Styling: Jill La Fleur Wedding Planner | Michael Costa

If you’ve planned a wedding or are in the process of planning one yourself (I’m raising my hand, here!) you know that the wedding decor ideas and styling concepts don’t just create themselves. While creating the style and decor ideas for your wedding sounds fun, it does take a lot of effort and expertise to come up with something that is both stunning and realistic!

However, a wedding is your dream day, and that means that dreams come true…right? Right. That means having a big day with a ceremony and reception styled to your vision, and today we’re looking at the most gorgeous and jaw dropping wedding decor ideas and styling concepts that we’ve seen in 2014. From extravagant outdoor soirees to simple ceremonies and fun DIY details, you’re sure to swoon and be majorly inspired by these real weddings. Read on to see the best of the best from this past year!

Gorgeous tented wedding reception with rustic and pretty floral details in Park City.PIN

Styling: Soiree Productions | Pepper Nix

This wedding defined modern garden party, with tons of florals freshened up by a bold tablecloth pattern and pops of gold.

Beautiful modern garden style wedding reception. This printed tablecloth is too cute!PIN

Styling: Kae & Ales | Leo Patrone

Beautiful modern wedding reception with gold and white accents.PIN

Styling: Vanessa Noel Events | Anna Delores Photography

Note to self: this outdoor wedding decor is PERFECT for a destination wedding, or really any wedding looking for a romantic and cozy vibe.

Stunning outdoor wedding reception in Mexico. These star lanterns are perfect!PIN

Styling: Fernanda Parra At Planner1 | Emily Blake Photography

If the weddings below don’t define extravagant elegance, I’m not sure what does!

Beautiful and modern outdoor wedding reception lounge area. Just like a living room!PIN

Styling: Ellermann | Steve Steinhardt

Amazing wedding reception decor with hanging flowers and lots of lights. How amazing!PIN

Axioo Photography

This wedding broke tradition by amping up the color and incorporating tons of pinks and purples…and the result is magical!

I love this outdoor wedding reception with pink and purple accents. Perfect!PIN

Styling: Frieda Theres | Julia Winkler

The weddings below are sophisticated, earthy, and pretty. Just the type of wedding any bride would dream of!

Outdoor modern garden wedding reception. The bistro lights are perfect!PIN

Styling: Bash, Please | Tec Petaja

Amazing luxe white and gold tented wedding receptionPIN

Styling: Jesi Haack | onelove photo

Amazing outdoor garden wedding with beautiful white and pink floralsPIN

Styling: Merveille Flowers | J. Cogliandro Photography

Love this floral arch wedding ceremony decor. So beautiful and stunning!PIN

Styling: Nisie’s Enchanted Florist | Caroline Tran

Gorgeous hanging flowers at a wedding reception with clean white details. Perfect!PIN

Jasmine Jade Photography

What’s more fun than a wedding reception filled with oversized balloons and whimsical lights? Answer: nothing, really!

oversized balloons and lots of twinkly lights are the perfect wedding reception decor.PIN

Styling: Bird Dog Wedding | Nathan Russell Photography

This wedding ceremony is stu

Simple but beautiful wedding ceremonyPIN

Brushfire Photography

This wedding reception is completely unique, with sweet southwestern patterns and details that surprise and delight.

Cute southwest themed wedding reception details and decor.PIN

Styling: Gypsy Floral | Amber Vickery Photography

And for the final amazing wedding decor idea…this stunning ceremony backdrop. Not only do the letters make quite the statement, it perfectly frames the picturesque harbor behind it.

Completely amazing statement wedding ceremony backdrop ideaPIN

Hikari Photography