2013 Real Wedding Recap

As 2013 comes to a close, we decided to take a walk down wedding memory lane and highlight some of our favorite real weddings from the past year. First up is an enchanted garden wedding designed by Juliet Events that had us swooning from the very first photo. Just like a fairytale, we still can’t help but to feel as though we were whisked away by our prince charming!

Maggie & Artur's Enchanted Garden Wedding | Contemporary Bride MagazinePhoto by Matthew Sowa Photography

Tanya and James’ wedding was oh-so-pretty, we spent two days (Part 1 and Part 2) swooning over the romantic details and endless moments of pure joy.

Romantic Purple Wedding at Nanina's in the Park by Daniel J Photography | Contemporary Bride MagazinePhotography by Daniel J Photography

Lena and Christopher’s love story is as real as they come. This couple met when they were only fifteen and even though they went their separate ways, Lena and Christopher reconnected and never looked back. We love how Lena even admitted that she wasn’t going to let the love of her life slip by her again!

Classic Purple Wedding at the Crystal Ballroom | 2013 Wedding Recap | Contemporary Bride MagazinePhoto by 217 Photography

Mara and Conrad’s romantic destination wedding  exploded with passion [and love] with some of the most gorgeous photos we’ve ever seen. We not only fell madly in love over  their Paris wedding, but for the City of Lights, as well. We’re still oooh la la-ing over every one of their photos!

Paris Real Wedding | 2013 wedding recap | Contemporary Bride MagazinePhotography by Maxime Desessard Photographe

Trends come and go, but classic black and white weddings will NEVER go out of style. If you don’t believe us, revisit Jennifer and Christopher’s wedding at The Venetian and we’re sure you’ll agree! We particularly love the bride’s Pnina Tornai gown, Jimmy Choo wedding shoes, the groom’s sleek look, and bridesmaid’s formal Jim Hjelm bridesmaid dresses.

Black & White Wedding | 2013 wedding recap | Contemporary Bride MagazinePhotography by One Perfect Moment

This opulent Westmount Country Club real wedding was one for the books! Daniela and Rocco put so much thought into their wedding day and customized every little detail possible, from the bride’s custom Pnina Tornai gown to the invitations, and more! Not to mention their centerpieces and reception decor were over-the-top fabulous!

Opulent Westmount Country Club Wedding | 2013 wedding recap | Michael Romeo Creations | Contemporary Bride MagazinePhotography by Michael Romeo Creations

Superstorm Sandy proved the strength and dedication of every New Jersey resident. As the storm made landfall over a year ago, Christie and Kyle kept their faith. With the help of their amazing vendors, the couple was able to tie the knot and officially confess their love in front of their family and friends. After looking through their wedding photos captured by Jessica Lauren Photography, you wouldn’t even think twice that a storm even swept through the area shortly before the couple said “I Do.”

NJ Hurricane Sandy Real Wedding | 2013 wedding recap | Contemporary Bride MagazinePhotography by Jessica Lauren Photography

 We fell in love with Lindsey and Philip’s romantic fête for its simplicity, softness and neutral color scheme. Add in perfect weather with the most beautiful peonies, personal DIY touches and a beautiful facility to host the event, and you achieve wedding perfection.

Lindsey & Philip's Romantic Wedding at The Estate at Florentine Gardens | 2013 wedding recap | Contemporary Bride MagazinePhotography by Andres Valenzuela Photography

Casey and Jason’s nautical-inspired soiree at The Channel Club has us looking forward to the sweet smell of summer as their beach wedding warms our hearts on this cold December evening. There’s one specific detail to take away from this wedding….even if the weather isn’t perfect, you still can end up with amazing photographs!

NJ Beach Wedding at The Channel Club | 2013 wedding recap | Contemporary Bride MagazinePhotography by Something Blue Wedding Photography

The details from Maria and Peter’s estate wedding were just so exquisitely designed! It’s also one of those weddings you can feel the magic through each emotion that was captured and there was just no better way this couple could have ended their wedding.

Maria & Peter's Estate Wedding at The Park Savoy | 2013 wedding recap | Contemporary Bride MagazinePhotography by Drew Noel Photography

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