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Our favorite wedding details of 2023

December 29, 2023

There’s a reason we share *so* many images from each Real Wedding we feature, and it’s because a beautiful celebration is all about the details. This year, those details were more colorful than ever, with mismatched textures and sensational flowers creating a maximalist vibe like in this jewel-toned wedding we shared early on:

wedding flower altar
Abby Jiu Photography

From the invitation suite right down to these printed appetizer cones…

wedding favors
Abby Jiu Photography

…the whole wedding was a maximalist’s dream.

spring wedding
Shelley + Portugal

spring wedding
Shelley + Portugal

The dreamy Spring florals in this wedding served as inspiration for the whole celebration, which featured floral-pressed invitations and a gorgeous botanical garden venue. And of course, dogs are always a favorite detail of ours too!

pink wedding dress
Perry Vaile Photography

bridesmaid floral baskets
Perry Vaile Photography

From the pink wedding dress to the bridesmaids floral baskets to the ice cream sprinkles escort card display, the details in this wedding also topped our list. The photos from this beautiful day were also among our top Instagram posts of the year!

runway style aisle at wedding
Riley Glenn Photography

Speaking of color, we adored the whimsical details and runway-style aisle in this Wes Anderson inspired wedding. Love those pink chairs!

rainbow wedding arch for wedding ceremony
Riley Glenn Photography

This gradient of rainbow blooms for the ceremony… Too good!

creative ceremony detail
Ellie Koleen Photography

The creative ceremony details in this Spring garden wedding began with gorgeous hanging lanterns, and carried through to the cocktail hour and reception, which included a custom canoe bar and more lanterns overhead. And did we mention the surprise gospel choir?!

peanut butter cup cake
Enowen Photography:

Of course, we celebrated with our fair share of creative wedding cakes this year, like this yummy Reese’s peanut butter cup cake.

white bow wedding cake
Abby Jiu Photography

And a beautiful, classic bow-adorned wedding cake which contrasted beautifully against its maximalist backdrop.

escort cards
Like we said way back in January, maximalism was here in a major way, and one beautiful way to channel the trend was with creative escort card displays like this aqua and floral design.

popsicle escort card display
Ellie Koleen Photography

Can’t go wrong with a pop-tail on a warm day! This couple channeled an outdoor adventure theme, by offering each guest a paleta-infused agua fresca to sip and wooden placard ornament favors to keep as they found their way to their seats.

Ice cream sundae themed escort card display with sprinkle wedding favors
Perry Vaile Photography

And here’s that ice cream themed escort card display we mentioned above, featuring sprinkles as favors!

gorgeous desert venue

But sometimes it’s the venue that has all the detail you need! Like the unique venues we raved about in this top post from 2023. What a dream!

unique wedding venue

Remember when we predicted that houseplants would make an appearance as beautiful living decor for weddings in 2023? Love this example from another favorite venue, the Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel, California.

2024 wedding dress
Kate Thompson

And one of the most show-stopping gowns we saw all year, the incredible designer wedding dress featured in yet another perfectly maximalist wedding.

If you haven’t, be sure to take another look back at 2023 and scroll through our top Instagram posts of the year here. Cheers, everyone!