2017 was a garbage year in general but at least we have love! Here, the 20 best viral wedding moments of the year that will make you believe in happy endings all over again:
The world couldn’t contain their thirst over these photos when models Thad Nelson and Aren Muse got hitched in Cabo this October.
When 21-year-old Patti Womer had her two childhood horses, Cricket and Dutch, walk her down the aisle to honor her late father, no one expected her equine companions to steal the show. However, Cricket’s reaction to a stray fly was captured on camera, and the resulting “smile” went viral.
After a similarly posed engagement photo of Brittney and Kody Frysinger and Kody’s best friend Mitch went viral, the couple knew they’d have to enlist their photographer to recreate a version for their wedding. For all the third wheels out there, this one’s for you!
Raise your hand if you also silently panic and look to see what everyone around you is doing when the photographer says “now a silly one!” Anyways, one bridesmaid went viral on Reddit after her “silly face” photo got the meme treatment. Best silly face ever, hands down.
Jake Clark from Dayton, Ohio volunteered as the flower girl for his friends’ nuptials, distributing leaves (not flowers) from not one, not two, but THREE fanny packs.
Don’t know what’s more beautiful: the scenery or the LOVE!
These photos are SO extra in the best way possible.
Any story that begins with “A billionaire’s son and his model girlfriend,” is guaranteed to be a blast, TBH. Every detail from this wedding is actually incredible, from the one million white blooms to the 12 foot wedding cake, to the private performance from Robin Thicke.
2017 was millennial pink’s moment and one bride incorporated it into her wedding in the best way possible. Australian bride Grace Limon wore a STUNNING, legit-newsworthy pink frock and had her bridesmaids wear white.
If Brazilian bride Rebeca Sinohara and photos of her squad of five male bridesmaids applying face masks decked out in pink robes doesn’t bring a smile to your face, I don’t know what will.
Don’t even THINK about clicking this link without a box of emergency kleenex handy.
Tim and Kylie Healy had been married since 2015, but due to bad weather, the couple never got the fairytale wedding photos of their dreams at the time. So, naturally, when the California couple booked it to Norway this year to hike Trolltunga, a famous rock formation, they decided to take their wedding pics there. The photos are adorable, but also TERRIFYING in a way that makes you appreciate that these two fearless lovebirds found each other.
When Aisling and Mark Graham decided to get hitched, Aisling decided to roll up to the ceremony in a tractor and she seriously delivered.
Atlanta bride Gabrielle Gibson made history as the show’s first transgender bride in March. Gibson said the moment was especially moving because she got to show that “trans people can love, and be loved…”
Selfless bride Jess Nakrayko worked with her best friend Jess Kieley’s boyfriend to get him to propose during Nakrayko’s wedding. The photos capture every moment of the surprise proposal and I bet you’ve never seen a woman mid-cry looking as gorgeous as Kieley.
For a lighter twist on the “first look” wedding trend, Erin Goldberg decided to prank her future-husband by dressing in cat pajamas and sweats. His reaction really couldn’t have been more perfect, either.
Karen Fox noticed two strangers at her wedding but just assumed they were friends’ of her husband. It wasn’t until Fox found a card the mystery couple left for the newlyweds that she realized they really were strangers the whole time. Even better (or worse?) they were on a FIRST DATE.
Seattle bride Shandace Robertson was taking photos with her wedding photographer all over Seattle when a toddler stopped her and mistook the new bride as the princess from a book cover. You can see the little girl’s expression go from confused to STOKED in like, two photos, which makes the whole thing even cuter.
How’s this for something borrowed? When Idaho bride Jordyn Jensen decided to wear her grandmother Penny’s wedding gown to her own wedding, she knew she’d want to surprise her and have a photographer at the ready for the emotional moment. And boy, was it emotional. Jordyn was even considerate enough to do the unveiling at the rehearsal dinner and not the ceremony, because she didn’t want to overwhelm her grandma. The resulting photos of Grandmother Penny’s reaction are some of the most moving photos around.
I literally dare you to get more than 25 seconds into this video of new bride Katie Musser reading vows to her new stepson and his mother without tearing up. You can’t, it’s impossible.
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