My childhood vision of the perfect dream wedding was shaped entirely by a music video. Thankfully, I've had a couple of decades to iron out my bridal vision, and no longer desire to wed Axl Rose in a gown that's Princess Diana on the top and Vegas on the bottom. Still, Stephanie Seymour
made an iconic music video bride — although she's had some competition in recent years.
Here are some of the best bridal moments in music video history.12. Pamela Anderson in Piligrim's "Rave of Motors"Pamela Anderson
was reportedly paid around $200,000 to star in this Russian metal band's video, which depicted her walking down the aisle with a pudgy businessman who couldn't be bothered to get off his phone during their church ceremony. Anderson donned a sexy slip dress that showcased both her bosom and her many tattoos. 11. Taylor Swift in "Mine"Taylor Swift
's bridal moment is extremely brief in this melodramatic music video, but it's oh-so pretty. Swift slipped into a gown from Reem Acra's fall 2010 collection for her onscreen wedding to hunky British actor Toby Hemingway.10. Miranda Lambert in "White Liar"Miranda Lambert
doesn't exactly play a blushing bride in her video for "White Liar," which sees her walking down the aisle past a number of women with her fiancé has cheated on her with. But Lambert has a surprise in store for her wedding guests, and it involves The Room
's Greg Sestero. 9. Carrie Underwood in "Just a Dream"
The most tragic music video bride of all time is Carrie Underwood
, who looks absolutely dreamy as she makes her way down the aisle to her future husband... who turns out to be dead. Yep, this isn't a wedding, it's a funeral. Surprise!8. Katy Perry in "Hot 'N Cold"
The world will probably never know what Katy Perry
looked like in the Elie Saab wedding gown she wore to marry her ex-husband Russell Brand
, but it was probably a wee bit classier than the bridal romper she wears in this video. That's right: Bridal romper.
Fun fact: Katy's real-life parents are the ones sitting in the front row at the wedding.7. Nicki Minaj in "Moment 4 Life"Nicki Minaj
's wedding scene with her Young Money colleague Drake
was the perfect gift to her fans, who had been pushing for the two to get together for some time. Though Minaj spends most of the video outfitted in over-the-top creations by The Blonds and the like, she opted for a surprisingly demure gown for her big moment.6. Mariah Carey in "We Belong Together"
Brett Ratner directed this ultra-sexy music video, in which Mariah flees her wedding to a older, powerful man (played by Eric Roberts) to be with her young, hot lover (Wentworth Miller). Carey stirred up some mild controversy by wearing the same Vera Wang gown she wore to marry former Sony music executive Tommy Mottola in 1993. 5. Pink in "I Don't Believe You"
Pink donned the same cream-hued Monique Lhuillier wedding gown she'd worn to wed Carey Hart
in this Sophie Muller-directed video, which sees Pink rollerblading alone through a gorgeous but lonely wedding setup and crying over an empty wedding album. Heavy stuff.4. The Dixie Chicks in "Ready to Run"
Sorry, Katy Perry: The Dixie Chicks did the whole "biking in a bridal gown" thing a full decade before you did — and they did it better. In this video, the band's Natalie, Emily, and Martie make a very spirited getaway from their ridiculous triple wedding. 3. Beyonce Knowles in "Best Thing I Never Had"
Beyoncé managed to snag a Vera Wang gown for her music video, but didn't actually wear it for the whole thing. No, she spends a couple minutes just hanging out in bridal lingerie. No one's complaining. Fun fact: Beyoncé's real
wedding gown was designed by her mom.2. Stephanie Seymour in Guns N' Roses' "November Rain"Axl Rose
never made it down the aisle with his supermodel ex-girlfriend Stephanie Seymour in real life, but it's just as well: She would have had a rough time living up to the expectations set by this epic video and her OG mullet dress.1. Madonna in Like a VirginMadonna
has probably worn more wedding gowns in her life time than any other pop star, thanks to this song and its iconic music video. In 1984, she caused an uproar when she opened the MTV Video Music Awards with a rowdy bridal stage-hump. Bold is the bride who chooses to replicate that moment during her own wedding.