Google+ Best of the South Wedding Awards Finalists Voting: Day 4 - Southern Weddings

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Voting is open for the Best of the South Wedding Awards Finalists: Event Planner, Rentals and Decor, Florist, Caterer, and Cake and Sweets categories!

Toss the confetti, because it’s time to meet our second-to-last group of Best of the South Wedding Awards finalists!! As a reminder, all these finalists were nominated by Y’ALL because you believe they’re experts in their field. From making your dream bouquet chock full of the fluffiest white peonies to creating a cake that’s so tasty even your meemaw is asking for seconds, we think this batch of vendors is the cream of the crop for all things wedding day related.

P.S. Your excitement about these first-ever awards (we’re blown away!!) has the whole SW office giddy to see who will take home The Piney in each category (a.k.a only the cutest golden pineapple trophy in history). We can’t award trophies if you don’t vote, so get to it…

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The Piney’s: Event Planner

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The Piney’s: Rentals

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The Piney’s: Florist

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The Piney’s: Cakes and Sweets

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The Piney’s: Caterer

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Please vote once in each category; all voting will be open until June 9th!

As a reminder, there are prizes worthy of the Pineys for the winners in each category. In addition to golden pineapple trophies (!) and serious bragging rights, a feature in our tenth-anniversary issue is up for grabs! So cast your votes for your favorites and tell all your friends. We can’t wait to roll out the seersucker carpet and award some shiny gold pineapples in a few weeks!

Don’t forget to hop back and vote for our finalists in each category:
Paper, Calligraphy, and Music
Bridal Salons, Hair Stylists, Makeup Artists, and Honeymoons

Don’t miss voting for our last set of finalists tomorrow: Digital Photographers, Film Photographers, and Videographers!

Image Credits for Event Planner Photos: Anna Shackleford, Eric Kelley, Leslie Mitchell, Tec Petaja, Landon Jacob

Image Credits for Rentals Photos: Katherine Elena Photography, Koral Bleu Photography, Lauren F. Liddell Photography, Anna K Photography

Image Credits for Florist Photos: Katelyn James Photography, Kate Headley, Heather Hawkins, Pipervine Photography, Catherine Taylor, Whitney Neal Photography, Ashleigh Jayne Photography, Landon Jacob, Riley Hitchner Photography, Eric Kelley Photography, Katelyn Ann Photography

Image Credits for Cakes and Sweets Photos: Simple Color Photo, KT Merry, Mary Rosenbaum, Allison Pedigo, Happily Everything Co., Jen Fariello, Katie Stoops, Melanie Mauer, Anna Paschal, Arte de Vie

Image Credits for Caterer Photos: Robyn Van Dyke, Nancy Ray, Clark Brewer, Alisha Crossley

Invision Events, Jacin Fitzgerald Events, Sapphire Events, Leigh Pearce Weddings, Rebecca Rose Events, 12th Table, Lovegood Wedding and Event Rentals, Paisley and Jade, Supposey Wedding Florals, Holly Chapple, Ashley Cakes, Sugar Bee Sweets, Sugar Euphoria, One Belle Bakery are delightful members of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!

kristin Written with love by Kristin
  1. avatar Lindsey reply

    Love this opportunity to vote! Xx

  2. avatar Danielle Sears reply

    Love Aleen Floral! Karen is an exceptional designer who cares about details.

  3. avatar Callie reply

    We love Invision Events!

  4. avatar Kevin Ray reply

    We love belles catering

  5. avatar Cyndi reply

    So exciting! Thanks so much!!

  6. avatar LUISA HAMMETT reply

    Good luck to all these talented southern vendors!!

  7. avatar Neale panzram reply

    Supposey is the best florist!

  8. avatar Lacey Berry reply

    Yay Supposey!

  9. avatar LaToya Caldwell reply

    Sugar Euphoria

  10. avatar Melissa reply

    Great selection of vendors

  11. avatar drew hardgrave reply

    Supposey made the most beautiful Peacock tail out of flowers for our wedding and it was such a statement at the reception!

  12. avatar Julia Andrews reply

    So many great vendors!!

  13. avatar [email protected] reply

    So many great vendors!!

  14. avatar Lucas Ulloque reply


  15. avatar Shannon reply

    all great vendors that were nominated. we are honored to be among them!

  16. avatar Kelly reply

    Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals ROCKS!

  17. avatar Kris Vos reply

    Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals is fantastic! Their staff is friendly and attentive.

  18. avatar Nikki reply

    We like to know how we may be put on the list next year, Thanks!

  19. avatar Haley Warren reply

    We LOVE Supposey florists!!!

  20. avatar Claire reply


  21. avatar Claire reply

    Goodwin Events is the absolute BESTTT!

  22. avatar Amy McGinnis reply

    Megan Byrd is the best!

  23. avatar Sarah Yarnell reply

    Bold American is great!

  24. avatar Ashley reply

    Leigh Pearce is awesome!!

  25. avatar Andrea reply

    12th table is not only an amazing wedding décor vendor but great for any party or family gathering!!

  26. avatar Bobbi Roberts reply

    All are exceptionally talented

  27. avatar Lakisha D. reply

    Good luck to all the finalists!

  28. avatar Lori godwin reply

    Great vendors listed

  29. avatar Bobbi Roberts reply

    All stellar companies

  30. avatar Carol Vance reply

    Leigh Pierce was the event planner in our daughter’s wedding in 2012. She was professional and very sweet and kind. Don’t know what I would have done without her!!!

  31. avatar Michele Hayes reply

    Meaghan Cease is the best

  32. avatar Melissa Forman reply

    Love 1618 on location

  33. avatar Donovan reply

    Sugar euphoria!!

  34. avatar Janet reply

    So many good choices. I have been very impressed withe the elegance and style of 12th table.

  35. avatar JIll Donovan reply

    Good luck everyone!

  36. avatar Lorri Hilbert reply

    I will never forget Karen’s stunningly beautiful bouquet at my daughter’s wedding!

  37. avatar Megan Wentz reply

    Bold American is the best!!

  38. avatar Leigh Pearce reply

    Oh my stars! This is the best news! Thank you SW ladies! XO

  39. avatar annie reply

    Bold American is the best!!

  40. avatar Peggy wininger reply

    Love you magazine and CeCe Designs

  41. avatar Mark Leggett reply

    Congrats to all the finalists!

  42. avatar Ben Fisher reply

    12th Table is the best!

  43. avatar Kelli Fowler reply

    Good Luck to all the nominees!

  44. avatar Bonnie Stone reply

    What a wonderful selection of participants.

  45. avatar Kelli fowler reply

    Good luck to our #1 Goodwin Events!

  46. avatar Lovegood Wedding & Event Rentals reply

    Honored to have made the list for Rentals! Thank you for the opportunity. Congrats to all the other nominated vendors in each category!

  47. avatar Jenna Brigham reply

    Chancey Charm is a must use when planning your wedding!

  48. avatar Sarah Newman reply

    Love all of these vendors!!!

  49. avatar Kathy G Mezrano reply

    We strive to have fresh delicious food with creative presentation

  50. avatar Anna Gray Wise reply

    Excited for these amazing vendors!

  51. avatar Keena Thompson reply

    Kathy G’s team is awesome! Food ,presentation and service are just THE BEST!

  52. avatar Allison Brymer reply

    Love these vendors in each category!

  53. avatar TIFFANY M DAVIS reply

    Supposey Florals are simply UhMazing — this girl was born to do this — Natural Talent at it’s best and she should consider setting up a Satellite Shop in
    Santa Monica or Beverly Hills — :)

  54. avatar Paul Bishop reply

    one belle is simple the best

  55. avatar Sarah reply

    We love Orlando Wedding & Party Rental

  56. avatar Melissa reply

    Good luck to all!!

  57. avatar Missy blaylock reply

    Everyone I voted for are most
    Deserving. My daughter recently got married at our home and everyone made it absolutely a fairytale wedding.

  58. avatar City Heat Band Atlanta reply

    Meghan, and her staff at M. Elizabeth Events are the best! The band typically is last thought of at events, however Meghan greets us same as she treats/greets all the guests. She is thorough, and her brides’ seem to always appear safe, sound, and peace of mind. That’s because M. Elizabeth Events knows how to professionally care for their clients, guests, and vendors. The band is always happy to know when we are working with Meghan and the rest of the staff. Hope they win!!!

  59. avatar Elisa Bricker reply

    Such great people on these lists!

  60. avatar Patty reply

    Arthur’s has fantastic food and superior service!!

  61. avatar simone reply

    Tiffany MacIsaac is the best!

  62. avatar Hope reply

    Love Erin and her team!

  63. avatar Sarah reply

    Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals are the best. All of there inventory is in fantastic condition. Super professional and courteous!

  64. avatar Dianne Beard reply

    Christy is amazing!!!!

  65. avatar Katie Dixon reply

    Erin is the best planner!

  66. avatar Theresa Syros reply

    Good luck to some great vendors

  67. avatar rita reply

    Love Rebecca Rose Events

  68. avatar Emilee reply

    HotHouse / PropHouse!

  69. avatar Melissa Shahady reply

    Vote for the best! – Donovan’s Dish

  70. avatar Matt wilson reply

    Meghan Cease did an amazing capturing our day! We could not have done it without her!

  71. avatar Susan Wolinski reply

    Le Petit Sweet was by far the easiest wedding vendor to work with. We met with many different vendors, especially for our cake, and they exceeded our expectations. The best thing too is the relationship did not end after the wedding. I still frequent their shop regularly.

  72. avatar Nicholle Reusch reply

    Buttercream Bakeshop is amazing!! I could scroll through their beautiful and tasty creations on Instagram all day.

  73. avatar Rose Winter reply

    Buttercream Bakery makes the best!!!

  74. avatar April Sawicki reply

    Le Petite is the best with so much to offer!

  75. avatar Margaret Montgomery reply

    Invision events!!!

  76. avatar Sandy G reply

    Congratulations to everyone! Sending Lucky Charms your way!! RRR

  77. avatar Shayna reply

    Happy for everyone nominated especially Lindsay Coletta Scurr

  78. avatar Sarah reply

    Love good rentals!!!

  79. avatar E Steinberg reply

    Shindigs- delicious food, beautiful presentation, great service at my sisters wedding. Highly recommend!

  80. avatar Renee Johnson reply

    All are winners from the pictures

  81. avatar Mallory reply

    Holly Carlisle is amazing. Truly a work of art.

  82. avatar Rhonda Bartone reply

    Awesome caterers.

  83. avatar Amy reply

    Love Shindigs! Always fresh, quality ingredients!

  84. avatar Sarah reply

    Go Holly ?!!!

  85. avatar Nancy Selfridge reply

    Love Donovan’s Dish.

  86. avatar Ashley Smith reply

    Love Lauren at Lovegood Weddings! She’s so sweet and talented! <3

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  88. avatar Sage reply

    Love 1618❤️️

  89. avatar Laura Held reply

    Yay! Such wonderful people and companies were nominated!

  90. avatar Henriette Khoury reply

    Orlando and wedding party rentals are simply the best in Orlando!

  91. avatar Sarah Brazell reply

    Buttercream Bakeshop is the best!!

  92. avatar Ellen Johnson reply

    Congratulations to all the nominees! Good luck!

  93. avatar DawnGoodwin reply

    Best of luck to all!

  94. avatar Christina Patterson reply

    Can’t say enough about Southern Vintage and how they helped make my daughter’s Wedding even more special! As a wheelchair bride, we were able to incorporate their gorgeous settee for she and her Hubby to sit for their ceremony and we used their vanity for the Cake Table so everything was accessible for her during the Cake cutting, “first bites” and pictures. Two perfect, inclusive additions to compliment the rest of the beautiful decor and stemware we rented.

  95. avatar Beth-Anne reply

    Rebecca ? #1

  96. avatar Michelle reply

    Have only heard rave reviews about 1618! Hoping to try it out soon!

  97. avatar Alexis silver reply

    chancey charm

  98. avatar susan b loftis reply

    i do i do is the best!

  99. avatar Arak ztilb reply

    I love Buttercream Bakeshop!!

  100. avatar Marjory Badham reply

    We are blessed to have so many wonderful Wedding planners- they surely made my wedding planning easier

  101. avatar Katieshore reply

    I love supposey

  102. avatar Kathi Gilleland reply

    Dulce created our beautiful and delicious wedding cake almost nine years ago, and people are still talking about how wonderful it was.

  103. avatar Janine Halvas reply

    Cottage Luxe is classy and so elegant!!

  104. avatar Donna Hannum reply

    Shindigs is the best !

  105. avatar Michelle Stone reply

    Goodwin all the way

  106. avatar Cher reply

    The talent Jaclyn Journey has is unbelievable! Her “let’s make this happen” attitude and ability is simply incredible.

  107. avatar Hannah reply

    Jaclyn is the best!

  108. avatar Jessie Armitage reply

    Supposey is ONE OF A KIND.

  109. avatar Sharon reply

    Love the work of Supposey!

  110. avatar Rose Rich reply

    Courtney Wolf at Invision Events embodies everything you could want in a wedding and event planner. She is creative, supportive, calm, reassuring, organized, and the consummate professional. My daughter’s wedding this July could not be in better hands. We’re so grateful to have Courtney guiding us through the planning process!

  111. avatar Tera Davis reply

    We LOVE Jaclyn Journey! She is incredibly talented and we can confidently refer her to any of our Couture Closet Brides and know she will rock it.

  112. avatar Vivian Ruth Sawyer reply

    Jaclyn Journey does the most beautiful flowers of anyone! She did my daughter’s wedding, plus other events I have hosted. She’s fantastic!

  113. avatar David reply

    Southern Table. Go vote.

  114. avatar Tammy reply

    LOVE Dulce Desserts!!! I hope they win!!!

  115. avatar Sally Connr reply

    Jacklyn Journey for best florist. Beautiful colors and arrangement. Sally Connr

  116. avatar Elana reply

    Leigh is the best!!!!

  117. avatar Will berry reply

    We love Leigh Pearce!!!

  118. avatar Cakes by Kim reply

    Soooo many talented vendor friends here!!! Good luck everyone!

  119. avatar Larry Smith reply

    Crush is awesome!!!

  120. avatar Perkins Morgan reply

    What an amazing group of creatives!

  121. avatar Cg reply

    Love Cottage Luxe

  122. avatar Amanda Caldwell reply

    Lovely vendors

  123. avatar Becky reply

    1618 is the best!

  124. avatar Peggy wininger reply

    Love CeCeDesign

  125. avatar Stefanie Davis reply

    What a great group of talented vendors!!

  126. avatar Kim Stroud reply

    Good luck y’all!

  127. avatar Rachela mele reply

    So exciting. Good luck??

  128. avatar Trena reply

    I have personally worked with some of these vendors and they are absolutely the best in the business. Their attention to detail is impeccable! They capture the brides dream and more.

  129. avatar Cmfisher reply

    Love Hothouse Studios!

  130. avatar Donald Ward reply

    A Chair Affair has always shown the Spirit of Excellence in every thing they have done for us and friends. DLWard

  131. avatar Nicole Mckenzie reply

    Thank you for the opportunity to vote. A Chair Affair was amazing to work with.

  132. avatar Richard Gregory reply

    Don’t see Sprinkles here, we’ve been serving the south for over 28 years with literally thousands of satisfied couples.

  133. avatar Kim Johnston reply

    Fabulous chairs and staff at A Chair Affair

  134. avatar Lindsey reply

    Go A Chair Affair!

  135. avatar Nancy Woodward reply

    It was difficult to choose as they were all magnificent.

  136. avatar Jason reply

    Love Southern Way

  137. avatar Glenda young reply

    CeCe Designs is the best.

  138. avatar Phyllis Johnson reply

    Highly recommend Blue Eyed Yonder

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  140. avatar Eatherley Schultz reply

    thanks! love this

  141. avatar Annmarie Gallo reply

    The Best is Chair Affair!! Best of luck to all!

  142. avatar [email protected] reply

    Chair Affair is amazing!

  143. avatar Alex reply

    Brianne McMullan Events is the best!

  144. avatar sallybeam reply

    louis and neillie were absolutely the best – i was an out of town mother of the bride === gave it up to them and my daughter absolutely loved them — felt like family handling the wedding.

  145. avatar Donna Taylor reply

    Good luck to all!

  146. avatar DENISE Jones reply

    Regalo is an exceptionally gifted team…

  147. avatar Jean locascio reply

    A Chair Affair is a wonderful company to work with. They are so thoughtful and caring . They deserve to win they all work so hard.

  148. avatar Brittany Sobering reply

    Good luck to all the finalists!

  149. avatar Aldy Lopez reply

    Good luck to all!

  150. avatar hector reply

    Everyone of these vendors is awesome!

  151. avatar Maggie reply


  152. avatar Josh reply

    All of the nominees are so great!

  153. avatar kim reply


  154. avatar Jaclyn Gibbs reply

    Great choices!

  155. avatar Bridge reply

    Go Sugar Bee Sweets!

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  157. avatar Zimri Ramos reply

    Amazing choices

  158. avatar Brenda reply

    As a young child, Kathryn learned to bake in her Easy Bake oven. Now she bakes in a commercial oven and she is following her dream! Her cakes are outstanding – very moist and creative. She is attentive to detail and designs a cake to meet the specification of every special bride.

  159. avatar Brooke reply

    Love CeCe Designs!!

  160. avatar Leigh Ann millican reply

    Kathryn steed has the prettiest cakes!!!

  161. avatar Kate reply

    Voting for Kat with Lush Cakery! Incredible design and taste-that’s from someone who doesn’t even prefer to eat cake!! Such a hit at our wedding -so many referrals

  162. avatar Tatum Henley reply

    CeCe basically designed my entire wedding for me in our first meeting. I love her!

  163. avatar Mills Davis reply

    Huge fan of Kristen Kilpatrick’s photography work!! Also, love Southern Weddings. Always come here for inspiration :)

  164. avatar Lori reply

    Sugar Bee Sweets has the best cakes and customer service you will find.

  165. avatar Jonathan reply


  166. avatar Suzanne reply

    Happy Catering!!

  167. avatar Joy reply

    All of these are so great!

  168. avatar Jennifer reply


  169. avatar Cathy reply

    Love Happy Catering!

  170. avatar Trisha Conrad reply

    Birmingham is so lucky to have the vendors in this wedding industry.

  171. avatar Elizabeth Limbaugh reply

    Love Happy Catering! My guests still rave about the food over one year later

  172. avatar Susan Edge reply

    I have used Happy Catering Company each year since 2008 for our large department Christmas luncheon. They are absolutely wonderful!

    April 2017 I used them for a personal event, a small family/friends gathering to remember a special friend who had just passed away. Happy Catering Co. was outstanding.

    Bill, Robby and Holly are “the Bomb”.

  173. avatar Nona Timothy reply

    Good luck to everyone!

  174. avatar Amber Holton reply

    Ashley cakes did a n amazing job with our wedding cake!! We still talk about our cake almost 5 years later!!

  175. avatar Jasmin reply

    Ashley’s cakes are the best! Every wedding I’ve catered with her has been the best.

  176. avatar Julia Fox reply

    Great vendors. Hope to see Kast Events next year!

  177. avatar Terri. Neely reply

    Ce Ce Florist

  178. avatar Barb Sullivan reply

    Love working with all these wonderful vendors!

  179. avatar Emily reply

    Love shindigs

  180. avatar Mike Wood reply

    Shindigs is like taking your taste buds to the fair!

  181. avatar Kassady reply

    Shindigs is amazing!!!! So proud of them getting nominated and for all they have accomplished!

  182. avatar Meredith Hooper reply

    Good Luck Mariee Ami!!

  183. avatar Leah Weaver reply

    Shindigs is great for your catering needs

  184. avatar Ashley Morand reply

    Go NOLA!

  185. avatar Jesse reply

    The Southern Table

  186. avatar Jamie reply

    Yay southern table!

  187. avatar Kristen reply

    thanks for the opportunity to vote!

  188. avatar Holly reply

    I love how the soulthern Table makes the flowers look like a magical secret garden! The work it amazing!

  189. avatar Cortni reply

    Best of luck to all nominees!

  190. avatar Heather Bragg reply

    Southern Table combines excellent work with fantastic service!

  191. avatar Debbie Injaychock reply

    Kat is the Best! Not only are her cakes delicious and beautiful but she is an absolute “angel” to work with.

  192. avatar Karina Diaz reply

    Good luck to all!

  193. avatar twinkie reply

    Love new inspiring folks that bring their passion and dedication to work everyday to produce beautiful cakes like this one by Lush Cakery

  194. avatar Jennifer Ball reply

    Good Luck to all of those participating!

  195. avatar Kevin reply

    Such a fan of L. Pearce and 1618 combined

  196. avatar Briana Glasel reply

    Love Hot House floral!

  197. avatar Elana Berry reply

    Leigh is the BEST!!

  198. avatar Tamara Kossatz reply

    Martine’s Pastries delivers delectable flavors in every bite!

  199. avatar Fran Pinczewski reply

    Martine’s Pastries in Lexington Kentucky makes the finest wedding cakes, bar none.

  200. avatar Tina Brouwer reply

    Martine’s is the best!

  201. avatar Emily reply

    Martine’s is doing our wedding cake in July. She and her staff were wonderful to work with and the samples that I tried were delicious! I can’t wait to see the final product.

  202. avatar Lily reply

    Martine and Jim Holzman of, Lexington, KY, are by far the best bakers in the south or in the whole country.

  203. avatar September Moments reply

    Lush Calery is fabulous and delicious!

  204. avatar Jan reply

    Olexa’s cakes are divine!

  205. avatar James reply

    CRU catering can’t be beat and the weddings they do with Calder Clark planning are phenomenal!

  206. avatar Jon reply

    Cru is amazing

  207. avatar Nikolay Stoyanov reply

    CRU Catering are the best caterer ever. Me and my family love them. 17 years on a row are best caterer in Charleston, SC. CRU is perfection of perfect food quality and charmy southern service.

  208. avatar Paulo Villela reply

    Lush Cakery is the best

  209. avatar Jillian Osteen reply

    We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Ash & Co, Snyder Rentals and CRU Catering!! Love to see our fellow Charleston, SC vendors represented! YAY!!!

  210. avatar Danielle Liszka reply

    Cru catering is spectacular!

  211. avatar cassie whitney reply

    I have worked with Karen many times and she is talented and professional. I wish her the best.

  212. avatar Michelle reply

    Love sugar bee sweets we used them for my wedding

  213. avatar Michelle reply

    Jaclyn is amazing ?

  214. avatar Cynthia reply

    Sugar bee sweets!

  215. avatar Melody reply

    Good luck all!

  216. avatar Tricia reply

    Southern Way is amazing – quality food, superb staff. We love them!!

  217. avatar logan reply

    Congrats to all of the finalists!

  218. avatar The Piney Awards – Southern Way Catering reply

    […] We have been named as a finalist for the “Best Caterer” category, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. There are so many fantastic catering companies throughout the south and to be named one of the top is truly an honor. If you’d like to vote for us, you can do so here! […]

  219. avatar Jennifer johnson reply

    Love that Saphire Events is on the list. Amazing wedding happening in the south.

  220. avatar MMB1 reply

    Cru Catering is the best!

  221. avatar Beau Loendorf reply

    We love Sarah and her team

  222. avatar Katie guthrie reply

    Martine’s is the best. Not only is it an incredible bakery but also wonderful people!

  223. avatar Susie Taylor reply

    Jim Smeal should have been a finalist for weeding cakes. Perfection is what he brings. Having catered hundreds of weddings, his cakes are quite recognizable.

  224. avatar Miki Derrico reply

    Where can I find a listing of all the finalists nominated for your 2017 Best of the South Wedding Awards? All I can find are the pictures and the winners list.

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