Each week we bring you four incredible weddings, all of which are brimming with unique love stories and inspiring details. But no matter how beautiful a wedding is in person, it needs one thing to truly make an impact: great photography. In honor of the spectacular events and vendors we feature on a regular basis, we gathered up our favorite real weddings moments from the last twelve months.
After scouring a year's worth of weddings, we picked 20 photos that felt distinctive, unique, and downright beautiful. From coastal weddings to chic city affairs, there's no shortage of inspiration for you and your husband on your big day.
Some of our standout favorites? Lisa and Kei's romantic vineyard wedding was filled with meaningful and personal details. Harwell Photography caught them stopping for a kiss underneath the tree where they exchanged vows and it's a photo we haven't been able to get out of our head since.
Another favorite? Jacquelyne Mae Photography caught Lucas and Taylor giggling through their first dance and the results are everything you could ever hope for in a wedding photo. From composed shots — like Christina and Ryan's first look portraits by Christianne Taylor Weddings — to candid moments — like when Marie Labbancz Photography captured Hailey and Gregory dancing across a life-size piano — we just can't get enough of these 20 incredible moments.
Ready to see if your favorite wedding of the year was among our picks? Click through to see the best real wedding photos of 2014.
At left: Katie and Greg's colorful Ojai, California wedding was exactly what we'd want for a warm-weather spring wedding. While their tablescapes and décor were lovely, we can't help but smile at all the love evident in this candid shot of the bride and groom on a nearby bridge.