The annual Belief Awards honor wedding planners, coordinators, and designers from around the world.
The winners of the 14th edition of the awards were just announced.
They include a Halloween-themed minimony, a Disneyland Paris reception, and a Viking-inspired event.
The 2021 winners weren't afraid to get creative with their weddings.
Lena Hansen of Nordic Adventure Weddings planned Magdalena Maria Elisabeth Schmid and Adam Christian Bunbury's Viking-themed elopement in Denmark.
They said their vows at The Viking Hall in Lejre, Denmark, and wore custom-made Viking ensembles from Sokol Workshop. Only Schmid and Bunbury attended the intimate ceremony.
Elena Belevantseva photographed the unique nuptials.
Some of the nuptials stood out with dramatic scenery.
Varun and Anisha got married at Disneyland Paris, making their wedding feel like a real-life fairy tale.
The couple worked with Disneyland Paris to blend their traditional Indian celebration with the feel of a Disney wedding.
Planners helped their clients showcase their cultures with their wedding celebrations.
Mónica Gordillo and Esteban Mendoza wanted their Guatemalan heritage to be a big part of their wedding day, which is why their planner Fenny Torres incorporated elements like a traditional deer dance parade that nodded to ancient Guatemalan hunting traditions into their celebration.
They said their vows at Hotel Convento Santa Catalina Martir in Antigua, Guatemala.
David Gallegos photographed the bright and joyful wedding.
The couples were ready to commit to each other forever, rain or shine.
Paige and Logan Soya had a destination wedding at Torre La Cerniola in Erchie, Italy, tying the knot in front of expansive views of the sea.
The Soyas went forward with their outdoor ceremony even though it rained.
The winning weddings showed the beauty of communal celebration.
Everything about the celebration was intimate and emotional, as a hug between Silva and two of her friends after the renewal ceremony highlighted.
Nuno Lopes Photography documented the special day.
Some wedding planners used greenery to elevate the standout weddings.
Ana Lucia and Jose David picked Villa Blanca, a cloud forest hotel and nature reserve, as the venue for their destination wedding in Costa Rica, as it offers a protected habitat for a variety of plants.
The natural setting added to the romantic feel of the wedding, which had just 50 attendees.
Tradition was at the forefront of many of the award-winning celebrations.
Nadia Martínez and Jeff Sabido's wedding at Hacienda San Diego Cutz in Mexico combined tradition and their own style.
The groom wore a Charro suit typically worn by Mexican cowboys, while the bride wore a more modern dress. The wedding also featured a Mariachi band and a performance by Yucatán dancers.
Other newlyweds embraced modernity with their weddings.
Beatatum Tulum Photographer took pictures of the one-of-a-kind day.
The planners helped couples find stunning locations for their weddings.
Melissa Abu Karam & Alexandre Toutounji let the streets of Rome create ambiance for their wedding, which Anna K. of Just Amore Weddings planned.
The scenic city played into the couple's travel-themed wedding.
Vd Image Photography captured the wedding.
Other couples chose their wedding venues because of their emotional significance.
Texas couple Corey and Jordan chose to have their wedding in San Miguel, Mexico, as they fell in love when attending a different wedding in the area.
Guadalupe Alvarez and Valeria Velez of Penzi Weddings planned the 60-person affair.
Some newlyweds took to the water for their weddings.
Karen Fan and Joseph Walton's wedding venue, Villa del Balbianello on Lake Como, could only be reached by boat, giving them the opportunity to take scenic photos on the water on their wedding day.
The planners weren't afraid to take on themed weddings.
Jessica and William Graydon got married on Halloween 2020 at Juliette Chapel with just 13 attendees.
The Graydons' planner Sarah Day helped the couple embrace the moody feel of the holiday with touches like a "to the tomb and back" casket ring box and a "til death" neon sign above the sweetheart table. Jessica even wore a black dress to the wedding.
Luke Lambertson documented the day.
The perfect venue made the theme of some of the weddings more obvious.
For instance, Sijin and Paul Alexandrescu had a Gothic-themed wedding, and their venue, Bran Castle in Romania, set the tone for the event right away.
The bride's corset-top gown helped create the mood as well.
For other weddings, the details made the theme clear.
Valessa Sahashi helped Andrea Viscafe & Arturo Vivian pull off their "Mario"-inspired wedding in La Paz, Bolivia, in a subtle fashion.
The couple walked into the reception to the "Mario" theme song, and their cake topper was Mario and Princess Peach.
Sergio Echazu photographed the festive wedding.
They also managed to make beautiful weddings happen amid the pandemic.
The bridal party gave the couple a feeling of normalcy by throwing flower petals for them as they left their ceremony.
Fran Cunha captured the unique wedding.
The winning planners helped couples incorporate personalized elements into their weddings.
Izetl Solis and Daniela Castillejos asked their guests to tie ribbons symbolizing their best wishes to a lasso so they could use it for a ritual during the ceremony.
The couple walked out of the ceremony at Jardin Maja wearing the lasso together, bonding them as one.
David Toquero planned the event, and Ramon Gutierrez photographed the day.
Family played a big role in the award-winning nuptials.
Their son, who was born the same year they got married, played an active role in their ceremony, helping them celebrate their marriage.
Lucho Vargas photographed the wedding.
The planners made intimate elopements feel grand.
Virginie Mention of Ceremonize turned Nicole and Clayton's elopement into a Parisian experience they could never forget.
They said their vows in front of the Notre Dame, and Elena Usacheva took photos of them in front of the Eiffel Tower.
The couple even took a dinner cruise down the Seine to celebrate.
The little moments made the weddings special.
Maria Fleischman captured a moment of anticipation on Manuel and Érica Saenz's wedding day.
As Érica walked down the stairs before her ceremony at Casa Santo Domingo in Antigua, Guatemala, Fleischman snapped a photo of her father waiting to see his daughter.
Diana Sciarrillo planned the wedding.
The couples from the winning weddings were just happy to be together.
UK couple Angela and David Galley renewed their vows in the Greek town where they first went on a trip together.
They wrote their own vows for the ceremony, making it even more special.
Happy coincidences took some of the weddings to the next level.
Eduard Serra snapped a photo of Alexandra and Alex Weber in front of a stunning rainbow on their wedding day.
The couple got married at Hotel Panamonte in Boquete, Panama, with 35 guests.
Jenny Polonsky planned the wedding, helping the Webers curate a creative menu that included roasted marshmallows.
Carefully planned weddings allowed couples to enjoy their days to the fullest.
Erika & Isaías López's wedding featured live performers instead of a DJ, which brought fun and spontaneity to their wedding reception at La Bartola in Querétaro, Mexico.
The performers got the guests to interact with them, as this shot of a bridesmaid jumping rope, taken by Ildefonso Gutiérrez highlights.
Maricarmen Arias was the wedding planner.
The wedding planner's vision often set the tone for the winning nuptials.
Rui Mota Pinto planned Rita and Fuyi's destination wedding in Portugal around the theme of Cherry Blossoms, which symbolize love and delicacy.
All of the winning weddings were unforgettable events for the newlyweds.
The Marquês de Fronteira Palace was the grand wedding venue of Raquel and Derek Templeton's dreams.
Teresa Perdigão of Something Borrowed helped them make the rest of their destination wedding in Portugal feel just as elegant, letting the beauty of the castle take center stage.
D10 Photo captured the day.
You can see more photos from the 14th edition of the Belief Awards here.
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