Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Fun - TV Weddings To Remember

As the world winds down from the #CastleWedding, Ali Williams takes to the Pink Heart Society to talk about her favourite TV Weddings...

My favourite hashtag on Twitter at the moment is #CastleWedding.  There are very few words to describe how excited I am at the that fact that Castle and Beckett have finally tied the knot.  (And not just because of the deliciousness of Nathan Fillion in a suit).

Yes, there was that abandoned wedding day last season - due to Castle's untimely disappearance at the end of last season - and we'd already seen Beckett all dressed up in a stunner of a dress, but it was still pretty exciting.

Because we get to celebrate a TV wedding.

TV weddings are amazing:  all of the fun and usually with a high dose of scandal and/or comedy thrown in for good measure.  They can make us cry, laugh and remind us that there are good things in the world.

So here are my favourite television weddings...

WARNING:  This is spoilerific!!

Cam and Mitchell - Modern Family

It's the wedding of the century, especially when it's Pepper (aka the sublime Nathan Lane) planning it.  Of course, nothing quite goes right on the day, but that makes it all the more fun for the rest of us to see how it's all going to turn out. 

It's also worth mentioning that the episode itself is intertwined with minor heartbreak that I'm praying that the writers sort out this season.  #HayleyandAndy

Ross and Rachel (in Vegas) - Friends

Friends is known for the numerous weddings over all ten series ("I take you...Rachel", the Bings and Phoebe and Mike in the snow), but my favourite has to be the quirky, drunken Vegas event...

They say that your inhibitions disappear when you're drunk and that's exactly what happens for Ross and Rachel.  Their true feelings for each other end up shining through, resulting in a morning-after-the-night-before scene for the history books.

Alex and Izzie- Grey's Anatomy

I've only recently come to love Grey's Anatomy, having devoured as much of the previous 10 seasons as I could before NaNoWriMo took over my life.

Izzie and Alex's wedding is simultaneously heartbreaking and wonderful.  And that moment when George steps out to help her down the aisle?  Yeah, it pretty much ruins anyone with a heart.

Suffice to say that this is the weepy wedding in my artillery.  I got through an entire box of tissues whilst watching this one episode.

Chuck and Blair - Gossip Girl

The final episode of Gossip Girl and boy had the writers keep us on the edge of our seats.  We'd been waiting for Chuck and Blair's HEA since halfway through season, and yet they held off until the very last moment before giving us what we wanted.

Perhaps the shortest TV wedding, it was still perfect with the whole gang surrounding them, Blair wearing a sublime dress and with that dip from Chuck before he's hauled away for questioning by the police. 

Laura and Paul - Him & Her:  The Wedding

In Him & Her the wedding isn't particularly romantic or happy.  The entire fourth (and final) series is set at the most terrible and mismatched couple imaginable's wedding.  The bride is a horrific character and the groom really doesn't want to marry her.  It's the last thing you'd imagine to be in a top TV weddings list.

And yet the characters of Becky and Steve - the bride's sister and her boyfriend - are who we are rooting through the entire way through.  It's this couple who we've come to love over the previous three series, and it's them that we watch as the entire wedding seems to fall apart.

Plus, for all the cringy moments, it is hysterically funny at times.

What do you think makes a perfect TV wedding?  And which TV weddings have we missed out?  #JointheDiscussion in the comments...

Ali Williams grew up in Croydon and spent her teenage years in a convent girls' school. She then fled to university where she discovered champagne cocktails, a capella singing and erotica. 

These days she blogs about perceptions of romance, chick lit and women in society and spends an extraordinary amount of time coercing male friends to pose with her favourite Mills & Boon books to the bemusement of the Twittersphere.

Genre reporter for chick lit and erotica at For Books' Sake and guest blogger for Mills & Boon, she defies you to slam romance novels within her hearing!


  1. Loved Cam and Mitch's wedding in Modern Family, but in a friends, my favourite wedding was Phoebe and Mike's. I loved the spontaneity, the snow, the fact that Phoebe wore a grey dress that I never would gave thought could be beautiful and the fact that 'she' was her 'something blue'.

    1. I loved the fact that Cam and Mitch's went so wrong all the time. Also, Nathan Lane as Pepper organising it? Stroke of genius!!

      Oh they were utterly adorable. Mike is really rather lovely and Phoebe the perfect batty bride! :)

  2. I'm going to say Bones - but I think it's more about the path to getting there than the actual wedding for me in that case. I feel the same way about Theresa and Patrick in The Mentalist.

    1. Oh I LOVE the Bones wedding, and I agree, in some ways it's about how they got there. As in, it took them so darn long!!

      I've never watched The Mentalist; worth it? :)

    2. The Mentalist is my favourite TV show. Simon Baker (fellow Aussie) is gorgeous and the character he plays is very complicated. I am so sad it's finishing after season 7, but at least we're getting the romance out in the open.

    3. Wow! That is high praise indeed; I shall have to check it out in that case. :) I'm borderline obsessed with Grey's Anatomy atm, but am slowly getting that way with How to Get Away with Murder as well...