And finally, perhaps my all time favorite thing about 2008 was the gorgeous real weddings that we featured. Whether the events were sweet and sophisticated, like this stunning Lisa Vorce affair…

real wedding lisa vorce

…elegant and understated like this stunningly simple table arrangement shot by Lisa Lefkowitz

real wedding lisa lefkowitz

Or just plain gorgeous like this wedding by James Abel...

…there were so many gorgeous weddings, so many perfect receptions that inspired brides all over the world to create magazine worthy weddings for themselves regardless of their budget. I love that.

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