2013 AACWP My Favorite Vendor Awards

Tuesday night was spent mingling with my fellow AACWP wedding planners and honoring some of the best vendors in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Each year we nominate those wedding industry vendors who we use time and time again because they are trustworthy, professional, and make our brides and grooms happy! The top nominees are listed and the vendor with the most votes wins. So what do you get when the BEST wedding planners get together for an event? You get an elegant VIP evening at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science which just opened its doors to the public in December and is so in demand that it is already booked through May. You get a visual showcase of the best in linens, floral, and lighting. But mostly, you get a lot of fun (and food)!

THE NOMINEES ARE (winners are underlined):

BAKERY - Dallas Affaires Cake Company; Fancy Cakes by Lauren; Panini Bakery and Cakes

INVITATIONS - Chips and Salsa Designs; Paper and Chocolate; Southern Fried Paper

TRANSPORTATION - Blue Diamond Limos; Premier Transportation; Romantic Remembrances; Wynne Transportation

VIDEOGRAPHER - Candlelight Films; Hakim Sons Films; Soulbox Productions

OFFICIANT - Rabbi David Gruber, Interfaith Wedding Rabbi; Ken Byrd, Love Notes Weddings; Marty Younkin, Love Notes Weddings

LIGHTING - Absolute Lighting; Beyond; Switch Event Lighting and Design

HAIR & MAKEUP - Elan Makeup Studio; Haute Facade; My Fabulous Faces

BRIDAL SALON - Lulu's Boutique; Neiman Marcus; Stardust Celebrations

DISC JOCKEY - Brian Prescott, Simply Music; Glenn Roush, Glenn Roush Entertainment; Randal Stout, Randal Stout Entertainment

BAND - Cuvee; Signed Sealed Delivered; The Project

CEREMONY SITE - Highland Park United Methodist Church; Perkins Chapel; Robert Carr Chapel

RECEPTION SITE - Arlington Hall; Marie Gabrielle; The Adolphus; The Ashton Depot

LINEN RENTALS - BBJ Linen; La Tavola; P.O.S.H

RENTALS - Ducky-Bob's Event Specialists; M & M Special Events; Shag Carpet

CATERER - Culinary Art Catering; Food Glorious Food; Gil's Elegant Catering

PHOTOGRAPHER - F8 Sudio; Jennifer Yarbro Photography; Joseph Mark Photography; Perez Photography

FLORAL DESIGN - Bella Flora of Dallas; Branching Out Floral and Event Design; The Garden Gate; The Wildflower

Cheers to all the nominees! I thank you for sharing the same dedication to your clients as I do. No one knows more than a planner how important your unique talents are to a successful wedding.