This past weekend, my friends and I traveled to Smugglers Notch in Vermont to do some skiing and snowboarding. Well, they participated in the Winter activities and I sat in my cozy studio by the fire watching a marathon of wedding movies. You know, for inspiration. It was then, probably after my fourth cup of hot chocolate (mini marshmallows, natch) that I had a brilliant idea to recap the Top 10 Wedding movies of all time. Believe me, it was a very hard decision to make and I had to make room for some honorable mentions as well.
1.) My Big FAT Greek Wedding-- Naturally, this had to be in the Top 10. It is the perfect illustration the lengths some families go through to get their girl married.
2.) Wedding Crashers--OK, so it has "wedding" in the title, but Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are HILARIOUS in this movie. Sorry, I'm not sorry I love this movie so much.
3.) Bridesmaids-- This movie, for me, hit way too close to home. None of my bridesmaids get a long so it should be one VERY interesting journey to the altar.
4.) Runaway Bride--Classic Julia Roberts, and she's reunited with Richard Gere. I can't get enough of this one.
5.) My Best Friend's Wedding-- Another appearance by Julia Roberts on this countdown! This time she plays the best friend, not the bride. Cameron Diaz is adorable in this movie. One of my absolute faves.
6.) Father of the Bride--Mind you, I saw this when I was VERY little. I can picture my Dad going through the same motions that Steve Martin did.
7.) 27 Dresses-- I have to remind my fiance to add "Benny & the Jets" to our Wedding Playlist just so we can reenact the scene with Katherine Heigl and James Marsden in the bar. P.S. some of those dresses are HIDEOUS.
8.) Bride Wars-- My MOH and I always compared ourselves to Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway in this movie, but this movie proves the trials and tribulations brides go through to get the BEST wedding possible.
9.) Made of Honor--These days its not uncommon to see men as "maids." McDreamy takes it to the next level by attempting to stop the wedding of Michelle Monaghan's character, Hannah.
10.) License to Wed--I'm a huge fan of all of the main characters: Robin Williams, Mandy Moore and John Krasinski. In this hilarious movie Williams' character puts Krasinski and Moore through a grueling marriage prep course, I'm just thankful I don't have to participate.
The Wedding Singer--Adam Sandler at his finest.
The Wedding Planner--Massimo steals the movie.
American Wedding--Just for the sheer awkwardness of it all.