“Gratulationes ad sponsi et sponsae” – Congratulations to the bride and groom

We love mixing the art of culture with the love of weddings to create a beautiful one of a kind wedding day for you! Pure Platinum Party is proud to offer award winning entertainment, photography, videography and flower services for your wedding day.

If you are attending a Latin wedding this bridal season, take a look at some traditions to expect below. 

Venezuela: Often the bride and groom disappear during their wedding reception — good luck comes to whoever notices first, and good luck comes to the bride and groom if they don’t get caught.

Guatemala: After the ceremony, a reception is held at the groom’s home. The mother of the groom greets the couple as they enter and breaks a white bell filled with flour, rice, and grains to represent prosperity and abundance.

Chile: It is common for couples to wear their wedding rings before the wedding, but on their right hands. The rings are switched to the left hand during the ceremony.

Panama: The groom gives the bride 13 gold coins that have been blessed by a priest before the wedding. These represent Christ and his 12 apostles.

Costa Rica: The night before the wedding, the groom usually serenades his bride-to-be to show everyone in her neighborhood how he feels about her.

Mexico: Sometimes the bride carries two bouquets — one for herself, and one as an offering to the Virgin Mary in hopes that she will bless the marriage.

El Salvador: In El Salvador, Seven white cars escort the bride and her family to the church.

Colombia: Bachelors place their shoes under the bride’s dress at the wedding, then the groom chooses one from beneath the gown. Whoever’s shoe gets chosen is said to be the next person to get married.

Puerto Rico: A unique Puerto Rican tradition is the bridal doll. This doll is fashioned to look like the bride and is dressed similarly. Charms from the doll are taken off and given to the guests, who will often pin dollars onto the doll in exchange.

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“Evviva gli sposi!” – Long live the bride and groom!

We love mixing the art of culture with the love of weddings to create a beautiful one of a kind wedding day for you! Pure Platinum Party is proud to offer award winning wedding entertainment, photography, videography and flower services for your wedding day.

If you are attending an Italian wedding this bridal season, take a look at some of our favorite congratulations below. I am sure the newlyweds will be blown away by your amazing Italian words!

“Tanti auguri per una vita felice insieme!” – Many wishes for a happy life together!

“Evviva gli sposi!” – Long live the bride and groom!/General congrats!

“Tanta felicità” – Tons of happiness for your future!

“Ormai la frittata è fatta!” – No going back now! A playful congratulations used among friends/family

If you are interested in learning more about weddings in the Italian culture, view some traditions below!

Merry Maxims: It’s traditional to express best wishes to the bride and groom on their wedding day. Common Italian sayings include, “Evviva gli sposi,” meaning “Long live the bride and groom.” To express joy at the event, you might say, “Matrimonie vescovati sono destinati dal cielo,” meaning, “Marriages are made in heaven.” A similar sentiment, “Matrimoni e viscuvati, di lu celu su mannati,” translates to “Marriages and bishops are heaven sent.”

Wise Words:As in other parts of the world, it’s part of the Italian custom to wax philosophical at weddings. One piece of advice you may hear is, “Tra moglie e marito non mettere il dito,” meaning, “Don’t put a finger (meddle) between wife and husband.” To calm a sulky bride-to-be if her special day comes with raindrops, Italian parents will likely repeat the proverb, “Sposa bagnata, sposa fortunata” — “Wet bride, happy bride.”

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Click here to see why our couples have voted us “Best of Weddings” on the knot (#1 in our market) 9 years in a row and why The Knot has inducted us into their Prestigious Knot’s Wedding Hall of Fame which represents only the top 1% of wedding professionals.

Wedding Photography Ideas & Tips

Having a First Look: A lot of today’s couples choose to have a first look prior to their wedding ceremony so that they can see each other before walking down the aisle. Having a first look also allows for more time to capture your wedding formals so that you can make it into your cocktail hour to mingle with friends and family.

Having a Second Photographer: if you are looking to capture the action (bride walking down the aisle) and the reaction (groom seeing his bride walking down the aisle) a second photographer would be a great idea! Another time a second photographer is relevant is to capture the toasts and the guests expression to the toasts. If your bridal party is on the larger side (over 5 bridal party members a side) it will help with the flower of your formals. Lastly, if you are having more than 150 guests at your wedding we would highly recommend a second photographer.

Hair & Makeup: Make sure your hair and makeup is almost complete once your photographer arrived. Please let your hair/makeup professionals know your photographers start time so that they can schedule your hair/makeup time accordingly. We recommend having your hair/makeup started at least 45 minutes prior to the time your photographer will start.

Pre Ceremony Pictures: Make sure all bridal party members are aware of your photography start time so that they are not running late and miss out on pre ceremony formals. Also, make sure all family members you want to include in your pre ceremony pictures are at your pre ceremony location.

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Click here to see why our couples have voted us “Best of Weddings” on the knot (#1 in our market) 9 years in a row and why The Knot has inducted us into their Prestigious Knot’s Wedding Hall of Fame which represents only the top 1% of wedding professionals.

Bride & Groom Entrance Song Suggestions

Are you still looking for the perfect entrance song for your wedding day? Take a look at some of Pure Platinum Party’s favorites! 

  1. Feel So Close: Calvin Harris
  2. Levels: Avicci
  3. We Run The Night: Calvin Harris
  4. Crazy in Love: Beyonce Ft Jay Z
  5. In the Name of Love: Martin Garriz & Bebe Rexha
  6. Rather Be: Clean Bandit
  7. This is What you Came for: Calvin Harris Ft RIhanna
  8. Bring em Out: T.I.
  9. We Found Love: Rihanna & Calvin Harris
  10. Light it up: Major Lazer

To see our “real weddings” follow us on Instagram @pureplatinumparty and like us on Facebook.

Click here to see why our couples have voted us “Best of Weddings” on the knot (#1 in our market) 9 years in a row and why The Knot has inducted us into their Prestigious Knot’s Wedding Hall of Fame which represents only the top 1% of wedding professionals.

The Best Is Yet To Come at Salem Country Club in North Salem, NY

Pure Platinum Party provided our award winning wedding entertainment and photography services for Jennifer & John’s magical wedding day at Salem Country Club in North Salem, NY. Jennifer & John saw each other for the very first time at their wedding ceremony at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Katonah, NY.  Following their beautiful ceremony the newlyweds along with their bridal party headed to The Bedford Oak where our team of photographers captured amazing memories. From here everybody arrived at the reception location where Jennifer & John were announced into the ballroom for the very first time as husband and wife! The smiles on their faces were beautiful. Guests danced the night away to the couples favorite songs! To see more “real weddings” follow us on Instagram @pureplatinumparty and like us on Facebook.

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