Winery Wedding Guide Goes to the Movies

In the details of planning a wedding, sometimes things can get a little too serious. Put aside your worries about the guest list that is getting out of hand and who’s going to be happy sitting next to whom at the head table. Tool up your Netflix queue, cuddle up on the couch and share a winery-wedding cinematic escape for two. 

This uproarious romantic comedy follows a charmingly modern family trying to survive a weekend wedding celebration that has the potential to become a full blown family fiasco. To the amusement of their adult children and friends, long divorced couple Don and Ellie Griffin are once again forced to play the happy couple for the sake of their adopted son's wedding after his ultra conservative biological mother unexpectedly decides to fly halfway across the world to attend. With all of the wedding guests looking on, the Griffins are hilariously forced to confront their past, present and future - and hopefully avoid killing each other in the process

 

 

Bridesmaids

Goofy, raunchy, hilarious, not your usual chick-flick. Annie (Kristen Wig) finds her life unraveling as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudoph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids on a wild ride down the road to matrimony . Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. Lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals.

 

 

Bride Wars

This one's perfect for a laugh-out-loud girls' night out with your bridesmaids. In this 2009 comedy, Emma Allen (Anne Hathaway) and Liv Lerner (Kate Hudson), best friends since childhood, have both dreamed of walking down the aisle at the glamorous NYC Plaza Hotel. Each becomes engaged at the same time, but trouble brews as they realize they are booked there on the same day. In the end, as it should, friendship wins.

 

 

British Royal Weddings of the 20th Century

Watch this newly released documentary of seventeen House of Windsor weddings that took place between 1919 and 1999 before sitting down to relive via DVD William and Kate’s big day, “The Royal Wedding.” Included in the documentary are newsreel footage of the 1947 wedding of a  lively and lovely princess Elizabeth to handsome Philip Mountbatten and the ill-fated exchange of vows between Charles and Di. Candid, up-close moments from the past make for fascinating viewing while putting the big hats, big church, big crowds of the recent royal pageant in historical perspective.

 

Father of the Bride

Steve Martin stars as the father of the bride in this 1991 remake of Vincente Minnelli’s 1950 classic.  Martin is terrific as a loving, but penny pinching, father having a hard time letting go of his little girl, played by Kimberly Williams. Diane Keaton co-stars as mother of the bride. Martin Short is a scene stealer in his role as an outrageous, flamboyant wedding planner.

 

Four Weddings and a Funeral

In this taut 1994 comedy about love, friendship and destiny, Charles (Hugh Grant), a commitment-challenged, suave Brit, tries to reconnect with Carrie (Andie MacDowell), a beautiful American who is about to make a seemingly terrible mistake- marry Hamis (Corin Redgrave), a wealthy, boring man.

 

Meet the Parents

Male Nurse Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) is all set to propose to his girlfriend, Pam (Teri Polo), during a weekend at her parents' home.  But there's a catch: Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro) Pam's father, takes an immediate dislike to him.  Soon, a hilarious string of outrageous mishaps turns Greg into a master of relative disaster. True love, however, conquers all - against, all odds!

 

My Best Friends Wedding

 

In this 1997 hit, best friends Julianne Potter (Julia Roberts) and Michael O’Neill (Dermot Mulroney) make a pact during their college days that if  both are still single at age 28 they’ll marry each other.  As Julianne’s 28th birthday approaches, she receives a heart-breaking call from Michael announcing that he’s engaged to gorgeous Kimberly Wallace (Cameron Diaz). The situation heats up when Julianne is tapped as Kimberly’s maid of honor.

 

 

The Big Wedding

The Big Wedding

This 2013 romantic comedy stars an ensemble cast including Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Ben Barnes, Susan Sarandon, and Robin Williams. A

modern family tries to survive a weekend wedding celebration that has the potential to become a full blown family fiasco. To the amusement of their adult children and friends, long divorced couple Don and Ellie Griffin are once again forced to play the happy couple, with all of the wedding guests looking on.

 

 

The Wedding Planner

Maria "Mary" Fiore (Jennifer Lopez) is a Los Alamitos wedding planner who is too consumed with wedding planning to worry about her own love life until she is saved from a nasty accident by Mr. Steve Edison (Matthew McConaughey). Mary and Steve spend a wonderful evening at the park, watching an old movie, dancing and nearly kissing before being interrupted by an untimely rain storm. After tittering to her friends that she had finally found the man of her dreams, she soon learns that he is engaged to her biggest client, local floozy Fran (Bridgette Wilson).

 

Wedding Crashers

You’re undoubtedly not hoping for crashers at your wedding, but this 2005 comedy is a great choice for laughing off prenuptial jitters. Jeremy Klein (Vince Vaughn) and John Beckwith (Owen Wilson) star as womanizers dedicated to their craft of sneaking into weddings and doing their best to seduce the bridesmaids while loading up on free food and booze – until they get in very hot water.

 

 

 

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