Here Comes the TV Bridal Gown

Lately it seems the topic of weddings -- the preparation, the ceremony and what follows -- has been mighty fertile ground for some of TV's most popular shows. Over the last year, matrimony has been a major plot point on shows like The Office, Mad Men and newcomer favorite Glee.

Last week's episode of Glee showed Emma (Jemma Mays) modeling not one, but two wedding gowns. The first one, with its puffy sleeves and Princess Di-inspired train, was a bit of an eyesore - not to mention impossible for Emma to dance in. Luckily she ditched the outdated dress and opted for a classic Audrey Hepburn-ish gown. Emma and Will (Matthew Morrison) took a trip to a bridal boutique so she could try on a dress that would allow her to do the dance moves Will taught her. Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch did a little research on that second one and learned that it is the J.Crew silk gazar Nanami gown, which sells for $2,995. A gorgeous choice, but a little pricey for a young high school guidance counselor, no?

Jim and Pam's wedding on The Office was hilarious and wonderful and a bit of a mess, but in a good way. One thing that wasn't a mess was Pam's dress (though she did manage to tear her veil). According to CelebrityBrideGuide.com, the gown was a realistic choice for a couple working for a small-town paper-company. Pam's empire waist wedding dress is from David’s Bridal and retails for just $399.

Meanwhile, on the third season of the visually stunning, style-conscious AMC series, Mad Men, beloved office manager Joan Holloway got married and quit her job to be a devoted and (allegedly) happy housewife. Sadly, for fans of the red-headed glamazon, the wedding took place off screen. But lucky for fans of Christina Hendricks, the actress who plays Joan, she had a real-life wedding earlier this month, so at least there is a wedding picture for fans to see.

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