21 of the Most Popular Real Weddings of 2021

Be inspired by some of the most-viewed celebrations in 2021 on InsideWeddings.com!

With so many real weddings to be inspired by, it's exciting to see which celebrations our audience viewed the most each year. The year 2021 was popular for real weddings featuring elegant décor, lush flowers, and unique locations.

real wedding photo at the st regis bahia beach resort in puerto rico opulent ballroom wedding reception all white flowers candles
Photo: Wilo Rosado Photography

We publish hundreds of real weddings on InsideWeddings.com and in the magazine each year that feature a wide variety of styles, color palettes, and settings, so there's always a ton of inspiration for every couple. With so many styles of weddings to look at, it's always exciting to see which types of weddings our audience viewed the most each year. The year 2021 was popular for real weddings featuring elegant décor and lush flowers that took place at an array of venue types – from museums to private homes.

While some of 2021's most popular real weddings took place recently, others even date back to the previous decade, which confirms that your wedding ceremony and reception can stand the test of time. From classic all-white weddings with accents of gold and greenery, to soirées with moody décor and lighting, to celebrations showcasing rustic-chic décor or luxurious table designs, there is plenty of inspiration to find in these amazing weddings. You'll see a number of celebrity weddings, gorgeous ceremonies and receptions at private homes, museums, and more, as well as a number of destination weddings in the United States and across the world. 

Take a look at photos from 21 of the most popular real weddings on InsideWeddings.com in 2021, below. For more inspiration, click on the links below the images to see more images from these gorgeous events. We hope you love reliving the magic of these nuptials that have been loved by our readers this past year!

Cheryl Burke & Matthew Lawrence Ceremony

Photo by Amy & Stuart Photography; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; From Real Wedding: Wedding of Dancing with the Stars' Cheryl Burke & Matthew Lawrence

Bride & Groom with Wedding Bouquet

Photo by Jose Villa Photography; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; Registry: Gearys Beverly Hills; From Real Wedding: The Luxury Fall Wedding of EF Collection Jewelry Designer, Emily Faith

Bride and Groom First Kiss Under Dome

Photo by Duke Photography; From Real Wedding: Persian-American Wedding with Mirror Detailing in Newport Beach, CA

Luxe Glam Wedding Reception Table

Photo by Lauren Gabrielle Photography; Floral Design by HeatherLily; Planning & Design by A Charming Fête; From Real Wedding: NFL Player Mitchell Schwartz's Luxe Wedding at a Historical Venue

Elegant Intimate Backyard Wedding

Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography; Planning & Design by Rikki Ladenheim Events; Registry: Gearys; From Real Wedding: An Intimate At-Home Ceremony + Backyard Reception in California

Celebrating Newlyweds

Photo by John Cain Photography; Aisle Runner by The Original Runner Company; From Real Wedding: Rustic Fall Nuptials with Custom Details in Beaver Creek, Colorado

Hawaiian Wedding Couple on Bluff

Photo by Rebecca Walker for Ira Lippke Studios; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; From Real Wedding: Diana Ross Helps Plan Daughter Chudney's Maui Destination Wedding

Bride & Groom at Luxury Wedding Reception

Photo by Adam Frazier Photography; Bridal Salon: The White Dress; Planning & Design by Andrea Eppolito Events; From Real Wedding: A Luxurious, Classic White Wedding in Bride's Hometown of Las Vegas

Celebrity Couple Recessional

Photo by Marc Royce Photography; Registry: Gearys Beverly Hills; From Real Wedding: Mötley Crüe Member Nikki Sixx's Marie Antoinette-Inspired Wedding

Charlise Castro & George Springer III

Photo by Brett Hickman Photographers; Bridal Salon: Bridal ReflectionsPlanning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; From Real Wedding: Luxe Wedding of Houston Astros Baseball Player George Springer III

Enchanted Garden Reception

Photo by Elizabeth Messina; From Real Wedding: Spring Garden Wedding in Montecito, California

Grey Pashminas Over Wood Chairs

Photo by Perez Photography; From Real Wedding: Incredible Tented Ceremony & Barn Reception at Ranch in Aspen

Tent Wedding with Checkered Dance Floor

Photo by Tec Petaja; Floral & Event Design by Amaryllis Floral & Event Design; From Real Wedding: Childhood Friends Celebrate Wedding at Marriott Family's Lake House

Cutting the Cake Together

Photo by Haley Ringo Photography; From Real Wedding: R&B Singer Tank's Modern Black-and-White Wedding to Zena Foster

First Dance at Gothic Hall Reception Venue

Photo by Ann & Kam Photography & Cinema; Bridal Salon: Mark Ingram Atelier; From Real Wedding: Winter Wedding with Catholic Ceremony + Luxurious Reception in Chicago

For more wedding ideas, view some of our favorite opulent weddingsrustic weddings, and view weddings with gorgeous mountain views. And be sure to check out the most popular real weddings of 2020 for even more wedding inspiration!

Opening photo by Wilo Rosado Photography; From Real Wedding: Elegant & Stylish Winter Wedding at a Luxury Resort in Puerto Rico