Attending a wedding is a memorable experience. The colors, the dresses, the tuxedos, the romance, etc. It’s a moment in time where family and friends gather together to celebrate the love of two people they love.
Sure, the idea of this is the same for a lot of our favorite characters that were planning to walk down the aisle. But, as most of us know, television doesn’t usually reflect real life.
With endless antics, interferences popping up from left and right, and plot twists galore – as viewers, we were gifted some of the best televisions weddings that we could only dream of. Sure, they’re a bit over the top and at times unrealistic. But between the five TV Weddings we selected for our most memorable TV Weddings, there is one common theme. That no matter what obstacles they have to overcome, no matter who (or what) tries to get in their way – at the end of the day, it’s all about love.
Jim & Pam – The Office (Season 6, Episode 4)
Easily one of the most iconic TV weddings of all time was from the true #relationshipgoals couple, Jim and Pam from The Office. Having tortured us for what felt like years with the whole will-they or won’t-they get together storyline, when they finally did we could not contain our excitement. Then, when Jim purposed we once again could not contain our emotions. In typically “The Office” fashion, everyone proceeded to input their visions for Jim and Pam’s wedding causing nothing but pure insanity and corruption. So, when the pair had finally had enough – the escaped to Niagara Falls and got married on the ‘Maid of the Mist’ by the boat Captain before going back and having the “wedding” everyone else was expecting. Charming, romantic and typical for these two love birds.
Quote of the Episode: “The boat was actually Plan C, the Church was Plan B, and Plan A was marrying her a long long time ago.” - Jim
Cory & Topanga – Boy Meets World (Season 7, Episode 7)
(As we throw our tenth tissue into a pile because re-watching this episode gets us every time). If you grew up in the 90s, then you would know (and firmly believe) that Boy Meets World was one of the greatest shows to ever be on television. And when it comes to couples, no other couple quite compares to the legends that are Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence. Well, after seven seasons they finally tied the knot; and if you expected anything less than crazy antics, hysterical and sarcastic one-liners, life lessons, friendship and pure love, then you would be wildly mistaken. Between Shawn and Cory fighting over the deep-rooted fact that Shawn was afraid of losing Cory, Eric pretending he was someone else in order to get and keep the venue, the bridesmaids dresses Topanga originally chose (still laughing at Morgan), this TV wedding was one for the history books. And to this day, we have never been more thankful than when Cory and Topanga cordially invited us (the viewers) to their wedding.
Quote of the Episode: “Ever since I was young I never understood anything about the world, and I never understood anything that happened in my life. The only thing that ever-made sense to me was you, and how I felt about you. That’s all I’ve ever known and that’s enough, that’s enough for me, for the rest of my life. Topanga, we gonna get married?” – Cory Matthews
Ben & Leslie – Parks and Recreation (Season 5, Episode 14)
Arguably (by me) Parks and Recreation is one of the most underrated television shows that there has ever been. With an amazing cast, quick-whit for days, and multiple relationships that are the definition of #couplegoals. One relationship that stood the test of time in the show (and our hearts) was Ben and Leslie. What started out a bit rough blossomed into one of television’s most lovable and admirable couples. Their wedding was everything that you could have ever dreamed of for Ben and Leslie – all thanks to those that love them most. The “spur of the moment” type wedding (after anxiously moving it up three months ahead of schedule), was set to take place after a Gala that Leslie had planned was brought to a halt when a drunk Councilman Jamm decided to run his obnoxious mouth and stink bombs. Thinking quick on their feet, the rest of the Parks Department set up a romantic and beautiful “wedding ceremony” right within their offices so that Ben and Leslie could still get married. It was nothing short of magical, memorable and the ultimate representation of love.
Quote of the Episode: (After Leslie informed everyone that her original wedding vows draft – written the day after her and Ben got engaged – was roughly 70 pages long, BUT she didn’t have it on her…) “The things that you have done for me, to help me, support me, surprise me, to make me happy, go above and beyond what any person deserves. You’re all I need. I love you and I like you.” –Leslie Knope
Becky & Uncle Jesse – Full House (Season 4, Episodes 18 & 19)
This two part magical wedding of the best-looking couple from 90s television was full of twists and turns. But, we would suffer through all of the drama of Jesse getting cold feet, randomly deciding to go skydiving because he needed one last “adventure”, landing in a truck full of tomatoes and then in jail where Becky came to bail him out so they could go get married, if it means we got to listen to Jesse sing “Forever” to Becky over and over again for as long as we all shall live.
Quote of the Episode: ‘Forever’ performed by Jesse Katsopolis (aka Uncle Jesse)
Monica & Chandler – Friends (Season 7, Episodes 23 & 24)
Another classic show with another classic couple – Monica and Chandler from FRIENDS. Their historic, playful and sarcastic friendship blossoming into one of the best television love stories just made the show that much better. Much like the rest, this two-part episode left us on the edge of our seats feeling happy, anxious, angry, in awe and that was before the plot twist pregnancy! Joey’s World War 1 movie starts filming (FYI, Joey is supposed to marry them), Chandler gets a major case of cold feet so he writes a letter and runs, a positive pregnancy test is found in the bathroom, Ross and Phoebe team up to find him while Rachel tries to distract Monica from finding out, Chandler overhears the girls talking about the positive pregnancy test and has a change of heart, and in the last-minute Joey shoes up on time to officiate (to the best of his ability with no notes) the wedding.
Quote of the Episode: “Chandler, for so long I wondered if I would ever find my prince, my soulmate. Then three years ago, at another wedding, I turned to a friend for comfort. And instead, I found everything that I’d ever been looking for my whole life. And now, here we are, with our future before us – and I only want to spend it with you, my prince, my soulmate, my friend. Unless you don’t want to… you go!” –Monica Geller