In 2015 we published 63 gorgeous real weddings with amazing handmade details and so to call this list the “best of” isn’t entirely true. It’s really just a compilation of my personal 25 favorite elements from the year and it could have easily been a list of 63. I consider every real wedding published here the best of something and that’s the reason they were carefully chosen to be featured out of the hundreds of submissions we receive. I’m so very grateful to each and every photographer, vendor and bride who helped make each publication possible and who took their valuable time to submit their work to Something Turquoise. We already have an amazing list of fabulous diy-ed events we are preparing to share in 2016 and so until then I hope you enjoy this little jaunt down memory lane!

Best Of Real Weddings on Something Turquoise


Best Of: Bride + Groom Portraits


We (and the rest of the internet) are in LOVE with this shot from Julia Park Photography of Will and Sarah’s gorgeous wedding day! Click here to find the full blog post.

Gorgeous bridal portrait!

Best Of: Wedding Ring Shots


Such a stunning shot of Amanda and her sparkly ring captured by Lindsay Brooke Photographie. Click here to find the full blog post.

Stunning wedding ring shot!

Best Of: Wedding Dresses


To me, this dress (and her reception dress) will go down in history. Cassandra the bride is a wedding dress designer and so naturally she made her own dress! Amazing image by Christa~Taylor. Click here to find the full blog post.

Amazing wedding dress shot in window light.

Best Of: Men’s Attire


Or should I say attire in general. At Derek + Britt’s wedding, the guys looked handsome and the girls were stunning. Such great shots from Samantha Jay. Click here to find the full blog post.

Handsome groom attire.

Best Of: Wedding Hair


Being that I was a wedding hair dresser for 13 years, I can be a bit picky over hairstyles but one of the things I loved most about Tyler + Kaylee’s wedding shot by Ashely dePencier was her hair! Click here to find the full blog post.

Gorgeous, boho wedding hair.

Best Of: Bridesmaid Dresses


This entire wedding from Walking Eagle Photography is swoon-worthy, especially Lauren’s bridesmaid dresses! Click here to find the full blog post.

Gorgeous lace bridesmaid dresses.

Best Of: Bouquets


Woah – that bouquet! Justin + Jillian’s wedding shot by Vic Bonvicini Photography was all kinds of pretty and so romantic. Click here to find the full blog post.

Fabulous, large green, peach and blue wedding bouquet with succulents.

Best Of: Shoes


Of course my favorite pair of wedding shoes would be turquoise! Neither Alicia or Zach, nor their photographer Jacoby Photo & Design let the rain on their wedding day get them down! Click here to find the full blog post.

Beautiful aqua wedding shoes.

Best Of: Bride Portraits


One of my most favorite getting ready shots ever is this one by Erin Wallis Photography of Ursula on the morning of her wedding. Click here to find the full blog post.

Gorgeous bridal portrait.

Best Of: Flower Girls + Ring Bearers


Ok, so this is the only non-real wedding feature in the entire list – but there was no way I could leave out these two cuties! In this two-part feature I share how to make your own felt ring and basket for your favorite littles. Click here to find the full DIY tutorial.

DIY felt flower girl and ring bearer elements!

Best Of: Invitations


Mike and Alexandra made their own invitations and so much more including the barn they got married in! Thanks to Dana Tate Weddings for this shot. Click here to find the full blog post.

Awesome handmade wedding invitations.

Best Of: First Looks


I love that this year we started to see lots of “Dad” first looks like this one from Blake Jones of Lindsey and her dad! Click here to find the full blog post.

Heartfelt Dads first look.

Best Of: Ceremony Locations


Obsessed. If I was doing it over, I’d choose here. Stunning shot from Audrey Snow Photography of Kurt and Libby’s wedding ceremony. Click here to find the full blog post.

Amazing seaside wedding ceremony.

Best Of: Reception Locations


The ultra-creative couple Doug and Sarah hosted their reception at an airplane museum! Stunning shot by Wheeland Photography. Click here to find the full blog post.

Amazing wedding reception at an airplane museum.

Best Of: Guest Books


Ryan + Meg transformed a wooden Adirondack chair into their wedding guest book using Sharpie paint pens, perfectly fitting for their Cape Cod wedding! Great shot by Kelly Cronin Photography. Click here to find the full blog post.

Adirondack chair wedding guest book!

Best Of: Escort Cards


How adorable are these escort cards that Britnee and her bridesmaids made by hand!? Thanks to Leah Marie for the great shot. Click here to find the full blog post.

Darling handmade fork and spoon seating cards.

Best Of: Table Numbers


All the decor at Nick + Megan’s wedding was handmade and incredibly unique, just like their awesome table numbers! Shot by Nicole Taylor Photography. Click here to find the full blog post.

Boho barn wedding table numbers.

Best Of: Wedding Signs


The most gorgeous signs hand lettered with 1 Corinthians 13:4-13, spanned the length of the aisle for Kyle and Julie’s wedding, photographed by Nyk + Cali. Click here to find the full blog post.

1 Corinthians signs along the wedding aisle.

Best Of: Wedding Favors


I’d be a very happy guest if I was greeted with these adorable mini-wine bottle favors from Corey + Jessi’s wedding! Great shot by LMK Studios. Click here to find the full blog post.

Darling mini-wine bottle wedding favors.

Best Of: Tablescapes


Check out these amazingly long tables from Brandon + Angelina’s forest wedding! The best part was that those brown boxes were the platforms for their family-style dinner platters! Terrific shot by Jennifer Lourie Photography. Click here to find the full blog post.


Best Of: Wedding Cakes


Everyone loves sprinkles, especially on a wedding cake! Such a fun shot from Aaron + Whitney’s wedding by Christa Taylor Photography. Click here to find the full blog post.

Amazing sprinkle wedding cake.

Best Of: Grooms Cakes


Groom’s having their own cakes is not a tradition we are used to in the West, which is why I think it’s so fun. Zach had the Beetles flanking his! Thanks to Holly Von Lanken Photography for the shot. Click here to find the full blog post.

Fun Beatles groom cake idea.

Best Of: Photobooths


LOVE this idea for a photobooth! Lytle Foto, David + Amber’s photographers trailer their Boho Booth with them to all their weddings! Click here to find the full blog post.

Rad Boho Booth, wedding photo booth!

Best Of: Grand Exits


Instead of rice or sparklers, John + Morgan opted for bubbles and I LOVE this shot from Just A Dream Photography! Click here to find the full blog post.

Darling shot of a bubble exit.

Best Of: Engagements


Last but certainly not least, the engagement of our first bridal blogger, Shea + Joseph by Shots by Cheyenne. Love, love, love! Click here to find the full blog post.

Gorgeous sunset engagement.


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