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Ask SEG: Best Movie Wedding Moments

The 90th annual Academy Awards take place this Sunday in Los Angeles, honoring the year’s best films. Inspired by this celebration of all things cinema, the Saphire Event Group team wanted to get in on the fun by highlighting some of their personal favorite wedding movie moments. Check out their picks below!

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Emma T.
Event Producer
The Villa

“My favorite wedding movie is My Big Fat Greek Wedding.  No matter how many times I watch this movie, it just keeps getting funnier. The part where the families meet each other for the first time and experience each other’s cultures is so entertaining (I’ll never hear the words ‘bundt cake’ again and not let out a giggle). Even though they drive her nuts sometimes, Toula’s extended relatives are just so sweet. I love the emphasis that the movie puts on having your family involved in the wedding planning process, no matter how crazy it may get!”

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Emily H.
Sales Manager
Saphire Estate

“My favorite wedding scene is a classic – Cinderella and Prince Charming! I saw it when I was six years old, and it was the first time that I had seen the whole ‘happily ever after’ concept brought to life. Cinderella is the ultimate optimist – despite her circumstances, she always looks towards the bright side, no matter what. And it goes to show you that deep down, every girl aspires to be a princess on her wedding day. Also, is there any bigger wedding shoe inspo than a glass slipper? That image will continue to influence brides until the end of time!”

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Ashley G.
Senior Sales Manager
The Villa

“I may be in my mid-thirties, but my favorite wedding scene (and I mean like, catch my breath it’s so gorgeous scene) is in Twilight: Breaking Dawn. The song “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri, which has quickly become one of the most popular ceremony instrumentals, still gives me goosebumps. Plus that long-sleeved Carolina Herrera wedding dress Bella wears is to die for. P.S. TEAM EDWARD! My favorite wedding movie of all time would have to be Father of the Bride, because who didn’t love Franck Eggelhoffer (Martin Short) and George Banks’ (Steve Martin) meltdown in the grocery store?! The line ‘I am removing the superfluous buns!’ always makes me laugh.”

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Lindsay S.
Marketing & Social Media Manager
Saphire Event Group

“Even though though they didn’t go through with it (spoiler alert!) one of my favorite wedding scenes is from Sweet Home Alabama when Melanie & Andrew were supposed to tie the knot at the southern plantation. I loved Reese Witherspoon’s look so much that it inspired me to wear a fascinator in my hair and a mermaid-style dress for my own wedding. Even though she got her gown soaked in the rain when she finally reconnected with Jake, her childhood love on the beach, it still looked amazing! I also thought it was cute at the end that they finally celebrated their ‘wedding’ at the local bar, with all their friends, a jukebox, and a Rock’em Sock-em Robot cake topper. ”

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Madison K.
Event Producer/Sales Coordinator
Saphire Estate

“My favorite wedding movie is Mamma Mia. I grew up loving musical theater, and this film is so visually stunning – it makes you feel like you are in Greece when you watch it! I like that it’s a different kind of love story, and a fun look at the last few days before walking down the aisle. My favorite scene is when they’re getting ready for the wedding, and Sophie and her mom Donna (played by the amazing Meryl Streep, who proved in this movie she can literally take on any role) have this special moment that only a mother and daughter can have. It shows how unbreakable their bond is.”

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Kristen C.
Sales Manager
The Villa

Bride Wars! The movie is perfectly cast with Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson as ‘frenemies.’ They also both wear the most amazing Vera Wang dresses in the film. It even stars a pre-Marvel Chris Pratt as one of their unlikable fiancés – a big departure for him since he’s become such a beloved actor since then. I love that the plot is different from your typical wedding movie, with the girls competing with each other after their events are booked on the same day at the iconic Plaza Hotel. It’s hysterical & a great movie to watch with your girlfriends, probably as a cautionary tale of how not to act when you’re planning a wedding!”

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Sandra U.
Event Producer
Saphire Estate

“My favorite wedding movie is My Big Fat Greek Wedding. My best friend growing up was Greek and her family is almost identical to the family in the movie. There are so many iconic scenes in the film that always makes me laugh (the Windex!), but it also pulls at your heartstrings when you realize how much the family cares about each other. I keep wondering if those poofy blue bridesmaid dresses will come back in style… but truthfully, they’re probably better off left on-screen. Gotta give those ladies props for committing to a head-to-toe look!”

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Hillary W.
Production Manager
Saphire Event Group

“So many movies come to my mind! One of my favorites is 27 Dresses – Katherine Heigl’s character fits me to a T! I have been a bridesmaid at many weddings… I actually might be almost up to 27! Another one of my favorites is Bride Wars. So many hilarious scenes mixed with my love of wedding planning. The funniest parts are when Liv changes the spray tan level and Emma looks like an Oompa Loompa, or when Emma messes with Liv’s hair dye and her hair turns blue. This movie makes me think, well at least I’ve never run into these situations!”

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Owners
Saphire Event Group

“We love The Wedding Date! The chemistry between the two main characters is fantastic, the locations (London and the English countryside) are some of our favorites. The actual wedding in the church with all of the traditional English elements is beyond romantic. Plus, the movie has some really funny moments and the characters make it so different from the traditional wedding!  There is a little bit of heartbreak, a little comedy, a lot of romance and even a happily ever after!  The score features a lot of Michael Bublé songs, and his music is so perfect for this film. Our favorite song by Maroon Five, ‘Secrets’ is in there too. It’s a must-see!”

What did we miss? Let us know your favorite wedding movie moments in the comments below!

By: Lindsay Scouras