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Best of 2013: Photography

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Paging through all of our 2013 real weddings to prep for our “Best of” series, I couldn’t help but be overcome with gratitude for the generosity of the photographers, florists, event designers, videographers, and so many other wedding magic makers that shared their work with us this year. There is SO much talent in the South, and we are delighted to share some of the prettiest pieces of it every day!

But I have to say, I’m even more indebted to all the brides and grooms that shared with us this year. Because as beautiful as these photos are, they become even more so when you get a glimpse into the story behind them. As these ten photos show, we have the privilege of publishing some of the most joyful, intimate, sacred, and meaningful moments the world has ever known. Though we did (painstakingly) narrow our photo favorites down to just ten for this post, we had so many beauties on the cutting room floor that we decided to share our top 50 moments from 2013 on Facebook. Here’s to 2013, and to an even more wonderful new year ahead!

Chanda wearing her grandmother’s veil as her grandmother looks on | Chanda + David | Lexia Frank

Bridesmaid on duty | Maggie + Alec | The Nichols

A groom seeing his bride | Brittany + Matt | Rebekah Hoyt

A tearful first look | Leah + Austen | Nancy Ray

Prayer before the ceremony | Natalie + Shobie | Cassidy Brooke

Perfect light inside the church | Anne + Eric | The Studio B Photography

The most joyful kiss | Margaret + Marty | Heirloom Collective

First dance | Britt + Ren | Paige Jones

A groom’s serenade | Kelly + Corey | Amy Arrington

A dramatic first dance | Kara + Jon | Chrisman Studios

Which photo is your favorite? We’d love to hear!

Amy Arrington, Paige Jones, and Nancy Ray are delightful members of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar Becca reply

    Thanks so much for featuring our photo from Anne and Eric’s wedding! She was such a gracious and gorgeous bride, the perfect Southern combination!

  2. avatar Madelynne Moulton reply

    I absolutely love the first photo. Such a quiet and special moment between a bride and her grandmother!

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  4. avatar Jenna reply

    You guys always feature the best weddings! I love all of the movement and excitement in these pictures. Can’t wait to see what 2014 will bring…

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  7. avatar Patty reply

    I especially love “Prayer before the ceremony ” Seeing the loving support of all those around them in that moment of solemnity, what a wonderful way to start a marriage!

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