Best of 2017 Weddings

All, Wedding

January 1, 2018

Bridget Bellucci

What.  A.   Year.  2017 was filled from top to bottom with the most loving couples, unforgettable moments, stunning venues, gorgeous details, and craziest parties.  Read on to hear about all my favorites from 2017!

  1. Jumping for joy with these getting ready moments

Getting ready favorites include: {above} Megan and her daughter, {below} Mackenzie and her bridesmaids, expressing their excitement for each of their big days by jumping on the bed!  But also, Mackenzie getting a McDonalds delivery the morning of her wedding.  Because YES.

2.  Let’s in-VEST-igate this groom’s style

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Eric‘s style was all his own. He skipped the traditional suit/tux and instead opted for a wool vest and hunter green khakis. All tied together with a pocket watch from his bride-to-be.

3. Saying yes to these bride’s dresses:

Speaking of Eric’s bride-to-be… Marisa knocked it out of the park too with her BHLDN dress!

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Another favorite dress from this year was Mallory’s. From the SLEEVES to the layers in the skirt, I was alllll about it.

4. Unbelie-veil-ble:

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Marlee‘s cathedral veil had me wishing that every bride had one.

5. Love this old, borrowed, AND blue

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Anna wore her grandmother’s wedding dress to her rehearsal and I still can’t get over it.  What a beautiful and special way to honor your loved ones and bring history to your big day.

6. Here comes the bridal portrait:

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This portrait of Emma just gives me some serious feels.  So very soft, yet strong, at the very same time.

7.  [Flower] girls just wanna have fun!

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I wanted to join in and twirl around the room in a princess dress, too.

8. Ring Bear-er:

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Emma and Mike put a spin on the traditional ring bearer- and instead had a ring bear!

9.  Bridesbabes, dressed to the fines:

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I love the skirts with mismatched white tops for Anna‘s bridesmaids.

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This one reminds me of Beyonce’s ‘Bow Down’.  And if you can take your eyes off of Steph‘s train… I love the slate-blue color in the bridesmaid dresses!

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Last but not least, how cute are these twirling bridesmaids!

10.  Best Man’s style

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Navy blue was definitely the color of the year for groomsmen in 2017.  From tuxes…

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to suits, with burgundy accents.

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Some even chose navy blue for their football unis.

11. Father shows best:

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Marlee‘s dad had the best reaction to seeing his daughter all ready to walk down the aisle.

12. First look [what you made me do]

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So I’m not a fan of TSwift’s song, but Brandon‘s reaction to first seeing Steph is literally what dreams are made of.

13.  First look alternative

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Jeff and Mallory didn’t want to actually see one another before their ceremony, so instead they opted for some hand-holding and a talk to calm their nerves.  (Look for more of this wedding being blogged soon!!!)

14.  Love at first sight:

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When Jeff finally did see Mal coming down the aisle…. UGHHH my heart

15.  Cere-MONEY

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Marisa + Eric‘s ceremony still has me crying.  A surprise flash-mob style song took my heart.

16.  Arbor flower power:

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Arbors have become more popular with the rise in outdoor weddings.  And this one takes the cake.

17. The sweetest love:

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I know I’ve said it before, but this shot of Elaina + Steve seriously makes me melt.

18. Wild at heart:

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Jamie + Anna running through the wildflowers, surrounded by towering mountains is why I’m counting down the minutes until I get to go back to Utah.

19.  Over the moon:

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Brian + Kate ft. the moon.  Can there be a full moon for every wedding???  Plz?

20.  So Syracuse:

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After Jennifer + Joe said “I Do” we wandered the streets of Syracuse.

21. Location, location, location:

John Joseph Inn in Ithaca, NY  had everything from a beautiful manor, a lush garden, an apple orchard, farm land and animals, (I could go on and on).  There was so much variety and photo opportunities at this venue- it was a photographer’s dream land.

22. Decor galore:

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Lanterns and flowers dripping from the Sky, and the simple greenery on the table.  Perfection.

23. Introducing:

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Although this isn’t the bride and groom, I thought that their originality deserved a spot on the lineup.

24.  First danc-ing with the stars:

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Loved the emotion in the room during Anna + Jamie‘s first dance- and then the fun song that followed (which I was certain was choreographed).

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It’s magic when moments like this fall together.  Emma + Mike framed by each of their parents during their first dance.

25.  #HashtagGameStrong

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#KissTheCooks for the new Mr. and Mrs. Cook- not only was there a chef hat dance party, but their card box was a cooking pot and Hershey kisses were at the door for guests as they left.


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Marisa + Eric had an ice cream truck at their wedding as a refreshing night-time snack.

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Courtney + Brett’s Donut Bar was perfect for the late-fall, a warm and sweet treat with ALL the toppings you could ask for.

27. Just DANCE:

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Marisa + Eric‘s wedding came complete with several dance performances on the loft/stage.

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Jamie + Anna‘s wedding was non-stop dancing, and even continued for (more than a few) encore songs.


So very, VERY thankful to each and every one of my couples that made this year incredible!  I am so happy for you and your love!  I could go on and on about favorite things from each wedding, but I’m all punned out.  SO from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU times a million for your support and friendship and for being you!


  1. Kara says:

    I vote Brandon and Steph!

  2. Shaun says:

    Amazing pictures of all the happy couples.

    I vote Marisa and Eric!

  3. Mark Funk says:

    I vote Marisa and Eric all the way!

  4. Marie says:

    I vote Marisa and Eric!!!!

  5. Julie jung says:

    I vote anna and Jamie but all photos are so beautiful. You are amazing!

  6. Briana says:

    Stephanie and Brandon!!

  7. Shauna says:

    I vote Brandon and Steph !!!

  8. Anna Markosian says:

    Anna and Jamie!!! We love you bridget best photographer out there!!!

  9. Jamie says:

    Jamie and Anna! Best photographs, scenery, venue, weather, wildflowers, and most fun of the summer!

  10. Mary says:

    Jamie and Anna! Loved the pictures in the mountains among the wild flowers

  11. Colleen Q says:

    Marisa and Eric!!!!!

  12. Kathy says:

    Anna and Jamie!! <3

  13. Teresa Truen says:

    Anna and Jamie
    Amazing photos amazing venue.
    Being from Minnesota it was picture perfect!

  14. Michael D. says:

    MARISA & ERIC!!!!

  15. Ryan says:

    Eric & Marisa!!! ❤️❤️❤️

  16. Jennifer says:

    Eric & Marisa!

  17. elisabeth slaga says:

    anna and jamie!! #altaeverafter

  18. Justin says:

    Anna and Jamie

  19. Di Ana says:

    Eric & Marisa!

  20. Anne says:

    Gorgeous photos! Eric & Marisa 😘

  21. Kelly says:

    Brandon and Steph for sure!

  22. Ed says:

    Jamie and Anna.

  23. Mary Coopper says:

    Brandon and Steph!

    Ps such a fun idea, wish you did it for 2016 🙁

  24. Stephanie and Brandon get my vote! Viewed them.all and they all tell a story. Can’t go wrong with any of them! You guys are so talented!!

  25. Sandy Sroka says:

    Marlee and Scott!

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