Forget about bridal magazines! Movies are where it’s happening! No, we’re not talking about ditching your all important wedding planning for a night at the movies… We’re talking about those big screen stars who have donned some of the nicest, most elaborate and down right gorgeous wedding dresses we’ve ever seen! We realise there are literally hundreds of wedding scenes in movies and so guest blogger Aideen McCanny counts down her top 10 most unforgettable on-screen wedding dresses for some serious bridal inspiration.
Disney’s Enchanted was all about extremes and Gisele’s fairy tale wedding dress was just that – but what’s not to love!? Over the top design, layers of tulle and some of the biggest sleeves we’ve ever seen combine in this Cinderella-esq dress. For a tamer take on this trend, opt for an opulent ball gown with full skirt and plenty of embellishment.
9) Mamma Mia
While Mamma Mia may not have been the top musical of the decade, Sophie’s breezy dress wins the award for best supporting actress! Perfect for boho brides, pair a carefree, floaty dress with loose curls and flowers in your hair. Designer Alice Temperley takes this trend to the next level so check out her creations.
8) 27 Dresses
Always the bridesmaid… but 27 “I dos” later, Jane finally gets her turn and boy does she show us how it’s done! After all the elaborate, unspeakable and unflattering dresses she donned over the years, Jane keeps things classic in a simple, figure hugging gown for her beach-front wedding to Kevin.
7) The Vow
For their illegal nuptials in a museum, blushing bride Paige wore a short pink vintage Betsey Johnson number as fun and flirty as her personality. Paige did keep it somewhat traditional by completing her look with a tiered veil!
6) Funny Face
Brides with a penchant for vintage will fall head over heels in LOVE with Audrey Hepburn’s tea length dress in the 1957 classic, Funny Face. Sparking the trend for shorter length wedding dresses, the film also marks the height of Audrey’s collaboration with Givenchy and is the classic style for which she is most remembered. Update this look with layers of fun petticoats and don’t forget those all-important show stopping shoes!
5) Twilight: Breaking Dawn
Bella Swan’s wedding dress was the epitome of romance for her highly anticipated nuptials with Edward. Bella’s Carolina Herrera long-sleeve silk sheath dress with open lace back was extremely fitting for their epic garden ceremony.
4) The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Although it was never actually worn for a wedding, I can’t help but swoon over Katniss’ would-be wedding gown. The breathtaking dress was down to the handiwork of designer Tex Savario, crafted from layers upon layers of organza, thousands of delicate Swarovski crystals and silver flames – the perfect fantasy-filled number for the setting. I’ll have it without the flames please!
3) Bride Wars
The crème de la crème of modern movie dresses, Liv and Emma’s gowns were every bit as gorgeous as we all hoped for! Although the two dresses couldn’t be more different, they have one designer in common: Vera Wang. The dresses are meant to represent each bride’s different personality. While Liv’s is a dramatic, attention-grabbing over the top number, Emma choose to wear her mother’s wedding dress, giving a sense of nostalgia to her nuptials.
2) The Great Gatsby
It’s unsurprising that The Great Gatsby sparked a huge trend for 1920′s gowns! Many brides have drawn inspiration for their big day from Daisy Buchannan’s glamorous gown, finished with art-deco details and slinky silhouette. Looking for something similar? Jenny Packham is an expert when it comes to this decade!
1) Sex and the City: The Movie
Although SJP donned two wedding dresses in this movie, it will always only ever be about her Vivienne Westwood gown for her almost wedding to Mr Big! The full silk ballgown was big, bold and beautiful, accessorised with a prominent feather hairpiece. Not forgetting her leading ladies, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha wore ever-so-stylish Zac Posen creations in varying shades. When Carrie and Big finally tied the knot, she opted for a classic, ivory satin vintage dress and jacket suit (from a charity shop, of course), complete with her unforgettable ‘something blue’ Monolos!