Wedding Dress Inspiration from the Big Screen

Sex and the City Wedding Dress

When a movie script includes a wedding scene, Hollywood often calls on the big name wedding dress designers to create custom confections to make us swoon. Here are some recent beauties from the big screen to inspire you on your wedding dress search.

Sex and the City

This avant garde Vivienne Westwood wedding dress is not an easy one to pull off, with the exaggerated neckline and full skirt, but as Carrie Bradshaw in the Sex and the City movie, Sarah Jessica Parker is stunning!

Bride Wars

Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway’s characters opt for two totally different, but equally stunning, Vera Wang wedding dresses in Bride Wars. Anne’s dress is timeless elegance at it’s best, with the off the shoulder neckline and fit and flare style, while Kate’s is princess perfection with the tulle ballgown skirt, cathedral length veil and lavender ribbon sash.


Twi-hards went crazy for Bella Swan’s Carolina Herrera wedding dress, worn for her wedding to vampire Edward. The column gown featured long sleeves, an illusion back with lace accents and a row of tiny buttons all the way down the back.

The Vow

Rachel McAdams showed off her unique style in The Vow with a short, blush wedding dress with organza flower embellishment designed by Betsey Johnson. We love the look if you can get past the cupcake veil!

Legally Blonde 2

Reese Witherspoon’s iconic character Elle Woods tied the knot in Legally Blonde 2 this simple blush Reem Acra gown. I love the ruching at the waist and flowing skirt.

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

While this movie may not have been the most memorable, Jennifer Garner’s Manual Mota gown is! From the delicate lace, strapless neckline and drop waist, the look is classic and beautiful.

What are some of your favorite wedding dresses from the movies?

{Images via MGMSummit Pictures, Sony Pictures, New Line Cinema}

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  1. Caitlin

    I LOVE your dress, and veil! Is the veil also Vera? I’d like to look for something similar for my upcoming wedding.

    Thanks for sharing your gorgeous pics!

  2. Cindy

    Love this!!!! Any idea as to how much this dress is?

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  4. ana

    You looked beautiful! Did you wear spanx or something under the dress? I am also going to wear a mermaid and i dont know what to wear underneath since the spanx i have seen are too short or have some seams that can show through.

    • WhitneyPress

      Thanks Ana! Spanx didn’t work with this dress because of those pesky seams that showed through in the middle. I found a similar “shaper” that was completely seamless and went up to the bottom of my bust at Saks Fifth Avenue. I would recommend going to a department store and trying on a few different brands to see what fits best and doesn’t have seams. Good Luck!

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