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Remembering 2020

Mission Inn Weddings of 2020

Mission Inn Weddings – Remembering 2020

Despite the uncertainty of the year, 65 couples were certain of one thing – that they’re committed to spending their lives together.

65 Couples, 65 I Do’s, 65 Mission Inn Weddings

Here’s a look back at the year:

January 4th – Michele and David

Marina January Wedding Khim Higgins Photography

 

January 4th – Jenna and Sean

January Winter Wedding

Cricket’s Photography

January 5th – Jennifer and Austin

January Resort Side Wedding

Patken Photographer

 

January 11th – Sarah and Robert

January Wedding Golf Course Live Happy Studio

 

January 30th – Tera and Brent

January Waterfall WeddingMary Fosky Photography

 

February 2nd – Tanya and Jason

February Golf Course WeddingBumby Photography

 

February 2nd – Christina and Kevin

February Legends Wedding Photography By Greg

 

February 2nd – Brittany and Jon
February Marina Wedding

Chynna Pacheco

 

February 7th – Gina and TobyFebruary Marina Wedding

Anna So Photography

 

February 8th – Emily and Chris

February Marina Wedding Jesse Giles

 

February 8th – Luciana and Doug

 

February 9th – Yisha and Justin

February Ballroom Wedding

Fox and Film

 

February 15th – Alexis and KyleFebruary Winter Wedding

Alexis Kline Photography

 

February 21st – Jessica and MichaelFebruary Resort Wedding

 

February 22nd – Jennifer and Justin

Revery Company

 

February 23rd – Sarah and Nate

February Resort Wedding

 

February 29th – Sarina and Ryan

February Resort Wedding

Southern Honey Bee

 

March 6th – Maria and Mike March Resort WeddingPB and J Studios

 

March 7th – Brittany and Chris

March Outdoor Wedding

Aisle and Ivy

 

March 13th – Crystal and Chris

March Waterfall Wedding

AJ Productions

 

March 14th – Lauren and JordanMarch Sunset WeddingPassio Photography

 

May 7th – Barbara and Gary

May Legends Wedding

KMD Creations

 

May 16th – Patty and Paul

May Resort Wedding

Terrie Images

 

May 17th – Danielle and Brandon

May Resort Wedding

Live Happy Studio

 

May 28th – Dana and Chase

May Resort Wedding

Gabby Girdner Photography

 

June 13th – Stephanie and Hugh

 

June 19th – Crystal and Derek

June Golf Course Wedding

Daylin Lavoy Photography

 

June 26th – Rina and Gregg

Bride Rina nad Groom Gregg in Front of Fountain for Mission Inn Wedding

Kathy Thomas Photography

 

July 11th – Brittany and Michael

July Marina Wedding

 

July 11th – Alexandra and Jean-Marc

July Resort Wedding PB and J Studios

 

July 12th – Jessica and Ryan

July Marina Wedding

PB and J Studios

 

July 18th – Gisselle and Josh

Louvenir Photography

 

August 8th – Kristen and Seth

Rebecca Jordan

 

August 22nd – Lindsay and Branden August Waterfall WeddingLive Happy Studio

 

August 29th – Becky and Andy

August Legends Wedding

 

September 5th – Danielle and Devante

September Marina Wedding

 

September 18th – Devon and Joe

 

September 19th – Allison and Brian

 

September 26th – Jennifer and Septime

September Marina Wedding

 

October 3rd – Julia and Cole

 

October 3rd – Danielle and Jeff

October Marina Wedding

Cricket’s Photography

 

October 10th – Tina and Luis

October Marina Wedding

 

October 10th – Adrian and Elliot Martin and Gloria Photography

 

October 10th – Kerri and Shaun

 

October 11th – Jordyn and Cody

October Resort Wedding

 

October 17th – Kristen and Andrew

Sydney Mormon Photography

 

October 24th – Danielle and Nathan

 

October 30th – Laura and Juan

 

November 1st – Teri and Casey

 

November 4th – Gena and Mike

November Resort Wedding

 

November 7th – Kate and John

November Marina Wedding

 

November 14th – Jessica and Zach

November Marina Wedding

 

November 14th – Isabel and Anthony

 

November 14th – Kylie and John

 

November 22nd – Lauren and Josh

November Marina Wedding

 

December 4th – Lauren and Constant

 

December 5th – Alise and Chris

 

December 5th – Karlyn and Dan

 

December 6th – Kellie and Garrett

December Legends Wedding

 

December 6th – Allison and Justin

 

December 12th – Crystal and Rafael

 

December 13th – Lydia and Israel

 

December 31st – Ilaria and Joseph

 

December 31st – Lizzie and Paul

December Marina Wedding

 

Fun Questions to Ask Your Fiance

We’ve put together a collection of fun questions to ask your fiance. Ask them all at once or space them out over a number of days. You’ll be surprised at how much there is to learn about one another.

 

Easy Questions

Easy Questions to Start Off

  • What’s your zodiac?
  • Do you have a lucky number?
  • Can you juggle?
  • What’s the best party you’ve ever been to?
  • What is your least favorite household chore?
  • A hug or a kiss – what’s better?
  • Have you ever built a snowman?
  • Do you believe in ghosts?
  • What is your idea of fun?
  • If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life – what would you choose?

 

Questions About Your Fiance

Questions about Your Fiance

  • What’s your favorite physical feature of yourself?
  • What’s the happiest you’ve ever been in your life?
  • Would you consider yourself an optimist, a pessimist or a realist?
  • What would you say is your most unique trait?
  • Do you ever compare yourself to other guys/girls?
  • What’s the best way to cheer you up when you’re having a bad day?
  • Other than our relationship, what’s the greatest thing that has happened in your life?
  • If you could turn back time, just once, what one thing in your life would you change?
  • Do you have a hidden talent?
  • Are you more care-free or more of a worrier?

Questions About Your Fiances Family

Questions to Get to Know Your Fiance’s Family

  • What’s your favorite memory with your mom?
  • Which parent did you go to when you needed advise?
  • Would you say you are more like your mom or dad?
  • Who is your favorite relative (not counting immediate family)?
  • What’s your funniest family memory?
  • Do you know your family’s heritage?
  • How often do you like to visit your family?
  • Which holidays are most important in your family?
  • Do you have any family traditions that you want to continue on?
  • Did you ever meet any of your great grandparents?

Questions to Ask About Your Fiance's Interests

Questions to Get to Know Your Fiance’s Interests

  • Do you have a favorite book?
  • What’s your favorite song of all time?
  • Which new thing would you want to try, if you had to pick a new hobby?
  • What is your favorite movie of all time?
  • Would you rather spend a week at a beachside cottage or a mountaintop cabin?
  • Do you have any places you really want to travel?
  • What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done?
  • How would you describe the perfect day off?
  • Sweet or Salty?
  • If you could restart your career tomorrow to anything you want – what would you do?

 

Questions to ask your fiance about their childhood

Questions to Get to Know Your Fiance’s Childhood

  • Did you have any pets growing up?
  • What was your favorite childhood tv show or movie?
  • As a child did you collect something?
  • What’s your earliest childhood memory?
  • Did you have a favorite class in high school?
  • Did you ever rebel against your parents as a teen?
  • What did you want to be as a kid?
  • Who was your childhood hero?
  • How old were you when you stopped believing in Santa?
  • Did you have an imaginary friend?

Fun Questions to Ask Your Fiance about your relationship

Questions about Your Relationship

  • Do you have a favorite memory of us?
  • What’s your favorite place we’ve visited together?
  • When did you first know that you loved me?
  • What is one thing I could do to make you trust me even more?
  • Was there one thing that I did last week that impressed you?
  • Do you have any deal-breakers that would make you reconsider our relationship?
  • Do you ever wish I could read your mind? When?
  • What’s the best thing about our relationship?
  • What makes you feel the most loved?
  • What is the one thing in our relationship you think we need more of?

Your future together

Planning a Future Together

  • What did you learn from your parent’s marriage?
  • Do you believe in saving for retirement?
  • Do you imagine having kids some day? If yes, how long do you want to wait after marriage?
  • What are three values you would want our kids to have?
  • What do you want to do once you retire?
  • In ten years, where do you want to be living?
  • What’s one thing that you want to accomplish in the next five years?
  • If we ever needed to – would you be willing to go to couples therapy?
  • How would you describe your dream home?
  • What’s your idea of the perfect family vacation?

Fun Questions to Ask Your Fiance just for fun

Fun Questions to Ask Your Fiance

  • What food reminds you of me?
  • What laws would you make if you were a powerful world ruler?
  • If you were a super hero – what would your name be? What would be your power? Your outfit?
  • What would you do if you won a lottery jackpot?
  • If you were a cup – what would you be filled with?
  • In a movie about your life, what songs would you put on the soundtrack?
  • What fairytale character do you associate with?
  • If you had to go on a reality tv show, which one would you choose?
  • Can you name all 50 US states?
  • What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

 

Questions for thought

Thought Provoking Questions for your Fiance

  • If our home caught fire and people and pets were safe – what three items would you take?
  • If you could send a 30 second message to the whole world, what would you say?
  • Would you rather know or not know the time and place you will die?
  • If you could have witnessed one event in the Bible or history, what one would you choose?
  • Is it better to know a little about a lot of things or a lot about a few things?
  • What would you do different if you knew no one would judge you?
  • When you get to heaven and God says “why should I let you in”, what’s your answer?
  • If you could know the truth to just one question – what question would it be?
  • Would you rather be rich and miserable or poor and happy?
  • How will humankind go extinct?

 

Fun Questions to Ask Your Fiance about you

What does your fiance think about you?

  • Is there anything that I do that is predictable?
  • Do you consider me an introvert or an extrovert?
  • What’s a question that you’ve never asked me before?
  • What’s my best physical feature?
  • If you could change one thing that I do – what would it be?
  • What’s your favorite memory with me?
  • What has impressed you most about me lately?
  • Do I tell you that I love you enough?
  • What is your idea of a romantic night with me?
  •  What are your three favorite things about me?

 

Want to make these fun questions to ask your fiance even more fun? For a great stay-at-home date idea, write these questions on Jenga pieces or on the back of puzzle pieces and answer them as you play.

Sarah and Jayce

Photo By: PB&J Studios

 

If you loved our collection of fun questions to ask your fiance, be sure to check out our blog for date night ideas, wedding inspiration and more!

At Home Date Ideas

An at home date is perfect when you cannot or do not want to leave the house. They are also cheaper than a night on the town. Here’s a bunch of ideas we’ve put together for you:

Dog with his owners

Photo By: Sivan Photography

 

Vision Board Party

Remember those awesome collages you made as a kid? Grab all the magazines and brochures you can find laying around the house. Find a piece of poster board, cardboard, newspaper or paper plate to showcase your dreams. Work together on one board or separately on your own boards cutting and gluing together life’s dreams, aspirations and goals.

 

Plant a Garden Together           

Gardening can be a great bonding experience, plus it is relaxing and rewarding. If you happen to have packs of seeds lying around, perfect! Otherwise, head to a local stores that sells plants or if you cannot get to a store, take a drive and look for local farmers selling from the side of the road. Then get your hands dirty, start digging and plant away.

Bride and Groom in Vegetable Patch

Photo By: Heather Rice Photography

 

Create Art for the House

The point is not to be a Picasso, it’s to have fun! Remember to put down newspaper, trash bag or old shower curtain to protect the work space and go crazy. Whether it’s painting a picture, sculpting or something else completely – let your creativity run wild! Looking for some unique diy wall art projects? Check out this list featured on Buzzfeed.

 

Top Chef Challenge

Create some fun competition with a cook-off. Set a timer for one minute and race into the kitchen grabbing up ingredients for your creation. Once the timer goes off, it’s time to start cooking. Each of you gets one hour to prepare and cook whatever you can with the ingredients you’ve put together. After the hour is up, taste each other’s creations and judge based on taste, presentation and uniqueness. Then enjoy one of the creations for dinner tonight and package the other for dinner tomorrow. The perfect recipe for a fun at home date.

 

Star Gazing

With blanket in hand, head to the lawn, patio or roof and take a look up at the night sky. Lay on the blanket hand in hand, trying to guess constellations or pick stars for each other. Have binoculars or a telescope? Added bonus! Who knows, maybe you’ll even see a shooting star.

Star Gazing at Home Date Night Ideas

Photo By: Chris Redd Photography

 

Game Night

Time to pull out all the old board games or a deck of cards. Show your competitive side with a heated board game battle. Winner gets out of doing dishes for the night.

 

Funny Fashion Show

A fashion show is a super fun way to clean out the closet, without it feeling like a chore. Go through the closet, and pull out the items you haven’t worn in forever. Assemble fun outfits and walk the “cat walk” for each other. Then create a donate pile for clothes you no longer love. For added fun – if your donate pile is big enough at the end of the project, jump in it together like a pile of leaves just for fun before bagging it up.

 

Candlelight and Cabernet

Order your favorite meal at a local restaurant to be delivered by a service like UberEats or GrubHub.  After placing the order, go get dressed in your “dress up” clothes – an old bridesmaids dress, a tacky bow tie – whatever you can find. Then dim the lights, light the candles, cue the romantic 90’s boy band music and pour some glasses of wine. Once dinner arrives, transfer it to your fanciest china. Enjoy your dinner and wine while talking about things you don’t normally have time to talk about.

Couple Drinking Wine Together

Photo By: Sivan Photography

 

Truth or Dare, My Dear

Remember playing this game in high school or college? It’s definitely a classic. Keep it light and fun and definitely do not ask any questions you wouldn’t want to really know the answer to. Here’s some fun ideas for you:

Truths:

  1. What was your last thing you searched on your phone?
  2. What is your biggest pet peeve?
  3. Who’s your celebrity crush?

Dares:

  1. Attempt to break dance for 30 seconds
  2. Put on an outfit of your other half
  3. Call the 9th number in your phone and sing to them for 30 seconds

 

Mambo #5

Ready to bust a move? Move the living room furniture out of the way and learn some new dance moves. Whether you decide it’s finally time to learn the Electric Slide, want to get with the times and learn the Cowboy Boogie or get fancy and learn some ballroom dance, now’s the time. Fred Astaire Dance Studios & “Dancing with the Stars”, Tony Dovolani, have put together some free dance classes here.

Couple Dancing on Date

Photo By: That First Moment Photography

 

Slumber Party

Grab blankets and sheets, put on your most fun pajamas and build a pillow fort in the living room. Make microwaved s’mores, tell spooky ghost stories by flashlight, snuggle in a sleeping back together and laugh the night away. Best part? Now that you’re an adult you don’t have to worry about mom or dad telling you to “hush” and “go to sleep”!

 

Brunch About It

While one handles cooking the bacon and eggs, the other is making waffles and pouring mimosas. Then, if the weather permits, grab your plates and drinks and head out to the patio, deck or yard for a garden brunch.

Stack of Pancakes for a Fun At Home Date Idea

Photo By: InStyle Imagery 

 

Get Puzzled

Break out a jigsaw puzzle, the more pieces the better. Cuddle up close and spend the day putting the puzzle together. Want more of a challenge? Dump two boxes of pieces together, mix them up and work on two puzzles at once.

 

Photo Shoot

Do your hair and makeup, get a few different outfits and host a photo shoot! You can decide to keep it real, make it fun and silly or get sexy with a boudoir shoot (oh-la-la). Seeing someone through a lens allows you to see them in a whole new light.

Couple Taking Photo Together

 

Relive the College Days

Time to relive the college days with a night of fun drinking games together. Grab some drinks, alcoholic or not, and spend the evening playing games that once upon a time seemed only appropriate at a frat house. Some favorites include, never have I ever, quarters and beer pong.

 

Spa Day

Light some candles, put on some relaxing music and treat each other to at home spa day date. You can start the spa day with a warm bath and face masks and then spend head to the room and treat each other with massages. Not sure how to give a good massage? Check out this article featured in Oprah Magazine.

Couple enjoying a stone massage

Photo By: Stephanie Abeles Photography

 

Travel the World

Switch on the Travel Channel or National Geographic, whip up some delicious internationally inspired cuisine and travel the world from the comfort of your home. You can limit it to one country per date or you can mix it up. For added bonus, try creating a signature drink from your travel locals using the ingredients you have at home.

 

Tie the Knot

With string that is! String art is a fun, easy and inexpensive project. Use it to create art for your home, gifts for family and friends or even greeting cards to keep on hand for special events. Need some ideas? Check out this awesome collection of projects by MostCraft.Com.

Pizza Party

Buy or make some fresh dough, roll it out and create custom pizzas with all of your favorite toppings. Don’t like the same things? Make two mini pizzas instead.

Couple Enjoying a Pizza Date Together

Photo By: Kathy Thomas Photography

 

At Home Nerf Wars

For this fun at home date – grab some nerf guns and start shooting! Use pillows, couch cushions and furniture to block shots and create obstacles for your partner. No Nerf Guns? Have an old fashioned pillow fight instead!

 

Learn Your Love Languages

Knowing your partner’s love language can be a complete game changer in your relationship! Learn each other’s language with this free online test. Love personality tests and want to try a few more? Cosmo put together a list of 15 awesome tests four couples to take together.

Two Men Sitting and Drinking Champagne

Photo By: Rinat Halon Photography

Do you have a fun, at home date night idea that we didn’t mention?

The Wedding Team at Mission Inn is all about love and fun, so let us know!