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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
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The Outhere Brothers are probably not going to make the shortlist for your choice of first dance, but could it slot in anywhere else?
This week we wanted to ponder a question that almost all couples have/will ponder during their preparation for their big day, what songs should we have for our wedding?
Wedding songs are hugely important to your day and set the tone and atmosphere of the event. They need to reflect your feelings for one another, appeal to your likes and dislikes and, just as importantly, appeal to the audience; both young and old.
At MWV HQ, we had a debate and, with our diverse taste in music, came up with some options to help couples decide on the apt tunes for their day.
There are many times of the day when a song can be appropriate: wedding dinner , ceremony, party songs, father/daughter dance and last dance.
This is without: bouquet throwing songs, garter tossing songs and (I can imagine a bit of Kenny G is high up this list) honeymoon night songs.
We have chosen our top contemporary beats and some traditional ballads for first dances, hopefully these will quench your thirst for musical satisfaction (although it goes without saying Etta James ‘At Last’, standard 🙂
CLASSIC WEDDING SONGS
ALTERNATIVE WEDDING SONGS
Scatman John – Scatman (just checking you’re still with us, although could be interesting)
A lot of people will be having Bruno Mars ‘Marry You’ and Dixie Cup’s classic ‘Going To The Chapel’ and we don’t blame them, but wouldn’t it make a welcome change to hear the rocking Black Sabbath blasting out ‘Heaven And Hell’ as the bride walks down the aisle?
What songs were a must-play at your wedding? Were there any tunes that you forbid your DJ from playing?
On January 13th 2012 Team MWV made the trip down to the capital to The Brewery to take part in their first Wedding Ideas Awards ceremony.
Being relative newcomers to the wedding industry compared to some of the heavy hitters and veterans taking part in the night it was a massive privilege to be involved.
Upon arrival we checked in to our hotel and quickly downed a calming beer; we had planned on a proper lunch but time being pressing a Mars bar and rushed noodle box had to suffice.
We then headed down to the Brewery.. Seemingly hard to locate.. ‘It’s there Kev by the giant Brewery Sign’ to meet the lovely staff we were to liaise with for the evening. Not so much into the lions den but the Giraffes, er, den? We met the famous ‘Giraffe Herd’ and ran through our remit for the evening. ‘Winners and Sponsors backstage’ Awesome stuff; and then back to the hotel to prepare. (No time for another beer..)
After a couple of showers, a long hair drying session (kev and seth) and a quick head buffing session (PJ) we arrived at the venue and set up for the evening with a calming beer (and complimentary cocktail)
The rest of the evening was filled with massively enjoyable banter with the all star cast at our dinner table (@rachelshoes, @wersha @mcjadeyp, Richard and Julian from Alfred Angelo) and after figuring out how to open the beautifully packaged mints it was back to work..
Many interviews and a few hilarious unintentional soundbites later (i won best breast!) it was time to have a few drinks and get to know our peers. All was calm and civilised until we met the Giraffe Vodka Luge; As they say the rest is history!
Needless to say we enjoyed celebratory drinks with a select few until the early hours and had a fantastic time chatting to all the wonderful nominees and wedding related companies that were kind enough to engage us in drunken chit chat (after the work was finished, obviously!)
So with a heavy heart and a sore head we said goodbye to London Town and back to Brum with nothing but wonderful memories.. and five hours of giraffe footage to flawlessly edit(Kev wishes!)
Some stills from our footage for your enjoyment, be sure to add us on twitter @musicweddingvid and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/MusicWeddingVideos
We’d like to say a big thanks to Rachel the Wedding Ideas Magazine Mastermind and all the wonderful staff- including the fine gentlemen who probably often get overlooked for thanks due to the gorgeous ladies!
Last word: We’re already working on our gracious loser faces/ecstatic winner faces for our many nominations at next years awards (It’ll be hard to notice as we’ll all be highly successful and botox headed by then!)
Thats the dream for us anyway, if not it’ll be a pleasure just to be invited..
For more info and pics, check out http://www.weddingideasmag.com
Chris MWV.1 Comment