Best Wedding Vendors in Corpus Christi 2024 - The Bend Magazine

The Local’s List 2024: Events

The Local's List 2024 readers' choice poll winners for Events include categories such as catering, event DJ, florist and much more.

Best Balloon Installation: Posh & Posy; Best Event Planner: Oh Goodie Designs + Events; Best Event Venue: BUS | Photo by Lillian Reitz

Balloon Design/Installation

Posh & Posy

Modern balloon styling ready for any event. Posh & Posy is here to serve the Coastal Bend with backdrop rentals and installations so clients can select the right accessories for any party. Specializing in bespoke balloon decor, the business brings a touch of effervescence and elegance to any occasion. From intricate arches and vibrant bouquets to custom installations that defy gravity, Posh & Posy’s designs are a testament to the staff’s creativity and attention to detail.  4343 S Alameda St, Corpus Christi, TX 78412

Second place: Corpus Christi Photo Booth

Third place: Blown Away Parties and Events

Balloon installation by Posh & Posy in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Featuring Posh & Posy and Oh Goodie Designs & Events | Photo provided


Water Street Catering

Catering by Water Street is a premier catering service renowned for its exceptional culinary offerings and impeccable service. Specializing in creating unforgettable dining experiences, it offers a diverse and innovative menu tailored to suit any event, from intimate gatherings to grand celebrations. 309 N Water St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Second place: Marcos & Catering Co.

Third place: Diamond Point Catering

Cover Band

Dreams: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

Dreams is not just a Fleetwood Mac cover band, but a full-blown, nostalgia-infused trip back to the ’70s. Imagine the smoky haze of a crowded bar, the scent of spilled beer and the bittersweet taste of lost love, all set to the haunting melodies of “The Chain” and “Landslide.” Each note and harmony is a love letter to a time when rock and roll was gritty, glamorous and gloriously untamed.

Second place: The Chainlinks

Third place: Diamond’s Edge

DJ Johnny Hotcakes in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Johnny Hotcakes | Photo by Rachel Benavides

Event DJ

Johnny Hotcakes

DJ Johnny Hotcakes is a master of turntables and an orchestrator who transforms every event into an experience. Known for his song selection and seamless transitions, he brings an infectious energy that elevates any party. With a career built on passion and an ear for perfection, he’s not just a DJ—he’s the heartbeat of the night.

Second place: Skip Entertainment

Third place: DJ JELLOxSHOT

Event Planner (TIE)

Party Perfect Event Decor

Party Perfect Event Decor is the architect of ambiance, turning ordinary venues into enchanting wonderlands. From conceptualization to execution, this team collaborates closely with clients to understand their unique vision and exceed their expectations. With Party Perfect Event Decor at the helm, clients can relax and enjoy their special day. 

JoAnne Howell of Oh Goodie Designs + Events | Photo provided

Event Planner (TIE)

JoAnne Howell, Oh Goodie Designs + Events

With an eye for detail and a knack for transforming visions into reality, JoAnne Howell of Oh Goodie Designs + Events has redefined what it means to celebrate. Each event she plans is a masterpiece, brimming with elegance, charm and personalized touches that leave a lasting impression. 

Second place: Better Together Planning

Third place: Tiffany Batchelor- Avenue I Events

Event Rentals

Butler Signature Events

Butler Signature Events offers event rentals that elevate gatherings from ordinary to extraordinary, providing an exquisite selection of furnishings and decor to transform any space. With an unwavering commitment to quality and an eye for design, Butler Signature Events ensures each rental item not only meets but exceeds the expectations of discerning clients. 5826 Wooldridge Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78414

Second place: The Modern House

Third place: Party Perfect Event Decor

BUS | Photo by Rachel Benavides

Event Venue

Bar Under the Sun (BUS)

Situated under the open sky, BUS offers a distinctive setting where guests can enjoy craft cocktails, local brews and gourmet food truck fare against a backdrop of twinkling lights and live music. Whether it’s an intimate gathering, a lively celebration or a corporate event, BUS provides a versatile space that caters to a variety of occasions. The laid-back environment, paired with the vibrant atmosphere on the stage, makes BUS suitable for any event. 702 N Chaparral St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Second place: Texas State Aquarium

Third place: The Bay Jewel


Always in Bloom

Always in Bloom is a premier florist expert crafting stunning floral arrangements that capture the essence of nature’s beauty. Each arrangement is a symphony of color and texture, crafted with care and precision. Whether it’s a wedding, corporate event or a simple gesture of love, Always in Bloom ensures each arrangement is meticulously designed and fresh. Its commitment to quality and creativity has made it a beloved choice for floral needs. 5007 Everhart Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Second place: Wild Veggie Bouquet

Third place: Rose Soiree

Julian Gold – Corpus Christi | Photo provided


Julian Gold – Corpus Christi

Julian Gold – Corpus Christi is a beacon of luxury and style, offering an exquisite selection of high-end fashion and accessories. Known for its impeccable service and curated collections, Julian Gold caters to discerning shoppers seeking the latest trends and timeless elegance. The staff, as knowledgeable as they are attentive, guide shoppers through a world where fashion meets art. Julian Gold isn’t about following trends; it’s about setting them. 3840 S Alameda St, Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Second place: Oh My Dress!

Third place: Wedding Lace

Invitations/Paper Goods

Mail Center USA – Invitations Gifts & More

Mail Center USA – Invitations Gifts & More is your one-stop destination for all things celebratory and practical. Specializing in beautifully crafted invitations, it sets the perfect tone for weddings, parties and events. Its comprehensive mailing services ensure your packages and letters are handled with care and efficiency. Every detail is attended to at Mail Center USA, making it the ideal place for all your invitation, gift and mailing needs. 3636 S Alameda St B, Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Second place: Sew Bonita

Third place: Legacy Gifts & Engraving

Limo/Party Bus Services

Corpus Christi Party Bus

Corpus Christi Party Bus offers a unique and exciting way to experience the vibrant city. These luxurious and spacious buses, equipped with advanced sound systems and LED lighting, provide the perfect venue for any celebration. It’s a taste of the city’s lively spirit, an adventure waiting to unfold with every twist and turn of the road.

Second place: Black Diamond Shuttle

Third place: Sunset Limo & Black Car Service


Shoocha Photography

Shoocha Photography offers a delightful twist to capturing memories with its innovative photo booth experience. With state-of-the-art equipment and various fun props, its photo booth adds an extra layer of entertainment to any event. Capturing the essence of any occasion, guests can step into the frame, let loose and create heartfelt memories. 4650 Everhart Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Second place: L360 PHOTOBOOTH LLC.

Third place: Corpus Christi Photo Booth

Sound/Lighting Services

Skip Entertainment

Skip Entertainment’s sound and lighting services are the heartbeat of any unforgettable event in Corpus Christi — creating the perfect ambiance, enhancing the atmosphere and mesmerizing guests. With top-of-the-line equipment and expertise, it sets the stage for an immersive and electrifying experience, and its commitment to excellence turns ordinary events into extraordinary spectacles.

Second place: Coast 2 Coast Entertainment

Third place: No Excuses Entertainment

Wedding Cake

Janet’s Cakery

Janet’s Cakery is renowned for crafting wedding cakes that are not just desserts but edible works of art. With flour-dusted hands and a keen eye for detail, the local bakery transforms humble ingredients into towering confections that are as visually stunning as they are delicious. Each cake is a masterpiece, meticulously tailored to reflect the couple’s style, theme and personality. When it comes to wedding cakes, Janet’s Cakery is the sweetest way to say “I do.” 5880 Everhart Road, Corpus Christi, TX 78413

Second place: Pretty One Cake Co.

Third place: Yolanda’s

Shoocha Photography | Photo provided

Wedding Photographer

Shoocha Photography

 Each click of the shutter captures not just an image but a moment frozen in time—a glimpse of love, passion and beauty. With Shoocha Photography behind the lens, couples can trust their wedding memories will be preserved in breathtaking detail, ready to be cherished for a lifetime. 4650 Everhart Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Second place: Taylor Mayfield Photography + Film

Third place: Kevin McDermott

Wedding Planner

Jo Anne Howell – Oh Goodie Designs + Events

In the realm of wedding planning, Jo Anne Howell of Oh Goodie Designs + Events reigns supreme. With a flair for the extraordinary and an eye for elegance, Howell transforms dreams into reality. Weddings become more than mere celebrations; they become special spectacles where love and delight dance hand in hand.

Second place: Better Together Planning

Third place: South Coast Weddings and Occasions

Taylor Mayfield Photography + Film | Photo provided

Wedding Videographer

Taylor Mayfield Photography + Film

Taylor Mayfield Photography + Film is dedicated to visual storytelling, weaving narratives of love, laughter and romance. Each frame tells a story of genuine emotion and connection, allowing couples to relive the beauty of their wedding day. Taylor Mayfield Photography + Film immortalizes every precious moment, ensuring couples can treasure their memories for a lifetime.

Second place: The Twins Videography

Third place: DarkLab Media

That’s a wrap on The Local’s List 2024 readers’ choice poll! Did you catch all of the winners