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

ABC Orlando Learns About Themed Weddings and Events

Have you ever met with a client and they come to you with the craziest ideas?  They want to have Star Wars or Batman movie theme songs in their wedding?  The songs are okay, but what happens when the bride wants to dress her entire bridal party in Star Wars theme including her and the groom, what do you do?  Well for starters, eventhough as a planner it may not be your vision, learn to do a lot of listening, a lot of focusing on your bride and plenty of research  to get the theme right.  If that bride is coming to you trusting in your expertise to pull this wedding theme off perfectly, as a planner we must  research everything about that theme.

Debra Shea Roberston, wedding decor designer was our speaker at our ABC luncheon held at the Wyndham Orlando Resort.  The room was decorated in fall colors for our themed fall event of the month.  AV Media did a fabulous job with the falling leaves and up lighting to create that beautiful atmosphere, while the MC Andres Roque from Roque Productions, got us in the fall mood with some mood enhancing music as we prepared for fall. The centerpieces brought in the fall colors to enhance the crushed linens selected by Connie Duglin  and the tablescape  with  A  Chair Affair’s chargers .

The day was captured( pun intended) by the talented photographer Elle, from Captured by Elle.  Treasured moments was there to record this fabulous training on themed weddings and events as Debra Shea took us through memory lane of themed weddings  she has done in her many years of experience as  floral designer.

The afternoon ended with dessert from Cakes by Design to tempt the taste buds with an apple cinnamon cake and candied apples from Davimar Cakes.

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Our wonderful sponsors on this day :

Wyndham Orlando Resorts

Treasured Moments Videography

Captured by Elle/Photography

Cakes By Design

Atmospheres Floral and Decor

A Chair Affair

Connie Duglin Linens

Roque Productions

AV Media

Davimar Cakes

ABC Orlando Goes to Italy for An Afternoon of Wine Tasting

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The Association of Bridal Consultants Central Florida East, held their September meeting in the beautiful Portofino Hotel.  We call it Italy because once you are on property, that is how you feel as if you are in Italy.

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This month the wedding and event professionals learned all about wine pairing with meals.ABC-Networking-WM-9.24.15-12

As the guests arrived at the Portofino Hotel, they were greeted by Catering Director Bonnie Garfield.  Bonnie and the ABC co directors made everyone feel welcome.

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Event Concepts set up their elegant white photo booth and invited the guests to have fun and enjoy taking those silly pictures that we in the wedding and event industry are so much fun.

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When it was time to enter the Venetian ballroom, the doors slowly opened and it was like walking in to a dream.  There were Oohs and Ahhs at the decor.  The linens from ABC member Tracey Smith with Enchanting Events were a delicate ivory color.  The chivari chairs from Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals matched perfectly.

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As we entered the room Steve Dunlop our MC thought he would serenade us with authentic Italian music. How perfect! As we looked around the room there were uplights in hues of purple to match the theme we were going for .

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Our luncheon started with our speaker Nancy Lehman explaining the different wines and as we had each entree’ we were able to try a different type of wine.  Nancy educated us on the proper way to hold a wine glass, which foods to pare the wine with and different ideas for planners to offer their clients as they enter a new life together. The ideas were amazing.

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First course for lunch was a deluxe antipasto

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Our entrée was a chicken rollatini stuffed with mozzarella, sundried tomato spinach with home made gnocchi and fresh brocolini

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You can’t have Italian food and not benefit from authentic Italian dessert! Tiramisu anyone?

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As the wines were being poured, more and more questions continued.  Truly a great meting learning about how to entertain guests and pair the perfect wine with it.

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Our Co-Directors, Allan, Diane and Rosie introduced the ABC student chapter to everyone.

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The local ABC networking group, is all about education, building relationships with the wedding community of wedding professionals and learning the latest trends! We welcome you to come and check us out at one of our monthly meetings.  Stay, have a meal, share ideas, experiences and more, you will find no other organization that brings you all of this plus education in one meeting!

The afternoon ended with a traditional song, Time To Say Good Bye….

Visit us on our facebook page to keep up with future meetings!

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CoDirectors: Diane Jensen, Rosie Moore, Allan Saltman, Mark Kingsdorf

Thank you to all our wedding professionals that helped make this meeting a huge success!

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Enchanting Event Designs/Floral and Decor

Treasured Moments Videography

Captured by Elle/Photography

The Invitation Lounge/Menu Cards

Event Concepts/DJ/MC/Uplighting/Photoboothrlando Wedding and Party Rentals

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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.

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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!

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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)

The night ended with a high note to “Moviendo Las Caderas” by Oro Solido 123- (409 of 541)123- (469 of 541) 123- (471 of 541)

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)

27 Miracles was honored to coordinate the wedding of Migdalia and Edwin as they enter a new life together.123- (169 of 541) 123- (189 of 541) 123- (417 of 541) 123- (419 of 541) 123- (465 of 541)Without the 27 Miracles Team of wedding professionals, this day could not be possible as they all worked behind the scenes to make dreams come true…”your wedding day should be everything you dreamed of.”

27 Miracles

Buca di Peppo

First Baptist Orlando

123 Photography

Treasured Moments Videography

Party Flavors

Roque Productions

Crowne Plaza Universal

Dance It Studios

RJ Glamour and Innovation

Southern Elegance Limousine

***Only Professional Photography labeled 123 Photography**** If not labeled, they are candids

 

What is the Difference Between a Venue Coordinator and an Outside Wedding Coordinator

The age-old question is always, what is the difference between the venue coordinator and the outside wedding planner?  The Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) invited Zhay Robles/Catering Manager at 1805 on the Boulevard and Caitlin Lawler/Wedding Planner/Owner of Plan It Event Design and Management to answer those questions.  Mark Kingsdorf Master Bridal Consultant and Co Director for ABC facilitated the discussion.

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As everyone checked in, the wedding professionals were welcomed to the Crowne Plaza Hotel by Kirk Schenkel,  Director of Catering and Convention Services .  Our wedding professionals were welcomed with a refreshing Mardi Gras Mojito Cooler and the Chef’s appealing choice of appetizers; while we took a moment to network with some new friends and mingle with some old friends.

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Master of Ceremony, Andres Roque of Roque Productions welcomed everyone in to the ballroom with  a festive array of  Mardi Gras  music to get our meeting started.  As everyone found their seats, we had a chance to see the beautiful linens, chairs and centerpieces provided by RJ Glamour and Innovation. The up lights provided by Roque Productions,   enhanced the Peacock theme that we had going throughout the room.



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Allan Saltman ABC Co Director, welcomed all the wedding professionals to our first ABC meeting of 2015.  Allan  took a moment to introduce new Co Directors Mark Kingsdorf, Master Bridal Consultant and Wedding Sales Manager at Mission Inn and Rosie Moore Master Bridal Consultant with 27 Miracles.  After some brief intros we were ready to taste the succulent lunch that The Crowne Plaza prepared for us.

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Rose Robinson of The Invitation Lounge tempted our taste buds with the lunch courses on her peacock themed menus.  The first lunch course was  Herb Seared Duck Breast with Strawberry Risotto and Wilted Arugula.  Once that was completed, our second course was Grilled Petite Filet Mignon and Roasted Jumbo Shrimp with American Sauce, Potato Gratin and Grilled Asparagus.  What a treat for lunch!

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After lunch, our speakers  provided some very good insight to the wedding professionals that attended the meeting on the difference between a wedding venue coordinator and an outside wedding coordinator.

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If you missed this meeting, no worries, we have educational meetings every month.  If you are not on our email list to receive information about upcoming meetings, contact us through our Facebook page and we will be glad to get you on our list. This year is jam-packed with some fabulous meetings that you do not want to miss out on.  Sign up early as soon as the meeting comes out so that you are guaranteed a seat at all our events!

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To end our meeting we had the pleasure of trying the sumptuous cupcakes from Party Flavors.  They showed us their creativity with a Peacock Cake that was too beautiful to eat!!!

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Our dedicated photographer for this meeting Nicholas Sabatino of Michael Anthony Photography and our Videographer Bruce Reynolds of Treasured Moments captured this beautiful peacock/mardi gras themed meeting at the Crowne Plaza.

If you are interested in becoming an ABC member, please let us know and we will be able to help you or you can call ABC directly

Association of Bridal Consultants 

Association of Bridal Consultants Central FL East 

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors!

Venue & Food – Crowne Plaza Universal

Co-Presenter – Caitlin Lawler – ABC Member – Plan It Events

Co-Presenter – Zhaydrix Robles – 1805 On the Boulevard

Floral – RJ Glamour and Innovation

Linens – FL Event Rentals

DJ & Lighting – Roque Productions

Photography – Michael Anthony Photography

Video – Treasured Moments Video Productions (ABC Member)

Dessert – Party Flavors

Menus-The Invitation Lounge

Until next month!

 The Standard for Wedding Excellence……………………………

Are You Ready for Some Football?

Are you ready for some football?

Well we may not be having a football game today, but we are certainly in the festive burgundy and gold colors of FSU.  That is what we have with the wedding of Alicia and Mike!!!

27 Miracles loves a good classic/romantic wedding.  That is what Alecia and Mike were looking for, but when Alecia indicated that their favorite team was the Seminoles and would like to incorporate that in there somehow, that was no difficult task with bling and color to make that a reality.

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Their wedding ceremony started at the beautiful First Baptist Church Orlando.  The ceremony was very touching, honoring the Groom’s parents with a picture of them so that their memory was there to share in that special day.

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After the ceremony it was off to a fun-filled reception.

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The evening was started with a ballroom reveal.  The decor was provided by RJ Glamour, look at the details of the floral centerpieces and the touches of the Seminole colors.  Roque Productions provided up lighting to enhance the room.

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The night continued with first dances and special toasts to family by the Groom.

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Then it was time to get the party started!

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We Can’t leave out the cake cutting , garter and bouquet toss!

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The night ended with a sparkler exit to seal the evening festivities!

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Congratulations to Alicia and Mike!

Thank you to the following Wedding Professionals:

Julie Brewer Photography

Treasured Moments Videography

RJ Glamour and Innovation

Roque Productions

First Baptist Orlando

Rosen Centre

Southern Elegance Limousine

And of course we could not have done anything without the team of 27 Miracles this day, Thank you Kimberly and Stefania!

27 Miracles www.27miraclesbyrosie.com

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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27 Miracles www.27miraclesbyrosie.com

Treasured Moments http://tmvphdfilms.com/

International Palms Hotel http://www.internationalpalmsorlando.com/

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