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.
Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe had her fair share of lovers. The infamous blonde bombshell married not once but three times in her short life.
Let’s face it, Downton Abbey may be off our screens (for now) but the mania is never far away. We all can’t get enough of this popular period drama that swept the globe.
The Second World War saw both more and fewer marriages – more because of men devoted to their sweethearts, and fewer because of the cost and timing. The 1940s were a time of great change, in everything, and we see that too in fashion and wedding wear.