Minnesota Bride’s Best of 2023 Winners Announced

Minnesota Bride Best of 2023

(Minnesota) — July 21,2023 — Minnesota Bride has announced their annual awards Best of 2023 which honors the most innovative and creative talent in the Minnesota wedding industry.  The winners were chosen by their peers through an open voting process that was held online and were revealed at the Best of 2023 Awards on Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at International Market Square.

There are 60 categories plus editors choice awards. The winners along with finalists include:

Best Bridal Boutique 

Winner – a&bé

Finalists – Angelique’s BridalEmily Kaye Bridal


Best Luxury Bridal Boutique

Winner – Bridal Accents Couture 

Finalists – anna béAnnika Bridal Boutique


Best Bridesmaid Dresses

Winner – Angelique’s Bridal

Finalists – Bella BridesmaidsBridal Accents Couture


Best Flower Girl Dresses

Winner – Eva La Cúz

Finalists – Bella BridesmaidsWedding Shoppe


Best Custom Gowns

Winner – Bopha Sar

Finalists – Joynoelle Boutique and AtelierModehaus


Best Mother-of-the-Bride Apparel

Winner – Bridal Accents Couture

Finalists – Bridal AisleDugo


Best Formalwear

Winner – MartinPatrick3

Finalists – The DasheryMilbern Clothing


Best Alterations

Winner – Custom Sewing by Heather

Finalists – Amazing AlterationsBopha Sar


Best Wedding Makeup

Winner – WarPaint International Beauty Agency

Finalists – Michelle Dunlap DesignSisu Beauty & Co.


Best Wedding Hair

Winner – Michelle Dunlap Design

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



Best Spray Tan Services

Winner – Body Glow Sun & Spray

Finalists – The Glow LoungeGo Glow


Best Spa Services

Winner – Grand View Lodge

Finalists – Anda SpaWoodhouse Day Spa


Best Jeweler

Winner – Continental Diamond

Finalists – Jewelry by JohanMax’s


Best Officiant

Winner – Flutterby Celebrations and Ceremonies

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


Best Wedding Planner

Winner – Lasting Impressions Weddings

Finalists – Laine Palm DesignsStyle-Architects Weddings & Events


Best Pet Attendant

Winner – Becca’s MN Pet Care

Finalists – Doggy Social MNHappy Tailz


Best Micro Wedding Planner

Winner – Minne Weddings

Finalists – Pop-Up WeddingsPositively Charmed


Best Real Estate Agent for Newlyweds

Winner – Paige Gibson Homes

Finalists – Brittany HalloranNate Boen


Best Rentals & Décor 

Winner – Linen Effects

Finalists – AprèsRustic Charm Rental


Best Installations

Winner – Girl Friday

Finalists – Apricot FloralPHOS


Best Florist

Winner – Studio C Floral

Finalists – 651 Studio & Floral DesignSadie’s Couture Floral


Best Wedding Cakes

Winner – Ink Sweets

Finalists – Buttercream Cakes & DessertsHey There, Cupcake MN


Best Wedding Desserts

Winner – Nothing Bundt Cakes

Finalists – Buttercream Cakes & DessertsHey There, Cupcake MN


Best Caterer – Large Wedding

Winner – D’Amico Catering

Finalists – Chowgirls CateringFood Gallery Catering


Best Caterer – Small Wedding

Winner – Chowgirls Catering

Finalists – D’Amico CateringLake Elmo Inn Catering


Best Wedding Bar Service

Winner – The Fab Tap

Finalists – Liquid MotionWith a Twist


Best Invitations

Winner – Champagne Press

Finalists – Epitome PapersIvory Isle DesignsKatie Murphy Design & Stationery


Best Calligraphy

Winner – Emmy Shanley Creative Co.

Finalist – Shasta Bell Calligraphy


Best Photography

Winner – Vick Photography

Finalists – Alexandra Robyn Photo + DesignLeah Fontaine Photography


Best Videography

Winner – Summit Hill Studios

Finalists – Bellagala VideographyFlom Films


Best Photo Booth

Winner – The Traveling Photo Booth

Finalists – Midwest SoundTime into Pixels Photo Booth


Best Band

Winner – Bluewater Kings Band

Finalists – Elan ArtistsRiverside Hitmen


Best DJ

Winner – Instant Request DJ Entertainment

Finalists – Adagio Djay EntertainmentMidwest Sound


Best Wedding Day Entertainment

Winner – Paint My Wedding Day

Finalists – Maria AhrensUnited States Axe


Best Ceremony Music

Winner – Loring String Quartet

Finalists – Boom Island StringsLake Minnetonka String Quartet


Best Dance Instruction

Winner – Adagio Djay Entertainment

Finalists – Arthur MurrayTulle Tuxedo


Best Transportation

Winner – Renee’s Limousines

Finalists – Lorenz Bus ServiceTotal Transportation


Best Valet Service

Winner – Unparalleled Parking

Finalists – Classic ParkingUptown Valet


Best Security Service

Winner – Unparalleled Security

Finalists – Men in Black SecuritySequeerity


Best Rehearsal Dinner Venue

Winner – Café Lurcat

Finalists – Doc’s HallRodizio Grill – The Brazilian Steakhouse


Best Twin Cities Venue

Winner – The Hutton House

Finalists – A’BULAEMachine Shop


Best Northern Minnesota Venue

Winner – Grand Superior Lodge

Finalists – Larsmont CottagesMerryweather Inn | The Carriage House


Best Brainerd Lakes Area Venue

Winner – Grand View Lodge

Finalists – Catalyst by Nature LinkNorthern Pacific Center


Best Alexandria / Detroit Lakes Area Venue

Winner – Bold North Cellars

Finalists – Lakeside BallroomRolling Forks Vineyards


Best St. Cloud Area Venue

Winner – The Regency

Finalists – The Grands at MulligansRolling Ridge Wedding & Event Center


Best Fargo/Moorhead Venue

Winner – The Pines

Finalists – Jasper HotelRustic Oaks


Best Southern Minnesota Venue

Winner – Woodhaven Weddings & Events

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


Best Barn Venue

Winner – Hope Glen Farm

Finalists – Ashery Lane FarmRedeemed Farm


Best Outdoor Venue

Winner – Redeemed Farm

Finalists – The Cottage FarmhouseHope Glen Farm


Best Winery Venue

Winner – Chankaska Creek Ranch, Winery & Distillery

Finalists – Cannon River WineryCrow River Winery


Best Brewery/Distillery Venue

Winner – Tattersall Distilling & Events Center

Finalists – Bold North CellarsNorthern Stacks Events


Best Mansion Venue

Winner – Edward Anne Estate at Bavaria Downs

Finalists – Merryweather Inn | The Carriage HouseVan Dusen Mansion


Best Hotel Venue

Winner – Saint Paul Hotel

Finalists – Hewing HotelRenaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot


Best Wedding Night Hotel

Winner – Hewing Hotel

Finalists – St. James HotelSaint Paul Hotel


Best Country Club / Golf Course Venue

Winner – Lafayette Club

Finalists – Bearpath Golf & Country ClubWoodhaven Weddings & Events


Best Historic Venue

Winner – Machine Shop

Finalists – Landmark CenterSt. James Hotel


Best Destination Venue

Winner – Enchanted Barn

Finalists – La Pointe EventsTattersall Distilling & Events Center


Best Resort Venue

Winner – Grand View Lodge

Finalists – Arrowwood Resort Hotel & Conference CenterGrand Superior Lodge


Best New Vendor

Winner – Emily Kaye Bridal

Finalists – Emily Grace CakesTattersall Distilling & Events Center


Best Overall Wedding Vendor

Winner – Bavaria Downs

Finalists – Jenna Culley EventsLasting Impressions Weddings


Member of the Year 

Jenna Culley Events



Best Invitation SuiteEliza Grace Paperie


Best Dressed – Hannah Steinart


Best Floral DesignLilia


Best Event Designde Vasco’s Daughters


Best CakeHey There, Cupcake


Best Catering IdeaD’Amico Catering


Best Photo Kelly Birch Photography

The winners in all 60 categories will be featured in the Fall/Winter 2023 issue of Minnesota Bride magazine. 


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