While marriage is celebrated in a variety of ways across the globe, powerful, intimate moments are found at each and every wedding.
From the first kiss to the first dance, the groom to the guests, there are plenty of opportunities to capture the perfect photo.
The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers, or ISPWP, selected the best photos taken at wedding ceremonies worldwide as part of its Wedding Photography Contest for Winter 2017.
The winners within a range of categories, including First Dance and Wedding Dress, were chosen by a group of talented photographers.
From emotional family moments to stunning engagement photos taken in beautiful places, scroll down to see the 21 most incredible and intimate photos of weddings from around the world.
1st Place: Emotional Impact — A photographer captures the incredible moment an Italian mother hugs her bride daughter.
1st Place: Reception — A wedding guest in Buenos Aires, Argentina, gets some relief from the heat.
1st Place: Kids Will Be Kids — Children make their own entertainment at a wedding in Ibiza, Spain.