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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 Festivities

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 with romantic white and mauve bouquet

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

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

Bride and Groom Together

Shante & James’ Lakeside Brunch Wedding

Shante & James’ Lakeside Brunch Wedding

 

The Beginning:

African American Female Bride with Caucasian Male Groom in Green Shirt

Shante met James on a dating website in December 2015. James was living in Virginia and Shante in Florida.  The couple built their relationship on text messaging, phone calls and Skype. It was nine months before they met face to face! After that first meeting, they knew they were in love. Shante found someone that accepted her and her daughter, Kianna, and James couldn’t believe he found someone who understood him so well as Shante did.

African American Female Bride with Caucasian Male Groom in Green Shirt sitting in front of park fountain

couple walking on park boardwalk through palm trees

white and pink floral dress with womans hand showing engagement ring

 

The Engagement:

Man in purple shirt, woman in floral dress and child in pink dress taking family photo in a park

August 6th, the day before their second anniversary, James arranged a family photo shoot at a park Shante loved.  The park had a picturesque pathway and beautiful lakefront. The photographer started with photos of just Kianna and Shante. Suddenly James mentioned something about Shante forgetting her ring. Suddenly, James pulled out a black box saying “You forgot this ring.” James’ romantic speech was hard to heard over Shante’s sobbing crying but, she definitely said YES! Then James turned to Kianna and down on one knee told her that even though she wasn’t biologically his, he loved her as if she were. He asked her to be his daughter and presented her with a heart locket with a pink diamond. Cue more tears! Kianna happily said yes and gave him a big hug.

On the way home, Shante suggested picking up some pizza. They stopped at Little Caesars and James went to get the food. He came back saying they weren’t open which was shocking because it was only 8:30 p.m. When they arrived home, Shante opened the door and her family and friends jumped out shouting “Congratulations!” More tears! Everyone had driven up and set up a party in the apartment with James’ planning. Weeks of sneaking and planning and not one person said a word.  It was an amazing day to remember!

man in purple shirt on bended knee in front of lake proposing to woman in floral dress

man in purple shirt on bended knee in front of lake proposing to woman in floral dress

man in purple shirt on bended knee in front of lake proposing to daughter in pink dress

 

Lakeside Brunch Wedding Day: Thursday, June 20, 2019

 

Getting Ready:

bride in white robe smiling and getting ready for lakeside brunch wedding

Bride in white bathrobe getting makeup done

Bride sitting on black chair in white robe with hand showing engagement ring

flower girl with white dress and pink sash with braided hair

Ring bearer getting dressed

Groom in tux in front of orange lilies

Groom in tux in front of stone wall

bride reading letter from future groom

Groom sitting on white railing reading letter from bride

bride putting earrings in

bridesmaid buttoning the brides dress

Bridal Bouquet with pink roses

pair of white high heeled wedding shoes

 

A Lakeside Ceremony:

 

sand ceremony with pink and white sand set on table lakeside for wedding

Groom walking in the grass for lakeside wedding ceremony

Groom waiting for bride

Ring bears walking down aisle Flower girl walking down the aisle

Bride walking down the aisle

Officiant for lakeside brunch weddin

Bride and groom at ceremony

Bride and groom exchanging vows

Bride and groom exchanging wedding vows with officiant lakeside

Bride and groom exchanging wedding vows with officiant lakeside

Daughter of bride resting her head on the bride during ceremony

Bride, groom and flower girl during ceremony

bride and groom doing sand ceremony

Bride and groom exchanging first kiss

Bride kissing her daughter the flower girl at the end of the ceremony

Bride and groom walking down the aisle with guests clapping after lakeside brunch wedding ceremony

Close up of bride and groom kissing

Bride and groom holding hands

Lakeside Wedding Portraits:

Bride groom and flower girl daughter under oak tree by the lake

Mother of Groom, Groom, Bride and Father of Groom

Mother and Father of Bride, Groom, Bride and Brides Daughter

Groom and new daughter

Bride Groom and Brides Daughter

Family on Wedding Day Under Oak

Mom and Daughter Kissing

Bride and Groom Together

Bride and Groom Holding Hands

Bride and Groom on Wooden Lakeside Boardwalk for Brunch Wedding

Walking on Boardwalk with Spanish Moss

Bride By Herself

Groom by himself on wooden boardwalk

Lakeside Brunch Wedding Reception:

Lakeside Brunch Wedding Reception Venue with White Linen tables with Pink Napkins

Bride and Groom Entering Lakeside Brunch Wedding Reception Venue

Bride and Groom on Dance Floor Dancing

Bride Resting her head on grooms shoulder during dance

Bride and Groom sitting together during speeches at lakeside brunch wedding

Grey M with mimosa and flowers from wedding

 

pink and white miniature wedding cake

assorted pink and white wedding cupcakes

bride and groom cutting wedding cake in front of glass window overlooking lake

Bride and Groom kissing behind wedding cake and dessert

cupcake display with two glasses of mimosas

Lakeside brunch wedding reception group photo of entire family

 

Vendor Team that Brought to Life this Lakeside Brunch Wedding:

Wedding Ceremony Location: Mission Inn Resort’s Cypress Lawn at Marina del Rey

Wedding Reception Location: Mission Inn Resort’s Lago Vista at Marina del Rey

Engagement Shoot & Wedding Photography: KMD Photo and Film

Wedding Ceremony & Reception DJ: DJ Phil Joeckel 

Floral: Orlando Flower Market

Wedding Officiant: Dr. Jill Norburn

Cake & Desserts by: Le Petit Sweet