Wedding Registry   Leave a comment

Our registry is online.

Listed under:

Rafael & Rachel

Rafael Perez-Feliu
Rachel Hanna

Some of the items @ Target can be purchased in the store.
There is also an account on the online registry for people that would prefer a financial gift.
The account is attached to my Pay-Pal banking.

Thank You!


Posted October 20, 2010 by 1212ourday in Registry

Reception Part Deux   Leave a comment

“PotLuck” Reception:

Saturday Sept 18th


3011 W. Kilgore St

Orlando, Fl  327803

We invite you to join us in celebration of our marriage with  an evening of community, great food,  and dancing (hopefully) in a festive, family oriented atmosphere! We are very excited about our new life and want to share this moment with you.

p.s. it’s also cousin Barbara’s bday.

On the menu:

I use the word “PotLuck” loosely. It is more of feel than a technicality.

Iron Pressed Sweet Ham

Beef Brisket

Homestyle Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Green Bean Casserole

Whipped Potatoes

Cream Cheese Butternut Squash Soup


and more to be announced!!!

There will be entertainment for the kids.

If anyone can help me think of games that would be great. Anyone have a Santa suite? A round of  Musical Chairs!!!

It will be a December evening so please bring a coat if it happens to get chilly or you can warm up by the fire-pit 🙂

*BYOB(alcoholic beverages) . Some wine and beer will be provided but I recommend bringing your drink of choice.

-Call if you have any questions… 407-937-9718

Posted October 5, 2010 by 1212ourday in Receptions

Hotel Arrangements   Leave a comment

Homewood Suites by Hilton® Orlando-Maitland

290 Southhall Lane, Maitland, Florida, United States 32751
Tel: 1-407-875-8777   Fax: 1-407-875-8812
We have arranged for King Suites to be available for our out-of-town guests.
The Reservations are for the Hanna-Perez Wedding.
The cost $79 a night.
Hotel Information:

As the finest all-suite, extended stay hotel in the Maitland/North Orlando, Florida area, the Homewood Suites by Hilton® Orlando-Maitland caters to all types of travelers. Florida business and leisure travelers alike can enjoy our hotel’s beautiful suburban setting located at Lake Lucien, in the heart of the Maitland Business Center and right off Interstate 4.

Each of our 143 beautifully appointed two and three-room suites at the Homewood Suites hotel in Maitland, Florida feature fully-equipped kitchens, comfortable living rooms and separate bedrooms. Each suite is spacious enough for work, study or entertaining, with all the comforts of home, including:

  • A fully-equipped kitchen with a full-size refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave oven, toaster, stove top, dishwasher, place settings, glassware and utensils for four, and cookware
  • Two remote-controlled televisions with a VCR
  • Two telephones with voice mail
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet
  • A large work desk
  • Iron, ironing board and hairdryer
  • USA Today® newspaper weekday mornings

Hotel guests can also enjoy various complimentary hotel-wide amenities and services, including:

  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness center
  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting room
  • High-speed wireless Internet access
  • On-site dining
  • Pets allowed

Additionally, you’re invited to join in on our complimentary Suite Start™ hot breakfast every morning, as well as our Welcome Home® reception, featuring a light meal and beverages each Monday through Thursday evening.

Directions to Maitland Arts Center from Hotel:


290 Southhall Ln
Maitland, FL 32751
1. Head northeast on Southhall Ln toward Lake Lucien Dr
0.1 mi
2. Take the 2nd right onto W Maitland Blvd
1.7 mi
3. Turn right at N Maitland Ave
0.7 mi
4. Turn right at Packwood Ave W

Destination will be on the right
0.1 mi
231 W Packwood Ave
Maitland, FL 32751

Posted October 1, 2010 by 1212ourday in Hotel Information

Reception Perception   Leave a comment

As you know, we have decided to get married quickly which I realize now is a good thing; I couldn’t imagine planning a wedding for a year…YIKES!!! We wanted the wedding to be a small, intimate experience and, as a result, we fell in love with the Chapel at the Maitland Arts Center which only fits 30 comfortably and 50 max. Choosing who to invite is very hard to accomplish when we have a lot of family and friends so we stuck to the basics. If any of you have ever planned a wedding, I am sure you understand this line of thinking. We didn’t want to leave anyone out.  We also, had to stay true to our hearts. In our hearts the ceremony is about standing before God and being under His authority. Therefore, we decided to have the people that are apart of daily lives and have been a lifelong support system for us.

When it comes to the receptions, for us, it’s about celebrating with our community.We love everyone we know, want them to be an intimate part of this blessed moment, and came up with an idea…TWO receptions! That way we can celebrate with everyone. We can celebrate family,friends, this time of year and growth. There is so much to celebrate an so many people to celebrate with!!!!

Originally, I wanted a potluck reception but realized how difficult it would be to organize one following a wedding. My bridesmaid, Nicole, had a formal dinner for her reception and I loved that concept so we combined the two. Our families have never met and we wanted the opportunity to celebrate with each other in a small, intimate environment.  The dinner reception was a balanced and smooth way of  bringing the two families together. At the same rate, we wanted the opportunity to celebrate our marriage with the extended community that we share; church family,extended family, friends. A potluck is all about community contribution and celebration.  Taking all this into consideration two receptions made even more sense. We are glad to have the best of both worlds.

The Formal Reception:

Is for immediate family members and the wedding party. This reception will take place following the wedding and will be a sit down dinner. This will allow the families to have a chance to get to know each other better and we can show appreciation to our wedding party for their continued support in our daily lives.

The Potluck Reception:

This was my original idea. I am very glad that we still get have this reception. This will be a more casual environment where we can invite everyone to participate. Regardless, on whether you came to the wedding or not, you are still invited to the potluck reception. We will have this the following Saturday 12-18-2010 at my cousin Barbara’s house. I wanted to celebrate with all our church, family and friends but not make a big deal out of the event. Therefore, it is enjoyable for the people organizing the party and those attending.

I hope everyone understands the reasons for this unorthodox approach to the receptions. Personally, I never thought I would have a traditional wedding, but as the planning went on it started heading in that direction. I am so glad it did; I feel blessed!

I feel like I can have my cake and eat it too!!! Literally, two cakes!!!

Posted September 23, 2010 by 1212ourday in Receptions

Formal Reception   Leave a comment

Formal Reception:

Will be held at  Park Plaza Gardens located in Downtown Historical Winter Park,Fl.

Address: 319 Park Avenue South, Winter Park, Florida 32789

Complimentary vallet parking is available  on New England Ave behind restaurant.

Cocktail hour with Hors D’ouvres with begin at 4:30 following the ceremony.

Followed by a three course meal inspired by Spain.

First Course:

Caldo Gallego

Kale, Ha, Chorizo, Potatoes, Garbanzo Beans

Second Course:

Roasted Pork Loin

Spicy rub, Garlic, Black pepper, Oregano, Thyme, Cummin


Chicken Breast with a Creole Sauce

Red Snapper

Red Snapper in a Vera Cruz sauce

(Arroz Con Gandules)

~Entrees served with Rice with pigeon peas~

Third Course:

CAKE!!!!!!!! ( still choosing the cake selection.. it’s a hard job but we are up to the task)

Posted September 17, 2010 by 1212ourday in Receptions

Wedding Attire   Leave a comment

This is for the wedding parties and families of the Bride & Groom to understand/visualize the wedding attire.

If you would like to set up a time to go shopping or have any questions please feel free to call me!!!

***All members of the Wedding Party are to be at the Maitland Arts Center by 2pm already dressed and ready to go.

***Pics are at 2pm for Grooms Party & 2:30pm for Bridal Party

The Grooms Party

  • Navy Blue or Lighter Variations of Blue
  • The Groom will be wearing a 3 Piece Suit
  • Men wear a Dark Blue Suit

Bridal Party

  • Bride will be wearing a hand-made, white, floor length, with a lace over lay gown
  • Brides Maids will be wearing cream knee length dresses


Grooms Party:

  • Blue- Forget me Knots

Bridal Party:

  • White Lily’s


  • White Lily’s- Jesus
  • Red Roses- Virgin Mary
  • Star of Bethlemen- Christ Birth


  • Wear whatever color you want,we love you!!!!


  • Wear a suit preferably not black

Ring Bearer

  • Either a dark colored suit ( not black) or dress slacks and button down white or blue shirt, tie is optional.


  • Cream or Blue  semi-formal to formal dress

****Keep in mind the wedding is outside in December the average temperature is 72degrees.

Posted September 15, 2010 by 1212ourday in Wedding Attire

Virgin of Guadalupe Day…Coincidence? We think not.   Leave a comment

The key figure in acceptance of the Catholic religion by the indigenous peoples of Mexico was the Virgin of Guadalupe, whose story goes back to 1531, just twelve years after Hernan Cortes first set foot on Mexican soil.
On December 12, 1531, as the story goes, a poor Indian named Juan Diego was walking along in a desolate area north of Mexico City, seeking water for his uncle. Suddenly, on a hillside, he saw a vision of a beautiful woman, who directed him to a spring of fresh, cool water. A few days later, in the same spot, the vision appeared again to Juan Diego. This time, she instructed him to go to Mexico City to tell the high church officials to build a church in her name on that site.
Of course, the ecclesiastical officials did not believe the poor Indian. Why would the Virgin Mary appear to someone so lowly? They asked for proof. When Juan Diego returned to the hillside and the Virgin appeared again, he asked her for a sign. Suddenly he saw some beautiful red roses, even though roses do not normally bloom in that area in December. He gathered them into his rough Indian tilma (blanket) and took them to Mexico City. When he opened his tilma for the high church officials, they fell to their knees in veneration and amazement. There, imprinted on the
humble Indian blanket of Juan Diego, was the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe, exactly as Juan Diego had seen her. It is said that the image is so perfect in detail that one sees in the pupil of the Virgin’s eye the image of Juan Diego.

Today, thousands of devout Catholics make pilgrimages each year to the huge Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe, in the northern part of Mexico City, to view from a discrete distance the image of the Virgin imprinted on Juan Diego’s blanket and to worship with Catholics from around the world. Pilgrims may also worship at a small shrine on the very hillside where Juan Diego first saw the vision.

Rich and poor alike venerate the Virgin of Guadalupe. One can see her image in small shrines in humble homes in the most remote villages. Her image can also be found in virtually every cathedral and church in Mexico, as well as in parochial schools, businesses, markets, buses, taxis, and many homes.
December 12, the day of Virgin of Guadalupe, is an official national holiday, observed with pilgrimages, processions, special masses, fiestas, and Indian dances in front of some churches. In a sense, the Virgin of Guadalupe represents the essence of Mexico, the fusion of two cultures, Catholic Spain and indigenous Mexico.

Explosions In The Sky – Your Hand In Mine by mikephlurry

Posted September 15, 2010 by 1212ourday in Significance of this day