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Father of the Bride

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If you've been living under a rock for the past few months you'll probably have missed the fact that a royal wedding is fast approaching. To celebrate the marriage of Prince William of Wales to Catherine Elizabeth Middleton we've pulled together five memorable big screen weddings. There are, of course, too many to choose from. A few that didn't quite make it, but are worthy nonetheless, are the tragic marriage in On Her Majesty's Secret Service, the epic wedding in The Deer Hunter and the feel-good Mamma Mia! union. Here's our pick of five movie weddings to get you in the mood for Will and Kate's big day...

The Hangover (2009)
Everyone remembers the journey, but the destination for Doug (Justin Bartha), Phil (Bradley Cooper), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Stu (Ed Helms) is equally as important. After a traumatic roofie-induced Las Vegas blackout the quartet arrive for Doug and Tracy's (Sasha Barrese) big day by the skin of their teeth. Playing at the wedding are Todd Phillips mainstays The Dan Band. Here they are belting out a rendition of 'Fame'...



Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Ah, the film that launched the career of Hugh Grant and spawned a succession of gooey Richard Curtis rom-coms. Nothing quite beats Four Weddings, though, because it has four (count 'em four!) weddings! Out of the quartet of weddings we've plumped for number two, Bernard and Lydia's (David Haig and Sophie Thompson). However, it's Roman Atkinson who steals the show as his buffoonish priest threatens to derail the entire ceremony.



The Godfather (1972)
"Don Corleone, I am honoured and grateful that you have invited me to your home on the wedding day of your daughter." Connie Corleone's (Talia Shire) wedding kicks off Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 mafia classic. Deals are cut, a horse's head eventually ends up in someone's bed and, in a lighter moment, Mamma Corleone entertains guests by stepping up to the mic for a bit of a sing-song.



Father of the Bride (1991)
George and Nina Banks (Steve Martin and Diane Keaton) experience the trials and tribulations of organising a wedding for their daughter Annie (Kimberly Williams-Paisley). Martin Short's wedding planner Franck Eggelhoffer provides plenty of hilarity in this remake of Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor's 1950 film, but it's the wedding scene, where George realises he's waving goodbye to his daughter, that really tugs at the heartstrings.



The Graduate (1967)
Often parodied (The Simpsons) and referenced by others ((500) Days of Summer), the climax to Mike Nichols' 1967 romantic comedy is perhaps one of the most memorable movie weddings of all. It has everything: a mad dash to the church, Dustin Hoffman screaming "Elaine!!" at the top of his lungs, a jilt, a fight with a giant crucifix and a Simon & Garfunkel track. Plus, there's that iconic shot of Hoffman and Katherine Ross sat together at the back of the bus. Is it a happy ending or does it mean something else to you? Watch the wedding scene yourself to make up your mind...



What movie weddings stick in the mind for you? Leave your comments in the space below!

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