Your Top 10 Most Loved Weddings of 2016

Words by Tamarin Morley
January 4, 2017

Whatever your views on 2016, there’s no denying it was an epic year for beautiful weddings. We’ve been sharing some of our favourite moments from the year that was, but now it’s time to look back on YOUR top 10 weddings of 2016.

From budget-friendly backyard bashes to ultra luxe soirees, your top picks are definitely a mixed bag. While we’ve seen a more modern aesthetic across the board, vintage and bohemian elements remain popular amongst your most loved looks. You’ve gone wild for creative details like unique cakes and fabulous florals, but equally so for pared-back weddings and intimate elopements.

We’re delighted to see so many Nouba vendors starring in this year’s top 10! The Directory continues to flourish as a go-to resource for couples seeking creative wedding professionals and our talented crew keeps on growing.

We’d like to take this opportunity to say happy 2017 to all our amazing readers, as well as the talented artists who contribute their work for publication on our pages. Thank you for your continued loyalty here on the blog as well as in our social community on Instagram and Facebook. To our new readers (did you say ‘yes’ over the holidays?) congrats and welcome! We promise to keep you inspired for the year ahead.

So without further ado, here are your most viewed, pinned and shared weddings of 2016…

10. Jess & Ed’s boho backyard wedding

Top 10 weddings of 2016 - boho backyard wedding Perth WA Top 10 weddings of 2016 - boho backyard wedding Perth WA

Top 10 weddings of 2016 - boho backyard wedding Perth WA

Images by Sarah Jean

Jess & Ed’s bohemian affair made the most of Perth’s glorious sunshine, perfectly captured by photographer Sarah Jean. A backyard wedding packed with DIY details, their vision was helped along by Pretty Willow and Turtle & the Pelican on hire and styling, while Hello Love chipped in with that gorgeous macrame backdrop.

See Jess & Ed’s backyard wedding in full here.

9. Kat & Graham’s Fairground Follies wedding

Top 10 weddings of 2016 - Fairground Follies wedding Sydney photography by Lara Hotz Top 10 weddings of 2016 - Fairground Follies wedding Sydney photography by Lara Hotz

Top 10 weddings of 2016 - Fairground Follies wedding Sydney photography by Lara Hotz

Images by Lara Hotz

Kat and Graham kept their wedding location a secret, surprising guests with an epic celebration at Sydney’s carnival museum, Fairground Follies. With Lara Hotz behind the lens, this loved-up pair roamed the streets with colour smoke bombs for some spectacular snaps.

See Kat and Graham’s epic Sydney wedding in full here.

8. Chance & Jessica’s Darlington Estate wedding

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Top 10 weddings of 2016 - Perth wedding photography by Teneil Kable

Images by Teneil Kable

Styled by Flights of Fancy with incredible blooms by Natural Art Flowers, Chance and Jessica’s Darlington Estate wedding had all the ingredients for a stunning day. The Perth pair chose Teneil Kable to capture their romantic affair.

See Chance and Jessica’s wedding in full here.

7. Jill & Kai’s moody rainforest wedding

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Top 10 weddings of 2016 - Brisbane wedding photography by Janneke Storm

Images by Janneke Storm

With ominous skies, a lush rainforest backdrop and Janneke Storm behind the lens, Jill and Kai’s Secrets on the Lake wedding was destined to be picture perfect. Both bride and groom scored high in the style stakes, earning top spots respectively in 2016’s best dresses and groom style.

See Jill and Kai’s rainforest wedding in full here.

6. Sarah & John’s Cupitt’s Winery wedding

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Top 10 weddings of 2016 - Cupitt's Winery wedding photography by Jimmy Raper

Images by Jimmy Raper

An autumnal palette and hints of vintage set the tone for Sarah and John’s Cupitt’s Winery wedding. Jimmy Raper captured every gorgeous detail, from the bride’s sensational Suzanne Harward gown to the textural blooms by The Botanic Workshop.

See Sarah and John’s autumnal wedding in full here.

5. Scott & Carly’s Old Forest School Wedding

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Top 10 weddings of 2016 - Old Forest School wedding photography by Danelle Bohane

Images by Danelle Bohane

It’s hard not to adore a wedding with cameos by beautiful palominos, particularly when that wedding’s been shot by Danelle Bohane. With the bride in Rue de Seine, Scott and Carly tied the knot at the charming Old Forest School in New Zealand.

See Scott and Carly’s wedding in full here.

4. Brittany & Bronson’s boho tipi wedding

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Top 10 weddings of 2016 - Sheraton Port Douglas wedding photography by Oli Sansom

Images by Oli Sansom

After a cyclone destroyed their intended venue in Vanuatu, Brittany and Bronson (and a hard working team of vendors) pulled together their dream wedding in just 6 weeks. Sheraton Mirage and Tipi Luxe played host to their bohemian affair, and we’re in love with every moody frame by photographer, Oli Sansom.

See Brittany and Bronson’s Port Douglas wedding in full here.

3. Brett & Alexandra’s surprise backyard wedding

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Top 10 weddings of 2016 - backyard Brisbane wedding photography by Brooke Adams

Images by Brooke Adams

A faux engagement party at the family home was the perfect ploy to gather Brett and Alexandra’s nearest and dearest, before the pair revealed they’d be tying the knot that very day! With Brooke Adams on hand to capture the surprise, we reckon these stylish sweethearts pulled off the perfect impromptu wedding.

See Brett and Alexandra’s surprise wedding in full here.

2. Amy & Nick’s Post Office Hotel wedding

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Pairing a lush indoor setting with a vibrant palette of magenta, blue and copper, Amy and Nick chose Coburg music venue The Post Office Hotel for their laid back nuptials. With florals by Good Grace & Humor and an epic wedding cake by Boutique Cake Art, Long Way Home Photography captured every gorgeous detail.

See Amy and Nick’s Melbourne wedding in full here.

1. Carolyn & Andrew’s modern dockside wedding

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Top 10 weddings of 2016 - Modern Sydney wedding by Willow & Co Photography

Images by Willow & Co.

There was much to love about Carolyn & Andrew’s big day – Florals by Silva’s lush blooms, a babin’ bride tribe and a ton of confetti – not to mention the bride’s incredible dress by Prea James! With Willow & Co behind the lens, we’re not surprised this gorgeous day scored top spot for your most loved wedding of 2016.

See Carolyn & Andrew’s Sydney wedding in full here.

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Jess Woodhouse 11 months ago

So dreamy! Love the old school wedding and the mini feather dress.

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