Best of 2015: Fred Astaire Dance Studio & Mystical Rose Gardens
Best Dance Instruction & Best Ceremony Venue
Best Dance Instruction
Known for: Certified instructors who stay current on the latest trends in wedding dances.
Words of wisdom: When a couple sets about planning their first dance, they may have more than one song in mind. Linda Goethche, owner of Fred Astaire Madison, says that their instructors can cut two or three songs together—from traditional waltzes to today’s hottest hip-hop—to “tailor every movement to the couple.”
Best Ceremony Venue
Known for: Inviting guests to get back to nature in a garden paradise.
Words of wisdom: Bright white gazebos dot the lush grounds of Mystical Rose Gardens in Baldwin, creating a bucolic setting for a bride and groom to seal their love. The countryside “exudes serenity and peacefulness,” says owner Lori Faymoville, so guests can revel in a landscape that inspires lasting love.