Wedding is the most important day and cherishing moment in the life of every woman. Every detail matters! After all, from wedding gowns and shoes to wedding accessories and hairstyles, the bride’s choice is always a topic of discussion between guests. No wonder, you need everything to be just perfect. However, while some women know exactly what they want, others are looking for inspiration in the silver screen, and there is nothing surprising about that. Who doesn’t want to feel like a Hollywood star or royalty? From traditional wedding dresses like in Runaway Bride to extravagant bridal gowns like in Sex and the City, some of the most iconic wedding looks can be found in our favorite movies. So girls, are you ready for a wedding-inspired film marathon?
Although Maggie Carpenter (Julia Roberts) from Runaway Bride is not a role model for real-life brides – unless you are not going to run away from your groom – she still has an eye for traditional white wedding dresses and distinct wedding hairstyles to follow. This is especially true for her last feminine, romantic look. An off-the-shoulder satin dress with handmade beadwork complemented by natural hairstyle is just a perfect one for an outdoor wedding in rustic or boho style.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (Part 1)
Don’t tell me, you didn’t like the incredible Bella Swan’s (Kristen Stewart’s) wedding gown from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (Part 1)! This amazing crepe satin dress with eye-catching button-up open-lace back created by Carolina Herrera represents an ideal combination of traditional silhouette, modern detailing, and timeless French Chantilly lace. Paired with Manolo Blahnik wedding shoes embellished with jewels, it has become a real worldwide phenomenon. Undoubtedly, this iconic romantic look can be a great choice for a fantastic forest wedding.
Sex and the City: The Movie
In Sex and the City, a movie where fashion is taken to the next level, Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) wears a dramatic bridal dress and one of the most original wedding hairstyles of all time. Her extravagant look became the envy of many fashionistas right after the movie release in 2008. However, you don’t have to wear a flashy blue feather to feel yourself like a stylish princess. All you need for your fashionable bridal look is a ball gown wedding dress with an extreme sweetheart neckline and a gorgeous veil.
If you are dreaming of a classic, elegant look, take a cue from a fairytale-inspired wedding gown worn by Liv Lerner (Kate Hudson) in Bride Wars. This glamorous ‘fit and flare’ dress designed by Vera Wang has already become an embodiment of exquisite beauty. So if you want to catch everyone’s attention with your graceful look, opt for a classic tulle ball gown dress with a slightly dropped waist.
Planning a romantic destination celebration? Why not turn into a Greek goddess? Look at the Sophie’s (Amanda Seyfried’s) wedding gown with plenty of lace detailing she wears in Mamma Mia! Her playful and exotic look is definitely worthy of your attention! Moreover, it is easy to recreate. Just choose a silk-chiffon multi-tiered wedding dress and a simple, relaxed veil hairstyle. By the way, you don’t even need wedding shoes for your magical seaside bridal look! Fantastic photos and unforgettable memories for a lifetime are guaranteed!
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
A futuristic gown worn by Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is not one of those traditional wedding dresses most girls are dreaming of. However, it is no less amazing than any other on our list. Moreover, this intricate design created by Tex Savario has marked the beginning of a new trend in wedding accessories made of metal and Swarovski crystals. Certainly, you don’t have to go that far, but you still can wear a dazzling gown with a voluminous organza and chiffon skirt for your memorable look.
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
There is nothing like a royal wedding, and Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) has proven it in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. Her regal yet glamorous gown is a true embodiment of femininity and timeless fashion. So if you are dreaming of a romantic dress for your own royal wedding, a lace-sleeved off-the-shoulder gown is exactly what you need.
If you are looking for an iconic bridal silhouette, look no more, because there is no more iconic wedding dress than the one worn by Maria von Trapp (Julie Andrews) in The Sound of Music. A modest satin A-line floor-length gown with a high collar, V-neck, and full-length sleeves is one of those traditional wedding dresses that will never go out of fashion.
Sweet Home Alabama
A sleeveless mermaid wedding gown is just a perfect option for southern beauties. If you pair it with a birdcage veil in a trendy vintage style, you will look like beautiful Melanie Smooter (Reese Witherspoon) in Sweet Home Alabama. It is truly a wonderful choice for an elegant, romantic look, especially if you are planning a traditional outdoor celebration.
If you are not a fan of white wedding dresses and want to add a touch of fun to the most important day of your life, go for inspiration to Paige Collins (Rachel McAdams) from The Vow. Her short pink vintage gown is a great idea for those looking for something unusual and cute. Compare such a flirty design with a pink veil and fashionable wedding shoes, and your sweet bridal look will be complete.
Hope, this list of movie wedding gowns will help you create your own gorgeous look for the big day. However, it is not exhaustive, so you may keep looking for inspiration from other movie and Hollywood stars. After all, it is your wedding day, and only you can decide how to make it fantastic!