Movie (or Scene) Contest Winners!
YOU to everyone who entered our
"Favorite Wedding Movie (or Scene) Contest in 2005. We enjoyed
reading about your favorite wedding movies and WHY they were your
Here are the movie contest winners:
1. Yadira Torres from New
York City won Sharon Naylor's newest books: 1000 BEST
WEDDING BARGAINS and 1000 BEST SECRETS FOR YOUR PERFECT WEDDING,
which will guide her as she creates her dream wedding without
spending movie-star prices.
Yadira's Favorite Wedding
Movie (or Scene): The
best wedding scene from a movie was at the beginning of Love
Actually when the groom's best friend arranges to have live
horns playing in the balcony of the church at the end of the
ceremony as a surprise to the bride and groom. That was the most
beautiful gesture of true friendship because he went above and
beyond the call of a Best Man and put his own feelings aside
(he was in love with the bride). The entire movie was engaging
because all the men stepped out of their comfort zones and went
after the women they loved - just like my fiancée did
for me! That's romance.
2. Cara Blumstein from Millburn,
New Jersey won a free one-year subscription to WedStudio.com, where she and her fiance
Andrew will be able to create their own wedding Web site
and share the best scenes from their own wedding with everyone
Cara's Favorite Wedding
Movie (or Scene): My
absolute favorite wedding movie, is the remake of Father of
the Bride. It completely captures what a wedding is, from
start to finish, and how it effects a couple and their families.
But more importantly, there is one scene in this movie which
is my favorite, and it touches me deeply. There is a scene where
the daughter (Annie) is at the reception, and her new husband
pulls her hand, inadvertently turning her to dance with him.
There is a beautiful song playing in the background, and her
father is watching the moment in slow motion. He does not say
anything, but you know what he would say by the expression on
his face. This is my favorite scene because no matter how stressful
things are before you get married, no matter how crazy your parnets
and fiancee might act, it all boils down to a moment like this
one, love for each other, seen and appreciated by the ones you
3. Monica Rarig from Exton,
Pennsylvania won a copy of Chicken Soup for the Bride's Soul:
Stories of Love, Laughter and Commitment to Last a Lifetime
from Erik & Beth Kent, publishers of NJWedding.com.
Monica's Favorite Wedding
Movie (or Scene): I
love the scene at the end of The Wedding Singer where
Adam Sandler's character sings to Julia Gulia the song "I
want to grow old with you." The song is such a sweet love
song about what really matters in life, love....and about the
little gestures that he would do for love (put you to sleep when
you've had too much to drink). I love romantic comedies and Adam
Sandler and think that the scene devoted to growing old with
someone is what people need to really think about when deciding
to spend the rest of your life with another.
What wedding movies were
referenced most often in our contest? We thought you'd want to
- Father of the Bride, the Steve Martin remake, was overwhelmingly
the most often nominated
- The Wedding Singer was a close second
- My Best Friend's Wedding
- Runaway Bride
Others that made the list: Monsoon
Wedding, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Love Actually, The Graduate
and American Wedding. To
view more wedding and romantic movies, click here to visit the
"Wedding Movie Favorites" section in the NJWedding.com
you for sharing these great wedding movie favorites with NJWedding.com!
THANK YOU To Our
out winners of our "Most Romantic Engagement Contest!