If there’s one thing we love here at Brides, it’s a really gorgeous real wedding. Each week we bring you five inspiring stories, all packed with unique details, beautiful dresses, and some of the most unique love stories we’ve ever heard. And while we will never get enough of the flowers and decor, it’s really the two people at the heart of each celebration that draw us in, again and again. After all, it’s the couple that makes each wedding so distinctly unique and personal. So, in honor of the spectacular couples and the weddings they threw, we went through the archives and selected 50 of our favorite real-wedding moments from the past 12 months.
Of course, choosing our favorite photos from this year’s celebrations was no easy feat. After all, we’ve shared each of our real weddings with you because they featured great ideas, beautiful details, and even better photography. That’s why, in the end, we resurfaced the photos that felt distinctive, unique, and downright beautiful. They’re photos of real people, in love, having the time of their lives. They felt in-the-moment and, above everything else, real.
Keep reading to see which photos (and couples!) made the cut, and get inspired for your own big day while scrolling through. After all, you could be included in next year’s list of the 50 best real-wedding photos!