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Big-Screen Inspiration For Your Big Day

Feb 27 2014 - 6:00am

We love movie-inspired engagement photos [1], so ahead of this Sunday's Ocsars, we have even more gorgeous film-spiration for your wedding [2] or e-shoot. From sweet animated flicks like Up and Tangled to a few romances like Twilight and Safe Haven (and geeky picks like Harry Potter and Star Wars), there's something for all types of theatergoers. If you and your beloved share a love for the big screen, here are some of my favorite movie-themed big-day shoots.

Photo by Meg Ruth Photo [3] via Green Wedding Shoes [4]

Wizard of Oz

This fun shoot answered the question: what if Dorothy and Oz fell in love?

Photo by Dana Grant Photography [5] via Green Wedding Shoes [6]

Wizard of Oz

The ceremony took place on a yellow brick road.

Photo by Dana Grant Photography [7] via Green Wedding Shoes [8]

Wizard of Oz

How cool was this hot air balloon boutonniere?

Photo by Dana Grant Photography [9] via Green Wedding Shoes [10]

Wizard of Oz

The detail on this cake was pretty amazing.

Photo by Dana Grant Photography [11] via Green Wedding Shoes [12]

Harry Potter

The stylists behind this Harry Potter shoot were going for a more grown-up take on the series. The result was an "earthy, aged but magical feel." With butter beer, naturally.

Photo by Abby Grace Photography [13] via Green Wedding Shoes [14]

Harry Potter

Love the hanging keys for place cards.

Photo by Abby Grace Photography [15] via Green Wedding Shoes [16]

Harry Potter

Candles, feathers, and paper goods with a Daily Prophet flair dressed the tablescape.

Photo by Abby Grace Photography [17] via Green Wedding Shoes [18]

Harry Potter

"What did you expect? Pumpkin juice?"

Photo by Abby Grace Photography [19] via Green Wedding Shoes [20]

The Hunger Games

The planner behind this shoot described it as such:

"I was excited to figure out how to tie in a bow and arrow to a wedding [21] inspiration shoot. I was ready to be challenged and ready to bring an edge to weddings that you don't normally see. By creating the Hunger Games wedding shoot I believe it really shows that absolutely everything can be inspiration to a couple when planning their wedding."

Photo by Carmen Santorelli Photography [22] via Style Me Pretty [23]

The Hunger Games

The cake took a romantic spin on the series with the signature mockingjay and yellow flowers.

Photo by Carmen Santorelli Photography [24] via Style Me Pretty [25]

The Hunger Games

The tablescape featured candlelight, golds, and romantic styling.

Photo by Carmen Santorelli Photography [26] via Style Me Pretty [27]

The Hunger Games

Wrapped homemade bread made a perfect Peeta-inspired favor.

Check out more Hunger Games wedding inspiration here [28].

Photo by Carmen Santorelli Photography [29] via Style Me Pretty [30]

Star Wars

From the photographer:

"My whole goal in doing this nod to Star Wars with a Han and Leia wedding [31] was showing women that they can include their future husband's interests without making the entire event a themed kid's party. Subtlety and classiness can be infused in between the tie-fighters and x-wings."

Photo by Meg Ruth Photo [32] via Green Wedding Shoes [33]

Star Wars

Star confetti? Count me in.

Photos by Meg Ruth Photo [34] via Green Wedding Shoes [35]

Star Wars

Midnight-blue sequin tablecloths made for a dazzling display.

Photos by Meg Ruth Photo [36] via Green Wedding Shoes [37]

Star Wars

Even the cake was far from cheesy.

Photo by Meg Ruth Photo [38] via Green Wedding Shoes [39]

Safe Haven

The vendors involved in this Safe Haven-inspired shoot explained:

"For the reception we wanted to go bold and fun with a wardrobe change & thought a patriotic and summer theme would be fun since they celebrate the 4th of July in the story."

Photo by Stay Forever Photography [40] via Wedding Chicks [41]

Safe Haven

A quote from the Nicholas Sparks book turned movie made for sweet signage.

Photo by Stay Forever Photography [42] via Wedding Chicks [43]

Safe Haven

Trinkets added film flair.

Photo by Stay Forever Photography [44] via Wedding Chicks [45]

Twilight

This shoot was inspired by Bella and Edward's wedding [46] in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, but with a twist. The stylist set the scene in California with some '20s art deco and vintage flair. The name cards tied to chess pieces was a nice touch.

Photo by Brienne Michelle [47] via Green Wedding Shoes [48]

Twilight

The color scheme had its roots in Bella's sapphire hair combs but then had browns, whites, and grays inspired by a California forest.

Photo by Brienne Michelle [49] via Green Wedding Shoes [50]

Twilight

A Bloody Mary bar made for a cheeky reference to the vampire love story.

Photo by Brienne Michelle [51] via Green Wedding Shoes [52]

Twilight

Positively dreamy.

Photo by Brienne Michelle [53] via Green Wedding Shoes [54]

Twilight

Some specific references included hanging flowers and art nouveau details, like with the paper goods.

Check out more Twilight wedding ideas here [55].

Photo by Brienne Michelle [56] via Green Wedding Shoes [57]

Alice in Wonderland

This real Winter wedding [58] was thrown for a German and French couple who met in Las Vegas. The bride, Sabrina, explained the Alice in Wonderland theme:

"A lot of fantasy is needed to think about the fact that two people from two different countries, with two different languages met in Vegas, fall in love and get married. That's actually how we found our wedding [59] theme: FANTASY! And what reflects fantasy better than Alice in Wonderland!?"

Photo by Carmen and Ingo Photography [60] via Green Wedding Shoes [61]

Alice in Wonderland

Love the Mad Hatter-esque tea party setup.

Photo by Carmen and Ingo Photography [62] via Green Wedding Shoes [63]

Alice in Wonderland

The details were spot-on, including character place cards.

Photo by Carmen and Ingo Photography [64] via Green Wedding Shoes [65]

Alice in Wonderland

This cake featured illustrations from the books.

Photos by Carmen and Ingo Photography [66] via Green Wedding Shoes [67]

Alice in Wonderland

Even the bridal party dressed for the theme.

Photo by Carmen and Ingo Photography [68] via Green Wedding Shoes [69]

Indiana Jones

This wedding [70] shoot was inspired by the warehouse scene from Indiana Jones's Raiders of the Lost Ark and played off a couple of quotes from the film: "Snakes. Why'd it have to be snakes?" and "'X' never, ever marks the spot."

Photo by Studio EMP [71] via Green Wedding Shoes [72]

Indiana Jones

The company that provided the furniture and props, Found Vintage Rentals, had this to say about the look:

"Pallets stacked to the ceiling, reclaimed wood, an abundance of trunks [73]; the environment was mysterious. Piles of books created walls. Hanging chairs made the tunneled entrance. Trays became shelves. Luggage turned into treasure chests."

Photo by Studio EMP [74] via Green Wedding Shoes [75]

Indiana Jones

Honey & Poppies, who created the jungle-inspired florals, added:

"To me, tropical flora is lush on foliage and scare on actual blooming plants, so I wanted to use just a few really stunning exotic cattleya orchids and gardenias. Both of these flowers also evoke the 1930's and 40's (Indy's time period), when they were commonly worn by ladies out on the town."

Photos by Studio EMP [76] via Green Wedding Shoes [77]

Romeo + Juliet

The style of this wedding [78] shoot was inspired by the 1996 adaptation of William Shakespeare's tale Romeo and Juliet. It was both gothic and romantic.

Photo by Becca Borge [79] via Green Wedding Shoes [80]

Romeo + Juliet

Bold colors mixed with love-filled details in the Miami-set shoot.

Photos by Becca Borge [81] via Green Wedding Shoes [82]

Romeo + Juliet

The theme throughout was "a legendary love." The angel wing paid tribute to Juliet's costume when she meets Romeo.

Photo by Becca Borge [83] via Green Wedding Shoes [84]

Romeo + Juliet

The signature cocktail was fittingly called "star-crossed lovers."

Photos by Becca Borge [85] via Green Wedding Shoes [86]

Brave

The look of this Brave-inspired shoot was "mystic yet ethereal" with "woodsy details."

Photo by Emily Crall Photography [87] via Ruffled [88]

Brave

Of course, the dessert table was filled with traditional Scottish pastries.

Photo by Emily Crall Photography [89] via Ruffled [90]

Brave

Merida wouldn't be caught dead getting married without her bow and arrow.

Photo by Emily Crall Photography [91] via Ruffled [92]

Brave

The tablescape was as wild and lush as the film's heroine.

Photo by Emily Crall Photography [93] via Ruffled [94]

Water For Elephants

According to the photographer, the shoot was an imagining of what a wedding [95] between Jacob and Marlena (played by Robert Pattinson [96] and Reese Witherspoon [97]) would have been like.

Photo by Marilyn Nakazato [98] via Green Wedding Shoes [99]

Water For Elephants

It was even shot at one of the locations used in the movie, the Orange Empire Railway Museum.

Photos by Marilyn Nakazato [100] via Green Wedding Shoes [101]

Water For Elephants

The invites had that circus feel.

Photo by Marilyn Nakazato [102] via Green Wedding Shoes [103]

Water For Elephants

It wouldn't be a circus wedding [104] without cotton candy.

Photo by Marilyn Nakazato [105] via Green Wedding Shoes [106]

Water For Elephants

The getaway attire channeled the film perfectly.

Photo by Marilyn Nakazato [107] via Green Wedding Shoes [108]

500 Days of Summer

Love this wedding [109] shoot inspired by 500 Days of Summer, featuring many of the movie's downtown LA locales.

Photos by Sarah Yates [110] via Green Wedding Shoes [111]

500 Days of Summer

The tablescape cleverly incorporated the architecture theme, along with Summer's bedroom wallpaper and Tom's chalkboard wall.

Photo by Sarah Yates [112] via Green Wedding Shoes [113]

The Great Gatsby

With The Great Gatsby film out this Summer, we saw lots of beautiful 1920s wedding inspiration [114]. In this shoot, the bride had her '20s hairpiece and fashion styled to perfection.

Photo by Flora + Fauna [115] via Green Wedding Shoes [116]

The Great Gatsby

Glam meets romance.

Photos by Flora + Fauna [117] via Green Wedding Shoes [118]

The Great Gatsby

Gilded cakes made the dessert era-appropriate.

Photos by Flora + Fauna [119] via Green Wedding Shoes [120]

Up

If you loved the Up engagement shoot [121], you'll love this real wedding [122] inspired by the animated movie. It included so many sweet details from the flick!

Photos by Lehua Noelle [123] via Green Wedding Shoes [124]

Up

How perfect was this Up cake? What a fun, sentimental movie to incorporate into a wedding [125].

Photos by Lehua Noelle [126] via Green Wedding Shoes [127]

Up

Multicolored balloons were a must.

Photo by Lehua Noelle [128] via Green Wedding Shoes [129]

Pride and Prejudice

The stylist for this shoot explained the Jane Austen inspiration:

"Like 'Pride and Prejudice' itself, it's a study in contrast; the refined, neoclassical sensibilities of Darcy meet with the wild, heartstrong tendencies of Elizabeth . . . The result? An update on the traditional wedding [130] breakfast for the contemporary bride and groom, one that combines the elegance of weddings past with the playful individualism of the present."

Photo by Lisa Lefkowitz [131] via Style Me Pretty [132]

Pride and Prejudice

I love this modern interpretation of such a classic literary work and film.

Photo by Lisa Lefkowitz [133] via Style Me Pretty [134]

Pride and Prejudice

The bride and groom held portraits of Elizabeth and Darcy.

Photo by Lisa Lefkowitz [135] via Style Me Pretty [136]

Black Swan

This dramatic, romantic, ballet-inspired shoot used Black Swan's black and white theme to its advantage.

Photo by Jessica Claire [137] via Style Me Pretty [138]

Black Swan

And don't forget the feathers, tulle, and pointe shoes.

Photo by Jessica Claire [139] via Style Me Pretty [140]

Tangled

At the end of the Disney flick Tangled, it is alluded to that Rapunzel and Flynn get married. This shoot was a photographer's vision of what that would have looked like.

Photo by Smetona Photo [141] via Wedding Chicks [142]

Tangled

The color scheme of lavender, peach, and gold was inspired by Rapunzel's dress in the film.

Check out more fairy-tale wedding ideas here [143].

Photos by Smetona Photo [144] via Wedding Chicks [145]


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