Arizona Bride's Best of 2023 Awards

Best of
Written by
Sydney Stevens

Arizona Bride’s Best of 2023 event was truly one for the ages. Hosted by Wrigley Mansion in Phoenix, the setting was perfect with its rich history, array of spaces for mingling and mountainous views. The inspiration for the black-tie event was timeless elegance featuring a neutral palette designed and planned by Black Tie Optional with additional help from amazing wedding professionals.

Guests were welcomed with glasses of bubbly and small bites as they made their way over to the magazine booth created by I Do Rentals to snap a picture. Phoenix Caricature also helped guests document the evening with their picture-perfect drawings. Gorgeous florals from Elements Design and Events adorned tables and effortlessly decorated the venue’s grand architecture. Adding a touch of luxe, rentals from Inner Space Design and Events filled the space as signage and décor from Creation by Rosie and vinyl by Shout! adhered to the glam theme. The violinist created an enchanting ambience and serenaded guests as they mingled before GME Event Group’s DJ played the hits, setting an energetic tone for the evening.

In the ceremony space, bowering floral installations by Lena’s Events and glowing chandeliers set a cinematic tone for the upcoming wins. Owner and CEO Sonja Babich started off the awards with an inspiring speech. Then, publisher Brittany O’Neill gave opening remarks before editor in chief, Chelsea Gibson presented the Editor's Choice awards honoring the best trends in design and photography from the wedding season. Finally, the Best of 2023 awards were handed out, based on votes from the public and the Arizona wedding industry. 

The wins were a catalyst for celebration as everyone gathered to the dance floor to dance the night away to GME Event Group’s incredible DJ. From start to finish the Arizona Bride’s Best of 2023 gala recognized and reveled in the talent and energy of the Arizona wedding community. A huge thank you to everyone who attended, supported us through the relaunch and sponsored the event; we are so thankful for all of you! Congratulations to the finalists and winners!

See the photo gallery by Kelly Birch Photography HERE!
Take a photo in the magazine box or with your award? See photos by Justine Grace Photography HERE

Opening video created by Royal Films 
Best of 2023 awards video by Royal Films 
See the list of winners here






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Cocktail Hour Floral
Magazine Booth
Signage and Custom Decor
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Awards Ceremony Floral