The Best Real Weddings of 2021

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Posted by Rebecca | 10 December, 2021

It’s roundup time. We published so many beautiful weddings this year and it honestly pains us to exclude any of them. But after much debate, here are 12 of the best Real Weddings from 2021.

Rocking Good Fun: Tooraloo Farmstay Wedding, Byron Bay

The epitome of CHILLED OUT, Lauren and Andrew’s wedding was held at quaint rustic wedding venue, Byron Bay Magical Tooraloo Farmstay. All the emotions were on display, captured masterfully by photographer Sam Wyper, and not to mention the FUN.

What we loved:

  • Vows under the venue’s magnificent fig tree
  • Festival vibe with a folk band, hay bales and zero seating plan
  • Lauren’s backless Rue De Seine gown and wide-brim fedora
  • Midnight splash in the onsite swimming pool!

Speeches at Tooraloo Farmstay wedding, Sam Wyper Photography, Lauren and Andrew

Bridal bouquet at Tooraloo Farmstay wedding, Sam Wyper Photography, Lauren and Andrew Wild & Bear fedora hat at Tooraloo Farmstay wedding, Sam Wyper Photography, Lauren and AndrewWedding party at Tooraloo Farmstay wedding, Sam Wyper Photography, Lauren and Andrew

Captured beautifully by Sam Wyper Photography.

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Classic NYC: Metropolis Events Wedding, Melbourne

Self-confessed ‘city slickers’ Marina and Carl paid homage to their hometown Melbourne with a Big Apple twist when they wed at Metropolis Events. The lofty ceilings and city skyline views created a New York-style backdrop while Melbourne Entertainment Co rocked the party atmosphere.

What we loved:

  • Marina’s traditional arrival to the orthodox chapel in an Always Classic Cars white Rolls Royce.
  • Her custom-designed sheer sleeve, belted-waist, wedding gown by Oglio-Loro Couture
  • Romantic and timeless blush and white styling with fresh blooms everywhere
  • The six-tier champagne tower reflected in Metropolis’s mirror-finish dancefloor

Metropolis Events wedding in Melbourne for Marina and Carl. Classic, elegant, romantic and luxe. Photos by Lost in Love Photography.

Metropolis Events wedding in Melbourne for Marina and Carl. Classic, elegant, romantic and luxe. Photos by Lost in Love Photography.Metropolis Events wedding in Melbourne for Marina and Carl. Classic, elegant, romantic and luxe. Photos by Lost in Love Photography.

Metropolis Events wedding in Melbourne for Marina and Carl. Classic, elegant, romantic and luxe. Photos by Lost in Love Photography.

Captured beautifully by Lost in Love Photography.

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Secret garden soiree: Burnham Grove Estate Wedding, Camden NSW

We were swooning over Brenton’s 3-metre long sparkly cape back then and we’re just as taken with it today. The Sydney couple were married by Rita O’Reilly Divine Celebrancy in a ‘secret garden’ daytime ceremony at Camden wedding venue, Burnham Grove Estate.

What we loved:

  • The couple’s blended wedding party in moody black and burgundy
  • Native floral styling and timber teepee arbour
  • The cutest vintage Kombi photo booth by The Belle Bus Co
  • Candid, emotive photos by Fortunate Fellow Photography

Elegant garden wedding for Brenton and Clayton at Burnham Grove Estate, Camden. Photos by Fortunate Fellow Photography.

Elegant garden wedding for Brenton and Clayton at Burnham Grove Estate, Camden. Photos by Fortunate Fellow Photography. Elegant garden wedding for Brenton and Clayton at Burnham Grove Estate, Camden. Photos by Fortunate Fellow Photography.

Elegant garden wedding for Brenton and Clayton at Burnham Grove Estate, Camden. Photos by Fortunate Fellow Photography.

Captured beautifully by Fortunate Fellow.

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Taste of Santorini: Dalywaters Rose Garden Wedding, Mornington Peninsula

Macy and Sean’s Mornington Peninsula wedding kicked off at the charming Dalywaters Rose Garden, their bold florals popping perfectly against the white timber chapel. Onto local Greek restaurant Altanero, guests were transported to the cobbled streets of Santorini for a lively celebration filled with delicious fare.

What we loved:

  • Post-ceremony bubbles by The Prosecco Van
  • Signature cocktail bottle bombinere by Three Foxes Distillery
  • Macy’s ‘wifey’ embroidered denim jacket!
  • Sean’s island-style linen jacket from Mens Suit Warehouse

Modern boho wedding on the Mornington Peninsula. Dalywaters Garden Chapel ceremony, reception at Alatonera Restaurant. Photographed by Runaway Hearts. Macy & Sean.

Modern boho wedding on the Mornington Peninsula. Dalywaters Garden Chapel ceremony, reception at Alatonera Restaurant. Photographed by Runaway Hearts. Macy & Sean.Modern boho wedding on the Mornington Peninsula. Dalywaters Garden Chapel ceremony, reception at Alatonera Restaurant. Photographed by Runaway Hearts. Macy & Sean.

Modern boho wedding on the Mornington Peninsula. Dalywaters Garden Chapel ceremony, reception at Alatonera Restaurant. Photographed by Runaway Hearts. Macy & Sean.

Captured beautifully by The Runaway Hearts.

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Rooftop rendezvous: Hyatt Regency Wedding, Sydney

Transformed into a Disneyesque ballroom of dazzling chandeliers and spring blooms, you’d never guess that bride Bianca, wearing a figure-hugging Steven Khalil gown, was up for scaling Sydney’s city rooftops to get the perfect shot.

What we loved:

  • Hyatt Regency Ballroom transformed into a breathtaking wonderland thanks to renowned florist John Emmanuel
  • Lebanese drummer entrance escorting the newlyweds through the magnificent floral arch
  • Jaw-dropping 10-tier foam wedding cake
  • Circus act with aerialists, rhythmic gymnasts, acrobats and hoop performers!

Luxury wedding at Hyatt Regency Sydney for Bianca and Bobby. Photos by Inlighten Photography

Luxury wedding at Hyatt Regency Sydney for Bianca and Bobby. Photos by Inlighten Photography Luxury wedding at Hyatt Regency Sydney for Bianca and Bobby. Photos by Inlighten Photography

Luxury wedding at Hyatt Regency Sydney for Bianca and Bobby. Photos by Inlighten Photography

Captured beautifully by Inlighten Photography.

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Rustic Hindu Fusion: Sunnybrae Estate Wedding, Adelaide

Their back-to-back wedding ceremonies held over a single wedding weekend could not have been any more different. Larishna and Priyank’s multi-celebration wedding began with a traditional Hindu ceremony exploding in colour, followed by a classic black tie church ceremony, and culminating in a rustic heritage-style reception at Sunnybrae Estate.

What we loved:

  • The couple’s authentic Indian costumes imported from abroad
  • Angelik Blossoms floral arrangements including the gorgeous mandap centre-stage
  • High energy Bollywood performances by the two bridal parties
  • Larishna’s beautifully henna-tattooed hands

Classic Hindu wedding for Larishna and Priyank at Sunnybrae Estate Adelaide

Classic Hindu wedding for Larishna and Priyank at Sunnybrae Estate AdelaideClassic Hindu wedding for Larishna and Priyank at Sunnybrae Estate Adelaide

Classic Hindu wedding for Larishna and Priyank at Sunnybrae Estate Adelaide

Captured beautifully by Love & Other Photography.

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Marquee Garden Party: Brookleigh Estate Wedding, Perth

Gaby and Mark intended to trade vows lakeside at Swan Valley’s Brookleigh Estate. Instead, they stood side by side with the resident horses in the stables! With wedding planners Confetti & Co Events supporting them the whole way through, their marquee garden party wedding was UTTERLY romantic in every way.

What we loved:

 

Captured beautifully by Amy Skinner Photography.

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Tradition to the wind: The Kilburn Wedding, Melbourne

Wedding in a whiskey bar? You betcha. Kristen and Mirko’s non-traditional wedding was an all-in-one celebration hosted at Melbourne whiskey and cocktail bar, The Kilburn. The day flowed as effortlessly as Kristen’s floaty lace wedding dress and ended with a cheeky late-night Maccas run!

What we loved:

  • Kristen’s Rue De Seine boho wedding gown with Winnie Harlow x Steve Madden boots
  • Lively photos with a Chevy Red Hire cream Cadillac
  • Engaging ceremony with charismatic celebrity celebrant, Greg Evans
  • Table of ‘hangover helpers’ for the late-night revellers

Kilburn Cocktail and Whiskey Bar Melbourne wedding for Kristen and Mirko. Photos by Love & Other Photogrpahy.

Kilburn Cocktail and Whiskey Bar Melbourne wedding for Kristen and Mirko. Photos by Love & Other Photogrpahy. Kilburn Cocktail and Whiskey Bar Melbourne wedding for Kristen and Mirko. Photos by Love & Other Photogrpahy.

Kilburn Cocktail and Whiskey Bar Melbourne wedding for Kristen and Mirko. Photos by Love & Other Photogrpahy.

Captured beautifully by Love & Other Photography.

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Glamour all the way: Terindah Estate Wedding, Geelong

When Real Housewife of Melbourne Gina Liano is booked to pronounce you wife and wife, your aisle style better be as extra. Cathi and Jacki’s Bellarine Peninsula nuptials dripped in black tie and bling and even featured a surprise “visit” from Guy Sebastian!

What we loved:

  • Cathi’s sparkly d’Italia champagned beaded wedding gown
  • Statement pampas grass floral arrangements by Ivy & Eve
  • One of the prettiest cheese wheel cakes we’ve ever seen!
  • Chandelier and greenery ceiling installation by Harper & Co

Luxury wedding at Terindah Estate, Bellarine Peninsula. Photos by Ashley K Weddings. Cathi & Jackie.

Luxury wedding at Terindah Estate, Bellarine Peninsula. Photos by Ashley K Weddings. Cathi & Jackie.Luxury wedding at Terindah Estate, Bellarine Peninsula. Photos by Ashley K Weddings. Cathi & Jackie.

Luxury wedding at Terindah Estate, Bellarine Peninsula. Photos by Ashley K Weddings. Cathi & Jackie.

Captured beautifully by Ashley K Weddings.

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Unmistakably Melbourne: The Park Wedding, Albert Park

This classic black tie wedding in Melbourne was chic, timeless, and iconically Melbourne. Matara and Gavin took advantage of their hometown’s best photography spots before heading to modern, moody lakeside event space, The Park, for a reception with 180 guests.

What we loved:

  • Matara’s modern backless wedding gown by designer Jason Grech
  • Creative city photos by T-One Image including the MCG skyline, Imax and Royal Exhibition Buildings
  • Packed dancefloor thanks to Melbourne Entertainment Co
  • Picturesque Albert Park views

Modern elegant wedding at The Park Albert Park. Photos by T-One Image. Matara and Gavin.

Modern elegant wedding at The Park Albert Park. Photos by T-One Image. Matara and Gavin. Modern elegant wedding at The Park Albert Park. Photos by T-One Image. Matara and Gavin.

Modern elegant wedding at The Park Albert Park. Photos by T-One Image. Matara and Gavin.

Captured beautifully by T-One Image.

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Intimate wedding weekend: Austinvilla Estate Wedding, Gold Coast

Even when this couple couldn’t have the guests they wanted, they made up for it in an ingenious way – cardboard cutouts! Tiffiny and Aaron’s intimate wedding weekend was in the Gold Coast Hinterland, at resort-style wedding venue, Austinvilla Estate.

What we loved:

  • Whimsical floral arrangements by Forever Us
  • Tiffiny’s lace applique wedding gown modified with sheer sleeves by Gladstone Bridal Boutique
  • The all white-wearing guest list of 33 who acted as an extended bridal party!
  • Heartfelt ceremony by celebrant Geoff Mazlin

Austinvilla Estate Gold Coast Wedding, Romantic Rustic Wedding, Veri Photography, Tiffiny & Aaron.

Austinvilla Estate Gold Coast Wedding, Romantic Rustic Wedding, Veri Photography, Tiffiny & Aaron.Austinvilla Estate Gold Coast Wedding, Romantic Rustic Wedding, Veri Photography, Tiffiny & Aaron.

Austinvilla Estate Gold Coast Wedding, Romantic Rustic Wedding, Veri Photography, Tiffiny & Aaron.

Captured beautifully by Veri Photography.

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Autumn views and hues: Riverstone Estate Wedding, Yarra Valley

Jess and Jack’s Riverstone Estate wedding was all about those picturesque postcard views. Set among the rolling hills of the Yarra Valley, the lush outdoor ceremony was complemented by fiery autumn blooms thanks to seasoned wedding florist Debbie O’Neill.

What we loved:

  • The timber teepee arbour adorned with fresh autumn flowers
  • Jess’s Luv Bridal mermaid wedding gown paired with a charcoal faux fur jacket
  • The most adorable tuxed-up white terrier!
  • Personalised heart-shaped watercolour cookies as place settings/favours

Classic elegant style for Jess and Jack at their Riverstone Estate wedding, Yarra Valley, by Dan Brannan Photography.

Classic elegant style for Jess and Jack at their Riverstone Estate wedding, Yarra Valley, by Dan Brannan Photography.Classic elegant style for Jess and Jack at their Riverstone Estate wedding, Yarra Valley, by Dan Brannan Photography.

Classic elegant style for Jess and Jack at their Riverstone Estate wedding, Yarra Valley, by Dan Brannan Photography.

Captured beautifully by Dan Brannan.

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