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Minnesota Bride's Best of 2016 - 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 2016 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 (Under $2,000)

a&bé bridal shop

Luxe Bridal

The Wedding Shoppe


Best Luxury Bridal Gowns (Over $2,000)

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


Tara LaTour


Best Accessories

a&bé bridal shop

Che Bella

Posh Bridal Couture


Best Mother of the Bride Apparel





Best Alterations

Amazing Alterations

Amy Jane Studio

The Dressmaker


Best Hair & Makeup

Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios

Emily J. Hair + Makeup

Julie Swenson Beauty


Best Spa for the Bridal Party

Ivy Spa Club

Juut Salonspa

Spalon Montage


Best Formalwear

Heimie's Haberdashery

Men's Wearhouse

Savvi Formalwear


Best Jeweler

Continental Diamond

Shane Co.

Wedding Day Diamonds

Best Rehearsal Dinner Venue

Buca di Beppo

Café Lurcat



Best Outdoor Reception Venue

Camrose Hill

Grand View Lodge

Nicollet Island Pavilion

Best Indoor Reception Venue



Calhoun Beach Club


Best Ceremony Venue



Grand View Lodge


Best Officiant

Minnesota Officiants

Flutterby Celebrations

Positively Charmed


Best Wedding Planner

Lasting Impressions Weddings

The Simply Elegant Group



Best Rental & Décor

Après Party and Tent Rental


Linen Effects


Best Florist

Ashley Fox Designs

Munster Rose

Sadie's Couture Floral


Best Cake/Dessert


Cocoa & Fig

Queen of Cakes


Best Invitations

Gretchen Berry Design Co.

Paper Rock Scissor

Printerette Press


Best Calligraphy

The Curly Quill Calligraphy

Hooked Calligraphy

Rosann Konieczny Calligrapher


Best Photographer

Cadence & Eli Photography

Graddy Photography

Vick Photography


Best Videographer

Landon Oldenburger Videography

Snowshoe Productions

Vibrant Film


Best Photo Booth

Flow Event Group

Studio 220 Photography

The Traveling Photo Booth


Best Caterer for 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 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

Cinema Ballroom


Best Transportation

Eclipse Transportation

Renee’s Royal Valet – Limos, Coaches & Trolleys

Total Luxury Limousine


Best Favors

Cocoa & Fig

Lasting Impressions by Amy

Mademoiselle Miel


Best Registry

Crate & Barrel




Best Wedding-Night Hotel

Hotel Ivy

Loews Minneapolis Hotel

The Saint Paul Hotel


Best Hotel For Guests

Loews Minneapolis Hotel

Radisson Blu Mall of America

The Saint Paul Hotel


Best Honeymoon in MN

Bluefin Bay

Grand View Lodge

Larsmont Cottages


Best Travel Agency


Emily's Travel

‘IMINA Travel & Events



Adagio Djay Entertainment

Continental Diamond

Graddy Photography

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