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Wisconsin Bride's Best of 2016 - 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 2016 awards. The winners will be revealed at a special celebration this summer and in our upcoming Fall/Winter issue.

Best Bridal Gown on a Budget (Less than $2000)

Brandi's Bridal Galleria Etc.

Marah's Elegant Bridal

Vera's House of Bridals

 

Best Luxury Bridal Gowns (more than $2,000)

Brandi's Bridal Galleria Etc.

Vera's House of Bridals

Zita Bridal Salon

 

Best Bridesmaid Dresses

Brandi's Bridal Galleria Etc.

Marah's Elegant Bridal

Vera's House of Bridals

 

Best Custom Dressmaker

Abby Janiszewski Designs

MinkMaids

Monirose

 

Best Accessories

Jaxie Bridal

Marah's Elegant Bridal

Vera's House of Bridals

 

Best Mother-of-the-Bride Apparel

Julie's Bridal Gallery

Marah's Elegant Bridal

Specially Hers

Vera's House of Bridals

 

Best Hair & Makeup

ANiU Salon and Spa

Jillian Doherty

Wide Eyed Beauty

 

Best Spa for the Bridal Party

Avani Spa at The Abbey Resort

Rejuvenation Spa

Sundara Inn & Spa

 

Best Formalwear

DuBois Formalwear

Men's Wearhouse

Nedrebo’s Formalwear

 

Best Jeweler

Chalmers Jewelers

The Diamond Center

Kesslers Diamonds

 

Best Rehearsal Dinner Venue

Lake Windsor Country Club

Millford Hills 

The West Wind Supper Club

 

Best Outdoor Reception Venue

The Abbey Resort

Birch Hill Barn

The Enchanted Barn

 

Best Indoor Reception Venue

The Edgewater

Kilkarney Hills Golf Course

Lake Windsor Country Club

 

Best Ceremony Venue

The Enchanted Barn

Lake Windsor Country Club

Mystical Rose Gardens

 

Best Officiant

Ceremonies by Design

Happily Ever After Wedding Officiants

Honorable Judge Derek Mosley

 

Best Wedding Planner

Cherry Blossom Events

Elevate Events

Events to a T

 

Best Rental and Décor

A La Crate Vintage Rentals

Event Essentials

Relics Vintage Rentals

 

Best Florist

daffodil* parker

Flora Designs by Jamae

Studio Fleurette

 

Best Cake/Dessert

Bloom Bake Shop

Carl’s Cakes

Craig's Cake Shop

 

Best Invitations

Do Me a Favor

Paper Piper Designs

Sugar Pear Design

 

Best Calligraphy

The Blooming Quill

Ren Davis

Saffron Avenue

 

Best Photography

Beau Petersen Photography

Ideal Impressions

Jenna Kutcher

 

Best Videography

Ideal Impressions

One Fine Day Productions

Vaughter Weddings Videography

 

Best Photo Booth

Beyond the Booth

Celebrations Entertainment

Showtime Entertainment

 

Best Caterer

Blue Plate Catering

River Valley Catering

Zilli Hospitality Group

 

Best Band

North Coast Orchestra

Platinum Band

Spicy Tie Band

 

Best DJ

Celebrations Entertainment

Juke Box Bandstand

Showtime Entertainment

 

Best Ceremony Music

LFQ String Quartet

The North Coast Brass Quintet

Pecatonica String Quartet

 

Best Dance Instruction

Arthur Murray Dance Centers

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Shut Up and Dance! (Fond du Lac)

 

Best Transportation

Badger Bus

Cody Limousines

Gallant Knight Limousine

 

Best Favors

Antics Flipbooks by Celebrations

Do Me a Favor

Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier

 

Best Wedding Registry

Bed Bath & Beyond

Crate & Barrel

Target

 

Best Wedding-Night Hotel

The Edgewater

The Iron Horse Hotel

The Madison Concourse Hotel

 

Best Hotel for Guests

The Edgewater

The Madison Concourse Hotel

The Pfister

 

Best Honeymoon in Wisconsin

Heidel House Resort & Spa

Stout's Island Lodge

Sundara Inn & Spa

 

Best Travel Agency

Blissful Honeymoons & Destination Weddings

Middleton Travel

Travel Leaders – New Richmond

 

TOP OF THE TIARA — Best All-Around Wedding Vendor

Cherry Blossom Events

Jenna Kutcher

Vera's House of Bridals