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Minnesota Bride's Best of 2017 - The 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 work.

Here are the finalists for our Best of 2017 awards. The winners will be revealed at a special celebration this summer and in our upcoming Fall/Winter issue.

Best Bridal Gowns on a Budget

a&bé bridal shop

Che Bella

The Wedding Shoppe


Best Luxury Bridal Gowns

Bridal Accents Couture

L’Atelier Couture

Posh Bridal Couture


Best Bridesmaid Dresses

Bella Bridesmaids

Flutter Bridal Boutique

The Wedding Shoppe


Best Custom Dressmaker

The Dressmaker


Modehaus Bridal


Best Accessories

Bridal Accents Couture

Che Bella

Posh Bridal Couture


Best Mother-of-the-Bride Apparel





Best Alterations

Amazing Alterations

Amy Jane Studio

The Dressmaker


Best Hair and Makeup

Brett Dorian Artistry Studios

Makeup by Mindie



Best Spa Services

Ivy Spa Club

Juut Salonspa

Spalon Montage


Best Formalwear

Heimie’s Haberdashery

Men’s Wearhouse

Savvi Formalwear


Best Jeweler

Britta Lynn Design

Continental Diamond

Shane Co.


Best Rehearsal Dinner Venue

Buca di Beppo

Café Lurcat



Best Outdoor Venue

Camrose Hill

Grand View Lodge

Nicollet Island Pavilion


Best Twin Cities Venue



Machine Shop


Best Minnesota Destination Venue

Glensheen Mansion

Grand View Lodge

Juliane James Place


Best Hotel Venue

Loews Minneapolis Hotel

Radisson Blu Mall of America

The Saint Paul Hotel


Best Unique Venue


Solar Arts By Chowgirls

Van Dusen Mansion


Best Country/Golf Club Venue

Interlachen Country Club

The Minikahda Club

Rush Creek Golf Club


Best Officiant

Flutterby Celebrations

Minnesota Officiants

Positively Charmed


Best Wedding Planner


Blush and Whim

Lasting Impressions Weddings


Best Rental and Décor

Après Party and Tent Rental


Linen Effects


Best Florist

Arts & Flowers

Munster Rose

Sadie’s Couture Floral


Best Cakes

Amy’s Cupcake Shoppe


Cocoa & Fig


Best Wedding Desserts

Cocoa & Fig

Farina Baking Co.

North Mallow


Best Caterer For A Large Wedding

Chowgirls Killer Catering

D’Amico Catering

Mintáhoe Catering & Events


Best Caterer For A Small Wedding

Chowgirls Killer Catering

D’Amico Catering

Mintáhoe Catering & Events


Best Invitations

Gretchen Berry Design Co.

Paper Rock Scissor

Printerette Press


Best Calligraphy

Hooked Calligraphy

Rosann Konieczny Calligrapher

Shasta Bell Calligraphy


Best Photography

Graddy Photography

Jeannine Marie Photography

Vick Photography


Best Videography

Acowsay Cinema

Landon Oldenburger Videography

Vibrant Film


Best Photo Booth


Photo Booth Creations

The Traveling Photo Booth


Best Band

Bluewater Kings

The R Factor



Best DJ

Adagio Djay Entertainment


Instant Request


Best Ceremony Music

Lake Minnetonka String Quartet

Loring String Quartet

Sharon Planer, Pianist for Parties


Best Dance Instruction

Adagio Djay Entertainment

Arthur Murray Dance Centers

Dance with Us America


Best Transportation

Eclipse Transportation

Renee’s Royal Valet – Limos, Coaches & Trolleys

Total Luxury Limousine


Best Wedding-Night Hotel

Hotel Ivy

Loews Minneapolis Hotel

The Saint Paul Hotel


TOP OF THE TIARA — All-Around Best Wedding Vendor

Continental Diamond

Graddy Photography

Gretchen Berry Design Co.