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Best of Cleveland Weddings 2017

(Jenna & Craig's New Year's Eve wedding, photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography)

Happy New Year, everyone! Before we officially ring in the new year, let's take a look back at some of the real weddings we shared in 2017 with our inaugural "Best of Cleveland Weddings" awards! Ok, so technically these aren't real awards and there is no trophy, but this is a fun way to revisit all the AMAZING weddings we posted throughout the past year. Be sure to click through the links to visit the full wedding features.

Best First Look

Virginia & Tony shared an emotional first look in the most picturesque location, photo by Kayla Coleman.

Best Bouquets

Ooh it's so hard to choose! There's so, so, so many beautiful flowers.

Clockwise from top left:

  • Erin & Alejandro, flowers by Fair Rarity Flowers, photo by Suzuran

  • Rebecca & Ron, flowers by Paulette Bais, photo by One Red Door Photography

  • Heather & Jake, flowers by Nikki's Perfect Petals, photo by Renee Lemaire Photography

  • Danielle & Justin, flowers by a family friend, photo by One Red Door Photography

  • Laura & Paul, flowers by Windy Lane Florals, photo by Frank Graziano Photography

  • Jenna & Craig, flowers by Flower Solutions, photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography

Best Bouquet Toss

Making the Moment caught the most epic bouquet toss at Nicole & Nick's wedding! Those girls can jump!

Best Bridal Party Portraits

There are some tried-and-true classic bridal party poses, but it's also fun when bridal parties do something a little different.

Clockwise from top left:

  • Olivia & TJ's bridal party in Cleveland's Little Italy, photo by The Carrs Photography

  • Shauna & Travis's bridal party at the Cleveland sign, photo by Erin Renee Photography

  • Nicole and her bridesmaids weren't afraid to get a little silly, photo by Making the Moment

  • Allison & Jose's bridal party in a high school classroom, photo by Renee Lemaire Photography

Best Flower Girls

The absolute sweetest shot of the flower girls at Sarah & Jonathan's wedding, photo by Making the Moment.

Best Dogs

Their signs say it all! Jillian & Jason's wedding, photos by Lavryk Photography

Best Shoes

We may be in the business of wedding gowns, but we also love shoes! Meghan's bright green heels were such a fun choice, photo by I Heart Life Photography.

Best Ceremony Decor

Every ceremony is beautiful, so we wanted to showcase some of the weddings with unique ceremony backdrops, alters and locations.

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Best Reception Decor

Once again, it's impossible to narrow this down because every wedding is gorgeous in its own way. These are just a few of the most inspiring.

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Best Destination Wedding

From the tropical foliage to the white-sand beach, Jillian & Jason's wedding in Key West, Florida, will make you want to book a flight immediately, photo by Lavryk Photography.

Best of Cleveland

Destination weddings are fun, but our hearts are in Cleveland. We love when couples choose to celebrate with our favorite city on their wedding day.

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Best First Dance

Allison & Jose choreographed their first dance to "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" (Nat King Cole) and "Vivir Mi Vida" (Marc Anthony), and we love the twirl in Allison's Legends Romona Keveza gown from Something White, A Bridal Boutique! Photo by Renee Lemaire Photography.

Best Twirl

While we're talking about twirls... Leanna went for a spin in Legends Romona Keveza from Something White, A Bridal Boutique! Photo by Jenny Haas.

Best Cakes

They're almost too pretty to eat!

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Best Cake Toppers

Erin & Alejandro, photo by Suzuran

Danielle & Justin, photo by One Red Door Photography

Best Costume Change

Everyone loves a good costume change, right? Chelsea & David changed into Tribe-gear for their introductions, photo by One Red Door Photography.

Best Costume Party

Caitlin and Franklin took the costume change a step further and surprised their guests with masquerade masks at their Halloween-weekend, black-tie wedding, photo by Leppert Photography.

Best Send-Offs

Whether it's streamers, sparklers or confetti, there's nothing more fun than sending the newly married couple off in style.

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So as you can see, 2017 was a BEAUTIFUL year for weddings, and 2018 is looking even better! We already have lots of gorgeous and inspiring real weddings lined up to share, so stay tuned for more ... and find your own favorites!

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