Reflecting upon a previous year of magical nuptials, 2019 was an impressive year for lavish weddings, with celebrities like Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin, as well as Katherine Schwarzenegger and Chris Pratt tying the knot.
Unfortunately, 2020 meant something different for couples hoping to wed, with Covid-19 putting many people’s plans on hold, both celebrities and regular people like us alike. Some quickly gathered to marry before quarantine guidelines were established, whilst others embraced social distancing regulations with intimate ceremonies and receptions.
One thing is for sure however; that despite a global pandemic, there was no shortage of glamorous and breath-taking weddings. We can’t wait to see all the stunning weddings that take place in 2021!
- Sarah & Matt
Having to cancel their original wedding plans, Matt and Sarah didn’t let Covid-19 get in the way of their love, celebrating by the water of Sydney Harbour with three guests by their side. After an intimate exchange of their vows, the happy couple made their way home to pizza and wine to celebrate the beginning of their lives as Mr and Mrs.
2. Kelly & Raimie
Kelly and Raimie’s wedding day was foregrounded by the jaw dropping landscapes of the Amalfi Coast. Kelly’s gown by Pallas Couture, as well as their photos strolling through Italy, made us want to elope in Europe too! Kelly’s embellished dress, sleek hair and neutral makeup, perfectly fused simplicity and elegance. An orchid-drenched bouquet further accentuated the bridal look’s timelessness.
3. Busra & Yusuf
Busra and Yusuf attended school together, but hadn’t seen each other in almost a decade. Yet, as fate would have it, the couple reconnected during their separate holidays in the magical city of Istanbul. The bodice of her gorgeous dress was inspired by a Monique Lhullier gown and created by Annette of Melbourne.
4. Annaliese & Dean
Annaliese and Dean were married in an intimate ceremony, taking place in the courtyard of Villa Rustica. A fusion of both rustic and modern styles, and a gorgeous pink wedding dress by Rachel Gilbert set the tone for their charming day. The bridesmaids wore three different dresses in the colours white, salmon and burnt orange, a trio made in heaven.
5. Princess Beatrice & Edoardo
Princess Beatrice married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in an intimate ceremony, held at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor. Their guests included Her Majesty the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, as well as the Duke and Duchess of York. The Bride wore a vintage Norman Hartnell dress, borrowed from the Queen, as well as the Queen Mary tiara – the same diamond piece the Queen wore as she married the Duke of Edinburgh.
6. Leah & Zach
Despite COVID restrictions impacting their original plans, nothing could stop Leah and Zach from keeping their set wedding date. This couple had the most luxuriously intimate wedding at Pier One Sydney, surrounded by lush florals and iconic views.
7. Alli & Michael
Michael and Alli first met through mutual friends, and soon Michael’s DJ skills swept Alli off her feet. This beautiful couple exchanged vows at St Mary’s Catholic Church, on a rainy day full of smiles and laughter. Alli gave us major New York City chic vibes in a custom gown by Kristie Slater, originally transformed from a Christian Dior skirt from Dior’s Winter 2017/2018 Collection. The bride finished the look with a slick, low bun, natural makeup and chunky statement earrings from Isabella May. And of course, the shoes were Dior!
8. Mitch & Sarah
Mitch and Sarah knew they wanted a simple, yet meaningful elopement, and that’s exactly what they did. Sarah left full trust in her wedding team, who surprised her with flowers, while two friends did her hair and makeup. It was laid back, and 100% true to the loved up couple. From the sweetest vows to kisses from their French Bulldog, this whole elopement was a dream.
9. Jacy & Jordan
If you’re considering an elopement, we may have found the perfect couple to inspire you! Jacy and Jordan spent over a year planning a traditional wedding, but eventually realised it wasn’t truly right for them. When asked what advice they would give to other couples, they replied with “Be true to yourselves, to your relationship, and to your budget! Traditional weddings are a wonderful thing, but if the thought of dropping loads of money on one day or having to tailor your plans to meet others’ needs rather than your own makes you dread what is supposed to be a joyous occasion, don’t hesitate to plan something more intimate.”
10. Alexandra & Jonothan
Having met in college, Jonothan would eventually propose to Alexandra at Newport Beach. Alexandra knew she wanted a blush and gold colour scheme, and thanks to her wedding planner and floral designer, a ceiling composed of blush and gold orchids elevated the romantic ambience of the night.
11. Lenore & Zhanglu
Lenore and Zhanglu’s intimate wedding took place in Chiangmai, a picturesque city in northern Thailand. We felt we’d stumbled across the perfect whimsical wedding, featuring a gorgeous glasshouse for this couple’s ceremony and reception. Surrounded by their nearest and dearest, the couple loved, danced and laughed the night away.
12. Areg & Lusine
Areg was Lusines brother’s closest friend, having met on her brother’s 21st birthday. Their theme was whimsical and dreamy, with the couple drawing elements from different wedding features to create their perfect wedding. Chic white florals and fairy lights, created a truly breathtaking outdoor ambience for the most important day of their lives.
13. Bindi & Chandler
Australian sweetheart Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell, privately married at Australia Zoo, only hours before wedding restrictions were enforced. The Bride looked stunning in an all-lace bodice and flowy skirt, with mother Terri helped her get ready, while brother Robert walked her down the aisle. The loved up couple also lit a candle in memory of Bindi’s father, the late “Crocodile Hunter”, Steve Irwin.
14. Candice & Luke
Candice and Luke’s wedding day was sweet in every sense of the word, but the element that truly made us swoon is the romantic lake boat ride. Following their nuptials, they went ahead to have a beautiful photoshoot where the Notebook-style boat ride took place. The couple added personal elements by using plants grown themselves, and having Luke’s home-brewed beer on tap.
15. Anthony & Kyah
This wedding celebrated love, and the intertwining of two cultures: Anthony is Lebanese, and Kyah a proudly Indigenous woman. Their extravagant ceremony was planned by event-mastermind, Noel Nasser, and the bride wore a stunningly intricate Leah Da Gloria dress. The reception venue was engulfed by classic styling and gold elements. The couple moved their guests as they entered their reception, moving to the fusion of Lebanese drums with the Didgeridoo.
16. Tina & Don
Tina and Don tied the knot in an enchanting wedding in a Tuscan castle, surrounded by 50 of their loved ones. The couple celebrated their love in the gardens of a luxurious castle. The colour theme was an opulent red and gold, complete with sparkling chandeliers and cascading greenery. Bride Tina stunned guests, wearing three stunning and unique wedding gowns to dance the night away.
17. Anne-Marie & Michael
Anne-Marie & Michael treated their guests to a classical wedding held at Linseed House at The Grounds of Alexandria. Bride Anne-Marie looked stunning in an ethereal custom gown by Steven Khalil.
18. Arunima & Brian
Arunima and Brian celebrated their wedding in a stunning estate in Tuscany, combining their Indian and European culture. Guests were welcomed with a delightful henna and pizza party, followed by an evening of dancing. Donning her beautiful cultural gown, Bride Arunima arrived framed by a romantic chadar, decorated with colourful flowers and lush greenery. For the couple’s cocktail reception celebrations, Arunima changed into another gown, followed by dinner with a beautifully elegant setting.
19. John-Pierre & Claudia
Claudia donned an elegant gown by Lillian Khallouf, while John-Pierre wore a suit created by his team at Tailor & Co. The couple changed outfits for the reception, with Claudia opting for a feathered mini skirt, while John-Pierre changed into an ivory linen and wool blend dinner jacket. Though they limited their numbers, they celebrated their love and shared an intimate celebration and dinner with their loved ones.
20. Patricia & Joseph
Patrician and Joseph celebrated becoming husband and wife with their guests amongst deep hues of crimson roses and orchids. Patricia glowed in a stunning custom Steven Khalil gown, created with Duchesse Satin and lightly embellished with Italian floral embroidery.