Happy New Year! Oh wait. When did a month already go by?!
Presenting the Best of 2010, brought to you by…
Best Engagement Look
These days, it’s almost a given that the girl chooses their engagement ring. Not so for Laina. Her unique ring was beautifully customized just for her by Ray. Call me old-fashioned, but I get really excited when I hear that someone was surprised with their ring.
If these shoes were human, they’d be sweet, fun and flirty, and definitely a girl’s girl. These Badgley Mischka beauties started showing up on many a brides’ feet throughout the year but I spotted them on Stacey’s first.
The greenery wisps elegantly contour the bundle of pretty white peonies and garden roses. And presentation really is everything. Steven Moore is a magician with everything he touches.
Each strand of Lily’s hair was delicately and thoughtfully formed like it was a piece of art. Mark Putnam from Evolution Hair Design was the artist behind her updo.
Best Bridesmaid Dresses
Rachel had each of her bridesmaids choose their own dress in different shades of her wedding color. I’m a huge fan of this trend as it gives every girl the freedom to choose something according to their own personality, style, and body shape.
Mai and JD’s wedding was a sweet labor of love, and I mean labor. The two of them along with their family and wedding party made over 100 poms and cookie favors! Their talented Aussie cousin made two sets of the most darling lovebirds. AND JD built the floral H and wooden Mai+JD signs! Talk about DIY impressiveness!
Jennifer and Prentice’s drool-worthy strawberry shortcake was created by Starry Nights.
And I have to mention that they had S’mores! I was so giddy when I saw this!
Laura and her father started dancing like any other daddy-daughter dance, and then all of a sudden, they busted out with a choreographed number and surprised all their guests! Such a precious moment.
Best Groom Attire
I had an inkling from seeing his style that Ray would win this category. Black tuxes and suits are great, but it’s always refreshing to see a groom sport a different style and make it work.
I had a hard time choosing between two very different dresses, so I had to enlist the help of my fashionista friends (thanks girls!), and Lily’s ethereal Vera Wang gown was the winner! I also have to give her the biggest props for gliding around the entire day in six inch Louboutins like it was nothing!
Best Overall Wedding
I’m still blown away by Laina and Ray’s wedding! Their guests must have felt the same way because I have never seen so many jaw drops at a wedding before. I am a photographer, but more than that, I am a lover of details, and there was absolutely no detail left unturned. Of course there are so many people to applaud, but a standing ovation goes to Married & More with Michelle and Steven Moore Designs.
So there you have it. What a year of amazing weddings, and above all, amazing couples.