Summer is upon us—and so is love!
It’s that special time of year when folks all over the globe are getting married—so we thought it apropos to reminisce about some of our most favorite Disney nuptials. Cue the processional…
The Little Mermaid
It took some doing—or should we say, UNdoing—for Ariel to finally have her happy ending with Prince Eric. And not only does she marry the love of her life, but now she also gets to collect all the dinglehoppers and whatsits-galore she could ever want. Win-win!
We’re going with the recent live-action retelling of Cinderella for several reasons—chief among them, Ella’s amazingly beautiful wedding dress! We didn’t think anything could top her iconic sparkly-blue frock, but we’d kill to walk down the aisle in this gown. Bonus: It’s available for brides in real life.
Ok, so Giselle and Prince Edward never ACTUALLY got married, but their fairy tale wedding makes our list if only because of Giselle’s incredibly voluminous wedding dress! Honorable mention goes to Robert’s ex-girlfriend Nancy, whose wedding to Prince Edward marks the start of a whole new (animated) chapter in her life.
The Princess and the Frog
Tiana and Naveen’s wedding in the middle of a Louisiana swamp (as presided over by Mama Odie) was one of the more magical nuptials on Disney record. Surrounded by a gaggle of bayou creatures, the pair’s love turned them back into humans just in the nick of time. As they say in New Orleans, “Laissez les bons temps rouler!”
Robin may have stolen from the rich to give to the poor, but he also stole Maid Marian’s heart! Thank goodness King Richard returned from the Crusades and put his evil brother, Prince John, in jail… otherwise, this particular wedding might’ve never happened.
Tangled Ever After
Rapunzel and Flynn (excuse us, Eugene) sure have a rocky start to their wedding ceremony. Leave it to Maximus the horse and Pascal the chameleon to lose the ring—and cause a complete ruckus trying to recover it! With so many shenanigans afoot, it’s a miracle our two lovebirds make it out unscathed.
Snow and Charming’s Wedding on Once Upon a Time
These two have faced countless hurdles, and yet, they still managed to get married despite the Evil Queen and they found each other in Storybrooke. On top of it all, the actors who play Snow and Charming (Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas) are now married in real life! Talk about “happily ever after”!
One of the more iconic weddings in the Disney pantheon, the grand finale of the 1959 animated film found an awakened Aurora finding happiness with Prince Phillip—all while wearing a fabulous color-changing dress, thanks to good fairies Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather.
We seriously needed our hankies for this one. Carl and Ellie’s wedding in 2009’s Up was as charming and quirky as its bride and groom, and it signaled the start of decades of love. No wonder so many real-life couples are now having Up-themed weddings.
One Hundred and One Dalmatians
If it weren’t for Pongo the Dalmatian, lonely songwriter Roger would’ve never met the love of his life, Anita, in that London park. And not only did he find his human a mate, Pongo found one for himself—the beautiful Perdita. Weddings aren’t just for people, y’know…