Welcome back to another installment of the “For Your Review” blog series based on our popular column in Real Weddings Magazine by columnist Sharon Penny.
With each issue of Real Weddings Magazine, Sharon scours the globe to find helpful, interesting, fun and often off-beat (which we love!) items and online resources that help you plan (or at least help you blow off some steam while planning) your big day. Here, we share some extras from Sharon – 10 Movie-Inspired Wedding Gowns. Which one do you love?
Be sure to tune back in tomorrow to see our modern day twists on these classics and where to get them locally!
Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face
Audrey Hepburn’s tea-length Givenchy wedding dress is THE wedding dress of the gods. The neckline, the full skirt, the silhouette, the simple veil. It’s everything.
Katharine Ross in The Graduate
There’s nothing better than a ’60s wedding dress, and next to Priscilla Presley’s iconic look, this is one of the classics of the decade.
Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music
It’s not everyone that can pull off full-length shiny silk shantung, but with that beautiful high collar and long sleeves can’t we all at least dream? Flibbertigibbet brides unite!
Robin Wright in The Princess Bride
“Mawwiage, that bwessed awwangement, that dweam wivvin a dweam…” Princess Buttercup’s beautifully embellished silver wedding dress and crown is as memorable as the lines from that scene. Realize your inner medieval boho bride.
Gwyneth Paltrow in Emma
A beautiful regency-style dress, made even more beautiful by a lovely young Ms. Paltrow. All you need is a sexy Mr. Knightley on your arm and you’re off to the races.
Rachel McAdams in About Time
No bride wants the About Time wedding itself with monsoon rainstorm and gale-force winds, but we all want Rachel McAdams’s gorgeous vintage red wedding dress.
Drew Barrymore in Ever After
Drew is OUR fairy princess, and the dress she wears to the ball is her mother’s wedding dress so it counts. We love it, right? Lace, pearl beading, embroidery for the gods, it’s a beauty. Wings optional.
Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Katniss Everdeen Catching Fire wedding dress is not a subtle piece; it’s a showstopper. In terms of how much look this is, I will tell you that the direct next of kin is the Labyrinth wedding dress and/or a Caesar’s Palace ice sculpture.
Jennifer Connelly in Labyrinth
It’s a lot of look but if anyone can pull off “new-wave tornado of iridescent marshmallow” it’s you. Luckily we live in the age of cosplay weddings so dreams really can come true. If your groom is down with leggings and wearing more winged eyeliner than Adele, even better!
Julia Roberts in Steel Magnolias
With a great wedding dress comes great responsibility. Donning this dress means big hair (“The bigger the hair, the closer to God”), Blush and Bashful theme colors, and a red velvet armadillo groom’s cake. Failure to comply with these regulations will result in full shutdown initiated by me.
Stephanie Seymour in November Rain by Guns N’ Roses
Technically it’s a music video but it qualifies as a movie because it’s awesome. I believe that children are our future and that the world needs more thigh-high wedding dresses. Please realize my dream for me.
Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Columnist, Sharon Penny.
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