Claire & Will’s Gorgeous Ballroom Wedding

bride and groom kissing on stone bridge

Claire & Will’s Gorgeous Ballroom Wedding

Claire and Will had a gorgeous ballroom wedding reception at Mission Inn Resort just outside Orlando following their church ceremony.

 

Rehearsal Dinner at Mission Inn’s Marina del Rey

bride and groom at rehearsal dinner in front of lake

cocktail tables in front of the lake with white and pink linen

fun pink candy bar and dessert display in glass jars

bride and groom holding hands at rehearsal dinner in front of lake

 

Getting Ready for the Wedding:

bridesmaids and bride in ready room

Bridesmaids and bride clinking together mimosas

bride getting her lip makeup done

watching the bride get her makeup done through a mirror

brides hair closeup

bridesmaids in pink getting bride dressed

bridesmaids in pink getting bride dressed

bridesmaids in pink gowns with mother of bride fixing brides dress

details of back of wedding dress

mother of bride hugging mom

pink dresses on bridesmaids with bride holding flowers in the air

bridal party standing together in pink gowns with bride

father of groom adjusting grooms sleeves

father of groom getting groom ready while brides father looks on

Adjusting the grooms bowtie

groom holding hands together showing off new watch

Groomsmen sitting around poker table playing poker

 

First Looks for the Father of the Bride and the Groom:

back of bride as she walks up to her dad

back of bride as she walks up to her dad

bride greeting her dad with open arms

dad hugging bride

dad in awe over his daughter on wedding day

father of bride getting teary eyed at the site of his daughter

groom waiting around corner for bride

bride and groom holding hands touching but not looking

bride and groom holding hands touching but not looking

bride and groom holding hands touching but not looking

groom waiting between columns in front of bench for his bride

bride walking up behind groom

bride getting closer saying shhh

bride tapping groom on shoulder

groom turning to see bride for first time

groom hugging his bride

bride and groom holding hands and smiling

bride and groom next to each other outside orlando

 

Church Ceremony:

mother of groom escorted by groom

mother of bride being escorted for ceremony

groom walking with priest

flower girls and ring bearer in white and pink

groom and groomsmen waiting at the alter

father of bride escorting bride up the aisle

father of bride escorting bride down the aisle

groom waiting for the bride at the alter with alter boy in the background

father of bride escorting bride down the aisle

back of dress walking up the aisle

bride and groom praying at alter

bride and groom praying at alter

bride and groom exchanging rings

bride and groom exchanging first kiss

bride and groom holding hands

bride and groom celebrating

mother and father of bride watching bride and groom exit

bride and groom recessing down the aisle

bride and groom holding hands in church

A Moment Alone at the Resort After the Ceremony:

bride and groom holding hands and walking

bride and groom in front of waterfall

bride and groom kissing on stone bridge

groom dipping bride on stone bridge

bride and groom on staircase with hibiscus

bride on staircase with hibiscus

bride and groom walking on garden path next to lake

 

First Look at the Grand Ballroom Wedding Reception and a Private First Cocktail:

orlando ballroom wedding with gold and white linen

gold and white ballroom wedding floral arrangement

sweetheart table with gold linen and pink wedding flowers in orlando ballroom

bride and groom holding hands entering gold and white wedding in orlando ballroom

bride and groom holding hands in ballroom

bride and groom hugging

bride and groom enjoying private cocktail

bride and groom cheering to cocktail

Ballroom Reception at Mission Inn Resort near Orlando, FL:


About the Couple & the Wedding:

Claire and Will met while working in law offices in Washington D.C. Both the bride and groom came from law families and studied at rival schools. The couple chose to have the wedding in Claire’s home state of Florida. When looking for the perfect venue for their wedding day, Claire and Will wanted a venue that could accommodate all of their out of town guests.

The couple hosted a welcome reception and rehearsal dinner at Mission Inn’s Marina del Rey to kick off the weekend’s festivities. On wedding day the wedding party all got ready at the Resort and traveled to the Annunciation Church in Altamonte for the wedding. Following the ceremony guests returned to the resort for cocktail hour at Mission Inn’s Plaza de las Palmas, while the newlyweds took photos around the resort.  Before opening the reception up to their guests, Will and Claire snuck into the Grand Ballroom for a sneak peek at the ballroom and for a moment alone. Will surprised Claire with a private first cocktail together, a Sazerac, Claire’s favorite.

Claire and Will exited the ballroom and guests were sat. Wedding party entered the room full of excitement, dancing across the dance floor as they came in. Will and Claire surprised guests with a choreographed first dance, then Claire surprised guests again as she turned on her awesome light-up dancing shoes for her father-daughter dance.

Kind Words from the Mother of the Bride:

Our daughter and her now-husband had their rehearsal dinner at the marina, the cocktail reception at the Plaza de las Palmas, the wedding reception in the main ballroom and a Sunday breakfast in a reserved room. All venues were terrific and the hotel staff was accommodating to our many out-of-town guests. We all enjoyed the long weekend!

Vendor Team that Brought to Life this Awesome Ballroom Wedding:

Rehearsal Dinner: Mission Inn Resort’s Marina del Rey

Wedding Ceremony: Annunciation Catholic Church – Altamonte Springs, FL

Cocktail Hour: Mission Inn Resort’s Plaza de las Palmas 

Wedding Reception: Mission Inn Resort’s Grand Ballroom

Orlando Wedding Planner: Taylor Rae Events

Wedding Photographer: Captured by Elle

Bride’s Floral: The Flower Studio Orlando

Hair & Makeup: Laura Reynolds Artistry

Wedding DJ: DJ Live Productions 

Wedding Cake: Sprinkles Custom Cakes

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