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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

romantic burgundy and gold wedding weekend bride and groom

Jocelyn and Stephen’s Romantic Burgundy and Gold Wedding Weekend

Large Wedding Party in Burgundy and Gold with Bride and Groom on Golf Course

Jocelyn and Stephen had a romantic burgundy and gold wedding weekend at Mission Inn’s Legends Ballroom.

Jocelyn saw the Legends ceremony space on her venue tour and instantly fell in love with the classic romance that surrounded the space.  Stephen was sold when he heard all the amenities that his guests could enjoy at the resort.  The couple wanted a full wedding weekend that could be an escape for family and friends from the everyday hustle and bustle.

Legends Ballroom with ivory, gold and burgundy decor with floral


Wedding weekend began on Friday evening.  Jocelyn and Stephen’s nearest family and friends arrived for the wedding rehearsal.    The rehearsal was followed by a Tuscan inspired rehearsal dinner with bridal party and immediate family. After the rehearsal guests checked into their hotel rooms and got settled in for the night.


Jocelyn rented a Mission Inn villa for herself and the bridal party for the night before the wedding.  Breakfast and coffee was catered through the resort to the villa as the bridal party fussed over all of the details of the day.  Epy Joel did an outstanding job artistically making over the entire bridal party.  While the ladies spent the day getting ready, the guys headed to Mission Inn’s Trap and Skeet range for a friendly shooting competition.

Man in black shirt spraying hairspray

Picture of bridesmaids in pink floral robes

Wedding Dress hanging next to window in villa

Bridesmaid zipping dress of bride in front of windows

Before the wedding, the bridal party acted as messengers and exchanged the couple’s pre-wedding gifts to each other.  From Stephen, Jocelyn received a beautiful custom pair of Jimmy Choo pumps with their wedding date engraved on the bottom.  For Stephen, Jocelyn chose Cartier cufflinks, a bottle of “Courage” cologne and a pair of Christian Louboutin’s to give him courage and strength for his walk down the aisle.

Gold Jimmy Choo Pumps on a Mirrored Tray

Wedding Shoes and Jewlery on Pink Satin

Tray of wrapped gifts on a bed

Red Box with Diamond Cartier Cufflinks

Groom holding red shoes with love letter on sole

Jocelyn insisted through the planning process that she did not want to do a first look. Stephen was a bit surprised on the week leading up to the wedding when she changed her mind.  He was so excited for a first look but also so nervous.  He stood in the hotel lobby anxiously awaiting his bride.  When he felt a hand touch his shoulder, he had to hold back tears of joy as he turned around.  Stephen gasped when he found his future brother in law dressed in a full wedding gown.  After exchanging a few brotherly punches, the two headed to the ceremony location to wait for the big moment.

Man in wedding dress touching groom's shoulder

Groom getting teary eyed

Groom in tuxedo laughing

A 1948 Cadillac Limousine drove Jocelyn from her Villa to the Legends Courtyard.  As she sat in the car waiting for her escort, she looked like royalty.  It was like watching the royal wedding.

Bride in front of a black Cadillac limousine

Mother in blue dress sitting with bride in limosuine

Bride looking through the window of an antique Cadillac Limo

Before walking down the aisle, Jocelyn wanted to do a real first look with her son.  It was truly a special moment.  Her son burst into tears when he saw his mother.  She hugged him tight before he headed down the aisle.

Man in tux covering the eyes of a young adult in a tuxedo

Excited Young Adult in Black Tuxedo

Bride hugging her crying son

Bride Mother hugging her son

The ceremony space was set uniquely with seating in a half moon around the bride and groom.  Each guest had a perfect view.  Fresh floral hung over the fountain.  A string quartet greeted guests and preformed the wedding processional.  When Jocelyn made her way down the aisle tears of happiness filled Stephen’s eyes.

Aerial Shot of Ceremony Chairs set in half moon

White chairs with white aisle and rose petals under an oak tree

White Floral dripping over European Fountain on Golf Course

String Quartet Playing at Wedding Ceremony

Son walking his mother down the aisle on wedding day

Groom getting emotional at wedding ceremony

Bride and Groom with Officiant during wedding ceremony

Following the ceremony, guests were invited to enjoy hors d’oeuvres on the Legends Terrace. During cocktail hour, the couple travelled by golf cart throughout the resort for photos at some of Resort’s most iconic portrait locations, including the Mission Inn Waterfall.

Bride and Groom Recessing Down the Aisle as People Clap

Bride and Groom at Mission Inn Waterfall

Bride and Groom in front of waterfall

Bride at Waterfall

Bride and Groom in Cadillac

Bride and Groom in front of antique car on golf course at Mission Inn Resort

Bride and Groom Outside at Mission Inn Holding Hands

Wedding Bride and Groom walking through trees

Bride and Groom embracing in front of columns

Beside the entrance of the ballroom was a large, eight foot mirror with guest seating assignments.  Jocelyn chose this mirror knowing that after the wedding she wanted to place it in their home, so that she could always have a piece of their wedding day.  Throughout cocktail hour, the curtains of the ballroom stayed shut so that guests could not see what awaited them.

Terrace with white chairs and purple draped tables with fire pit

Table with purple linen and red rose petals with gift box

8ft silver mirror with names on it and fresh floral

Cocktail Table Outside with Purple Linen

As guests entered the reception space, the curtains were opened to reveal Legends Ballroom elegantly draped in ivory, gold and burgundy.  Ivory swag hung from the ceiling, accenting the chandeliers in the room.  A custom white dance floor sat at the center of the room.  On one side of the dance floor was the wedding cake and sweetheart table.  Across from the cake was a seating area reserved for the couple.

Burgundy and Gold Ballroom with white details

Burgundy and Gold Ballroom with Gold Chairs and White Ceiling Swag

White custom dance floor and hanging cake

The wedding cake was created by Mercedes with The Cake Studio – Orlando.  She custom-designed a five tier hanging cake decorated in white fondant with Swarovski crystals.  The cake stand hung from ceiling and was dripping with fresh floral.  It was paired with a fun groom’s cake that featured a life-like replica of Stephen popping out of the cake with a barbell.  The cake was a fun way of displaying Stephen & Jocelyn’s love for body building and physical fitness.

Dramatic Five Tier Wedding Cake with Fresh Floral

Zoomed in Detail of White Wedding Cake with Swavorski Crystal

Cake with weight lifting man popping out of cake

The seating area for the newlyweds featured a gorgeous gold and ivory chaise lounge.  This piece was custom designed for Jocelyn and driven from Mexico for the occasion.  The chaise was positioned on another piece of white dance floor with a wall of roses behind it.

White and Gold Chaise Loung in front of flower wall

Gold Table with Candles in front of flower wall

After introductions, toasts and formal dances were finished, Jocelyn and Stephen were asked to be seated in the chaise lounge.  The couple was surprised as Jose Perez and Kaylee Bohgos from Dance It Studios performed a gorgeous, choreographed dance to Sarah Evan’s version of I Could Not Ask for More.  The dance was absolutely gorgeous and looked like a scene from Dancing with the Stars.  It was a beautiful gift from the best man and maid of honor.

Bride and Groom kissing in front of Chaise Lounge

Wedding Choreographed Dance

After Jose and Kaylee cleared the dance floor, the bride and groom cut the cake and the party began.

Bride and Groom cutting Wedding Cake

Bride dancing during reception

Flower Girls Dancing in Wedding After Party

Guests danced the night away with the newlyweds.  Towards the end of the night, Stephen snuck away to the Legends Terrace for a moment alone with his new bride.  Together they danced under the stars before rejoining their guests for the grand sparkler exit.

Bride and Groom Kissing Under Market Lights

Bride and Groom Sparkler Exit

The wedding weekend came to an end on Sunday morning as Jocelyn and Stephen bid farewell to their guests over a wedding bon voyage brunch.  The brunch was a perfect way to get together with friends and family one last time before saying goodbye.

Bride and Groom with Sparkler Exit

It was an absolute pleasure for Mission Inn to host Jocelyn and Stephen’s romantic burgundy and gold wedding weekend.  We wish them years of happiness in their new life together!


Jocelyn & Stephen Highlight

It was a beautiful day at the Mission Inn Resort and Club for a memorable wedding with Jocelyn and Stephen. Thank you for including us in your incredible day! AJ Production Events, Bridal Reflections, Solutions Bridal Designer House, Men's Wearhouse, Christian Louboutin, Cartier, Montblanc, Verragio Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands, Bella Bridesmaids, Kelly & Kayden Children's Boutique, Victoria Angela Photography

Posted by Florida Wedding Videography on Monday, January 7, 2019

 Couple’s Review of their Mission Inn Wedding Weekend:

From the first day we saw Legends, we were in love with the peaceful atmosphere and aesthetic of the location. The entire process was smooth.  Everything the entire weekend was as desired and planned with no bumps on the road. The food was excellent and all of my guests were impressed with the service.

Jocelyn and Stephen's Romantic Burgundy and Gold Wedding Weekend Bride and Groom Walking Down the Aisle

Vendor Team:

Wedding Venue:  Mission Inn Resort & Club

Wedding Planner: AJ Production Events

Wedding Floral:  AJ Production Events

Wedding DJ:  AJ Production Events

Wedding Photographer:  Victoria Angela Photography

Wedding Videographer:  Florida Wedding Videography

Wedding Officiant:  Lon Tosi with Sensational Ceremonies

Wedding Cake:  Cake Studio Orlando

Wedding Dance Floor:  Letz Dance on It

Wedding Calligraphy:  Two Peas Designs

Wedding Chairs & Flatware:  Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals

Wedding Transportation:  1948 Cadillac Limousine by Cole’s Classic Cars

Bridal Hair and Makeup:  Epy Joel

Wedding Ceremony Instrumental:  Classern Quartet

Choreographed Dance: Kaylee Bohgos and Jose Perez of Dance it Studio

Wedding Gown:  Bridal Reflections – NYC

Wedding Gifts:  Jimmy Choo, Cartier, Christian Louboutin, Jo Malone