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
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
dani. fine photography & image studio


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

Bride and groom first look
Imagen Photos


A mother-daughter moment filled with pure excitement.

Mother of the bride and bride prewedding
HOTMETALSTUDIO


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

Groomsmen recreate old wedding photograph
BARTLETT PAIR PHOTOGRAPHY


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

Bride and groom kiss holding a dog
Anna K Photography LLC


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

Eyelet flower girl wedding dresses
Jose Villa Photography


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

Father-daughter wedding dance
Dana Cubbage Weddings


Never forget that emotional ride to the ceremony.

Bride rides to wedding ceremony with bridal party
MILANES PHOTOGRAPHY


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

Bride and groom take a selfie
Gideon Photography


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

Father-daughter wedding first look
Robyn Van Dyke Photography


The most epic bourbon burial ever.

Bourbon burial wedding tradition
ONELOVE PHOTOGRAPHY


First dance goals. Enough said. 

The Knot Dream Wedding 2016 first dance
Joseph Lin


We love these little munchkins all dressed up!

Bride and groom with children
Larissa Cleveland


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

Wedding puppy in a bow-tie
Daisy Saulls Photography


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

Smiling bridesmaids in colorful saris
Nancy Aidee Photography


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