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
Getting Ready for the Wedding:
First Looks for the Father of the Bride and the Groom:
A Moment Alone at the Resort After the Ceremony:
First Look at the Grand Ballroom Wedding Reception and a Private First 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