The Local's List 2023: Weddings & Events - The Bend Magazine

The Local’s List 2023: Weddings & Events

The Local's List 2023 readers' choice poll winners for Weddings & Events include categories such as catering, event DJ, florist, photobooth services and much more.

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The Local’s List 2023 readers’ choice poll winners for Weddings & Events include categories such as catering, event DJ, florist, photobooth services and much more.


Marco’s Catering

Food so good, your guests will be going back for seconds.

Second Place: Dat Good Good

Runner Up: Water Street Catering


Cover Band

Diamond’s Edge

Performing hits from the ’70s and ’80s so well, you just might get their sound confused for the real deal.

Second Place: Chicas Rock

Runner Up: Five Card Draw


Event Coordinator/Planner

JoAnne Howell, Oh Goodie Designs+Events

The ultimate Coastal Bend parties start with Oh Goodie Designs.

Second Place: Tiffany Batchelor, Avenue I Events

Runner Up: La De Da Events

Photo by Rachel Benavides

Event DJ


There ain’t no party like a DJ JOHNNY HOTCAKES party.

Second Place: DJ LOU, Rockstar Rise Entertainment

Runner Up: DJ JT, J2 Entertainment


Event Rentals

PartyPerfect Event Décor

The perfect party starts with PartyPerfect.

Second Place: Butler Signature Rentals

Runner Up: La De Da Events


Event Venue


Causal class and even some fake grass.

Second Place: The Courtyard at Gaslight Square

Runner Up: The Bay Jewel



Julian Gold

Premier destination for luxury fashions.

Second Place: Oh My Dress

Runner Up: Alexia’s Event Center & Bridal Boutique

Photo by Lillian Reitz, Provided by Oh Goodie Designs & Events, featuring Wild Veggie Bouquet 


Wild Veggie Bouquet

Staying ahead of the trends with unique designs for every occasion.

Second Place: Blossom Shop

Runner Up: Rose Soiree


Invitations/Paper Goods

Mail Center USA — Invitations, Gifts & More

A one-stop shop for all your stationery needs.

Second Place: Gulf Coast Paper

Runner Up: Park Seven

Photo by Rachel Benavides

Private Dining Room

The Roughian

Book for an intimate evening of dining you won’t forget.

Second Place: Bellino Ristorante Italiano

Runner Up: Nolan’s


Limo/Party Bus Services

CC Party Bus

Arrive to your next event on time and in style.

Second Place: Harbor Parking Inc.

Runner Up: 361 Party Bus



Corpus Christi Photo Booth

Custom balloons and backdrops create a picture-perfect moment.

Second Place: IG 360 Experience Photo Booth Rentals and Equipment LLC

Runner Up: L360 Photobooth LLC


Sound/Lighting Services

Skip Entertainment

Never skip the sound and lighting.

Second Place: No Excuses Entertainment

Runner Up: Mystic Entertainment


Wedding Cake

Janet’s Cakery

Janet’s cake designs are top-tier.

Second Place: Sweet Rose Cakes & Cupcakes

Runner Up: Sugarbakers

Photo provided by Taylor Mayfield Photography

Wedding Photographer

Taylor Mayfield Photography + Film

Capturing precious memories, frame by frame.

Second Place: Texas Rock n Rose Photography

Runner Up: Shoocha Photography


Wedding Videographer

Taylor Mayfield Photography + Film

When photos just aren’t enough to capture the love.

Second Place: Twins Media

Runner Up: Shoocha Photography

Now that you’ve seen each of the Weddings & Events winners, check out all 173 category winners in The Local’s List 2023 readers’ choice poll now.