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The Most Beautiful Movie Wedding Dresses of All Time

By Shannon Meddings, Style Machine

Here at ele we love a good celebration of love, and with so many of us missing out on wedding and parties in the past year we decided to bring a little romance to our fashion pages, raise a glass and showcase some of our all-time favourite movie wedding dresses to gush over!

These stunning gowns have bought us some of the most visionary moments on the silver screen and have also helped to bring the classic wedding fairytale to life. Some dresses are simple and others completely OTT in style or seriously decadent! We had a mixed front runner here on the ele team, which is your favourite? Let us know over at Instagram.

1. Carrie Bradshaw – Sex and the City

Who could forget Carrie’s epic, and ultimately doomed, wedding dress moment in SATC.

Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City

2. Bella Swan – Twilight Saga

Bella never gave up on her love, or her lust to join the wild side in the Twilight Saga. Side note – her flower arbour is the stuff of our floral dreams.

Bella Swan, Twilight

3. Sophie Sheridan, Mamma Mia!

A little bit boho, a sunny Greek Island and a whole lot of ABBA tunes make this one of the most fun weddings looks on our list.

Mama Mia!

4. Allie Hamilton, The Notebook

Ryan Gosling in the rain wasn’t the only great thing about this tear-jerking wrong-side-of-the-tracks love story.

The Notebook

5. Juliet Capulet -Romeo and Juliet

It was young love and a simple button detail dress for Shakespeare’s doomed teenage lovers.

Romeo and Juliet

6. Satine – Moulin Rouge

Elaborate headwear and killer curves adorned Nicole Kidman’s Satine in Moulin Rouge.

Satine, Moulin Rouge

7. Padme, Star Wars

A forbidden wedding and an incredible beaded veil for Natalie Portman’s Padme in Attack of the Clones.

Attach of the Clones, Star Wars

8. Fanny Brice, Funny Girl

Barbara Streisand’s hit 1968 film Funny Girl gave us an elaborate wedding scene and a whole lot of musical goodness.

Barbara Streisand in Funny Girl

9. Buttercup, The Princess Bride

A cult classic for fantasy lovers, Robin Wright’s Buttercup gets her true prince in this fantasy adventure with an adorned gown to match.

The Princess Bride

10. Liv Lerner, Bride Wars

Childhood best friends Liv and Emma go head to secure the wedding of their dreams in the bridal rom-com classic Bride Wars. Pouffy, strapless sweet bridal goodness.

Bride Wars

11. Jo Stockton, Funny Face

Audrey Hepburn in a wedding dress – need we say more.

Funny Face

12. Lillian, Bridesmaids

No one will ever forget Lillian’s unfortunate food poisoning scene in her perfect white dress in comedy classic, Bridesmaids.


13. Danielle de Barbarac, Ever After

Drew Barrymore’s Cinderella goes to the ball and nabs her Prince in a jewelled gown in Ever After.

Ever After

14. Tracy di Vincenzo, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

It’s wedding bells and 60s crochet styling for Tracy in this classic Bond film.

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

15. Lisa McDowell, Coming to America

Pink and pouffy, befitting of a newly crowned Princess.

Coming to America

16. Shelby Eatenton Latcherie, Steel Magnolias

Julia Roberts gave us a late 1980s dream wedding look in Steel Magnolias.

Steel Magnolias

17. Marianne, Sense and Sensibility

Kate Winslet brings Jane Austen’s bride to life in the 1995 adaptation of Sense and Sensibility.

Sense and Sensibility

18. Maggie Carpenter, Runaway Bride

It’s white dresses and wedding day nerves aplenty in this classic Julia rom-com.

Runaway Bride

19. Mia, Princess Diaries 2

A classic wedding dress fit for a princess in the Princess Diaries.

Princess Diaries 2

20. Beatrix Kiddo, Kill Bill

Perhaps not the most romantic of weddings, with a massacre overtaking the nuptials, however Uma Thurman’s wedding dress was the perfect look for a pregnant bride.

Kill Bill 2

21. Marie Antoinette, Marie Antoinette

A skirt as wide and a small car and over the top styling befitting the original Queen of decadence in Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette.

Marie Antoinette

22. Malvika, Baabul

The colour, the adornment and the beauty make this the ultimate Indian wedding dress look.


23. Elizabeth Swann, Pirates of the Caribbean

A dress that had way more adventure than the standard wedding dress, Elizabeth’s gold beaded extravagance gets a workout in this pirate tale.

Pirates of the Caribbean

24. Joy McNally-Fuller, What Happens in Vegas

Impromptu Vegas weddings and a mini dress to match in What Happens in Vegas.

What Happens in Vegas

25. Tracy, The Hangover

Patiently waiting in a classic strapless wedding dress for her wayward hubby in The Hangover.

26. Queen Clementianna, Mirror Mirror

The evil stepmother goes OTT in Mirror Mirror.

Mirror Mirro

27. Muppets Most Wanted

It’s all drama and high jinx at Miss Piggy’s nuptials in Muppets Most Wanted.

Muppets Most Wanted

28. Hunger Games

The girl on fire stuns in a sculptural white number in The Hunger Games.

29. Daisy Buchanan, The Great Gatsby

1920s classic styling, this look in Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald classic novel The Great Gatsby, is one of our favourites on this list.

The Great Gatsby

30. Baroness Karen bon Blixen, Out of Africa

It’s classic just off the train styling for Meryl Streep in Out of Africa.

31. Muriel Heslop, Muriel’s Wedding

Your terrible Muriel! However in this wedding look Muriel shook off her plain Jane look to become the classic bride.

Muriel’s Wedding

32. Jenny Grogan, Marley and Me Wedding Dress

Jen Aniston, ivory silk and taffeta and snow – is there a more perfect match?

Marley and Me

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