BEST OF 2019 AWARDS
It’s a new year, the votes are in, and we could not be more excited to share the BEST Minnesota wedding vendors in 2019 presented by us here at Minnesota Wedding Guide. We had an outpour of raving, glowing reviews this past year. We selected the top thirteen, each in their respectable categories, out of the most trusted and talented wedding vendors in the state. Without further ado, here is the BEST of 2019…
The Outpost Center
“Best Venue of 2019”
Amidst 32 acres of rolling, wooded, Minnesota wilderness sits a hidden gem: The Outpost Center. If you are looking for an outdoor venue with natural lighting, rustic elegance and simple romantic touches, look no further. Choose from a traditional ceremony on their crisp, manicured green space or opt for a more bohemian vibe on their mowed field surrounded by wildflowers. Clients rave over sunset views and the “up north” aesthetic this venue provides. Not only is the setting gorgeous, guests comment that the staff is exceedingly friendly and flexible. The owner Mark and his team, work with you to make your wedding day vision a reality.
Lake Elmo Inn Event Center
“Best Caterer of 2019”
With over 30 years of catering experience, Lake Elmo Inn Event Center has your special event covered. They are known as a special occasion destination in the Twin Cities Area and they take pride in that title. Clients say that the flawless execution of the courteous and accommodating staff is unparalleled. Chef and owner, John Schiltz goes in depth while explaining dishes and offers recommendations. Let their catering coordinators take care of the details and make your day flow seamlessly so you can focus on what is important.
The Wedding Shoppe
“Best Bridal Shop of 2019”
Family owned since 1977 the Wedding Shoppe has over 40 years of experience in the industry. They have built long lasting relationships with top designers giving them access to the latest bridal collections. Their low prices, large selection and exceptional customer service is what sets them apart. Clients say the consultants are knowledgeable and eager to help find the perfect dress. They make each experience smooth and stress free which is exactly what the dress shopping process should be.
“Best Menswear of 2019”
Founded in 1972, Savvi Formalwear has helped millions of Minnesota men look their best on their most important days. They provide the perfect fits with a wide array of different colors and styles. Clients say that the formalwear specialists are knowledgeable and flexible. At all locations they are available to walk you through the process of choosing the right look for your special event. Their great service makes the tuxedo and suit rental process seamless.
Brianna Lane Photography
“Best Photographer of 2019”
Brianna captures each couple’s unique style with bold colors and artistic shots. Her work is photojournalistic and evokes memories. Clients describe her as professional and personable. She has a way of putting people at ease which makes them comfortable enough to let their personalities shine, and it translates in her photos. Straying away from the traditional poses, she shoots candidly and authentically. Her photos aren’t meant to be trendy for today, they’re made to last a lifetime.
Richfield Flowers & Events
“Best Floral of 2019”
Richfield Flowers specializes in unique wedding decor and cutting edge party designs. Clients comment that the consultants are easy to work with, very creative and professional.They are flexible and reliable experts who keep your budget in mind throughout the process. Owner, Marilyn and her team will ask all of the right questions to create your perfect wedding day aesthetic.
“Best Décor of 2019”
With over 28 years of experience in the décor business Linen Effects will transform your venue into something special. They are recognized for their superior products, excellent service, and competitive prices. They guarantee that they will provide a polished look and their drivers will arrive on time, every time. Clients say they are organized and flexible with set up and pick up times. They will stay within your budget and will even refund you for decor you may not end up needing. The Linen Effects team works closely with venues to make your day as seamless as possible.
“Best Jeweler of 2019”
Arthur’s Jewelers is the state’s largest family owned jeweler, and it’s no wonder they treat their clients as such. Guests comment that the salespeople take time to listen and relieve the pressure of buying investment jewelry. Owner, Carver cares about the details and will ensure your rings are one of a kind with their onsite design center. Whether it’s offering their guests refreshments the moment they walk through the door or fixing a necklace bought at another jeweler- it’s easy to see that little things matter here.
Copper & Carbon
“Best Stationery of 2019”
Stephanie Jasken has several years of experience in stationery with a keen eye for design. She takes unique personalities and budgets into account to translate your ideas into luxurious paper goods for your special day. Clients say that Stephanie is a true master of her craft- flexible, professional and easy to work with. Her designs are creative, one of a kind, and unlike any other typical event stationery you’ve seen before.
Thirsty Whale Bakery
“Best Desserts of 2019”
Nationally recognized pastry chefs, Megan and Kyle Baker along with their talented team create pretty much anything pastry related you can conceive. They accept custom orders and are ready to take on your toughest design challenges. Clients say they will work to match your personalities and interests. The Bakers are endlessly dedicated to their craft and are committed to creating your perfect wedding cake.
“Best DJ of 2019”
Adagio will execute your vision flawlessly and make your entertainment experience stress free. Choose from three different levels of DJs to fit your budget. Clients comment that the DJs are professional and well spoken. They will take your personal music preferences to mix with popular, standard wedding music. Adagio is accommodating to your specific requests and will keep the dance party going all night long.
“Best Transportation of 2019”
With over 40 years of experience in the transportation industry, Premier Transportation is customer oriented and performance driven. Clients say their fleet of luxury cars is beautiful and the staff is reliable. Their objective is to provide personalized, professional service, an immaculate fleet of luxury vehicles, and courteous, well-trained chauffeurs and staff that exceed your expectations.
“Best Bartending of 2019”
Whether it’s wine pairing by courses or preparing a signature cocktail for the big day- Total Wine takes timing, venue and season into account to determine what is right for you. Say cheers with a champagne picked out specially for your toast. They have the largest selection in the Twin Cities as well as the lowest prices. Let the knowledgeable, efficient staff find the specific wines and spirits you are looking for.
We uplift, promote and support all of our members, but at the end of the day what matters the most is the feedback from you; the clients and other vendors in the bridal community. Thank you for taking the time to share your special moments with these beloved vendors. We know they will continue to exceed the standard of excellence throughout 2020.
-the team at Minnesota Wedding Guide