Going to the Chapel
The marriage between two people is one of life’s major moments, and June has consistently been the most popular month for weddings to take place. Wedding celebrations often bring out both the best and the worst behavior among family and friends. As a result, weddings have always been a popular theme in movies. Whether you are interested in watching a romantic love story, or a behind the scenes look at the competiveness and rivalry that weddings sometimes bring out, we have lots of great wedding movies in our AV department. They are fun to watch and are sure to make you realize what a special event a wedding can be.
One of my all-time favorite wedding movies is Father of the Bride, a charming look at the changing relationship between a father and his only daughter as she plans her wedding and prepares to leave home. We have both the original Spencer Tracy version and the one starring Steve Martin, and both are excellent. Martin Short is hilarious as the wedding planner hired to coordinate the event, in the Steve Martin version.
Julia Roberts stars in My Best Friend’s Wedding, the story of a young woman who suddenly becomes interested in marrying her closest male friend the minute he asks someone else to marry him. Julia Roberts will try anything to stop Cameron Diaz from becoming the bride. In Wedding Crashers, Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn play two single men in the habit of crashing weddings to meet single women. When Wilson falls for a bridesmaid at one of the weddings he has to convince her that his feelings for her are genuine before she can find out the truth about his wedding crashing days.
27 Dresses, starring Katherine Heigl , is the story of Jane, a woman who has been a bridesmaid 27 times and is now faced with watching her younger sister marry the man Jane has secretly been in love with. Last year, Bridesmaids, written by and starring Kristin Wiig was a huge box office smash. Ms. Wiig plays a maid of honor competing with one of the bridesmaids over who is actually the bride’s best friend. Nominated for two Academy Awards, with Bridesmaids, Ms. Wiig proved that an all-female comedy can be a success.
These are some of my favorite wedding movies, but we have many more in our collection, from Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride to Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia! Congrats and best wishes to all of those either celebrating a wedding this month or a June anniversary.