Have we got a treat for you this Monday morning! We at Reverie thought that we could let our imaginations run wild today by bringing you design boards inspired by our favorite cinematic couples… and imagining their big day! We’re curious, dear readers – is there a cinematic couple whose particular wedding you’d love to attend? If so, please tell us – we’re ever so curious!
Let’s start with Mary’s cinematic couple…
Some may have assumed that Mary would go for a certain inter-galactic couple, but, her wedding planner instincts kicked in and there was really only one couple whose wedding we never saw, but whose 12 years and 3 months relationship we all know extremely well… none other than Harry + Sally!
MLH: Let me start by saying that Harry & Sally would definitely need a wedding planner. As we know, after 12 years and 3 months, they fell in love and were married just 3 months later! It would take a lot of last-minute string-pulling to get a venue and great suppliers in such a short period of time and, well, they said they had a beautiful wedding, didn’t they? I’m pretty certain that as a wedding planner, I would probably find Sally to be a nightmare bride. As we all know, she can be very picky! She’d probably send hundreds of emails a day and ask for status reports every five minutes on a spreadsheet that she created (and insisted we use) – and, like her collection of movies, she’d have every task for the wedding in alphabetical order! But, as much as I’m sure she’d be quite a handful as a bride, she’d also be so much fun and, as we all know, super sweet.
Since Sally double checks each side of an envelope before she drops the mail into a postbox, I’m pretty certain that, in turn, the unpredictability of having a a wedding outdoors would drive her mental, so it’s pretty clear to me that she would want an indoor wedding. She and Harry would definitely want something classy – and in a historic New York venue. To me, the perfect place is The New York Public Library.
For decor, I imagine Sally wanting loads of candles (unexposed and inside tall votive holders – she’d hate the melted wax) and beautifully neat and full displays of calla lilies as table centrepieces. I’m sure Sally would dislike florals with loads of greenery and would prefer polished and neat arrangements, just as she would with her formal wedding invitations (organization is key!).
Sally, while quirky with her hats and turtlenecks, can also be glamourous (remember those dresses she wore to those New Year’s parties?). Therefore, to me, she would be a classic bride. While her dress in 1989 would probably have had puffed sleeves, when I think of Sally in 2011, there really is no question that she would be a Carolina Herrera bride. For Harry, hands down, he would wear a Ralph Lauren black tuxedo. And of course their best man and matron of honor would obviously be Jess + Marie!
[Credits, clockwise: Harry & Sally black + white; Dress: Carolina Herrera via Brides; Bouquet: Martha Stewart Weddings; Shoes: Manolo Blahnik via Neiman Marcus; Bridesmaid dress: Dessy via Martha Stewart Weddings; Vintage New York Taxi Cab via Style Me Pretty; Centrepiece: Belle Fleur; Chocolate Sauce via The Wednesday Chef; Cake: Ron Ben-Israel; Black + white dance floor via Fete; New York Public Library via Fete; Cocktail via Martha Stewart Weddings; Boutonniere via The Knot; Invitation suite: Ceci New York; Tuxedo: Ralph Lauren via Style Bistro; 1980's wedding dress: Etsy; New York City Skyline via Brooklyn Prints; Harry & Sally headshots via IMDB]
Now let’s turn to Kate’s favorite cinematic couple…
KT: Eeeek! I didn’t think we’d have to get quite so personal quite so soon, but there’s no hiding from the truth, time to fess up and admit that a. I am hopeless romantic. And I mean Charlotte York levels of hopelessness. And b. I love bad romantic comedies. The more the critics slate it, the more likely it is that I’ll love it. Sleepless in Seattle? I’ve maybe seen it twice. You’ve Got Mail? I’ve lost count, same goes for The Holiday. I could very easily watch the Holiday twice in one day (this may be a hypothesis that’s already been tested…) And while the whole Cameron Diaz/Jude Law coupling is all very good looking and “Hollywood”, it’s the Kate Winslet and Jack Black set up that gets me every time. The scene at the very end, in the theatre, when he asks her about New Year’s Eve? Kills me. Of course this may all be because the whole “people like Jasper are bad, shake them off, become your own leading lady, get some gumption” storyline rather resonates with me . But it could also just be because it’s such a sweet story and I’m a romantic loser!
Anyway, on with the planning! So, what might the wedding of a film composer and the weddings columnist from The Telegraph look like…
Iris strikes me as a bit of a romantic too, just look at her storybook cottage if you don’t believe me. Although looking closer at the decor, she’s not all chintzy country fabrics and tweeness, there’s some classic stuff in their too. So, the dress is going to be influenced by all the old black and white movies she soaks up while in LA, a slinky 40s number with romantic lace sleeves, courtesy of The Vintage Wedding Dress Company. Paired with simple white peep toe shoes and the antique ring bought from Berganza in Hatton Gardens. Her hair softly pulled back from her face and secured with white silk flower combs from Jenny Packham. And of course she will be walking down the aisle to the music Miles composed for her (using only the good notes!).
The invitations are inspired by the bridesmaid’s Erdem dresses, and feature antique botanical illustrations, and the flowers look like they could have been picked from Iris’s own garden, snow white peonies, scented stocks and roses fill the marquee with their scent, beautifully arranged by Scarlet & Violet, while the homemade cake is decorated with lavender and herbs from the garden.
And there you have it, one beautiful English summer wedding fit for the hopelessly romantic.
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We hope you enjoyed our story boards for these much beloved characters! As we’ve mentioned, we’re curious if there is a cinematic couple whose wedding you’d love to attend and why! We’re also curious if you would have planned or designed our chosen couples’ weddings differently. Please share! In the meantime, have a wonderful start to your week.
Mary + Kate