Congratulations to Michelle and Peter, the winners of the Mission Inn Resort Wedding on the Water Wedding Giveaway with Central Florida Celebrations and Events! We are excited to hear from Michelle about the details from their engagement photo shoot with Rhodes Studio!
Our engagement photo shoot:
Our engagement photo shoot with Edmund Rhodes, owner of Rhodes Studios, was absolutely amazing. From the moment we met him and his assistant, we knew we were in the hands of experts! We also couldn’t have asked for a better venue for the shoot – The Mission Inn Resort & Club is gorgeous.
Our favorite shots were at the bridge. Edmund had us sit side by side with our legs dangling over the water. We leaned into each other and whispered silly things as we looked over the water at the acres of beautiful golf courses and Florida oak trees. The entire photo shoot felt so natural and relaxed. We were smiling and laughing (Edmund is so funny) the whole time which made our photos turn out fantastic! Our second favorite shots were of us running and jumping. At the end of a romantic and serious photo shoot, we were happy to let loose and be a little bit crazy!
Okay, truth be told, we love ALL of the shots from all around the Mission Inn so it’s hard to call any of them our favorites. The Plaza de las Palmas, the waterfall, it was all gorgeous and so perfect.
We can’t wait until our August 31 Wedding on the Water at the Mission Inn Resort & Club Marina del Ray! The planning is coming together so flawlessly thanks to the Mission Inn team, Busy Bride Designs’ owner Sonya Keller, and of course, our amazing parents.
Their engagement story:
Peter’s family had an heirloom diamond that his mother gave to him before leaving Florida for California. Together, Peter and Michelle had the ring designed by world-renowned jeweler, Scott Gauthier. Neither of them could wait any longer to be engaged and celebrate this milestone in their relationship. As soon as they got home from picking up the finished ring, Peter got down on one knee and asked Michelle to be his forever.
Photos by Rhodes Studio Photography
Photo & Video images are shot at Mission Inn Resort
Wedding on the Water Giveaway Sponsored By:
Mission Inn Resort
Spa Marbella at Mission Inn
Busy Bride Design
Weddings by Carly Ane’s
A Chair Affairs
A Touch of Class Orlando
Cut the Cake
Dogwood Blossom Stationary