Wedding Catering Manager – Shelby Crane

wedding catering manager Shelby Crane

Wedding Catering Manager – Shelby Crane

The Mission Inn Wedding Team would like to introduce Shelby Crane, wedding catering manager. Shelby graduated from UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management. She worked for three years at Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Resort before being introduced to Mission Inn. Shelby was a bridemaid’s in two of her best friends Mission Inn weddings and she fell in love with the resort and weddings. Shelby joined the Mission Inn team as a Group Sales Coordinator almost three years ago. When an opening became available for a Wedding Catering Manager, Shelby was excited for the opportunity to join the wedding team!  Shelby is now a Certified Wedding Planner through The Bridal Society.

Four bridesmaids and a bride including wedding catering manager Shelby Crane

We wanted to find out more about Shelby and share it with you!

 

Mission Inn Resort:  

What is your favorite thing/part about weddings?

Shelby:

I love seeing couples on wedding day who are so in love and so hopeful for their future. Seeing the true joy and love in their eyes is so touching. Experiencing this and seeing this first hand inspires me every day to be the best wife that I can be to my husband.

Groomsmen in grey and bridesmaids in coral with bride and groom kissing featuring shelby crane catering manager

Mission Inn Resort:

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Shelby:

I grew up wanting to be a Meteorologist. I’ve always had a fascination with weather and specifically storms. Each time there would be a tornado warning in Oklahoma and my mom would be hunkering down where it’s safe, my dad and I would always be at the front patio with a video camera waiting for the twister! Now that I’m in Florida, I’ll do the same thing with hurricanes! Some people say I’m crazy, but I think storms can be the most beautiful and awe-inspiring things in the world to witness.

 

Mission Inn Resort:

Three things that make you happy?

Shelby:

  1. Anything music related sets my heart on fire. Whether that is listening to music, playing my clarinet, watching my husband’s marching band on competition day, or belting my lungs out to the musical, Wicked. Music has always been a part of me and I wouldn’t be who I am today without it.
  2. Hanging out with my husband – whether we are going out on an adventure, or just staying in and watching movies. We are best friends and he always makes me laugh (even though it’s sometimes at him, not with him haha). He’s always making me smile. It’s not hard to be happy when I’m around him.
  3. Nature – this is a recent love of mine that has developed over the past couple years. Whether that means exploring new state parks and hiking the nature trails, kayaking on the lakes, sailing out on the ocean, or even camping (even with all of the bugs and the sweat). I’ve always been more of a girly girl and never imagined myself being an outdoorsy, but I truly love anything to do with nature. It’s just so calming and makes you really appreciate the little things.

Wedding catering manager Shelby holding Clarinet with her Husband holding a horn

 

Mission Inn Resort:

What is your favorite cake flavor?

Shelby:

Strawberry and Pina Colada are my absolute favorite and were the flavors of my wedding cake! Unfortunately, I was running around too much at my wedding to have any of the cake. If you’re getting married, take the time to enjoy your cake!

 

Mission Inn Resort:

Where are you from?

Shelby:

I was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma but moved to Florida when I was 8 years old. I consider myself a Floridian but still an Okie at heart. A lot of my family including my brother still lives in Oklahoma so I try to get back there to visit whenever I can.

Shelby Catering Manager Kayaking

Mission Inn Resort:

What is your favorite social media app?

Shelby:

Pinterest! No matter what you’re searching for, whether it’s the perfect cupcake recipe, DIY ideas, or wedding floral, you can always find inspiration on Pinterest. It’s the perfect app for finding fun, new wedding catering ideas!

 

Mission Inn Resort: 

What’s your favorite holiday?

Shelby:

I love everything about Christmas! The lights, the music, the scents, spending time with family. The only thing that would make me love it even more is if I could actually enjoy a “White” Christmas.

Mission Inn Christmas

Mission Inn Resort:

What are your favorite things to do in your free time?

Shelby:

Whether I’m in the car, at home cleaning, or just bored, you will always find me singing. It’s such a great escape and something I’ve always loved to do.

 

Mission Inn Resort: 

Do you have a go to pick-me-up or a must have daily “fix”?

Shelby:

My daily smoothies!

 

Mission Inn Resort:

Tell us about your wedding day?

Shelby:

My wedding day was such a whirlwind, but it was absolutely perfect. We had a beautiful beach wedding on St Pete Beach. Both myself and my husband are Disney fans, so the wedding was Disney inspired and featured blues and purples. Each table featured a different Disney couple and our reception space was so gorgeous! It was on the top level of the resort with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the ocean. It truly was a fairytail wedding and I wouldn’t have changed anything about it (except I would have eaten the cake).

Shelby on wedding day with her husband Bobby

Thanks so very much for sharing a bit about you with the rest of us, Shelby. Welcome to the Mission Inn Resort Wedding Catering family!

1 Comment
  • Lindsay Bailey

    February 8, 2020 at 9:43 am

    Hey Shelby! Love this about you page … I would like to set my meeting up with you to talk logistics of my wedding next January!