10 Most Famous Wedding Dresses in Movies
There’s no better way to immortalize a wedding dress than putting it in the pictures. These silver screen brides inspire us with iconic dresses from their movie weddings. From stylish to silly, we’ll look at some of the most famous wedding dresses from film.
1. Elizabeth Taylor‘s gown in Father of the Bride (1950) is a 50′s dream wedding dress. With long satin sleeves and a lace neckline, it’s not too far off from what designers have been showing lately. Alfred Angelo sold a copy of the wedding dress advertising it as being “For Your Starring Moment.”
2. Claudette Colbert‘s gown in It Happened One Night (1934) is elegant and sexy in curve-hugging satin. It reminds us of the vintage-inspired dresses designed by Jenny Packham.
3. Rachel McAdams also sported sleeves in The Notebook (2004) for the dramatic scene where she sees Noah’s picture in the paper as she’s trying on her wedding dress. We found a similar romantic off-shoulder lace wedding dress in the Rivini Fall 2012 collection.
5. Sarah Jessica Parker looked avant-garde in her champagne silk wedding gown designed by Vivienne Westwood in Sex and the City (2008). A shorter version of the “Lily” dress was available from NET-A-PORTER.COM, but it sold out within hours of it’s debut.
6. In Bride Wars (2009), Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson both wore dresses designed by none other than the queen of bridal design, Vera Wang. According to the Vera Wang blog, there was a lot more of the designer in the movie as she also designed the bridesmaid dresses, flower girl dresses and more.
7. Jolie Angelina‘s vintage wedding gown in The Good Shepard (2006) was from the Cherished Bride collection of vintage gowns. With elements from the 1930s deco era including the popular clinging style and draped sweetheart bustline, it has long since sold, but check the site out for other restored vintage dresses from the twentieth century.
8. Amanda Seyfried looked sweet and stunning in her ruffled and tiered wedding dress with light blue embroidery for her Greek island wedding in Mamma Mia! (2008). To the upset of many brides, the one-of-a-kind Grecian gown was created by Academy Award-winning costume designer Ann Roth. We think you can find something similar in the bridal collections of Claire Pettibone.
9. Amy Adams was literally a Disney fairy tale princess in Enchanted (2007) with her puffy-sleeved and big-skirted wedding dress. That’s exactly the look costume designer Mona May was going for when she created the the gown with a metal hoop that holds up 20 layers of petticoats and ruffles. Adams described it as “grueling” to wear.
10. Molly Ringwald played a dress designer in Betsy’s Wedding (1990), although the design of her movie wedding dress is considered one of the worst in film. Don’t you agree it’s a little over the “top?”
If wedding movies are your thing, check out our list of Our Fab 5 Favorite Wedding Movies.
What’s your favorite wedding dress from the silver screen? Share your thoughts with us in the comment box below.