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Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast Wedding Photographer | Chelsea and Matt


Bride and groom pose infront of the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast on their wedding day

If you ask me, Chelsea and Matt couldn't have done any better when they chose to have their wedding at the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast. Have I ever mentioned that it's my favorite wedding venue ever?? Or maybe I'm just biased... because it was MY wedding venue too! Either way, there's no place else in the Bradenton-Sarasota area that has that wonderful, quiet, old Florida charm right on the waterfront, combined with the unsurpassed love and hospitality that the owners, Wim and Mieke, bring to the table. But back to our story! Chelsea and Matt's relationship has been full of delays. Back in high school Matt had a crush on Chelsea, but they parted ways after graduation and didn't meet again for another 17 years. They reconnected, fell in love, and planned a perfect wedding together. Then, just days before their long awaited wedding, disaster struck as Hurricane Ian hit the Florida coast with devastating force. This amazing couple took everything in stride, canceling their wedding with just 2 days left on their count down. Amazingly, when they picked their new wedding date for a few months later, every single one of their vendors was available to help them pull off their wedding day exactly they way they'd been dreaming! The day finally came around and believe me when I tell you that it couldn't have been any more perfect, just like you'd expect from any wedding planned by Events by Heaven. All the time I've spent with this couple has taught me many beautiful lessons, but the most profound is this: Love is WORTH the wait!

Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast just about ready to start the wedding
Wedding invitations sit in the window of the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast bridal suite
detail pictures from a wedding at the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Beakfast
detail of the bride and grooms wedding rings posed ontop of the bridal bouquette.
the bride looks at her wedding gown before the start of her ceremony at Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast
Bride getting ready in the bridal suite at the Palmetto Riverside Bed and breakfast
herloom ring is held by 3 decendents of the original owner on the brides wedding day

Every detail was perfect as Chelsea got ready for her wedding day in the bridal suite at the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast. Those last few moments waiting, getting dressed, making sure everything was just perfect, and savoring every moment before walking down the aisle. Her bridesmaids stayed by her side as the big moment slowly grew closer. The groom and groomsmen arrived, and although we got plenty of pictures before the ceremony, the bride and groom wanted to wait to see each other until they were standing on the aisle.

portraits of bride and groom on the stairs of the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast
Bridesmaids blow a kiss to the bride on the stairs of the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast
groom and groomsmen pose in their airforce uniforms on the steps of the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast

Time for the ceremony finally arrived and Chelsea was walked down the aisle by her father and her son. Even the wind seemed to hold its breath and she came down the steps of the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast to take that long walk down to meet her groom. Tears were shed by all, even this photographer, as she stepped up to him and they prepared to say their vows and finally start their lives together.

Bride is walked down the aisle by her father and son at the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast
Groom slips ring onto the finger of his bride at their wedding at the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast wedding ceremony with a kiss from the newlyweds
posing in front of the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast, the wedding party laughs together
Groom leads the wedding party walking across the lawn of the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast
Newlyweds walk up the stairs of the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast for their wedding pictures
The bride and groom share a romantic moment on the stairs of the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast
Bride and groom sit on the swing in the live oak tree at their Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast wedding.
Groom pushes his bride on a swing under the live oak trees at the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast
Bride and Groom share a sweet embrace on the dock at the Palmetto Riverside bed and breakfast
Wedding portrait at the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast
The dock at the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place for wedding portraits

a cloud of smoke envelops the bride and groom during their first dance at the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast
Bride and groom share a private last dance in the living room at the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast after their wedding reception

A very special thank you to all of the amazing vendors who made this wedding possible!


Event Planner: Events by Heaven

Venue: Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast Caterer: Affordable Catering Flowers: Boho-Floral

Hair and Makeup: Alex & Isabel LLC

DJ: Tampa Event DJ's

Cake: Whipped N' Baked

Congratulations to Chelsea and Matt, we wish you a lifetime filled with love!



If you'd like Sandhill Photography to capture your Wedding or another landmark in your life, Contact us today before these moments can pass you by!




At Sandhill Photography, it's our pleasure to capture all the most special moments in your life. Whether it's your Wedding day, or your family reunion, your memories deserve to be captured and treasured. We offer Engagement Photography, Wedding Photography Packages, Maternity Photography, and Family Photography. We are based in Bradenton Florida, and service the Sarasota, Tampa, and St. Pete areas. Photographer Emma-Rose would love to help you capture memories to last a lifetime. Book your Photography Session today with Sandhill Photography and don't let another one of life's amazing moments pass you by!


Sandhill Photography takes pride in serving Bradenton, Sarasota, Anna Maria Island and the Tampa Bay area with excellence in photography.

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