From Buttercup to Bella Swan; these dresses were perfection!
Movies are so much a part of peoples’ lives today. The characters are so realistic that they make their audience care about them, relate with them, and feel their emotions. The movie makers put so much effort into bringing these characters to life that they actually appear real.
We have loved so many of these fictional characters because they resonate with who we are. The on-screen weddings are no different. Couture designers have created some really jaw-dropping dresses for the fictional brides that suited their personalities in the best possible way. May it be the stylish dress of Carrie Bradshaw or the dreamy dress of Bella Swan; these creations were hauntingly beautiful and inspired many real brides to recreate the look. Here are some of the most iconic on-screen wedding dresses we gathered, and we will continue to tell you what makes them so special.
When we were kids (even as adults), Buttercup and Westly were #goals. The baby blue wedding dress worn by Robin Wright as the princess was perfect as the movie itself. It was designed by Phyllis Dalton, and though it appeared plain, it's more elaborate on a closer look. Covered in flowers that appear silver, gives the dress the right amount of fairy tale and feminine appeal.
Shari Headly donned on a very tricky bridal dress with an effortless charm that’s her signature. As Lisa McDowell tied the knot in Coming to America, she looked so amazing in a dress that could easily look like a cupcake on anyone else. The costume designer Deborah Landis used cheap tulle to create a dress that was made special because of the way the actress carried it. The sexy gold dress that she wore later in the movie was equally breathtaking.
Gwyneth Paltrow wore a lovely silk crepe dress that had embroidered net sleeves, with an empire waist. The dress became an instant success after the movie. The costume designer admitted her happiness at launching a new trend while saying it was created for perfect framed girls, as it is not a very forgiving silhouette.
The reimaging of the classic Romeo Juliet, starring Leo DiCaprio had a lot going for it. Notwithstanding a romantic wedding dress worn by Claire Danes as Juliet Capulet. It was a simple silk dress with delicate button detailing with matching gloves. The Costume Designer Catherine Martin has a wide known love for the buttons and trims.
One of the five, equally beautiful bridal gowns of the cold-footed bride Maggie, this dress were designed by Amsale Aberra. The off-shoulder, lace embroidered gown was pretty spectacular for a final I do, in a beautiful meadow.
Another beautiful fairytale dress, worn by the Princess Mia Thermopolis of Genovia, is a royally beautiful lace gown, designed by Gary Jones. The Train of the dress, and veil; was all very poised and dignified. Besides, Anne Hathaway does look great in everything she wears.
Kristen Dusnet steeped into the rather difficult shoes of the French Queen Marie Antoinette in the movie of the same name. The Queen was notorious for her exaggerated ways, and her real wedding gown was a decadent design, covered in diamonds. This dress and others used in the film version were created by Milena Canonero and won her the best costume design award.
Carrie Bradshaw is one of the TV’s most memorable characters. The fashion savvy blogger (played by Sarah Jessica Parker) wore a Vivienne Westwood gown that was a sight to behold. The emerald feathered head accessory also incurred avid interest. A modest version of this dress was sold out within hours.
Emily Bunt’s wedding dress, for when she played Queen Victoria had to be kept authentic. The designer Sandy Powell used both vintage and contemporary fabrics for the dress to replicate the original. She went to study the original dress in Kensington Palace as well. The dress was perfect for the five feet tall Victoria’s frame, and the movie version was as close to the real thing, down to the jewels and lace.
A magical universe required a magical dress. For the wedding of the eldest Weasley to Fleur Delacour, the actress Clemence Posey wore an organza ensemble with a pair of phoenixes embroidered, with a heart-shaped silhouette. The dress was designed by Jany Temime, and she went on record saying that the phoenixes are eternal like love.
The legendary designer of pure elegance; Carolina Herrera was called upon by the author Stephenie Meyer to design the dress of Bella Swan. The dress was created in six months to create the custom crepe satin dress, vowed with the French Chantilly lace. The back row of buttons, and tiniest perfect details of the dress; made it one of the most remarkable dress to be ever created for a fictional character.
Paige from the vow was just a girl next door. And no wonder a simple, sweet and pink strapless dress was created for her. The teacup skirt with floral and pearl details was as romantic as the film itself. It was just the dress for an intimate wedding.
Okay, this was quite a dress. Julia Roberts was the Evil Queen in the artful remake of the Snow White. This dress was the biggest dress Julia ever wore for a wedding (and wore quite a few). Designer Eiko Ishioka made this almost 6 inches wide dress by hand. It was created from 25-35 yards of fabric, with wired cages and corsets. It weighed close to 60 pounds and was as OTT as they come.
The ’20s were a decade for the sheath dresses, and glitzy fashion that made a comeback after the 2013 release of the movie; The Great Gatsby. The dress was worn by Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan). Even though it was only a flashback, Costume Designer Catherine Martin went all out. It was a beaded frock with a feathered headdress. This movie got her the second Oscar for the costume design.
Even if for a show, Katniss Everdeen’s wedding dress was something to behold. Designed by Tex Saverio, it had an organza corset under a metallic cage, with a tiered organza and chiffon ruffle skirt.
The Cinderella is a genre in wedding dresses all by itself, and there is a reason for it. Many incarnations of the Cinderella’s wedding dress have been created over the dresses, but this one worn by the Lily James is too perfect for words. It’s beige, long-sleeved silk organza gown, with hand painted flowers. It has nothing on the flashy ball gown, but an entirely different, equally glamorous dress. It was designed by Sandy Powell.