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Iconic Wedding Dresses In Movies

30th March 2018

by Amey M

Wedding Dresses Movies

We know how stressful planning a wedding can be so we thought about writing this blog post to give you some #weddingdress inspiration. From The Sound of Music to Sex and the City, we made a list with the most iconic wedding dresses in movies.

 The Sound of Music

 It is really hard to meet someone that hasn’t seen The Sound of Music and it is even harder to find someone that doesn’t love the von Trapp family.  In the movie, the amazing Julie Andrews plays Maria von Trapp, a free-spirited aspiring nun that gets sent to the house of Captain Georg von Trapp to be the governess of his seven children. Long story short, they fell in love and, on their wedding day, Maria wears one of the most iconic wedding dresses in the history of movies. The satin A-line dress featured a V-neck and buttons up the bodice, a very modest and beautiful design. The dress was, and still is, so emblematic that it went up for auction!

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Father of the Bride    

Both versions of this movie have dresses worth to be remembered. In the 1950 version, Elizabeth Taylor wears a stunning lace and silk dress made by the Academy Award-winning designer Helen Rose, who you might recognise since she also designed the amazing dress that Grace Kelly wore to her wedding.

In the most recent version, Kimberly Williams wears a lace and satin ball gown, which reflects the 90’s trend to perfection.

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Romeo and Juliet

 This Baz Luhrmann’s masterpiece that shows the director’s modern view of Romeo + Juliet became an instant cult classic and for the famous wedding, Claire Danes (Juliet) wore a simple sleeveless button-up dress and gloves.


Bride Wars

A comedy that tells the story of two best friends that ended up with the same wedding date (and venue) and their on-going fight. Kate Hudson, who plays Liv, wore a classic tulle wedding dress with a greyish lilac silk ribbon tied around her waist from Vera Wang. Emma, played by Anne Hathaway, wore a timeless and romantic silk dress.

Kate Hudson’s dress sold out almost instantly after the film hit the theatre.

The Princess Diaries 2

 Nothing beats royal dresses, right? Mia Thermopolis, a San Francisco introvert that one day discovers she is next in line to the throne of the pear-obsessed country of Genovia.  Already there, she ends up with an arrange marriage – that she ends up breaking because she fells in love with her arch enemy- where she wears a Grace Kelly-esque dress. The lace-sleeved dress features an off the shoulder silhouette and a long veil. Future Queen worthy!

Love Actually

Keira Knightley, who plays Juliet, wore a peculiar design to walk down the aisle while a choir performed “All You Need is Love”. The dress was sheer and had feathers around the neckline (that matched her headdress), which would be a great inspiration for those unconventional brides.

Sex and the City

 If anyone talks about a TV Show-then-movie that was a fashion setter, you will be sure to think about Sex and the City. In the first movie, Carrie, the main character and IT girl, is planning her wedding with her beloved Mr Big after he proposed with a unique black diamond engagement ring. She first wants a small and simple wedding for which she has found the most perfect outfit: a vintage silk two-piece suit. She then gets carried away and her intimate wedding becomes a subject of public matter so, after trying some of the most amazing dresses, she chooses a Vivienne Westwood silk dress with a pointy neckline. Carrie matches the dress with a peculiar headpiece that emulates a bird.

After a lot of ups and downs, she ends up getting married wearing the elegant and simple outfit.

Funny Face

Audrey Hepburn, who plays Jo Stockton, wore to her wedding an iconic tulle and satin dress designed by the late Hubert de Givenchy that still serves as inspiration for every bride-to-be.

The Vow

 Rachel McAdams plays Paige, a quirky artist who marries Leo (Channing Tatum) in a short and pink wedding dress. Who said brides have to wear white to their wedding?


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