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- The Princess Bride (1987): We imagine Princess Buttercup was all, "Let's take a prom style photograph in front of this woodsy backdrop," and Wesley was like, "As you wish."
- Father of the Bride (1991): This dress was perfect after all the angsty build-up, but who could forget the white tennis skirt she wears as she's whisked off to her honeymoon. The '90s!
- The Razor's Edge (1946): Something old (see: release date), something borrowed from Oleg Cassini, and something poofy on your head, courtesy of Gene Tierney.
- Funny Face (1957): Fashion, photography, Paris, and this sartorially perfect bridal moment—of course Audrey Hepburn is behind this one.
- Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones (2002): That moment when young boys everywhere suddenly couldn't wait to get married.
- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953): Marilyn's other white dress.
- My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002): Strip weddings of all their mystery, add a boatload of makeup, a pimple, and like 80 cousins, and you get an iconic Greek wedding.
- Father of the Bride (1950): Elizabeth Taylor, everyone. 'Nough said.
- Sound of Music (1965): The reason 99.9% of all women dream about their wedding day. Hopefully minus the Nazis.
- The Young Victoria (2009): Ruling a kingdom is hard. But the clothing perks are super.
- The Age of Innocence (1993): The film won an Academy Award for Costume Design and still Winona Ryder couldn't win over Daniel Day-Lewis.
- Runaway Bride (1999): Finally the world gets to see Julia Roberts marry Richard Gere.
- The Notebook (2004): The most resilient wedding dress in the roundup—free falling backwards might actually be the best way to show off the lace.
- Marie Antoinette (2006): This movie was pure style-porn, and this stunner is the hardcore version.
- The Good Shepherd (2006): Murder, intrigue, and Angelina Jolie in period costume. What else could you want out of a wedding day?
- Enchanted (2007): Fairy tales will come true if you believe in shoulder puffs this big.
- Sex and the City (2008): This Vivienne Westwood dress was a game changer, and then Carrie lost. And then she won. And then they made a sequel. Marriage!
- 27 Dresses (2008): Always the bridesmaid and that one time the bride.
- Mamma Mia (2008): This is a dress that says, "I don't give a rat's ass who my father is (but I kind of hope it's Colin Firth)."
- When in Rome (2010): Maybe not an iconic movie wedding moment, but a New Yorker can dream.
- Breaking Dawn Part One (2011): Say what you will about Kristen Stewart, no amount of cursing and/or awkward poses could ruin this stunning mesh-backed gown.
- Bridesmaids (2011): Nothing compares to a Lady Saint Petsois JuJu. Not even Wilson Phillips. Ok, maybe Wilson Phillips, but definitely not free puppies.
Would girls dream of their wedding if it weren't for all the magical movie brides planting those perfect-wedding-dress seeds? Probably. But these 23 iconic wedding moments in the gallery above certainly offer some fodder. And even if it's not your style to plan out the whole ceremony before you've met a guy you'd like to have a second date with, the sartorial elegance (or hilarity) of each of these gowns—from Funny Face to Bridesmaids—is enough to make any girl dream. Enjoy, along with our commentary, above.
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