Fifty Shades Freed (2018)
Miss Steele became Mrs. Grey (Dakota Johnson) in this elegant off-the shoulder gown with long lace sleeves — and no handcuffs in sight!
New Girl (2016)
Jess (Zooey Deschanel) pulled a bit of wedding magic when she remade the hideous light-up monstrosity that Cece (Hannah Simone) bought on a champagne-fueled shopping trip. The resourceful maid of honor turned the dress inside-out and added a gold lace overlay, incorporating elements of Indian style into the updated gown to honor Cece’s heritage.
Marie Antoinette (2006)
In Sofia Coppola’s candy-colored, teen-soundtracked biopic, Kirsten Dunst’s Marie Antoinette wore a beribboned wedding dress fit for a doomed French dauphine. Presumably, she let her guests eat cake.
Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones (2002)
The Queen of Naboo (Natalie Portman) married her beloved Jedi apprentice (Hayden Christensen) in an absolutely otherworldly gown, topped with an intricately beaded hooded veil. Bummer about that whole dark side thing!
Gossip Girl (2012)
Forget the princess dress Blair (Leighton Meester) wore when she married Louis, an actual prince. She looked most like herself — and like a true, happy bride — when she finally wed her bad-boy love Chuck (Ed Westwick) in the Gossip Girl series finale wearing this breathtaking long-sleeved blue gown by Elie Saab.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Dorothy Shaw (Jane Russell) and Lorelei Lee (Marilyn Monroe) walk down the aisle at the end of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes delivering a short reprise of their introductory number. “At last we won the big crusade,” they sing. “Looks like we finally made the grade!” Surely they’re not talking about their dopey new husbands but their matching long-sleeved tea-length gowns by William Travilla.
Prince William and Catherine Middleton (2011)
The world waited with breathless anticipation and the soon-to-be Duchess of Cambridge did not disappoint. There was a collective gasp as Kate stepped out in a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen stunner, a dress made with ivory and white satin gazar, with an ivory silk tulle veil, and an 8-foot-plus train. As EW’s unofficial Royals editor Kristen Baldwin put it, ”Most perfect wedding dress ever.”
Bride Wars (2009)
As best friends turned bridal rivals in this comedy, Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson battled over every little thing about their big day. The drama certainly turned ugly… but at least the gowns started out gorgeous.
Mamma Mia! (2008)
The layered lacy frock that Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) wore to her un-nuptials was the perfect match for the Greek island setting.
27 Dresses (2008)
Tess (Malin Akerman) may have been some bitch who cut up her mom’s wedding dress, but not even her distraught sister (Katherine Heigl) could disagree that the end result was pretty fantastic. It was both sweet and sexy —and with bonus pockets! Too bad she never got to wear it down the aisle with Ed Burns’ onscreen entrepreneur.
Sex and the City: The Movie (2008)
Simple, classic and elegant: You couldn’t always use those words to describe Sarah Jessica Parker’s fashion choices as Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City. But the vintage suit she wore when she wed Mr. Big at City Hall was the epitome of tasteful. Bird hat not included.
Ugly Betty (2008)
Who knew evil could be so elegant? The Vera Wang number Wilhelmina Slater (Vanessa Williams) wore when she tricked Bradford Meade into marrying her was so sophisticated that she even managed to out-glam bridesmaid Posh Spice.
She started out as a cartoon princess, so we won’t hold it against Giselle (Amy Adams) that the gown she wore throughout most of Enchanted was exactly what we thought wedding dresses were supposed to be… when we were five.
We’re not sure if it was the snow or the presence of Paul Rudd, but something about seeing Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) in her winter wedding gown made us teary.
Sex and the City (2003)
Even though everything went wrong — from the ink smudge on her wedding announcement to Miranda’s fiery toast — the Badgley Mischka wedding dress that Charlotte (Kristen Davis) wore on her second trip down the aisle was flawless (wine stain included) with delicate capped sleeves and a finely beaded bodice.
Father of the Bride (1991)
There was something sweetly demure about Annie’s (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) traditional dress. But our favorite part? The custom-made bridal sneakers she wore underneath.
The Princess Bride (1987)
Only Robin Wright as Buttercup could look this ethereal in a princessy empire-waisted gown while being forced down the aisle to almost marry a man she despises.
The Sound of Music (1965)
When Maria (Julie Andrews) returns to the abbey — this time as Captain Von Trapp’s bride — nothing could be more breathtaking than her cathedral train filling the church aisle.
Funny Face (1957)
Long before Carrie Bradshaw mainstreamed the tutu, the original goddess of style, Audrey Hepburn, flaunted this modern ballerina gown as Jo Stockton dancing dreamily with Fred Astaire.
Prince Charles and Diana Spencer (1981)
Poofy princess sleeves and all, hers was a dress that would be mimicked in countless weddings thereafter — though probably not on the same scope. Princess Diana’s ivory silk taffeta and antique lace dress had 10,000 hand sewn pearls, was made of 40 yards of fabric, and had 25 foot long cathedral train.