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Choice Award Categories—What We’re Looking For

September 8, 2020 | morgan

person in a wedding dress holding flowers announcing Choice Awards opening Image by Kami Olavarria Photography

It’s here! The Junebug Weddings Choice Awards are underway. There are six categories up for grabs in this year’s Choice Awards and we’ve detailed each category below to better explain what we’re looking for and the types of nominations that we think will do best. The categories are a little different than they were in years past, so be sure to read each description before nominating. As a reminder, only real weddings will be considered. We’re excited to review your nominations and can’t wait to share the nominees with the world during open voting!

1. Best Wedding Choice Award

When considering Best Wedding, we’re looking at every single detail from fashion to the venue to florals. We want to see a distinct, cohesive style that translates from ceremony to reception. These weddings should be chock-full of details, fashion-forward looks on the newlyweds and their wedding party, and keep us dreaming all the way into next year!

Check Out Last Year’s Best Wedding Winner:

photos by Brooke Taelor, event planning by Jayne Bubis Events, venue: Papaya Playa Project, floral design by Maria Limon, catering by Ginger Catering, cake by Zaida Marcos, stationery by You’re Invited, hair and makeup by Prep Tulum, wedding dress by Rue De Seine, bridesmaids’ apparel by Show Me Your Mumu, groom and groomsmen’s apparel by Gap, rentals by Archive Mexico, and favors by Brayco

2. Best Elopement Choice Award

For Best Elopement, we want to see the most epic, inspiring, and heartfelt intimate celebrations from the last year! Wow us with couples tying the knot in amazing locations who put their unique spin on saying “I do” and brought plenty of personality to the ceremony. We want to see couples who broke tradition in style and made the most out of their nuptials and celebration.

Check Out Last Year’s Best Elopement Winner:

photos by Margherita Calati, event planning by Butler & White, event styling by Benevent, floral design by Floral Dreams Ibiza, wedding dress by Otaduy, makeup by Boho Beauty Ibiza, hair by Katy Gill

3. Best Wedding Video Choice Award

We’re stocking up on tissues for the Best Wedding Video category, so bring on the videos that pull at our heartstrings. This category is about artfully telling the story of the couple and their beautiful celebration. We want to see a wedding that blows us away with its beautiful moments, but we’re looking for creativity and artistry when it comes to wedding day coverage. Is your approach to filmmaking a cut above the rest? Nominate your favorite wedding films from the last year and show off your skills!

Check Out Last Year’s Best Wedding Video Winner:

film by JFinn Media

4.  Best Floral Design

We like big bouquets and we cannot lie! Did one of your weddings this year have mind-blowing florals? We want to see it all from bridesmaids bouquets to ceremony installation to centerpieces. We’re talking next-level florals that are as unique as they are eye-catching. As with the other categories, we want to see artistry that is cohesive and distinct throughout the day, so the best nominees will be weddings with stand-out florals beyond a beautiful bridal bouquet.

Check Out Last Year’s Best Floral Design Winner:

photos by iZO Photography

5. Best Wedding Fashion Choice Award

If you’ve submitted to this category as part of our Choice Awards in the past you’ll want to pay extra attention—we’ve changed some things up! This year we’ve combined Best Bridal Style, Best Groom Style, and Best Wedding Party Style into Best Wedding Fashion, which highlights exceptional fashion choices for each part of the couple and wedding party. We want to see fashion-forward newlyweds whose personal style is fresh and unique coupled with on-trend bridesmaids and groomsmen whose looks complement the wedding.

Check Out Last Year’s Best Wedding Fashion Winners:

photo by Ricardo Enrique

photo by Ricardo Enrique

photo by Rad Red Creative

photo by Rad Red Creative

photo by Lilly Red Creative, bridesmaids dresses by Leave Her Wilder, bridesmaids capes by Daughters of Simone

photo by Lilly Red Creative, groomsmen embroidery by El Patcha Embroidery

photo by Lilly Red Creative

6. Best Wedding Moment Choice Award

At the end of the day, we all know that weddings aren’t just about aesthetics. There are tear-filled first looks, laughter-filled toasts, and many moments between. For the Best Wedding Moment category, we want to see the single photo that captures an emotion-driven story from the wedding day. We’re looking for Dad-and-Daughter first looks, Grandma squeezing the Groom’s hand at the reception, sentimental moments with the bridal party, or any special exchanges between the couple on their big day that might pull at our heartstrings.

Check Out Last Year’s Best Moment Winner:

photo by Adam + Alexandra Photography

Nominations for the 2019 Choice Awards open September 9th at 12:01 AM Central Time. We can’t wait to see what you submit!

 

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7 Comments

  1. These photography are looking very lovely . Thanks for sharing these.

  2. What, no photography category?

    • Hi Allen, I understand your confusion! However, our annual Choice Awards are meant to reward individual weddings, rather than overall vendors. For instance, the floral design category is rewarding a specific wedding’s floral design (the bouquets that were created for this specific bride/bridesmaids, etc.). We award the best wedding photography in our annual Best of the Best Wedding photo contest, which opens for submissions on 11/2/2016!

  3. thank you for your information

  4. Your wedding video page is missing. Just a heads up ;)

    • Thanks for the heads up! I updated the link!

  5. How do I participate ? For 2020

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