Seattle Bride's Best Of 2020: The 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.
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 Sea, Rose Andrew Events
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Known for: This local DJ collective specializes in live- action turntables (no premade playlists here!) and considers mood making an art.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.