Shine through the Silver Screen: Wedding Hair and Makeup Inspiration from Movies

Posted on Apr 8 2014 - 6:25am by Cathy Brunetti

bridal hairGetting married may mean you’ve finally achieved your fairy tale ending just like in the movies, so why not complete the similarities by using them as inspiration for your bridal look?

Here are some of the most famous movie brides and their hair and makeup looks for the big day:

Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw (Sex and the City, 2008)

SJP, being the fashion-forward female that she is, is probably the only movie bride who can pull off a bird on the head as a fashionable hair garment. Matching this already daring look with equally bold, red lips makes the bridal hair and makeup combo a total statement.

Amanda Seyfried as Sophie Sheridan (Mamma Mia, 2008)

Amanda gave the whole mermaid hair look a vibe that’s far less aquatic, but totally romantic. The wavy long locks pulled back with a floral veil on top gives the effortless look a more pulled-together feel. If you’re having an outdoor wedding, give this one a shot using a 2-inch curling wand plus salt spray to complement the sunny location.

Kate Hudson as Olivia Lerner (Bride Wars, 2009)

Kate’s bridal makeup for this movie should make brides reconsider the often-shunned purple or pink-toned eye shadow look. With the right shade and blending techniques, you’ll avoid looking like a peacock on your wedding day. Complete the look by matching it with the colours of your bouquet.

Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan (Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1, 2011)

Bella is getting hitched to a vampire, so the goth makeup look may not come as a surprise. The dark and smoky eye shadow look made the bride’s eye pop, as it complements her pale skin tone. If you’re wearing a backless dress, try taking inspiration from her hairstyle — scooped up in a loose, low bun.

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, 2013)

Jennifer’s character is one feisty young lady, and her wedding hair and makeup look reflects her personality. Her silver-leafed wet look hair paired with smoky eyes with a bold winged effect and jewels placed under the lower lash line is perfect for brave brides.