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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Bridezillas How to Handle Them

27 Miracles every now and then encounters a good reading article.  here is one from AAWP on Bridezillas.

“One of the major bridal magazines wrote an article they entitled Brides Behaving Badly. We guess it’s their take on the “Bridezilla” phenomena that has swept the country-even resulting in a TV show of the same name. Good Grief! Why is it that an engagement ring becomes a bride-to-be’s license to be haughty, witchy (for want of a better word ) and demanding. The article in Elegant Bride gives this advice, “Don’t treat these people (family members, friends, etc.) like your loyal subjects.” We take it one step further, “Don’t treat them like slaves.”

One of our consultants told us of a bride who told her pastor that he was NOT to walk in front of her during the ceremony because she wanted everyone to see her. This same bride called her fraternal grandparents two days before the wedding and told them she didn’t care if they attended her wedding or not-and she never ordered them a corsage or boutonniere from the florist. We can proudly say that our AAWP consultant did the right thing and when the grandparents showed up at the ceremony, she provided them with flowers! The grandmother was teary eyed in appreciation. The bride, however, went ballistic on our consultant, telling her she had no right to do what she’d done-and told her to take the flowers from the grandparents. Our consultant refused and told this Bridezilla that she had done the right thing! And she did.

Another of our AAWP consultants wrote about a bride who threw a tantrum in a bridal shop. Her mother, obviously used to this behavior, simply turned to her and said, “Did you take your Prozac today, dear?” An owner of a large, elegant bridal salon in Boston, told us that a bride told her to *** *** when she was told that she needed an appointment to try on gowns. WHAT?! Let’s get a grip here!

A wedding is but one event in your life-and it is THE DAY to be most gracious hostess you can be. It’s your job to plan your wedding with civility and kindness. Be kind, be civil and always put yourself in the other person’s shoes. Make your fiancé proud of you though all the stress, rigors, and emotions of wedding planning. He’s the one who should say, “WOW, what a woman! Nothing shakes her. I know that she’ll be able to handle any situation that comes up in our life just because of the wonderful, common sense way that she’s tackled this wedding.” Happy Weddings All! ” http://www.aa-wp.com/wedding-planning/

27 Miracles is here to relieve your stress and they have had their share of not so pleasant brides and grooms or bridal party members and or parents and even a vendor or two who lack professionalism.  But at the end of the day, the 27 Miracles team maintains their professionalism throughout the verbal attacks and continue to do what they are hired to do  best, Make Miracles happen.  Although they have a bridezilla clause in their contract, they have only had to use it once.  By far Rosie Moore, Master Bridal Consultant says, “I have some of the best clients and vendors and so glad to be working with them.”  So as 27 Miracles will say, ” this is your wedding day, enjoy it, those short 4-5 hours after a year-long of planning happen so fast, do not sweat the little details, let us handle them for you.  Leave the family squabbles at home and enjoy the day.  Why? Because at the end of the day, regardless of what happened, you will both be just as married.  So, isn’t it better to just enjoy the day and give people something t talk about for years?  When people say that was the best wedding we attended?

Happy Planning!!

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

Having Your Wedding on the Beach?

In the past, we have briefly mentioned the topic of beach weddings. Have you gotten excited from our previous blogs now wishing to have your wedding at a beach? Well, for all the beach lovers out there, here you go. It’s time to discuss our where to go beach location.

Today we take you to Clearwater Beach! This beach is located in Clearwater, Florida by the Gulf of Mexico. The name itself explains how beautiful this location is. being the “home of pristine white sand beaches, clear gulf waters, warm sunshine, and plenty of hospitality” (Clearwaterbeach, 2013). Whether or not you are from Clearwater, this is a beautiful destination fit for a beach wedding. On the other hand, trying to find the perfect spot on the beach for your wedding ceremony can be difficult. To ease the stress, 27 Miracles is here to help.

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Our wedding and event planner, Stefania Abbate, is an expert on all the great beach locations in Clearwater. With her knowledge of the area, she can assist you throughout the wedding planning process, including coordination of your wedding day. Stefania can also include coordination of the sunset time if you are wanting to have the sunset in the background during your wedding ceremony or any other part of your wedding day. She will surely have you set for the beach wedding you’ve been dreaming of.

 

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Indeed, 27 Miracles believes “your wedding day should be everything you dreamed of…” Contact us today for your consultation at 407-905-5454 or info@27miraclesbyrosie.com

 

Clearwaterbeach. (2013). Welcome to clearwater beach, florida. Retrieved from http://www.clearwaterbeach.com/index.php

By Christine Pabelicco, Certified wedding and event planner

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What Is Important To You On Your Wedding Day

Are you looking for ways to lessen wedding costs? A good idea is to reflect on what is most important to you for a wedding.

Take some time to make a list of all the necessary items for your wedding. Include details such as decor, dj and entertainment, lighting, floral, catering, and of course the venue. Now, pick the top three items that are important to you. Focus on these the most. By doing so, you can begin to feel at ease and better understand how to allocate the costs.

On the other hand, handling the budget can still be stressful. You do not have to manage the budget on your own. 27 Miracles offers services such as budget management and coordination of appointments with vendors. We are happy to work with you regardless of what budget you may have, and we believe that your wedding should be everything you dreamed of. Contact us today for a consultation.

Watch one of 27 Miracles Happy Brides at a final dress fitting, this is just one of the many places that the team of planners at 27 Miracles goes to in order to assist clients with their financial planning.

By Christine Pabelico, Certified Wedding Planner

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Valentine’s Day Celebrated World Wide

Valentine’s Day is celebrated worldwide by many as a day where people write each other cards, exchange gifts, and spread love and romance. What is the meaning of all this? Well, legends surround the history of this holiday, and according to Shannon Summers from Spoonful, “Valentine performed secret marriages for soldiers and their sweethearts…”  In this particular story, Valentine is portrayed as a priest who strongly approved of romantic relationships.

It is obvious that Valentine’s Day began due to the idea of romance, and it continues to be celebrated as a way to show how much you care for your loved ones. Throughout the year, work, school, and other commitments may stand in the way of planning romantic dates with your significant other; therefore, for couples around the world, this holiday means more than just the casual date to the movies or going out for a slice of pizza. This holiday is a day in which you can set aside time for a romantic evening with your significant other, focusing on each other and strengthening your relationship.

A great example of this is my dear brother, Ralph, and his longtime girlfriend, Kimberly. While living in a busy city, they each have hectic schedules consisting of work and other personal goals. This Valentine’s Day, 2/14/2014, happens to be on a Friday which is a great way for this couple to relax and enjoy each other’s company after such a busy and stressful week. The excitement builds up as the day approaches for Ralph and Kimberly, and a romantic dinner awaits them.

Are you counting down the days? 27 Miracles certainly is. What better way to end a stressful week than to relax with the one you love.

 

Reference

Summers, S. (n.d.). The history of valentine’s day. Retrieved from http://spoonful.com/crafts/history-of-valentines-day

 

By Christine Pabelico, Certified Wedding Planner

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

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7 Things A Wedding Planner May Not Tell You

Every once in awhile 27 Miracles comes across good articles worth sharing to benefit our brides and grooms.

7 Things A Wedding Planner Might Not Tell You

7 Things A Wedding Planner May Not Tell You

By: Debbie Orwat is the Founder and Editor of Planner’s Lounge

http://theeverylastdetail.com/7-things-a-wedding-planner-might-not-tell-you/

As the founder of an online community of thousands of wedding planners, I often hear from planners about things they wish their brides knew. Often times these are things that we would love to tell our clients but usually can’t. But thanks to Every Last Detail, I’m able to share seven of these things that wedding planners might not tell you:

1. How emotionally involved we get in the wedding planning, design and coordination process.

We pour so much of our hearts and souls into every single event. We do get emotionally attached to some of our clients and families which makes us do a fantastic job because we truly care. You just can’t put a price tag on that.

2. How much of our income goes to taxes and business expenses before we pay ourselves.

Many of our clients work in professional careers but do not own their own business. Understanding that your wedding professionals only make 50-60% of what you pay us (after taxes and business expenses) may help brides and grooms understand why we charge what we do.

3. We cannot remember every single detail of your wedding every single minute of the day during the planning process.

Wedding planners may have 10-20 weddings that they are planning at one time, each with hundreds of details. That’s why we write everything down. It is also why we like to schedule meetings and phone calls in advance so we can refresh our memories first.

4. While we put everything we have into making sure our client’s wedding day is the best it can be, we have families and other obligations as well.

Many wedding planners set up office hours to deter brides and their families from calling their cell phone at all hours of the day and night. Planners often schedule certain weekends and evenings off and can’t always be available at the last minute. Many clients understand and respect this but we have a few who consistently think we should be available 24/7.

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5. If you hire your wedding planner after the planning process has begun, she or he needs to know every detail.

As soon as you hire your planner, the planner needs to know about all contracts already in place, vendor contact information and any problems you have come across with the venue, vendors or family during the planning process. For wedding coordinators to successfully pull off a wedding, we need to know details like the fact that the groom’s parents are divorced, and if you sit them close to each other, they will fight.  Or that you are having a problem getting in touch with a particular vendor.  Many brides, grooms and their families don’t fully understand that the wedding coordinator needs to know every single thing related to the wedding. Even if it’s not something that you think is a big deal, it’s better to err on the side of giving too much information.

6. We only have so much time and energy to get things done on the wedding day.

If our client has a two car loads of wedding details, favors and stationery to set up on the wedding day, we may need multiple assistants to get it all done in time. This is especially important to remember when there is a limited amount of time for setup at the venue. We may need to add on staff (and charge additional fees) to accommodate last minute requests as well. Even though we try to be superhuman, we can only physically accomplish a certain amount of work in a few hours.

7. We are an advocate for the bride and groom.

We are there to create your vision and make your day exactly what you have been dreaming about. We are also a buffer between you and all the details, vendors, mishaps and family members that would prevent both of you from completely enjoying and living in the beautiful moment of your wedding day.

These are just a few of the details that wedding planners would love to tell you but usually keep to themselves.. Many of us live and breathe our jobs and only want the best for our couples and their families. We love what we do and truly care about our clients.

Thank you Debbie for such a well documented article.

If you are planning a wedding and do not have the services of a wedding planner to help you on your special day, contact 27 Miracles, they can walk you through the process to make your day special.

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Should You Hire A Wedding Planner

27 Miracles loves to share good articles when they come across it.  Today AAWP had this to share….

 

AAWP’s Weekly Words of Wedding Wisdom™
Copyright 2013 Deborah McCoy. All Rights Reserved.

Should YOU Hire a Wedding Planner?

Hi AAWPs: Today’s weddings are a major investment. The average cost, even in these hard times, is over $23,000. And that’s a lot of money to spend on a four- to five-hour party… If you were to invest $23,000 in the stock market, would you do so without the help of a professional? I think the analogy is the same when it comes to weddings. If you’re planning a wedding, it’s always best to seek the help of a professional, for more reasons than one. First, unless you’re an experienced party planner, a think a wedding could be more than intimidating. And second, a wedding happens only once. Make a mistake and you can’t host one the following week.

Ask Yourself These Questions… Examine the following scenarios to see if you might benefit from the services of a professional wedding planner: * You and your fiancé have great jobs and are well budgeted for the wedding, but working like you do, you hardly have the time to plan a wedding.

Solution: Wedding planners alleviate stress, legwork, aggravation and save time. * Your family lives out-of-town and is not able to help you, making for a very stressful situation.

Solution: Your wedding planner is there for you. Doing the job that your family members would have done. * You’re hosting a large wedding, 150 or more guests, and you’ve never planned one before.Solution: It’s wise to hire a wedding consultant for their experience and expertise. * You’re having a large (100+ guests), semi-formal or formal, traditional, at-home wedding.

Solution: At-home weddings require tons of planning and work including hiring caterers, dance floors, linens, silverware, entertainment and decorations…. The list is endless. For these types of weddings, a consultant is a must! * If you feel you can’t afford to make mistakes, or hire irresponsible vendors, or sign on the dotted line-not knowing if you’re protected–then a wedding consultant’s expertise is invaluable. * You save money with a consultant. After all, they know the ins and outs of wedding planning, where to cut costs and how to save dollars. *

See what some of our clients have said:

http://www.27miraclesbyrosie.com/about/testimonials.php

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