We culled through all of the real weddings we featured this year to bring you the most impressive celebrations of 2011. Our criteria: beautiful photography, creative style choices, and truly genius ideas.

Emily & Mason in Chicago, IL

A modern loft space is enlivened by lush florals, origami cranes, and a rollicking jug band.

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Photos: Chennergy

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