The Winter Wedding of Jingshu and Xingyuan

When Jingshu and Xingyuan decided to get married, they wanted to come to Florida from China to plan their special day.  They wanted to have the time-honored traditions from China.

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They started their wedding day having a traditional wedding ceremony.  Jingshu looked beautiful in her wedding dress selected by Xingyuan.

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There was a red carpet brought from China for the bride to walk on as she stepped out of her limousine.  The red color represents a good future in China.  In the Chinese tradition, the groom taking the bride from bride’s house on a red carpet will be good luck for the new couple on their wedding day.  When the bride walked out of the limousine this started the tradition of the red carpet for this day.

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The red carpet was also placed at the ceremony site where the bride and groom were to be married.  The ceremony was translated by the best man in to Chinese. The couple’s ceremony included traditions such as lighting of the unity candle and warming of the rings.

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Now that the ceremony was done, it was time for some romantic pictures in downtown celebration and on the golf course as they watched the sunset.

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The happy couple returned to Celebration Golf to admire their reception decor and preapre for the fun.

After the ceremony, the bride changed in to her traditional red dress so that they can have their tea ceremony.  This is the first time that the bride addresses the groom’s parents as mom and dad and the same for the groom.  The tradition is that the bride serves a special blend of Chinese tea to his mother and father and the groom serves it to her mother and father.  They bow at their feet as a sign of respect because they are the elders that should  be respected and sought after for advice.

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The bride then changed in to her party dress to enjoy the evening reception.  After dinner there were many toasts with traditional wine brought from China. This was followed by the cutting of the cake. They followed the time honored tradition that they will respect each other’s faces and feed each other without smashing the cake.

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The happy couple enjoyed Karaoke all night with dancing. Look at the smiles on this group of folks, enjoying the best day of this couple’s lives.  There was not a language barrier here to help share in this couples wedding day.   A great time was had by all…..

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The night ended with Karaoke by the 3-year-old flower girl singing Let It Go from teh movie Frozen!

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Recap of the wedding day:

Best Wishes to Jigshu and Xingyaun

Thank you to the wedding professionals involved in making this couple’s wedding dreams come true!

Venue/Celebration Golf

Photographer/123 Photography

Video/Treasured Moments Videography

Cake/Party Flavors

Decor/Linen/Chivari Chairs/Chargers/Florals/RJ Glamour and Innovation

Limo/Southern Elegance Limousine

Hair/Make up/Shakyra

Coordination/27 Miracles Rosie Moore and Ashley Bliss

Officiant/Marcus Moore

DJ/MC/Roque Productions

Harpist/Christine MacPhail

Market Lights and Dance Floor/Taylor Rentals

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Helping you get from wedding woes to wedding bliss one issue at a time! 

 

Wedding Day Staff

Tips on Managing Wedding Day Staff

 

Your wedding day staff should be there to cater to you, not the other way around, but it’s perfectly acceptable to treat the staff to meals and beverages. Still, there are plenty of things you don’t need to do, and things you definitely shouldn’t do, so it may help to establish boundaries. Here are a few suggestions to keep things running smoothly.

 

Allow brief, staggered breaks.

Your staff members should be able to work the few hours it takes to hold a reception without multiple smoke breaks and private phone calls to their significant others, so you shouldn’t allow unnecessarily long breaks if you’ve paid your staff to work for that time. That being said, you aren’t running a sweatshop, so don’t be inhumane and deprive staff of bathroom breaks or time needed to replenish thirst. Instead, allow staggered, short break times during your reception so that service will not be neglected and staff will not be exhausted.

 

Offer light meals.

You don’t have to go overboard with a Kobe steak dinner per employee, but it’s appropriate to offer light meals or snacks for your employees, especially if your reception is held around dinnertime. Speak to your catering company about meal plans for your employees: you could offer simple variations of the meals you supply for your guests at a reduced cost. Or, simply order a few extra plates of hors d’oeuvres! Fed employees are happy employees.

 

Maintain a strict no-alcohol policy.

You can provide staff members with beverages and give them breaks to consume non-alcoholic drinks, but your servers should not be enjoying your open bar. To ensure that your staff provides the best service possible, and for your own safety and security with legal liabilities, do not supply your staff with alcoholic beverages or allow them to consume alcohol during their breaks. Letting your staff booze on the job is inappropriate on multiple levels. If your catering company belongs to a service association, they should abide by a strict code of conduct, so make sure the staff members follow that code.

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Daddy’s Little Girl

27 Miracles wants to wish every father out there a Happy Father’s Day!  One of the most special moments at a wedding besides the first dance with your hubby, is the father daughter dance.  Sometimes daddy’s have passed on and not available and we are able to do something different for this moment if the bride wants.  But today we want to give tribute to some very special fathers and daughters out there with daddy’s Little  girl sung by Michael Bolton. we can’t post everyone on here but we have posted a good variety to share with our readers.

 

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Jhanay and Deandre’s Dream Wedding

Marcus Moore, with Sensational Ceremonies had the privilege of performing the wedding ceremony of Jhanay and Deandre  on February 23, 2014.  I had been putting off writing her story, just because we get busy in our life.  But this morning I felt a compelling need to sit at my computer and share her story with you . Read until the end, her story will touch you.  What is so special about this wedding?  Read The Dream team’s story about Jhanay and you will see.

“On Friday, February 8 2014, Jamie Holmes, Founder of Jamie’s Dream Team, had the privilege to meet a wonderful mother by the name if Jhanay along with her family at Magee Women’s Hospital of UPMC.

Jhanay, who is a 28 year-old loving mother, with two amazing young sons, and with a very caring extended family.   Jhanay’s health issues started for her at the age of 25 with breast cancer, and has since spread to her spine, lungs and brain.  Unfortunately the doctors have given her no a chance for full recover.   However, Jamie’s Dream Team stepped up to give her that one dream she had, which was to take her two sons, age 5 and 10, to Walt Disney World, like the memories she had as a child with her family.

Then on Thursday, February 13 2014, Jhanay informed Jamie’s Dream Team, that her long-term boyfriend had proposed and that she and DeAndre are planning a surprise wedding for the family while in the Orlando area.   Again Jamie’s Dream Team stepped up to plan a wedding in less than 10 days.

However thanks to the amazing Pittsburghers who made donations and for the amazing wedding vendors in Florida, not only did Jhanay have a wedding of her dreams on Sunday February 23, 2014, but she was surrounded by her wonderful and loving family.

Click on the link to see the media coverage of the wedding Media Coverage

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On June 13th 2014 Jhanay lost her battle, please keep her children and her husband and family in your prayers as they grieve the loss of their daughter, mother, wife and friend.

Jamie’s Dream Team http://jamiesdreamteam.myfastsite.net/dream/jhanay/

Rosie Moore/27 Miracles www.27miraclesbyrosie.com

Love Never Felt So Good

When you hear someone say “the King of Pop,” what comes to mind? Of course, the King of Pop is the one and only Michael Jackson. If you are looking for an upbeat reception song that will get your wedding guests to dance, a Michael Jackson song will do the trick.

“Love Never Felt So Good” is a song by Michael Jackson that was first recorded in 1983. It was recently released this past May, now featuring Justin Timberlake. The release of this song does not disappoint. “Love Never Felt So Good” is a lively song describing a love like no other.

Listen to “Love Never Felt So Good,” and watch the official music video below.

For all the Michael Jackson fans, a unique experience can be added to your wedding. Instead of just playing Michael Jackson songs during your wedding reception, you can also add entertainment by having a Michael Jackson tribute artist perform. Watch Rico – Michael Jackson wow crowds with his spectacular performances below (this is a tribute to the different charities that he performs for, hospitals, nursing homes, children’s convalescent centers and schools)

Wondering how you can have entertainment such as this at your wedding? Visit our website  to find out more information about Rico – Michael Jackson, world’s most exciting Michael Jackson tribute artist. Also, this talented entertainer will be performing at The Gift of Life Black Tie Affair, September 13, 2014.

Click here to purchase a ticket and watch Rico – Michael Jackson perform live.

 

Being in Love and Having A Good Time at Your Wedding

Are you a fan of the movie, Dirty Dancing, featuring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey? Well, the terrific tune of the day is a popular song from the movie; “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” was originally sung by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes.

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This song describes the feeling of being in love and having a good time. Due to the joyful feeling this song brings, it is a great last dance song choice. Guests can be invited to the dance floor to enjoy this last lively song as well.

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Here is the Dirty Dancing scene featuring “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.”

 

Here is one of 27 Miracles couples using this song as the their final dance for the wedding

 

 

For a more upbeat, modern atmosphere, here is another version of the song. It is called “The Time (Dirty Bit)” by the Black Eyed Peas.

 

 

Regardless of which version you choose, either the original song popularized by Dirty Dancing or the modern version, “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” will definitely have your guests dancing.

 

27 Miracles  www.27miraclesbyrosie.com

By Christine Pabelico, Certified Wedding Planner

 

Cutting the Cake and All Too Favorite Tradition

Throughout the wedding day, traditions are followed to symbolize the unity between a bride and groom. For example, a bride and groom cut a slice of their wedding cake and share the slice together, representing their unity as husband and wife.

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Since cutting the cake is an important part of the wedding day, a song should be chosen for this moment. Today’s terrific tune of the day is “Sugar Sugar” by The Archies. While this song is an oldie, it describes love in a sweet, fun way. Pun intended.

 

The song, “Sugar Sugar,” will emphasize the experience, creating a memorable wedding reception.

Contact 27 Miracles today to start planning your wedding day and cake cutting!  www.27miraclesbyrosie.com

By Christine Pabelico Certified Wedding Planner