The 16 Prettiest Real Weddings Of The Year

by Bridget Clegg
Best of 2013: Real Weddings // Featured: The Knot Blog
photo by Photos: Pen Carlson Photography; Sarah Kate Photography; Ira Lippke Studios

The weddings of 2013 are an impressive bunch! From the pages of The Knot magazines and our real wedding galleries, we've pulled together the very best of what we've seen this past year (and we've seen thousands of weddings!). Beautiful couples shots make way to inventive wedding stationery, unexpected decor ideas, stylish gowns and jaw-dropping reception spaces–basically, the total package. See which ones win our stamp of approval below and browse all the weddings from the year here!

Best Of Traditional Weddings

Photo: Sarah Kate Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog
photo by Photo: Sarah Kate Photography

Photo: Sarah Kate Photography

From the album: Brooke & Kevin's Fairytale Wedding in Dallas

> See all traditional weddings

Best of Creative Weddings

Photo: Dave Robbins Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog
photo by Photo: Dave Robbins Photography

Photo: Dave Robbins Photography

From the album: Jessie & Craig's Sophisticated Library Wedding

> See all creative weddings

Best of Bohemian Weddings

Photo: Q Weddings // Featured: The Knot Blog
photo by Photo: Eclectic Images

Photo: Q Weddings

From the album: Sorenne & Matt's Bohemian Chic Wedding in Austin

> See all bohemian weddings

Best Of Rustic Weddings

Photo: Isabel Lawrence Photographers // Featured: The Knot Blog

Photo: Isabel Lawrence Photographers

From the album: Bethany and Thomas' Mountainside Wedding

> See all rustic weddings

Best Of Glam Weddings

Photo: Embrace Life Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog
photo by Photo: Embrace Life Photography

Photo: Embrace Life Photography

From the album: A Lily & Cyrus' Vibrant Pink Wedding

> See all glam weddings

Best Of Outdoor Weddings

Photo: 2Me Studios // Featured: The Knot Blog
photo by Photo: 2Me Studios

Photo: 2Me Studios

From the album: Stacy & Mack's Outdoor Wedding in San Diego

> See all outdoor weddings

Best Of Intercultural Weddings

Photo: Ira Lippke Studios // Featured: The Knot Blog
photo by Photo: Ira Lippke Studios

Photo: Ira Lippke Studios

From the album: Chinar & Tim's Interfaith Brooklyn Wedding

> See all intercultural weddings

Best Of Destination Weddings

Photo: James Christianson Photographer // Featured: The Knot Blog
photo by Photo: James Christianson Photographer

Photo: James Christianson Photographer

From the album: Ashley & Matt's Mexican Beach Wedding

> See all destination weddings

Best Of Modern Weddings

Photo: Christina Carroll Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog
photo by Photo: Christina Carroll Photography

Photo: Christina Carroll Photography

From the album: Summer & Brandon's Modern Wedding

> See all modern weddings

Best Of Vineyard Weddings

Photo: Meg Perotti // Featured: The Knot Blog
photo by Photo: Meg Perotti

Photo: Meg Perotti

From the album: Sarah & Gus' Romantic Winery Wedding

> See all vineyard weddings

Best Of Alternative Weddings

Photo: Pen Carlson Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog
photo by Photo: Pen Carlson Photography

Photo: Pen Carlson Photography

From the album: Lisa & Marc's Eclectic Wedding in Chicago

> See all alternative weddings

Best Of Garden Weddings

Photo: Carlie Statsky Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog
photo by Photo: Carlie Statsky Photography

Photo: Carlie Statsky Photography

From the album: Lisa & Max's DIY Intimate Wedding

> See all garden weddings

Best Of Formal Weddings

Photo: Ira Lippke Studios // Featured: The Knot Blog
photo by Photo: Ira Lippke Studios

Photo: Ira Lippke Studios

From the album: Leigh & Micah's Modern Garden Wedding

> See all formal weddings

Best Of Romantic Weddings

Photo: Jen Huang Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog
photo by Photo: Jen Huang Photography

Photo: Jen Huang Photography

From the album: Naomi & Rachel's Nature-Inspired Wedding

> See all romantic weddings

Best Of Tented Weddings

Photo: Gruber Photographers // Featured: The Knot Blog
photo by Photo: Gruber Photographers

Photo: Gruber Photographers

From the album: A Samantha & David's Lakeside Wedding

> See all tented weddings

Best Of Retro Weddings

Photo: Kristin Chalmers Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog
photo by Photo: Kristin Chalmers Photography

Photo: Kristin Chalmers Photography

From the album: Angie & Brian's Victorian-Inspired Wedding

> See all retro weddings

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