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
The Piney’s: Rentals
The Piney’s: Florist
The Piney’s: Cakes and Sweets
The Piney’s: Caterer
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!
Love this opportunity to vote! Xx
Love Aleen Floral! Karen is an exceptional designer who cares about details.
We love Invision Events!
We love belles catering
So exciting! Thanks so much!!
Good luck to all these talented southern vendors!!
Supposey is the best florist!
Great selection of vendors
Supposey made the most beautiful Peacock tail out of flowers for our wedding and it was such a statement at the reception!
So many great vendors!!
So many great vendors!!
BOLD AMERICAN’s CATERINGIS THE EPITOME OF BOMB.COM
all great vendors that were nominated. we are honored to be among them!
Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals ROCKS!
Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals is fantastic! Their staff is friendly and attentive.
We like to know how we may be put on the list next year, Thanks!
We LOVE Supposey florists!!!
Goodwin Events is the absolute BESTTT!
Megan Byrd is the best!
Bold American is great!
Leigh Pearce is awesome!!
12th table is not only an amazing wedding décor vendor but great for any party or family gathering!!
All are exceptionally talented
Good luck to all the finalists!
Great vendors listed
All stellar companies
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!!!
Meaghan Cease is the best
Love 1618 on location
So many good choices. I have been very impressed withe the elegance and style of 12th table.
Good luck everyone!
I will never forget Karen’s stunningly beautiful bouquet at my daughter’s wedding!
Bold American is the best!!
Oh my stars! This is the best news! Thank you SW ladies! XO
Bold American is the best!!
Love you magazine and CeCe Designs
Congrats to all the finalists!
12th Table is the best!
Good Luck to all the nominees!
What a wonderful selection of participants.
Good luck to our #1 Goodwin Events!
Honored to have made the list for Rentals! Thank you for the opportunity. Congrats to all the other nominated vendors in each category!
Chancey Charm is a must use when planning your wedding!
Love all of these vendors!!!
We strive to have fresh delicious food with creative presentation
Excited for these amazing vendors!
Kathy G’s team is awesome! Food ,presentation and service are just THE BEST!
Love these vendors in each category!
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 — :)
one belle is simple the best
We love Orlando Wedding & Party Rental
Good luck to all!!
Everyone I voted for are most
Deserving. My daughter recently got married at our home and everyone made it absolutely a fairytale wedding.
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!!!
Such great people on these lists!
Arthur’s has fantastic food and superior service!!
Tiffany MacIsaac is the best!
Love Erin and her team!
Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals are the best. All of there inventory is in fantastic condition. Super professional and courteous!
Christy is amazing!!!!
Erin is the best planner!
Good luck to some great vendors
Love Rebecca Rose Events
HotHouse / PropHouse!
Vote for the best! – Donovan’s Dish
Meghan Cease did an amazing capturing our day! We could not have done it without her!
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.
Buttercream Bakeshop is amazing!! I could scroll through their beautiful and tasty creations on Instagram all day.
Buttercream Bakery makes the best!!!
Le Petite is the best with so much to offer!
Congratulations to everyone! Sending Lucky Charms your way!! RRR
Happy for everyone nominated especially Lindsay Coletta Scurr
Love good rentals!!!
Shindigs- delicious food, beautiful presentation, great service at my sisters wedding. Highly recommend!
All are winners from the pictures
Holly Carlisle is amazing. Truly a work of art.
Love Shindigs! Always fresh, quality ingredients!
Go Holly ?!!!
Love Donovan’s Dish.
Love Lauren at Lovegood Weddings! She’s so sweet and talented! <3
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Yay! Such wonderful people and companies were nominated!
Orlando and wedding party rentals are simply the best in Orlando!
Buttercream Bakeshop is the best!!
Congratulations to all the nominees! Good luck!
Best of luck to all!
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.
Rebecca ? #1
Have only heard rave reviews about 1618! Hoping to try it out soon!
i do i do is the best!
I love Buttercream Bakeshop!!
We are blessed to have so many wonderful Wedding planners- they surely made my wedding planning easier
I love supposey
Dulce created our beautiful and delicious wedding cake almost nine years ago, and people are still talking about how wonderful it was.
Cottage Luxe is classy and so elegant!!
Shindigs is the best !
Goodwin all the way
The talent Jaclyn Journey has is unbelievable! Her “let’s make this happen” attitude and ability is simply incredible.
Jaclyn is the best!
Supposey is ONE OF A KIND.
Love the work of Supposey!
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!
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.
Jaclyn Journey does the most beautiful flowers of anyone! She did my daughter’s wedding, plus other events I have hosted. She’s fantastic!
Southern Table. Go vote.
LOVE Dulce Desserts!!! I hope they win!!!
Jacklyn Journey for best florist. Beautiful colors and arrangement. Sally Connr
Leigh is the best!!!!
We love Leigh Pearce!!!
Soooo many talented vendor friends here!!! Good luck everyone!
Crush is awesome!!!
What an amazing group of creatives!
Love Cottage Luxe
1618 is the best!
What a great group of talented vendors!!
Good luck y’all!
So exciting. Good luck??
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.
Love Hothouse Studios!
A Chair Affair has always shown the Spirit of Excellence in every thing they have done for us and friends. DLWard
Thank you for the opportunity to vote. A Chair Affair was amazing to work with.
Don’t see Sprinkles here, we’ve been serving the south for over 28 years with literally thousands of satisfied couples.
Fabulous chairs and staff at A Chair Affair
Go A Chair Affair!
It was difficult to choose as they were all magnificent.
Love Southern Way
CeCe Designs is the best.
Highly recommend Blue Eyed Yonder
thanks! love this
The Best is Chair Affair!! Best of luck to all!
Chair Affair is amazing!
Brianne McMullan Events is the best!
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.
Good luck to all!
Regalo is an exceptionally gifted team…
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.
Good luck to all the finalists!
Good luck to all!
Everyone of these vendors is awesome!
All of the nominees are so great!
Go Sugar Bee Sweets!
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.
Love CeCe Designs!!
Kathryn steed has the prettiest cakes!!!
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
CeCe basically designed my entire wedding for me in our first meeting. I love her!
Huge fan of Kristen Kilpatrick’s photography work!! Also, love Southern Weddings. Always come here for inspiration :)
Sugar Bee Sweets has the best cakes and customer service you will find.
All of these are so great!
Love Happy Catering!
Birmingham is so lucky to have the vendors in this wedding industry.
Love Happy Catering! My guests still rave about the food over one year later
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”.
Good luck to everyone!
Ashley cakes did a n amazing job with our wedding cake!! We still talk about our cake almost 5 years later!!
Ashley’s cakes are the best! Every wedding I’ve catered with her has been the best.
Great vendors. Hope to see Kast Events next year!
Ce Ce Florist
Love working with all these wonderful vendors!
Shindigs is like taking your taste buds to the fair!
Shindigs is amazing!!!! So proud of them getting nominated and for all they have accomplished!
Good Luck Mariee Ami!!
Shindigs is great for your catering needs
The Southern Table
Yay southern table!
thanks for the opportunity to vote!
I love how the soulthern Table makes the flowers look like a magical secret garden! The work it amazing!
Best of luck to all nominees!
Southern Table combines excellent work with fantastic service!
Kat is the Best! Not only are her cakes delicious and beautiful but she is an absolute “angel” to work with.
Good luck to all!
Love new inspiring folks that bring their passion and dedication to work everyday to produce beautiful cakes like this one by Lush Cakery
Good Luck to all of those participating!
Such a fan of L. Pearce and 1618 combined
Love Hot House floral!
Leigh is the BEST!!
Martine’s Pastries delivers delectable flavors in every bite!
Martine’s Pastries in Lexington Kentucky makes the finest wedding cakes, bar none.
Martine’s is the best!
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.
Martine and Jim Holzman of Martinespastries.com, Lexington, KY, are by far the best bakers in the south or in the whole country.
Lush Calery is fabulous and delicious!
Olexa’s cakes are divine!
CRU catering can’t be beat and the weddings they do with Calder Clark planning are phenomenal!
Cru is amazing
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.
Lush Cakery is the best
We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Ash & Co, Snyder Rentals and CRU Catering!! Love to see our fellow Charleston, SC vendors represented! YAY!!!
Cru catering is spectacular!
I have worked with Karen many times and she is talented and professional. I wish her the best.
Love sugar bee sweets we used them for my wedding
Jaclyn is amazing ?
Sugar bee sweets!
Good luck all!
Southern Way is amazing – quality food, superb staff. We love them!!
Congrats to all of the finalists!
[…] 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! […]
Love that Saphire Events is on the list. Amazing wedding happening in the south.
Cru Catering is the best!
We love Sarah and her team
Martine’s is the best. Not only is it an incredible bakery but also wonderful people!
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.
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.
Miki! We’ve updated our Best of the South Page with all the finalists for each category! https://southernweddings.com /best-south-wedding-awards/