Saturday, May 23, 2009

Getting Married in the Movies

About three weeks ago, I went to my older brother’s wedding. It was a beautiful wedding despite the fact that it was outside and all the guests were freezing. Nevertheless, I had a pretty good time hanging out with my family. My brother’s wedding leaves me as the only unmarried person in my family; my sister was married just last summer. It makes feel kind of left out, but that doesn’t mean I’ll be getting married anytime soon!

My sister and I at the wedding. Can you tell we're 5 years apart?

While I was there, I started thinking about some of my favorite wedding movies/scenes. Movie weddings always seem so much more romantic and glamorous than real life weddings. According to my poll, it seems the majority of you think The Philadelphia story is the best of the wedding movies. Royal Wedding didn’t stand a chance.

Father of the Bride (1950)

Hmm…funny how the serial bride Elizabeth Taylor is in one of the most well-known wedding movies of all time.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

I’ve heard of double weddings, but seven at once? Now, that’s what I call memorable!

The Graduate (1967)

I absolutely love the wedding scene at the end. It gives a whole new meaning to the term runaway bride.

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

You guys voted it as the best wedding movie for a reason. Which one would you marry? Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, or John Howard? Tough choice.

Carefree (1938)

Nobody can walk down the isle with a black eye like Ginger can. Absolutely fantastic.

The Catered Affair (1956)

Planning a wedding can be a nightmare especially when the bills start rolling in. This nice little drama shows what can happen.


Robby Cress said...

Since I'm getting married later this year I've been having fun going back and rewatching some these classic films with wedding scenes. Father of the Bride is great. My favorite scene is when Spencer Tracy gets stuck having to make all the drinks.

Lolita said...

Funny post theme! I would go for Cary Grant, for sure. Jimmy Stewart could be the amusing brother-in-law!

Raquelle said...

Very nice post and it was cool to see a picture of you!

Nicole said...

I would totally go for Cary Grant but then again that drunk scene between Cary and Jimmy was quite hilarious, so I might have to go for both. lol

Anonymous said...

You're so pretty and you and your sister look just alike.

I would definitely pick Cary Grant, only because he's been on my mind recently.

Genevieve said...

Robby: Oh, how exciting! Congrats! I love that scene in Father of the Bride. Poor guy just wanted to enjoy the party, but he became the waiter.

Lolita: Thanks. That's a good way to solve the dilemma, take Grant with a side of Stewart.

Raquelle: Thanks! : )

Nicole: I totally agree. Its too hard of a decision to make. I decided on both as well.

Graciebird: Haha, thanks. I don't think we look alike at all. It used to be even more dramatic when she used to be super tan.

If you asked me a few years ago, I would've said Cary, but the race between him and Jimmy is much closer now.