Think about the 1960s and it’s hard not to think of music: The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Lulu… One other thing they had in common were their weddings, and iconic wedding dresses. There was no overriding style of fashion, and as a result there are plenty of different types of wedding gowns. Above all, the 60s were a decade of iconic wedding dresses.
If you want the Force to be with your marriage, what better way is there than emulating the style of Padmé Amidala’s wedding dress? Okay, so that may be slightly ambitious, as the dress is very complicated. But, it would make a beautiful tribute to the film series, or a wedding on 4th May. However, before we get too carried away, let’s look at the dress the Star Wars character wore to her wedding.
Most often, wedding dresses in film usually means a marriage is about to occur. Sometimes, the drama requires one half of the happy couple, and in this case there is no actual wedding. However, the 1957 film Funny Face goes even further: there was never meant to be a wedding in the first place!
Before wearing one of the most iconic wedding dresses of our time, Grace Kelly wore another on the silver screen. After just six years in the industry, High Society proved to be Grace’s last picture. MGM released the film in 1956, shortly before her real-life marriage to Prince Rainier III of Monaco.
Some romantic comedies end with a wedding, but few have so many failed attempts in the lead up. The 1999 film Runaway Bride stars Julia Roberts as the titular commitment-phobe who left three fiancés at the altar. Opposite her, Richard Gere stars as a columnist desperate to work her out.