This morning, actress Holly Robinson Peete tweeted about movie-themed weddings in response to a HuffPo Weddings article on the same:

Why might movie-themed weddings be the worst trend of 2012, you ask? According to HuffPo, it’s because often, the themes picked set an inappropriate tone and rarely convey the message: I’m taking this marriage seriously. They read like the kind of informal costume party better suited for birthdays than for a celebration of wedded bliss. But you don’t have to take HuffPo’s word for it. See for yourself in this Buzzfeed profile on a  Hunger Games-themed wedding. Lifestyle website Shecky’s also features four ideas for movie-themed weddings, though none are quite so gory as the source material for a Katniss-and-Peeta-centric affair. The site goes old-school, suggesting  Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Casablanca, and  Moulin Rouge. 

Unsurprisingly, most articles covering movie-themed weddings omit any black film possibilities. So here’s your chance to think about what kind of film you’d use as a style guide for your own affair. We’d like to echo Robinson Peete’s sentiment and ask: If you were forced to choose, which black or multicultural film would you be willing to use as a theme for your wedding?

While you decide, check out how one family reacts to the bride-to-be’s insistence that her wedding have a  300 theme:

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  • OhPuhleezee

    As a photographer, I don’t mind movie themed weddings. What people need to stop doing is getting chocolate fountains. They’re gross, messy, and look tacky.