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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


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



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


Linen Effects


Best Indoor Reception Venue



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


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


Carlson Towers Rotunda

Grand View Lodge


Best Officiant

Minnesota Officiants

Positively Charmed Ceremonies

Rev. Tomkin Coleman


Best Registry

Crate & Barrel




Best Florist

Ashley Fox Designs

Floral Logic

Munster Rose


Best Planner

Ambiente Wedding & Event Planning

Johnny & Dottie

Lasting Impressions Weddings


Best Cake


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

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