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Lights, camera, love: The 7 best weddings in films

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Lights, camera, love: The 7 best weddings in films
Flowers, flash mobs and family drama…there's nothing quite like a movie wedding! Here are seven of our very favourites
Weddings in films have the power to transport us to worlds of romance, laughter, and often chaos. They celebrate love in all its glory, and over the years, Hollywood has given us some unforgettable wedding moments.
"Join us as we take a walk down the aisle and revisit the seven most memorable weddings in films"
From grand, opulent affairs to intimate, heartwarming ceremonies, these cinematic weddings have left an indelible mark on our hearts. Join us as we take a walk down the aisle and revisit the seven most memorable weddings in films and, if you're looking for love yourself, check out the new Reader's Digest Dating Site.

The Princess Bride (1987)

The Princess Bride delivers the perfect blend of humour and romance, and its wedding scene is no exception. The wedding of Princess Buttercup and Prince Humperdinck is a spectacle, with elaborate costumes and a comically greedy clergyman. 
What makes this wedding unforgettable is not just the witty banter but also the interruption by Inigo Montoya and Fezzik, setting the stage for the film's adventurous plot.

My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

Julia Roberts shines in this rom-com classic as a (admittedly morally questionable) woman who realises she's in love with her best friend when he announces his wedding.
"The tension, humour and ultimately heartwarming resolution make this wedding one for the ages"
The film's climax features a memorable wedding scene filled with emotions as Julianne (Roberts) tries to win back her beloved. The tension, humour and ultimately heartwarming resolution make this wedding one for the ages.

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

This British romantic comedy has not one but multiple weddings, each with its own charm and unique twist. The final wedding, where Hugh Grant's character finally finds his true love, is both heartfelt and tear-inducing.
It captures the essence of serendipitous love and the joy of finding "the one" at the most unexpected moment…although you really do have to feel sorry for Henrietta (Anna Chancellor), since Charles was supposed to be marrying her! No one deserves to be left at the altar. 

Mamma Mia! (2008)

Mamma Mia! is a jubilant celebration of love, family, and music. The film's climax features Sophie’s (Amanda Seyfriend) wedding on a sun-soaked Greek island. Has there ever been a better destination for a destination wedding?
ABBA's iconic music and the infectious dance sequences make the wedding a joyful and colourful spectacle.

Father of the Bride (1991)

Steve Martin's portrayal of a father dealing with the impending wedding of his daughter is both heartwarming and hilarious. Initially, George Banks (Martin) does not approve of his daughter Annie's (Kimberly Williams) upcoming marriage to Bryan MacKenzie (George Newbern), who she has only know for three months. Over the course of the film, George makes peace with the relationship.
"The film beautifully captures the bittersweet feeling of letting go and embracing change"
The wedding itself is a charming affair, filled with touching moments as George Banks (Martin) walks his daughter down the aisle. The film beautifully captures the bittersweet feeling of letting go and embracing change.

Love Actually (2003)

Love Actually weaves multiple love stories together, including a heartwarming wedding scene between Juliet (Keira Knightley) and Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor). 
The wedding is somewhat soured by the best man, Mark (Andrew Lincoln), who is harbouring a secret unrequited love for the bride. Later in the film he confesses to her through cue cards, but that can’t ruin the lovely onscreen wedding earlier in the film. 

The Sound of Music (1965)

The Sound of Music is a timeless musical that culminates in the wedding of Maria (Julie Andrews) and Captain von Trapp (Christopher Plummer). The wedding is a visually stunning affair set in an elegant church, and Maria wears a timeless and truly beautiful wedding dress
The film's iconic wedding processional, set to a reprise of the "Maria" song from earlier in the film that symbolises her character’s development, is a tearjerker that perfectly captures the spirit of love and music.
These seven weddings in films have etched their way into cinematic history, each offering a unique perspective on love, laughter, and the celebration of commitment. From fairytale weddings to heartwarming, intimate ceremonies, these movie moments continue to resonate with audiences, reminding us that love is a universal language that transcends the silver screen. Whether you're a hopeless romantic or simply a fan of great cinema, these weddings are bound to bring a smile to your face and a tear to your eye.
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