Best of Wedding Awards 2013

Presented by Charlotte Wedding




Left to right: Whitney Parker, Hayden Olivia/Whitney Alyssa; CJ Bostrom, J.Major’s Bridal Boutique; Rev. Rebecca Nagy; Andrew Matroni, Queen City Catering; Shannon Cudmore, Queen City Catering; Amy Craparo, WOW Factor Cakes

PHOTOGRAPHY BY LOGAN CYRUS

Charlotte Wedding’s first Best of Wedding (BOW) Awards program began when we sent out a survey in September 2013 to our master list of more than 900 Charlotte-area wedding professionals asking them “who would you use if you were getting married?” The results are our 2013 BOW Awards winners. Congratulations!

Charlotte Wedding will celebrate the BOW Award winners at the Charlotte City Club on January 29, 2014. BOW winners will enjoy a fun evening with food, drinks, entertainment and a chance to mingle with brides-to-be. Brides attending the event will have the chance to win a tropical vacation provided by Mann Travels and the opportunity to bid on items from BOW Award winners in our silent auction. The proceeds from this fundraiser will go to our charity partners’ education foundations. These organizations are the Charlotte Chapters of the National Association of Catering Executives (NACE), the National Association of Wedding Professionals (NAWP) and the International Special Events Society (ISES). For more information on how you can mingle with the Best of Wedding winners log on to www.CLTWedding.com

ACCESSORIES

Best Overall
Hayden Olivia Bridal

Hair Accessories
Aubre’s Bridal 

Veils
Aubre’s Bridal

Gentleman’s Ties
Nordstrom

Shoes- Men
Nordstrom

Shoes- Women
Nordstrom


ATTIRE

BEST OVERALL
J. Major’s Bridal Boutique

Bridal Gown
J. Major’s Bridal Boutique

Bridesmaid Dress
J. Major’s Bridal Boutique - TIE

Bridesmaid Dress
NY Bride and Groom - TIE

Suit
Men’s Wearhouse

Tux
Men’s Wearhouse

Flower Girl Dress
Classic Bride & Formals

Mother of the Bride
J. Major’s Bridal Boutique - TIE

Mother of the Bride
Classic Bride & Formals - TIE

 

Left to right: Donna Santoro-O’Malley, The Honeymoon Planner; Frank Deaton, Cunningham Cleaners; Jessica Lamb, Diamonds Direct; Shirley Mendenhall, Cunningham Cleaners; Crystal Stokes, Crystal Stokes Photography; Lindsay Regan Thorne, Be Pretty


BLOG

Best Overall
Style Me Pretty


CATERER

Best Overall
Queen City Catering Company


CLERGY

Best Overall
Reverend Rebecca Nagy


CONFECTIONS

Best Overall
The Wow Factor Cakes

Cupcakes
Polka Dot Bake Shop

Groom’s Cake
The Wow Factor Cakes

Wedding Cake
The Wow Factor Cakes


DECOR/RENTALS

Best Overall
Party Reflections

Furniture
AFR Furniture Rental

Linens
Party Reflections

Tents
Party Reflections


ENTERTAINMENT

Best Overall
Split Second Sound

Live Music: Ceremony
Charlotte Strings for Events

Live Music: Reception
East Coast Entertainment

Performers
East Coast Entertainment

Photobooths
Shutterbooth

DJ
Split Second Sound


EVENT PLANNERS

Best Overall
Carolina Wedding Design   

(Budget $30,000 +)
Style Perfect Weddings & Events

(Budget $75,000 +)
Ivy Robinson

Most Creative
Ivy Robinson


FLORALS

Best Overall
Lily Greenthumb’s


GOWN PRESERVATION

Best Overall
Cunningham Cleaners

 

Left to right: Karen Greenoe, Lily Greenthumb’s; Kristin Dills, Lily Greenthumb’s; George Greenoe, Lily Greenthumb’s; Vinny Esposito, Split Second Sound; Diane Esposito, Split Second Sound


HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Best Overall
Be Pretty

Facials
The Spa at Ballantyne

Massage
The Spa at Ballantyne

Hair Stylist
Be Pretty     

Make-up Artist
Be Pretty  

Sunless Tanning
Palm Beach Tan 

Mani-Pedi Salon
Polished Nail Bar and Salon

Fitness Center
YMCA

Yoga Studio
Yoga One


HONEYMOON PLANNER

Best Overall
The Honeymoon Planner


JEWELERS

Best Overall
Diamonds Direct

Fine Jewelry
Diamonds Direct

Costume Jewelry
Kristin Hayes Jewelry


PHOTOGRAPHERS

Best Overall
Crystal Stokes Photography

Boudoir
Critsey Rowe Photography

Bridal Portrait
Kristin Vining Photography

Black & White
Richard Israel 

Engagement
Smitten and Hooked


REGISTRY

Best Overall
Crate and Barrel

Home Appliances
Crate and Barrel     

China
Belk, Inc. 

Linen
Pottery Barn - TIE   

Linen
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. - TIE    

 

Left to right: Isabella Amorim-Kuhner and Gail Allen, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden; Debra Hall, Olive Paper 


STATIONERY

Best Overall
Olive Paper    


TRANSPORTATION

Best Overall
Rose Chauffeured Transportation

Buses
Rose Chauffeured Transportation 

Vintage Cars
Royal Rides     

Limousines
SilverFox Limos

Unique Transportation
Trolley of the Carolinas     


VENUES

Best Overall
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Restaurant
Bentley’s on 27 - TIE   

Restaurant
Bonterra - TIE   

Rehearsal Dinner Site
Byron’s South End

Outdoor
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Bridal Shower Site
The Duke Mansion

Historic Site
The Duke Mansion 

Bar/Night Club
Label Charlotte

Museum
Mint Museum Uptown

Hotel
The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte


VIDEOGRAPHER 

Best Overall
Crown Alley Films

Left to right: Maurisa Beaver; Dan Hooks, Party Reflections; Heather Goodall Bryson, Carolina Wedding Design; Erin Hunter-Watters; Cortenay Munn Matters, Carolina Wedding Design

 

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