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Best wedding photos of 2020 feature incredible ceremony locations around the world

Weddings looked different in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn’t mean they were any less spectacular or heartfelt.  

Junebug Weddings has unveiled the 50 winners of its annual contest celebrating the year’s best wedding photography in the world. While most people are eager to leave 2020 behind, the photos are proof that sometimes love does conquer all. 

For the contest’s thirteenth year, the Junebug team was assisted by four world-renowned wedding photographers — Joel & Justyna, Phan Tien, and Avonne Photography — when judging the entries. 

The stunning images that were chosen out of nearly 6,000 submissions feature newlyweds standing under starry skies, overlooking mountain ranges, and floating in the Mediterranean SeaHowever, the photos that truly capture the realities of 2020 are the pictures that show wedding guests — and even one bride — wearing protective face masks. 

Wow: Junebug Weddings has released its picks for the best wedding photos of 2020, including this image taken in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, by Amy Bluestar Painter of Amy Bluestar Photography

Journey: Nothing says adventure like a convertible and the open road. This black and white photo was taken by Adriana Farias of Adriana Foto in Monterrey, Mexico

Journey: Nothing says adventure like a convertible and the open road. This black and white photo was taken by Adriana Farias of Adriana Foto in Monterrey, Mexico

Here comes the rain: Krishna Pradana and Adi Putra of Berawal Dari Teman were behind this exquisite wedding day photo

Here comes the rain: Krishna Pradana and Adi Putra of Berawal Dari Teman were behind this exquisite wedding day photo 

Celebration: Claudio Grande of Amoregrande took this action shot in Gwalior, India

Celebration: Claudio Grande of Amoregrande took this action shot in Gwalior, India

Unforgettable: Emin Kuliyev of Emin Photography had the bride and groom run past a fire hydrant in New York City to achieve this playful image

Unforgettable: Emin Kuliyev of Emin Photography had the bride and groom run past a fire hydrant in New York City to achieve this playful image 

Dream location: The Library of the Monastery in Fussen, Germany, served as the backdrop for this beautiful image taken by Cat Ekkelboom-White of Wild Connections Photography

Dream location: The Library of the Monastery in Fussen, Germany, served as the backdrop for this beautiful image taken by Cat Ekkelboom-White of Wild Connections Photography

What an entrance: Cameron Thorp of Chasewild photographed this laughing bride and her groom in Auckland, New Zealand

What an entrance: Cameron Thorp of Chasewild photographed this laughing bride and her groom in Auckland, New Zealand

Winter day: Aurelia Baca of Aurelia Baca Photography photographed this couple capturing snowflakes with their tongue in Asheville, North Carolina

Winter day: Aurelia Baca of Aurelia Baca Photography photographed this couple capturing snowflakes with their tongue in Asheville, North Carolina

Floating: A dip in the Mediterranean Sea in France made this image by Espir Ludivine of Ludivine Photographe possible

Floating: A dip in the Mediterranean Sea in France made this image by Espir Ludivine of Ludivine Photographe possible

Brilliant: Bastian Najich of Alinea Pictures cleverly captured the crescent moon when taking a photo of this ring exchange in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Brilliant: Bastian Najich of Alinea Pictures cleverly captured the crescent moon when taking a photo of this ring exchange in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Bright: The light shining between this couple at Yosemite National Park in California made this photo by Darren Hendry of The Hendrys even better

Bright: The light shining between this couple at Yosemite National Park in California made this photo by Darren Hendry of The Hendrys even better 

Power of love: Some of the most special shots featured intimate moments between the newlyweds. Esteban Gil of Egil Photo took this image in New Canaan, Connecticut

Power of love: Some of the most special shots featured intimate moments between the newlyweds. Esteban Gil of Egil Photo took this image in New Canaan, Connecticut

Living it up: David Clumpner of David Clumpner Photography got the perfect shot at this wedding reception in Big Sky, Montana

Living it up: David Clumpner of David Clumpner Photography got the perfect shot at this wedding reception in Big Sky, Montana 

Showered with love: Eshant Raju of Eshantrajuphotography captured this special moment between a bride and the important women in her life in Bangalore, India

Showered with love: Eshant Raju of Eshantrajuphotography captured this special moment between a bride and the important women in her life in Bangalore, India

Tears of joy: One of the most ethereal images shows tears running down a bride's face in the Scottish Highlands. The photo was taken by Dylan Kitchener of The Kitcheners

Tears of joy: One of the most ethereal images shows tears running down a bride’s face in the Scottish Highlands. The photo was taken by Dylan Kitchener of The Kitcheners

Out of this world: The stars above the Kooroomba Chapel in Queensland, Australia, added to the magic of this photo taken by Daniel Faint of Faint Artistry

Out of this world: The stars above the Kooroomba Chapel in Queensland, Australia, added to the magic of this photo taken by Daniel Faint of Faint Artistry

Love: Diego Moura of Diego and Liza Photography perfectly captured the emotion between this couple on their wedding day in Prince Edward County, a municipality in Ontario, Canada

Love: Diego Moura of Diego and Liza Photography perfectly captured the emotion between this couple on their wedding day in Prince Edward County, a municipality in Ontario, Canada 

A Midsummer Night's Dream: This woodsy photo by Daniel Alonso Mendez of People Truelove Tellers was taken at Finca Prados Riveros, a wedding venue in Madrid, Spain

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: This woodsy photo by Daniel Alonso Mendez of People Truelove Tellers was taken at Finca Prados Riveros, a wedding venue in Madrid, Spain

Pure magic: This faraway photo by Heidi Kouvo of Heidi Kouvo Photography was taken in Helsinki, Finland

Pure magic: This faraway photo by Heidi Kouvo of Heidi Kouvo Photography was taken in Helsinki, Finland

Sealed with a kiss: Helena and Laurent Martin of Helena and Laurent took this unique photo at the Moongate Lounge in San Francisco, California

Sealed with a kiss: Helena and Laurent Martin of Helena and Laurent took this unique photo at the Moongate Lounge in San Francisco, California

Glorious: Henry Tieu of Henry Tieu Photography took this stunning photo at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington

Glorious: Henry Tieu of Henry Tieu Photography took this stunning photo at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington

Isn't it romantic? Jane Iskra of ISKRA Photography was the brains behind this waterfall kiss in Skógar, Iceland

Isn’t it romantic? Jane Iskra of ISKRA Photography was the brains behind this waterfall kiss in Skógar, Iceland

Clever: Gabrielle Desmarchais of Gabrielle Desmarchais Photographe made dinner look just as beautiful as the ceremony at this wedding in Old Montreal in Quebec, Canada

Clever: Gabrielle Desmarchais of Gabrielle Desmarchais Photographe made dinner look just as beautiful as the ceremony at this wedding in Old Montreal in Quebec, Canada 

Amazing: Jianan Yao of Frame Your Love Photography took this eye-catching image at the World Trade Center Oculus in New York City

Amazing: Jianan Yao of Frame Your Love Photography took this eye-catching image at the World Trade Center Oculus in New York City 

Emotional: Jose Teixeira and Catarina Gonc¿alves of It's All About photography took this photo at Quinta Lago dos Cisnes, a restaurant in Amares, Portugal

Emotional: Jose Teixeira and Catarina Gonçalves of It’s All About photography took this photo at Quinta Lago dos Cisnes, a restaurant in Amares, Portugal 

Sharing a laugh: Kama Catch Me of Kama Catch Me took this joyous wedding day photo on Vanua Levu, the second largest island of Fiji

Sharing a laugh: Kama Catch Me of Kama Catch Me took this joyous wedding day photo on Vanua Levu, the second largest island of Fiji 

Ruins: Thss photoby Jennifer Cornthwaite of Jennifer See Studios, this location in Toronto, Canada, could pass for ancient Greece

Ruins: Captured by Jennifer Cornthwaite of Jennifer See Studios, this location in Toronto, Canada, could pass for ancient Greece

Up close and personal: John Myers of John Myers Photography and Videography captured this intimate moment in New Orleans, Louisiana

Up close and personal: John Myers of John Myers Photography and Videography captured this intimate moment in New Orleans, Louisiana 

View from above: Kostas Petsas of Cinema of Poetry shot this image from way up high while these newlyweds swam in Greece

View from above: Kostas Petsas of Cinema of Poetry shot this image from way up high while these newlyweds swam in Greece 

Brought to their knees: Martijn Roos of Martijn Roos took this special photo in the Netherlands

Brought to their knees: Martijn Roos of Martijn Roos took this special photo in the Netherlands 

Just married: Maggie Grace of Maggie Grace Photography captured this moment a bride and groom jumped into a lake in McCall, Idaho

Just married: Maggie Grace of Maggie Grace Photography captured this moment a bride and groom jumped into a lake in McCall, Idaho

Incredible: Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions Photography took a one-of-a-kind twilight photo in Northern Territory, Australia

Incredible: Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions Photography took a one-of-a-kind twilight photo in Northern Territory, Australia

Catwalkers: What's more fashionable than taking a stroll by Dior? Melody Adams of Melody Joy Co took this black and white photo in Chicago, Illinois

Catwalkers: What’s more fashionable than taking a stroll by Dior? Melody Adams of Melody Joy Co took this black and white photo in Chicago, Illinois

Getaway: Katya Mukhina of Purlitas photographed this action shot in Moscow, Russia

Getaway: Katya Mukhina of Purlitas photographed this action shot in Moscow, Russia 

Having a blast: This fun shot by  Mike Vallely of Shari + Mike Photographers shows wedding guests taking shots in Whistler, a resort municipality in British Columbia, Canada

Having a blast: This fun shot by  Mike Vallely of Shari + Mike Photographers shows wedding guests taking shots in Whistler, a resort municipality in British Columbia, Canada

Pandemic wedding: Mauricio Uren¿a of Mauricio Uren¿a Photography shot this emotional moment in Iglesia San Gabriel, Costa Rica

Pandemic wedding: Mauricio Ureña of Mauricio Ureña Photography shot this emotional moment in Iglesia San Gabriel, Costa Rica 

Feeling it: This emotional moment was captured by Monisa Dobbins of Monisa J Photography during a wedding in North Carolina

Feeling it: This emotional moment was captured by Monisa Dobbins of Monisa J Photography during a wedding in North Carolina

Work of art: Mel Rey of Mel Rey Photo was behind this beautiful bridal portrait that was taken at the W Hollywood Hotel in California

Work of art: Mel Rey of Mel Rey Photo was behind this beautiful bridal portrait that was taken at the W Hollywood Hotel in California

Snowfall: This winter wonderland scene was shot by Amber Sovorsky of Adventure Instead

Snowfall: This winter wonderland scene was shot by Amber Sovorsky of Adventure Instead

Stunning effect: This beautifully blurred image was taken by Peter Robinson of Eye of the Tyne Photography in Northumberland, England

Stunning effect: This beautifully blurred image was taken by Peter Robinson of Eye of the Tyne Photography in Northumberland, England

Blending in: Oli Sansom of Briars Atlas had some fun with these newlyweds while photographing their wedding in Victoria, Australia

Blending in: Oli Sansom of Briars Atlas had some fun with these newlyweds while photographing their wedding in Victoria, Australia 

Party time: Peter Herman of Peter Herman Photography captured this couple dancing the night away in Phuket, Thailand

Party time: Peter Herman of Peter Herman Photography captured this couple dancing the night away in Phuket, Thailand 

Look of love: Sasson Haviv of Sasson Haviv Photography captured the joy between these newlyweds in Dublin, Ireland

Look of love: Sasson Haviv of Sasson Haviv Photography captured the joy between these newlyweds in Dublin, Ireland 

Twilight: This stunning photo taken by Nico and Vinx of The Ferros in Tuscany, Italy, looks like a modern Renaissance painting

Twilight: This stunning photo taken by Nico and Vinx of The Ferros in Tuscany, Italy, looks like a modern Renaissance painting 

New reality: The bride wore a pearl-adorned face mask while flying over Banff, a resort town in Alberta, Canada. The incredible photo was taken by Virginia Strobel of Virginia & Evan

New reality: The bride wore a pearl-adorned face mask while flying over Banff, a resort town in Alberta, Canada. The incredible photo was taken by Virginia Strobel of Virginia & Evan

New friend: A giraffe stole the show in this wedding photo taken by Silas Chau of Silas Chau in Melbourne, Australia

New friend: A giraffe stole the show in this wedding photo taken by Silas Chau of Silas Chau in Melbourne, Australia

Special: Will Khoury of Will Khoury Photography picked the perfect angle when photographing this bride and groom as they recited their vows at Yosemite National Park in California

Special: Will Khoury of Will Khoury Photography picked the perfect angle when photographing this bride and groom as they recited their vows at Yosemite National Park in California 

Timing: The wind in Sintra, Portugal, helped make this incredible black and white photo by Valter Antunes of Fotolux possible

Timing: The wind in Sintra, Portugal, helped make this incredible black and white photo by Valter Antunes of Fotolux possible 

Heartwarming: This family portrait was taken by Vincent Cheng of Trees on the Moon in Selangor, Malaysia

Heartwarming: This family portrait was taken by Vincent Cheng of Trees on the Moon in Selangor, Malaysia 

Perfect: Daniel Jenny of Dan Jenson Photography captured the light shining on this couple in Austria

Perfect: Daniel Jenny of Dan Jenson Photography captured the light shining on this couple in Austria 

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