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14 Classic Movie Wedding Scenes

As romantic as we are, it’s nice to see chick flick movies. There are a lot of movies where the theme is about weddings or movies where there is an unforgettable wedding scene.

Here are some of them:

Love Actually (2003)
This fantastic British romantic comedy proves that there is a correct way to weave multiple plotlines together and talk about love. One of the film’s first scenes is the gorgeous wedding between Juliet (Keira Knightley) and Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor). Peter’s friend Mark (Andrew Lincoln) plans the surprise of a lifetime when he gets a singer, choir, and band to perform “All You Need Is Love” — flash mob-style — in the balcony and congregation.

My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)
Julia Roberts is the queen of wedding movies, but her most noteworthy performance has to be as Julianne Potter in My Best Friend’s Wedding. The chain-smoking, self-absorbed food critic does everything possible to destroy the wedding of her best friend Michael (Dermot Mulroney) to the peppy Kimmy (Cameron Diaz) — from indulging in some seriously cringe-worthy karaoke to kissing the groom.

But in the end she makes the most selfless decision of all and brings Michael and Kim back together to have a breathtaking wedding. The ceremony is nice, but what’s most memorable is Julianne’s maid-of-honor toast, when she allows “her song” with Michael to be the couple’s first dance (tear).

Never fear! Things end on a happy note when Julianne’s gay best friend George (Rupert Everett) shows up, and by God, there’s dancing!

The Graduate (1967)
A recent college graduate, Ben (Dustin Hoffman) starts an affair with the infamous Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), but then falls for her daughter Elaine (Katharine Ross) instead. Mrs. Robinson doesn’t take too kindly to this and practically pushes her daughter down the aisle with another suitor.

But Ben stops the wedding in the nick of time (“Elaine! Elaine!”), and the two hop a bus into the sunset … and the uncertain future.

The Princess Bride (1987)
Maw-wige. Maw-wige is what bwings us togevah today.

In this classic ‘80s love story, young Westley (Cary Elwes) is desperate to save the woman he loves (Buttercup, played by Robin Wright) from the evil Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon).

After braving the Fire Swamp and the Rodents of Unusual Size, Buttercup is taken and forced into marriage with Humperdinck. And though we pine for the separated young lovers, the priest with the interesting pwonunciation makes the wedding a hilarious affair!

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
When Toula Portokalos (Nia Vardalos) falls in love with non-Greek schoolteacher Ian Miller (John Corbett), chaos ensues. Although her father’s been telling her since the age of 15 that she needs to get married, the Portokalos family is extremely proud of their heritage and isn’t quite ready to make vegetarian Ian an honorary family member (“That’s OK, I make lamb!”).

After being baptized in the Greek Orthodox Church, Ian is ready for the “Opa!” But first they have to go through a ceremony entirely in Greek and a touching reception at Aphrodite’s Palace in which Toula’s father gives the couple a new house … right next door to their own.

A Walk to Remember (2002)
We had to throw a cheesy Nicholas Sparks movie in here, and what better one than this tearjerker? Preacher’s daughter Jamie Sullivan (Mandy Moore) and bad boy Landon Carter (Shane West) unexpectedly fall in love. The catch? Jamie is in the final stages of leukemia with no hopes of recovering.

Landon, desperate to keep Jamie alive and help her check things off her bucket list, proposes to her, and they get married in her mother’s church. And 1:Corinthians:13 will always remind us of Mandy Moore’s emaciated body and our embarrassing sobs.

Sex and the City (2008)
After six seasons and countless boyfriends, Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) decides to make things official with Mr. Big (Chris Noth). Our favorite fashionista looks flawless in her Vogue bridal fashion shoot, and she’s overjoyed when Vivienne Westwood presents her with her dream dress.

But as Carrie prepares for her extravagant New York Public Library wedding, Mr. Big gets cold feet and leaves us broken-hearted. But never fear: The fantastic, friend-filled film about relationships, fashion, and fun ultimately ends in an intimate city hall wedding between our favorite couple.

What can we say, Carrie’s been shopping for labels and love her whole life!

Bride Wars (2009)
Liv (Kate Hudson) and Emma (Anne Hathaway) have been best friends all their lives and have always fantasized about a June wedding at the Plaza Hotel in New York. So when they get engaged around the same time, it looks like their dreams are about to come true!

But when their wedding dates accidentally end up on the same day, both brides refuse to cancel. So begins the battle of the century, a crazy back-and-forth involving blue-haired brides and Oompa Loompa-style tanning that is sure to drive you nutty.

Although Emma’s wedding ends up getting called off, Liv’s Plaza-perfect nuptials are gorgeous. Don’t even get us started on her Vera Wang gown!

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)
We’re not sure which event was more highly anticipated — Bella and Edward’s wedding or their honeymoon. Regardless, Bella’s wedding dress was the talk of the fashion town leading up to the popular franchise’s fourth release. For the scene, which took place in a flower-covered forest among their closest undead friends, Kristen Stewart wore a $35,000 Carolina Herrera custom-fit satin gown. Twi-hards weren’t disappointed in the least.

Father of the Bride (1991)
When George Banks’ (Steve Martin) only daughter Annie (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) goes off and studies abroad, she comes home with a fiance. The loving father is forced to watch as his little girl plans the wedding of her dreams to a guy she’s only just met.

He quickly learns that his role is to foot the bill and keep his mouth shut, but things get a bit complicated when the family hires a crazy wedding planner and decides to throw the reception in their backyard.

In the end, George gives Annie away, but as in life, there are plenty of laughs along the way.

Steel Magnolias (1989)
This tragic story of young, diabetic Shelby (Julia Roberts) starts off with a beautiful wedding and tented reception. Shelby’s ceremony is filled with ‘80s hairstyles and her signature colors, blush and bashful.

The reception offers a rocking party filled with dancing, drinking, and a horrendous armadillo groom’s cake. If you stop the movie right after the wedding, things turn out alright. But then you’d miss Sally Field’s heart-wrenching performance as Shelby’s mother M’Lynn.

Bridesmaids (2011)
When down-on-her-luck Annie (Kristen Wiig) agrees to be her best friend Lillian’s (Maya Rudolph) maid of honor, she incurs the obnoxious wrath of Lillian’s new friend Helen (Rose Byrne). Hilarity ensues including a painful dress fitting scene that ends with Lillian… um, putting down a deposit… in the middle of a busy street. (Annie: “Oh, you’re really doing it, aren’t ya? You’re sh***ing in the street.”)

Despite Lillian’s horrible dress and over-the-top wedding (thanks to Helen), the friends still have fun. Because how can you not have fun with Wilson Phillips singing at your wedding?

American Wedding (2003)
After band camp and hot apple pie, Jim (Jason Biggs) pops the question to Michelle (Alyson Hannigan) while she is, ahem, taking care of some business. But any wedding involving Steve Stifler (Seann William Scott) is bound to be messy.

Though Jim shaves his balls and Stifler screws a grandma, it really is all about love… and pie.

The Sound of Music (1965)
Boasting one of the most beautiful wedding scenes of all time, The Sound of Music is likely to give you unrealistic expectations of your big day. After Maria (Julie Andrews) gives up being a nun to care for the Von Trapp children, she falls for — and marries — Captain Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer).

Love, music, and Nazis ensue!

One of the more iconic moments from the film has to be Maria and Captain Von Trapp’s gorgeous ceremony. As the organ echoes throughout the chapel and Maria’s train gracefully trails behind her, you’d have to be heartless not to be in tears.

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