Kalani and Ewin's Wedding

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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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Vendors & Venues Reviews

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Delair Entertainment
Sarasota, Florida
DJs

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


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Cristiana Paula
Tampa, FL
Photographers

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.


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Beneva
Sarasota, FL
Florists

The best in the area! Worth every penny.


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Let them Eat Cake
Tampa, FL
Cakes/Candies

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!!


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Michelle Renee Hair and Makeup
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Wedding Day Beauty

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. :)


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Mattison's Riverside
Bradenton, FL
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Tortuga Inn
Bradenton Beach, FL
Hotels/Accommodations

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


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Holiday Inn Express
Bradenton, FL
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Wal-Mart Supercenter: General Information
Bradenton, FL
Shopping
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Applebee's Neighborhood
Bradenton, FL
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Publix Super Markets: Information
Bradenton, FL
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McKechnie Field
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Peridia Golf & Country Club
Bradenton, FL
Shopping
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Prime Outlets At Ellenton
Ellenton, FL
Shopping
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Regal Oakmont 8
Bradenton, FL
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Crossings Cinema 10 Theatres
Bradenton, FL
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Sacino's Formalwear
Bradenton, FL
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Outback Steakhouse: Restaurant Locations:
Bradenton, FL
Restaurants
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Courtyard by Marriott Bradenton Sarasota/Riverfront
Bradenton, FL
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Courtyard by Marriott Bradenton Sarasota/Riverfront
Bradenton, FL
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Days Inn Bradenton
Bradenton, FL
Hotels/Accommodations

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


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Tampa International Airport
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Shopping
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Sarasota Bradenton International Airport: Airport Authority Administration
Sarasota, FL
Shopping
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De Soto Square Mall
Bradenton, FL
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Bank of America
Bradenton, FL
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