actual Southern California locations where
the 2007 movie "License To Wed"
When Ben & Sadie go shopping
for wedding stuff, it's back to Pasadena.
Remember the scene in the jewelry
store where Ben orders a wedding ring with the
engraving "Never To Part"... which ends up as... well, something
Those jewelry store scenes
were filmed at Place Vendome Jewelry,
located at 48 Hugus Alley
(in the "One Colorado" center), in Pasadena.
When Sadie goes shopping for
her wedding dress, that bridal gown scene
filmed at Mary Linn's Bridal,
located at 82 S. Fair Oaks Ave, in
( That's on the west side of the famous Castle Green apartments, just a
few blocks southeast of the jewelry store. )
Sadie go to a cheese sampling party
with her family, where Rev. Frank gets them to
play a game where they try to describe each other using just one word.
Naturally, that soon
results in everyone being insulted... Those cheese party scenes were filmed
the Biltmore Hotel,
at 506 S. Grand Ave, in
downtown Los Angeles.
Ben & Sadie's stressful times, we see Ben complaining to his friend,
'Joel' (DeRay Davis),
while they ride on a forklift through a large home improvement / hardware
scenes were shot at the All-American Home Center,
located at 7201 E. Firestone Blvd.,
in Downey, CA.
same store was seen earlier in 2007 in the thriller, "Disturbia".
craziest stunt, Reverend Frank blindfolds Sadie, and has her drive around
while Ben tries to give her directions from the back seat. These driving
test scenes were shot around downtown
where Sadie is heading the wrong way (against oncoming traffic),
was filmed while heading east on 11th Street,
just west of Olive,
in downtown L.A.
(To the left, you can see the Los Angeles Job Corp, at 217 W. 11th Street.)
where Sadie almost hits a garbage truck, was shot while driving east on 4th Street,
just west of Main Street,
in downtown L.A.
(To the left, you can see the Barclay Hotel, at 103 W. 4th
The final shot in
the driving test sequence is an insane parking
scene, where Sadie's car
does a dramatic 180-degree skid-turn, to slide sideways into a tight, curbside
scene was filmed right in front of (north of) St. Augustine's. In the photo
we are looking north across W. 3rd Street
at the Willmore
Building, an apartment house
at 315 W. 3rd Street (between
Cedar Avenue & N. Dell Court), in Long Beach.
The building also houses La Traviata restaurant, which features
live opera singers.
interesting side note from Jim Woods: 3rd Street is a one way
street, heading west.
Yet the cars in this scene - including the Driving School car - are facing