Snow White & the Huntsman a Hit With Brides
Each year there are films that spark some serious excitement in those who are dreaming or planning their weddings, along with everyone in the wedding industry itself. Last year everyone went crazy for the comedy Bridesmaids for obvious reasons. And following the release of Hangover in 2009 droves of bucks booked flights to Las Vegas aiming to replicate some of the stars mad antics. And then there was Bride Wars, The Wedding Planner, Two Weddings and a Funeral… you get the picture!
But the film that everyone is talking about in wedding circles right now, Snow White and The Huntsman, doesn’t really fit snugly into the usual romance, comedy or ‘rom-com’ genres, that give some humour filled relief to stressed out bride and grooms-to-be. Instead the story-line is quite dark and confronting with A.O. Scott of The New York Times writing, “Though it is an ambitious – at times mesmerizing – application of the latest cinematic technology, the movie tries to recapture some of the menace of the stories that used to be told to scare children rather than console them.”
The reason Snow White and The Huntsman, which stars Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart, has generated so much excitement amongst the wedding world is thanks to the brilliance of American costume designer Colleen Atwood and the amazing team of forty-seven who were responsible for the hair, makeup and special effects.
Atwood, who has nominated for nine Academy Awards for Best Costume Design, winning for the movies Chicago in 2002, Memoirs of a Geisha in 2006 and Alice in Wonderland in 2011, transforms all films she touches into a fashion fanatic’s heaven. And Snow White and The Huntsman is no different with majestic sweeping gowns, tiaras and fabrics all brides will fantasize over. Similarly the hair and makeup crew have created out of this world looks that you will certainly hope to replicate for your walk down the aisle.
We adore that there is a wedding scene (despite what happens after it!) where Theron’s character marries King Magnus. Theron is quoted as saying that the hardest thing for her was walking in the dress she wore, with the corset being incredibly uncomfortable, leaving her almost hunched over by the time she made it to the alter – so please take note all Knottie brides considering corsets!
But it’s a must see, for even if you don’t end up walking out of the cinema with a laptop full of new ideas for your big day, Snow White and the Huntsman will still be the perfect way to seriously escape your seemingly never ending wedding to-do list for a couple of hours.
Snow White and the Huntsman opens nationwide today.