As you may remember, we’ve posted about Porter and Hallie quite a few times. We threw their laid back engagement party in April 2012, and posted an intro post when they decided to have us help with their wedding. Hallie is a very on the ball bride, with lots of DIY ideas, so we served more as an adviser and assistant to her ideas, then of course kept everything together on the day of the wedding. She worked with some amazing people to pull off her garnet and gold, rustic style theme, and the Manatee Riverhouse was the perfect backdrop for it all to take place. If you’re looking for a waterside venue, that’s not the beach, in the Sarasota and Bradenton FL areas, definitely check out The Riverhouse!
Hallie made a stunning bride, and she and Porter did a first look shoot in the courtyard of the Marriott hotel that left the bridal party crying.
Before the first look
Porter’s only request for the wedding was a garnet and gold color scheme to reflect his love of Florida State. Hallie LOVES DIY, arts and crafts and anything rustic, so she blended those ideas together and created a homemade, unforgettable experience for her guests.
Taking place on March 30, 2013 just before sunset, the ceremony on the balcony of the Riverhouse was gorgeous to behold. Hallie’s uncle wed the two in the sunshine, surrounded by their closest family and friends.
Then everyone moved inside for the party! Heavy appetizers and desserts, flowing drinks and a thumping DJ provided a dance party all night long, and people crowded into the DJ provided photo booth to snap mementos.
By the end of the night everyone was happy and exhausted, and Hallie and Porter were thrilled as they started their married life. They’re an adorable couple, and we’re so happy for them. It was a fantastic party from start to finish, and people raved about the details Hallie thought up and personalized. Even the most creative DIY bride can use a little help though, and we came in to help keep it all together so Hallie and Porter could enjoy their day, and we’re so happy we could be a part of it!
Congratulations Hallie & Porter!
Bradenton Wedding Planner: Southern Elegance Events
Bradenton Wedding Venue: The Manatee Riverhouse
Sarasota Wedding Florist: Beneva Flowers
Sarasota Wedding Photographer: aka photographs
Sarasota Wedding DJ and Entertainment: Celebrations 24
Sarasota Wedding Dress and Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Sarasota Wedding Hair & Make Up: Salon Linnea
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