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Seattle Bride's Best Of 2020: The Winners

This year's brightest and best wedding vendors in Seattle!
By: 
Emma Franke
Seattle Bride Best Of 2020 Winners

The votes are in from newlyweds and wedding vendors alike. Allow us to present the stars of the Seattle wedding community, the celebrated winners of Seattle Bride’s Best of 2020 Awards. These are the experts who make every wedding shine. 

 

  
Photo by Gina Paulson Photography
Best All-Around Vendor
Known for: This team has true Pacific Northwest spirit and a stylish, authentic take on event design. Bridal Bliss has been collaborating with couples and delighting everyone with flawless weddings since 2002.
   
Photo Courtesy of Kayla Kollection Artistry 
Best New Wedding Vendor
Kayla Kollection Artistry 
Known for: Kayla has burst on the scene as one of Seattle’s premier bridal beauty artists. She creates a luxury experience for each client, using her professionalism to ensure that wedding-day glam is fun and free of stress.
Finalists: The Fuller SeaRose Andrew Events
 
Photo by Jacquelyn Portolese Photography
Best New Reception Venue 
The 101
In a year when planning a wedding has taken on particular difficulty, The 101’s versatile Pioneer Square space stands out for its warm urban ambiance.
  
Photo by Chambers Photography
Best Wedding Planner
Elite Events 
Known for: This planner offers boutique service for ultraluxe weddings. The mother-and-daughter team at Elite Events specializes in seamless planning and bringing that special “wow” factor to every wedding. Their stylized rental offerings give the final touch.
  
Best Day-Of Coordinator
Weddings with Wendy
Known for: Northwest native Wendy has had her finger on the pulse of ever-changing wedding trends for more than 25 years, but her meticulous planning and eye for timeless style have remained constant.
  
 
Photo by Red Box Pictures 
Best Floral Designer
Flora Nova Floral and Event Design
Known for: Florals play an essential role in creating atmosphere, and the top-notch team at Flora Nova is all about collaborating with couples and incorporating modern trends to create just the right ambiance for your special day.
   
Photo Courtesy of CORT Party Rental
Best Rentals
CORT Party Rental
Known for: CORT Party Rental combines its vast selection of party supplies with personalized care provided by experienced event specialists. Whether you’re planning a 10-person elopement or a 500-person ballroom bash, CORT’s seamless rental experience can create the wedding of your dreams.
  
Photo by Sally Pinera Photography
Best Speciality Decor Rentals 
Known for: When it comes to vintage, antique, salvaged and restored treasures, Vintage Ambiance has you covered. From design to delivery to installation, this company offers the decor and styling that match your vision.
 
Best Invitation Designer 
The Fancy Cat Studio
Known for: Nothing beats working with talented designers and artists to create your stationery, which, after all, sets the tone for your entire event. The Fancy Cat Studio is completely at home with any project, from the romance of handwritten calligraphy to a piece of showstopping custom signage.
 
Best Photography 
Jenny GG Photography
Known for: Photos should capture the authentic joy of your day, so that when you look back, you’re transported to those moments you want to remember most. Jenny GG has been doing just that since 2008, and her open, light approach draws out the best of every wedding.
 
Photo Courtesy of Pixel Dust Weddings
Best Videography
Pixel Dust Weddings
Known for: This production company creates custom- made, high-end wedding videos that tell the story of your wedding, so that you don’t lose a single moment to the flurry and excitement of the day.
 
Image Courtesy of Snapbar
Photo Courtesy of Snapbar
Best Photo Booth 
Snapbar 
Known for: Not only is Snapbar a leader in completely customizable photo booths, but it recently rolled out its Virtual Event Packs, which help bridge the gap between digital and physical events.
 
Best Ceremony Musicians 
Windsong Trio
Known for: Founded by a lifelong musician, this wind and string group infuses drama, romance and love into every event it accompanies. These talented musicians work with each couple to create the perfect soundtrack for the day.
 
Photo Courtesy of Oncore Music
Best Live Band for Reception 
Known for: This group of passionate entertainers has mastered every musical style, and its high energy and charm will have every guest on the dance floor.
 
Photo by Alante Photography
Best DJ
Bamboo Beats
Known for: This local DJ collective specializes in live- action turntables (no premade playlists here!) and considers mood making an art.
 
Best Reception Entertainment 
Michael Benson Band
Known for: With an extensive repertoire that covers several musical decades and genres, this energetic live band can electrify any moment with exactly the right song. The band offers full-service wedding coverage, from ceremony to cocktail hour to late-night dance party.
Finalists: Oncore, The Afterparty  
  
Photo by Chelsea Abril Photography
Best Lighting and Audiovisual 
Crimson Haze Event Lighting
Known for: Crimson Haze believes lighting and audiovisual create the sensory journey of every wedding. Its team of professionals can work with your color palette to shine the best possible light on your love.
 
Photo by Ciccarelli Photography
Best Caterer
Herban Feast
Known for: Herban Feast is a one-stop wedding shop, from its venues to its design studio to its floral services. But when it comes to catering, this vendor’s custom seasonal selection, impeccable presentation and professional service truly set it apart.
 

Photo by Erin Perkins Photography
Best Bar Service
Happy Camper Cocktail Company
Known for: Locally sourced cocktails are what make this a family-owned, female-run mobile bar service stand out. Arrange for this delightful camper to park at your wedding and treat your guests to Pacific Northwest–inspired signature cocktails.
 

Photo Courtesy of The Sweetside
Best Cake
The SweetSide
Known for: If it’s what’s on the inside that counts, then The SweetSide is the place to go for a tasty dessert your guests can’t stop talking about. And on the outside, this bakery’s elaborate and delicate cakes reflect truly show stopping artistry.
 
Photo Courtesy of Lady Yum
Best Desserts
Lady Yum
Known for: Mischief is a key ingredient in this confection shop’s macarons. The element of fun is combined with local ingredients and flavors to create Lady Yum’s unique and delicate delights, which are best paired with Champagne.
 
Best Dress Shop 
The Dress Theory
Known for: This shop’s collection is curated specifically with Seattle brides in mind, featuring designers who make gowns with care, attention to detail and fairness. Enjoy the full boutique experience, guided by talented stylists in an intimate setting.
 
Best Formal Wear 
The Black Tux
Known for: In-house designs and precise fit make The Black Tux a go-to for purchases and rentals. Treat yourself to Italian merino wool, precise construction and the assistance of an expert tailor for your big day.
 
Best Bridal Accessories 
Luly Yang Couture
Known for: There’s no better way to bring a touch of local design to your wedding than by working with Luly Yang Couture. The fashion house, known for ethereal style and versatility, incorporates luxury details into every accessory.
 
Best Bridal Party Apparel 
BHLDN
Known for: BHLDN has a vast range of styles and sizes, so you can find something for every person who will be standing by your side. This year, the company has debuted virtual styling appointments, ensuring that each member of your party will look their best.
 
Photo Courtesy of Green Lake Jewelry Works
Best Locally Designed Bridal Jewelry 
Green Lake Jewelry Works
Known for: This shop’s designers will work with you to create wedding jewelry as individual as you are. The company is a leader in ethics, sustainability and quality.
 
Photo Courtesy of Alvin Goldfarb Jeweler
Best Engagement and Wedding Rings
Alvin Goldfarb Jeweler
Known for: For the team at Alvin Goldfarb, jewelry is all about relationships: the connection between you and your partner, but also the interaction between you and your designer to create custom fine jewelry that you’ll love for a lifetime.
 
Photo by Kristen Honeycutt Photo Co.
Best Hair & Makeup 
Yessie Libby Makeup & Styling
Known for: The best makeup artists customize a look to suit your individual beauty, and Yessie Libby is a pro at giving clients the fresh, radiant look that’s right for them.
 
Photo by Crozier Photography
Best Officiant 
Annemarie Juhlian
Known for: Annemarie’s years of experience as a contemporary minister have made her an expert in bonding with couples and getting to the heart of what they hope for from an officiant. Her passion as a celebrant and her connection with her couples come through in every ceremony.
 
Best Valet Service 
Butler Seattle
Known for: When your big day finally arrives, you don’t want to be worrying about the little details. Butler Seattle’s exceptional professionalism means transportation will be a smooth experience from start to finish.
 
Best Transportation/Getaway Car 
British Motor Coach
Known for: With its posh fleet of vintage British vehicles, British Motor Coach is one of the best ways to have that classic getaway moment you’ve always imagined.
Finalists: Butler Seattle, Peace Vans  
 
Photo Courtesy of Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Best Quintessential Seattle Reception Site 
Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Known for: A Seattle icon, the Fairmont Olympic has been a source of pride for the city since 1924. A recent interior renovation together with its traditional top-class service make it a truly unique venue.
 
Photo by Blue Rose Pictures
Best Place for a Waterfront Wedding 
The Woodmark Hotel
Known for: The only independent boutique hotel on Lake Washington, The Woodmark is known for its serene view. Couples love taking intimate boat tours of the lake on board the hotel’s Woodmark II and relaxing at Still Spa.
 
Photo Courtesy of The Golf Club at Newcastle
Best Place for a Sunset Wedding
The Golf Club at Newcastle
Known for: The Golf Club at Newcastle presents the perfect location for a sunset wedding, with its views of Lake Washington, Mount Rainier, the Olympic Mountains and downtown Seattle. If you want the ultimate Pacific Northwest backdrop as you exchange your vows, there’s no better place to wed.
 
Best Place for an Outoor Wedding
JM Cellars at Bramble Bump
Known for: The winery’s 7-acre organic arboretum at Bramble Bump, in Woodinville, is studded with wine barrels and strung with fairy lights—not to mention its selection of esteemed local wines. Finalists: Chateau Lill, The Admiral’s House 
 
Best Place for an Intimate Wedding 
Bella Luna Farms
Known for: We’re all thinking a little more about small weddings this year, yet Bella Luna Farms has the lush atmosphere and European-influenced gardens to elevate any event. To make it a wedding your guests will never forget, include a farm-fresh meal featuring Bella Luna’s homegrown produce and dairy products.
 

Photo by Sasha Reiko Photography
Best Place for a Large Gala Wedding 
Sodo Park
Known for: This vintage industrial venue in the heart of SoDo checks all the boxes for a gala get-together: a warm atmosphere, next-level catering and space for as many as 500 guests at a cocktail reception. When it’s safe to gather all your loved ones again, Sodo Park is just the spot.
 
Best Place for a Winery Wedding 
Known for: Columbia Winery has one of the largest winery event spaces in Washington, with elegant rooms within and a picturesque vineyard outside.
 
 
Photo by Lloyd Photographers
Best Northwest Destination Wedding Site 
Known for: Just a short boat ride or flight from Seattle, Roche Harbor is a historic San Juan Island resort with gorgeous grounds, full of unique places to say “I do,” from a charming indoor event space to the gardens and the beach.
 
Best Accommodations for Guests 
Known for: This rustic retreat offers fireplaces, soaking tubs, a widely acclaimed restaurant and a long list of activities in the heart of Woodinville Wine Country.
 
Best Rehearsal Dinner Restaurant 
Canlis
Known for: Long the epitome of fine dining in Seattle, Canlis reoriented itself early this year in response to the pandemic. But for years, its intimate dining space, unbeatable views and warm atmosphere have made Canlis the perfect place to celebrate life’s special occasions with friends and family.
 

Photo Courtesy of Salish Lodge & Spa
Best Place to Spend the Wedding Night 
Known for: You and your love deserve a night with unparalleled views of Snoqualmie Falls, a locally sourced meal and a luxury room where you can unwind together and celebrate your big day.
 
Best Shop for Attendant Gifts 
Known for: These now iconic candleholders and drinking glasses are locally crafted with charity in mind. Say thanks to your team with a gift that gives back.
 
Photo by Jenny GG Photography 
Best Wedding Show 
Known for: Meet local wedding professionals and explore table settings, floral displays, catering options and more as Butler Seattle whisks you from venue to venue, all in beautiful Woodinville Wine Country.
 
Editor's Picks
Best Event Design 
Photographed by Carley Jayne Photography
 
Best Dressed
Hannah Cross and Alex Berry  
Photographed by Meghan Klein
 
Best Florals
Photographed by Catie Coyle Photography
 
Best Invitations
Photo courtesty of Sablewood Paper Co.
 
Most Creative Idea 
Photographed by Jenn Tai & Co.
 
Best Cake 
Photographed by Heather Larsen
 
Best Photo
 
Best Catering
Photographed by Alante Photography  

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