» Editors Picks: Favorite Real Weddings from 2016

Throughout 2016, our WeddingWire editors have published more than 600 real weddings showcasing couples and the work of talented wedding professionals from across the country and beyond. Narrowing down the favorite weddings of the year was a tough task, but we were up to the challenge. Today, we’re sharing our editorial team’s top 10 picks with you. We hope you enjoy them and get some inspiration and ideas for your future couples!

Photo by Willow Noavi Photography

Nadira & Laura

Our very first real wedding of 2016 was a complete showstopper, with two stunning brides who said “I do” in a scenic lakefront ceremony. Both brides donned elegant lace wedding gowns, which were complemented by lush fall florals and bright pops of teal.

Photo by HannaMonika Wedding Photography

Annette & Jamie

From the minute we saw Annette and Jamie’s destination wedding, we were itching to plan a trip to Greece. The sunny Cretan wedding took place just steps from the sea—so romantic! To top it all off, the day ended with a performance by traditional Greek dancers.

Photo by Black & Hue Photography

Charisma & Rohit

This Indian-American fusion wedding was filled with vibrant colors, sparkly accents and unique details, including a paper peacock escort card display made by the bride. We love how Charisma decided to break Indian tradition by wearing a white wedding gown for the reception.

Photo by Arte De Vie

Magali & Jonathan

From the bride’s Jimmy Choo high heels to the candle-lined aisle, everything about this New Orleans wedding exudes elegance. Staying true to The Big Easy, the newlyweds, their guests and a brass band paraded through the French Quarter during a “second line” at the end of the night.


Photo by Alicia Lucia Photography

Shawna & Derek

We could stare at the oh-so-pretty details from this wedding all day long, but our favorite part has to be Shawna’s processional song. She surprised Derek by walking down the aisle to “One” by Metallica, his favorite band. A non-traditional choice, yet so sweet!

Photo by Greybird Galleries

 D’Andrea & Mark

This cheerful fall wedding has us smiling from ear to ear. We love how happy the bride D’Andrea looks throughout the entire day, not to mention the wedding’s garden-chic decor.

Photo by Smashing Weddings


Natalia & Kyle

A hilltop overlook above Los Angeles was the perfect spot for this couple’s nuptials. Their wedding was filled with modern bohemian flair, from the bride’s bouquet to the eclectic lounge area set beneath a canvas tent.

Photo by Anna Gomes Photography

Alice & Peter

Alice and Peter’s big day had it all: a scenic oceanfront location, a super-stylish wedding party and playful decor for the ultimate laid-back, beachy vibe.The best part? The couple’s love story began almost 20 years ago when they met in fifth grade!

Photo by Camille Fontanez Photography

Kevin & Brad

It doesn’t get more tropical chic than Kevin and Brad’s Puerto Rico wedding. The couple chose a bright color scheme and beachy decor, which were grounded with classic touches including Chiavari chairs and elegant place settings.

Photo by Asya Photography

Rebecca & Andrew

This wedding was a first for our editors—we’ve featured couples who have been married on boats and yachts, but never a historic ship! Rebecca and Andrew got hitched aboard the Moshulu, which is based in Philadelphia. They paid homage to the groom’s British heritage throughout the wedding.

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Post by WeddingWire editor Samantha Iacia