Though this was our inaugural year at The Black Tie Bride, we have been privileged to have received so many amazing black tie wedding submissions! We have loved looking over these weddings, each full of classic style, meaningful moments, and stunning details! Today, it is our absolute delight to share with you ten of our favorite wedding submissions of the year. Chosen for their amazing imagery and sense of style that fits perfectly for our heart for timeless black tie affairs, we present to you the Best of Weddings 2014.
One: This iconic black tie Hamburg, Germany wedding by Jennifer Hejna! These rich black and white images have us head over heels, just like the first time we saw them! The intimate ceremony, the bride’s birdcage veil and the gorgeously emotive black and white moments remind us of the type of classic wedding photographs we’d find in our grandparents’ albums! This amazing imagery will be a timeless heirloom for generations and we adore that most of all!
Two: This exquisite black tie Stan Mansion wedding by Emilia Jane Photography! We adore the timeless feeling throughout the imagery that Emilia captured so perfectly! That stunning Mira Couture gown and all of the blush and gold details paired with the glamour of the tinsel chandeliers of Stan Mansion worked wonderfully to create a self-assured style and air of graceful elegance for this black tie affair!
Three: This elegant Belvedere Hotel wedding by Abby Grace! We loved the iconic location that the Belvedere provided for this wedding! From the birdcage veil to that amazing coat and, most importantly, the bride and groom’s beautiful smiles, everything we see in this wedding points to a sophisticated affair full of love and joy. Not to mention the bride’s stunning Allure Bridals gown paired with the handsome groom in his dress blues! Simply stunning!
Four: This classic Central Park Boathouse wedding by Katelyn James! An iconic New York City location, dreamy golden light, and classic details drew us in to this beautiful wedding! We love the bride’s lace trumpet gown, the pink bouquets by Lenox Hill Florist and elegant pink dresses of the bridesmaids, and the groom and his men dressed in classic black tie!
Five: This exquisite Washington D.C. wedding by Annamarie Akins! Everything about this wedding is classic and elegant! We’re head over heels with the couple’s wedding day attire — the groom in his dress blues and the bride in a stunning strapless gown with lace overlay by CB Couture. Even more so, we love the joy evident throughout the images!
Six: This iconic Bellevue Hotel wedding by Lauren Fair! The sophisticated city style throughout this wedding enthralled us from the very beginning! We adore the amazing portraits from inside the Bellevue Hotel, the bride’s incredible Matthew Christopher gown, and the sweet moments captured!
Seven: This iconic Pen Ryn Mansion wedding by Juliana Laury! We adore an estate wedding and Pen Ryn Mansion was a perfect location for this couple’s wedding day! Their classic and enduring style mixed with Juliana’s incredibly emotive imagery ensured that this wedding would be iconic in the most stunning of ways! Every image draws us in and makes us feel like we’re right there, every time.
Eight: This romantic Felt Mansion wedding by Bradley James! The Felt Estate was a perfect choice for this elegant, romantic affair! We’ve been swooning over this incredible Allure Bridals gown since we first set eyes on it. The full, blush skirt and stunning beading suits the occasion perfectly. Add to that the self-styled bridesmaid dresses, modern striped details, and wonderfully emotive imagery and we couldn’t be happier!
Nine: This elegant Willowdale Estate Wedding by Bethany and Dan! We fell in love with the photojournalistic feeling of these wedding images the moment we saw them! Every frame is full of emotion and truly tells a piece of this couple’s love story. We adore the bride’s incredible ruffled gown, those beautiful pink bridesmaid dresses, and each of the amazing black and white moments!
Ten: This stunning Netherlands wedding by Indra Simons of iSi Fotographie! Everything about this wedding says sophisticated European style and we can’t get enough! We love her couture gown made by Embrace, the stunning backdrop of Landgoed Rhederoord, and all of the moments captured in iconic black and white!
First Runner Up: This romantic British Columbia wedding by Matt Kennedy! We adore the timeless, iconic quality of this entire wedding. From incredible portraits to intimate moments, this wedding has everything we love tied in a perfectly romantic bow!
Second Runner Up: This exquisite New York City wedding by Alicia Ann Photographers! We love the amazing rooftop ceremony at Studio450, the bride’s 1940’s inspired sense of style, and all of the incredible black and white images!