Glittery gold bridesmaids? Flowers in their hair? Yeah, we already know that Shannon + Zac’s bohemian wedding is going to blow you away, but that won’t stop us from showing you each and every photo by The Portos just to prove it. S is manager at Bella Bridesmaids—nothing like a pro to show us how to create the perfect bridal look—and both she + Zac wanted a relaxed vibe (read: the whole wedding party was barefoot!) and tons of fun for all 150 guests to enjoy.
Btw, Shannon whipped up all the bouquets the night before with a mix of faux and real flowers. They even spray painted a few and wrapped them all in leftover fabric. So clever!
They started out with the classic hippie theme in mind, but once she settled on those Adrianna Papell bridesmaid dresses, things got way more glam. Shannon says, The only things I knew I wanted without a doubt, was everyone to be barefoot, to be on a lake, the colors to have orange (my favorite), and there to be a lot of alcohol… Because of my job, I actually knew what bridesmaids dresses I wanted before my actual wedding dress, and I would say that really made the whole wedding as ‘glam’ as it was.
On enlisting The Portos to capture the day… Meeting with their potential couples, out of office, is probably one of the smartest and most genuine thing they do. They truly want to get to know you, and your love story, and what you are all about. On top of it, Phil wanted to share his story and where his journey has brought him. He and his wife truly know that personalities matter, and he does not just do this for the money. He showed us his passion for what they do, and really led us to believe in the value of him, and photos in general.
We worked out a package for Zac and I, and literally scheduled our engagement shoot the next week. We got five pictures that same night, which were BREATHTAKING, and I still get compliments on them to this day. It made walking into our wedding day so confident that Phil and Christa knew us, cared about us, and were obviously going to make everyone look good!
Looks like an incredible day! Congrats, Zac and Shannon!
Photographer: The Portos / Videographer: Lucid Productions / Venue: Lakeside Ranch in Inverness, FL / Wedding Planner: Rebekkah of Runway Events / Florist: Orlando Wholesale Flowers / Hair & Makeup: Kristy’s Makeup Artistry & Hair Design Team / Invitations: Bride & Groom / Catering: Hungry Harry’s Family BBQ / Décor: Ever After Vintage Weddings & Rentals / Officiant: Kris Jackson / Bride’s Dress: Vintage from La France, Ybor / Earrings: Groom / Rings: 3D designed + printed by Groom / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Adrianna Papell from Bella Bridesmaids Tampa/ Flower Girl’s Dress: Joanna August Babes of The Nile from Bella Bridesmaids Tampa / Groom’s & Groomsmens’ Suits: Macy’s