Film and Television Wedding Inspiration
Looking for a dose of wedding inspiration?
Films and television have hours and hours of wedding content just sitting there ready to be binged. Whether you’re interested in a regal victorian wedding or something a little more exotic, streaming services like Netflix have 1000’s of hours of popular content featuring some of the worlds most iconic fictional weddings.
Vintage British weddings have seen a rise in recent years with the popularity of ‘Downton Abby’ and ‘The Crown’ being huge hits across the western world. This iconic royal style wedding takes inspiration from the victorian era, with bold long sleeves and wonderful historic churches and cathedrals taking centre stage. These wonderfully visual programs offer a wealth of style tips, catering inspiration and venue ideas, so if this is something you are looking to replicate then it is time to start a new periodical drama, here are some series that are highly commended:
- The Crown
- Downton Abby
- Great Gatsby
Moving away from the world of drama to something a little more modern and exotic. Having your wedding theme based on somewhere a little more exotic can be a great way to celebrate and incorporate a special place for both you and your partner. It could be celebrating a shared culture or perhaps a particular holiday destination that has a special meaning, whatever the reasoning films and television may be able to assist you.
Films such as Mama Mia (based in Greece) opts for a less conventional approach to weddings, leaning more towards outdoor weddings with shared banquet style food laid on the tables, loose-fitting outfits with more comfortable and casual fabrics and candlelight as the main source of lighting to create a beautifully laid back and intimate atmosphere.
Although the movie is based around greek culture there are still many ideas and themes that can be taken and used on all types of exotic weddings no matter what your culture or location. There may not be a particular film that has your specific wedding location however there are plenty of fictional weddings that take place in exotic places that you can draw inspiration from whilst adding your own personal touches to make the theme unique to your own wedding.
Here are some top watches:
- Mama Mia
- 27 Dresses
- Meet The Fockers
The last theme I am going to touch on is something a little farther than ‘exotic’ for those looking for a wedding that is out of this world. Yes, I am talking about the sci-fi genre for the couples with an interest in all things extraterrestrial. A huge genre with some of the worlds most devoted fans, with Star Wars fanatics choosing May the 4th to get married due to its similarities with (‘May the force be with you’). There are so many creative and fun ideas for couples opting for a sci-fi wedding so turn on your favourite streaming service and jot down all of the ideas that spring to mind.
Just to name a few:
- Doctor Who
- Star Wars