Oregon 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 New Wedding Vendor: Portland

The White Dress

ChefStable Catering

Nineteen27 S'mores

 

Best New Wedding Vendor: Outside Portland

Her & Him Events (Salem)

Merrime Bride & Soiree (Albany)

The Broomsmen (Bend)

The Old Schoolhouse (Newberg)

 

Best All-Around Wedding Vendor: Portland

Bridal Bliss

Face Body Beauty

Portland Makeup & Hair

 

Best All-Around Wedding Vendor: Outside Portland

ae creative (Bend)

Angie Grace Photography (Albany)

Willabys Catering & Event Design (Salem)

 

Best Bridal Accessories: Portland

Anna's Bridal

Austie Eckley Bridal

Charlotte's Weddings & More

 

Best Bridal Accessories: Outside Portland

Bella Brides (Bend)

The Bridal Gallery (Salem)

Twigs & Honey (Salem)

The Bridal Suite & Special Occasion (Bend)

 

Best Dress Designer: Oregon

Elizabeth Dye

Claire La Faye

Holly Stalder

 

Best Dress Shop: Portland

Anna's Bridal Boutique

Charlotte's Weddings & More

The White Dress

 

Best Dress Shop: Outside Portland

Bella Brides (Bend)

Blush Bridal Boutique (Eugene)

The Bridal Gallery (Salem)

 

Best Formalwear: Portland

Duchess Clothier

Este's Men's Clothing

Mario's

 

Best Formalwear: Outside Portland

Bella Brides (Bend)

The Bridal Gallery (Salem)

The Bridal Suite & Special Occasion (Bend)

 

Best Local Jewelry: Portland

betsy + iya

Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

Mandalena Jewelry

Sahlia Jewelry

 

Best Local Jewelry: Outside Portland

John Paul Designs (Bend)

Pave Fine Jewelry (Bend)

Nashelle Designs (Bend)

 

Best Rings: Portland

Gilt

Kassab Jewelers

Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

 

Best Rings: Outside Portland

Jackson Jewelers (Salem)

Saxon's Fine Jewelers (Bend)

Skeies Jewelers (Eugene)


Best Mother of the Bride Dresses: Portland

Anna's Bridal

Charlotte's Weddings & More

Joy's Uptown Style

 

Best Mother of the Bride Dresses: Outside Portland

Bella Brides (Bend)

The Bridal Gallery (Salem)

The Bridal Suite & Special Occasion (Bend)

 

Best Caterer: Portland

Art of Catering

Food in Bloom

Vibrant Table Catering & Events

 

Best Caterer: Outside Portland

Tate & Tate Catering (Bend)

Wild Pear Catering (Salem)

Willabys Catering & Event Design (Salem)

 

Best Beverage Caterer: Portland

Merit Badge Co.

Mint & Mirth

My Bartender

 

Best Beverage Caterer: Outside Portland

Cornerstone Tailgates & Event Rentals (Eugene - mobile bar service)

Twist Cocktail Catering Co (Bend)

The Swig Rig (Bend)

 

Best Custom Cakes: Portland

Artisan Cake Company

Beaverton Bakery

Dream Cakes

 

Best Custom Cakes: Outside Portland

Foxtail Bake Shop (Bend)

Myriad Cake Design (Salem)

The Cake Lady (Bend)

 

Best Wedding Desserts (cupcakes, candy buffet, pies, etc.): Portland

Blissfully Sweet PDX

Cupcake Jones

Lux Sucre Desserts

 

Best Wedding Desserts (cupcakes, candy buffet, pies, etc.): Outside Portland

Foxtail Bakeshop (Bend)

Myriad Cake Design (Salem)

The Sassy Cupcake (Eugene)

 

Best Ceremony Musicians: Portland

Duo Con Brio

Effesenden Music

John Ross Music and Production

 

Best Ceremony Musicians: Outside Portland

Bend Event Music (Bend)

Precious Byrd (Bend)

The JSwiftBand (Salem)

 

Best DJ: Portland

Chad Dowling Productions

Event Team Entertainment NW

Paradox Productions

NW Mobile DJ Service

 

Best DJ: Outside Portland

BMAC Productions (Eugene)

Flip Flop Entertainment (Bend)

Her & Him Events (Salem)

 

Best Reception Live Band: Portland

Hit Machine

John Ross Music and Production

DesignBand

 

Best Reception Live Band: Outside Portland

Bend Event Music (Bend)

Precious Byrd (Bend)

The JSwiftBand (Salem)

 

Best Day-of Coordinator: Portland

Adornment Events

Bridal Bliss

Soiree

 

Best Day-of Coordinator: Outside Portland

ae creative (Bend)

Stargazer Weddings (Salem)

Unforgettable Service & Events (Eugene)

 

Best Wedding Planner: Portland

Bridal Bliss

Adornment Events

Soiree

 

Best Wedding Planner: Outside Portland

ae creative (Bend)

Unforgettable Service & Events (Eugene)

Stargazer Weddings (Salem)

 

Best Florist: Portland

Blüm Design In Flowers

Swoon Floral Design

Zest Floral and Event Design

 

Best Florist: Outside Portland

Distinctive Designs by Denice (Salem)

Ali Briskey Designs (Salem)

Good Seed Floral Design (Eugene)

 

Best Independent Photographer: Portland

Honeysuckle Photography

Aralani Photography

Yasmin Khajavi Photography

 

Best Independent Photographer: Outside Portland

ADB Photographix (Salem)

Chea Studio Photography (Eugene)

Kimberly Kay Photography (Bend)

 

Best Wedding Photography Studio: Oregon

Holland Studios

Mosca Studio

Powers Studios

 

Best Wedding Videographer: Portland

Ambient Sky

HP Weddings

Moving Picture Weddings

 

Best Wedding Videographer: Outside Portland

Ace of Hearts Films (formerly Captured Memories) (Bend)

Focal Point Digital Media (Salem)

Blue Bus Creatives (Eugene)

 

Best Officiant: Portland

A Beautiful Ceremony NW

Diva Matters Ministry

Melissa Coe Ceremonies

 

Best Officiant: Outside Portland

Oregon Ceremonies (Corvallis)

Rev. Chris Lewis "The English Gentleman Minister" (Bend)

Wendy Duncan Ministries (Bend)

 

Best Boutique Registry: Portland

Anthropologie

Canoe

Manor Fine Wares

 

Best Boutique Registry: Outside Portland

Nicole Michelle Décor (Bend)

The Inkwell Home Store (Corvallis)

Down to Earth Home and Garden (Eugene)

 

Best Quintessential Registry: Oregon

Bed Bath & Beyond

Crate & Barrel

Macy's

 

Best Audio and Visual Company: Portland

Event Team Entertainment

Greenlight Creative

ThinkAV

 

Best Audio and Visual Company: Outside Portland

Audio Visions Plus (Bend)

Flip Flop Sounds (Bend)

Sights and Sounds Unlimited (Grants Pass)


Best Rentals: Portland

Barclay Event Rentals

Something Borrowed Portland Vintage Rentals

The Party Place

 

Best Rentals: Outside Portland

ae creative (Bend)

Danner & Soli (Salem)

Special Occasions Parties & Events (Corvallis)

 

Best Photo Booth: Portland

Happymatic Photo Booth Rentals

Papparazzi Tonight

Chad Dowling Productions

 

Best Photo Booth: Outside Portland

Apogee Events (Salem)

Blue Bus Creatives (Eugene)

Willamette Wedding and Event Planning (Salem)

Bend Photo Lounge (Bend)


Best Transportation: Portland

Best Car in Town

Double Decker PDX

Lucky Limousine and Towncar Service


Best Transportation: Outside Portland

Eugene Party Bus (Eugene)

Central Oregon Breeze (Bend)

The Bend Trolley (Bend)

 

Best Bridesmaid Gifts: Portland

Mandalena Jewelry

The Grove Boutique

Peachtree Gifts/The Wedding Cottage

 

Best Bridesmaid Gifts: Outside Portland

Mod Pod (Corvallis)

Nashelle (Bend)

NewTwist (Eugene)

 

Best Groomsmen Gifts: Portland

Peachtree Gifts/The Wedding Cottage

Boys Fort

Will Leather Goods

 

Best Groomsmen Gifts: Outside Portland

Elegant Woodworking Gifts (Redmond)

NewTwist (Eugene)

REVOLVR Menswear (Bend)

Things Remembered

 

Best Wedding Supplies: Portland

Crave Design

Paper Source

Peachtree Gifts/The Wedding Cottage

 

Best Wedding Supplies: Outside Portland

ae creative (Bend)

Bend Party Store (Bend)

Special Occasions (Corvallis)

 

Best Invites: Portland

Crave Design

Paper Bloom

The Card Bar

 

Best Invites: Outside Portland

ae creative (Bend)

Little Arrow (Eugene)

Red Pearl Designs (Salem)

 

Best Spa Services: Portland

Dosha

Rejuvenation Day Spa

ME SPA

 

Best Spa Services: Outside Portland

Moonstone Spa (Silverton)

Shibui Spa (Sisters)

The Allison Inn and Spa (Newberg)

 

Best Hair & Makeup: Portland

Face Body Beauty

Portland Make-up & Hair

Powder Inc.

 

Best Hair & Makeup: Outside Portland

Beth Level Professional Makeup Artistry (Salem)

Kate Tuma Makeup Artistry (Bend)

Edge Hair & Makeup (Bend)

 

Best Resort Venue: Oregon

Oregon Garden Resort (Silverton)

Sunriver Resort (Sunriver)

Brasada Ranch (Bend)

 

Best Garden and Outdoor Venue: Portland

Abernethy Center

The Foundry at Oswego Pointe

The Oregon Golf Club

 

Best Garden and Outdoor Venue: Outside Portland

Bridal Veil Lakes (Corbett)

The Old Schoolhouse (Newberg)

Oregon Garden Resort (Silverton)

 

Best Country Club/Golf Course Venue: Portland

Portland Golf Club

The Oregon Golf Club

Waverley Country Club

 

Best Country Club/Golf Course Venue: Outside Portland

Langdon Farms Golf Club (Aurora)

Pronghorn Resort (Bend)

Shadow Hills Country Club (Junction City)

 

Best Historic Venue: Portland

Sentinel

The Old Church

West End Ballroom


Best Historic Venue: Outside Portland

Historic Deepwood Estate (Salem)

The Old Schoolhouse (Newberg)

Timberline Lodge (Mt. Hood)

 

Best Hotel Venue: Portland

Sentinel

The Benson

The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel

 

Best Hotel Venue: Outside Portland

FivePine Lodge & Conference Center (Sisters)

The Allison Inn & Spa (Newberg)

The Oxford Hotel (Bend)


Best Museum or Arts Venue: Portland

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Portland Art Museum

The Gerding Theater at the Armory

 

Best Museum or Arts Venue: Outside Portland

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (McMinnville)

High Desert Museum (Bend)

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (Eugene)

 

Best Rustic Venue: Portland

Long Farm Barn

McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

River Haven

 

Best Rustic Venue: Outside Portland

Brasada Ranch (Bend)

FivePine Lodge & Conference Center (Sisters)

Mount Pisgah Arboretum (Eugene)

 

Best Urban Space: Portland

Castaway Portland

Opal 28

The Leftbank Annex

 

Best Urban Space: Outside Portland

Armature (Bend)

The Salem Convention Center (Salem)

Vue Corvallis (Corvallis)


Best View (city, ocean, mountain, or sunset): Portland

Eastside Exchange Ballroom & Cascade Rooftop

The Foundry at Oswego Pointe

The Oregon Golf Club

 

Best View (city, ocean, mountain, or sunset) : Outside Portland

Brasada Ranch (Bend)

Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn (McMinnville)

Zenith Vineyards (Salem)

 

Best Winery Venue: Portland

Cooper's Hall (Portland)

Ponzi Winery (Sherwood)

St. Josef's Winery (Canby)

 

Best Winery Venue: Outside Portland

Sweet Cheeks Winery (Eugene)

Vista Hills Vineyard (Dayton)

Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn (McMinnville)

Zenith Vineyards (Salem)

 

Best Wedding Night Hotel: Portland

The Benson

Sentinel

The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel

 

Best Wedding Night Hotel: Outside Portland

FivePine Lodge and Conference Center (Sisters)

The Allison Inn & Spa (Newberg)

Oregon Garden Resort (Silverton)