World Travelers: Embodying the girl-next-door love story, Makenna Hamre, a program assistant for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Barclay Klingel, a consultant for a Redmond-based tech company, met at the University of Washington in 2009 and promptly became friends. A romantic semester abroad in Spain ignited a new passion, with the pair becoming engaged in 2013.
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. Note: There are ties in some categories.