Today’s real wedding is near and dear to my heart! I can’t tell you all how much this woman inspires me in my career. She is a kind, caring an inspirational person and I am so happy to see that she has been blessed with this amazing man!
So here it is! Oh yea, this wedding was put together in FIVE days! Yes, can you believe it?!? Crazy, right! Welp, she did it and the wedding turned out amazing. This is just proof that nothing is impossible!
Bride and Groom: Vimaris L. Corcino and Lawrence E. James, Jr.
Wedding Date: May 31, 2013
Wedding Colors: Royal Blue & Beige
Wedding Locations: Ceremony: The Buccaneer Hotel’s Sugar Mill. Reception: The Buccaneer Hotel- Terrace Restaurant (http://www.thebuccaneer.com)
Flowers/Decorations: Wild Orchid Gifts & Flowers (Beatriz); Cake: Manuel Lugo; Videographer: Lee Lashly; Photographer: David (pronounced Dah-veed) Berg @blackwoodimaging; Tuxedos: Applause; Dress: Paradise Flowers & House of Brides
How did you meet?
Him and I met back in March of 2009. We met in our Police Academy Class. Later on, we realized that we went to the same elementary school together, he says he remembers me but I definitely don’t remember him, lol.
What was your favorite moment from the day?
There were sooooo many favorite moments! Moments that stand out the most for that day were, in the hotel room getting ready, it was just my best friend, who’s also my sorority sister, and it was just so much fun, because we were watching tv, making jokes, taking silly pictures as we got ready. Another moment was when my dad saw me for the first time, I’m a total daddy’s girl, and the way he looked at me was the first time I had become emotional/nervous the entire day. Lastly, walking down the aisle and seeing my husband crying, was such a shock. He’s not an emotional person and he could not stop crying. I definitely saw him in a new light.
What family traditions did you follow if any?
The only family tradition that I can really think of is that both my sister and I got to wear our mother’s diamond/sapphire ring as the “something old” and “something blue.”
What was the most interesting part of the planning process:
Being as though, my wedding was planned in 5 days, it was all very interesting! My dress was the most nerve wracking thing! Because the Monday (May 27th) was a holiday I was not able to order it until the Tuesday. We paid extra to get the super express shipping and it was supposed to arrive Thursday at 10 am. That time came and went, no dress, 12pm came and went no dress, 3pm came and went no dress, finally after 6pm, we received a call from a friend of my mom’s at the post office that the dress arrived. I ordered a size smaller and bigger because my size was not in stock! I was able to fit in the smaller size!
What advice would you offer to other brides?
My advice to other brides: Do your research! I really think the reason why my family was able to do put together the wedding of my dreams together in 5 days was because I had already been looking and setting aside pictures of different things that I liked and wanted for my wedding day. So my advice is to put little ideas together in a book (notebook or wedding book) so when the time comes it won’t be so stressful or overwhelming.
I hope you all enjoyed this awesome wedding as much as I did!
Natalie Henry-Charles is the Owner of two companies: Pretty Peacock Planning and Pretty Peacock Paperie. She specializes in helping central Florida couples achieve a customized wedding of their dreams with little to no stress. Her couples get to enjoy their planning process and wedding day. Both companies strive to make their client’s dreams come true. EXCLUSIVE wedding PROMO: for a limited time Natalie is offering Orlando brides the opportunity to sit down with her and plan their wedding for F*R*E*E! Contact us today to find out how you can get your absolutely F*R*E*E Planning Power Hour!