My good friend Casey just got in engaged over the weekend. I'm so happy for her and Rey. She is like a little sister to me and I just adore Rey. So, in honor of their engagement, I'm giving you a few of my favorite wedding movies.
I love a good Ginger Rogers movie. It Had to Be You is one of the finest. Ginger stars as a runaway bride who has left 3 grooms at the alter. In order to "get her head straight" she takes a month long vacation and meets a very dashing yet rugged fireman. There are strange dream scenes, crazy antics and lots of love. It is a quirky little film that makes your heart feel good.
High Society is another great wedding movie. Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby star in the musical comedy about love lost and found in the 1950's. Kelly plays an ice queen who had a quicky marriage and divorce from Bing Crosby. She decides to get married again and Bing comes to wish her luck. Frankie plays a tabloid journalist who covers the wedding and begins to fall for Grace. Who wins her heart? You just have to wait and see.
The last on my list is the original Father of the Bride with Spencer Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor. The movie centers around the trials and tribulations of a father losing his daughter but gaining a son. This gem was directed by Vincent Minelli and is a funny romp around a wedding and a father's love for his daughter. It is a delightful sweet comedy that is great for the whole family.
Casey and Rey, may you have many years together and may your weddings never turn out like these movies. I wish the both of you happiness, health and love. You are two of my favorite people and I'm glad that you found eachother.