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Amanda Seyfried is sure to turn heads when she walks down the aisle in her new film, The Big Wedding. Judging by the trailer, her gown is gorgeous -- but she won't be the first onscreen bride to take our breath away! Take a look at our top 15 favorite movie wedding dresses.
The Vow (2012)
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Who said wedding gowns always need to be white and floor-length? In The Vow, Paige (Rachel McAdams) opts for a strapless, embellished pink dress that falls just above her knees. Fun, flirty and totally suitable for a nontraditional wedding!
Steel Magnolias (1989)
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When we think of Steel Magnolias, it’s hard not to think “tearjerker.” But we also remember Shelby’s (Julia Roberts) off-the-shoulder wedding gown that was as classy as the woman wearing it, complete with an elbow-length veil.
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
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A classic love story doesn’t always require a couture wedding gown! Playing Juliet Capulet, Claire Danes put a modern twist on the iconic character, wearing a sleek sleeveless frock for their secret nuptials. Sure, it’s not the most extravagant choice, but Romeo (Leonardo DiCaprio) still couldn’t take his eyes off her.
Sex and the City (2008)
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It was no surprise that Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), Charlotte (Kristin Davis) and Samantha (Kim Cattrall) looked as fabulous as ever at their friend Carrie Bradshaw’s (Sarah Jessica Parker) almost-wedding. But no one could surpass Carrie herself, who stole the show in a gorgeous Vivenne Westwood gown and feathered veil. The price tag on this stunning dress? Nearly $10,000!
The Godfather (1972)
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It’s only appropriate to feature a show-stopping bridal gown in one of cinema’s classic family gatherings. We’ve always admired Connie Corleone’s (Talia Shire) gorgeous gown, which was as sophisticated as her family was powerful.
Love Actually (2003)
With its feathered neckline and sheer silhouette, Juliet’s (Keira Knightley) wedding dress was sweet and youthful -- just like her. We couldn’t imagine a wardrobe selection better suited for her unforgettable wedding, which included a surprise choir performance of “All You Need Is Love.” So sweet!
My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
Our hearts ached for Julianne Potter (Julia Roberts) in My Best Friend’s Wedding, but we still couldn’t take our eyes off the blushing bride (Cameron Diaz) on her big day. In a dramatic strapless dress with a full skirt and a classic updo, Kimberly Wallace was the center of attention for good reason.
The Princess Bride (1987)
She may have had nightmares about her impending marriage to Prince Humperdinck, but Buttercup (Robin Wright) looked like a dream in her long-sleeved gown and ornate crown. The majestic dress was an iconic piece of The Princess Bride, even if Buttercup and Humperdinck weren’t in twue wove… um, true love.
Bride Wars (2009)
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Liv (Kate Hudson) and Emma (Anne Hathaway) may have been at odds throughout much of Bride Wars, but they had one thing in common: their beautiful wedding dresses! Between Liv’s voluminous tulle gown and Emma’s cream-colored, one-shoulder selection, we got the best of both fashion worlds in this lighthearted chick flick.
Father of the Bride (1991)
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With a daughter that gorgeous, it’s no wonder George Banks (Steve Martin) was reluctant to marry her off. This lace-detailed gown might have a lot going on, but a big occasion calls for a big dress. (And though they're not visible here, we could never forget the beaded white sneakers she wore underneath!)
The Sound of Music (1965)
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Maria (Julie Andrews) is a fun-loving governess throughout much of The Sound of Music, but her wedding dress is all business. Featuring a high collar, long sleeves and little detail, it’s clear that Maria picked a serious dress to match her serious man, Captain Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer).
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
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Ian Miller (John Corbett) said it best to new wife Toula (Nia Vardalos): “You’re like a big frosted cupcake!” But Toula managed to pull off her puffy, detailed wedding gown -- right down to the lacy gloves! -- all while retaining her laid-back charm.
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
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The plot of Four Weddings and a Funeral gets a bit complicated, but our thoughts on Carrie’s (Andie MacDowell) dress are simple: We love it! The lace details and scalloped neckline are graceful touches, and Carrie’s pearl jewelry finishes the look nicely.
Mamma Mia! (2008)
The flowers, the jewels, the golden curls, the tan -- everything about Sophie’s (Amanda Seyfried) bridal look represents the tropical island where her wedding (nearly!) takes place. And though her bridesmaids and her mother (Meryl Streep) look lovely, the bride definitely steals the show.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1 (2011)
Twi-hards everywhere waited ages for the wedding of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), and the wedding dress didn’t disappoint! Chic and simple with a beautiful lace back, we can’t think of a more elegant choice for such a highly anticipated occasion.