Minnesota Bride's Best of 2018 - The Finalists

You voted and the results are in!

From the florist to caterer to reception DJ, 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 2018 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

Flutter Bridal Boutique

The Wedding Shoppe

Best Luxury Bridal Gowns

Bridal Accents Couture

L’Atelier Couture

Posh Bridal Couture

Best Bridesmaid Dresses

Bella Bridesmaids

Bridal Accents Couture

The Wedding Shoppe

Best Custom Dressmaker


Mara Marie Bridal

Modehaus Bridal

Best Accessories

a&bé bridal shop

Che Bella

Posh Bridal Couture

Best Mother-of-the-Bride Apparel

Bridal Accents Couture



Best Alterations

Amazing Alterations

Amy Jane Studio

Custom Sewing by Heather

Best Hair & Makeup

Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios


WarPaint International

Best Spa Services

Ivy Spa Club

Juut Salonspa

Spalon Montage

Best Formalwear


Heimie’s Haberdashery

Savvi Formalwear

Best Jeweler

Arthur’s Jewelers

Continental Diamond

Wedding Day Diamonds

Best Rehearsal Dinner Venue

Café Lurcat

Loring Bar & Restaurant


Best Outdoor Venue

Camrose Hill

Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens

Nicollet Island Pavilion

Best Twin Cities Venue


Machine Shop

Semple Mansion

Best Minnesota Destination Venue

Breezy Point Resort

Grand View Lodge

Lutsen Resort

Best Hotel Venue

Graduate Minneapolis

Hewing Hotel

The Saint Paul Hotel

Best Unique Venue

Camrose Hill

Historic John P. Furber Farm

Hope Glen Farm

Best Country/Golf Club Venue

Edina Country Club

Golden Valley Country Club

Interlachen Country Club

Best Officiant

Flutterby Celebrations

Minnesota Officiants

Positively Charmed

Best Wedding Planner

Lasting Impressions Weddings

Rosetree Weddings & Events

Simply Elegant Group

Best Rental and Décor

Après Event Décor & Tent Rental


Linen Effects

Best Florist

Floral Logic

Munster Rose

Sadie’s Couture Floral

Best Cakes

Amy’s Cupcake Shoppe


Queen of Cakes

Best Wedding Desserts

Angel Food Bakery

Cocoa & Fig

Glam Doll Donuts

Best Caterer for a Large Wedding

Chowgirls Killer Catering

D’Amico Catering

Mintahoe Catering & Events

Best Caterer for a Small Wedding

Chowgirls Killer Catering

D’Amico Catering

Mintahoe Catering & Events

Best Invitations

Gretchen Berry Design Co.

A Milestone Paper Co.

Paper Rock Scissor

Best Calligraphy

The Curly Quill

Hooked Calligraphy

Rosann Konieczny Calligrapher

Best Photography

Graddy Photography

Mad Chicken Studio

Vick Photography

Best Videography

Sky Focus Films

Snowshoe Productions

Vibrant Film

Best Photo Booth

Photo Booth Creations

Studio 220 Photography

The Traveling Photo Booth

Best Band

The R Factor

The Sevilles


Best DJ

Adagio Djay Entertainment


Instant Request

Best Ceremony Music

Laurie Leigh Harpist

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 Transportation

Best Wedding-Night Hotel

Hotel Ivy

The Saint Paul Hotel

W Minneapolis – The Foshay

TOP OF THE TIARA — Best All-Around Wedding Vendor


Continental Diamond

Grand View Lodge