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