In 2016 we published 57 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 25 fabulous elements from the year and it could have easily been a list of 57. 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 gorgeously DIY-ed events that we’re preparing to share in 2017 and so until then I hope you enjoy this little jaunt down memory lane!
Best Of: Bride + Groom Portraits
We are in LOVE with this shot from Pittsburgh Imagery! Stunning snap of the Mr. + Mrs. stealing a sweet moment. Click here to find the full blog post.
Best Of: Ring Shots
This gorgeous lakeside Connecticut wedding boasts lots of darling DIY details, but this sparkly ring shot is amazing! Click here to find the full blog post.
Best Of: Wedding Dresses
This Brides gorgeous wedding dress + pure happiness are perfect! Click here for the full blog post.
Best Of: Men’s Attire
Love this Groom’s crisp, classic and modern wedding day attire and this snap from Shelly Anderson Photography! Click here for the full blog post.
Best Of: Wedding Hair
This whimsical Bride’s effortless up-do and delicate flower crown has us swooning! Click here to find the full blog post.
Best Of: Bridesmaid Dresses
What’s better than blush and gold? Nothing!! We love these dresses + style! See the entire wedding here.
Best Of: Bouquets
This super boho, dreamy bouquet is giving us all the feels! Don’t miss more from this stunning wedding here.
Best Of: Shoes
This Bride marked adorable wedding shoes + her Something Turquoise off her list in one fail swoop! Click here for the full blog post.
Best Of: Bride Portraits
We LOVE this Bride, her style + these gorgeous white balloons! Such a stunner from Elizabeth Hoard Photography! Find more from her museum wedding here.
Best Of: Flower Girls + Ring Bearers
How adorable are this couple’s flower girl and ring bearer?! We love the modern balloon and more found at this rooftop wedding found here.
Best Of: Invitations
This Bride’s DIY’d invitation set for their Colorado wedding is one of our fave’s! Click here for the full blog post.
Best Of: First Looks
We love this super sweet snap of the first look between our bridal blogger, Kendra and her hubs before the ceremony! Click here for the full blog post.
Best Of: Ceremony Locations
This intimate forest ceremony is uber romantic and the perfect place to say your I Do’s! See more from this forest wedding here.
Best Of: Reception Locations
One of our favorite receptions! There is nothing more romantic than this twinkle lit garden reception that felt like the perfect cocktail party! Click here for the full blog post.
Best Of: Guest Books
How fun is this guest book? We’re crushing on this super fun ‘paint yourself into our picture’ guest book! Such a fun activity and keepsake! Click here for the full blog post.
Best Of: Escort Cards
Who doesn’t love wine? Wine + crafts are our jam! We love this couple’s handmade wine cork escort cards! See more from their wedding here.
Best Of: Table Numbers
This pilot Groom + traveling couple incorporated planes into their wedding with these darling wooden table numbers! Click here for the full blog post.
Best Of: Wedding Signs
We can’t get over these larger than life perfectly hand-lettered chalkboard wedding signs! See more from this intimate wedding here.
Best Of: Wedding Favors
LOVE this! This crafty couple handmade lavender soaps for their guests as wedding favors! Click here for the full blog post.
Best Of: Centerpieces
Rustic wood + lush florals make the perfect centerpieces! Click here here for the full blog post.
Best Of: Wedding Cakes
We can’t get over the simplicity and gorgeous monogram on this couple’s wedding cake! See more from this stunning loft wedding here.
Best Of: Photo Booths
This couple DIY’d this wooden and blush garland photo booth and we love it! Click here for the full blog post.
Best Of: Grand Exits
This couple skipped the sparklers for a fun glitter exit instead at their darling Charleston wedding! Click here for the full blog post.
Best Of: Engagements
Last, but not least, this romantic desert engagement sesh from Sowing Clover Photography is stunning! We love this Bride’s stunner of a dress! Click here for the full blog post.