Friday Top Five: Wedding scenes
November 4th, 2011
12:08 PM ET

Friday Top Five: Wedding scenes

It's been a rough week for weddings.

With all of the Kardashian klamor over her divorce - and whether she was paid to have the ceremony; the cost of all of those "fairy tale" accoutrements; and whether E! will continue to play her wedding special over and over even though we all know how that four-hour ode to narcissism ends - we fear we've grown cynical about dear old weddings.

So to revive the love that may have been lost after watching this bridal brouhaha unfold over the past week, we're going to recall happier times with our top five wedding scenes. They don't all take place in front of an altar, but they do all have a wedding theme. Someone throw us a bouquet!

1. "The Godfather" - Francis Ford Coppola set the stage for his 1972 classic with Don Corleone handling business in his study, juxtaposed with the boisterous wedding scene of his daughter's big day.


2. "Father of the Bride" - This scene from the 1991 remake starring Diane Keaton and Steve Martin as the father of bride-to-be Annie (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) is, by rule, included whenever anyone anywhere talks about weddings on film.


3. "The Graduate" - Two words: "Elaine! Elaaaaaaaaine!"


4. "The Princess Bride" - "Mawwiage. Mawwiage is what brings us together today....Mawwiage, that dweam within a dweam....treasure your wuv."


5. "Wedding Crashers" - Not a ceremony per se, but we do get to relish perhaps the most hilarious wedding receptions ever. Someone needs to throw one of these, so we can attend.


We couldn't include all of the memorable wedding moments that movies have offered, so let us know your personal top five in the comments!

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  1. Maya

    I believe most memorable wedding movie is Runaway Bride

    December 9, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. MollyMac

    4 Weddings and a Funeral, It Happened One Night,

    December 8, 2011 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bdhbhd

    Big Trouble In Little China!!

    November 22, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ben

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969). Too bad it starred George Lazenby instead of Sean Connery. If it had Mr. Connery in it, I am sure it would be one of the most famous wedding scenes in the history of the cinema. Diana Rigg is execellent. It's a shame that the only time Sean Connery and Diana Rigg worked together was in A Good Man in Africa. They should have been in an Indiana Jones movie (in a flashback scene).

    November 22, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Drew Hutchinson

    My all time faviort wedding movie and I know alot the guys in their 30s are going to agree with me on this is Wedding Crashers and the best scean in the movie is when John and Jermy arrive at the senator daughter wedding and Jermy saids Let be the brothers from Vermont and John saids I don't know anything about Vermont, and Jermy saids I know alote about vermont and Maple syrup and I love maple. syrup and then we see John McCain in a cameo role as one of the attendies

    November 20, 2011 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Drew Hutchinson

      I am also thinking of a best wedding scean in a tv epsode. Does anyone remember from growing up in the 1980s when Luke Married Laurie in a General Hospital epsode?

      November 21, 2011 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
    • emma

      I think her name was laura and i think it's creepy that a girl would marry a man who raped her.

      December 2, 2011 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  6. Ada

    How about the wedding scene in "Steal Magnolias" leading right to the reception?. I loved the song that played immediately during the reception and the couple that did a dance during another song!!

    November 4, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. VTMaid

    Believe it or not, the "FURT" episode of Glee had one of the sweetest wedding scenes I've ever seen.

    November 4, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |

    How about Rocky and Adrienne?

    November 4, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Anne

    Arthur and Guenivere (sp?) in Camelot....the candles did it for me. Today it would be considered a fire hazard.

    November 4, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  10. James

    Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) in Four Weddings and a Funeral.

    November 4, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jerome

    The Best Man... I didn't think Morris Chestnut's character would make it through the ceremony after finding out his fiancee screwed his best friend.

    November 4, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Wheatley

    How about the 'make believe wedding'; in West Side Story? Pure, sweet romance.

    November 4, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mike

    So I married an axe murderer has a goog one.

    November 4, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  14. BobZemko

    Check out the hard-to-find "A New Leaf" with Walter Matthau. Hilarious film. Criminally ignored.

    November 4, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mary

    My Big Fat Greek Wedding

    November 4, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Leaf on the Wind

    Why would anyone choose the remake of "Father of the Bride" over the original? Seriously? Steve Martin and who-even-remembers-her-name over Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor? Seriously?

    November 4, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • IneedmoreSerenity

      Absolutely – Spencer Tracy's nightmare the night before is a classic and Elizabeth Taylor was the epitome of regal nuptial beauty! Also, is your tag a Wash reference? If so, SHINY!

      November 4, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • lroy

      Well, anyone can Google that. I agree.

      November 4, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • YourMom

      Thanks Grandpa...

      November 4, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Miss Piggy

    The Muppets Take Manhattan!

    November 4, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  18. TimC

    Sixteen Candles

    November 4, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Molly

    Sixteen Candles!

    November 4, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patsy Mariam

      The first time I saw the Sixteen Candles wedding scene, I laughed so hard I almost couldnt breathe.
      That movie never gets old, every 80's baby would agree 🙂

      December 5, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Tony

    You are an idiot. Deer Hunter? Number 2 after Godfather.

    November 4, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Mary W.

    Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay has a great wedding scene which includes the poem "The Square Root of Three" by David Feinberg. It's terrific. (The rest of the movie is awful.) 😉

    November 4, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Jose

    I'm sorry but as much as I love the godfather....I have to say the best has to go the wedding band in Old school....thats classic

    November 4, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  23. BC

    Coming to America...CLASSIC!

    November 4, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pat Mariam

      Coming to America–YES!! Absolutely!! 🙂 She's your Queeeeeen!! 🙂

      December 5, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Sarah

    The American Pie wedding was nice.

    November 4, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Bill

    I second "Love Actually."

    And, how about "The Sound of Music?"

    November 4, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Observer

    "Love Actually"


    November 4, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |

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