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.
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.
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.
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.
5. Juliet Capulet -Romeo and Juliet
It was young love and a simple button detail dress for Shakespeare’s doomed teenage lovers.
6. Satine – Moulin Rouge
Elaborate headwear and killer curves adorned Nicole Kidman’s Satine in Moulin Rouge.
7. Padme, Star Wars
A forbidden wedding and an incredible beaded veil for Natalie Portman’s Padme in Attack of the Clones.
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.
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.
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.
11. Jo Stockton, Funny Face
Audrey Hepburn in a wedding dress – need we say more.
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.
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.
15. Lisa McDowell, Coming to America
Pink and pouffy, befitting of a newly crowned Princess.
16. Shelby Eatenton Latcherie, Steel Magnolias
Julia Roberts gave us a late 1980s dream wedding look in Steel Magnolias.
17. Marianne, Sense and Sensibility
Kate Winslet brings Jane Austen’s bride to life in the 1995 adaptation of Sense and Sensibility.
18. Maggie Carpenter, Runaway Bride
It’s white dresses and wedding day nerves aplenty in this classic Julia rom-com.
19. Mia, Princess Diaries 2
A classic wedding dress fit for a princess in the Princess Diaries.
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.
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.
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.
24. Joy McNally-Fuller, What Happens in Vegas
Impromptu Vegas weddings and a mini dress to match in 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.
27. Muppets Most Wanted
It’s all drama and high jinx at Miss Piggy’s nuptials in 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.
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.
32. Jenny Grogan, Marley and Me Wedding Dress
Jen Aniston, ivory silk and taffeta and snow – is there a more perfect match?