15 Wedding Photos Guaranteed to Make You Smile

Here’s a little pick-me-up, just because.
by Maggie Seaver
Father-daughter wedding first look
photo by Robyn Van Dyke Photography

What type of wedding photo makes us smile every time? Between the father-daughter dance, bridal party getting-ready pics, puppy ring bearers and a beaming first look—hmmm, we’d have to say, all of them. Here are some of our absolute favorite shots, guaranteed to make you grin from ear to ear.


Pinning the corsage has never looked more joyful.

Groom and groom first look


Nothing like seeing the love of your life in their wedding finery for the first time!

Bride and groom first look


A mother-daughter moment filled with pure excitement.

Mother of the bride and bride prewedding


Re-creating a relative’s wedding photo is equal parts funny and meaningful.

Groomsmen recreate old wedding photograph


What’s cuter than a newlywed kissing shot? Just add a dog, of course.

Bride and groom kiss holding a dog


Does it get any more adorable than matching flower girls? (Those ballet slippers!)

Eyelet flower girl wedding dresses


If you’re not smiling at this father-daughter dance then you’re probably crying.

Father-daughter wedding dance


Never forget that emotional ride to the ceremony.

Bride rides to wedding ceremony with bridal party


Look at these snap-happy cuties getting their selfie on.

Bride and groom take a selfie


A sweet father-daughter first look gets us every time.

Father-daughter wedding first look


The most epic bourbon burial ever.

Bourbon burial wedding tradition


First dance goals. Enough said. 

The Knot Dream Wedding 2016 first dance


We love these little munchkins all dressed up!

Bride and groom with children


Let's be honest, puppies just make everything better.

Wedding puppy in a bow-tie


Now, this is how weddings are meant to make you feel.

Smiling bridesmaids in colorful saris


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