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2013 Vendors of Distinction Awards
January 23, 2013

The Central Minnesota Wedding Association is proud to announce the 2013 Vendor Of Distinction Award winners.  These businesses were honored on January 22 at the St. Cloud Country Club for providing exceptional service to wedding clients in 2012.


Below you will find short excerpts from online reviews which were part of the criteria judges used to choose the 10 winners.


The Crown Room Banquet Center

When my fiancee and I were searching for a reception venue, one of our first stops was the Crown Room! My family friends were married there a few years earlier and guaranteed an excellent experience, and boy were they right! They took care of everything from napkins to cake. The coordinating team was amazing, always making sure that all of our questions were answered promptly. The dinner was phenonminal! 


Blooming Creations

I met with John thinking I had a great idea of what I wanted but he made it so much more lively, more unique, and so much better than what I could have imagined or done myself. And Blooming Creations delivered a worry-free set up by being on time and creating a beautiful presentation for our reception. 


We've Got it Covered

From start to finish - we couldn’t be happier with the service we received from We’ve Got it Covered. Erin responded immediately to my request for a quote and I never looked anywhere else. She was not only responsive whenever I needed her, but very affordable, very courteous and all went as we discussed. Our reception was stunning - the covers looked great.



Reichel's Catering & Event Center

The staff at Reichel's was amazing in how they handled our wedding. Two days before the wedding we had a few last minute RSVPs along with more than a few people that never RSVP'd showing up at the wedding. The staff was able to accommodate this last minute change and I was not even made aware of how far we were over booked until much later in the night when the nerves settled a bit.


Unique Moments Photography

Mike and Karen were over-the-top wonderful. From our initial meeting to discuss what they have to offer and what our needs were, to receiving the first proofs of our wedding photos, they have been thorough, professional, timely and have provided wonderful photos of our story and journey. Mike and Karen know what they're doing professionally, which results in great pictures. 


Destination Vacation

My husband and I had very high expectations for the destination of our honeymoon. Nichole quickly grasped what we were truly after (and stayed close to our budget) and sent over a narrowed list of options. This made our decision very easy. Our honeymoon was BEAUTIFUL!!! It was so nice to not worry about planning the honeymoon. Nichole made this process efficient and enjoyable so that we were able to focus on planning our wedding :) 
-Sarah & Kyle


Flamingo DJ & Photo Booth Service

Flamingo DJ did an amazing job at our wedding! We ordered up-lighting for our head table through them and also a monogram that read our names and date that was displayed on the dance floor all night long. Both features were absolutely stunning! As far as the music goes, they kept the dance floor full all night long and when it would start to slow down, they knew the exact song to play to get people back on the floor.


Kari Kraemer Photography

Kari worked closely with me to select the different shots we wanted as our wedding was unique since we did not have a bridal party. She adjusted to the situation with grace and polish and we ended up with amazing pictures!


Icing Dreams

My husband and I wanted a unique cake for our grooms cake. We had the idea of a cake that looked just like our boat. Icing dreams did a terrific job recreating the cake to look exactly like the boat. They were so detailed with every little piece on the boat down to the seats, the lettering on the motor, and everything else. They made our dream come true with their design. 


Pianist for Parties

Sharon Planer is amazing! I thought I would be a challenging client and she handled every single one of our requests with complete grace.  She is a beautiful piano player and wonderful to work with. One of our friends was a vocalist in our wedding and she had never sang in front of more than two people before. Sharon worked not only on all the music with her but also helped her with her confidence and poise as well.