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* In the series finale of ''Series/Daredevil2015'', [[ComicBook/TheKingpin Wilson Fisk's]] wedding to Vanessa becomes a MeleeATrois between Fisk, Daredevil and Dex (aka ComicBook/{{Bullseye}}). Vanessa, who's caught on the sidelines, ends up with a lot of blood splattered across her wedding dress.



* In one episode of ''Series/{{Flashpoint}}'', a gunman tries to kill [[spoiler:Donna Sabine's husband]] during her wedding. He misses but hits the best man in the leg, and Donna, in her wedding dress, ends up being the one to tend to him.
* In a Season 4 episode of ''Series/{{House}}'', a Patient of the Week becomes ill at her wedding. One of the symptoms is a mild version of this.



* ''Series/MidsomerMurders'': In "Till Death Do Us Part", the second VictimOfTheWeek is shot with ball bearings while modelling a wedding dress at a bridal show, leading to this trope.
* In ''Series/OrphanBlack'' Season 2 episode 4, [[spoiler: Helena appears like this after she is forcibly married to one of the [[ReligionOfEvil Prolethians]]. She manages to escape and slashes Daniel's throat in Rachel's apartment to prevent him from harming Sarah further.]]
* The promotional website for Showtime's series ''Series/PennyDreadful'' displays pictures, poems and items with a "Victorian horror" theme, including a wedding dress on which bloodstains appear if it's clicked.
* On ''Series/{{Revenge}}'', the third season InMediasRes opening has Emily in her wedding dress aboard a yacht being shot twice by an unseen assailant and falling overboard. When events catch up to the opening, the bloody dress washes ashore without Emily in it and is discovered by Jack and Aiden, alerting them that something has gone horribly wrong.






* The promotional website for Showtime's series ''Series/PennyDreadful'' displays pictures, poems and items with a "Victorian horror" theme, including a wedding dress on which bloodstains appear if it's clicked.
* In ''Series/OrphanBlack'' Season 2 episode 4, [[spoiler: Helena appears like this after she is forcibly married to one of the [[ReligionOfEvil Prolethians]]. She manages to escape and slashes Daniel's throat in Rachel's apartment to prevent him from harming Sarah further.]]
* In a Season 4 episode of ''Series/{{House}}'', a Patient of the Week becomes ill at her wedding. One of the symptoms is a mild version of this.
* On ''Series/{{Revenge}}'', the third season InMediasRes opening has Emily in her wedding dress aboard a yacht being shot twice by an unseen assailant and falling overboard. When events catch up to the opening, the bloody dress washes ashore without Emily in it and is discovered by Jack and Aiden, alerting them that something has gone horribly wrong.



* ''Series/MidsomerMurders'': In "Till Death Do Us Pass", the second VictimOfTheWeek is shot with ball bearings while modelling a wedding dress at a bridal show, leading to this trope.
* In one episode of ''Series/{{Flashpoint}}'', a gunman tries to kill [[spoiler:Donna Sabine's husband]] during her wedding. He misses but hits the best man in the leg, and Donna, in her wedding dress, ends up being the one to tend to him.
* In the series finale of ''Series/Daredevil2015'', [[ComicBook/TheKingpin Wilson Fisk's]] wedding to Vanessa becomes a MeleeATrois between Fisk, Daredevil and Dex (aka ComicBook/{{Bullseye}}). Vanessa, who's caught on the sidelines, ends up with a lot of blood splattered across her wedding dress.



* Music/AliceCooper's "Roses on White Lace" is a very literal example
* The covers of Music/MyChemicalRomance's "Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge" and "Life On The Murder Scene" feature a woman in a blood-spattered wedding dress (though it's much easier to tell she's in a wedding dress on the cover of the latter).



* Music/AliceCooper's "Roses on White Lace" is a very literal example.



* The covers of Music/MyChemicalRomance's "Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge" and "Life On The Murder Scene" feature a woman in a blood-spattered wedding dress (though it's much easier to tell she's in a wedding dress on the cover of the latter).



* An opera based on ''Literature/{{Lolita}}'' ends with Lolita visibly pregnant while wearing a bridal gown with a vaguely hand shaped bloodstain over her vaginal area. It symbolizes her abuse and death in childbirth.



* An opera based on ''Literature/{{Lolita}}'' ends with Lolita visibly pregnant while wearing a bridal gown with a vaguely hand shaped bloodstain over her vaginal area. It symbolizes her abuse and death in childbirth.



* The Bride's wedding dress becomes this by the end of "Blood Wedding".

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* The Bride's wedding dress becomes this by the end of "Blood Wedding".''Theatre/BloodWedding''.



* The backstory of the character Bloody Mary from the game ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal Black'' tells how she finally snapped at a friend's wedding, tired of always being the bridesmaid and never the bride. She stabbed the bride to death and stole the bloodstained dress to wear herself.



* ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}''.
** Especially unique is that you can get that dress as equipment if you [[spoiler: don't attack Dan in the martial arts tournament]]
* Perhaps not quite the same, but in ''VideoGame/SagaFrontier'', Emilia spends the last scenes of her quest (including the boss fight and following violent scenes) in the wedding dress she never got to wear after her fiancee was murdered. [[spoiler: Of course, if it ends happily, her dress is put to correct use and is completely clean.]] The official artwork of her in her dress and veil, holding a large gun, makes for a striking juxtaposition.
* Subverted in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', where [[spoiler: Yuna]] wears a very white dress as she attempts to make [[spoiler: Seymour]] un-undead.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}''.
** Especially unique is
''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' has Yharnam, Pthumerian Queen. Lore heavily implies that you can get it was she who gave birth to [[spoiler:the creature that dress as equipment if you [[spoiler: don't attack Dan causes most of the problems later on in the martial arts tournament]]
* Perhaps not quite the same, but in ''VideoGame/SagaFrontier'', Emilia spends the last scenes of her quest (including the boss fight and following violent scenes) in the wedding dress she never got to wear after her fiancee was murdered. [[spoiler: Of course, if it ends happily, her dress is put to correct use and is completely clean.
game, [[RealityWarper Mergo]].]] The official artwork of Blood Stains are mainly around her in stomach area, leaving some very disturbing implications, but when you fight her dress and veil, holding a large gun, makes for a striking juxtaposition.
it gets MUCH bloodier...
* Subverted in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', where [[spoiler: Yuna]] In ''VideoGame/CliveBarkersUndying,'' Lizbeth wears a very white dress as she attempts to make [[spoiler: Seymour]] un-undead.one of these.



* Subverted in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', where [[spoiler: Yuna]] wears a very white dress as she attempts to make [[spoiler: Seymour]] un-undead.
* The title character of ''VideoGame/{{Guenevere}}'' gets slashed during an assassination attempt during her wedding. She isn't afflicted with any lasting damage, but her FairytaleWeddingDress is.
* ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' has some pretty strange endings, but Harley Quinn's [[JustForPun takes the cake.]]
-->''The defeat of Superman filled Harley with confidence. She knew what she was capable of, and knew what she wanted. She traveled to the visitors' Earth and freed The Joker from prison. Returning to her world, they married in a ceremony that set Gotham ablaze. At the reception, the cake cutting ceremony took a gruesome turn. As her new husband playfully mashed her face into the cake, years of abuse took its toll. Something in Harley snapped. She used the ceremonial knife to slash Joker's throat. Still in her wedding gown, Harley now resides permanently in Arkham Asylum.''



* In ''VideoGame/CliveBarkersUndying,'' Lizbeth wears one of these.

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* In ''VideoGame/CliveBarkersUndying,'' Lizbeth wears one Perhaps not quite the same, but in ''VideoGame/SagaFrontier'', Emilia spends the last scenes of these.her quest (including the boss fight and following violent scenes) in the wedding dress she never got to wear after her fiancee was murdered. [[spoiler: Of course, if it ends happily, her dress is put to correct use and is completely clean.]] The official artwork of her in her dress and veil, holding a large gun, makes for a striking juxtaposition.
* Snow White in ''VideoGame/SINoALICE'' is often depicted wearing clothes resembling wedding dresses, with a bloody smear located somewhere on the otherwise pristine, immaculate clothes. [[spoiler:This is relevant to her backstory, as the Evil Queen attacked her at her wedding, prompting the Prince to take the attack and Snow White to kill the Queen, staining her dress with their blood]].



* ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' has some pretty strange endings, but Harley Quinn's [[JustForPun takes the cake.]]
-->''The defeat of Superman filled Harley with confidence. She knew what she was capable of, and knew what she wanted. She traveled to the visitors' Earth and freed The Joker from prison. Returning to her world, they married in a ceremony that set Gotham ablaze. At the reception, the cake cutting ceremony took a gruesome turn. As her new husband playfully mashed her face into the cake, years of abuse took its toll. Something in Harley snapped. She used the ceremonial knife to slash Joker's throat. Still in her wedding gown, Harley now resides permanently in Arkham Asylum.''

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* ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' has some pretty strange endings, but Harley Quinn's [[JustForPun takes In ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}} 7'', Nina Williams returns as the cake.]]
-->''The defeat of Superman filled Harley with confidence. She knew what she was capable of, and knew what she wanted. She traveled to the visitors' Earth and freed The Joker from prison. Returning to her world, they married
Fatal Bride clad in a ceremony that set Gotham ablaze. At the reception, the cake cutting ceremony took a gruesome turn. As her new husband playfully mashed her face into the cake, years of abuse took its toll. Something in Harley snapped. She used the ceremonial knife to slash Joker's throat. Still in her torn, bloodied wedding gown, Harley now resides permanently in Arkham Asylum.''dress.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}} 7'', Nina Williams returns as the Fatal Bride clad in a torn, bloodied wedding dress.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' has Yharnam, Pthumerian Queen. Lore heavily implies that it was she who gave birth to [[spoiler:the creature that causes most of the problems later on in the game, [[RealityWarper Mergo]].]] The Blood Stains are mainly around her stomach area, leaving some very disturbing implications, but when you fight her it gets MUCH bloodier...
* The title character of ''VideoGame/{{Guenevere}}'' gets slashed during an assassination attempt during her wedding. She isn't afflicted with any lasting damage, but her FairytaleWeddingDress is.
* Snow White in ''VideoGame/SINoALICE'' is often depicted wearing clothes resembling wedding dresses, with a bloody smear located somewhere on the otherwise pristine, immaculate clothes. [[spoiler:This is relevant to her backstory, as the Evil Queen attacked her at her wedding, prompting the Prince to take the attack and Snow White to kill the Queen, staining her dress with their blood]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}} 7'', Nina Williams returns as the Fatal Bride clad in a torn, bloodied wedding dress.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' has Yharnam, Pthumerian Queen. Lore heavily implies that it was she who gave birth to [[spoiler:the creature that causes most
The backstory of the problems later on in the game, [[RealityWarper Mergo]].]] The Blood Stains are mainly around her stomach area, leaving some very disturbing implications, but when you fight her it gets MUCH bloodier...
* The title
character of ''VideoGame/{{Guenevere}}'' gets slashed during an assassination attempt during her wedding. She isn't afflicted with any lasting damage, but her FairytaleWeddingDress is.
* Snow White in ''VideoGame/SINoALICE'' is often depicted wearing clothes resembling wedding dresses, with a bloody smear located somewhere on
Bloody Mary from the otherwise pristine, immaculate clothes. [[spoiler:This is relevant to her backstory, as the Evil Queen attacked her game ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal Black'' tells how she finally snapped at her a friend's wedding, prompting tired of always being the Prince to take bridesmaid and never the bride. She stabbed the bride to death and stole the bloodstained dress to wear herself.
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}''.
** Especially unique is that you can get that dress as equipment if you [[spoiler: don't
attack and Snow White to kill Dan in the Queen, staining her dress with their blood]].martial arts tournament]]



* A blood-spattered bride is not actually seen, but [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2007/6/22/ in this strip]] we see that ''Webcomic/PennyArcade''[='=]s Tycho and Gabe are well aware of the power of this trope.



* A blood-spattered bride is not actually seen, but [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2007/6/22/ in this strip]] we see that ''Webcomic/PennyArcade''[='=]s Tycho and Gabe are well aware of the power of this trope.


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* ''Manga/MurderPrincess'' has an archetypal "Disney Princess" dress that gets repeatedly covered in blood, that evokes much the same striking image.

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* ''Manga/MurderPrincess'' has an archetypal "Disney Princess" In ''Manga/BattleAngelAlita'', Alita kicks some mecha ass wile wearing a wedding dress that gets repeatedly covered in blood, that evokes much the same striking image.at one point. She wasn't going to marry anyone though.



* In ''Anime/GunXSword'', the bloodstained wedding dress is ''all'' we see from Van's late bride.
* ''Manga/HaouAiren'' gives us [[spoiler:Hakuron, the ''groom'', in a blood-splattered white suit after [[LaserGuidedKarma karma catches up with him]] and he's shot to death.]]



* In ''Manga/BattleAngelAlita'', Alita kicks some mecha ass wile wearing a wedding dress at one point. She wasn't going to marry anyone though.

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* In ''Manga/BattleAngelAlita'', Alita kicks some mecha ass wile wearing a ''Anime/GunXSword'', the bloodstained wedding dress at one point. She wasn't going is ''all'' we see from Van's late bride.
* ''Manga/HaouAiren'' gives us [[spoiler:Hakuron, the ''groom'', in a blood-splattered white suit after [[LaserGuidedKarma karma catches up with him]] and he's shot
to marry anyone though.death.]]
* ''Manga/MurderPrincess'' has an archetypal "Disney Princess" dress that gets repeatedly covered in blood, that evokes much the same striking image.



* After Marine Rachel Cole-Alvez has her wedding shot up by members of The Exchange during Creator/GregRucka's run on Comicbook/ThePunisher she's left standing in one of these surrounded by the bodies of her friends and family. She survives, but the trauma drives her to team up with Frank to try and take down The Exchange herself.

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* After Marine Rachel Cole-Alvez has her wedding shot up by members of The Exchange during Creator/GregRucka's run on Comicbook/ThePunisher ''Comicbook/ThePunisher'' she's left standing in one of these surrounded by the bodies of her friends and family. She survives, but the trauma drives her to team up with Frank to try and take down The Exchange herself.



* ''FanFic/BurningBridgesBuildingConfidence'' opens with Marinette having a nightmare about Lila hijacking her wedding, showing up at the church in her own gaudy wedding dress and stabbing Marinette to death. Marinette's 'friends' then proceed to accuse her of faking it for attention, while Lila stands triumphantly splattered with her blood.



* ''FanFic/BurningBridgesBuildingConfidence'' opens with Marinette having a nightmare about Lila hijacking her wedding, showing up at the church in her own gaudy wedding dress and stabbing Marinette to death. Marinette's 'friends' then proceed to accuse her of faking it for attention, while Lila stands triumphantly splattered with her blood.



* ''Film/KillBill'': Unsurprising, given that the main character is a badass [[KatanasAreJustBetter Samurai-swordswoman]] called "The Bride." (A chapter of the film is even called "The Blood-Spattered Bride," a typical Tarantino filmgeek ref to the Spanish vampire film ''La Novia Ensangrentada''.) The final battle was ''supposed to'' involve her fighting in a wedding dress, but due to time constraints, we get the AnticlimaxBoss of [[spoiler:her using a heart-exploding technique on Bill, without him even getting up]].
* ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'' features this, although because at the last second a new ending was tacked on, the blood appears and disappears depending on the shot.

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* ''Film/KillBill'': Unsurprising, given that ''Film/AmericanHeist''. SWAT police shoots a hostage taker when their pursuit of some criminals leads into a wedding, leading to this trope (the bride was standing behind the main character is criminal, who'd snatched a badass [[KatanasAreJustBetter Samurai-swordswoman]] called "The Bride." (A chapter of little girl as a HumanShield).
* The Hong Kong action movie ''Film/BlackCat'' (based on
the film is even called "The Blood-Spattered Bride," original ''Film/LaFemmeNikita'' movie) has a typical Tarantino filmgeek ref to scene where the Spanish vampire film ''La Novia Ensangrentada''.) The final battle was ''supposed to'' involve her fighting in titular assassin bursts into a Jewish wedding dress, but due to time constraints, we get and shoots the AnticlimaxBoss of [[spoiler:her using a heart-exploding technique on Bill, without him even getting up]].
* ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'' features this, although because at
bride in the last second a new ending was tacked on, the blood appears and disappears depending on the shot.head.



** Another not-wedding-dress example: Bette Davis' character in the flashback opener of ''Film/HushHushSweetCharlotte''. It is however a white dress that she wears to a party, where her boyfriend is violently murdered.
** And yet another, Creator/HelenMirren's character in ''Film/{{Red}}'' is shot in the gut and bleeds on her white dress (she survives, though).
** Also Kim's white dress in ''Film/EdwardScissorhands''.
* Visually invoked in ''Film/LaReineMargot'' when [[spoiler: King Charles]] bleeds all over her white gown. Said gown is not Margot's wedding dress, though.
* Cady's Halloween costume in the teen film ''Film/MeanGirls''.
* After everything goes to hell at the end of the obscure horror film ''Film/TheStepfather II'', the female main character staggers in a daze down the aisle in a blood-drenched wedding dress.
** That's not a typo by the way: there were three of the films. And there's a remake as well.
* In the Film/JamesBond film ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'' featuring the first and only time to date where Bond marries, his wife Tracy is [[spoiler:gunned down]] on their wedding night while driving home following the service.
* In the obscure Anna Nicole Smith thriller ''Film/ToTheLimit'', a bride and groom are machine-gunned as they're leaving the church following the wedding ceremony.
* The Hong Kong action movie ''Film/BlackCat'' (based on the original ''Film/LaFemmeNikita'' movie) has a scene where the titular assassin bursts into a Jewish wedding and shoots the bride in the head.
* In ''Film/SmilinThrough'', Moonyean Clare is shot dead at her own wedding. This goes for all three versions of the movie--1922 with Norma Talmadge, 1932 with Norma Shearer, and 1941 with Jeanette [=MacDonald=]. It's also true of the 1919 stage play that the movies were all based on.



* Also Kim's white dress in ''Film/EdwardScissorhands''.
* Another not-wedding-dress example: Bette Davis' character in the flashback opener of ''Film/HushHushSweetCharlotte''. It is however a white dress that she wears to a party, where her boyfriend is violently murdered.
* ''Film/KillBill'': Unsurprising, given that the main character is a badass [[KatanasAreJustBetter Samurai-swordswoman]] called "The Bride." (A chapter of the film is even called "The Blood-Spattered Bride," a typical Tarantino filmgeek ref to the Spanish vampire film ''La Novia Ensangrentada''.) The final battle was ''supposed to'' involve her fighting in a wedding dress, but due to time constraints, we get the AnticlimaxBoss of [[spoiler:her using a heart-exploding technique on Bill, without him even getting up]].
* ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'' features this, although because at the last second a new ending was tacked on, the blood appears and disappears depending on the shot.
* Cady's Halloween costume in the teen film ''Film/MeanGirls''.
* In ''Film/Ms45'', the last man Thana shoots at the Halloween party is dressed as a bride, and he slumps to the ground with blood all over his dress.
* In the Film/JamesBond film ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'' featuring the first and only time to date where Bond marries, his wife Tracy is [[spoiler:gunned down]] on their wedding night while driving home following the service.
* The teenage purgers in ''Film/ThePurgeElectionYear'' are wearing bloodstained prom dresses when they attack the deli store. One of them makes note that she killed her parents, possibly explaining where its coming from.
* A mild example in ''Film/{{Pusher}}'', where one of the characters has a nosebleed from taking too much cocaine.



* In opening sequence of the comedy zombie movie ''{{Film/Zombieland}}''.
* A mild example in ''Film/{{Pusher}}'', where one of the characters has a nosebleed from taking too much cocaine.

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* In opening sequence Grace, the protagonist of ''Film/ReadyOrNot'', is forced to become an ActionSurvivor on her wedding night when her in-laws subject her to a [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame hunt of the comedy zombie movie ''{{Film/Zombieland}}''.
* A mild example in ''Film/{{Pusher}}'', where one
most dangerous game]]. Over the span of the characters has film, her lovely white dress is increasingly ripped, torn and splattered with blood and gore. By the finale, it's practically become a nosebleed from taking too much cocaine.uniform, dull red.



* Another not wedding dress example, Creator/HelenMirren's character in ''Film/{{Red}}'' is shot in the gut and bleeds on her white dress (she survives, though).



* ''Film/AmericanHeist''. SWAT police shoots a hostage taker when their pursuit of some criminals leads into a wedding, leading to this trope (the bride was standing behind the criminal, who'd snatched a little girl as a HumanShield).
* The teenage purgers in ''Film/ThePurgeElectionYear'' are wearing bloodstained prom dresses when they attack the deli store. One of them makes note that she killed her parents, possibly explaining where its coming from.
* In ''Film/Ms45'', the last man Thana shoots at the Halloween party is dressed as a bride, and he slumps to the ground with blood all over his dress.
* Grace, the protagonist of ''Film/ReadyOrNot'', is forced to become an ActionSurvivor on her wedding night when her in-laws subject her to a [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame hunt of the most dangerous game]]. Over the span of the film, her lovely white dress is increasingly ripped, torn and splattered with blood and gore. By the finale, it's practically become a uniform, dull red.

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* ''Film/AmericanHeist''. SWAT police shoots a hostage taker Visually invoked in ''Film/LaReineMargot'' when their pursuit of some criminals leads into a wedding, leading to this trope (the bride was standing behind the criminal, who'd snatched a little girl as a HumanShield).
* The teenage purgers in ''Film/ThePurgeElectionYear'' are wearing bloodstained prom dresses when they attack the deli store. One of them makes note that she killed her parents, possibly explaining where its coming from.
* In ''Film/Ms45'', the last man Thana shoots at the Halloween party is dressed as a bride, and he slumps to the ground with blood
[[spoiler: King Charles]] bleeds all over his dress.
* Grace, the protagonist of ''Film/ReadyOrNot'', is forced to become an ActionSurvivor on
her white gown. Said gown is not Margot's wedding night when dress, though.
* In ''Film/SmilinThrough'', Moonyean Clare is shot dead at
her in-laws subject her to a [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame hunt own wedding. This goes for all three versions of the most dangerous game]]. Over the span movie--1922 with Norma Talmadge, 1932 with Norma Shearer, and 1941 with Jeanette [=MacDonald=]. It's also true of the film, her lovely white dress is increasingly ripped, torn 1919 stage play that the movies were all based on.
* After everything goes to hell at the end of the obscure horror film ''Film/TheStepfather II'', the female main character staggers in a daze down the aisle in a blood-drenched wedding dress.
** That's not a typo by the way: there were three of the films. And there's a remake as well.
* In the obscure Anna Nicole Smith thriller ''Film/ToTheLimit'', a bride
and splattered with blood and gore. By groom are machine-gunned as they're leaving the finale, it's practically become a uniform, dull red.church following the wedding ceremony.
* In opening sequence of the comedy zombie movie ''{{Film/Zombieland}}''.



* The eponymous character in the book ''Literature/AnnaDressedInBlood'' died in the dress she was going to wear to an school dance, which, of course, was white.
* Worn by a member of a bloodthirsty war party of Indians in the Creator/CormacMcCarthy novel ''Literature/BloodMeridian'' that they had stripped from one of their previous victims.
* In the last act of Federico Lorca's ''Bodas de Sangre'' (''Blood Wedding''), the bride enters the church where her wedding was to have taken place; her white dress drenched with the blood of both her groom and her true love who have slain each other over her.
* When Ellony marries Valraven in ''Literature/ChroniclesOfMagravandias'', an old wound reopens and bleeds all over her gown. Played with in that women wear red wedding dresses and Pharinet first thinks the color of the fabric has come off on Ellony's hand.
* In Creator/KatherineKurtz' ''Literature/{{Deryni}}'' prequel series ''Histories of King Kelson'' Princess Sidana of Meara, on the point of being married to King Kelson, is stabbed at the altar by her own brother.
* The second ''Literature/{{Firekeeper}}'' book, Wolf's Head, Wolf's Heart starts off with a wedding between the new heir to Bright Bay and Hawk Haven, former enemies. Lo and behold, it is interrupted by assassins from the former ruler of Bright Bay not happy with losing her kingdom to a proper leader. The bride takes a massive wound, bleeding all over her dress, while her husband suffers only a very minor wound. Which, you know, is bad, because the weapons were poisoned, and bleeding all over her dress allowed the bride to get the poison out of the blood stream.



* It's not Sophia's wedding dress exactly in ''Literature/KingdomOfLittleWounds'', but the nightdress she dies in on her wedding night gets very messy.
* Inverted in ''Literature/LordsAndLadies'', in which Magrat's mail-order Queen dress gets reduced to bloodied shreds ''before'' the wedding, due to her kicking arse during the elves' invasion of Lancre Castle. She could've changed clothes afterwards, but she and Verence decided not to wait a moment longer and got hitched in what they were wearing at the time. Bonus points for wearing the wedding dress over a suit of armor.
* The eponymous heroine of ''Literature/LornaDoone'' is shot at the altar as she is about to marry the man she loves. [[spoiler:She survives.]]
* A variant in ''Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy'': Vin proposes to, and marries, Elend while bleeding from at least three severe wounds, including one in her left boob.



* In the last act of Federico Lorca's ''Bodas de Sangre'' (''Blood Wedding''), the bride enters the church where her wedding was to have taken place; her white dress drenched with the blood of both her groom and her true love who have slain each other over her.
* The titular heroine of ''Literature/LornaDoone'' is shot at the altar as she is about to marry the man she loves. [[spoiler:She survives.]]
* The second ''Literature/{{Firekeeper}}'' book, Wolf's Head, Wolf's Heart starts off with a wedding between the new heir to Bright Bay and Hawk Haven, former enemies. Lo and behold, it is interrupted by assassins from the former ruler of Bright Bay not happy with losing her kingdom to a proper leader. The bride takes a massive wound, bleeding all over her dress, while her husband suffers only a very minor wound. Which, you know, is bad, because the weapons were poisoned, and bleeding all over her dress allowed the bride to get the poison out of the blood stream.
* Inverted in ''Literature/LordsAndLadies'', in which Magrat's mail-order Queen dress gets reduced to bloodied shreds ''before'' the wedding, due to her kicking arse during the elves' invasion of Lancre Castle. She could've changed clothes afterwards, but she and Verence decided not to wait a moment longer and got hitched in what they were wearing at the time. Bonus points for wearing the wedding dress over a suit of armor.
* The eponymous character in the book ''Literature/AnnaDressedInBlood'' died in the dress she was going to wear to an school dance, which, of course, was white.
* When Ellony marries Valraven in ''Literature/ChroniclesOfMagravandias'', an old wound reopens and bleeds all over her gown. Played with in that women wear red wedding dresses and Pharinet first thinks the color of the fabric has come off on Ellony's hand.
* Worn by a member of a bloodthirsty war party of Indians in the Creator/CormacMcCarthy novel ''Literature/BloodMeridian'' that they had stripped from one of their previous victims.
* In Katherine Kurtz' Deryni ''Histories of King Kelson'' Princess Sidana of Meara, on the point of being married to King Kelson, is stabbed at the altar by her own brother.
* A variant in ''Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy'': Vin proposes to, and marries, Elend while bleeding from at least three severe wounds, including one in her left boob.
* It's not Sophia's wedding dress exactly in ''Literature/KingdomOfLittleWounds'', but the nightdress she dies in on her wedding night gets very messy.



* ''Series/BreakoutKings'': In "Off the Beaten Path", Erica is captured and dressed in a wedding veil by the escapee after she has freed his original victim. Charlie rescues her by shooting the escapee, splattering Erica and the veil with his blood.
* The season 3 finale of ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' ends with a drop of Dexter's blood from his injured wrist falling onto the back of Rita's wedding dress as they dance at their wedding. Possibly a foreshadowing of how marrying a serial killer is going to [[spoiler: get Rita killed by Trinity at the end of season 4]].
* ''Series/DocMartin'': [[spoiler:Louisa]], after a man's carotid artery is cut in the course of her honeymoon from hell.



* ''Series/{{Mash}}'' - In the episode "Margaret's Marriage," Head Nurse Margaret Houlihan is being married in the MASH's mess tent, when the ceremony is interrupted by incoming wounded, and after the ceremony is sped up, Houlihan, still in her wedding dress, and the rest of the doctors and nurses, still in their dress uniforms, have to rush to operate on the wounded. They all end up with blood on their clothes.

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* ''Series/{{Mash}}'' ''Kamen Rider'' has done this once in ''Series/KamenRiderKiva''. [[spoiler:Mio attempts to kill Taiga during their wedding ceremony. However the blood is later shed on her by Bishop.]] It should be noted this is the only time we see a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Fangire]] bleeding, and even then its [[BlackBlood blue]].
** ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' where in her visions Natsumi is always wearing a white dress. It is revealed it the last episode to be a wedding dress. It also crosses with ''Blood Spattered Innocent'' as she is forced to watch either [[OmnicidalManiac Decade]] kill everyone or Decade get killed. [[spoiler:The season finale hints at the latter, though he survived for two new movies to end the series in December]]
* An episode of ''Series/LieToMe'' has a bride spattered with blood when her new husband is shot at the reception.
* ''Series/{{MASH}}''
- In the episode "Margaret's Marriage," Head Nurse Margaret Houlihan is being married in the MASH's mess tent, when the ceremony is interrupted by incoming wounded, and after the ceremony is sped up, Houlihan, still in her wedding dress, and the rest of the doctors and nurses, still in their dress uniforms, have to rush to operate on the wounded. They all end up with blood on their clothes.



* The season 3 finale of ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' ends with a drop of Dexter's blood from his injured wrist falling onto the back of Rita's wedding dress as they dance at their wedding. Possibly a foreshadowing of how marrying a serial killer is going to [[spoiler: get Rita killed by Trinity at the end of season 4]].

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* The season 3 finale of ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' ends ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'': "Cuts Like a Knife" opens with a drop of Dexter's bride staggering into a wedding chapel, her dress soaked with blood from his injured wrist falling onto the back of Rita's wedding dress as they dance at their wedding. Possibly a foreshadowing of how marrying a serial killer is going to [[spoiler: get Rita killed by Trinity at the end of season 4]].her SlashedThroat.



* In the ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' episode "A Day In The Death", [[spoiler:Maggie, a woman Owen later talks to, was covered in blood following the fatal car crash an hour after her wedding.]] Also, in "Something Borrowed" [[spoiler:Gwen's wedding dress gets splattered with some black alien blood]].



* An episode of ''Series/LieToMe'' has a bride spattered with blood when her new husband is shot at the reception.
* Kamen Rider has done this once in [[Series/KamenRiderKiva Kiva]]. [[spoiler:Mio attempts to kill Taiga during their wedding ceremony. However the blood is later shed on her by Bishop.]] It should be noted this is the only time we see a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Fangire]] bleeding, and even then its [[BlackBlood blue]].
** [[Series/KamenRiderDecade Decade]] where in her visions Natsumi is always wearing a white dress. It is revealed it the last episode to be a wedding dress. It also crosses with ''Blood Spattered Innocent'' as she is forced to watch either [[OmnicidalManiac Decade]] kill everyone or Decade get killed. [[spoiler:The season finale hints at the latter, though he survived for two new movies to end the series in December]]
* ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'': "Cuts Like a Knife" opens with a bride staggering into a wedding chapel, her dress soaked with blood from her cut throat.
* ''Series/BreakoutKings'': In "Off the Beaten Path", Erica is captured and dressed in a wedding veil by the escapee after she has freed his original victim. Charlie rescues her by shooting the escapee, splattering Erica and the veil with his blood.
* ''Series/DocMartin'': [[spoiler:Louisa]], after a man's carotid artery is cut in the course of her honeymoon from hell.

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* An In the ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' episode of ''Series/LieToMe'' has "A Day In The Death", [[spoiler:Maggie, a bride spattered with woman Owen later talks to, was covered in blood when following the fatal car crash an hour after her new husband is shot at the reception.
* Kamen Rider has done this once
wedding.]] Also, in [[Series/KamenRiderKiva Kiva]]. [[spoiler:Mio attempts to kill Taiga during their "Something Borrowed" [[spoiler:Gwen's wedding ceremony. However the blood is later shed on her by Bishop.]] It should be noted this is the only time we see a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Fangire]] bleeding, and even then its [[BlackBlood blue]].
** [[Series/KamenRiderDecade Decade]] where in her visions Natsumi is always wearing a white dress. It is revealed it the last episode to be a wedding dress. It also crosses with ''Blood Spattered Innocent'' as she is forced to watch either [[OmnicidalManiac Decade]] kill everyone or Decade get killed. [[spoiler:The season finale hints at the latter, though he survived for two new movies to end the series in December]]
* ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'': "Cuts Like a Knife" opens with a bride staggering into a wedding chapel, her
dress soaked gets splattered with blood from her cut throat.
* ''Series/BreakoutKings'': In "Off the Beaten Path", Erica is captured and dressed in a wedding veil by the escapee after she has freed his original victim. Charlie rescues her by shooting the escapee, splattering Erica and the veil with his blood.
* ''Series/DocMartin'': [[spoiler:Louisa]], after a man's carotid artery is cut in the course of her honeymoon from hell.
some black alien blood]].



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* In the series finale of ''Series/Daredevil2015'', [[ComicBook/TheKingpin Wilson Fisk's]] wedding to Vanessa becomes a MeleeATrois between Fisk, Daredevil and Dex (aka ComicBook/{{Bullseye}}). Vanessa, who's caught on the sidelines, ends up with a lot of blood splattered across her wedding dress.


* Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg (better known as Ena) was the youngest granddaughter of Queen Victoria. She married King Alfonso (the last King of Spain before Juan Carlos) in Madrid in 1906. During their carriage procession, a anarchist's bomb was exploded which killed many of their entourage including decapitating a guardsman riding alongside the bride. Both Ena and her dress were drenched in his blood. None of the usual post-wedding photos were made - the news magazines carried sketches instead. It was a chilling foreshawdowing: Ena passed on haemophilia into the Spanish Royal Family - as with the Romanovs the heir to the throne was afflicted, the monarchy was eventually deposed (in Spain's case, in 1931) and a bloody civil war ensued.

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* Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg (better known as Ena) was the youngest granddaughter of Queen Victoria. She married King Alfonso (the last King of Spain before Juan Carlos) in Madrid in 1906. During their carriage procession, a an anarchist's bomb was exploded which killed exploded, killing many of their entourage including decapitating a entourage. A guardsman riding alongside the bride. Both bride was [[OffWithHisHead decapitated]], drenching both Ena and her dress were drenched in his blood. None of the usual post-wedding photos were made - made; the news magazines carried press printed sketches instead. It was a chilling foreshawdowing: became HarsherInHindsight: Ena passed on haemophilia [[note]]a disease that can make people bleed longer than normal, bruise more easily, and be more vulnerable to internal bleeding[[/note]] into the Spanish Royal Family - as with the Romanovs the heir to the throne was afflicted, the monarchy was eventually deposed (in Spain's case, in 1931) 1931, and a bloody civil war ensued.

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* An opera based on ''Literature/{{Lolita}}'' ends with Lolita visibly pregnant while wearing a bridal gown with a vaguely hand shaped bloodstain over her vaginal area. It symbolizes her abuse and death in childbirth.

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* UsefulNotes/JacquelineKennedy, First Lady to President UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy, was well known as TheFashionista, and on November 22, 1963 she wore a pink Chanel suit while riding through Dallas with her husband. When JFK was murdered that day, the image of her in that pink suit stained with her husband's blood became one of the most enduring images of the assassination. Her suit is now in the National Archives.


* In ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}'', Alita kicks some mecha ass wile wearing a wedding dress at one point. She wasn't going to marry anyone though.

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* In ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}'', ''Manga/BattleAngelAlita'', Alita kicks some mecha ass wile wearing a wedding dress at one point. She wasn't going to marry anyone though.

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* Snow White in ''VideoGame/SINoALICE'' is often depicted wearing clothes resembling wedding dresses, with a bloody smear located somewhere on the otherwise pristine, immaculate clothes. [[spoiler:This is relevant to her backstory, as the Evil Queen attacked her at her wedding, prompting the Prince to take the attack and Snow White to kill the Queen, staining her dress with their blood]].

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* Music/HowToDestroyAngels' video of "The Space In Between" has the dead bride (Mariqueen Maandig) still in her wedding dress [[spoiler:after she and her new husband killed each other]]. The dress itself is gray instead white unlike most wedding dresses, however.


What a bride might wear when her WeddingDay goes ''really'' bad. May overlap with EtherealWhiteDress if its implied that the bride died in the dress. Compare with WhiteShirtOfDeath, BloodstainedGlassWindows and SnowMeansDeath. See also WeddingSmashers, which more often than not causes this. May overlap with WidowedAtTheWedding. See also WightInAWeddingDress.

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What a bride might wear when her WeddingDay goes ''really'' bad. May overlap with EtherealWhiteDress if its implied that the bride died in the dress. Compare with WhiteShirtOfDeath, BloodstainedGlassWindows and SnowMeansDeath. See also WeddingSmashers, which more often than not causes this. May overlap with WidowedAtTheWedding. See also WightInAWeddingDress.


* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' plays this trope to a T, complete with minigun for [[WidowedAtTheWedding Calhoun]] to extract revenge. (And a preemptively armed audience to prevent a repeat, at her second wedding.)

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* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' ''WesternAnimation/WreckItRalph'' plays this trope to a T, complete with minigun for [[WidowedAtTheWedding Calhoun]] to extract revenge. (And a preemptively armed audience to prevent a repeat, at her second wedding.)


There's something about seeing a woman in a white [[VirginInAWhiteDress bridal gown]] which is [[BloodIsTheNewBlack covered in blood]]. The juxtaposition of the joyous event the wedding dress is supposed to signify with the brutality or tragedy that the blood indicates makes for a striking image. The fact that the red of the blood stands out well against the white of the dress adds to this.

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There's something about seeing a woman in a white [[VirginInAWhiteDress bridal gown]] which is [[BloodIsTheNewBlack covered in blood]]. The juxtaposition of the joyous event the wedding dress is supposed to signify with the brutality or tragedy that the blood indicates makes for a striking image. The fact that [[WhiteAndRedAndEerieAllOver the red of the blood stands out well against the white of the dress dress]] adds to this.


* Inverted in ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'', in which Magrat's mail-order Queen dress gets reduced to bloodied shreds ''before'' the wedding, due to her kicking arse during the elves' invasion of Lancre Castle. She could've changed clothes afterwards, but she and Verence decided not to wait a moment longer and got hitched in what they were wearing at the time. Bonus points for wearing the wedding dress over a suit of armor.

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* Inverted in ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'', ''Literature/LordsAndLadies'', in which Magrat's mail-order Queen dress gets reduced to bloodied shreds ''before'' the wedding, due to her kicking arse during the elves' invasion of Lancre Castle. She could've changed clothes afterwards, but she and Verence decided not to wait a moment longer and got hitched in what they were wearing at the time. Bonus points for wearing the wedding dress over a suit of armor.

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* In one episode of ''Series/{{Flashpoint}}'', a gunman tries to kill [[spoiler:Donna Sabine's husband]] during her wedding. He misses but hits the best man in the leg, and Donna, in her wedding dress, ends up being the one to tend to him.


* ''Series/{{Mash}}'' - In the episode "Margaret's Marriage," Head Nurse Margaret Houlihan is being married in the MASH's mess tent, when the ceremony is interrupted by incoming wounded, and after the ceremony is sped up, Houlihan, still in her wedding dress, and the rest of the doctors and nurses, still in their dress uniforms, have to rush to operate on the wounded. They all end up with blood on their clothes. Appeared on Houlihan, during a DreamSequence as well.

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* ''Series/{{Mash}}'' - In the episode "Margaret's Marriage," Head Nurse Margaret Houlihan is being married in the MASH's mess tent, when the ceremony is interrupted by incoming wounded, and after the ceremony is sped up, Houlihan, still in her wedding dress, and the rest of the doctors and nurses, still in their dress uniforms, have to rush to operate on the wounded. They all end up with blood on their clothes. Appeared on Houlihan,
** In a later episode, Margaret finds herself wearing one
during a DreamSequence as well.DreamSequence.

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