Runaway Bride Wedding Dress and Other Classical Movie Wedding Dresses


There have been quite a few wedding dress costumes that have captured our attention from a number of our favorite films. From the dramatic couture dress, Carrie Bradshaw wore during her heart crushing moment in The Sex and the City movie or the classic A-line dress from the Sound of Music, soon to be brides can draw inspiration from many films for a Hollywood wedding day look. Hair, dress, makeup, and accessories, you can take some fashion tips from some of these Hollywood movie runaway bride wedding dress.

Runaway Bride Wedding Dress and Other Classical Movie Wedding Dresses

This list is in chronological order, so just be patient to enjoy the brides' dresses in movies from old time to nowadays.

Funny Face (1957)

We all know what a fashion icon Audrey Hepburn was on and off the set and this classic tea length gown was a trendsetter for years to come. It is simply elegant, chic and refined!


The Godfather (1972)

The wedding dress is supposed to be a symbol of purity and the modest design of this dress definitely captures an air of innocence. From the neckline to the full-length illusion sleeves, this is the dress you want for any formal and traditional affair.


Coming to America (1988)

If you really want to look and feel like a princess, the bigger the better! Combined with a non—traditional color, there are a number of details from this wedding dress you can get some inspiration from.


Steel Magnolias (1989)

The off the shoulder sleeve gives this dress a little touch of femininity to perfectly balance the flowers details and bows featured on this southern belle inspired gown.


Father of the Bride (1991)

The combination of lace and satin with the fluffy ball gown skirt of this movie wedding dress results in a timeless and classic look.


Romeo + Juliet (1996)

It’s all about the little details with this wedding dress. From the satin buttons running up the bodice to the short white gloves, sometimes you just need the right accents or accessories to turn a simple dress into a stunning one.


My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

This dress takes inspiration from a number of eras. Featuring a completely off-the-shoulder long sleeve and folded neckline, the perfectly ribboned bodice adds in a variety of texture and depth, for a unique elegant dress.


Runaway Bride (1999)

Of course, we couldn’t write about a runaway wedding dress without the inspiration behind it! This elaborately laced embroidered ball gown with off the shoulder capped sleeve is simply awe inspiring.


The Wedding Planner (2001)

Brides looking for a chic and simple look can draw a lot of inspiration from this traditional wedding dress. The fitted dress features off the shoulder ¾ length sleeves with button details for a completely polished and elegant look.


Star Wars: Episode II-Attack of the Clones (2002)

This elaborate runaway bride wedding dress is ornately decorated with multiple details and patterns for one amazing vintage inspired look which is completed with a detailed fitted veil.


Sweet Home Alabama (2002)

Simple and refined is the impression this mermaid capped sleeveless dress gives off. Paired with a short fishnet veil, your wedding day look is complete!


My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

Maybe the flowers on the front and bows on the sleeves are a bit much but take those off and you have an elegant and red-carpet worthy gown!


Love Actually (2003)

If traditional isn’t your thing, then this interesting featured dress might be just for you. The layer’s sheath gown is adorned with feather accents for the perfect alternative to the beads and lace.


The Notebook (2004)

Illusion neckline and long lace sleeve with elaborate details and satin buttons with the flowing veil make this the perfect timeless wedding dress.


The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

This Victorian inspired ball gown features rows of layered ruffles for a marvelous display. Finished off with lace and a floral trim off the shoulder short sleeves, this is a wedding gown that is suitable for any era.


The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)

This dress incorporates a traditional and elegant design with modern details like the off the shoulder laced long sleeves.


Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

Simply elegant and pristine. This short off the shoulder wedding dress is perfect for those less formal affairs or spring and summer weddings.


The Good Shepherd (2006)

This 1930’s inspired vintage dress features long sleeves and lace details for a simply charming look.


Enchanted (2007)

While you may not want to go with the elaborate puffed out sleeves, you can have a fairytale look like this with a beautifully detailed bodice and full ball gown skirt!


The Accidental Husband (2008)

This romantic runaway bride wedding dress is divine. With beautiful lace details across the bodice and capped sleeve as well as embellishments along the hemline, this dress is the perfect balance of femininity and romance.


Marley and Me (2008)

This movie wedding dress is simply dreamy. The satin A-line dress features organza ruffles and was paired with a soft cream colored shawl, making it the perfect dress to draw inspiration from for any season.


27 Dresses (2008)

This wedding dress was adorned with beautiful embroidery which was the perfect complement to the V-shape neckline.


Bride Wars (2009)

Two completely different dress from the color to the shape, but both equally beautiful. Anne Hathaway wears a mermaid shape dress perfect for brides who want to show off some curves, while Kate Hudson wears a ball gown silhouette that is ideal for any body type.


The Proposal (2009)

Need a budget friendly dress? Opt for an older wedding dress that you can turn into a modern and chic gown like Sandra Bullocks character did in The Proposal.


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

This peacock inspired dress mixing a classic black and white design with feathery layers for a fun and airy effect is simply stunning.


The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 1 (2011)

This wedding dress is just an epic timeless dress that can be worn for any types of wedding. This sheath gown features a stunning lace back and long sleeves with lace details at the wrists.


Mirror Mirror (2012)

Elaborate layers of fabric adorn this entire dress for a truly show-stopping look. Paired with a puffed out illusion sleeves and long airy veil, you have a dress fit for a queen.


The Vow (2012)

You wedding gown doesn’t have to have a long sweeping train. If you are the fun and spunky type, then choose a wedding dress that matches your personality like this short pink dress from The Vow.


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

There are so many eye-catching details of this dress that it is surprising that it doesn’t look overdone. From the elaborate flames rising up from the bodice to the billowing ruffled skirt, everything comes together in a perfectly cohesive way.


Rush (2013)

The beautiful lace details of the delicate sleeves add a hint of romance which is the perfect complement to the plunging V-neckline of this runaway bride wedding dress.