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22 Iconic Movie Weddings Dresses To Consider For Your Wedding

Finding the perfect gown, veil, tiara, makeup, and earrings can make creating your ultimate wedding day all the more stressful. As Latinas, many of us have spent our childhood years imaging and pining away at the days in which we’d find our true love and walk down the aisle to marry them. Most of the time, we get the fantasy of our wedding day looks from our favorite movies and films.

Let’s take a look back at 20 of the most iconic looks Latinas wore in films to consider for your big day.

1. Salma Hayek in “Frida”

Frida / Miramax Films

Frida Kahlo always had lovely and rich taste when it comes to her clothes. The dress Salma Hayek wears for the wedding scene was ALMOST as impressive at the lovely crown.

2. Hayeks’ second wedding dress.

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3. Jennifer Lopez in “The Wedding Planner”

Columbia Pictures

Just when you thought JLo’s style in this film couldn’t get any more timeless. She went and pulled out this satin number with off the shoulder long sleeves that were pinned with beautiful buttons.

4. Salma Hayek in “Fools Rush In”

Columbia Pictures

It’s kind of hard to pick just one thing to love in this romantic comedy. Still, the boho vibes of Salma Hayek’s dress were hands down my favorite.

5. America Ferrera’s dress in “Our Family Wedding”

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Ferrera starred in the romantic comedy film starring Forest Whitaker, America Ferrera, Carlos Mencia, Lance Gross, Shannyn Sossamon, Charlie Murphy.

5. Penélope Cruz in “Bandidas”

“Bandidas” / 20th Century Fox

It’s hard not to love all of the lace tacked on to Penélope Cruz’s dress in this film. Seriously get yourself a headpiece for your wedding like this one to bring all of the drama.

6. Salma Hayek in “Once Upon a Time in Mexico”

Once Upon a Time in Mexico /Columbia Pictures

Salma Hayek marries Antonio Banderas’ character in Once Upon A Time In Mexico. Nothing says romance like saying your vows in shackles am I right ladies???

7. Jennifer Lopez in “Enough”

Enough / Columbia Pictures

Okay LBR it’s kind of hard to swallow this wedding scene given the topics addressed in this film. STILL, J Lo’s elegant dress and updo were so complimentary.

8. Penélope Cruz in “Woman on Top”

Woman On Top / Fox Searchlight Pictures

The classic lace veil Penelope Cruz wore in this movie was hands down everything.

9. Lymari Nadal in “American Gangster”

American Gangster / Universal Pictures

Lymari Nadal’s wedding to Denzel Washington’s character in American Gangster had a small put in impactful part. The lace on the dress is total proof!

10. Camila Belle in “From Prada to Nada”

From Prada to Nada / Lionsgate

Camila Belle brings all of the styles to this film. Still, it isn’t until the very end when she breaks out this timeless dress that I truly felt inspired.

11. Jennifer Lopez in “My Family”

My Family / New Line Cinema

Here comes JLO once again with a dress that brings out all of the stops. ICYMI ladies, here’s an example of how to rock some beautiful gold studs for your wedding.

12. Jennifer Lopez in “El Cantante”

El Cantante / Picturehouse

Seriously though, Jennifer Lopez must really love to have wedding gowns in her movies. Check out “El Cantanate” for a 60s-inspired wedding gown.

13. Jennifer Lopez in “Monster-in-Law”

Monster-in-Law / New Line Cinema

You probably thought we’d dropped all of the JLO wedding gowns on you, but I promise this chica is not through with the white gowns. Feeling like you want to pull off gloves for your wedding day, check this one out for inspo!

14. Cameron Diaz in “Feeling Minnesota”

Feeling Minnesota / Fine Line Features

The Cubana’s long-sleeved lace dress isn’t the first time she went with off-the-shoulder’s in a movie. Keep scrolling through to see!

15. Sara Ramirez in “Grey’s Anatomy”

Grey’s Anatomy / ABC

Fans of “Grey’s Anatomy” will never forget Ramirez’s timeless wedding dress in the show. The beaded sleeves were the perfect look for her chic dress.

16. Salma Hayek in “Breaking Up”

Breaking Up Warner Bros.

Have a passion for bringing a hippy look to your wedding? Totally consider rocking a flower crown like Salma!

17. Penélope Cruz in “Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health”

Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health / Manuel Gómez Pereira

Penélope’s dress was straight up dramatic in “Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health.” Copying it is simple, just make sure to go for a veil with tons of poof.

18. Jessica Alba in “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer”

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer / 20th Century Fox

Jessica Alba went for a simple yet chic look in her dress for the Fantastic Four series. Keep your veil small and cropped for a similar look.

19. Cameron Diaz in “What Happens in Vegas”

What Happens In Vegas / Distributed by 20th Century Fox

Cameron Diaz taught us that a casual look for a wedding can always go over well. Dress it up with a string of purls and long veil!

20. Cameron Diaz in “My Best Friend’s Wedding”

Fox Searchlight Pictures

See! I told you Cameron loved to go for the off-the-shoulder look!

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Cameron Diaz Talks About That Traumatic Scene From ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ That Gave Us All Our First Taste Of Second Hand Embarrassment


Cameron Diaz Talks About That Traumatic Scene From ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ That Gave Us All Our First Taste Of Second Hand Embarrassment

Everybody’s favorite 90s romantic comedy, “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” is packed with various moments of hilarious victories that make the movie so lovable. The 1997 film stars Julia Roberts as a 27-year-old Julianne Potter who flies to Chicago to break up her best friend (Dermot Mulroney’s) marriage to 20-year-old Kimmy (played by Cameron Diaz). It’s filled with meddling moments and mini-disasters including one iconic scene made of a particular sort of awkwardness.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Diaz spoke about the one scene that prompted everyone to steer clear of karaoke bars.

My Best Friend’s Wedding/ TriStar Pictures

In one of the film’s most beloved scenes, Cameron Diaz’s Kimmy stands before a packed karaoke bar at the urging of Julianne and sputters and cries her way through Dionne Warwick’s “I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself.” The scene is awkwardly heavy, with Diaz’s blotchy, clammy, pink face tearing apart every note and Julia Robert’s conniving character’s satisfied smirk. The patrons in the bar sit awkwardly still in their seats as they watch the trainwreck and experience the ultimate form of secondhand embarrassment. Then suddenly, through Kimmy’s show of good sportsmanship, the scene turns around.

The patrons join in on the song, singing, and clapping. Julianne is noticeably dumbfounded by her failed scheme. No doubt, the entire experience was humiliating for everyone watching (audience included) but there’s also no denying that the proper people have been charmed, even us the viewers who were supposed to be rooting for Julianne, can’t help but have a change of heart over the girl who has a father worth billions.

That’s just good acting. Or, so we thought.

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly for its latest reunion special, Diaz explained that the film was far more real than we might have guessed.

During the interview that commemorated the film which is now over twenty years old, Diaz admitted that the idea of standing up in front of the bar and singing actually, truly made her miserable.

“I was terrified to do that scene, for real,” Diaz, who is of Cuban descent admitted. “I allowed the true terror of singing in front of people to be alive in me. I wanted to run and hide, and Dermot kept me there. He said, “You can do it, you can do it.” In the scene I’m just staring at him the whole time because he’s looking at me like, “You’re okay. You’re not gonna die.” And I was like, “But I’m dying.”

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20 Crazy Facts About “Spy Kids” You Didn’t Notice In The Movie


20 Crazy Facts About “Spy Kids” You Didn’t Notice In The Movie

In 2001, Latino kids across the globe were met with a rare treasure never to be seen. A Latino spy family featuring two kids with top-secret espionage badges on the big screen. The heroic movie “Spy Kids” launched a mega movie franchise as well as the imaginations of Latino kids.

Written and directed by Robert Rodriguez, “Spy Kids” was an epic espionage movie packed full of wonderment, surprise, gadgets oh yeah and Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino and new faces Alexa PenaVega and Daryl Sabara.

Check out these 20 things you never knew about your favorite movie from 2001!

1. Robert Rodriguez, the director, used ideas from his childhood for his characters.

Dimension Films

Rodriguez had drawn a picture of men with thumbs for heads, arms, and legs as a child. The thumb people made an appearance as the clumsy robots known as the Thums Thumbs.

2. Rodriguez’s family made appearances in special ways.

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As an homage to his family members, Rodriguez named the characters of Gregorio, Carmen, and Juni after them.

3. George Clooney wore pajama pants during his appearance

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Robert Rodriguez was the director behind the movie and had worked with Clooney before. He showed up as a one-man crew and shot the Clooney scene himself. The scene was shot from the waist up since Clooney was still wearing his pijama.

4. Selena Gomez made her debut in the franchise.

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The “Wolves” singer made her film debut as “Waterpark Girl” In the 3rd movie.

5. Gregorio Cortez was named after a thief.

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In real life, Gregorio Cortez is the name of a famous Texan thief from the early 90s.

6. IRL, Carla Gugino was too young to be an adult mom to her kids in the movie.

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In reality, Gugino is only  17 years older than Alexa PenaVega, who plays her oldest child Carmen.

7. Carla almost didn’t accept the role because of her age.

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At 29 years old during the time of filming, Carla felt she was too young to have kids that were 10 and 12 years old. But Rodriguez convinced her by sharing that his own mother had had him and all of his siblings by the time she was thirty. 

8. Production was super speedy.

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The movie was shot over a period of 10 weeks.

9. It held box office for almost as long.

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The movie stayed at number 1 for three straight whole weeks in the United States bod office charts.

10. Carla Gugino wasn’t even supposed to be here.

Dimension Films

Kelly Preston had been offered the role of Ingrid Cortez, but when she gave birth, Carla was offered the role. 

11. Which means the movie didn’t dodge blackface.

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Kelly Preston is white and Carla Gugino is Italian AKA not Latina.

12. Angie Harmon almost got the role of Ingrid.

Dimension Films

Harmon is also not Latina. She’s Greek and German/Irish. Makes you think someone was determined to cast a white mother eh? Like where was Salma Hayek?? OR, a Brown casting director?

13. The kids helped pick Gugino as Ingrid.

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Rodriguez wanted to make sure the mother looked like the kids and Gugino’s dye job.

14. That’s not San Diablo.

Dimension Films

In the notorious arriel shot that’s not San Diablo it’s a view of Santiago de Chile! 

15. Rodriguez edited the movie in a “garage.”

Dimension Films

Rodriguez’s garage is really an elaborate editing studio in his home.

16. Daryl Sabara and Alexa Vega own this film

Dimension Films

They’re the only actors to appear in all four films of the franchise.

17. Carmen has such a Latina tame.

Dimension Films

According to the credits and a scene where she uses it as a password Carmen Elizabeth Juanita Costa-Brava Cortez.

18. The location has a fun oxymoron.

Dimension Films

San Diablo is a Spanish oxymoron meaning Holy Devil or Sainted Devil.

19. The initials of the Organization of Super Spies is copy pasted.

Dimension Films

The Organization of Super Spies or O.S.S. has the exact same initials as the Office of Strategic Services,. That’s the version of the WWII-era C.I.A.

20. Rodriguez has a trademark and a thing for knives.

Dimension Films

Rodriguez’s film’s featuring Danny Trejo usually have his characters named after a knife. In Spy Kids he plays Isador “Machete” Cortez.

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