The Best Wedding Movie Dresses (2000-Present)
If you’re still looking for that perfect wedding dress, just turn to Hollywood for a little dose of wedding gown inspiration. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite cinematic bridal looks from 2000 to today.
The Wedding Planner (2001): There are a few wedding styles featured in this wedding from Bridgette Wilson’s elegant lacy gown to Jennifer Lopez’ courthouse frock.
Sweet Home Alabama (2002): Reese Witherspoon wears a simple and chic wedding dress with a birdcage veil for her gorgeous southern outdoor wedding.
Star Wars Episode II (2002): Natalie Portman’s Padme wears an intricate, custom made gown for her wedding to Anakin Skywalker.
Legally Blonde 2 (2003): Reese’s Elle Woods wore this blush Reem Acra gown for her wedding to Luke Wilson’s character, but she initially tried on a heavier, more traditional strapless gown.
Princess Diaries 2 (2004): Anne Hathaway looks perfectly regal in this lacy sleeved royal wedding gown custom designed for the movie.
Monster in Law (2005): Jennifer Lopez’s ivory dress by SaeYoung Vu Couture is very simple and chic which she accessorizes with gloves, a floor length veil and a gorgeous flower in her hair.
License to Wed (2007) Although this was not the gown Mandy Moore’s character actually wore on her wedding day, how can you forget the explosion of tulle of this dress?
Marley & Me (2008) Jennifer Aniston donned this satin wedding dress for that beautiful winter wedding scene. The gown is by Florida based designer Carolina Boulton couture.
27 Dresses (2008) Katherine Heigl’s character Jane (left) wore a timeless V-neck Amsale wedding gown specifically designed for the movie. Malin Akerman’s character Tess (right) wore the Reese Dress from Amsale’s Spring 2008 collection.
Sex & The City (2008) Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie tried on an array of amazing dresses by top designers in the movie (if you haven’t seen this Vogue wedding dress clip from the movie, you must!). She ended up with an elaborate champagne silk Vivienne Westwood. Net a Porter carried a shorter version of this dress for $9,800 but was promptly sold out.
The Hangover (2009) Sasha Barresse’s character Tracy Garner wore this strapless silk organza gown “Tyler” by Amsale as she anxiously awaited for her hubby-to-be. The dress, with the sweetheart neckline and natural waist, retails for $3,700.
Bride Wars (2009): Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway both don equally stunning Vera Wang gowns for their New York City weddings in Bride Wars.
The Time Traveller’s Wife (2009) Rachel McAdam’s Claire wore a dress by Lea-Ann Belter Bridal – a silk organza ball gown with custom details when she married her ever-elusive husband played by Eric Bana.
I Love You, Man (2009) J. Crew lent this “Rebecca Dress” for Rashida Jones’ stroll down the aisle. Costume designer Leesa Evan customized it for the movie with a few special touches.
Mamma Mia (2008) Costume designer Anne Roth designed this three tiered silk chiffon and cotton gown. Layered and lacy, this was the perfect look for Amanda Seyfried at her Greek island nuptials.
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009): Not the greatest movie ever made, but we had to include Jennifer Gardner’s ethereal Manuel Mota for Pronovias gown.
When In Rome (2010): Kristen Bell wore “Tyler” by Amsale, which is the same dress worn by Sasha Barresse in “The Hangover”. And Alexis Dziena looked beautiful in “Ava” by Kenneth Pool.
Melancholia (2011): This gown is perfection – from the ruffled bolero to the cleavage enhancing sweetheart neckline to the layers of tulle! Costume designer Manon Rasmussen’s creation was flawless.
Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011): The anticipation behind Kristen Stewart’s Twilight wedding dress rivaled that of Kate Middleton and designer Carolina Herrera certainly did not disappoint with her custom crepe satin and French Chantilly lace rumored to cost $35,000.
The Vow (2012): For her illegal museum wedding to Channing Tatum in The Vow, Rachel McAdams wears an adorable short strapless pink dress with rosettes on the skirt and a blusher veil.