These are the most magical wedding moments of 2018

From a breathtaking clifftop moment between childhood sweethearts to a pair performing acrobatics by the sea: The best wedding photos of 2018 – and the beautiful stories behind them

  • Weddings are a time of celebration and communion of two people in front of their family and friends
  • And for most couples wanting to remember the smaller details they’ll hire a professional photographer
  • FEMAIL spoke to these wedding curators and gathered some of the most incredible photos they took this year

In addition to choosing a timeless dress, picking a stunning reception area and whittling down the guest list, couples preparing to tie the knot also have to factor in a photographer they trust.

On the day you want your day to be captured from all angles, immortalising what is likely to be one of the most important and memorable days of your life. 

Thankfully, thousands of Australian couples were lucky enough to have their wedding days captured by some of the best in the business this year. 

Here FEMAIL looks back at the past 12 months and brings you some of the most exquisite and heart-rending wedding photos of 2018 – and the stories from behind the lens.

The moment you’ve all been waiting for: This soon-to-be-wife greets her father just before stepping outside to marry the love of her life. Her proud father catches a tear falling down her face.

Leah and Tom walk hand-in-hand out of the ceremony surrounded by their bridesmaids and groomsman. Despite it raining on their big day, they still ‘partied on’

‘Taken at Marsden Point, New Zealand, this beautiful couple were fishing mad and married on a boat and had bridal party photos on a boat! Loved every moment,’ their photographer Kristy said

Different couples, same loving embraces: Jessica and Lester (right) drove a vintage car around for their photos while Justin and Matho enjoy a quiet moment together (left)

Hannah Polites (pictured) married in Bali and used giant signage to declare her love for Garth Small

‘They grew up as childhood sweethearts (well I think he more liked her) than they reconnected later online. She was such a sweet bride… took off her shoes and went barefoot and was adventuring on crazy mountain tops,’ their photographer said

This was the year of marriage equality in Australia, so Annabelle and Freddie (left) and Kat and Kirsten (right) were all able to marry their loves ones this year

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Army rifleman Joel Sardi, who became a quadriplegic after returning from his service in Afghanistan, wed his bride Elisa in Melbourne’s Sea Life Aquarium this year

This couple showed off their daring acrobatic skills by playing in the sand (and made sure they performed these tricks AFTER the ceremony was finished)

Nathan Antunes’ ceremony included a rooftop dance in Bali with his new wife Samantha – and the bridal party loved it

Kat and Kirsten (left) embrace on their wedding day while a couple walk through the streets with their daughter (right)

Talk about making an entrance! Makeup artist Melissa Sassine’s dress was something out of a royal wedding

You may now kiss the bride! Couple embrace with sparklers flying above them – and a cheeky dip to go with it

A groom from Melbourne touched hearts around the world after a photo by James Day capturing the moment he saw his bride-to-be for the first time was shared online 

Pia and Kane (left) recently got married in Byron, meanwhile another couple embraced on a clifftop in New Zealand

Instead of watching the ceremony in Maleny, Queensland, the 54 guests at this wedding were asked to wear blindfolds so they could experience each moment just like the bride – without sight

The perfect shot: This pair went for a rustic feel on the lake – with a perfectly timed wind filled with confetti

The boys are back: Nathan Antunes (centre) gathers his groomsmen together for a motorbike photo

A moment in time: This groom couldn’t keep his emotions in check when he married his sweetheart

The first dance: ‘A complete ‘non wedding’ wedding, where all guests were asked to wear whatever makes them sparkle, where treated to mulled wine upon arriving to the ceremony, and the bride even wore a beautiful feather cape! It was epic,’ the photographer commented

A vintage car and a getaway: The bride throws back her arms in joy as her new husband’s face shines in the sun

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