  The minister calls a Thanksgiving praise to start and traditional songs are sung as each guest starting with the parents of the bride, then the parents of the groom congratulate the couple.  This is followed by all the guests, once they all greet the bride and groom they return to their chairs. As you can see in the photos, they also collect money at this time as well for the happy couple, continuing from the morning ceremony.
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Once the guests return to their seats, the ministers do a final blessing over the couple…

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Okay it is time to celebrate, the happy couple dance their way out of the ceremony!!!

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It is time for the bride and groom to see the reception site for the first time.  Lee Forest, John Michael Catering and the 27 Miracles Team are ready to show case the bride’s dream in her mind turned into reality at the beautiful Lake Mary Event Center…Here is her reaction…

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The Sweet Heart Table…

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The tables had either red and purple accents….

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Once the Bride and Groom looked at the reception, it was time for some  family photo shots…

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and sunset pictures…..

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It’s time for the reception full of dancing to begin!  With the Nigerian MC flown in from Atlanta and the DJ from Brooklyn NY, the party was about ready to begin.  The Nigerian custom is for the family of the bride and groom as well as the bridal party and the bride and groom to enter the reception dancing.  As they do they are showered with money and the guests joining in the celebration dancing with them.

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Mother/Son Dance
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The bride wanted to honor her mother with a special tribute to her mom, she loved the song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and wanted to have someone dance to it.  27 Miracles contacted Nicole Wormley to interpret to modern dance this beautiful piece and tribute to her mother.

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The maid of honor and best man toast the bride and groom….

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Bukola and Francis want to thank their guests that came and spent time with them on this very special day, guests came from all over the USA, from Colorado, North Carolina, South Florida, North Florida, New York, Georgia, Nigeria and Europe….She also wanted to thank her vendors for making her wedding dreams come true….

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Now what Bukola did not know is that her Groom Francis, wanted to thank her for being his wife.  He asked Rosie Moore of 27 Miracles if he can have their famous Rose Surprise to the song “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder.  The team of 27 Miracles along with the staff of John Michael Catering made this a reality for Bukola.  Bukola was surprised and when the last rose was delivered by Francis, they finished the song dancing and sharing that special moment of love.

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It is time to cut the cake and take the garter off….

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The bride and groom enjoyed some dancing with their guests.  The entire night with the exception of dinner was about dancing and celebrating with the happy couple.

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Frances and Bukola sneaked off to change in to their traditional Nigerian outfits for the wedding…..


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The night ended and the happy couple left on a surprise honeymoon destination, known only by the groom!!!

Thank you to all our vendors that made this night a success and worked from Morning until night…..

27 Miracles Team Diane Jenson and Marcus Moore http://www.27miraclesbyrosie.com

John Michael Catering  www.johnmichaelevents.com

Orlando DJ and Lighting http://www.orlandodjandlighting.com/

Nikki Rosa Photography  http://www.nikkirosa.com/

Lake Mary Event Center http://lakemaryeventscenter.com/

Video Solutions

A Chair Affair  www.ChairAffairRentals.com

Orijahnel Make Over Group  http://www.orijahnel.com

Lee Forrest Design   www.leeforrestdesign.com

Jesse Giles Photography

Everlasting Image  http://www.youreverlastingimage.com/index2.php

DJ Tunnez

Johnson Ogungbamilia

Pastor Tofade

Pastor Adeyefa

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 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…

For more Engagement pictures visit us on our newly engaged facebook page

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

Phone: 407-905-5454 Email: info@27miraclesbyrosie.com

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

Dee’s Rose Surprise Celebration at Her Quince

When Quinceañero Planner Rosie Moore gets requests to surprise the Quinceañera she uses her Rose Surprise to rally up the vendors and distract everyone from what is really happening.  In this instance the surprise was a mime dancer that prepared a special dance for the Quinceañera.

 

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