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Sweet Summertime Wedding at Mission Inn

Kristen & Andrew’s Sweet Summertime Wedding at Mission Inn Resort and Club

Kristen and Andrew first toured Mission Inn Resort in April 2019. They recall being immediately impressed, saying the following: “We had toured quite a few places already and really hadn’t found anything that would work for our large guest count. Jessica took the time to get to know us and our story, showed us all around the property, and answered our endless list of questions. The venue is so beautiful and huge! They had lots of options for ceremony and reception spaces for all different guests counts. Plus it is a resort, so all of our out of town guests had a place to spend the weekend comfortably.”

Unfortunately, Kristen and Andrew did have to do some date rescheduling due to the 2020 uncertainty. We were happy to work with them to make the process easy and accommodate any changes that may have come with the new date.

Kristen and Andrew got ready in their respective suites with their loved ones – and then shared the sweetest first look in Plaza de las Palmas.

Nothing is more stunning than a sunset ceremony on Plaza de la Fontana. All of Kristen and Andrews loved ones gathered to watch the lovebirds tie the knot in their beautiful outdoor ceremony. Bathed in golden light, the newlyweds shared their first kiss as husband and wife and then made their way back down the aisle.

It’s clear that Kristen and Andrew were surrounded by an abundance of love on their big day. Their wedding party was fun-loving and supportive, the perfect combination for those you choose to stand by your side on the most important day of your life.

Kristen and Andrew had endless options for photo backdrops, all over Mission Inn Resort.

Kristen shared the following regarding the outcome of her wedding: “The wedding weekend was absolutely flawless! We had our rehearsal dinner on Friday night at Legends. It was set up beautifully and executed smoothly by Nelson. He was so professional and friendly, we were glad to have him the next night at the reception! The food was delicious, the staff was amazing, and everyone had a great time! We continued the celebration at the La Margarita Lounge – our guests loved the outdoor patio area with fire pits.

Our wedding day was spectacular. The entire day ran so smoothly and my husband and I didn’t have to worry about a single thing. The ceremony was in Plaza de la Fontana and was the perfect backdrop. The cocktail hour was in Plaza de las Palmas, which basically looks like a garden and has market lighting strung throughout. We had our reception in the Grand Ballroom – which was decorated perfectly and looked so elegant.

The staff was absolutely incredible. So many of our guests kept telling us how amazing the service was – all the servers, bartenders, and wedding team. They even made sure that my husband and I got to have some of our cocktail hour appetizers since we were away taking photos and that we always had cocktails. Our pictures turned out amazing – the property has so many wonderful and completely different places to take photos. It’s definitely not your typical golf course/resort! Everything at the Mission Inn far exceeded our expectations – our wedding really was a dream come true!”

Kristen and Andrews Sweet Summertime Wedding was made possible by the following vendors:

Light and Bright All-Inclusive Wedding

Crystal and Rafael’s light and bright all-inclusive wedding was on December 12, 2020. The beautiful and intimate event was complemented perfectly by the affectionate couples love for one another. They also took advantage of Mission Inn Resort and Club Wedding’s new all-inclusive package. This package makes planning a breeze, as we help you choose all of your vendors and sign their contracts. All you have to do is tell us what you want!

Keep reading to find out more about their love story and their perfect wedding day.

Crystal and Rafael first met when Crystal visited a friend who worked at Rafael’s barbershop. After a few months of casual interaction, they had their official introduction at Rafael’s grand opening party. Soon, they got coffee together and never looked back. From gym trips to movie dates, Crystal mentions that the conversation never lulled. From the very beginning, they were able to talk about “anything and everything.”

On their anniversary, Crystal and Rafael took a trip to Chicago. It was a perfect winter wonderland and also Rafael’s first time in the city. His one request was that they visit Navy Pier, so Crystal was sure to leave time for that in-between all of their other sightseeing. Once they got onto the Ferris wheel, a nervous Rafael waited until they got to the top, and then got down on one knee. Afterwards, they went to the John Hancock tower to celebrate, where they ate chocolate covered strawberries and drank champagne. Crystal describes it as the “Best Day Ever!”

Crystal and Rafael shared their super special first-look by the Plaza de la Fontana fountain before their ceremony. First looks are such a sweet moment for the bride and groom to spend some quality time together before the craziness begins.

Since Crystal and Rafael are from out of town, they wanted this wedding to be a vacation for their guests. Between the palm trees and resort amenities, Crystal knew that this was a place she could see her guests relaxing all weekend long.

For their light and bright wedding, Crystal and Rafael chose to have their ceremony on the Plaza de la Fontana lawn. The beautiful backdrop was illuminated by the setting sun, creating the most perfect golden light for their sentimental ceremony.

Following the ceremony, Crystal and Rafael’s guest headed to cocktail hour while the couple and their family took wedding portraits. At Mission Inn Resort, you’ll find that you have an endless number of gorgeous photo locations at your disposal.

When asked about Mission Inn, Crystal is excited to say that they knew this was the venue for them right away. She says that it was “the exact aesthetic” they were looking for and they could immediately picture their wedding taking place here at Mission Inn.

Once the ceremony and cocktail hour wrapped up, guests were treated to an intimate and glamorous outdoor reception. All of the beautiful florals were provided by Bluegrass Chic, a proud member of the all-inclusive package. Additionally, the stunning cake was created by another all-inclusive member – Bakers Cottage. We ensure that our all-inclusive vendors are the best quality available. With multiple options in each category, you’ll be sure to find someone who fits your vibe and vision.

Crystal and Rafael’s beautiful evening would not have been possible without the amazing team of vendors that came together. Call us today to see how the all-inclusive package can provide all of your wedding-day dreams!

Vendor team behind this Light and Bright All-Inclusive Wedding:

Hair and Makeup – Liz Maldonado

Band/DJ – Xclusive DJ’s

Officiant – Sensational Ceremonies

Florist – Bluegrass Chic

Photographer – KMD Photo and Film

Cake – Baker’s Cottage

Planner – For the Love of Events



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 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