There Was a Mini ‘Father of the Bride’ Reunion: See the Photo

Father of the BrideA still from 1991 movie Father of the Bride (Photo credit: BUENA VISTA PICTURES)

There’s no shortage of wedding movies out there, but fans of one of the most memorable flicks ever to be released around the topic—Father of the Bride—just received a big dose of nostalgia.

A quarter decade after the film’s release, three of the movie’s stars, Steve Martin, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Martin Short, reunited on Sunday, March 19, for a mini get together at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. Williams-Paisley, who played the bride Annie Banks in the movie as well as the sequel, took to Instagram to document the tiny reunion.

“Loved seeing my former costars @stevemartintogo & @themartinshort at the Opryhouse tonight for their show in #Nashville,” she wrote. The trio, along with Diane Keaton, Kieran Culkin and George Newbern, starred in the 1991 movie, and subsequently, the 1995 sequel, Father of the Bride II.

Loved seeing my former costars @stevemartintogo & @themartinshort at the Opryhouse tonight for their show in #Nashville 👏🏻👏🏻😍😍😍

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Short was best known for his portrayal of the egotistical-but-hilarious wedding planner Franck Eggelhoffer, whose accent and flair for the extraordinary has made him one of the most memorable event planners ever to be featured in a movie.

It was later revealed that Franck was fashioned after real-life wedding planner Kevin Lee, who’s worked with Oprah Winfrey, Drew Barrymore and more. Lee learned the news from one of the movie’s producers.

“I was totally shocked when he told me,” Lee told The Daily Dish last summer. “It was totally me, it’s me. He captured my character so well and I was overwhelmed. Officially, I am the Franck.”

As for whether or not there will be a third flick? Martin previously addressed the speculation in an interview, and remarked: “I don’t think that’s gonna happen.”

“I’d have to play a grandfather,” he noted to Entertainment Tonight last year. “Do I want to do that? Yeah, of course I do, but I think we’ve seen enough… But, you know, I think another generation will make that movie again.”

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Esther Lee
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Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.