So I'm sitting here listening to my husband recite The Great Rock 'N Roll Swindle and I was pondering movie weddings. I've been trying for a couple of days to come up with a list, my personal favorite top 8 movie weddings, sorry, I just couldn't come up with 10... in no particular order so far I have:
The Princess Bride ~ I have a special place in my heart for the wedding scene "Mawwaige...." after Rachel let me know she'd been secretly thinking of opening my wedding with that line. I always loved this movie, and this scene just kills me.
The African Queen: Having watched this film recently because the DVD was just released with much hubub, I remembered how sweet the wedding was. It wasn't until recently I learned they put the wedding scene in to ward off censors. I always thought it was cute. I like to think it added something.
Pirates of the Carribbean At Worlds End: Having been married by a pirate myself, I can confess there's something appealing about the wedding in this film. What's not to love here? Swords, check....pirates, check....love defying all, check. I like it, it appeals to my sense of adventure, and isn't that what marriage really is? A wonderous great adventure.
Four Weddings and a Funeral: For sheer hilarity I love the opening scene of this film. The fact that the first 5 minutes are one character swearing, kills me. The opening wedding is one of my favorites, followed closely by the wedding ceremony performed by Rowan Atkinson. His verbal screw-ups are hilarious and side splitting.
Because the bride stumbles down the aisle and the movie covers the chaos of a wedding perfectly. Forgetting birthdays, family sleep overs and over crowded strangeness....sounds like a wedding to me.
The Wedding Singer: I love Steve Buscemi singing True by Spandau Ballet. What's not to love here, it's a movie all about living in the 1980s and loving.
The Graduate: Dustin Hoffman interrupting the wedding. 'nuff said. It's film history.
Love Actually: I love love love the idea of getting married to The Beatles' All You Need is Love. The wedding in this movie is as sweet as any.
In and Out: Because Kevin Kline and Tom Selleck are cute together in their tuxes and I love a gay wedding. Also, Kline's dancing scene is one of my favorite movie moments. I also love seeing a pissed off Joan Cusack drinking to Patsy Cline's Crazy in her wedding dress.