2014: The Year In Weddings

Forest fire wedding: When a forest nearby caught fire moments before they were set to tie the knot, an Oregon couple quickly picked up to move locations. Before they took off, photographer Josh Newton snapped a few shots of the bride and groom before the dramatic forest fire ablaze in the background. He posted one of the photos to his instagram, and nearly overnight, the stunning and apocalyptic shots went viral.

The union of Kimye: A veritable roster of superstars tied the knot this year, and none with more public fanfare than eccentric hip-hop legend Kanye West and reality TV mogul Kim Kardashian. From the wall of white roses to guest Jaden Smith’s all-white Batman costume to the weeklong media frenzy surrounding the Kardashians Taking Paris,* we hungrily ate up every detail of the making of Mrs. West. Photo: Kim Kardashian West

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Surprise proposal photo: Our hearts melted when an Oregon photographer posted this photo to Reddit in search of the proposal he unexpectedly captured from afar while hiking solo. Photo: Paul Wolfe on Reddit

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The end of an era (of bachelor-hood): None were more shocked than us when we learned that the eternal bachelor was to tie the knot - and who better to make an honest man out of Mr. Clooney than an internationally respected lawyer, barrister, author and activist? Amal Clooney (née Alamuddin) - may have broken our hearts when she tied the knot with the man of our dreams, but bearing witness to a powerful, intelligent, non-Hollywood woman “have it all” in the public eye has softened the blow significantly. Photo: People Magazine

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Lauren Conrad’s wedding: When unrivaled queen of Pinterest-worthy content Lauren Conrad announced her engagement via Instagram, we knew it would be a wedding for the ages. From the gorgeous white floral arrangements to her Beatles ceremony soundtrack, her nuptials graced the cover of People mag and spawned countless trends to take off. Photo: Us Weekly Magazine

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Bride who knit her wedding dress on the bus: A Seattle bride took a stand against consumerism when she spent the months leading up to her wedding knitting her own dress each day on her bus commute. Reddit took note of this incredible feat, and it wasn’t long before the rest of the world did, too. Photo: Jerome Tso Photography

 

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Solange Knowles’s bridal style: When fashion-world darling Solange shared her wedding attire with the world - a high-concept all-white pantsuit and a minimalist high-necked gown with a matching cape - all of Instagram swooned over her ultra-chic ingenuity. As if slaying the wedding gown game wasn’t enough, her A-list bridal party was decked out in all-white. Photo: Us Weekly Magazine

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Passing of Oscar de la Renta: In October the wedding world lost one of its most iconic figures to cancer at age 82. Fashion devotees and brides alike collectively mourned and sang the praises of the clothier-to-the-stars. Photo: Oscar de la Renta