The 23 Prettiest Real Weddings of the Year

by Rachel Torgerson
Best Real Weddings of 2014 | blog.theknot.com
photo by Sarah Kathleen Photography

We pour through thousands of weddings every year to bring you as much inspiration as possible both on our site (in our real weddings gallery) and in the pages of our national and regional magazines. And, we have to say that 2014 was a great year for weddings! From traditional, formal soirees to Gatsby glam celebrations and low-key outdoorsy events, 2014 ran the gamut of wedding style and decor. Beautiful, natural scenery, jaw-dropping ballgowns, innovative designs and creative concepts all came together to make 2014 one of the most trend-setting years yet! Want to see what we're talking about? Check out the 23 most outstanding weddings we've seen this year below!

Best of Traditional Weddings: Jihan & Jon in Washington, DC

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k. thompson photography

From the album: An Enchanted Garden Theme Wedding in Washington, DC

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Best of Creative Weddings: Jessica & Trent in Cleveland, Ohio

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Brittany Graham Photography

From the album: A Creative Flamingo Inspired Wedding at a Private Residence in Cleveland, Ohio

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Best of Destination Weddings: Anokhi & Amit in Costa Rica

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Nadia D. Photography

From the album: A Punto de Vista Wedding in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

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Best of Bohemian Weddings: Eleanor & Kevin in Leesburg, Virginia

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Rebekah Murray Photography

From the album: A Murray Hill Wedding in Leesburg, Virginia

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Best of Rustic Weddings: Melissa & Matt in Sebastopol, California

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Still Music

From the album: A Quirky Bohemian Wedding at a Private Residence in Sebastopol, California

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Best of Glam Weddings: Emily & Lauren in New York City, New York

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Roey Yohai Photography

From the album: A Formal Glam Wedding at the New York Public Library in New York City, New York

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Best of Outdoor Weddings: Jessica & Ben in Montverde, Florida

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KT Merry Photography

From the album: A Formal Outdoor Wedding at The Club at Bella Collina in Montverde, Florida

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Best of Intercultural Weddings: Bassema & Faiz in Washington, D.C.

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Naveed Ahmad Photography

From the album: An Elegant Lavish Wedding at Ritz Carlton in Washington, D.C.

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Best of Preppy Weddings: Michael & Rob in Petoskey, Michigan

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Cory Weber Photography

From the album: A Perry Hotel Wedding in Petoskey, Michigan

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Best of European Destination Weddings: Jessica & Chetan in Bleury-Saint-Symphorien, France

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Steve Steinhardt Photography

From the album: A Luxe Wedding at Hôtel Chateau d'Esclimont in Bleury-Saint-Symphorien, France

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Best of Modern Weddings: Erin & Dash in Denver, Colorado

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Tess Pace Photography

From the album: A Denver Art Museum Wedding in Denver, Colorado

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Best of Desert Weddings: Anja & Ben in Tucson, Arizona

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Mel & Co.

From the album: A Romantic Desert Wedding in Tuscon, AZ

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Best Elopement Wedding: Robin & Chris in Leavenworth, Washington

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Jen Lauren Grant

From the album: A Rustic Mountainside Wedding at a Private Residence in Leavenworth, Washington

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Best of Vineyard Weddings: Lindsey & Clay in Santa Maria, California

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Sarah Kathleen Photography

From the album: An Elegant Vineyard Wedding at Tres Hermanas Winery in Santa Maria, California

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Best of Alternative Weddings: Julia & Ben in St. Paul, Minnesota

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James Ramsay Photography

From the album: A Steampunk Winter Wedding at Lowertown Event Center in St. Paul, Minnesota

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Best Woodland Wedding: Marisa & Eric in Newmanstown, Pennsylvania

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Redfield Photography

From the album: A Whimsical Woodsy Wedding at Camp Mack in Newmanstown, Pennsylvania

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Best of Garden Weddings: Daria & Jonathan in Glen Ellen, California

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Larissa Cleveland Photography

From the album: An Autumn Garden Wedding at Beltane Ranch in Glen Ellen, California

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Best of State Park Weddings: Emily & Justin in Las Vegas, Nevada

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J. Anne Photography

From the album: A Valley of Fire Nevada State Park Wedding in Overton, Nevada

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Best of Formal Weddings: Tori & James In Atlanta, Georgia

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Nadia D. Photography

From the album: A St. Regis Hotel Wedding in Atlanta, Georgia

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Best of Romantic Weddings: Mia & Scott in Temecula, California

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Swoon by Katie

From the album: A Vintage Rustic Wedding at Temecula Creek Inn in Temecula, California

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Best of Tented Weddings: Sara & Greg in Ojai, California

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Yvette Roman Photography

From the album: An Ojai Valley Inn and Spa Wedding in Ojai, California

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Best of Retro Weddings: Carissa & Adam in Dallas, Texas

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June Bug Company

From the album: A 333 First Wedding in Dallas, Texas

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Best Outdoorsy Wedding: Meagan & Ryan in Goleta, California

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Jen Lauren Grant

From the album: A Rustic Wedding at El Capitan Canyon in Goleta, California

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