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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Why I Love Me A Good Wedding!

Yes, I have not been good about blogging lately. I have been distracted lately, mostly by wedding plans and Fantasy Football. But I will try to be better now. I am married and will find time for this. Being that only a week ago  I celebrated my wedding, I would like to share my favorite Wedding Movies.

10.  Father of the Bride
The 1991 remake of the 1950s classic "Father of the Bride" starring Steve Martin is a comedy about a father having a hard time letting go of his little girl, played by Kimberly Williams. Half the fun is watching George (Martin) handle the stress that comes along with planning a modern, elaborate wedding. Penny-pinching, neurotic George is perfectly balanced by his level-headed wife, Nina (Diane Keaton), and Martin Short steals several scenes as the outrageous, flamboyant wedding planner Frank. I promise you that even if you don’t love this movie, your parents will.

9. My Best Friend's Wedding
One wedding comedy that can't be left off our list is the 1997 hit "My Best Friend's Wedding," starring Julia Roberts. Julianne Potter (Roberts) makes a pact during college with then-boyfriend Michael O'Neil (Dermot Mulroney) that if they're still single by their 28th birthdays, they'll marry each other.
As her 28th birthday approaches, Julianne gets a disappointing phone call from Michael, who announces that he's engaged to young, beautiful Kimberly Wallace (Cameron Diaz). Comedy ensues when Julianne, still in love with Michael, flies to Chicago for the wedding only to be tapped as Kimberly's maid of honor. Julianne accepts, all the while scheming up crazy ways to keep the nuptials from happening.

8. My Big, Fat Greek Wedding
Dowdy, plain Toula (Nia Vardalos) feels like a failure in the eyes of her traditional Greek parents. At 30, she's single and thinks she'll never find a Greek man to settle down with. "My Big, Fat Greek Wedding," released in 2002, is a charming and comedic look into Greek-American culture -- over-the-top stereotypes and all.
When Toula meets shy American Ian Miller (John Corbett), her parents have a hard time accepting the couple. After Ian pops the question, Toula's large Greek family begins interfering with every last wedding detail, making the affair all about their ethnic heritage. In the end, the wedding may be big, but we can promise you that the laughs are even bigger.

7: The Wedding Singer
Everybody appreciates a good '80s flashback. Who doesn't like to reminisce about trends like acid wash jeans, big hair and Day-Glo sweatshirts? The 1998 comedy "The Wedding Singer" is one of the best nostalgia films dedicated to the 1980s, but it's also a classic wedding flick as well.
The year is 1985, and Robbie Hart (Adam Sandler), a wedding singer, meets sweet waitress Julia (Drew Barrymore) at one of his gigs. Both are engaged to the wrong people, and after several humorous events, including a kiss using only "church tongue," the pair discovers they're in love. The ending is one of our favorites; not only does it include a cameo by rock star Billy Idol, but who can resist singing along to Robbie's good-humored ballad "Grow Old with You"?

6: Bride Wars
The 2009 comedy "Bride Wars" is a laugh-out-loud movie perfect for a girls' night with your bridesmaids.
Emma Allen (Anne Hathaway) and Liv Lerner (Kate Hudson) have been best friends since childhood, and both dream of one day walking down the aisle at the glamorous New York City Plaza Hotel. Each girl gets engaged at the same time, but trouble brews as they realize in horror that the Plaza has double-booked their weddings on the same day. Both refuse to change their wedding date, resulting in a battle of the brides so ugly that they resort to everything from hair dye to orange tanning spray as ammunition.

5: Vegas Vacation
Though only partially about wedding, the Griswald family gives us tons of laughs on their Vegas Vacation. As Clark (Chevy Chase) and Ellen (Beverly DeAngelo) go to Vegas to renew their vows, the family hits some bumps and some highs in the road. A simply funny classic film.

4: Bridesmaids
This ‘Hangover for women’ is quite funny. With an incredible cast from top to bottom, this story about a group of bridesmaids lays the setting for some of the funniest scenes in the past decade. Some of our favorites includes puppies, an air marshal and of course a some bridesmaids dresses. I promise you, everyone will enjoy this great flick.

3: Wedding Crashers
"Wedding Crashers" makes the top five because it is just so darn funny. The 2005 comedy stars Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn as womanizers dedicated to their craft; they make sneaking into weddings a pastime. A great supporting cast and some cameos make this just that much better.

2: The Princess Bride
An '80s classic, "The Princess Bride" has sweet Westley uttering, "As you wish" to his beloved Buttercup with great regularity. It is, in fact, all he ever says to the object of his affection. Lest you begin to think this is just a "kissing movie," there is plenty of action, too. Fencing, torture, giants, chases, revenge and a monster or two keep the story moving in a Homer's "Odyssey" kind of way -- which is why it's great for date night with your beau.

1: The Hangover
If your impending nuptials have left you in need of a good laugh, press play for "The Hangover." We know you've probably already seen the 2009 comedy, but it's worth a second sit-through for the belly laughs alone. There's just something so right about losing your soon-to-wed friend during a night of partying in Vegas. Plus, everything turns out OK in the end, which is really the moral of any good wedding movie.

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