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10 Movie Weddings That Were More Like The Real Deal

And they lived happily ever after?

Many people spend years dreaming of their perfect wedding, imagining every detail, and carefully refining each quality. This impulse is easy to understand, as a wedding ideally represents the culmination of one's efforts to find that perfect someone, and an opportunity to celebrate that love with friends and family. Unsurprisingly, considering how the act often contains a dizzying level of emotion, not to mention the universality it holds in human society, weddings have been the fodder for a number of different films. The subject even runs like a refrain throughout the careers of certain actors, like Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney. Now, the range and style in which these weddings have been portrayed is vast, with some films viewing the celebration through rose-colored glasses, while others looking at it as a hurdle or source of conflict. This list will focus on the second type of cinematic wedding, where the ceremony isn't seamless, and where the characters don't necessarily ride off happily into the sunset. The films profiled here are the ones containing weddings that share similarities with those in the real world, where jittery brides; domineering parents; chaotic, peripheral events; and general emotional turmoil threaten to derail the whole shebang. Here are ten movie weddings that were more like the real deal.
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Adam Mohrbacher has been afflicted with an obession for film since his earliest memories. In addition to his work with WhatCulture, Adam has been a contributor with Filmophilia.com, FilmMonthly.com and Examiner.com. You can also check out his personal blog here: adammohrbacher@wordpress.com. A devoted fan of all film genres and styles, Adam gets equally giddy over the sensitive, existential musings of Ingmar Bergman, and the brawny brilliance of Arnold Schwartzenegger. He loves fish tacos and misses the work of Heath Ledger and Jack Lemmon on a daily basis.