Winner: Best Reception Venue, Best Special Event Space
Runner Up: Best Place to Get Married
For the third consecutive year, 5eleven Palafox has won this category confirming its reputation as the premier location for wedding receptions and special events. Housed in a historic building on South Palafox, 5eleven can host groups of up to 600 using its spacious inside, outside patio/garden area and its beautiful lawn under tents. 5eleven has an exclusive roster of Preferred Caterers that book events in this facility and that make every event special.
AISLINN KATE PHOTOGRAPHY
Winner: Best Wedding Photography
Aislinn Kate Rehwinkel has always loved photography, but it wasn’t until 2007 that she thought it could be a career. “My sweet husband asked me if I had ever considered doing photography ‘for real,’” she said. “It was like a light bulb went off over my head.” Because a photographer is spending an entire day with the happy couple, Rehwinkel and her team work together to go above and beyond photographer duties. “We have helped make emergency bouquets after a floral disaster, removed stains from gowns, and even taken the trash out—a happy client always results in better photos.”
Winner: Best Wedding DJ
Runner Up: Best Club DJ-Anyday DJ, Ramsey Coates
Anyday DJ is the only DJ on the Gulf Coast that can offer live musicians as well as a DJ act. The seamless mix of your specially picked songs, and an extensive library of music make a wedding reception—or any party for that matter— a true party. Anyday DJs exude fun and professionalism to help make your event memorable and have over 30 years of combined experience.
Winner: Best Wedding Caterer
Runner Up: Best Caterer, Culinary Productions-Gourmet Dinner Night
Owner Mike DeSorbo offers full-service catering that leaves a great impression on your guests and IN readers. Culinary Productions, Inc. executes to perfection events including large and small, intimate wedding receptions, corporate lunches, gourmet buffets, banquets, and more. Their Gourmet Dinner Nights have been big hits with IN readers.
Winner: Best Wedding Florist
Runner Up: Best Florist
Owner Shannon Pallin opened Fiore in 2008 and quickly established herself as a rising star, winning this category for two consecutive years. Pallin worked in California and New York before bringing her cutting edge style to the Southern Region. Fiore and staff work closely with Pensacola vendors, acting as a “one stop resource shop.” Fiore is full of unique fresh floral arrangements, beautiful silk flowers and other decorations—ever changing for whatever time of year the wedding is celebrated.
MEGAN K. EVENTS
Winner: Best Wedding Planner
Owner Megan Kennedy, along with staff, can create the wedding of your dreams with packages that range from full planning to consulting. No detail is left behind, making your special day stress free. Megan K. Events can also help with floral design, being the only event group in the local area with a floral designer on staff, as well as creating that perfect “thank you” gift. Kennedy and staff can also plan private and corporate events.
SASSAFRAS STATIONERY & GIFTS
Winner: Best Place to Buy Wedding Invitations
Saranne Soule Morrow loved buying school supplies as a little girl. “That passion translated to personalized papers as I grew up,” she said. Sassafras Stationery & Gifts works with over 200 vendors to help customers find the perfect paper, ink, design and accessories for every occasion. Unlike making your own invites, Sassafras works to make paper that is specially designed for you. “It is fun and a creative process to help customers find the perfect paper that reflects their individuality.”
Winner: Best Wedding Hair Salon, Best Hair Stylist-Cortney Campus
Runner Up: Best Hair Salon, Best Tanning Salon, Best Hair Stylist-Sarah Tucker
Style Downtown offers a variety of services including hair care, waxing, pedicures, manicures, make-up application and airbrush tanning. Their hair stylists are some of the most popular in Pensacola, with Cortney Campus winning Best Hair Stylist twice and Sarah Tucker finishing in the top three the last two years.