Planning a wedding is taxing and time-consuming. You spend hours scanning Pinterest and scouring magazines for inspiration, but have you ever thought of taking your research to the next level? Look no further than the screen, big or small, for images and ideas you can imitate for your own special day.
From venues to decorations, these swoon-worthy on-screen weddings will invigorate and inspire your own wedding plans. There’s a TV show or movie that showcases every type of wedding imaginable, for every type of couple imaginable. Here are 8 memorable on-screen wedding scenes you’ll definitely want to steal ideas from.
1. Sex and the City
While Big and Carrie’s New York nuptials didn’t work out, the wedding would’ve been exquisite. Aside from Carrie’s Vivienne Westwood dress and blue feather tucked in her veil, the venue itself lends to the beauty of the big day. What is more glamorous and iconic than a wedding celebration at the New York Public Library. The building is historic, with architecture to die for. Choosing a unique wedding venue can really make your big day unforgettable.
You may remember Bridesmaids for the hilarious wedding dress shopping scene, or the part on the airplane. But, while it may be a little over the top, the wedding itself has a lot of ideas you can steal. For the couple who loves to party, look no further than the Bridesmaids ceremony. There’s fountains, lasers, fog machines, and live music. Take some inspiration from this film, and you’re sure to throw the party of a lifetime.
3. How I Met Your Mother
On the other end of the spectrum, there’s Marshall and Lily’s wedding in the comedic sitcom How I Met Your Mother. For the minimalist couple who enjoys peace and quiet, this scene will steal your heart. From the intimate ceremony, the tranquil backdrop, and the simplistic feel of the single acoustic guitar, it is a wedding for the books.
4. Mamma Mia!
If you’re dreaming of a destination wedding, you MUST watch Mamma Mia! Talk about romantic. Sophie and Sky’s ceremony is elegant and exquisite and will definitely leave you wanting to escape to the Greek isles for your nuptials. From the soft glow of the lanterns and string lights to the unparalleled backdrop, Mamma Mia! is full of awe-inspiring vibes.
5. Downton Abbey
Vintage lovers, rejoice! The ideas from Mary and Matthew’s wedding are anything but modern and mainstream. Their wedding is regal and rare, from the horse-drawn carriage entrance to the attire to the classic church vibe. You’re sure to get some extraordinary ideas from this Downton Abbey wedding.
6. Twilight: Breaking Dawn
Calling all free spirits! No matter how you feel about the Twilight series, there’s no doubt that Bella and Edward’s outdoor wedding ceremony is beyond compare. It’s timeless, natural, and otherworldly. It’s an absolute jaw-dropping dream for nature lovers and creative spirits everywhere. From the tree canopy to the flowers and unending strands of lights, you will fall in love with this on-screen wedding.
7. Parks and Recreation
For all those last-minute, spontaneous couples, check out this creative wedding scene from Parks and Recreation. When things go wrong (and something is bound to) you have to be able to think on your toes. Leslie and Ben happen to have a great group of friends that help put together this DIY office wedding, but you can pull off this crafty creation just about anywhere. If you’re strapped for cash or are a terrible planner, look no further. Parks and Recreation will give you plenty of last-minute, DIY wedding ideas.
8. Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows Part I
Magical. Bewitching. Sensual. These are the best words to describe Bill and Fleur’s intimate wedding in The Deathly Hallows Part I. From the tent under the stars to the dark, dramatic colors and decorations, this wedding is anything but ordinary. For all those unique, mystical couples out there, be sure to feast your eyes on these ethereal vibes.
Wedding research doesn’t have to be so stressful! Kick back and start streaming these swoon-worthy on-screen weddings for the ultimate inspiration. Research and relaxation is the new Netflix and chill for your all your pre-celebration preparation. Enjoy!