Last week we started to roll out our end of year round-ups than with Best of 2020: Wedding Cakes followed by Bridal Parties, Styling Ideas, Grooms Style, Bridal Bouquets, Bridal Gowns and now, here we are, with our final post of the year, bringing you your most loved real weddings and elopements of 2020 (according to your clicks, likes and comments throughout the year across our blog, Instagram and Pinterest pages).
From urban Melbourne weddings (post covid) with to die for blooms and the worlds best pink wedding dress, to wild and wonderful Tasmanian garden parties to sea side elopements during a global pandemic… you guys were loving on it all. It was especially lovely to see so many photographers who’s work we admire on this list… from Scott Surplice to Stories By Ash, James Simmons and Elsa Campbell, just to name a few of the listed below, you can’t go wrong hiring any one of these absolute legends to capture your own day of good times.
Now, we hope you’re comfy on the couch, beverage of choice in hand, and ready for all the warm feels and magical moments because right here, in no particular order, are our top ten real weddings of 2020. We can’t thank you enough for coming along for the ride.
Coco and Mark, Melbourne, VIC
This self-confessed, “fun-loving” couple admit their love for their industry, “food, wine and people,” influenced their big day in a big way. Photographed by It’s Beautiful Here (who’s work you can check out in more detail here) Coco and Mark’s bright and beautiful day included flowers by Bloom Boy and one snazzy Oscar Hunt Tailors suit (not to mention that snazzy pink gown) so it’s easy to see why it was one of our most loved weddings of 2020, and a great reminder to those planning a wedding in 2021 and beyond to go your own way.
Jemma & Felix, Private Property, TAS
Where to start with this extravagant garden party. From the chic couture gown to the whimsical floral arrangements to the epic snaps by Byron based lens lady Beck Rocchi Photography this was one dreamy occasion. If you’re planning a wedding in Tasmania in 2021 and beyond click here for a host of talented vendors who can help you on your way and click here for more of this gorgeous day.
Hannah & Steve, Perth, WA
If there ever was a wedding that is bound to inspire you to go your own way, Hannah & Steve’s day is it! These guys threw caution to the wind and tradition out the window when they planned their urban shindig. And can we all take a moment to enjoy Han’s epic bridal ensemble? Of course it made the list of Best of 2020: Bridal Gowns (or in this case, bridal separates). To check out the whole day, with photos by James Simmons, click here. Love James’s photographic stylings? Click here for more where that came from.
Lena & Raphael, Auckland, NZ
No surprises here, our issue 28 cover couple were always destined to make our Top 10 most loved and viewed weddings of 2020. Ana Galloway Photography was there to capture it all so if you want to check out every glorious detail click here for the full day. Planning a wedding on the North Island? Click here for a host of our favourite vendors. Oh and if you missed this issue you can pick up a copy here along with current and other past editions.
Carly & Todd, Sydney, NSW
Maybe it was the ridiculously cute golden retriever puppy, maybe it was the joy spewing forth from this covid wedding right when we needed it most, or maybe it was Scott Surplice Photography’s seriously stunning snaps, but you guys were loving on this sea side elopement in 2020. Click here for more from Carly & Todd’s intimate nuptials and here for more epic weddings by the one and only Scott Surplice.
Laura & Anthony, Sydney, NSW
Another Covid elopement that restored our faith in love and humanity, right when we needed it most. The minute Laura and Anthony’s beautiful day popped up in our submissions inbox we were champing at the bit to share it with you and oh boy, did you love it! Samantha Heather was the woman behind the lens – what can we say about Sammy, she never disappoints with her warm, oh so candid and light filled snaps. For more of this golden day click here and head here for more snaps by this talented photographer.
Lilly & Bec, Private Property, VIC
The quaint linen dress, the terracotta shirt, the oodles of warmth and love that emit from Isla of I.W.H.K photography’s photos… what is not to love about this seriously loved up affair. Lilly and Bec stole your hearts in 2020 guys and we are totally on board with all of your reasons why. Don’t waste another second and click here for more of this gorgeous day.
Lucy & Manuel, Melbourne, VIC
There was a lot to double tap from Lucy and Manuel’s urban wedding. From the Pomp and Splendour flowers to the Miss Ladybird cake to that beautifully beaded Karen Willis Holmes gown – so many talented vendors contributed to this blessed event. Throw in the fact that Elsa Campbell was in charge of photos and we can see why this wedding was a winner. Click here to check out the complete day (including their epic floral arbour) and here and here for more of Elsa’s stunning snaps.
Sam & Blake, Hunter Valley, NSW
Can we all pause for a moment to appreciate this Dolce & Gabbana gown. Trust us guys, you’re going to want to click here to see more of this gorgeous gown in action. Sam and Blake’s stunning outdoor ceremony was filled with love and captured by Blue Mountains based Damien Milan who’s dark, candid style never fails to blow our minds. For more of Damien’s work click here.
Michelle & Hollis, Private Property, QLD.
These guys made small, intimate backyard weddings long before COVID rolled around and forced us into them. Photographed by one of our fave Queensland lens ladies, the lovely Stories By Ash, Michelle and Hollis undertook all kinds of DIY to bring this intimate dinner to life. This wedding originally featured in issue 25 and was blogged in March and you guys have been loving on it ever since. Likely due to the perfect combo of epic photos, a stunning Spell gown and those two little fur babies you see in the background there. For more of this day (including the BEST backyard table set up we ever did see) click here.