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Minnesota Bride's Best of 2015 - 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 2015 awards. The winners will be revealed at a special celebration this summer and in our upcoming Fall/Winter issue.

Top of the Tiara

Continental Diamond

Graddy Photoraphy

Vick Photography

 

Best Rehearsal Dinner Venue

Buca di Beppo

Café Lurcat

The Loring Pasta Bar

 

Best Custom Dressmaker

The Dressmaker

Joynoelle

Tara LaTour

 

Best Bridal Gown on a Budget (Less than $2000)

Brides of France

Flutter Boutique

The Wedding Shoppe

 

Best Accessories

a&be Bridal

Che Bella

The Wedding Shoppe

 

Best Luxury Bridal Gown (More than $2000)

Bridal Accents Couture

L’atelier Couture

Posh Bridal Couture

 

Best Mother-of-the-Bride Apparel

Dugo

Nordstrom

Our Shop

 

Best Outdoor Reception Venue

Camrose Hill Flower Farm

Grand View Lodge

Nicollet Island Pavilion

 

Best Rentals and Décor

Après Party and Tent Rental

Festivities

Linen Effects

 

Best Indoor Reception Venue

A’BULAE

Aria

Semple Mansion

 

Best Formalwear

Heimie’s Haberdashery

Men’s Wearhouse

Savvi Formalwear

 

Best Attendant Dresses

Bella Bridesmaids

Flutter Boutique

The Wedding Shoppe

 

Best Photography

Ginger Murray

Graddy Photography

Vick Photography

 

Best Photo Booth

The Photo Booth Group

Ritz Photo Booth Co.

The Traveling Photo Booth

 

Best Caterer for Small Wedding (Fewer than 200)

Chow Girls Killer Catering

D’Amico Catering

Mintahoe Catering

 

Best Caterer for Large Wedding (More than 200)

Bon Appetit Catering

D’Amico Catering

Mintahoe Catering

 

Best Videographer

Sky Focus Films

Snowshoe Productions

Vibrant Film

 

Best Transportation

Eclipse Transportation

Renee’s Royal Valet

Total Luxury Limousine

 

Best Jeweler

Continental Diamonds

Shane Co.

Wedding Day Diamonds

 

Best Band

The R Factor

The Sevilles

Synergy Band

 

Best Spa for the Bridal Party

Ivy Spa Club

Juut Salonspa

Spalon Montage

 

Best DJ

Adagio Djay

Bellagala

Instant Request

 

Best Hair and Makeup

Brett Dorrian Artistry

Creative Beaute Agency

Julie Swenson Beauty

 

Best Ceremony Music

Four Voices String Quartet

Lake Minnetonka String Quartet

Sharon Planer-Pianist

 

Best Alterations

Amazing Alterations

Amy Jane Studio

The Dressmaker

 

Best Ceremony Venue

Aria

Carlson Towers Rotunda

Grand View Lodge

 

Best Officiant

Minnesota Officiants

Positively Charmed Ceremonies

Rev. Tomkin Coleman

 

Best Registry

Crate & Barrel

Macy’s

Target

 

Best Florist

Ashley Fox Designs

Floral Logic

Munster Rose

 

Best Planner

Ambiente Wedding & Event Planning

Johnny & Dottie

Lasting Impressions Weddings

 

Best Cake

Buttercream

Cocoa & Fig

Gateaux Inc.

 

Best Dance Instruction

Adagio Djay

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Social Dance Studio

 

Best Calligraphy

Crystal Kluge

Hooked Calligraphy

Rosann Konieczny

 

Best Invitations

Gretchen Berry Designs

A Milestone Paper Co.

Paper Rock Scissor

 

Best Wedding-Night Hotel

Loews Minneapolis Hotel

The Saint Paul Hotel

W Minneapolis - The Foshay

 

Best Favors

Cocoa & Fig

Gateaux Inc.

Lasting Impressions by Amy

 

Best Hotel for Guests

Loews Minneapolis Hotel

The Saint Paul Hotel

The Westin Edina Galleria

 

Best Honeymoon in Minnesota

Grand View Lodge

Bluefin Bay Resort

Larsmont Cottages

 

Best Travel Agency

AAA Travel

Cruise Planners

Travel Leaders