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KALANI AND EWIN'S WEDDING

May, 2009 in Bradenton

"We got married at Mattison's Riverside in Bradenton, FL. The weather was perfect. Blue skies with big white fluffy clouds. All though the temperature already was in the high eighties in the evening in May, it was still pleasant outside for our ceremony. The breeze off of the water made it cooler. I had no complaints from our guest. We had our wedding programs made out of fans and we served our guest water. I was worried of being hot myself wearing this heavy dress, but I felt comfortable with the breeze. It was a beautiful day!

I booked with the Tortuga Inn the night prior to the wedding and also the night of our wedding. We stood in the deluxe 2BDR. It was large enough for me and my girls to get ready in the day of the wedding. Alot of space! My hair and makeup lady was impressed with the hotel and is going to recommend it herself (Dena from Michelle Renee hair and Makeup, she is wonderful!)

We had our wedding ceremony outside beneath two trees (SHADE!!!) right on the Manatee River. The river is very wide and deep. The yachts come to Mattison's all the time so it is a nice tropical Floridian setting.

The food was great. Very good.
The pricing was reasonable. The staff was outstanding. They truly exceeded my expectations. We also had our rehearsal dinner here.

Our reception was held upstairs in the Riverside Ballroom. The dance floor is made out of dark wood floors. It has big windows around the room with views of the river and boats.

We enjoyed this location and we recommend it to all.
We honeymooned in Montreal, Canada.
Staying at Le Crystal Hotel.
This 5 star hotel was also wonderful. :)


Good luck and best wishes to all the happy couples!"

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Reception: Mattison's Riverside

Vendors

Venues

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Cakes/Candies Vendor:

Let them Eat Cake

3805 S West Shore Blvd # B
Tampa, FL, United States

"This place had the best cake, period! I went to two other cake tastings, one in Sarasota which was closer. But this location was THE BEST and the price was great. It was actually cheaper then what I was quoted from a Sarasota Cake place. The staff is great as well. LOVE THEM!! 5 stars!!"

DJ:

DeLair Entertainment - DJ - 1937 8th Street, Sarasota, Florida, 34236, USA

Delair Entertainment

1937 8th Street
Sarasota, Florida 34236, USA
941 365-6580

"SUPERB! The pricing was a bit more then other local DJ's but I wanted a true professional. Wayne had the lighting that I wanted so it was worth the extra dollars for his services. He had all my guest dancing and we had a great time! 1937 8th St Sarasota, FL 34236-4226 (941) 365-6580"

Florist:

Beneva

6980 Beneva Rd
Sarasota, FL, United States

"The best in the area! Worth every penny."

Photographer:

Cristiana Paula

Carrollwood Pl Cir
Tampa, FL, United States

"Cristiana is amazing! She takes pictures of all the details, which I love. All the money you put into a wedding, you want to capture all the moments and items you used for your special day. Her personality is wonderful. I love her. I am definitely going to use her services again."

Wedding Day Beauty Vendor:

Michelle Renee Hair and Makeup

"Dena Brooks was OUTSTANDING!!! I can not word how great this lady is. She made me feel comfortable and took my worries away. I was at ease with her and all my girls loved her as well. She made us all look stunning! Thank you Dena!! I highly recommend her services. She is truly talented and a wonderful person. :)"

Reception:

Pier 22 Restaurant Patio Ballroom & Catering - Reception - 1200 1st Avenue West, Bradenton, FL, 34205, US

Mattison's Riverside

1200 1st Ave W
Bradenton, FL 34205

Hotel:

Courtyard by Marriott Bradenton Sarasota/Riverfront - Hotel - 100 Riverfront Blvd., Bradenton, FL, United States

Courtyard by Marriott Bradenton Sarasota/Riverfront

100 Riverfront Blvd.
Bradenton, FL, United States

"Newly renovated. Very nice."

Hotel:

Courtyard by Marriott Bradenton Sarasota/Riverfront

100 Riverfront Blvd.
Bradenton, FL, United States

Hotel:

Days Inn Bradenton - Hotel - 3506 1st Street West, Bradenton, FL, United States

Days Inn Bradenton

3506 1st Street West
Bradenton, FL, United States

"I did not hear any reviews from my guest. It was newly renovated. I just could not stay here myself."

Hotel:

Holiday Inn Express - Hotel - 648 67th St Circle E, Bradenton, FL, 34208, US

Holiday Inn Express

648 67th Street Circle East
Bradenton, FL, United States

Hotel:

Tortuga Inn - Hotel - 1325 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, FL, 34217

Tortuga Inn

1325 Gulf Dr N
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

"LOVED THIS HOTEL!!! Will stay here again in the near future."

Shopping/Entertainment:

Bank of America

4302 E State Road 64
Bradenton, FL, United States

"Bank of America"

Shopping/Entertainment:

Crossings Cinema 10 Theatres

7150 Cortez Rd W
Bradenton, FL, United States

"Movie Theater"

Shopping/Entertainment:

De Soto Square Mall

303 301 Blvd
Bradenton, FL, United States

"Want to go Shopping? Check out the website link (CLICK ON De SOTO SQUARE MALL ABOVE) to browse the stores at De Soto Square Mall."

Shopping/Entertainment:

McKechnie Field  - Shopping/Entertainment - Pirate City Training Facility, US

McKechnie Field

Pirate City Training Facility
, US

"Spring Training home to the Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Team"

Shopping/Entertainment:

Peridia Golf & Country Club

4950 Peridia Blvd E
Bradenton, FL, United States

"18 hole Golf Course open to the public."

Shopping/Entertainment:

Ellenton Outlets - Shopping/Entertainment - 5657 Factory Shops Blvd, Ellenton, FL, United States

Prime Outlets At Ellenton

5461 Factory Shops Blvd
Ellenton, FL, United States

"Designer Outlet Shopping Mall. Banana Republic, Ralph Lauren, Nike, Coach, Gap, Cole Haan, DKNY, Anne Klein, Charlotte Russe, Bath and Body Works, Starbucks, etc. Discount prices for the savvy shopper!"

Shopping/Entertainment:

Regal Oakmont 8

4801 Cortez Rd W
Bradenton, FL, United States

"Movie Theater"

Shopping/Entertainment:

Sacino's Formalwear

303 301 Blvd W # 7
Bradenton, FL, United States

"Sacino's Formalwear. The Groomsmen may return their suits at this location."

Shopping/Entertainment:

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport: Airport Authority Administration

6000 Airport Cir
Sarasota, FL, United States

"Click on FROM HERE to get directions to your hotel."

Shopping/Entertainment:

Tampa International Airport

Tampa International Airport
, US

"Click on FROM HERE to get directions to your hotel on this map."

Shopping/Entertainment:

Wal-Mart Supercenter: General Information - Shopping/Entertainment - 6225 E State Road 64, Bradenton, FL, 34208, US

Wal-Mart Supercenter: General Information

6225 E State Road 64
Bradenton, FL 34208, US

"Walmart Supercenter is close to your hotel if you are staying at Holiday Inn Express"

Restaurant:

Applebee's Neighborhood - Restaurant - 4638 E State Road 64, Bradenton, FL, 34208, US

Applebee's Neighborhood

4638 E State Road 64
Bradenton, FL 34208, US

"Applebee's Neighborhood Grill"

Restaurant:

Outback Steakhouse: Restaurant Locations:

4510 E State Road 64
Bradenton, FL 34208, US

"Out Back Steak house. Give it a bash!"

Publix Grocery:

Publix Super Markets: Information - Publix Grocery - 5001 E State Road 64, Bradenton, FL, 34208, US

Publix Super Markets: Information

5001 E State Road 64
Bradenton, FL 34208, US

"Publix Grocery"

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