Friday, April 29, 2011

Freaky Friday: Corpse Bride

Wedding, a wedding, we’re going to have a wedding, a wedding!

Hello and Happy Friday to you all!

This is rather late getting up, but this has been a very off day for me, not in a bad way though, I was just up super early to catch the Royal Wedding But today’s post is focused on another wedding, today we’ll be talking about Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride!

Since getting home, I've had a craving for this film. It's been quite some time since I had seen it, so when watching it I enjoyed it all the more!

Yes, I know, I’m one of those who complain about Johnny Depp & Helena Bonham Carter being in one too many Burton films, but here they’re just doing voices, so I tolerate it. Speaking of voices, Christopher Lee lends his voice to the Priest in the film. Hearing his voice always makes me smile, what can I say? I’ve watched one too many of his Hammer Horror films....

I love the animation in this film. I adore stop motion animation in general. Certain scenes, like when Victor & Emily are on the bridge & her veil is blowing in the wind, I find simply magical.

The always wonderful Danny Elfman does the music & it’s typical Elfman The soundtrack has that certain Elfman-Burton charm to it. That's part of the reason why I’ve been craving this film, The Wedding Song has been stuck in my head!

Searching about the internet for Corpse Bride related goodies is such good fun!

On Etsy, Deconstructress has recreated the dress that Emily the Corpse Bride wears, & for $599.00 it could be yours!

On YouTube, one of my favourite makeup gurus did a look inspired by Emily

On DeviantART, there are so simply gorgeous photo shoots!

There are also all the wedding cakes that have been made with a Corpse Bride theme

Looking at all these pictures makes me half tempted to day dream about a Corpse Bride themed wedding... But I'm not really one for weddings. Getting married is not something I catch myself thinking about, nor have a dreamed of my wedding since I was a little girl. I suppose I just can’t imagine finding someone I liked well enough to want to spend the rest of my life with them. Does this sound strange coming from the self-proclaimed hopeless romantic?

What about you guests? Would you have a Burton themed wedding? Or some other sort of movie themed wedding?

Stay Spooky,
Alice Grimm