Minnesota Bride's Best of 2013 Finalists

From the cake baker to ceremony officiant to dressmaker, it takes a village to orchestrate a wedding. That's why thousands of you voted for your favorite vendors, thanking them for their continuing hard work.

Here are the finalists for our Best of 2013 awards. The winners will be revealed at a special celebration this summer and in our upcoming Fall/Winter issue.

Top of the Tiara
Bellagala
Gateaux, Inc.

Graddy Photography

Best Rehearsal Dinner
Buca di Beppo
Loring Pasta Bar
Pinstripes

Best Bridal Gowns on a Budget (Less than $2,000)
Luxe Bridal Couture
Posh Bridal Couture
The Wedding Shoppe

Best Luxury Bridal Gowns (More than $2,000)
Bridal Accents Couture
l'atelier couture bridal boutique
Monique Lhuillier

Best Outdoor Reception Site
Camrose Hill Farm
Carlson Towers Rotunda at Carlson Center
Nicollet Island Pavilion

Best Indoor Reception Site
Calhoun Beach Club
Mill City Museum
Semple Mansion

Best Attendant Dresses
Bella Bridesmaid
Flutter Boutique
The Wedding Shoppe

Best Custom Dressmaker
The Dressmaker
Joynoelle
Tara LaTour

Best Accessories
Brides of France
Che Bella
NELLE Handbags

Best Mother-of-the-Bride Apparel
dugo
Nordstrom
The Wedding Shoppe

Best Rental and Decor
Apres Party & Tent Rental
Linen Effects
Midway Party Rental

Best Formalwear
Heimie's Haberdashery
Men's Wearhouse
Savvi Formalwear

Best Photography
Graddy Photography
Janelle Elise Photography
Vick Photography

Best Photo Booth
Mobile Photo Booth
The Traveling Photo Booth
VIP Photo Booths

Best Caterer for a Large Wedding (more than 200 guests)
Bon Appetit
D'Amico Catering
Mintahoe Catering & Events

Best Caterer for a Small Wedding (fewer than 200 guests)
Chowgirls
Common Roots
Lettuce Cater

Best Videographer
Capture Studios
Princess Bride Cinematic Videography
Story of Us Films

Best Transportation
Renee's Royal Valet
Total Luxury Limousine Service
Eclipse Transportation

Best Jeweler
Continental Diamond
Shane Co.
Wedding Day Diamonds

Best Band
Bellagala Big Band
Synergy
The Sevilles

Best Spa for the Bridal Party
Ivy Spa Club
Spalon Montage
Juut Salon Spa

Best DJ
Bellagala
Bill Hermann Entertainment
Instant Request DJ Entertainment

Best Hair and Makeup
Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios
Creative Beaute Agency | Smart & Chic Bride
emily j hair + makeup

Best Ceremony Music
Adagio Djay Entertainment
Four Voices String Quartet
Sharon Planer, Pianist for Parties

Best Alterations
Amazing Alterations
The Dressmaker
Louise Kegley

Best Ceremony Venue
Basilica of St. Mary
Juliane James Place
The Woods Chapel and Event Center

Best Officiant
Minnesota Wedding Officiants

Rev. Tomkin Coleman
Judge Tom Armstrong

Best Registry
Crate & Barrel
Macy's
Target

Best Florist
Ashley Fox Designs
Floral Logic
Just Bloomed

Best Planner
Lasting Impressions Wedding and Event Coordination
Mi Mi Design
Mother of the Bride Wedding Design and Coordinating Services

Best Cake
Buttercream
Cocoa & Fig
Queen of Cakes

Best Dance Instruction
Arthur Murray Dance Studios
Brian Sostek
Krista Haskins at Adagio Djay Entertainment

Best Calligraphy
Crystal Kluge
Calligraphy with Style
Rosann Konieczny Calligrapher

Best Invitations
Gretchen Berry
Paperista
Epitome Papers

Best Wedding-Night Hotel
Graves | 601 Hotel
Saint Paul Hotel
Westin Edina Galleria

Best Favors
Cocoa & Fig
Gateaux, Inc.
Lasting Impressions by Amy

Best Hotel for Guests
Graves | 601 Hotel
Saint Paul Hotel
W Minneapolis The Foshay

Best Honeymoon in Minnesota
Bluefin Bay Resort
Grand View Lodge
Larsmont Cottages on Lake Superior

Best Travel Agency
AAA
All About Honeymoons and Destination Weddings
Travel Leaders (Romance Leaders and Enchanted Getaways)