Most Memorable Brides

This week is my anniversary.  I will post some pictures of my favorites things from my wedding day on Thursday, but in the spirit of weddings I thought I would have some fun and recount some of my favorite brides (real and not real!)

Favorite Fictional Brides from the Movies:

Jane Nichols (Katherine Heigl): 27 Dresses. 

I loved her dress, the yellows, and the beach – and the 27 bridesmaids in the most ridiculous outfits ever.









Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker): Sex in the City

At the one that counted … not the huge Vivienne Westwood, bird on her head hoopla – just her vintage suit, Something Blue Manolos, and Big.










Fraulein Maria (Julie Andrews): The Sound of Music

Oh Fraulein – if the nuns could see you now (Oh they can – through the gate!)  marrying a Captain and gaining a singing children’s troupe all in one day!







Annie Banks (Kimberly Williams-Paisley): Father of the Bride (1991)

Sweet, young Annie getting married wearing her basketball sneakers under her dress.








Kay Banks (Elizabeth Taylor): Father of the Bride (1950)

Despite all her Dad’s anxieties over money and the fact she was growing up, Kay made it down the aisle to marry her Buckley.  It was also good practice for Elizabeth Taylor, who after making this film would walk down the aisle eight times in real life.

Favorite Fictional Brides from TV:

Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow): Friends

Not the most “famous” of the friends couples, but I LOVED this dress – actually I loved the coat she had on over it – but I couldn’t find a good picture.  No blizzard was going to ruin this day (not even insane, controlling Monica)








This was one of the funniest episodes episode – eating popcorn and drinking sodas while sitting around in wedding gowns.






Pam (Jenna Fischer): The Office 

Jim and Pam finally make it to their wedding day, but they escape the craziness and elope at Niagra Falls instead – only to return to the church to do the big ceremony for everyone else.  Doesn’t every bride dream of doing this?






Peyton (Hilarie Burton): One Tree Hill

Finally after six years and numerous obstacles (other men -Julian, other women -Lindsay, psycho stalkers, basketball championships, etc etc ) Lucas and Peyton finally said “I do” with Brooke as Maid of Honor, Haley as the officiator and a baby on board.








Donna (Tori Spelling): Beverly Hills 90210

He was a nerd, then cool, then too cool, then dated all her friends (even her cousin/sister.)  But the series finally ended with David and Donna taking the plunge.  They were never my favorite couple (he totally belonged with Valerie) and it’s an awful message to send the kids (you’ll marry who you lose your virginity to) but hey – I loved the show and I was just glad they didn’t do the old – calling it off at the alter TV thing (Brandon and Kelly, I’m talking to you.)









aww – look at how far they came… I couldn’t resist …









Favorite Brides from Reality (NOT Reality TV – NO Kardashians or Bachelor / Bachelorettes here!!)

Grace Kelly









Carolyn Bessette Kennedy









Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi – They share my exact wedding anniversary – 08/16/2008 – Happy four years Ellen and Portia!









Kate Middleton









and of course, my #1, Princess Diana… this is my favorite picture.









And the best wedding cakes, hands down, goes to Because I Said So:











Cake Pictures taken from Deliciously Noted


Who are some of your favorite brides? Which dresses are most memorable to you from TV, the movies, or real life? Leave me a comment and let me know!  Have a great day!

4 thoughts on “Most Memorable Brides

  1. Cynthia Dartley says:

    LOVE SJP’s shoes when she married BIG. I also read about a very clever woman who served pancakes with different types of home made syrups at her wedding reception. Love that idea …

  2. Sarah says:

    I love the song that plays during Peyton and Lucas’s wedding, I can’t help tearing up when I hear it…I think it’s a cover of “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You.”

    Sigh! 🙂

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