Wedding Wednesdays are always a vibe here at ESSENCE thanks to our weekly Bridal Bliss column. Though 2020 was a year unlike any other due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these couples found creative ways to say “I do” their way.
From socially distanced ceremonies to beautiful garden vow renewals, we were absolutely wowed by the Bridal Bliss 2020 that shared their special day with us.
Take a look at our favorite Bridal Bliss moments from 2020.
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Photographer: Stanlo Photography
Most Stylish Bride: Dorian
The only thing more fabulous than Dorian and Oludotun’s chic golf course wedding
was the bride’s custom two-piece bridal gown.
Best Bridal Glam: Shalwah
The Brooklyn bride gave us a headwrap moment we’ll never forget.
Credit: Devon Watson Photography
Best Wedding Venue: Kris and Talisa
Kris and Talisa had the woodsy wedding
of a lifetime surrounded by love, trees, and memories that will last forever. Their rustic venue in Roxbury, NY added charm to their reception.
Best Cake: Lucile and Dorson
The couple’s three-tiered wedding cake
was a masterpiece, finished with buttercream and decorated with seasonal white flowers.
Credit: Reem Photography
Best Reception Look: Barbara And Edmund
Barbara and Edmund’s wedding reception
was dripping with style. The bride’s reception look was created by Winnie Couture, and we haven’t stopped thinking about this lace frock since.
Photographer: Gregoire Jules
Best Socially Distanced Ceremony: Warren and Lauren
The love was on high and Lauren and Warren’s socially distanced wedding ceremony in Washington D.C. Friends and family drove by with posters and gifts to celebrate the couple. Too cute!
Photographer: Terri Baskin
Best Party: Madeliene and Jasson
Not a chair was filled as the Madeliene and Jasson’s Miami wedding reception
turned all the way up.
Photography: Munoz Photography
Best Dressed Groomsmen: Maya And André
André and his groomsmen
opted not to go with do the traditional tux and we loved it!
Credit: Tory Bass Photography
Best Dressed Bridesmais: Joscelyn and Josue
Joscelyn’s bridesmaids wore these gorgeous green and gold ombré sequined gowns
that stopped us in our tracks.
Best Rooftop Ceremony: Sharisse and Thurman
This intimate ceremony on the roof of the Mandarin Oriental hotel in New York City stole our hearts.
Photographer: Amy Anaiz
Best Altar Moment: Edmond and Mercy
When Edmond and Mercy came together at the altar of their heavenly Houston wedding
, sparks flew all over again.
Best Bridal Party Portrait: Mills and Johanne
The couple planned an intimate vow renewal ceremony
for their 10-year wedding anniversary, and we couldn’t take our eyes off this portrait taken with their three beautiful children.
Photography: Amy Anaiz