Monday's Memorable Wedding Moments: Carrie and Big's Wedding - Sex and the City

Monday's Memorable Wedding Moments: Carrie and Big's Wedding - Sex and the City
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Sex and the City: Carrie and Big's wedding!

Watching wedding movies can be inspiring, especially for brides-to-be.  This Monday, we picked the wedding story of Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big, from the first Sex and the City movie. In the Sex and the City movie, the storyline continues where the HBO TV series left off: with Carrie Bradshaw, a New York City writer, and her three best friends, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda. Having dated for years, Carrie's on-again/off-again beau, Big, now seems to be a changed man who is ready to wholly commit himself to Carrie. The two buy a gigantic apartment in Manhattan together and, somewhat casually, decide to get married. Carrie is surprised and inwardly thrilled that she is actually going to be a married woman - something she had practically given up hope on.  With love in the air, the wedding planning got started. Carrie’s idea of the ideal bridal gown was an no-label wedding gown that she found at a vintage shop - the sassy number was perfect for her small reception of only 75 people.  However, after Vogue magazine gave her the opportunity to have her very own spread in their upcoming age issue, featuring her wedding story, the vintage, no-label wedding gown simply had to go!

A Free Dress

During the Vogue photo shoot, Carrie Bradshaw posed in quite a few high-end designer wedding dresses.  One dress, in particular, captured her beauty and truly brought out her "inner bride." The gown's designer noticed her excitement and decided to give the wedding dress to Carrie as a gift. For free! Can you imagine? The following designer wedding dresses are similar to the Sex and the City wedding dress that Carrie was gifted.

The new Sex and the City wedding dress made Ms. Bradshaw feel like this was more than just a marriage - it was an event. But was it turning into a circus? Carrie ditched the simple, label-free wedding gown that she had originally planned to wear, and the guest list jumped from 75 to 200 (quite the increase!). The media showcased the details of her wedding – something that was quite unsettling to Mr. Big, as this would be his third marriage.


At Carrie and Big's rehearsal dinner, one of Carrie’s friends, Miranda, left Big with an angry remark, after her cheating soon-to-be ex-husband showed up uninvited.  Miranda's comment stuck with Big, and he worried about it all night long. Dramatically, he called off the wedding the next day - a decision he regretted immediately. When Carrie found out about the Big decision, she was left standing in the New York City Public Library (their beautiful wedding venue) in her designer gown, heartbroken, feeling horribly alone. But, of course, Carrie's best friends were right there to hold her hand as she tried to pick up the pieces and make sense of what had just happened. Despite horrendous heartbreak, Carrie and her bridesmaids looked absolutely stunning.  Each of the Sex and the City bridesmaid dresses was a different cut and color, one black, one red, and one blue. The following bridesmaid dresses are similar to the bridesmaid gowns in Sex and the City.

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Spoiler Alert!

After a lonely honeymoon (at least she had her girlfriends!), and months of trying to dust themselves off and re-organize their lives, Carrie and Big realized that their love was stronger than the word "wedding." The two wed, but this time, they did things as they had planned originally to: with a simple, small, and personal courtroom ceremony. Carrie ended up wearing her vintage, label-free wedding gown, and married Big at the courthouse.  The couple learned the real meaning of marriage: love for each other. If you love the Sex and the City wedding dress, then I'm sure you'll be a fan of these designer wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses similar to the Sex and the City bridesmaid gowns.   Let's Be Friends! Follow us on Twitter! For more information & exclusive promotions, SUBSCRIBE to the Wedding Shoppe Inc. newsletter

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