One thing's for sure—this country knows how to celebrate. From chardonnay-and-cab bashes in Cali to gourmet grits and gospel in the South, join us as we road-trip across the nation's wedding landscape, one rollicking region at a time.
For the fourth year running, we asked members of the Wedding Photojournalist Association to send us their favorite candid shots. From the thousands that were submitted, we chose the 10 images that most honestly capture the essence of a couple's big day—the tears, the joy, the love, the humor, and the spirit of this momentous occasion. In their own words, the winning photographers explain what made these pictures click.