Anne + Jerry | Mission Inn Resort – Marina del Rey – Howey-in-the-Hills, FL | Cat Lemus Photography

Anne and Jerry were such a sweet and laid back couple! I knew from the moment we spoke on the phone, it was going to be a fun, yet relaxed day. They were just so nice! They chose to get married at Marina del Rey at Mission Inn Resort. For them and lots of their guests, this would be a destination wedding. Anne and Jerry traveled all the way down from New Jersey to say “I do” and enjoy the lovely Florida Summer for a bit.

Before the ceremony, the two opted to do a first look. Even though it was slightly drizzling, they still made it happen. Thank goodness for pretty covered areas at Mission Inn! They also were able to take pictures with their two girls and their wedding party beforehand as well. I am a huge fan of knocking out as many photos before the ceremony as possible! This allows you to not have to rush after the ceremony and potentially enjoy cocktail hour.

Their intimate wedding took place on the back lawn of the marina. We were so thankful that the rain stopped so everything could still go on according to plan. After the ceremony, a group photo was taken (I’m also a fan of that when it comes to intimate weddings) and then guests got to enjoy food and drinks on the front lawn. During this time, the newlyweds took a few more formals photos around the marina and ended with an amazing sunset opportunity!

The reception was filled to the brim with dancing, laughing and good times. I even had the privilege of MC-ing the evening (that was a first for me, but now I can say I’ve done it before). Everyone enjoyed each other’s company and some delicious cake for dessert.

Congrats Anne and Jerry!!

Wedding planning package: Sweet and Simple Katie’s favorite wedding details / moments: Their royal blue and yellow color combo was fun and unique. Perfect for a Summer wedding in Florida! I also loved watching Anne and Jerry’s two little girls dance and have fun. They were adorable!

Special Thanks To…

Orlando Wedding Coordinator | Big Day Celebrations Lake County Wedding Venue | Mission Inn Resort & Club – Marina del ReyOrlando Wedding Photographer & Videographer | Cat Lemus Photography and CinemaOrlando Wedding Cake Bakery | Party Flavors Custom CakesDJ | DJ TavoOfficiant | Sensational CeremoniesHair & Makeup | Spa MarbellaOrlando Wedding Florist | Bluegrass Chic

From the bride…“We knew we would need an event planner for our Florida wedding as we live in New Jersey. We just didn’t know how to decide on who to use. Then came Big Day Celebrations and Katie! This had to be the easiest decision we made during the entire planning process! After speaking with Katie we knew she would be a perfect fit for us. She understood exactly what we were looking to accomplish on our wedding day and even had a number of suggestions we never even thought to consider. On the wedding day things ran smoothly with Big Day Celebrations assistance. From the ready room where I had issues with my dress train Katie came to the rescue with a quick fix! To the ceremony which was set-up beautifully to the reception centerpieces which were exactly how I envisioned them! Katie was all smiles all the time which helped me to stay calm even during a rain storm 2 hours before the outdoor ceremony. She took all of the anxiety away and handled all the details a bride could forget. I couldn’t ask for a better event planner to ensure the day had no bumps in the road!”

Anne + Jerry | Mission Inn Resort – Marina del Rey – Howey-in-the-Hills, FL | Cat Lemus Photography

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