The Most Photogenic, Over-the-Top, And Globe-Spanning Weddings of the Year


It’s been quite a year for society weddings on both sides of the pond. Between the DJ love match of Hannah Bronfman and Brendan Fallis, the royal-adjacent ceremony celebrating Pippa Middleton’s marriage to James Matthews (of which there are few Instagrams, but many paparazzi shots), and the Jacquemus-wardrobed nuptials of French beauty scion Claire Courtin-Clarins of the Clarins beauty empire, the most anticipated weddings of the season haven’t been lacking in follower counts—and, as a consequence, were plenty documented on Instagram, many of them complete with their own hashtags. Across the world, dominating geotags from Marrakech, Morocco, to Brooklyn, New York, get an inside look at 2017’s best weddings from every angle: the extravagant bridal looks, the stunning destinations, and the star-studded crowds.


Hannah Bronfman and Brendan Fallis during their wedding at La Mamounia resort in Marrakech, Morocco, May 2017.


Brendan Fallis and Hannah Bronfman celebrate their first day as a married couple in the best way possible—crystal blue pool water and a bright green inflatable lime.


Tommy Hilfiger’s wife Dee Ocleppo captured the wedding of her stepdaughter Ally Hilfiger and longtime boyfriend Steve Hash, with whom she already has a daughter, Harley.


An intimate shot of Ally Hilfiger and Steve Hash before their wedding on the private island Mustique.


And for the ceremony itself—she captioned this one “OUI OUI OUI”—Courtin-Clarins opted for a straight-off-the-runway Jacquemus tunic and straw hat, quite the fashion-forward alternative to the classic white wedding dress.


Beauty scion Claire Courtin-Clarins celebrated her wedding in Mykonos, Greece, last month.


Pippa Middleton and James Matthews after their wedding at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield, England, May 2017.


Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, leads the pack of children at the ceremony in Englefield, England, May 2017.


Tracee Ellis Ross attended the wedding of her 29-year-old brother Ross Naess, June 2017.


Ross Naess married girlfriend of 11 years Kimberly Ryan, with whom he was then expecting his second child, at a camping-themed, “shoes optional” ceremony in the woods last month.


Zac Posen designed Arden Wohl’s ethereal, antique-looking wedding dress for her wedding to art star Jonah Freedman in Williamsburg, New York, June 2017.


Director Tara Subkoff was also in attendance at Arden Wohl and Jonah Freedman’s Williamsburg wedding—and she made sure to document the ceremony.


Domino Kirke poses with sisters Jemima and Lola, both actresses, at her civil ceremony wedding to Penn Badgely in Brooklyn, New York, February 2017.


Victoria Swarovski, the Austrian singer and heiress to the crystal fortune, married mogul Werner Mürz in Portopiccolo, Italy, wearing a dress designed by Dubai-based designer Michael Cinco, featuring 500,000 Swarovski crystals and a five-meter train.


Victoria Swarovski at a fitting for her Michael Cinco-designed dress for her wedding to Werner Mürz, June 2017.


Lucilla Bonaccorsi at her wedding to Filippo Richeri in Sicily, Italy, June 2017.


Actress Fiammetta Cicogna and guests at the wedding of Lucilla Bonaccorsi and Filippo Richeri in Sicily, Italy, June 2017.


Lucilla Bonaccorsi and Filippo Richeri at their wedding in Sicily, Italy, June 2017.


Lucilla Bonaccorsi and Filippo Richeri, newlyweds, ride off into the sunset after their wedding in Sicily, Italy, June 2017.


Nina Dobrev and Maude Hirst attend Julianne Hough’s wedding to Brooks Laich, the “most fun wedding I’ve ever been to,” according to Dobrev, in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, July 2017.


Actress Maude Hirst with newlyweds Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, July 2017.


Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich wed in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, July 2017.


Miranda Kerr with Maria Grazia Chiuri of Christian Dior, who designed her custom couture gown for her wedding to Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel.


Model Miranda Kerr and Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel on their wedding day—Kerr in a custom Dior couture gownand Spiegel also in Dior.


Sarah Staudinger of Staud at the wedding of former DJ Cassie Coane in upstate New York, with fellow bridesmaids Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and Harley Viera-Newton, July 2017.


In another outtake from the same group portrait, Harley Viera-Newton captioned, “We all got married!!!!”


“When your wedding vision is George Harrison finding God in India,” Lily Waronker captioned her Instagram from Coane’s wedding.


Naomi Campbell in Hussein Bazaza for the wedding of Carol Sabbagha in Beirut, Lebanon, July 2017.


Naomi Campbell in Ralph & Russo at the wedding party of Carol Sabbagha in Beirut, Lebanon, July 2017.


Sophie Lasry’s wedding to Alex Swieca may have been the only one this summer to feature two Clintons, J.Lo, and a real housewife, despite its quotidian location at Cipriani Wall Street.


Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez en route to the wedding of Sophie Lasry and Alex Swieca in New York, New York, August 2017.


Hillary Clinton and Dorinda Medley, of Real Housewives fame, at the wedding of Sophie Lasry and Alex Swieca in New York, New York, August 2017.


Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez en route to the wedding of Sophie Lasry and Alex Swieca in New York, New York, August 2017.


Swimwear designer Leslie Cohen Amon gave Kanye West and Kim Kardashian a run when she married Ronen Chichportich at the Palais de Versailles—unlike the Kardashian-Wests, who held just their rehearsal dinner at the storied palace, the Cohen-Chichportich couple held the ceremony itself inside the walls of Versailles.


Amon’s wedding dress was designed by Giambattista Valli (the bride is close friends with Valli’s assistant Elia Quadri), so naturally he was among the wedding party.


Elia Quadri and Giambattista Valli with Leslie Cohen Amon, center, standing on the chair, at Amon’s wedding to Ronen Chichportich at the Palais de Versailles.


The full extent of Amon’s flowing Giambattista Valli-designed train, silhouetted against the Palais de Versailles with husband Ronen Chichportich and two flower girls.


Hong Kong–based It-Girl Feiping Chang married financier Lincoln Li in Capri, wearing a Giambattista Valli gown.


Serena Williams married Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian in a lavish New Orleans ceremony earlier this fall.


The tennis star’s black-tie affair brought out an A-List crowd, including Beyonce and Kim Kardashian.


Model Kate Upton married professional baseball player Justin Verlander in Italy just days after Verlander won this year’s World Series.


The model donned a Valentino gown for the occasion.


Prince Yoel of Ethiopia married Ariana Austin married in Maryland, followed by a formal black-tie reception in Virginia.


DJ Harley Viera Newton married fellow DJ Ross Schwartzman in an intimate ceremony in the West Village.