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bride and groom on wedding day

Brittany & Chris’s Romantic Mauve Wedding

Brittany & Chris’s romantic mauve wedding at Mission Inn Resort was one for the books. This gorgeous March wedding featured a ceremony at Plaza de la Fontana followed by a reception in La Hacienda.

Mission Inn Resort Plaza de la Fontana Romantic Mauve Wedding Ceremony

Meet the Couple

Brittany and Chris Wedding Engagement Photo

Brittany and Chris met during high school. The couple reconnected after graduation through Facebook.

On December 31, 2018, in their candlelit filled back yard, Chris asked Brittany to be his wife. Of course, she said yes! Then just a few months later, the couple said “I Do” to Mission Inn Resort as the backdrop to the start of their new life.

Brittany and Chris at Mission Inn Resort

 

Kicking Off the Festivites

Brittany and Chris laughed and joked as the wedding party practiced for the big day. Following the ceremony rehearsal, the couple invited guests to rehearsal dinner. The Tuscan Inspired rehearsal dinner was held under the stars at Mission Inn’s Legends Terrace.

Wedding Rehearsal Dinner on Legends Terrace

Getting Ready 

Brittany and the girls got ready in a one-bedroom suite at the Resort. They spent the morning in matching pjs celebrating and sipping mimosas. Chris and his guys headed to the billards room for poker and pool in the afternoon before the ceremony. While the couple decided not to do a first look, Brittany did do a first look with her dad, which we loved.

bride and her bridesmaids sitting in bed getting ready for romantic mauve wedding

Rose Gold Stemless Glasses for Bridesmaids Gift

bride and her bridesmaids sitting in bed shooting off white confetti

couples detail shot with invitation shoes and hair piece for romantic wedding day with mauve ribbons in background

Wedding Dress hanging in Mission Inns Plaza de las palmas on ivy covered wall

Romantic White Wedding Shoes with Veil and Engagement Ring

bride holding bouquet of white and mauve floral

bride and her mom on wedding day

bridesmaids in mauve dresses holding their wedding bouquets

groom on wedding day

Groom sitting at rod iron table reading a card from his fiance

groom and groomsmen getting ready for wedding day

groomsmen with beer coozies on wedding day

Bride approaching her dad on wedding day

bride and her dad on wedding day

bride and her dad on wedding day

A Romantic Mauve Wedding Ceremony

Romantic Mauve Wedding Ceremony at Mission Inns Plaza de la Fontana

fountain at mission inn resort plaza de la fontana

Groomsmen ready for ceremony start

Bridesmaids in mauve dresses awaiting bride

Groom watching his bride

Wedding Ceremony at Mission Inn Resort

bride and groom saying wedding vows at Mission Inn's Plaza de la Fontana

bride and groom saying wedding vows at Mission Inn's Plaza de la Fontana

bride and groom saying wedding vows at Mission Inn's Plaza de la Fontana

bride and groom saying wedding vows at Mission Inn's Plaza de la Fontana

bride and groom saying wedding vows at Mission Inn's Plaza de la Fontana

bride and groom saying wedding vows at Mission Inn's Plaza de la Fontana

Wedding Party & Newlywed Portraits 

Newlyweds and Grandparents

Newlyweds and Brides Parents

Newlyweds and Grooms Parents

back of bridesmaids with lake in background

wedding party in mauve and grey

bride and groom with wedding partybride and groom with wedding party

groomsmen holding groom

bride and groom on wedding day

bride and groom on wedding day

bride and groom on wedding day

Bride and Groom on Bridge with Full Moon in Distance

brid and groom at sunset on balcony

Romantic, Mauve Wedding Reception

For her reception, Brittany chose a combination of ivory and latte colored linens that perfectly complimented her bridesmaids mauve dresses. A greenery wall with a custom sign hung from it was a great focal point. Glass chargers and custom menu cards completed the romantic look of the wedding.

sweetheart table with cafe latte linen and greenery hedge wall

wedding table setting with glass chargers and mauve napkins

wedding sweetheart table close up with romantic mauve ribbon

Wedding Dessert Display with Rose Gold Cake

bride and groom entering romantic mauve wedding reception

bride and groom dancing first dance

bride and groom sitting at muave sweetheart table in front of greenery wall for wedding

bride dancing with dad

groom dancing with his mom

bride and groom cutting cake

groom feeding cake to bride

bride and groom kissing

mother of bride dancing

Wedding Guests Dancing

bride dancing

 

Kind Words from the Mother of the Bride

If you are looking for a beautiful venue, an awesome wedding team and staff, The Mission Inn is the perfect place for a wedding. We started planning my daughter’s wedding a year ago and celebrated the wedding on March 7, 2020. Jessica was there every step of the way. She truly knows her “stuff”. Everything went beautifully. The entire staff was excellent and the attention to detail was unbelievable. It was truly a wonderful and magical experience from the accommodations, the ceremony, to the quality of the food and beverage for the Rehearsal Dinner and the Reception. I would highly recommend this venue if you’re looking for a beautiful venue for your wedding.

 

Vendor Team that Created this Romantic Mauve Wedding

Rehearsal Dinner Location: Mission Inn Resort’s Legends Terrace & Courtyard

Wedding Ceremony Location: Mission Inn Resort’s Plaza de la Fontana

Reception Location: Mission Inn Resort’s La Hacienda

Photographer: Aisles and Ivy

Day-Of Wedding Planner: Patina and Petals Events and Design

Wedding Floral: Patina and Petals Events and Design

Hair & Makeup: Kristy’s Artistry Design Team

Wedding Dress Purchased at: Solutions Bridal Designer House

Wedding Dress Designed by: Jason by Lo’Adoro

Ceremony & Reception DJ: DJ Live Productions

Cake & Desserts: Michael Anthony Cakes

Wedding Day Linen: Over the Top Linen Rental

Hedge Wall & Chargers: Gala Rental 

 

Groom carrying his pride

Kayla & Robert’s Purple Peacock Florida Wedding

Kayla & Robert had a fun purple peacock theme for their wedding day at the Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida. Check out some of the gorgeous memories from the couple’s big day!

Groom holiding his bride in the air and kissing her

 

1. Getting Ready for a Purple Peacock Wedding

Bride getting eye makeup applied for her wedding in Florida

Bride getting her hair curled for her Florida Wedding

Bride getting lip gloss applied on wedding day

Bride smiling into mirror

Bride looking in the mirror at the back of her dress

beautiful bride getting her veil put on

bride admiring her dress on wedding day

Groom buttoning his shirt in a mirror

Groom getting his purple socks on for his peacock themed wedding

Groom helping ring bearer tie a bowtie

Groom talking to groomsmen

Father of groom helping his son put on his jacket to get ready for his peacock wedding in florida

Groom admiring his purple pocket handkerchief before his peacock wedding

Groom looking out the window on a beautiful Florida day

 

2. The Perfect Attire for a Peacock Wedding in Florida

brides dress hanging in a courtyard at a florida wedding venue\Purple peacock floral bouquet with rose gold glitter wedding flats\Two rings with abstract background\Grooms attire for a purple wedding\five white bridesmaids dresses hanging
rose gold glitter wedding flats with a handkerchief with a purple flower

Purple Peacock Wedding bridal bouquet on an iron bench

Wedding Shoes with Purple Floral Bouquet

Two Wedding Bands on a brick wall at a florida wedding venue

3. A Purple Peacock Bridal Party

flower girl with purple headband next to gate

Bride holding purple floral on Florida golf course with her flower girl

Bride with her bridal party hold purple floral arrangements for her peacock themed wedding in Florida

Bride with her bridal party hold purple floral arrangements for her peacock themed wedding in Florida

Groom getting boutonniere placed

Groom with ring bearers for purple peacock wedding

Groom and best man

Groomsmen with purple ties at Florida wedding

Groomsmen with purple ties at Florida wedding

 

4. The Perfect Day for a Florida Ceremony

Mission Inn Resort Plaza de la Fontana Wedding Ceremony Space at Mission Inn Resort in Howey in the Hills FL

Mission Inn Resort Plaza de la Fontana Wedding Ceremony Space at Mission Inn Resort in Howey in the Hills FL

Mission Inn Resort Plaza de la Fontana Wedding Ceremony Space at Mission Inn Resort in Howey in the Hills FL

Pink Flowers at the Mission Inn Resort Plaza de la Fontana Wedding Ceremony Space at Mission Inn Resort in Howey in the Hills FL

bridal party walking down the aisle

bridal party for purple peacock wedding in FLorida walking down the aisle

Grandparents in purple being escorted down the ais

Mother of the bride being escorted down the aisle

mother of groom being escorted down the aisle in purple wedding dress

Groom and Groomsmen waiting for bride

Two ring bearers walking down aisle with purple ties for peacock wedding

Flower girl walking down the aisle holding basket

flower girl approaching bridesmaids all in white with purple sashes

bride starting her walking down the aisle for her Florida wedding ceremony

father of bride in grey suit escorting his daughter down the aisle

father of the bride walking his daughter down the aisle for her peacock wedding in a garden full of gorgeous flowers

Groom and groomsmen waiting for bride

Groom getting emotional waiting for his bride

bride and her dad nearing the alter for the wedding

Father of bride giving away his daughter to the groom

Purple Peacock Wedding at Mission Inn Resort in Florida

Wedding ceremony

Couple holding hands in front of officiant during ceremony under arbor

bride smiling at her groom

bottom of bridesmaids dresses with purple sash watching ceremony as flower girl sits on the ground and plays with petals

bride and groom exchanging rings

bride and groom hammering box

couple holding hands during ceremony

flower box that says hope with purple and white flowers for peacock wedding

first kiss for bride and groom

first kiss for bride and groom

bride and groom making their way down the aisle after Florida wedding ceremony

 

bride in white dress holding purple flowers in one hand and her grooms hand in the other

 

groom dipping bride for a romantic kiss

Bride and groom walking down the aisle

Groom looking through splashing water on fountain at plaza de la fontana in Florida

Bible wrapped in purple ribbon with letter box

5. A PeaCOCK TAIL Hour

Live guitarist performing at cocktail hour

Guests in courtyard enjoying cocktail hour

6. Peacock Portraits – Wedding Party, Family & The Happy Couple

Wedding Party at Florida Venue with Purple Floral

Bride and Groom kissing with ring bearers and flower girls in front

Bride and Groom with their family

bride and groom portrait

bride and groom portrait

bride and groom portrait on Florida golf course bridge

Groom carrying his pride

Groom Kissing his bride

bride and groom portrait kissing under veil

 

7. Let the Reception Begin

Giant Purple and Aqua Metal Peacock

Wedding Welcome Sign

White Wedding Table with Purple and White Flowers

Wooden Centerpiece box with purple wedding flowers

Zoomed in Wedding Tablescape

Heart Shaped Place Card

Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake with Purple Flowers

Wedding Cake Topper at Florida Wedding

Wedding Memorial Table

Wedding Welcome Sign with Couples Story

10/06 – She Found Him 11/06 – The First Kiss 11/22/06 – Officially A Couple 6/07 – The Day She Knew 12/25/12 – He Asked . . . She Said – Finally!

 

8. Time for a Purple Peacock Party

bride and groom entrance into wedding reception with cloud

bride and groom entrance into wedding reception with cloud

bride and groom entrance into wedding reception with cloud

Family members giving toasts to the new couple

Family members giving toasts to the new couple

Family members giving toasts to the new couple

Bride and groom sitting as bride wipes tears from her eyes

bride and groom smiling at sweetheart table for photo

father daughter dance

father dancing with his bride daughter

mother son dance

groom dancing with his mom

wedding guests sneaking cake early

bride and groom cutting peacock wedding cake

bride and groom feeding each other

bride and groom eating cake

bride and groom kissing

Home Depot Grooms cake

Bride feeding groom the grooms cake

bride tossing her bouquet to bridesmaids

flying bouquet

catching the brides bouquet

Groom reaching hand under brides dress to remove garter

Groom reaching hand under brides dress to remove garter

Groom removing brides garter

groom throwing brides garter

wedding reception dancing with purple uplights

wedding guests dancing at purple peacock wedding in Florida

8. Let Forever Begin

Wedding Sparkler Exit

Wedding Sparkler Exit

Groom Kissing Bride on Fountain at night

Groom Kissing Bride on Fountain at night

bride and groom at iron gate

Bride and groom in front of iron gates at Mission Inn in Florida

bride and groom kissing on balcony with market lighting

Couple holding signs

Bride and Groom standing next to wedding sign

 

The Awesome Central Florida Wedding Pros that Made this Purple Peacock Wedding Possible

Ceremony Venue: Mission Inn Resort & Club’s Plaza de la Fontana

Reception Venue: Mission Inn Resort & Club’s La Hacienda

Wedding Photography: Photography by Steve O’Donnell

Orlando Wedding Florist: Weddings by Carly Ane’s Floral Design Studio

Ceremony Music: Rhythm of the Night Entertainment

Wedding Officiant: Pastor Harold Armstrong

Cocktail Hour Guitarist: Big Ron Betts

Reception DJ: Rhythm of the Night Entertainment 

Florida Wedding Cake: The Sugar Suite

Wedding Videography: Tillman Theater

Cocktail Hour Music – Ron Betts

brides in front of lake at sunset

Samantha & Samantha’s Vineyard Inspired Wedding

A vineyard inspired wedding was perfect for this amazing, wine loving couple who met in California.

 

The Beginning:

Samantha and Sam met in 2003 online and became close friends until they met in person on November 23, 2008. The couple remained friends until 2011, visiting back and forth between California and Florida, when they went their seperate ways and lost touch.

In 2013, Sam realized that she didn’t want Samantha to be “the one that got away”. She made a leap of faith and moved across the country from California to Florida so the couple could reconnect.

Sam’s move cross-country reunited the two and on December 28, 2016, Cali dropped to one knee and asked Florida to marry her. Of course, she said yes, but not to be outdone, Samantha staged a second proposal on February 15, 2017, in which she proposed to Sam.

Two Brides Announcing Wedding Date in Garden

Two brides holding love sign

Two brides sitting on park bench

Choosing Mission Inn:

Samantha and Samantha (the Sams) stumbled upon Mission Inn when they attended our annual wedding showcase. The couple took a group tour during the showcase and fell in love. In fact, they had a hard time deciding between Legends and Marina del Rey because they loved them both so much. In the end, they chose Legends as the backdrop for their happily ever after. The pair didn’t know it at the time, but Legends would turn out to be the perfect compliment to their wedding theme.

 

Here’s a fun candid photo of them winning a prize at our first wedding show!

Sam and Sam at wedding showcase

 

The Planning Process:

The Sams had a blast through the entire planning process. The couple enjoyed going to wedding shows, taking their time and choosing one vendor category at each show that they attended. For a theme, the couple wanted a vineyard feel, fitting since they met in California and love wine. The colors they chose included burgundy, slate and pops of gold.

 

The Sams are lucky ladies! Here they are at our 2019 Wedding Showcase after winning the grand prize!

The Sams in Front of the Mission Inn Booth after a big wedding show win

 

Getting Ready:

Each of the Sams spent the morning on wedding day getting ready in their own ready room. Their daughters and their families were by their side every step of the way.

wedding dress in tree for vineyard inspired wedding

wedding pearl jewelery for vineyard inspired wedding

Bride getting her dress put on by her daughter

bride smiling on wedding day

For Cali (each Sam is lovingly nicknamed after their home state), a piece of her dad’s favorite shirt was pinned into her vest by her brother. He wanted a way for Sam to have her dad with her on the big day.

Bride pinnning boutonierre on her vest

bride with dads shirt sewn into the wedding vest

bride looking into mirror on wedding day

bride looking out the window on vineyard inspired wedding day

 

First Look:

Samantha & Samantha both knew that they wanted a private first look with just the two of them before the big moment. The couple decided that the waterfall would be the perfect spot. Since Cali had been designated as the “br-oom” as the couple called it, it was decided that Cali would be the one waiting to see Florida. Her eyes filled with tears before she even turned to see her beautiful bride.

Bride waiting for first look

Bride sneaking up on bride during first look before vineyard inspired wedding

Bride wiping her tears anxious for first look before vineyard inspired wedding

Bride touching bride back for first look before vineyard inspired wedding

Bride touching bride back for first look

Bride touching bride back for first look

brides laughing during first look

brides kissing in front of waterfall

brides holding each other in front of waterfall

brides walking hand in hand in front of waterfall before vineyard inspired wedding ceremony

brides laughing in front of waterfall

brides looking at wedding boquet holding hands

 

A Vineyard Inspired Wedding Ceremony:

The couple had a perfect, intimate vineyard inspired wedding ceremony. Cali walked down the aisle carrying her dad’s favorite leather hat and placed it on his empty seat to start the ceremony. On Florida’s side, Samantha had her daughter Brooke, her sister and best friends. On Cali’s side, Sam had her daughter, Teagan, her brother, her sister and her brother-in-law. Officiating the ceremony was Cali’s uncle, Rick, who’s personalized ceremony brought tears to everyone’s eyes.

officiant in kilt telling wedding guests to be seated for vineyard inspired wedding

sister of bride walking down the aisle

brother of bride walking down the aisle

brides daughter walking down the aisle

bride walking down the aisle holding dad's leather hat

close up of bride walking down the aisle with dad's leather hat

bride placing dad's leather hat over vacant ceremony seat for vineyard inspiring wedding

mother of bride crying at the start of the ceremony

brides daughter walking down the aisle

brides daughter tearing up as shes walking down the aisle

bridesmaids in burgundy for vineyard inspired wedding

flower girl dropping rose petals down the aisle for vineyard inspired wedding

second flower girl dropping rose petals

young flower girl skipping down the aisle

officiant uncle giving flower girl sweet kiss on the head

bride getting teary eyed watching bride coming down the aisle

bride walking down the aisle with guests watching ceremony

brides laughing and holding hands at wedding ceremony

Officiant presiding over wedding with two brides

vineyard inspired wedding ceremony with wine barrels

brides locking wine box

Brides kissing at the end of the vineyard inspired ceremony

Brides celebrating the end of the wedding ceremony

Two brides holding hands at end of wedding ceremony

Flower Girl Throwing Rose Petals after Ceremony in front of two Brides

Officiant walking back up the aisle

Portraits of the Couple:

brides in front of greenery with veil blowing in the wind

brides looking at each other under veil

brides watching wedding veil blow in the wind

brides looking at each other with Mission Inn Resort in the background

brides holding hands and walking across the bridge to their vineyard inspired wedding

brides kissing on wedding day at twilight

brides in front of lake at sunset

One Awesome Bridal Party:

bride and her daughter on wedding day

brides with brides brother and sister

brides with their daughters

bride her daughter and her siblings

Wedding Group Hug

Bridal party in Burgundy for Vineyard Inspired Wedding

Burgundy Bridal Party Photo

Fun bridal party picture with bridal party in burgundy for vineyard inspired wedding

bridal party all holding hands together

bridal party standing behind two brides

bride carrying her daughter on wedding day

brother of bride giving the bride a piggy back ride

 

A Vineyard Inspired Wedding Reception:

To create their vineyard inspired wedding reception, The Sams chose burgundy and slate with pops of gold. Rustic wine barrels framed the couple’s sweetheart table to complete the look.

Vineyard Inspired Wedding Ballroom With Slate, Burgundy and Gold

Vineyard Inspired Wedding Ballroom With Slate, Burgundy and Gold

Vineyard Inspired Wedding Sweetheart Table With Slate, Burgundy and Gold

Wedding Dessert Display

Wedding Cake

Wedding Seating Chart

brides entering their vineyard inspired wedding reception

brides first dance

brides first dance

brother and sister of bride give speeches

brides dance with brother in law

two brides cutting wedding cake

bride nicely feeding cake to her bride

bride covered in chocolate cake

cut wedding cake

bride tossing her bouquet to her bridesmaids

bride getting ready to remove garter from other bride

bride under her brides dress

bride tossing the garter

wedding guests out dancing

Calling It a Night:

Two Brides Kissing at Sparkler Exit

Close up of two brides kissing during sparkler exit

Bride at Mission Inn Gates

Two Brides at Iron Gates with Shadows

Brides in front of mosiac tile of Walt Disney

Kind Words from our Brides:

My wife and I first met Jessica and Mission Inn on a whim when we decided to attend their “Seasons of Love” showcase. We did a group tour with Jessica and had a amazing time meeting all their vendors.

After the showcase, we couldn’t stop thinking about the beautiful location and the amazing staff that we met that day… and the delicious hors d’oeuvres that we enjoyed while we were there. After comparing locations and staff, we couldn’t imagine holding our ceremony in any other place with any other people. We then met Bri and our love for Mission Inn grew even more.

Jessica and Bri are amazing ladies with remarkable attention to detail that made our entire planning process simple and stress free. We looked forward to meeting with them at all of the various wedding shows and intentionally hunted them down just to say hello. Bri-Ica made our wedding day and night, a night to remember. We received rave reviews from those who attended who also fell in love with the scenery, food, and service… but really those reviews belong to Mission Inn and their staff. Bri-Ica really out did themselves and we look forward to visiting the resort each month as our getaway from reality and reliving our “Happily Ever After”.

Thank you Jessica and Bri for everything you have done we couldn’t be any happier.

 

Check Out Their Wedding Video:

Vendor Team:

Wedding Ceremony: Mission Inn Resort’s Legends Courtyard

Wedding Reception: Mission Inn Resort’s Legends Ballroom

Photo & Video By: PB & J Studios

Bride’s Floral By: Faiella Creations

Ceremony & Reception Music: Our DJ Rocks

Dessert & Wedding Cake: Sugar Layne Sweets

Wedding Party Makeup: Jazz it Up Artistry 

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