Nebraska Wedding Day's Best of 2023 - The Winners

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The results are in! Nebraska Wedding Day's annual awards program, Best of 2023, honors the most innovative and creative talent in the Nebraska wedding industry! These winners were chosen by their peers through an open voting process held online and were revealed at our Best of 2023 Awards on Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at The Gallery. Read more about the event here. 


Best Bridal Boutique - Blush Bridal Boutique

Finalists: Ellynne BridalFor The One Bridal


Best Bridesmaid Apparel - Ellynne Bridal

Finalists: Olive & Grace BridalWhite & Ivory


Best Mother-of-the-Bride Apparel - Olive & Grace Bridal

Finalists: Ellynne BridalWhite & Ivory


Best Menswear - Gentleman’s Choice Formal Wear

Finalists: Emsud's ClothiersTip Top Tux  


Best Gown Care and Preservation - Omaha Lace Cleaners

Finalists: Livi’s DesignsMax I. Walker  


Best Wedding Hair - Bungalow/8 + Satellite Salon

Finalists: Model Perfect AirbrushStory Beauty Agency


Best Wedding Makeup  - Model Perfect Airbrush

Finalists: Bungalow/8 + Satellite SalonEthereal Beauty & Wellness


Best Spa Services - Valo Wellness Spa

Finalists: De Novo SpaLied Lodge


Best Jeweler - Borsheims

Finalists: Nebraska DiamondSartor Hamann  


Best Officiant - I Tie The Knots Weddings

Finalists: I Choose You CeremoniesWeDo! Weddings & Events  


Best Wedding Planner - Rachel J. Events

Finalists: Rose Joy EventsStyled in White Events


Best Real Estate Agent for Newlyweds - Heidi Wubbels with Nebraska Realty

Finalists: Eliot Appleget with NextHomeSaidee Glantz with Nebraska Realty – Big Red Team  


Best Invitations - Dana Osborne Design

Finalists: Nicole Reher CreativeWandering Heart Paper Company


Best Calligraphy - Wandering Heart Paper Company

Finalists: Letter Lane Design StudioMiranda Writes  


Best Photography - Angie Jean Photography

Finalists: Laura Elizabeth PhotographyNikki McLeay Photography


Best Videography - Laura Elizabeth Photography

Finalists: Alisha Cerny FilmsComplete Weddings + Events


Best Photo Booth - Complete Weddings + Events

Finalists: Ackerman Weddings & EventsFoto Fun Spot


Best Dance Instruction - Vintage Ballroom

Finalists: Simply Ballroom


Best DJ - Complete Weddings + Events

Finalists: Ackerman Weddings & EventsImage Entertainment


Best Band - Downtown Collective

Finalists: EckoSomething Blu


Best Ceremony Music - Bel Canto Duo

Finalists: Holly SaalfeldKarlyn Music


Best Rentals & Décor - Hillcrest Wedding Décor Rentals

Finalists: Rachel J. RentalsWall Flower Omaha


Best Installation Design - Rachel J. Events

Finalists: Hillcrest Wedding Décor RentalsWall Flower Omaha


Best Florist - Lavish Flower Design

Finalists: Of The Earth Floral DesignRose Joy Events


Best Transportation - Ollie the Trolley

Finalists: Elite Party BusesVIP Limo


Best Caterer - Attitude on Food

Finalists: CL CreationsPatricia Catering & Cocktails


Best Wedding Cakes - Once Upon a Cake

Finalists: Butterfly BakeryThe Cake Rendezvous


Best Wedding Desserts - Butterfly Bakery

Finalists: Lulubee Artisanal ChocolatesOnce Upon a Cake


Best Wedding Favors - Rose Joy Events

Finalists: Lulubee Artisanal ChocolatesWax Buffalo


Best Guest Accommodations - Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District

Finalists: The Farnam, Autograph Collection HotelLied Lodge


Best Rehearsal Dinner Venue - Lied Lodge

Finalists: Café PostaleThe Farnam, Autograph Collection Hotel


Best Barn Venue - The Barn at Galyen Farms

Finalists: The Barn at Ackerhurst Dairy FarmLied Lodge


Best Winery/Vineyard Venue - Bella Terre Vineyard & Reception Hall

Finalists: Glacial Till VineyardSoaring Wings


Best Hotel Venue - The Farnam, Autograph Collection Hotel

Finalists: The GalleryKimpton Cottonwood Hotel


Best Country Club / Golf Course Venue - Wilderness Ridge

Finalists: Champions RunTiburon Golf Club


Best Historic Venue - The Durham Museum

Finalists: Arbor Day Farm / Lied LodgeCafé Postale


Best Museum Venue - The Durham Museum

Finalist: Joslyn Art Museum


Best Intimate Venue The James House

Finalists: Amber Lea AcresCafé Postale


Best Venue in Nebraska - Lied Lodge

Finalists: The Durham MuseumOmaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium


Best New Vendor - Olive & Grace Bridal

Finalists: Amber Lea AcresThe James House


Best Overall Wedding Vendor - Complete Weddings + Events

Finalists: Angie Jean PhotographyRachel J. Events


Member of the Year - Laura Elizabeth Photography



Best Paper Goods

Best Paper GoodsClove & Cherie


Best Dessert Display

Best Dessert DisplaySuper Sue’s Sweet Shoppe, Rabbit Hole Bakery and Super Saver with Florals by Of the Earth Florals


Best Bouquet

Best BouquetDistrict 2 Floral Studio


Best Dressed

Best Dressed

Best Dressed – Real Couple Caitlin Donahue and Zach Pollard 


Best Event Design

Best Event Design

Best Event Design

Best Event DesignLovestruck Events 


Best Photo

Best Photo Anna Brace Photography