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

Joynoelle

Modehaus Bridal

 

Best Accessories

Bridal Accents Couture

Che Bella

Posh Bridal Couture

 

Best Mother-of-the-Bride Apparel

Dugo

Macy’s

Nordstrom

 

Best Alterations

Amazing Alterations

Amy Jane Studio

The Dressmaker

 

Best Hair and Makeup

Brett Dorian Artistry Studios

Makeup by Mindie

Primped

 

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

Pinstripes

 

Best Outdoor Venue

Camrose Hill

Grand View Lodge

Nicollet Island Pavilion

 

Best Twin Cities Venue

A’BULAE

Aria

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

Aria

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

Ambiente

Blush and Whim

Lasting Impressions Weddings

 

Best Rental and Décor

Après Party and Tent Rental

Festivities

Linen Effects

 

Best Florist

Arts & Flowers

Munster Rose

Sadie’s Couture Floral

 

Best Cakes

Amy’s Cupcake Shoppe

Buttercream

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

Bellagala

Photo Booth Creations

The Traveling Photo Booth

 

Best Band

Bluewater Kings

The R Factor

Synergy

 

Best DJ

Adagio Djay Entertainment

Bellagala

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.