A wedding, of course, is one of the most memorable and meaningful days of a person’s life, filled with happiness and joy! So, if you’re planning your dream day and you need a little inspiration, check out these amazing wedding movies and delve into the dramatic world of marriage on the big screen.
Expect elation, laughter, tears, flirting, embarrassing speeches and wince-inducing dancing from these classic wedding movies. You probably won’t want the lows to feature at your special occasion, but there are definitely loads of great moments that are sure to get you excited for your own magical day.
The Wedding Crashers
The Wedding Crashers is one of the all-time classic wedding movies. Featuring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, the duo spend the film crashing other people’s weddings during the height of the season, but surprisingly both find the women of their dreams whilst doing so.
A fantastically ridiculous ‘00s comedy, this is the perfect feel good film featuring more weddings than you can shake your bouquet at.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Next up is one of our favourite wedding movies, My Big Fat Greek Wedding. When a Greek bride falls in love with a non-Greek groom, their respective families try their best to accept the differences.
This hilarious and heart-warming film depicts a clash of cultures, with the perfect balance of comedic and romantic moments.
Considered to be one of the best R-rated comedies in the last decade, this female-driven laugh-fest stars Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Ellie Kemper and Wendi McLendon-Covey as the best, or worst, bridal party.
With plenty of laugh-out-loud moments and brilliant depictions of what best friends are for, this wedding movie even earned itself two Oscar nominations!
This ‘90s throwback wedding movie stars Toni Colette in her break-out role as Muriel, a socially awkward small town girl who steals her dad’s cash to seek out the wedding of her dreams.
She moves to Sydney, comes out of her shy shell and finally walks down the aisle feeling fabulous. A quintessentially Aussie comedy, this film has become a surprise cult hit that still delights viewers over twenty years on.
My Best Friend’s Wedding
My Best Friend’s Wedding stars Hollywood superstar Julia Roberts, who plays a struggling woman who has fallen for her best friend. The film sees her deal with him getting engaged to another woman and realising she’s completely missed her chance with the love of her life.
Her mission to become the object of his affections in the lead up to his wedding doesn’t quite according to plan!
The Wedding Planner
Starring Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey in his golden rom-com years, before the prestigious Oscar wins, this iconic movie tells the story of a wedding planner who lands the biggest job of her career, only to fall for the groom.
One of the most romantic wedding movies going, this is the perfect film to watch in the run up to your own special day.
This hilarious films follows two best friends, played by Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson who are both planning to get married. However, they quickly become enemies when they realise their respective weddings are scheduled on the same day at their dream venue!
We see the two brides release their inner demons, with their lifelong friendship as a possible casualty.
Four Weddings and a Funeral
No wedding movie list would be complete without the definitive British romantic-comedy, Four Weddings and a Funeral. Starring the British heartthrob Hugh Grant, this romantic flick sees Grant politely stuttering his way through life.
During the film, he finds himself stuck in a room with newlyweds consummating their marriage, placed on a table with all his exes. We see him falling for a near-unattainable American and play his part in the singular most iconic kissing in the rain scene ever recorded on film.
The Wedding Singer
Next up is a feel-good comedy classic, The Wedding Singer.
Set in 1985, Adam Sandler plays a nice guy with a broken heart who’s stuck in one of the most romantic jobs in the world, a wedding singer. He loses all hope when he is abandoned at the altar by his fiancé.
But, he soon meets a young woman named Julia, played by Drew Barrymore, who enlists his help to plan her wedding. He falls in love with her and must win her heart before she gets married.
The Princess Diaries 2
Princess Mia is back for this second instalment of the Princess Diaries. Still coming to terms with life as a princess, she returns to Genovia after graduating with her best friend Lilly.
When they arrive, Mia’s grandmother (Julie Andrews) informs her that she cannot become queen unless she is married within 30 days. Nicholas Devereaux, played by the very handsome Chris Pine, is one of her top suitors, though he seems to be more interested in the crown than Mia.
It’s one of the best feel-good wedding movies on the list.
Perennial bridesmaid Jane, played by Katherine Heigl, always puts the needs of others before her own, making her the go-to gal whenever someone needs help with wedding plans.
So when Jane’s younger sister Tess snags the man Jane secretly loves, she finds herself questioning her role as a wedding-oholic for the first time in her life.
Sex and the City
Last but certainly not least in the list of our favourite wedding movies is Sex and the City. Following on from the hugely popular TV series, this film sees the fab four a couple of years later.
Carrie Bradshaw finally gets the commitment she has dreamed of from the non-committal Mr Big, they are getting married! Having been married before, he would prefer a small affair. But, Carrie soon gets carried away with dreams of a fashionista’s perfect wedding. When Mr Big deserts Carrie at the alter, the girls take off on what-would-have-been her honeymoon and have an amazing time together, just like old times.
On Valentine’s day, Miranda confesses to Carrie that it was her fault that Mr Big got cold feet. Consequently, Carrie and Mr Big reconcile and have a small, romantic wedding at a registry office.
Have a Wedding to Rival the Movies
Whether you dream of a wedding to rival the Hollywood films, or a small and more intimate occasion, at Signature Living Weddings we offer some of the very best venues in the UK that are suited to all tastes.
From the unique rooftop terrace of The Garden of Eden, to the opulent White Star Grand Hall in the famous 30 James Street Hotel, our venues offer brides and grooms something truly special.
Our dedicated wedding coordinators have a wealth of experience to share, easing your worries while you enjoy every moment. From the finer details to the big decisions, you can count on our team to be on hand and sprinkle their magic.
Our luxury venues range from grand heritage buildings to contemporary, stylish spaces with plenty of atmosphere.
If you’re searching for a dream wedding venue in the centre of Liverpool, you can choose from The White Star Grand Hall which formerly served as a first-class lounge for the White Star Line shipping company. And today, the spectacular space continues to showcase its ornate ceilings and intricate period features.
If that doesn’t take your fancy, why not enjoy a hidden gem in the heart of the city, The Garden of Eden within Liverpool’s luxury Shankly Hotel. This ethereal rooftop space will sweep you off your feet with its breathtaking skyline views.
Better still, if you’re looking for a venue with a quirky twist, Signature Living Weddings also offer Alma de Cuba. Formerly St Peter’s Catholic Church this breathtaking bar and restaurant has returned to its roots as a striking wedding venue, offering the chance to celebrate beneath the original altar and glistening stained glass windows.
For a waterfront wedding, look no further than Cunard House. The Grade II* listed building is treasured by locals and top of the list for visitors to the city. Ornate period features are a nod to the city’s unique maritime history, igniting an enchanting atmosphere for saying “I do”.
Not forgetting, you could discover the opulence of The Exchange Grand Hall within Cardiff’s luxury Exchange Hotel. Formerly the Welsh capital’s iconic Coal Exchange, the Grade II* listed building is truly one of a kind.
With so much choice of venue, there really is no other option than Signature Living Weddings. If you’d like more information, or would like to chat with one of our dedicated wedding coordinators, give us a call today on 0151 305 3753 or email us here.
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