Today’s blog post brings us to January of 2016, with the wedding of Kimberly and Ryan at Mission Inn Resort. This couple chose a black & red color scheme, in a classic wedding style. Red roses abounded at both the ceremony and reception, and the bride mixed things up with black bridesmaid dresses. We had a wonderful time bringing their vision to life, and thanks to Wings of Glory Photography, would love to share their special day with you.
The bride and her bridesmaids got ready together with the help of hair and make-up artists from About Face Design Team. Kimberly paired a gorgeous white gown with a pair of vibrant red shoes from BCBGMaxAzria. Her lovely bouquet of red roses, designed by Lee Forrest Design, featured pinned-on charms with pictures of her grandparents, a beautiful touch. As the ladies continued to help Kimberly into her dress and veil, the gentlemen got ready for the big day in a pool hall.
The gentlemen got ready together surrounded by pool tables and bourbon whiskey. They each wore red rose boutonnieres, designed by Lee Forest Design. A very fun idea came in the form of the ringer bearer’s outfit – the bride and groom had him dress as a secret agent, with a metal box for the ring and even an FBI-style earpiece. All dressed up and ready to go, the wedding party made their way to the outdoor ceremony area.
The beautiful outdoor patio at Mission Inn Resort was decorated for a classic ceremony – the aisle runner was white, with red rose petals scattered along the edges. The wedding arbor was draped in white fabric, with a table featuring a vase of red roses underneath. Balls made of red roses were also hung from some of the chairs on the aisle. Everywhere you looked, there were accents of red roses. As guests entered, a table held programs and sunglasses for each of them, to help with the abundant sunlight outside. In a cute touch, a sign read “Don’t get blinded by our love”. At last, the ceremony began, with piano played by Spess Neblett.
The ceremony began at 4:30pm. The wedding party made their way down the aisle, including the secret agent-style ring bearer and flower girl. Kimberly then made her grand debut as the bride, and anyone could see the immense amount of love in Ryan’s eyes. The two decided to include a rose ceremony, on theme with their wedding, in which they exchanged roses as their first gifts to one another. At last, the two were pronounced man and wife! Following the ceremony, the majority of the guests proceeded to the Plaza de las Palmas for cocktail hour while the wedding party joined Kimberly and Ryan for a brief photo shoot.
The photo shoot featured their color scheme, contrasting their black dresses and suits with the vibrant red rose bouquets and boutonnieres. The bride and groom then took a few pictures around the expansive venue, finding locations such as a pillared hallway, a walkway along the water, and a stone bridge. At the bridge, the couple utilized props for some creative and fun photos: a red umbrella and signs that said “Thanks Y’all”. The reception space was set gorgeously, lit by candelabras and individual candles everywhere you looked. The table linens were black, with centerpieces of different styles arranged by Lee Forrest Design, all featuring red roses. Two very fun details were the butter dishes on each table, on which the butter was sculpted into a knight, and the favors at each place, which were little s’mores kits. The photo booth, set up by Party Shots Orlando, offered a variety of props, and in the corner, the card and gift table featured the couple’s custom hashtag on a chalkboard, as well as framed photos of the happy couple and their parents’ wedding photos.
Once all the guests were seated, the bride and groom made their grand debut into the reception hall, followed by their first dance together as husband and wife. After a welcome toast by the father of the bride and a blessing, the dinner began. In short time it was time to cut the cakes, made by Incredible Edible Cakes. Kimberly and Ryan opted to have both a bride’s cake and groom’s cake – the bride’s cake was multi-tiered with swirls and red roses on every tier, as well as a cake topper. The groom’s cake was one tier but a very fun design, made to look like a groom’s tux. Our favorite detail was the surrounding chocolate-dipped strawberries, which were decorated to look like a bride and groom.
The cake cutting was followed by the father-daughter and mother-son dances, which led immediately into open dancing! Fun was had by all, led by the DJ from White Rose Entertainment. There was a short break for the bouquet and garter toss, and the evening drew to an end with a huge group shot of all the guests together on the dance floor.
In a beautiful finish, the bride and groom chose to have a sparkler exit into their getaway vehicle – a golf cart with a “Just Married” sign. Kimberly and Ryan rode away into the night, sparklers shining behind them, and we celebrated the end of a wonderful night, and the beginning of an exciting new journey for the two of them.
Much thanks to Kimberly and Ryan for choosing us to be a part of their big day, and to the venue and vendors that made this day possible:
Venue: Mission Inn Resort • Hair & Makeup: About Face Design Team • Planner: Anna Christine Events • Florist: Lee Forrest Design • Photographer: Wings of Glory Photography • Filmographer: Seltzer Films • DJ: White Rose Entertainment • Musician: Spess Neblett • Officiant: A Beautiful Ceremony • Cake: Incredible Edible Cakes • Photo Booth: Party Shots Orlando