December is the most popular time for proposals. It’s smack dab in the middle of engagement season, and the holidays—with all of their pomp and circumstance . . . and parties—are the perfect backdrop for popping the question. With all of this top of mind, we can’t help but hum the lyrics to Eartha Kitt’s classic Christmas song: “Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing, a ring . . .I don’t mean on the phone.”
With betrothals inevitably imminent, and the end of the year fast approaching, we felt like it might be the right moment to take stock and look back at the top weddings featured on Vogue.com in 2019. These are the weddings our readers spent the most time on—falling in love with every meet-cute and pouring over every photo of the fashion and the decor for endless wedding inspiration.
They originally intended to have a small ceremony, but somehow things escalated to a castle in Ireland, at which Michelle Branch performed ”Everywhere” for the reception. The brides wore Ralph Lauren and Carolina Herrera, and the couple worked with Michelle Rago Destinations to produce their epic, once-in-a-lifetime wedding weekend.
The DJ and producer said “I do” to model Annika Backes against the dramatic backdrop of the Utah desert. The couple worked with event planner Colin Cowie to create moments that showcased the jaw-dropping views.
Vogue dubbed them sports’ most romantic couple, and their wedding lived up to the hype. International event planner extraordinaire Alex Fitzgibbons of Fait Accompli (the company behind the wedding celebrations for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex) was the mastermind behind it the unforgettable weekend at the Rosewood hotel.
When singer and Broadway star Katharine McPhee married music producer David Foster in London, the world took note. She’s an American Idol alum and this was his fifth wedding so, needless to say, there was a lot of interest. The bride wore Zac Posen and worked with Charlotte Kent at Banana Split to orchestrate every aspect of the night.
The bride and groom love to travel, and soon after visiting Newfoundland and Canada’s largest offshore island, they decided to get married there. The Fogo Island Inn, where they hosted the wedding, is modern and minimalist by design, so wedding planners Britt Cole and Francie Droman from 42 North practiced restraint, using only florals and decor that enhanced the inn’s magic without overpowering it.
Whitney grew up visiting Sea Island off the coast of Georgia, and when she was 11 or 12, she saw a wedding while on vacation and announced to her mom that she wanted to get married there, too. She and Wilson wanted the aesthetic of their wedding to reflect the landscape and personality of the property, and they worked with Marcy Blum of Marcy Blum Associates to plan it all, bringing in lots of bright color.
Musician, actress, and model Cassie Ventura married wellness consultant Alex Fine in front of only 14 guests. The bride, who was pregnant with her daughter, wanted the wedding to feel warm and romantic, and she worked with event planner Melissa Andre to coordinate everything in just two weeks.
It was a gothic wedding amidst fallen trees and flowers by Vervain for Lydia Pang and Roo Williams. The bride went against tradition and wore a black Katie Roberts-Wood dress to walk down the aisle. After saying their vows, the newlyweds—and some of their guests—got tattoos at the reception before partying all night in a yurt.
The bride wore Vera Wang to wed Emmy-winning actor, songwriter, and musician Darren Criss at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Designed and planned by Kristin Banta, the celebration was, as one might expect, a massive concert.
Originally Appeared on Vogue