Friday, September 14, 2012
Meant to Be More Than Friends Normel and Stephen Smith
I've known Normel for years, we attend the same church. I'm a huge believer of God placing people into your life for a reason and I know I was meant to be friends with Normel. In Winners Church, there were many repetitious murmurs from church members saying "Stephen and Normel should be together, why is it taking so long". It was not the right timing for their relationship to flourish from friendship, to courtship, to their engagement then to their marriage.
When God revealed it to Normel that Stephen was her husband, it was the start of his plan for their lives. Normel spent time with the Lord as he guided her throughout the entire planning process. She trusted me to provide consulting services by giving various advice since she had previously worked for my company and would receive priority service. Normel was considerate by giving me a day off on her wedding day by hiring Manuel Williams of ICS to coordinate the day of so I can come along as a guest with my boyfriend Derrell. However, she did not know it would be nearly impossible for me to stay away by just sitting as a guest. This bride wasn't just anyone but a great friend that I had to make sure she was getting the wedding she envisioned.
Now, you will see Manny's Depiction of the Wedding Day
Beauty often evolves into the interpretation of two entities by being in balance and harmony with nature. An "ideal beauty" is an entity which is admired, or possesses features widely attributed to beauty in a particular culture, for perfection. Normel and Stephen bring great depth into the definition of beauty. They are simply beautiful.
Kindred spirits like Normel and Stephen possess a greater meaning to the word “Beauty” and the word “Love”, it's "Destiny". When you look into their eyes you see peace, purity, surety, and compassion. I’ve met Normel and Stephen years ago when they were only mere friends. I always suspected more would evolve out of their relationship and I was not shocked when Shanelle told me of their engaged. Then I was honored by a phone call from Shanelle informing that Normel would like for me to coordinate her wedding. With ICS involved it will make their picture perfect wedding come to life.
Everything on their wedding was beautifully photographed by Sachi Villareal and filmed by Kiss the Bride Films. I personally love beach ceremonies, and the Allegria Hotel located in Long Beach, Long Island wasn’t too far away to give their ceremony that romantic ocean view landscape. The soothing sounds from their musicians caused you to feel God’s presence in the air along with the ocean waters crashed against the shore to set off the wedding to a wonderful start and it stayed to the end.
Congratulations Normel and Stephen, may you two entities be in perfect balance and harmony with one another. May all of your days be as beautiful as the day you two shared your love for each other.
Vendors of Service
Ceremony and Reception: Allegria Hotel
Hair and Makeup: GStar
Photography: Sachi Villareal
Videography: Kiss the Bride Films
Florist: Christine of Santos Floral Designs
Wedding Gown: Pronovias
DJ: DJ Barry Blends
Musicians: Jeremy Street, Silvio Delis Jr., Jaime Sayers and Sam Milord
Vocalist: Genobia Delis