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Nebraska Wedding Day’s Best of 2020: The Finalists

We are excited to announce Nebraska Wedding Day’s Best of 2020 Finalists! Read the full list here.

Best Dress Shop

Blush Bridal Boutique

Ellynne Bridal

Noa Brides

 

Best Bridesmaid Dress

The Bridal Collection

Dream Dress Express

Ellynne Bridal

 

Best Mother of the Bride Apparel

adorned Bridal

The Bridal Collection

Ellynne Bridal

 

Best Gown Care and Preservation

Max I. Walker

Omaha Lace Cleaners

Tip Top Tux

 

Best Menswear

Gentleman’s Choice Formal Wear

Mr. Tuxedo

Tip Top Tux

 

Best Hair and Makeup

Bobbys & Blush

Bungalow/8 Hairdressing

Candace White Makeup Artist

 

Best Spa Services

Body Nouveaux Spa

De Novo Spa

Lied Lodge & Conference Center

 

Best Jeweler

Borsheims 

Nebraska Diamond

Riddle’s Jewelry

 

Best Officiant

Hello Beautiful Bridal & Formal Wear

I Choose You Ceremonies

We Do! Weddings and Events

 

Best Wedding Planner

Event Design 

Rachel J. Events

We Do! Wedding and Events

 

Best Invitations

Cornhusker Beverage and Bridal

Dana Osborne Design

RSVP

 

Best Calligraphy 

Emily Jessen Photography

Letter Lane Design

Miranda Writes

 

Best Photography

Emily Jessen Photography

Nikki McLeay Photography

Sam Areman Photo

 

Best Videography

Alisha Cerny Films

A Final Take Films & DJ

Lacework Films

 

Best Dance Instruction 

Omaha Ballroom

Simply Ballroom

Vintage Ballroom

 

Best Rental and Decor

AAA Rents & Events Services

Elite Events Rental

Hillcrest Wedding Decor Rentals

 

Best Transportation

Leisure Limousine & Sedan

Ollie the Trolley

VIP Sedan & Limousine

 

Best Florist

Grow with the Flow

Petals to Platinum

Russ’s Market

 

Best Caterer

Attitude on Food

Catering Creations

Chez Hay Catering

 

Best Wedding Cakes & Desserts

Cake Expressions, Inc.

Russ’s Market

Sweet Cakes & Roses

 

Best Accommodations

Graduate Lincoln

The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel

Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District 

 

Best Rehearsal Dinner Venue

Lauritzen Gardens

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

Wilderness Ridge

 

Best Barn Venue

The Barn at Ackerhurst Dairy Farm

Creekside Event Barn at Roca Berry Farm

Lied Lodge & Conference Center

 

Best Winery/Vineyard Venue

Bella Terre Reception Hall and Vineyard 

The Fountains Ballroom & Vineyard 

Slattery Vintage Estates

 

Best Country Club or Golf Club Venue

The Club at Indian Creek 

Tiburon Golf Club and Banquet Facility 

Wilderness Ridge

 

Best Historic Venue

The Durham Museum

Lied Lodge & Conference Center

Orpheum Theater

 

Best Museum Venue

The Durham Museum 

Joslyn Art Museum 

Sheldon Museum of Art 

 

Best Venue in Nebraska

Lauritzen Gardens

Lied Lodge & Conference Center

Wilderness Ridge

TOP OF THE TIARA — All-Around Best Wedding Vendor

Lied Lodge & Conference Center

Roca Berry Farm

Wilderness Ridge

Brides Save Lives: Share Your Story to Win!

BHLDN is celebrating essential workers during this tough time by giving away 100 dresses.

While the world goes through some strange and unprecedented times, there are so many people playing very critical roles that are often taken for granted, despite being the backbone of our communities. From the doctors on the frontlines to the moms who are caring for family members while balancing working from home, they are all playing critical roles, and BHLDN wants to celebrate the brides-to-be who are working in these capacities.

Are you planning your wedding while supporting us and others through this challenging time? BHLDN recognizes how difficult wedding planning can be under normal circumstances, so they are giving away 100 gowns to those who are making an impact during these trying times. Every story is different, and no contribution is too small, so go ahead and share your #BridesSaveLives story for a chance to win your dream gown from BHLDN!

Enter to win here:bhldn.com/pages/brides-save-lives-wedding-dress-giveaway

VENDOR AVAILABILITY FALL & WINTER 2020

If you’re rescheduling (or even just beginning the planning process), this year is different and difficult, but we’re here to help.

To the strong couples and the steadfast vendors, we feel for you during these difficult times, and we are here for all of you! We want to help in any way we can.

If you’re in the midst of rescheduling your big day, first of all, don’t worry—your day will happen! Secondly, we want to make it a quick, easy, and positive experience. We recently interviewed some local vendors to share their advice with you (read it here), and now we’d like to take it a step further. We’ve been working behind the scenes with our directory of amazing vendors to get their availability for the fall and winter of this year, and now you have it all right here at your fingertips!

HOW TO USE IT

It is organized first by month, then by vendor category. Simply scroll to your preferred month, then scroll down to the type of vendor you are looking for. You’ll find each vendor’s contact information, as well as the weekend dates (Friday, Saturday and Sundays only) that they are available listed below their name. We will be updating this list bi-weekly.

So go grab your favorite beverage, sit back, take a deep breath, try to relax, and just scroll. It’s that easy!

Also, a big thank you to these awesome vendors for helping us make this happen! Despite this being a difficult time for small businesses, which many of them are, these vendors are a blessing to our local wedding industry as they continue to remain encouraging and supportive to their beloved brides and grooms.

Available Anytime

BRIDAL APPAREL

adorned Bridal | adornedbridalne.com | adornedbridalne@gmail.com | Lincoln area

 

Ellynne Bridal | ellynnebridal.cominfo@ellynnebridal.com | Located in Lincoln, NE Serving all of Nebraska

Hello Beautiful Bridal & Formal Wear| hellobeautifulbridal.com | hello@hellobeautifulbridal.com | Kearney, Central NE

DÉCOR & RENTALS

Elite Events Rental | www.eliteeventsrental.com | info@eliteeventsrental.com | Southeast Nebraska

PARTY LYK-A PRO | www.facebook.com/partylykapro | partylykapro@gmail.com | NEBRASKA/IOWA

Petals to Platinum Rentals | www.petalstoplatinum.com/ | lindsey@petalstoplatinum.com | Lincoln

  •  Inquire via email for floral availability

STATIONERY

Cornhusker Beverage & Bridal | cornhuskerbeverage.com | info@cornhuskerbeverage.com | all regions

Dana Osborne Design | danaosbornedesign.com | hello@danaosbornedesign.com | All Regions

RSVP | www.rsvpnotes.com | nanci@rsvpnotes.comEastern Nebraska (Omaha/Lincoln) Western Iowa (Council Bluffs)

Tara’s Designs | tarasdesigns.com | info@tarasdesigns.com | Nebraska, Western NE, Central NE, Eastern NE, Lincoln, Omaha, Western IA

Photography

Sam Areman Photo & Associates | samaremanphoto.com | contact@samaremanphoto.com | Lincoln & Omaha

July

Venues

Anthony’s Steakhouse Grand Ballroom | anthonyssteakhouse.com | emma@anthonyssteakhouse.com | All of Nebraska/Iowa

  • 4,17,18, 24, 25

the.diamond.room | diamondroomomaha.com | sales@diamondroomomaha.com | Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln etc.

  • 10, 31

The Durham Museum | durhammuseum.org/  | rentals@durhammuseum.org | Nebraska, Eastern NE, Omaha, Western IA

  • 3, 5, 17, 19, 24, 26

The Fountains Ballroom | thefountainsweddings.com | thefountainsweddings@gmail.com | Eastern Nebraska & Western Iowa

  • 5, 12, 19, 24, 26

Lauritzen Gardens | lauritzengardens.org | rentals@omahabotanicalgardens.org | Eastern Nebraska, Omaha, Western Iowa, Nebraska (NOTE: not exclusive/garden open to the public until 8 p.m.)

  • 24, 25, 26

Lied Lodge at Arbor Day Farm | liedlodge.org | weddings@arbordayfarm.org | Southeast Nebraska, Eastern Nebraska, Omaha Metro Region

  • 3, 5, 10, 12, 18, 24, 25, 26, 31

Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District | www.downtownomahamarriott.com | sarahherting@marcushotels.com | Omaha Area

Capitol Ballroom 2020

  • 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 26

Gallery 2020

  • 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 31

Slattery Vintage Estates | SVEvineyards.com | info@SVEvineyards.com | Southeast Nebraska,   Eastern Nebraska,  Western Iowa (NOTE: We only do one wedding per weekend.  Smaller weddings after October are best.)

  • 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 24, 25, 26, 31

Thompson Alumni Center | unomaha.edu/thompson-center | ssummers@unoalumni.org | the Greater Omaha region (NOTE:  Sundays are available only for Outdoor ceremonies between 4pm – 8pm)

  • 5,10,11,12,19, 24, 26

The Venue at Highlander | HighlanderOmaha.com/thevenue | events@seventyfivenorth.com | Omaha, NE

  • 5, 12

Wilderness Ridge | wildernessridgegolf.com/ | tnagle@wildernessridgegolf.com | Lincoln, Nebraska (Southeast Region)

  • 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 31

Photography

Kaylie Sirek Photography | kayliesirek.com | hello@kayliesirek.com | Everywhere

  • 10, 11, 17, 25, 31

Kirstina E. Photography | kirstinaephotography.com | kirstinaephotography@gmail.com | East,West, North, South – Central

  • 17, 18

Megan Kovar Photography | megankovarphotography.com | megankovarphoto@yahoo.com | Central and Eastern NE

  • 3, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31

Planners

Rachel J. Events | racheljevents.com | rachel@racheljevents.com | Omaha, NE

  • 10, 11, 12, 19, 24, 31

Beauty & Health

Model Perfect Airbrush | mpairbrush.com | modelperfectairbrush@gmail.com | All Regions Nebraska & Iowa

  • 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31

CATERING

Attitude on Food | attitudeonfood.com/ | kaylin@attitudeonfood.com | Omaha

  • 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31

VIDEOGRAPHY

Alisha Cerny Films | alishacernyfilms.com | contact@alishacernyfilms.com | Southeast Nebraska, Central Nebraska, Northeast Nebraska

  • 24, 25, 31

CAKES & DESSERTS

Cake Expressions, Inc. | cakeexpressionsinc.com | Debbie@Cakeexpressionsinc.com | Omaha Metro Area, Bellevue, Plattsmouth, Council Bluffs

  • 10, 11, 12, 18,  24, 25, 26

August

Venues

Anthony’s Steakhouse Grand Ballroom | anthonyssteakhouse.com | emma@anthonyssteakhouse.com | All of Nebraska/Iowa

  • 1,15

the.diamond.room | diamondroomomaha.com | sales@diamondroomomaha.com | Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln etc.

  • 7, 14, 21, 28

The Durham Museum | https://durhammuseum.org/  | rentals@durhammuseum.org | Nebraska, Eastern NE, Omaha, Western IA

  • 2, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30

The Fountains Ballroom | thefountainsweddings.com | thefountainsweddings@gmail.com | Eastern Nebraska & Western Iowa

  • 2, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 30

Lauritzen Gardens | lauritzengardens.org | rentals@omahabotanicalgardens.org | Eastern Nebraska, Omaha, Western Iowa, Nebraska

  • 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23

Lied Lodge at Arbor Day Farm | liedlodge.org | weddings@arbordayfarm.org | Southeast Nebraska, Eastern Nebraska, Omaha Metro Region

  • 7, 14, 15, 16, 21, 23, 30

Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District | www.downtownomahamarriott.com | sarahherting@marcushotels.com | Omaha Area

Capitol Ballroom 2020

    • 2, 7, 9, 15, 28, 29, 30

Gallery 2020

  • 2, 7, 8, 9, 15, 21, 23, 28, 29, 30

Simply Ballroom | simply-ballroom.com | simply.ballroom@gmail.com | Omaha Nebraska

  • 23, 30

Slattery Vintage Estates | SVEvineyards.com | info@SVEvineyards.com | Southeast Nebraska,   Eastern Nebraska,  Western Iowa (NOTE: We only do one wedding per weekend.  Smaller weddings after October are best)

  • 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

Thompson Alumni Center | unomaha.edu/thompson-center | ssummers@unoalumni.org | the Greater Omaha region (NOTE:  Sundays are available only for Outdoor ceremonies between 4pm – 8pm)

  • 2, 7, 9, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30

The Venue at Highlander | HighlanderOmaha.com/thevenue | events@seventyfivenorth.com | Omaha, NE

  • 2, 7, 9, 16, 23, 30

Vintage Venue | vintagevenuebeatrice.com/ | vintagevenueevents@gmail.com | Southeast region 

  • 8

Wilderness Ridge | wildernessridgegolf.com/ | tnagle@wildernessridgegolf.com | Lincoln, Nebraska (Southeast Region)

  • 1, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

Photography

John Moler Photography | Johnmoler.comJohn@johnmoler.com | Nebraska (Omaha / Lincoln)

  • 1, 2, 7, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 23

Kaylie Sirek Photography | kayliesirek.com | hello@kayliesirek.com | Everywhere

  • 7, 14, 21, 28

Kirstina E. Photography | kirstinaephotography.com | kirstinaephotography@gmail.comEast,West, North, South – Central

  • 15, 28, 29

Megan Kovar Photography | megankovarphotography.com | megankovarphoto@yahoo.com | Central and Eastern NE

  • 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

Planners

Rachel J. Events | racheljevents.com | rachel@racheljevents.com | Omaha, NE

  • 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16

Beauty & Health

Model Perfect Airbrush | mpairbrush.com | modelperfectairbrush@gmail.com | All Regions Nebraska & Iowa

  • 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

CATERING

Attitude on Food | attitudeonfood.com/ | kaylin@attitudeonfood.com | Omaha

  • 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

VIDEOGRAPHY

Alisha Cerny Films | alishacernyfilms.com | contact@alishacernyfilms.com | Southeast Nebraska, Central Nebraska, Northeast Nebraska

  • 1, 8, 28, 29

CAKES & DESSERTS

Cake Expressions, Inc. | cakeexpressionsinc.com | Debbie@Cakeexpressionsinc.com | Omaha Metro Area, Bellevue, Plattsmouth, Council Bluffs

  • 7, 8, 21, 22

September

Venues

Anthony’s Steakhouse Grand Ballroom | anthonyssteakhouse.com | emma@anthonyssteakhouse.com | All of Nebraska/Iowa

  • 4, 11, 18, 26

the.diamond.room | diamondroomomaha.com | sales@diamondroomomaha.com | Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln etc.

  • 4, 11, 18, 25

The Durham Museum | durhammuseum.org/  | rentals@durhammuseum.org | Nebraska, Eastern NE, Omaha, Western IA

  • 4, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25

The Fountains Ballroom | thefountainsweddings.com | thefountainsweddings@gmail.com | Eastern Nebraska & Western Iowa

  • 4, 11, 20, 27

Lauritzen Gardens | lauritzengardens.org | rentals@omahabotanicalgardens.org | Eastern Nebraska, Omaha, Western Iowa, Nebraska

  • 4, 11, 13

Lied Lodge at Arbor Day Farm | liedlodge.org | weddings@arbordayfarm.org | Southeast Nebraska, Eastern Nebraska, Omaha Metro Region

  • 4, 13, 25, 27

Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District | www.downtownomahamarriott.com | sarahherting@marcushotels.com | Omaha Area

Capitol Ballroom 2020

    • 4, 6, 11, 12, 27

Gallery 2020

  • 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 26

Simply Ballroom | simply-ballroom.com | simply.ballroom@gmail.com | Omaha Nebraska

  • 13, 20, 27

Slattery Vintage Estates | SVEvineyards.com | info@SVEvineyards.com | Southeast Nebraska,   Eastern Nebraska,  Western Iowa (NOTE: We only do one wedding per weekend.  Smaller weddings after October are best)

  • 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

Soirée Room | www.SoireeRoom.com | events@soireeroom.com | Omaha

  • 4, 6, 13,  27

Thompson Alumni Center | unomaha.edu/thompson-center | ssummers@unoalumni.org | the Greater Omaha region (NOTE:  Sundays are available only for Outdoor ceremonies between 4pm – 8pm)

  • 4, 5, 6, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27

Tiburon Golf Club and Banquet Facility | tiburongolf.com | events@tiburongolf.com | Omaha, Gretna, Papillion NE

  • 6, 13, 20, 27

The Venue at Highlander | HighlanderOmaha.com/thevenue | events@seventyfivenorth.com | Omaha, NE

  • 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 27

Vintage Venue | vintagevenuebeatrice.com/ | vintagevenueevents@gmail.com | Southeast region 

  • 18, 19 

Wilderness Ridge|wildernessridgegolf.com/ | tnagle@wildernessridgegolf.com | Lincoln, Nebraska (Southeast Region)

  • 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27

Planners

Rachel J. Events | racheljevents.com | rachel@racheljevents.com | Omaha, NE

  • 11, 13, 18, 20

Photography

John Moler Photography | Johnmoler.comJohn@johnmoler.com | Nebraska (Omaha / Lincoln)

  • 4, 5, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27

Kaylie Sirek Photography | kayliesirek.com | hello@kayliesirek.com | Everywhere

  • 11, 18, 19, 25

Kirstina E. Photography | kirstinaephotography.com | kirstinaephotography@gmail.comEast,West, North, South – Central

  • 11, 12, 25, 26

M. Julie Photo | mariajulie.com | mjuliephoto@gmail.com | Omaha/Lincoln and surrounding areas

  • 4, 6, 11, 18, 20, 25, 27

Megan Kovar Photography | megankovarphotography.com | megankovarphoto@yahoo.com | Central and Eastern NE

  • 4, 6, 18, 19, 20

Beauty & Health

Model Perfect Airbrush | mpairbrush.com | modelperfectairbrush@gmail.com | All Regions Nebraska & Iowa

  • 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

CATERING

Attitude on Food | attitudeonfood.com/ | kaylin@attitudeonfood.com | Omaha

  • 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

VIDEOGRAPHY

Alisha Cerny Films | alishacernyfilms.com | contact@alishacernyfilms.com | Southeast Nebraska, Central Nebraska, Northeast Nebraska

  • 12, 19

CAKES & DESSERTS

Cake Expressions, Inc. | cakeexpressionsinc.com | Debbie@Cakeexpressionsinc.com | Omaha Metro Area, Bellevue, Plattsmouth, Council Bluffs

  • 4, 18, 29, 20, 25, 26, 27

October

Venues

Anthony’s Steakhouse Grand Ballroom | anthonyssteakhouse.com | emma@anthonyssteakhouse.com | All of Nebraska/Iowa

  • 2, 30, 31

the.diamond.room | diamondroomomaha.com | sales@diamondroomomaha.com | Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln etc.

  • 2, 16, 30, 31

The Durham Museum | durhammuseum.org/  | rentals@durhammuseum.org | Nebraska, Eastern NE, Omaha, Western IA

  • 4, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25

The Fountains Ballroom | thefountainsweddings.com | thefountainsweddings@gmail.com | Eastern Nebraska & Western Iowa

  • 4, 9, 11, 18, 23, 25, 30

Lauritzen Gardens | lauritzengardens.org | rentals@omahabotanicalgardens.org | Eastern Nebraska, Omaha, Western Iowa, Nebraska

  • 9, 17, 18, 23, 30, 31

Lied Lodge at Arbor Day Farm | liedlodge.org | weddings@arbordayfarm.org | Southeast Nebraska, Eastern Nebraska, Omaha Metro Region

  • 4, 9, 11, 18, 23, 24, 30, 31

Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District | www.downtownomahamarriott.com | sarahherting@marcushotels.com | Omaha Area

Capitol Ballroom 2020

  • 4, 6, 11, 12, 27

Gallery 2020

  • 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 18, 24, 25, 30, 31

Slattery Vintage Estates | SVEvineyards.com | info@SVEvineyards.com | Southeast Nebraska,   Eastern Nebraska,  Western Iowa (NOTE: We only do one wedding per weekend.  Smaller weddings after October are best)

  • 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31

Soirée Room | www.SoireeRoom.com | events@soireeroom.com | Omaha

  • 4, 9, 10, 11, 18, 25

Thompson Alumni Center | unomaha.edu/thompson-center | ssummers@unoalumni.org | the Greater Omaha region

  • 2, 4, 11, 18, 23, 25, 30, 31

Tiburon Golf Club and Banquet Facility | tiburongolf.com | events@tiburongolf.com | Omaha, Gretna, Papillion NE

  • 23, 30, 31

The Venue at Highlander | HighlanderOmaha.com/thevenue | events@seventyfivenorth.com | Omaha, NE

  • 9, 11, 24, 25, 30, 31

Vintage Venue | vintagevenuebeatrice.com/ | vintagevenueevents@gmail.com | Southeast region 

  • 16, 17, 24, 30, 31

Wilderness Ridge | wildernessridgegolf.com/ | tnagle@wildernessridgegolf.com | Lincoln, Nebraska (Southeast Region)

  • 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31

Photography

John Moler Photography | Johnmoler.comJohn@johnmoler.com | Nebraska (Omaha / Lincoln)

  • 2, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 18, 25

Kaylie Sirek Photography | kayliesirek.com | hello@kayliesirek.com | Everywhere

  • 2, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23

Kirstina E. Photography | kirstinaephotography.com | kirstinaephotography@gmail.comEast,West, North, South – Central

  • 24

M. Julie Photo | mariajulie.com | mjuliephoto@gmail.com | Omaha/Lincoln and surrounding areas

  • 9, 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 25, 30, 31

Megan Kovar Photography | megankovarphotography.com | megankovarphoto@yahoo.com | Central and Eastern NE

  • 2, 3, 23, 24, 25

Planners

Rachel J. Events | racheljevents.com | rachel@racheljevents.com | Omaha, NE

  • 2, 3, 4, 23, 25

Beauty & Health

Model Perfect Airbrush | mpairbrush.com | modelperfectairbrush@gmail.com | All Regions Nebraska & Iowa

  • 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30

CATERING

Attitude on Food | attitudeonfood.com/ | kaylin@attitudeonfood.com | Omaha

  • 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31

VIDEOGRAPHY

Alisha Cerny Films | www.alishacernyfilms.com | contact@alishacernyfilms.com | Southeast Nebraska, Central Nebraska, Northeast Nebraska

  • 2, 3, 9, 16, 23, 24, 30, 31

CAKES & DESSERTS

Cake Expressions, Inc. | cakeexpressionsinc.com | Debbie@Cakeexpressionsinc.com | Omaha Metro Area, Bellevue, Plattsmouth, Council Bluffs

  • 3, 4, 23, 24, 25

November

Venues

Anthony’s Steakhouse Grand Ballroom | anthonyssteakhouse.com | emma@anthonyssteakhouse.com | All of Nebraska/Iowa

  • 20, 21, 27, 28

the.diamond.room | diamondroomomaha.com | sales@diamondroomomaha.com | Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln etc.

  • 6, 7, 13, 14, 20

The Durham Museum | durhammuseum.org/  | rentals@durhammuseum.org | Nebraska, Eastern NE, Omaha, Western IA

  • 1, 6, 8, 14, 15, 28, 29

The Fountains Ballroom | thefountainsweddings.com | thefountainsweddings@gmail.com | Eastern Nebraska & Western Iowa

  • 1, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 29

Lauritzen Gardens | lauritzengardens.org | rentals@omahabotanicalgardens.org | Eastern Nebraska, Omaha, Western Iowa, Nebraska (NOTE: Dates with * are not exclusive/garden open to the public until 8 p.m.)

  • 6, 7, 8, 21*, 28* 

Lied Lodge at Arbor Day Farm | liedlodge.org | weddings@arbordayfarm.org | Southeast Nebraska, Eastern Nebraska, Omaha Metro Region

  • 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29

Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District | www.downtownomahamarriott.com | sarahherting@marcushotels.com | Omaha Area

Capitol Ballroom 2020

  • 7, 15, 20, 22, 27, 28, 29

Gallery 2020

  • 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29

Simply Ballroom | simply-ballroom.com | simply.ballroom@gmail.com | Omaha Nebraska

  • 1, 8, 21, 22, 25, 29

Slattery Vintage Estates | SVEvineyards.com | info@SVEvineyards.com | Southeast Nebraska,   Eastern Nebraska,  Western Iowa (NOTE: We only do one wedding per weekend.  Smaller weddings after October are best)

  • 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29

Soirée Room | www.SoireeRoom.com | events@soireeroom.com | Omaha

  • 1, 6, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 29

Thompson Alumni Center | unomaha.edu/thompson-center | ssummers@unoalumni.org | the Greater Omaha region (NOTE:  Sundays are available only for Outdoor ceremonies between 4pm – 8pm)

  • 6, 7, 8, 15, 20, 21, 22, 28, 29

Tiburon Golf Club and Banquet Facility | tiburongolf.com | events@tiburongolf.com | Omaha, Gretna, Papillion NE

  • 14, 21, 28

The Venue at Highlander | HighlanderOmaha.com/thevenue | events@seventyfivenorth.com | Omaha, NE

  • 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29

Vintage Venue | vintagevenuebeatrice.com/ | vintagevenueevents@gmail.com | Southeast region 

  • 7, 20, 21

Wilderness Ridge | wildernessridgegolf.com/ | tnagle@wildernessridgegolf.com | Lincoln, Nebraska (Southeast Region)

  • 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29

Photography

John Moler Photography | Johnmoler.comJohn@johnmoler.com | Nebraska (Omaha / Lincoln)

  • 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22

Kaylie Sirek Photography | kayliesirek.com | hello@kayliesirek.com | Everywhere

  • 6, 7

Kirstina E. Photography | kirstinaephotography.com | kirstinaephotography@gmail.comEast,West, North, South – Central

  • 6, 7, 21

M. Julie Photo | mariajulie.com | mjuliephoto@gmail.com | Omaha/Lincoln and surrounding areas

  • 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29

Megan Kovar Photography | megankovarphotography.com | megankovarphoto@yahoo.com | Central and Eastern, NE

  • 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29

Planners

Rachel J. Events | racheljevents.com | rachel@racheljevents.com | Omaha, NE

  • 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15

Beauty & Health

Model Perfect Airbrush | mpairbrush.com | modelperfectairbrush@gmail.com | All Regions Nebraska & Iowa

  • 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 28, 29

CATERING

Attitude on Food | attitudeonfood.com/ | kaylin@attitudeonfood.com | Omaha

  • 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29

VIDEOGRAPHY

Alisha Cerny Films | alishacernyfilms.com | contact@alishacernyfilms.com | Southeast Nebraska, Central Nebraska, Northeast Nebraska

  • 6, 7, 28

CAKES & DESSERTS

Cake Expressions, Inc. | cakeexpressionsinc.com | Debbie@Cakeexpressionsinc.com | Omaha Metro Area, Bellevue, Plattsmouth, Council Bluffs

  • 5, 6, 20, 21

December

Venues

Anthony’s Steakhouse Grand Ballroom | anthonyssteakhouse.com | emma@anthonyssteakhouse.com | All of Nebraska/Iowa

  • 18, 19

the.diamond.room | diamondroomomaha.com | sales@diamondroomomaha.com | Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln etc.

  • 4, 5, 11, 12, 19

The Durham Museum | durhammuseum.org/  | rentals@durhammuseum.org | Nebraska, Eastern NE, Omaha, Western IA

  • 6, 11, 18, 20, 26, 27

The Fountains Ballroom | thefountainsweddings.com | thefountainsweddings@gmail.com | Eastern Nebraska & Western Iowa

  • 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 27

Lauritzen Gardens | lauritzengardens.org | rentals@omahabotanicalgardens.org | Eastern Nebraska, Omaha, Western Iowa, Nebraska (NOTE: Dates with * are not exclusive/garden open to the public until 8 p.m.)

  • 6*, 13*, 18*, 20*, 26*, 27*

Lied Lodge at Arbor Day Farm | liedlodge.org | weddings@arbordayfarm.org | Southeast Nebraska, Eastern Nebraska, Omaha Metro Region

  • 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District | www.downtownomahamarriott.com | sarahherting@marcushotels.com | Omaha Area

Capitol Ballroom 2020

  • 5, 6, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

Gallery 2020

  • 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

Simply Ballroom | simply-ballroom.com | simply.ballroom@gmail.com | Omaha Nebraska

  • 4, 11, 18, 6, 13, 20, 27

Slattery Vintage Estates | SVEvineyards.com | info@SVEvineyards.com | Southeast Nebraska,   Eastern Nebraska,  Western Iowa (NOTE: We only do one wedding per weekend.  Smaller weddings after October are best)

  • 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

Soirée Room | www.SoireeRoom.com | events@soireeroom.com | Omaha

  • 4, 6, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26, 27, 31

Thompson Alumni Center | www.unomaha.edu/thompson-center | ssummers@unoalumni.org | the Greater Omaha region (NOTE:  Sundays are available only for Outdoor ceremonies between 4pm – 8pm)

  • 4, 5, 6, 11, 13, 18, 19, 20

Tiburon Golf Club and Banquet Facility | tiburongolf.com | events@tiburongolf.com | Omaha, Gretna, Papillion NE

  • 18, 19

The Venue at Highlander | HighlanderOmaha.com/thevenue | events@seventyfivenorth.com | Omaha, NE

  • 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 20, 26, 27

Vintage Venue | vintagevenuebeatrice.com/ | vintagevenueevents@gmail.com | Southeast region 

  • 4, 5, 18, 19

Wilderness Ridge | wildernessridgegolf.com/ | tnagle@wildernessridgegolf.com | Lincoln, Nebraska (Southeast Region)

  • 6, 13, 20, 26, 27

Photography

John Moler Photography | Johnmoler.comJohn@johnmoler.com | Nebraska (Omaha / Lincoln)

  • 4, 5, 6, 11, 12

Kirstina E. Photography | kirstinaephotography.com | kirstinaephotography@gmail.comEast,West, North, South – Central

  • 4, 5, 18, 19

M. Julie Photo | mariajulie.com | mjuliephoto@gmail.com | Omaha/Lincoln and surrounding areas

  • 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19

Megan Kovar Photography | megankovarphotography.com | megankovarphoto@yahoo.com | Central and Eastern NE

  • 11, 12, 13

Planners

Rachel J. Events | racheljevents.com | rachel@racheljevents.com | Omaha, NE

  • 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 

Beauty & Health

Model Perfect Airbrush | mpairbrush.com | modelperfectairbrush@gmail.com | All Regions Nebraska & Iowa

  • 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26

CATERING

Attitude on Food | attitudeonfood.com/ | kaylin@attitudeonfood.com | Omaha

  • 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

VIDEOGRAPHY

Alisha Cerny Films | alishacernyfilms.com | contact@alishacernyfilms.com | Southeast Nebraska, Central Nebraska, Northeast Nebraska

  • 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19

CAKES & DESSERTS

Cake Expressions, Inc. | cakeexpressionsinc.com | Debbie@Cakeexpressionsinc.com | Omaha Metro Area, Bellevue, Plattsmouth, Council Bluffs

  • 12, 19

Modern Luxuries: Sleek, Glamorous Bridesmaid Styles

Bridesmaid dresses take a modern turn, courtesy of sleek silhouettes, jewel-toned palettes and minimalist accessories.

(Above) Bill Levkoff style No. 7107 rust chiffon halter dress with key-hole opening and Bell Levkoff style No. 7112 evergreen chiffon dress with ruffle-trim bodice from Ellynne Bridal. Beyond Beautiful emerald teardrop earrings from Hello Beautiful Bridal & Formal Wear. Yellow-gold and diamond bracelet, yellow-gold hoop earrings and yellow-gold and diamond collar necklace from Borsheims.

(Below) Allure Bridals style No. 1606 dusty rose stretch jersey wrap-waist dress and Sorella Vita style No. 8880 burgundy double-knit sheath dress from Hello Beautiful Bridal & Formal Wear. Starburst stud earrings from Noa Brides. Yellow-gold chain station necklace and Kendra Scott “Gia” geometric rose-gold earrings from Borsheims. On Harper, rhinestone sash collar from Dream Dress Express; on George, rhinestone crown headpiece from The Bridal Collection.

 

(Above) Vintage blush beaded dress, vintage black velvet floral beaded dress and gold stud earrings from Noa Brides. Rose-gold teardrop earrings from Dream Dress Express. Mattia Cielo coil diamond ring and Luisa Rosas white-gold oval diamond ring from Borsheims.

(Below) Mori Lee style No. 21559 fawn chiffon A-line dress with scoop neck and Mori Lee style No. 21634 bordeaux chiffon V-neck dress from adorned Bridal. Kendra Scott “Gia” geometric silver earrings, gold and diamond bracelets, and yellow-gold and diamond hoop earrings from Borsheims.

 

(Above) Johnathan Kayne style No. 8022 blue burnout velvet bell-sleeve dress, silver ruched-waist dress, and multi-colored gemstone bracelet from Dream Dress Express. White-gold ivy earrings and multi-strand collar necklace from Borsheims.

(Below) Sorella Vita style No. 9256 forest green satin halter dress with chiffon micro plunge and Morilee style No. 21573 navy satin spaghetti-strap V-neck dress from The Bridal Collection. Silver station necklace, Mattia Cielo coil diamond ring, silver hoop earrings and white-gold and diamond bracelet from Borsheims.

CREDITS
Photography: Jessica Blex Photography and Design,
Styling Assistants: Sam Areman + Amanda Leise
Location: The Kindler Hotel
Hair:Rebecca Forsyth + Eric Burden, BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing 
Makeup:Natasha Freeman, BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing
Videographer: Alisha Cerny Films
Talent:Regina Palmer + Kailee Lawrence, Sasha Models
Photo Shoot Coordination: Sam Areman + Amanda Leise

Go Retro: Mod Details for the Vintage Bride

The spirit of the ’60s is alive in today’s wedding-day beauty, with high-volume hair, sultry-but sweet makeup, and vintage-inspired jewelry that strikes a modish mood.

(Above) Yellow-gold ball stud earrings, Marika yellow-gold flower cluster pendant and cabochon rose quartz and sapphire ring from Borsheims. Adrianna Papell for House of Wu style No. 40234 long-sleeve beaded gown and cathedral veil from adorned Bridal

(Below) TARA Pearls moonstone bead necklace, Graymoor Lane Designs “Juniper” diamond and yellow-gold ring, and cushion-cut prasiolite earrings from Borsheims. Wtoo by Watters “Savannah” off-the-shoulder lace gown and birdcage veil from adorned Bridal.

 

(Above) Kendra Scott “Malika” mother-of-pearl earrings and Doves emerald-cut blue topaz, diamond and onyx ring from Borsheims. Moda Bella by Mary’s style No. MB2007 crepe A-line gown with flutter sleeve from adorned Bridal.

(Below) Freeform druzy quartz and diamond pendant and Marika “Honeycomb” yellow-gold and diamond ring from Borsheims. Adrianna Papell for House of Wu style No. 40238 beaded and sequined gown from adorned Bridal.

 

 

(Above) Yellow-gold oval beveled hoop earrings and bracelet and Graymoor Lane Designs “Juniper” diamond and yellow-gold ring from Borsheims. Martin Thornburg by Mon Cheri “Angelina” beaded gown with scalloped cap sleeves from adorned Bridal.

(Below) Yellow-gold multi-hoop earrings, Graymoor Lane Designs “Juniper” diamond and yellow-gold bangle bracelet, and “Artichoke” link yellow-gold bracelet from Borsheims. Moda Bella by Mary’s style No. MB2007 crepe gown with beaded back detail from adorned Bridal.

 

CREDITS

Photos: Kaylie Sirek Photography
Styling: Sarah Baumann Rogers
Styling Assistants: Sam Areman + Amanda Leise
Hair: Rebecca Forsyth for BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing
Makeup: Sekara Lorsch for BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing
Hair + Makeup: Eric Burden for BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing
Location: Graduate Lincoln
Talent: Lauren Speicher, Sasha Models
Videographer: Alisha Cerny Films
Photo Shoot Coordination: Sam Areman + Amanda Leise