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Katherine Heigl celebrates '27 Dresses' 10th anniversary with adorable throwback pics

You never know what films will strike a special chord for their stars.

But in the case of Katherine Heigl, we think we know: the former "Grey's Anatomy" star posted several photos and a heartfelt caption Thursday of herself from 10 years ago, when she starred in "27 Dresses":

The film featured Heigl's character Jane Nichols having to be a bridesmaid at literally 27 different events before finally landing her own groom (James Marsden) and wearing the bride's dress, finally!

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    25 best wedding movies

    Hollywood loves a good wedding. Here’s a look at 25 of the best movies celebrating that famed walk down the aisle, from “Cinderella” to  “Bridesmaids.”

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    'The Five-Year Engagement' (2012)

    Tom (Jason Segal) and Violet (Emily Blunt) are in love, and engaged. But life's little circumstances keep preventing them from saying their "I do's" until a lot of growing up and breaking up (and reuniting) has gone down. The impromptu ceremony at the film's end comes as a relief to everyone.

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    'Bridesmaids' (2011)

    Can't have a wedding without your besties, but when your maid of honor's (Kristin Wiig) envy over your good fortune turns ugly you may just have to cut down the guest list. Fortunately, friendship prevails between bride Maya Rudolph and Wiig -- and after the ceremony, the bride turns out to have done a little matchmaking for her best friend.

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    'Jumping the Broom' (2011)

    One of the hardest parts of making a wedding work is dodging the well-meaning interference of friends and family -- particularly when the bride's (Paula Patton) mother turns out to have a huge family secret. But Patton and groom Laz Alonzo do at last make it to the altar, do their traditional leap over the broom, and end up doing the "Cupid Shuffle" with their guests.

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    'Our Family Wedding' (2010)

    Mixed marriages can be complicated, but when Lance Goss and America Ferrera's families try to out-ethnic one another for the ceremony, racial tensions erupt, but hilarity ensues. Ultimately, the families find a way to blend their cultures and come up with an African-American/Mexican-American wedding that has everybody smiling.

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    'Bride Wars' (2009)

    Two best friends (Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway) have dreamed of their weddings since they were children, but when the only place either can envision getting married is available for just one day, the claws (and the hair dye) come out and the two try to sabotage each other's big day. After a big bridal blow-out fight, one wedding goes forward that day and one couple splits up, so call it a draw.

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    'Mamma Mia!' (2008)

    Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) invites three men who just might be her dad (mom Meryl Streep has never told her who her father is) to visit their idyllic Greek island, and when all is said and done, the wedding proceeds amidst lots of ABBA music, singing, dancing -- and one earth-shattering (literally) moment, when the ground erupts with water.

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    'Sex and the City' (2008)

    After years of on-again, off-again love between Mr. Big and Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), it seemed as though the two crazy kids would finally pull it off in grand fashion at the New York Public Library, but misunderstandings prevented the big fete. The two eventually reconcile with a simple, City Hall wedding -- at which Carrie wears a vintage dress and blue Manolos, naturally. The reception? a local diner. Big doesn't have to go Big to be a classy guy.

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    '27 Dresses' (2008)

    Practice makes perfect, which should make Katherine Heigl's Jane a world-champion bridesmaid. She stood up at 27 weddings, never having one of her own. By the end of the film, though, she has the last laugh -- as all 27 brides show up for her big day.

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    'The Wedding Date' (2005)

    What's worse than getting dumped by your former fiance? Finding out that the ex is now the best man at your half-sister's wedding! Deciding she has to go big or go home, Debra Messing's Kat hires male escort Nick (Dermot Mulroney), who charms everyone. The wedding itself almost seems secondary, but proceeds as expected -- with Nick and Kat falling for one another in the background.

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    'Wedding Crashers' (2005)

    Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn play two men who crash weddings in hopes of meeting romantic-minded women. When one falls in love with a maid-of-honor, it's only a matter of time before he himself is marching down the aisle.

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    'Corpse Bride' (2005)

    Nothing puts a crimp in a groom's afternoon like being dragged into the netherworld and told he's to wed a dead woman. Fortunately, that doesn't have to happen -- and it turns out the dead bride (voiced by Helena Bonham Carter) is actually able to help groom Victor (Johnny Depp) and bride Victoria (Emily Watson).

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    'Monsoon Wedding' (2002)

    When her dad wants to go beyond arranging her marriage to arranging her entire massive wedding ceremony, Pimmi (Lillete Dubey) has to just step back and let it happen. What ensues is a four-day celebration complete with drama and lots of music.

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    My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

    Put a little ammonia on it, and it'll all be better. That's one of the life lessons learned from this boisterous indie hit, which starts off with Mia Vardalos as a bedraggled forever-spinster and follows her transformation into a grown woman with a hunky husband (John Corbett), who spends a year dodging interfering relatives to be with the Grecian woman of his dreams.

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    'The Wedding Planner' (2001)

    Ambitious wedding planner Mary (Jennifer Lopez) gets caught between an arranged suitor and Steve (Matthew McConaughey), the man who may be engaged to her boss, but who also saved her life. Mary and Steve don't quite make it to the altar, but she is saved from having to say "I do" to the man her father fixed her up with.

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    'Runaway Bride' (1999)

    "Pretty Woman" co-stars Julia Roberts and Richard Gere reunite in a film about a woman who has no problem saying "I will" but has a problem saying "I do." After three failed attempts to get to the altar, Roberts' Maggie meets Gere's writer Ike, falls for him and ends up running away yet again. But in the end, she turns in those jogging shoes for good and the couple wed in a private ceremony where the two race off together -- on horseback.

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    'Bride of Chucky' (1998)

    The only movie couple who could have served as their own wedding cake topper, Chucky and his equally sadistic bride Tiffany have several things in common, including having once been human and having their souls transferred into dolls, a deficiency they'd like to remedy. While they don't quite succeed, they do get hitched in a little wedding chapel in a hotel and manage to create the next generation of doll serial killers in the process.

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    'The Wedding Singer' (1998)

    Sad-sack Robbie (Adam Sandler) has a regular gig as a wedding singer, but his own plans for eternal happiness aren't going well -- until he meets waitress Julia (Drew Barrymore), who is clearly engaged to the wrong guy. But with a little help from Billy Idol, the pair ultimately unite and share a passionate kiss at their own nuptials.

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    'My Best Friend's Wedding' (1997)

    Two best friends (Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney) promise that if they're not married by age 28, they'll wed one another. Three weeks before that big occasion, Mulroney's Michael announces he's marrying Kimberly (Cameron Diaz), which prompts Roberts' Julianne to try and sabotage their upcoming union.

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    'Four Weddings and a Funeral' (1994)

    Commitment-phobe Charles (Hugh Grant) gets invited to a lot of weddings (and, as the title promises, one heartbreaking funeral) and at each one manages to spark a little harder with American Carrie (Andie MacDowell). She gets married without him, but soon splits from the bad match, causing Charlies to ditch his own wedding to be with her.

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    'Muriel's Wedding' (1994)

    ABBA-loving misfit Muriel (Toni Collette) wants nothing more than to escape her family, her petty friends and tiny town, and dreams of a massive wedding which will give her one day when everyone sees her as the star of the show.

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    'Father of the Bride' (1991)

    A remake of the 1950 film starring Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth taylor, "Bride" looks at the anxieties George (Steve Martin) has as his daughter (Kimberly Williams) announces that she's engaged.

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    'The Princess Bride' (1987)

    "As you wish." Farmhand Wesley (Cary Elwes) will do anything for Buttercup (Robin Wright), but when the two fall in love he leaves her to seek his fortune. Alas, the terrible Prince Humperdinck desires her for his own bride. Castle-storming ensues.

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    'The Bride' (1985)

    So if Dr. Frankenstein was Sting, and his second lab creation was Jennifer Beals, do you really think he'd just hand her over to his first creation, the monster? Not likely. Eva initially rejects the monster, but discovers they have a psychic link.

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    'The Graduate' (1967)

    Yes, Benjamin (Dustin Hoffman) has slept with her mother (Anne Bancroft), but he's really in love with Elaine (Katharine Ross), who he finds in the process of getting married. He breaks into the wedding, kidnaps the only somewhat-reticent bride, and the two board a bus going ... somewhere. The final scene, where they sit at the back of the bus and their expressions fade from triumphant to "Now what do we do?" makes it hard to believe there's a happy ending in store.

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    'Cinderella' (1950)

    She may have had a wicked stepmother and stepsisters, but Cinderella had some friendly mice and a floppy-eared dog to help her win the heart of Prince Charming.

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    'Bride of Frankenstein' (1935)

    Creating life is a hard habit for Dr. Frankenstein to break, so when the Monster (Boris Karloff) talks him into creating a female, the doc reaches for the corpses one more time -- and creates a shock-haired beauty (Elsa Lanchester).

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The post takes us through part of that whirlwind of outfits, from the lacy and pastel to Southern belle to something fluffy that reminds us of sherbet. (Heigl looks great in them all, of course.)

And as she notes in the caption, much has happened since she starred in the film. Though she had married singer Josh Kelley in 2007, before the film came out, the couple has gone on to adopt two daughters (Naleigh and Adalaide) and Heigl gave birth to a son, Joshua.

Thanks for the memories, Katherine! Whether a bride, mom or movie star, you still know how to dazzle.

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Katherine Heigl tries on yet another outfit in "27 Dresses."

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