25 Must-Have Wedding Photos

Wedding Day Details: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale
Photo: Zandarin and Allen/Rex

25 Must-Have Wedding Photos

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25 Must-Have Wedding Photos

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale - invitation - wedding

The key to an amazing wedding album? Making sure that the photographer captures all the right moments: your father walking you down the aisle, the big kiss, your "had to have them" heels. Catch the 25 shots on our checklist for an album you'll treasure for all eternity!

The Invitation
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale set the stage for their lavish affair with a dramatic gatefold number. A photo of the invitation suite would do the same for the couple's photo album!

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The Gown

Aaron Delesie

Whether you have one special dress or three, like Roselyn Sanchez, snap a shot before you put it on!

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The Bride Primping

Jewel - bride
West Kennerly/Getty Images


captured one of her final moments as a single lady as she gave her lips a final touch-up.

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The Shoes

Bree Turner
Paperwhites Photography

Your heels may spend the evening covered by your gown, so make sure they get the spotlight they deserve, a la Bree Turner's rhinestone-studded Prada pumps.

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The Bride's Bouquet

Jennifer Finnigan - bouquet - wedding
Jordan Kallias

Before you tote it and toss it, capture the beauty of your fresh bouquet like Jennifer Finnigan did!

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The Groom's Boutonniere

christina hendricks
Dave Robbins

Don't forget the groom's floral embellishment! At Christina Hendricks and Geoffrey Arend's stylish affair, the groomsmen's details were particularly noteworthy as they were all slightly different, just like their suits.

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Kids Having Fun

Wedding Day Details: Marcia Cross and Tom Mahoney
David Michael

Lighten up the mood with candid shots, like Marcia Cross's flower girls playing peek-a-boo beneath her veil.

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The Bridal Party's Entrance

Pippa Middleton
Tim Rooke/Rex / Rex USA

Lest you forget the moment Pippa Middleton stepped onto the scene, the photographer snapped plenty of photos to jog your memory!

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Bride & Escort Walking Down Aisle

Bill & Chelsea Clinton

He wouldn't miss it for the world, so make sure the photographer catches your Bill and Chelsea Clinton moment!

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The Couple Exchanging Vows

Jenna Bush Wedding
Courtesy of The White House

Jenna Bush Hager and Henry Hager

did it, when the moment arrives make sure you do too!

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The Kiss

Kate Moss and Jamie Hince wedding kiss
Indigo/Getty Images

It doesn't get much more romantic than Kate Moss and Jamie Hince's fairytale moment!

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The Couple Coming Back Up the Aisle

Caleb Followill & Lily Aldridge

Caleb Followill and Lily Aldridge's

smiles say it all. Capture your emotional expressions after the deal is sealed.

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The Confetti

Roger Federer & Mirka Vavrinec
Getty Images

Though tennis balls would have been apropos, flower petals made for a much prettier shot at Roger Federer's wedding!

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Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise, Wedding

It must not have been a challenge to capture Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes smiling on their wedding day, and thankfully their photographer remembered to do so!

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The Couple Greeting Guests

Wedding Day Details: Rebecca Romijn & Jerry O'Connell
Joe Buissink

Jerry O'Connell and Rebecca Romijn

proved themselves great hosts when they welcomed guests at their outdoor wedding.

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The Reception Before Guests Arrive

Joe Buissink

Think like Katharine McPhee and get a pristine shot of the planner's hard work before it's undone by hungry guests!

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The First Dance

odette yustman - bridal - monique lhuillier

Whether you have the natural grace of Dave Annable and Odette Yustman, or spent weeks in ballroom class, this photo is not to miss!

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The Band

Paul McCartney
Terry O'Neill/Getty Images

Snap away—even if the entertainment's not Sir Paul McCartney!

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The Father Daughter Dance

Tricia Nixon
National Archive/Newsmakers

Richard and Tricia Nixon

knew that this tender snapshot is essential!

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The Toast

Dame Judi Dench
Bentley Archive/Popperfoto

Whether your wedding party makes the speech, or you raise a glass to yourself like Dame Judi Dench, "cheese" is the most important word at this moment!

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The Dance Floor

Ivanka Trump - wedding
Brian Marcus/Getty Images

Thankfully a shutterbug was there to catch the moment when Ivanka Trump let her hair-down, literally!

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The Cake

Prince Albert II & Charlene Wittstock
Eric Mathon/Getty Images

Few cakes tower like Prince Albert II and Charlene Wittstock's, but you'll still want a picture of yours getting cut.

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The Bouquet Toss

Lauren Bacall
Ed Clark/Getty Images

Lauren Bacall

tossed her bouquet gracefully into the crowd. Throw your flowers like a leading lady and get it all on film.

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A Private Moment

Courtesy of The Obama Family
Courtesy of The Obama Family

Alone at last: An (unobtrusive) photographer captured Barack and Michelle Obama in a state of tranquility.

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The Bride and Groom Leaving

Wedding Day Details: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale
Zandarin and Allen/Rex

That's a wrap! This may very well be the last shot of the evening, so make it count like Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale.

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