Minnesota Bride's Best of 2023 - The Winners

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The results are in! Minnesota Bride's annual awards program, Best of 2023, honors the most innovative and creative talent in the Minnesota wedding industry! These winners were chosen by their peers through an open voting process held online and were revealed at our Best of 2023 Awards on Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at International Market Square. Read more about the event here. 


Best Bridal Boutique a&bé

Finalists: Angelique’s BridalEmily Kaye Bridal


Best Luxury Bridal Boutique - Bridal Accents Couture 

Finalists: anna béAnnika Bridal Boutique


Best Bridesmaid Dresses - Angelique’s Bridal

Finalists: Bella BridesmaidsBridal Accents Couture


Best Flower Girl Dresses - Eva La Cúz

Finalists: Bella BridesmaidsWedding Shoppe


Best Custom Gowns - Bopha Sar

Finalists: Joynoelle Boutique and AtelierModehaus


Best Mother-of-the-Bride Apparel - Bridal Accents Couture

Finalists: Bridal AisleDugo


Best Formalwear - MartinPatrick3

Finalists: The DasheryMilbern Clothing


Best Alterations - Custom Sewing by Heather

Finalists: Amazing AlterationsBopha Sar


Best Wedding Makeup - WarPaint International Beauty Agency

Finalists: Michelle Dunlap DesignSisu Beauty & Co.


Best Wedding Hair - Michelle Dunlap Design

Finalists: Sisu Beauty & Co., WarPaint International Beauty Agency


Best Spray Tan Services - Body Glow Sun & Spray

Finalists: The Glow LoungeGo Glow


Best Spa Services - Grand View Lodge

Finalists: Anda SpaWoodhouse Day Spa


Best Jeweler - Continental Diamond

Finalists: Jewelry by JohanMax’s


Best Officiant - Flutterby Celebrations and Ceremonies

Finalists: Perfect Day Ceremonies & Affordable I Do’sPositively Charmed


Best Wedding Planner - Lasting Impressions Weddings

Finalists: Laine Palm DesignsStyle-Architects Weddings & Events


Best Pet Attendant - Becca’s MN Pet Care

Finalists: Doggy Social MNHappy Tailz


Best Micro Wedding Planner - Minne Weddings

Finalists: Pop-Up WeddingsPositively Charmed


Best Real Estate Agent for Newlyweds - Paige Gibson Homes

Finalists: Brittany HalloranNate Boen


Best Rentals & Décor - Linen Effects

Finalists: AprèsRustic Charm Rental


Best Installations - Girl Friday

Finalists: Apricot FloralPHOS


Best Florist - Studio C Floral

Finalists: 651 Studio & Floral DesignSadie’s Couture Floral


Best Wedding Cakes - Ink Sweets

Finalists: Buttercream Cakes & DessertsHey There, Cupcake MN


Best Wedding Desserts - Nothing Bundt Cakes

Finalists: Buttercream Cakes & DessertsHey There, Cupcake MN


Best Caterer – Large Wedding - D’Amico Catering

Finalists: Chowgirls CateringFood Gallery Catering


Best Caterer – Small Wedding Chowgirls Catering

Finalists: D’Amico CateringLake Elmo Inn Catering


Best Wedding Bar Service - The Fab Tap

Finalists: Liquid MotionWith a Twist


Best Invitations - Champagne Press

Finalists: Epitome PapersIvory Isle DesignsKatie Murphy Design & Stationery


Best Calligraphy - Emmy Shanley Creative Co.

Finalist: Shasta Bell Calligraphy


Best Photography - Vick Photography

Finalists: Alexandra Robyn Photo + DesignLeah Fontaine Photography


Best Videography - Summit Hill Studios

Finalists: Bellagala VideographyFlom Films


Best Photo Booth - The Traveling Photo Booth

Finalists: Midwest SoundTime into Pixels Photo Booth


Best Band - Bluewater Kings Band

Finalists: Elan ArtistsRiverside Hitmen


Best DJ - Instant Request DJ Entertainment

Finalists: Adagio Djay EntertainmentMidwest Sound


Best Wedding Day Entertainment - Paint My Wedding Day

Finalists: Maria AhrensUnited States Axe


Best Ceremony Music - Loring String Quartet

Finalists: Boom Island StringsLake Minnetonka String Quartet


Best Dance Instruction - Adagio Djay Entertainment

Finalists: Arthur MurrayTulle Tuxedo


Best Transportation - Renee’s Limousines

Finalists: Lorenz Bus ServiceTotal Transportation


Best Valet Service - Unparalleled Parking

Finalists: Classic ParkingUptown Valet


Best Security Service - Unparalleled Security

Finalists: Men in Black SecuritySequeerity


Best Rehearsal Dinner Venue - Café Lurcat

Finalists: Doc’s HallRodizio Grill – The Brazilian Steakhouse


Best Twin Cities Venue - The Hutton House

Finalists: A’BULAEMachine Shop


Best Northern Minnesota Venue - Grand Superior Lodge

Finalists: Larsmont CottagesMerryweather Inn | The Carriage House


Best Brainerd Lakes Area Venue - Grand View Lodge

Finalists: Catalyst by Nature LinkNorthern Pacific Center


Best Alexandria / Detroit Lakes Area Venue - Bold North Cellars

Finalists: Lakeside BallroomRolling Forks Vineyards


Best St. Cloud Area Venue - The Regency

Finalists: The Grands at MulligansRolling Ridge Wedding & Event Center


Best Fargo/Moorhead Venue - The Pines

Finalists: Jasper HotelRustic Oaks


Best Southern Minnesota Venue - Woodhaven Weddings & Events

Finalists: St. James HotelThe Skyroom at Red Wing Golf Course


Best Barn Venue - Hope Glen Farm

Finalists: Ashery Lane FarmRedeemed Farm


Best Outdoor Venue - Redeemed Farm

Finalists: The Cottage FarmhouseHope Glen Farm


Best Winery Venue - Chankaska Creek Ranch, Winery & Distillery

Finalists: Cannon River WineryCrow River Winery


Best Brewery/Distillery Venue - Tattersall Distilling & Events Center

Finalists: Bold North CellarsNorthern Stacks Events


Best Mansion Venue - Edward Anne Estate at Bavaria Downs

Finalists: Merryweather Inn | The Carriage HouseVan Dusen Mansion


Best Hotel Venue - Saint Paul Hotel

Finalists: Hewing HotelRenaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot


Best Wedding Night Hotel - Hewing Hotel

Finalists: St. James HotelSaint Paul Hotel


Best Country Club / Golf Course Venue - Lafayette Club

Finalists: Bearpath Golf & Country ClubWoodhaven Weddings & Events


Best Historic Venue - Machine Shop

Finalists: Landmark CenterSt. James Hotel


Best Destination Venue - Enchanted Barn

Finalists: La Pointe EventsTattersall Distilling & Events Center


Best Resort Venue - Grand View Lodge 

Finalists: Arrowwood Resort Hotel & Conference CenterGrand Superior Lodge


Best New Vendor - Emily Kaye Bridal

Finalists: Emily Grace CakesTattersall Distilling & Events Center


Best Overall Wedding Vendor - Bavaria Downs

Finalists: Jenna Culley EventsLasting Impressions Weddings


Member of the Year - Jenna Culley Events



Best Invitation Suite

Best Invitation SuiteEliza Grace Paperie  


Best Dressed

Best Dressed – Hannah Steinart 


Best Floral Design

Best Floral DesignLilia 


Best Event Design

Best Event Design

Best Event Designde Vasco’s Daughters


Best Cake

Best CakeHey There, Cupcake


Best Catering Idea

Best Catering IdeaD'Amico Catering


Best Photo

Best Photo Kelly Birch Photography