Close-Up Culture name our 75 favourite film weddings of all time. Tantrums, stunning settings, last-minute drama, cake fights, spell-binding romance – this list has it all.
75) Live And Let Die
During Live And Let Die’s spectacular boat chase scene, James Bond interrupts a wedding in typically flashy style.
74) Old School
Beanie amusingly sows seeds of doubt at his best friend’s wedding.
73) Sweet Home Alabama
Melanie unleashes a big right hook as her wedding with Andrew goes completely off the rails.
72) The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King
The hobbit heroes watch on as Samwise gets married to Rose.
71) Sixteen Candles
Jacked up on painkillers, bride Ginny struggles to make it down the aisle in this silly wedding scene.
70) Little Mermaid
With the blessing of Triton, Ariel and Eric marry on a ship and are waved off by a crowd of mermaids. A classic Disney ending.
69) Les Misérables
Marius and Cosette wed before visiting Jean Valjean in his dying moments.
68) The Best Man
There’s no shortage of tears and awkward glances as Lance and Mia get married.
67) Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones
Attack Of The Clones ends with a gorgeous shot of Anakin and Padme’s secret wedding. How does it feel knowing that Darth Vader had a more romantic wedding than you?
66) Much Ado About Nothing
Claudio embarrasses his would-be bride Hero, other wedding guests and (let’s be honest) himself in this shocking ceremony.
65) American Wedding
High school sweethearts Michelle and Jim tie the knot in a lovely ceremony, all while Stifler squirms over his closet fling with Jim’s grandmother.
64) When Harry Met Sally
Harry and Sally share awkward eye contact, and later an argument, at Jess and Marie’s wedding.
63) Bride Wars
Emma and Liv trade blows as their feud simmers over on their wedding days.
62) Father Of The Bride
George ‘gives away’ his daughter in this touching wedding scene.
61) Think Like A Man
Fireworks go off as Michael and Candace get hitched in Vegas.
60) A Walk To Remember
It’s a tear-jerking affair as Landon and Jamie get hitched in the church where her late mother got married.
59) Love Story
Jenny and Oliver deliver elaborate vows before they marry in an intimate ceremony.
58) The Hangover
Despite severe sun burn and a night of chaos, Doug marries Tracy. The highlight of the wedding, though, is the ridiculous wedding singer.
57) Runaway Bride
This film kicks off with bride Maggie dramatically riding away from her wedding. The movie comes full circle, however, with newlyweds Maggie and Ike riding away to a happier future.
In the dead of night, Wallace and his childhood friend, Murron, get married in secret.
55) The Way You Look Tonight
Maid of honour Jules gives a heartfelt speech at the elaborate wedding between Kimmy and Michael.
54) 27 Dresses
As the title promises, there are 27 bridesmaid dresses on show at the wedding between Kevin and Jane.
53) The Princess And The Frog
Tiana and Naveen marry as frogs and then as humans. Romantic but also thorough.
52) Bridget Jones’s Baby
Bridget and Mark finally tie the knot, bringing this beloved film series to a close.
51) Four Weddings And A Funeral
David’s sign language interruption brings Charles and Henrietta’s wedding ceremony to an abrupt halt.
50) Gone With The Wind
Scarlett is in tears as she weds Charles in front of her true crush, Ashley.
49) Sex And The City
Somewhat predictably, there’s big drama at the wedding between Big (who no-shows) and Carrie. Maybe Big was spending time on his Pelaton…
48) Jerry Maguire
Rod’s hilarious singing delivers the entertainment to Jerry and Dorothy’s wedding.
Hitch ends with a joyous dance scene at Albert and Allegra’s wedding.
46) Bend It Like Beckham
A Sikh wedding and a football match combine for this dramatic sequence in Gurinder Chadha’s film.
45) Moonrise Kingdom
Youngsters Suzy and Sam get hitched in this quirky faux wedding.
44) Nanny McPhee
Nanny McPhee’s magic touch creates a stunning white wedding for Cedric and Evangeline.
43) Ready Or Not
Grace endures disapproving stares as she marries Alex in a classy ceremony. Little does Grace know her in-laws don’t just want to look daggers at her, they want to throw them at her too.
42) Four Weddings And A Funeral
Father Gerald steals the show with his verbal mishaps during Lydia and Bernard’s wedding.
41) Coming To America
At this royal wedding, Akeem is elated when he lifts the veil to reveal his bride is Lisa.
40) A Star Is Born
Cake fights and a dramatic teardrop are the highlights of a sweet impromptu wedding for Ally and Jackson.
After all the bridesmaid drama, Lillian and Doug enjoy a dazzling wedding and a crowd-pleasing live performance by Wilson Phillips.
38) Calamity Jane
A double wedding and a jolly musical number are the finale of Calamity Jane.
37) Sense and Sensibility
Willoughby watches on from a distance as Marianne and Elinor share a beautiful wedding.
Emma and George can’t contain their grins as they have a stylish and intimate wedding.
35) Mamma Mia
There are three dads of the bride, a singalong and utter chaos at the wedding between Sophie and Sky (well, actually Donna and Sam in the end).
34) Little Women
Meg has a lovely outdoor wedding in front of close friends and family.
With help from Donkey and the Dragon, Shrek interrupts Lord Farquaad’s showy wedding to declare his love for Fiona.
The unforgettable opening of Up takes us through Carl and Ellie’s life together, including their adorable wedding.
31) The Princess Bride
Montoya and Westley sneak into the castle and stop the Princess’s unwanted ‘mawage’ ceremony.
30) My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Toula and Ian finally make it down the aisle, before getting an incredible gift from Gus.
29) Monsoon Wedding
Two weddings in the rain bring a close to Mira Nair’s film.
There’s a delightful, and iconic, musical number as Curly and Laurey are married.
27) Promising Young Woman
Al’s woodland wedding is interrupted by some mysterious text messages and police sirens – all part of a bitter-sweet revenge plot.
26) On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
James Bond and Tracy have a beautiful wedding in a Portugal, before driving away in an Aston Martin. Let’s ignore what happens next.
25) The Grand Budapest Hotel
Agatha and Zero get married with a gorgeous backdrop of snowy mountains.
24) Forrest Gump
Lieutenant Dan is present as Forrest marries his childhood sweetheart, Jenny, in a sweet ceremony.
23) Corpse Bride
All kinds of ghosts and ghouls gather for the marriage of Emily and Victor. However, this spooky ceremony doesn’t go ahead as advertised.
In this terrifying scene, the Cowboys stroll into town and bring a Mexican wedding to a bloody close.
21) The Wolf Of Wall Street
To quote Jordan, this wedding is ‘something out of a fairy tale.’ In typical Wolf Of Wall Street fashion, it’s completely excessive and incredibly entertaining.
There’s all kinds of drama and turmoil – including an impending cataclysmic disaster – at the lavish wedding between Justine and Michael.
Dusty streets and a live band mark this wonderful outdoor wedding.
Henry and Karen enjoy a glitzy wedding with a fancy cake and lots of gifts. It’s a scene with more significance than many would realise, as pointed out on The Ringer.
17) Blue Valentine
It’s certainly not the flashiest wedding on this list, but you can’t help feeling swept away by the raw love between Cindy and Dean.
16) It Happened One Night
This scene sees Ellie ditch Westley at the altar and scurry to her dad’s getaway car.
15) Love Actually
A surprise singer and choir put smiles on faces in this wedding between Juliet and Peter.
14) The Philadelphia Story
Wedding day shenanigans lead Dexter and Tracy back together.
13) Napoleon Dynamite
The quirkiest wedding on this list features a beautiful serenade and an impressive entrance on a wild honeymoon stallion.
The beautiful wedding of Bella and Edward sent Twilight stans into a frenzy – understandably so.
11) About Time
Rain and wind cause chaos at Tim and Mary’s romantic wedding. It’s so imperfectly perfect that the two decide not to go back in time to change the wedding date.
10) Kill Bill: Vol 2
The Bride is left in a coma when Bill and the Deadly Vipers interrupt her charming chapel wedding.
This double-wedding of mixed emotions is punctuated by a deeply emotional goodbye between five young sisters. A tender and heart-breaking scene.
8) Crazy Rich Asians
Perhaps the most extravagant movie wedding of all time. It’s impossible not be awestruck by this visually spectacular and unique ceremony. Most amazingly, the bride and groom of this wedding aren’t even the lead characters of the film.
Tony and Elvira marry before taking their wedding guests to see the giant tiger chained up in their garden – all part of the iconic ‘Push It To The Limit’ montage. Bonkers but brilliant.
6) The Deer Hunter
This riotously fun wedding party is one of many unforgettable scenes in The Deer Hunter.
5) The Sound Of Music
Maria gets a grand church wedding with the dress, the choir and the bells.
4) The Love Witch
A phoney pagan wedding that, like most of The Love Witch, is utterly bizarre but also an aesthetic delight.
3) The Godfather
A big Italian American wedding kicks off this epic film. Extraordinary viewing.
2) The Graduate
One of the most iconic movie endings of all time sees Benjamin desperately banging on the church glass windows, before wrestling various guests and using a crucifix to lock the doors. Incredible drama and fun.
1) Wild Tales
Joy, heartbreak, anger, cake fights, sex, dancing, and so much more. This emotional roller-coaster of a wedding gifts us one of the most entertaining sequences in cinema history.