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! 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
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!
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.
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.
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.
The Bride was ready to marry her soul mate!
While the girls were getting ready in their suite, Edwin and his guys were having their own fun on their side!
The church looked beautiful with the red carpet and the aisle with the candles and flowers…
It is time to welcome the guests!27 Miracles had a surprise guest come to the wedding, hmm….
“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.
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.
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!
As Migdalia and Edwin profess their love for each other, they share special vows written to each other. Migdalia makes everyone laugh as she vows to be a good wife and “like Fox News, understand football and watch the travel channel over and over.” She also thanked Edwin “for loving her cats even though he was allergic to them.” LOL!
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.
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.”
The Pastor pronounced them husband and wife. “you may kiss your beautiful bride.” 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. When 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.
Finally a moment alone….
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.
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.
It’s time for the reception to start.
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!
Presenting Mr. and Mrs.! 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 !!!
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! The bride danced with her son Marcus to a special song “Momma” by Boyz II MenThe bride wanted to also dance a special song as a surprise with her daughter Karla, “In My Daughter’s Eyes” by Martina McBrideThe 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) 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. The bride and groom thanked everyone for coming, they were overwhelmed with emotion!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.
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. 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! 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. 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!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!
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!