The Wedding of Lorena and Geoffrey

On a beautiful clear blue sky day in March Lorena and Geoffrey were married at the Church of Latter Day Saints in Windermere.  They started their day at the church with a traditional Sealing Ceremony and later the Bride and Groom changed into their formal wedding gown and suit for a family dinner.

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If you remember, Lorena and Geoffrey took some fun pictures all over downtown Winter Garden and by the Lake for their engagement session.  If you missed their story, click on the link,

“When You Fall In Love With Your Best Friend”

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As the engagement session said, When You Fall In Love With Your Best Friend, that is Lorena and Geoffrey and you can see it in their eyes as they look at each other or as Geoffrey looks at Lorena’s children.

Sivan Photography captured this happy moment for this couple.




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The start of a new life with a new family for these boys….

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This fun little guy was captured by the camera, too cute!

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The bride and groom wanted to have their close family celebrating this special day with them after the Sealing Ceremony.  The Sealing Ceremony is an ordinance (ritual) performed in Latter Day Saints temples by a person holding the sealing authority.[1] The purpose of this ordinance is to seal familial relationships, making possible the existence of family relationships throughout eternity.[2] LDS teachings place great importance on the specific authority required to perform these sealings.  

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Geoffrey was doing the happy dance!!
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The beautiful bouquet with roses and callalillies was made by RJ Glamour and InnovationRodriguez_03-22-14 (118) Rodriguez_03-22-14 (119) Rodriguez_03-22-14 (120) Rodriguez_03-22-14 (121) Rodriguez_03-22-14 (122) Rodriguez_03-22-14 (123) Rodriguez_03-22-14 (124) Rodriguez_03-22-14 (125) Rodriguez_03-22-14 (126) Rodriguez_03-22-14 (127)

Some relax time after a long day!

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The day would not be complete without some pictures in the city of Oakland where everything slows down to just the chirping of the birds and the leaves blowing in the wind.Rodriguez_03-22-14 (149) Rodriguez_03-22-14 (150) Rodriguez_03-22-14 (151) Rodriguez_03-22-14 (153) Rodriguez_03-22-14 (158) Rodriguez_03-22-14 (161) Rodriguez_03-22-14 (163)

Now what is so funny you ask?  Hmm inside joke…..we will never tell….

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So in Love!

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Thank you to Party Flavors for the beautiful pineapple rum cake!

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Thank you to RJ Glamour for the bouquet and centerpieces for the family dinner.  Rodriguez_03-22-14 (200) Rodriguez_03-22-14 (201) Rodriguez_03-22-14 (204) Rodriguez_03-22-14 (205) Rodriguez_03-22-14 (208) Rodriguez_03-22-14 (209)

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So for tips and advice Tuesday we leave you with this, when selecting what to wear on your wedding day, save the dress shopping for after you have selected the wedding venue.  Shopping for the dress after selecting the venue allows you to imagine yourself in your gown on your wedding day at the venue.  See how Lorena’s dress matches perfectly to the style of wedding she envisioned.

If you want your wedding coordinated and the professional advice of a Professional Wedding Planner  contact 27 Miracles today for a consultation

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How to Customize Your Veil

How To Customize Your Wedding Veil

You might be considering wearing a veil for your wedding day, even though it’s a tad traditional. In fact, that may be one of the reasons that you are keeping it in mind. However traditional it is, though, it is completely possible to get a customized version of the veil that you want, so that you can mix the old and the new and come out with something that is uniquely you. By modifying the amount of tiers, personalizing the color and the accents, as well as changing the shape of the veil, you can create a veil that is perfect for you.

Tier Perfection

When choosing between a one, two and three-tier veil, it is important to consider the dress that you are wearing. While a one-tier veil is more suited to classic looks, a more romantic wedding gown will look better with a multi-tier veil. Another important thing to consider is the overall look that you are hoping to achieve, and how would you like to do your hair. If your wedding hairstyle is simple, a more complex veil will add that extra glam to your look. A blusher (the piece of veil you put in front of your face) can also add an extra layer that makes you look beautiful and original.

Choosing a Color

Of course, your veil must match your wedding gown in color, as well. While you might be able to find your perfect color with so many varying shades of white, ivory and champagne, you can also get a completely different color that compliments your wedding décor or a sash on your dress. Make sure that you order swatches so that you can compare with your dress during your search for the ultimate match.

Accentuate

There are so many different types of extras that you can put on your veil if you so wish to, such as accessorizing your veil with Swarovski crystals or pearls. You can also make differing patterns on your veil if you want, or you can get a veil that is simply adorned at its edges. Veils give you a lot of freedom to be original, so make sure you find something that is unique but also stays true to your sense of style.

Edgy

What kind of edge do you want to give your veil? That will change the whole cut of your look. You can have a symmetric cut without edging which give it a very simple look, or add thick ribbon for a completely different look. Other options, like a pencil edge or a raw-edge veil, will make sure you look perfect throughout the day.

No matter what look you want to create, a veil can be a unique and complimentary way to accessorize your wedding gown. By playing around with the different elements of your veil you can match it perfectly to your theme while remaining unique to you.

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The Winter Wedding Vow Renewal of Antonia and Julio

It is not often that a planner gets to plan a special event like the 50th Wedding Anniversary of their parents!  Rosie Moore, Master Wedding Planner for 27 Miracles had just that opportunity with the assistance on the day of from fellow planners Christine Pabelico and her assistants Tess, Shannon and Kim!

The date December 21, 1963, it was a cold and snowy day for the first day of winter.  They thought that they would not be able to have their wedding, but people still made it to the church and the wedding.

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As the they approached their 50th wedding anniversary the wedding vow renewal planning started about a year before the big date!

They started with  a fun-filled engagement session:

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The day started with the photography of Michael Anthony Photography capturing the pre ceremony pictures that included the bride getting ready and her bouquet.

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The Beautiful bouquets were made by RJ Glamour and Innovation for the Diva!  That is what Juan Carlos, owner and designer,  called Antonia because he was ever so proud to do an event of such honor as someone’s 50th wedding vow renewal for someone who he knew through the wedding industry.

No wedding would be complete without comfortable shoes made for a princess! Angela Nuran provided just that with her shoes and the buckle even matches the pendant on the bouquet, what a coincidence!

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When it came time to selecting her wedding gown, of course what they made back 50 years ago is not sold in this day and age, unless it is custom-made.  But her idea of her dress was that of Cinderella because that is what she always said her life was like until Julio, her Prince Charming, swept her off her feet!Antonia and Julio 5oth Wedding Annivesrsary 013

It’s time to get ready……
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The flower girl in the picture has been babysat by Antonia since birth; so to have her on this day was going to be part of the memories to share..

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Now Julio, had been through quite a bit….back in 2006 (3 months before his daughter Rosie Married Marcus) he had a series of strokes with a major one that set him back in the hospital.  But through prayers, faith and the help of the staff and family he regained his ability to get his life back.

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Now Julio is  retired from the army and what better way to honor him than having the honor guard perform for him.  The honor guard walked in to Proud To Be An American as they set their flags.  Then honored Julio with a saber ceremony.

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Okay the big moment has arrived, Julio has not seen Antonia since dinner the night before.  He was kind of nervous as he did not know what was happening next.

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Who would have thought that this 1lb 10 oz preemie baby boy would be walking down the aisle at his grandma’s wedding vow renewal 4 yrs later…..

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The first-born grandchild Christopher, got the honor of escorting his grandmother down the aisle to the traditional wedding march.

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The hand off to Julio….

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You have to love the shots that photographers take and capture moments like this, Kaleb, the ring bearer intently paying attention to what is happening.

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Christopher sang the Lord’s Prayer during the ceremony, bringing emotion to all that were present.

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Now everyone knows that Marcus does not speak Spanish.  For the wedding ceremony with some coaching from Oscar of Sensational Ceremonies, he recited a few verses from First Corinthians 13 much to Antonia and Julio’s surprise.  They were touched by the heartfelt gesture.

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It was a little to windy for the unity candle to be lit, but it did not stop them from trying with the Ave Maria playing in the background by Christine MacPhail the Harpist. .

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And they are husband and wife, what the  Lord has joined together let no man separate…

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The Bridal Party!

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The Happy Couple!

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Officiant Pastor Santos!
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The immediate family!

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Now it is time to see the artwork of RJ Glamour and Innovation coupled with the lighting special effects of Roque productions in the beautiful Wyndham Orlando Resort,

The ballroom reveal……seeing everything before the guests do…..


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Judging from that smile, they were very pleased with everything……as they heard the tunes of Louis Armstrong singing When You Wish Upon a Star……

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Look at the beautiful cake from Party Flavors!! Not only beautiful but tasty too!!!

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Let the celebration begin by looking at the family picture dating back to their dating years and their wedding photo restored to color, thanks to West Orange Photo!


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And here come the two flower girls and the ring bearer….

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Awaiting the bride and Groom’s grand entrance
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The blessing by Delilah…..
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After a most delicious dinner prepared by the staff at the Wyndham Orlando( people are STILL saying how great the food was) it was time for the slide show…5 decades of memories….( you can see at the beginning of the blog)Antonia and Julio 5oth Wedding Annivesrsary 218 Antonia and Julio 5oth Wedding Annivesrsary 219

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And their original cake cutting picture on the cake table…..Antonia and Julio 5oth Wedding Annivesrsary 244 Antonia and Julio 5oth Wedding Annivesrsary 245 Antonia and Julio 5oth Wedding Annivesrsary 247Who has been married the least amount of years?  That is the game that Andres the MC from Roque productions played…..much to everyone’s surprise, this happy couple married just a few short months Antonia and Julio 5oth Wedding Annivesrsary 284

What advice can Antonia and Julio give to make it last 50 years?  Love, patience and more love…….and understanding…..

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A bouquet to start that road to marriage……

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It is time to thank the guests for coming and the vendors for there fabulous work to make this wedding vow renewal the success that it was!
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But before they say good-bye…Vocalists Kristin and Chris had a very Special good bye to sing…..”Time to Say good Bye ” By Andrea Boccelli…..

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Now we all know that it does not snow in Florida right?  But we were worry about cold fronts, rain in December.  Thanks to our friends the Forcasting Team (a meteorology forcasting company) they gave the thumbs up for perfect weather!  And indeed it was with sunny blue skies….but if we were to recreate the wedding blizzard they had 50 years ago how were we to do that?  Luckily Brian from Standing Ovation came to the rescue and made it snow in Florida!!!


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As they went on board their classical car for a ride around O’town with chauffeur Miguel from Southern Elegance!!!Antonia and Julio 5oth Wedding Annivesrsary 293 Antonia and Julio 5oth Wedding Annivesrsary 296 Antonia and Julio 5oth Wedding Annivesrsary 299


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And they lived happily ever after……………

Thanks you Christine and Tess, the wedding day coordinators on this day!

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The Train on Your Dress…..Bustle it Now, but wait I don’t have one..

Ahh the train on your dress beautiful.  All brides that have a train want it fanned out as she enters the ceremony.  It is part of the beauty of the dress.  But when the ceremony is over and the formal pictures are done, what do you do with that train?  Well bustle it if course.  What is a bustle you say?  The bustle is what a seamstress puts in a dress to be able to gather it after the formal portraits are done so that way throughout the remainder of the wedding you can dance and walk around without having anyone stepping on it or tripping over it. 

Depending on the style of the dress you can have an American bustle which is on top of the dress attached with buttons or eye hooks. Or French which is a gathering under the dress again depending on the style of the dress fastened with buttons or eye hooks. These are the two most popular types that we see.  However if you click on this link here this is a seamstress website that explains with pictures a lot more styles of bustles.   http://www.leanna.com/Bustle/Bustles.shtml

Here is a story encountered by Rosie wedding planner for 27 Miracles.  It was the anniversary weekend of Rosie and Marcus Moore (officiant).  Marcus received a last minute call to do a wedding rehearsal on Friday and wedding on Saturday from one of his officiant colleagues literally on the day of the rehearsal.  Apparently the bride had waited last minute to book and thought that she had given the officiant the date and realized she didn’t so the officiant was already booked.  Well I indicated that it would be okay as we could go out to eat after the wedding.

The bride and groom and the families were very sweet and welcoming.  Now when I come along for rehearsal I am not there as the planner just merely as support to my officiant husband Marcus.  The day of the wedding was very hot  (95 ++) everyone was stressed out due to the heat and excitement of the day.  I was planning on staying  inside until absolutely necessary to go outside. I  remained with the bridal party staying cool. I could not help but listen to all the stress going on in front of me with questions of what to do, how to do it, when to do it.  The banquet manager helped to her best ability and kept saying,  I love weddings but I am not a planner I just coordinate the meals and location, not the event.  Hmm what to do?  I thought to myself, I am not the planner…but heart strings pulled to do the right thing.  I gave the family and bride the words they needed to hear.  It is okay, it will all work out, just walk in, smile , hold your bouquets, I will help you get your dress straight before you walk out( that was the bride’s stress as she walked in.  Her shoes were too tight earlier and now they were too slippery with the amount of Vaseline in them) …she needed my Angela Nuran Shoes to comfort her feet!   At that moment the bride said, “I know that you do not typically stay for the reception, but can you and your husband stay for dinner.” I indicated that I would check with him.  Hmm my thoughts, it is our anniversary dinner tonight as the next day on our real anniversary date we have a family barbeque with friends.  I thought surely she is just full of emotions.

The ceremony took place and all went well.  The walk back to the lobby with the bride and groom was a long one.  We walked with the bride and groom, parents and bridal party ahead of the couple. The bride addressed Marcus and said that she would be honored if he and I would stay for the wedding to at least have dinner and then we could leave after if we did not want to stay.  We  graciously accepted.  As pictures were taken with the officiant and couple and the family, the parents and bridal party and family members came to speak with us at different times making us feel like part of this happy family gathering.

The bride’s grand entrance, hmm train on the floor not bustled for the first dance or the father daughter dance.  I thought maybe by choice. After all the formal dances were completed a very distressed young lady approached me at my table and said, “Who is Rosie, there is an emergency and the bride needs you.” I thought wow what could have happened.  As I  approached the bride behind the sweetheart table, there is the banquet manager kneeling on the floor with the back of the bride’s dress in hand.  She stated that the dress does not have a bustle.  The bride indicated that two strings were sewn underneath and she was told that they should be able to tie them and make a bustle.  Well in looking at the bustle, that was not the case.  The two strings were not going to hold.  I quickly realized that French bustle was needed due to the style of dress.  I asked the banquet manager for large safety pins. I worked my way through the middle and the sides and in less than 5 minutes had three safety pins and a French bustle made.  The bride was ecstatic and said to her friends around her, “I knew that Rosie was a wedding planner and she would know how to fix this mess.” She turned around to me and said before you leave I will have to pay you for all you did today.  I said, “Do not worry you are fine, it was my pleasure to help.”

The whole night the parents of the bride and groom continued to check on us and make certain that we were okay, as did the uncle of the bride.  We were treated like true guests.    What is the moral of this story?  There are two.  One,  when you get your wedding gown, do pay the extra fee to get your dress properly bustled, too many times brides do not pay the extra fees to hold up the dress and it impedes dancing the night of, or the dress ends up torn when someone steps on the train. Second, on the day of your wedding you do not need the stress of implementing and expecting others to implement your wedding plans that are not trained staff.  Read 27 Miracles frequent asked questions,  https://27miracles.com/2011/02/07/frequently-asked-question-and-answers/. Here you will see questions covering topics such as what if my venue has a coordinator and many more 

Happy Planning….. Look at this beautiful bride’s Cinderella Gown( it took 32 eye hooks/buttons to bustle her gown) but quickly bustled in ten minutes.