August 9th 2014, Nuthurst Grange, a beautiful couple Emma and Sam, and friends and family..Happy? Judge for yourself.
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So, as a person who has grown up around television with my parents influences of Soap Drama’s, Emmerdale was a particular favourite in my household. For those of you who can relate to this, who can forget Matthew King’s big day, which, being a soap opera, had to have a dramatic yet convenient disruption, or others may say ‘death’.
Yet, I don’t think this has inspired my own wedding day to go along those events…. Instead, films are the real influences for weddings. They tend to capture the romance (in the end) by having one huge roller coaster journey through the up-coming events of the wedding, that challenges both groom and bride. But more than likely ends in joy and happiness as somebody comes to the rescue to make one spectacular wedding that make our hearts melt, causing floods of soppy tears and scrunched-up tissues all over the floor. (And then a feeling of despair with a pinch of pathetic sighs as we can’t believe we just cried our bodies dry over a film. Yet we’ll do it again the following week).
Here are some unforgettable wedding scenes from films that will spark recognition in your mind:
1. Love Actually
I don’t think there is anyone who can say they haven’t seen this or at least heard of it. It’s heart-warming ending is too amazing to forget. With a surprise like that, I can’t see why any of us should want our own big day to be like that.
2. BridesmaidsThis film may not be as lovey-dovey as our first example, but after all the tears of laughter, we can honestly wipe them away and root for the wedding finale. This film is a prime example of a roller-coaster journey through the eyes of the Maid of Honor, and how things can clash between the roles of bridesmaids.
3. Mamma Mia
I couldn’t not include a musical into this category, and Mamma Mia fits perfectly. With the distress of stress getting to the bride for admittedly, issues you probably won’t encounter in real life. It is one of those wedding films that with a good storyline and some musical numbers, the wedding comes together just in time for the set date. However, even then there is a twist. And who can fault a film with Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Julie Walters?
4. Sex and the City
This film gives various different takes of love. With plenty of ups and downs and crude but cute scenes. The two main characters who go through this all and even after all the pain love has thrown on them, they have their happy ending despite everything. But then again, the man involved is called ‘Big’… I suppose women do like their men tall and handsome.
5. My Best Friend’s WeddingA film that reflects upon normal life as two child-hood best friends make a pact that they’ll get married at a certain age if neither have found anyone else. This actually happens in real life! So many of my friends say stuff like this yet we all know it isn’t going to happen but in this film, it has the potential. This film shows how having your best friend contribute to your wedding isn’t always the best idea… But that’s just to make the film what it is. Of course you want your best friend there!
I didn’t even include the real classics that hold the key to activate our emotions… One liners from films such as: 10 Things I Hate About You, The Wedding Singer, Pretty Woman and so on.
I’m quite confident that you, yourselves have a list of films in your mind that have rekindled during this blog post.
So, my advise for when it comes to wedding inspiration? Buy yourself a membership on Netflix and watch countless streaming of love-filled films. (Or sign up for a free month, cram them all in and quickly delete. Not that I am suggesting anything unlawful…)
Thanks for reading. It’s been a pleasure to dive into a montage of love films to start my week of work.
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Todays blog was very enjoyable as we looooove films (fact) here at MWV HQ.
Our ideas and inspirations have been inspired by hours and hours of watching films.
This week I decided to let you in to my top ten ‘best wedding moments’ in film.
You may or may not agree with me on the list and I would love you to comment on the bottom with your thoughts.
No.10 The Graduate (1967)
This is a wonderful wedding scene with a great twist as Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft run away in to the sunset. I think a lot of grooms have a worrying thought about something like this happening during the pregnant pause after the priest has said: ‘If anyone knows of any reason…’
9. Waynes World 2 (1993)
How many of you were thinking of this scene when watching the scene above? A great spoof – a real ‘laugh out loud’ wedding moment.
8. My Best Friends Wedding (1997)
I must admit to being a lousy romantic, but this final scene in My Best Friend’s wedding makes me wish I was a better one. George (Rupert Everett) is waxing lyrical on the phone to Julianne (Julia Roberts) and his banter is gentle, warm and witty. I don’t know how long it’d be before I cracked to make a joke about the size of the mobiles…
7. Beetlejuice (1988)
This is one of the most eye-catching and creative wedding scenes of modern times. Stars like Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis all in one scene together creates wonderful, surreal feel. And how brides would love to be able to get in to their wedding dress as easy as that, eh?! “Daylight come and me wanna go home!”
6. Love Actually (2003)
Even being an unromantic male (see above) I love the idea of this wedding day surprise. Fantastic tune and great singing (although I would have preferred the garage classic Forgive Me by Lynden David Hall).
5. The Freaks (1932)
Although this film is not seen as particularly PC these days, I just wanna say one thing: How great would it be to film this wedding as a Music Wedding Video?What a fantastic, fun yet uneasy scene to watch. A great mix between the mad and the brilliant!
Priests, oh crazy priests! It’s soooooo uncool to get your partner’s name wrong at the altar, yet it’s sooooo funny if the priest does it. Probably the funniest British wedding scene in history, brilliantly played by Rowan Atkinson and obviously starring Hugh errrrrrr Grant.
3. Father of The Bride (1991)
Brilliant monologue played out by the brilliant Steve Martin. After having a baby girl recently, this resonates deeper with me now than before. I can imagine it also does with a huge number of fathers out there on their daughter’s big day (no matter how tough they are!).
2. Bridesmaids (2011)
A contemporary comedy wedding film that I found funny in parts. I quite like this scene because it shows that it is not just the lads that can make complete fools of themselves at weddings. Woohoo!
1. Wedding Crashers (2005)
Excellent montage scene capturing the fun, frolics and feeling of numerous weddings. I could have easily picked out a number of scenes but was struggling to keep it clean with potty mouthed Vince Vaughn andOwen Wilson involved. If you haven’t watched the movie, it’s a must see and my favourite wedding film.
I hope you have enjoyed my list and I look forward to hearing your favourites.
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Kev MWV 🙂2 Comments