Here Comes the Bride…In the Movies!

Charlene FB June 2015

I’m such a movie buff, that when we came up with the idea doing a week of Brides and Weddings, I began thinking of all the movies I have adored over the years.  My most recent favorites are, Father of the Bride and Runaway Bride.

These were taken from a list of the TOP 50 Romantic Movies.  See how our tastes have changed over the years.

Do you have something else to add to the list?  Which one is your favorite?


My Best Friend's Wedding

Muriel's Wedding


Father of the Bride

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Runaway Bride

The Wedding Planner

The Wedding Crashers

And who can forget this classic Bride Movie? 

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Or the original first Bride movie ever made — The Bride of Frankenstein from 1935!!  Yikes!! 

The Bride of Frankenstein


Here’s a picture of a special day in our lives.  Daughter Nikki and son-in-law Zac’s wedding.

It’s hard to believe they’ve been married 7 years already.

nikki's wedding.

Do you remember the old rhyme –

First comes love, then comes marriage, 

then comes baby in the baby carriage. 

Well, that doesn’t always happen in order these days, especially in my brand new release! 

The Billionaire’s Daddy Test 

The Billionaire's Daddy TestOn sale now!  





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21 thoughts on “Here Comes the Bride…In the Movies!”

  1. Hi Charlene, I’m a movie buff, too. I don’t know if it’s just me but it certainly seems like there’s less romance in movies these days. Most of my favorites are oldies like Ghost and When Harry met Sally. We don’t even have any romantic couples today. Not like like Doris Day and Rock Hudson. Remember them in Pillow Talk?

    Congratulations on your new release!

    • Hi Margaret,
      I have a collection of Doris Day movies, and Pillow Talk is my favorite!! Yep, those older movie classics I can re-watch over and over again.

  2. Margaret you’re right there isn’t any good romance couples or even movies. I was just talking about this the other day. What happened to the romantic movies like they were years ago, even good comedies, and even a good western. Yes I remember “Pillow Talk” I use to love that movie, I loved Doris Day and would watch her every time she came on. Doris Day was my second oldest brother’s love! He said she was like the girl next door. Oh the good old days!

  3. Congratulations on your new book! You have a lot of good movies listed. I always love wedding movies too. My favorite from your list would be a tie between The Wedding Planner and My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

    • HI Kathryn,
      I’ve watched all these movies more than once, many times in fact. There is a shortage of truly romantic movies. I think it’s a sign of the times, the innocent kind of love is outdated now.

  4. You have a great list of movies! I watch Hallmark movies since so many if them have “happy ever after”endings. In fact, June was wedding month on Hallmark so watched some great weddings. Father of the Bride is pretty hard to beat!

    • Hi Melanie

      Of course we watched Father of the Bride, BEFORE we had a daughter (and son) get married, but watching it after those weddings, made it even more funny. We could really relate!!

  5. I love Father of the Bride, but I must admit I like the one with Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor, but the remake was good too… And Seven Brides for Seven Brother’s is one of my fav musicals.. The Wedding Date was a an excellent movie too..

  6. ive watched all those movies,,they are good ones,,i cant think of another one off the top of my head,,i did enjoy my wedding and my childrens weddings,,i think we are done until the grandkids start getting married,,hope that will be a while,,the oldest is 15

  7. Hi Charlene, i think my absolute favorite wedding movie is Father of the Bride. I recently DVR’d it and it’s waiting to be re-watched. Again. When our daughter got married, I asked my sister in law to be my “Frawnk” in case the staff missed anything LOL. She actually took charge of the rose petals on the aisle. Hugs to you…what a great collection of movies!

  8. Charlene, congratulations on that wonderful lineup of books! It must make you very proud to see them all together! LOL (I know it would me!)

    Love these movies you posted about–I guess I never really thought much about “bride” movies, so was glad to see this post. It made me think, and realize that there are some of these I’ve MISSED and need to see!


  9. The only one of the movies you showed above I have seen is SEVEN BRIDED FOR SEVEN BROTHERS. It is a family favorite. I usually have to go to my daughter’s to get my copy back so I can watch it. MAMA MIA is fun. I, too, like the older movies. There is just something special about them.

  10. One of my all time favorite movies is Pretty Woman where it is implied that Edward and Vivian get together.

    The Proposal with Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock falling for each other.

    Green Card with Andi and Gerard ending up falling in love.

    French Kiss with Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline.

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