30 Awesome Movie Weddings

Goodfellas (1990)

The Happy Couple: Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) and Karen Friedman (Lorraine Bracco).

The Wedding: The ceremony - a nice, quiet Jewish affair. The reception - gaudy as hell, as Henry's Mafia buddies (mostly named Peter or Paul) shove envelopes full of cash into their hands.

If They Get Divorced: It actually happened, after 25 years of fraught wedlock, in 1989.

On Her Majestys Secret Service (1969)

The Happy Couple: James Bond (George Lazenby) and Contessa Teresa ‘Tracy’ Di Vicenzo (Diana Rigg).

The Wedding: A tasteful, sun-dappled affair in Corsica, with M swapping espionage stories with Tracy’s criminal dad, and Moneypenny fighting back the tears.

If They Get Divorced: Sadly, the decree absolute comes even before the honeymoon, courtesy of Ernst Stavro Blofeld and henchwoman Irma Bunt.

The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (2003)

The Happy Couple: Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) and Arwen (Liv Tyler).

The Wedding: Epic like only Middle Earth can make it, with the proverbial cast of thousands. It makes a great ending for the LOTR trilogy. Unfortunately, there are several more endings to follow.

If They Get Divorced: They'd take the custody battle literally, and raise two massive armies to slug it out.

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

The Happy Couple: Tracy Lord Haven (Katharine Hepburn) and George Kittredge (John Howard).

The Wedding: A bit last-minute. When Tracy breaks off the engagement because George doesn’t trust her, Macaulay Connor (James Stewart) and then Tracy’s ex-husband CK Dexter Haven (Cary Grant) offer to be the groom. Tracy says yes to Dex.

If They Get Divorced: Unlikely. Tracy and CK have been there, done that already.

Muriels Wedding (1994)

The Happy Couple: Muriel Heslop (Toni Collette) and David Van Arkle (Daniel Lapaine).

The Wedding: Impressively realistic, considering it’s a sham. Swimmer David is chasing a visa; ‘Mariel’ (as she’s started to call herself) just wants to get hitched.

If They Get Divorced: Even though they don’t stay together, the matrimony must stand otherwise David won’t be able to compete at the Olympics.

Rachel Getting Married (2008)

The Happy Couple: Rachel (Rosemarie DeWitt) and Sydney (Tunde Adebimpe).

The Wedding: Nearly undone by Rachel’s sister Kym (Anne Hathaway); a recovering drug addict, Kym is prone to using the occasion for twelve-stepping.

If They Get Divorced: Rachel gets sick of record producer Sydney’s habit of bringing musicians home all the time.

Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994)

The Happy Couple: Charles (Hugh Grant ) and ‘Duckface’ (Anna Chancellor).

The Wedding: Charles’ deaf brother (David Bower) ‘interrupts’ using sign language to point out Charles doesn’t love his bride, at which point she punches him out cold.

If They Get Divorced: Glad to say, the wedding’s off, saving on the huge lawyers’ fees when Charles and 'Duckface' inevitably broke up.

The Graduate (1967)

The Happy Couple: Elaine Robinson (Katharine Ross) and Carl Smith (Brian Avery).

The Wedding: All going swimmingly, until Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) starts hammering on the glass and lunging at the guests with a crucifix.

If They Get Divorced: The law would rule in Carl's favour, given that Elaine has scarpered - still in her wedding dress - with Ben.

The Deer Hunter (1978)

The Happy Couple: Steven Pushkov (John Savage) and Angela Ludhjduravic (Rutanya Alda).

The Wedding: Hour-long, authentic Russian Orthodox wedding. Apparently, the extras drank real booze at the reception, which perhaps explains why the sequence lasts so long.

If They Get Divorced: Nobody would be surprised. Steven's a paraplegic Vietnam vet; Angela's still traumatised after believing him to be MIA.

The Godfather (1972)

The Happy Couple: Carlo (Gianni Russo) and Connie Corleone (Talia Shire).

The Wedding: The full-on Sicilian treatment: sweetness and smiles outside in the sun, favours granted and deals struck in the dark. No other movie quite captures the ups and downs of the big day.

If They Get Divorced: Nice Mafia families don’t divorce. They bump off the treacherous, wife-beating hubby by garrotting him in a car.