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The Greatest Wedding Moments in Film

The Greatest Wedding Moments in Film

Hi Folks,

Todays blog was very enjoyable as we looooove films (fact) here at MWV HQ.

We are predominantly film makers and we try to portray a certain cinematic quality to all of our videos, concentrating on the cinematography and mise en scene.

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 KeatonWinona RyderAlec 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!

 

 

4. Four Weddings and a Funeral

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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See you soon.

 

Kev MWV 🙂



2 Comments to The Greatest Wedding Moments in Film

  1. Surprised you missed out Kill Bill: Vol 2. I can’t find a link for it but just watch the film! How can you not love a wedding scene that turns into a total bloodbath where literally everyone ends up dead? OK so, maybe it’s slightly inappropriate for this website 🙂 Talking of inappropriate, steer clear of last year’s Melancholia!!

    So how about some comedy to lighten the mood??
    I’m not a big Adam Sandler fan but the Wedding Singer scene where he serenades her with the song he’s written for her in the airplane is pretty good…

    Or the majority of Monsoon Wedding. I’d like to film something this colourful

    The Princess Bride or Spaceballs?

    Or Napoleon Dynamite! That’s what my wedding will be like 🙂

  2. PJ

    Few things…

    a) Peeps used to say I looked like Dustin Hoffman in the Graduate when I was a kid (and obviously was thin with hair!!!).

    b) Great blog….takes me back to when I got married!! #goodtimes…

    c) I would disagree with Seth re Adam Sandler – I LOVE THAT BLOKE…and as for Wedding Singers…well have a quick look at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-KBecjfZC0 and you might soon realise where I got some inspiration from….

    That footage, I kid you not, was the first take, the most ad-hoc thing I’ve ever done and, oh yeah, my ACTUAL wedding proposal!!

    I edited it into Kelly’s 30th fancy dress party vid and when the family sat down to watch it, my fat heed popped up and bingo!! She said yes by the way…and also, a little unknown fact…at the very start of the clip, you’ll see someone dressed as Jigsaw out of the haunting film ‘Saw’ – that my friends is none other than our very own KEV BAGNALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    d) This love of Adam Sandler, and I suppose my wife, then led to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw_7Up2Mf8A&feature=related and a few months later MUSIC WEDDING VIDEOS…

    Maybe this story would have been good enough for a ‘tenuous link’ gig on Radio One!!?? 😉

    Catch you all soon.

    PJ x

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