We are all guilty of watching “Say Yes to the Dress” marathons, and from the hours we have devoted to this show, we even believe that we can be bridal consultants if all else fails. However, wedding shows and magazines aside, what better to place to get some bridal inspiration for your big day than on film? Fictional weddings have been appearing on the big screen for years, and taking our breath away one white gown at a time.
From old Hollywood icons such as Audrey Hepburn, who revolutionized wedding dress style when she wore a tea-length gown in “Funny Face” to Sarah Jessica Parker’s feather-topped Vivienne Westwood gown, many of the biggest celebs have worn a wedding dress or two on film.
Some of the biggest wedding designers, such as Vera Wang and Marchesa, have even created custom dresses for fictional brides. Check out our favorite on-screen wedding dresses for wedding day inspiration!
Style icon Audrey Hepburn’s Givenchy wedding gown in “Sabrina” still stands the test of time.
Audrey Hepburn also revolutionized wedding style when she wore a tea-length Givenchy gown on film in “Funny Face.”
“The Sound of Music”
Julie Andrew’s beautiful white satin wedding dress from “The Sound of Music” went up for auction and sold for over $20,000 last year.
“The Father of the Bride”
In the remake of the classic movie, Kimberly Williams wears a beautiful dress with long lace sleeves. And who can forget the bridal sneakers she wore underneath?
Julia Roberts has been in her share of wedding (and bridesmaid) dresses for her movie roles, but her off-the-shoulder, lace-embroidered Amsale Aberra gown in “Runaway Bride” is the highlight of her career.
“Princess Diaries 2”
Anne Hathaway’s wedding dress in “Princess Diaries 2” was definitely fit for royalty. With the off-the-shoulder lace detail, the dress was designed for the movie by Gary Jones.
“Sex and the City”
Carrie Bradshaw had her share of wedding dress options for her wedding in the “Sex and the City” movie, but she chose this beautiful Vivienne Westwood gown for her New York City wedding that never was to Mr. Big.
Both Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson’s wedding dresses in”Bride Wars” were spectacular. Anne’s and Kate’s characters both wore Vera Wang wedding gowns in two completely different styles to fit their personalities.
“I Love You, Man”
Now this is a wedding dress any bride can own. In “I Love You, Man,” Rashida Jones’ characters wore a simply elegant J. Crew Rebecca dress that retailed for $150.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”
Harry Potter character Fleur Delacour, played by Clemence Poesy, wore this Jany Temime designed gown embroidered with a pair of black phoenixes forming the shape of a heart.
“Our Family Wedding”
America Ferrera shows off her curves in “Our Family Wedding,” wearing a custom-made, fit and flare Monique Lhuillier dress.
“When in Rome”
Kristen Bell goes from bridesmaid to bride in “When in Rome,” wearing a Amsale silk organza strapless dress with lavender satin ribbon and flower detail at the waist.
Kristen Stewart’s wedding dress in “Twilight” was designed by Carolina Herrera, and was selected out of ten sketches the designer submitted. It features a sheer panel on the back that Herrera described as a “romantic surprise.”
Kirsten Dunst’s wedding dress with silk flowers draped over her shoulders was such a highlight of Lars Von Tier’s “Melancholia” it even made the poster for the film.
“Jumping the Broom”
In “Jumping the Broom,” Paula Patton wears a great wedding dress made by Anjolique, with ruching on the bodice and crystal beading.
Once again, Rachel McAdams ditches the typical white wedding dress. This time her character wears a mini pink wedding dress with matching veil to wed Channing Tatum in “The Vow.”
Ok, technically “Gossip Girl” is not a movie, but we couldn’t resist adding this Marchesa gown that Blake Lively wore on the CW series.
“Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
Designed by Indonesian designer Tex Severio, Jennifer Lawrence a.k.a. Katniss Everdeen’s wedding dress in “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” with its metal bodice and organza is very Lady Gaga. It’s no surprise the designer has dressed the pop star and Kim Kardashian.
Olivia Wilde’s dress in “Rush” definitely has a vintage feel, since the movie takes place in the 1970s. Her dress was made by a company that recreates clothing from the 1970s, according to the movie’s costume designer Julian Day.
Forget tradition! Rachel McAdam’s character in “About Time” opts for a bright red wedding dress for her big day.