Everybody loves a TV Wedding. As viewers, we’ve anticipated our favorite characters getting hitched and had front-row seats to some of the best weddings ever. Most of us have cried and laughed in equal measure. While there have been more than a few over the years, we had to pick a small handful we liked the most. Here are some of our favorite TV weddings.
#10 Jesse and Becky, Full House
In order to have one final adventure before tying the knot, Jesse decides to go parachuting — and ends up stuck in a tree. So his bride-to-be has to bail him out of jail, and the wedding can finally go on. He makes up for it by serenading Becky with “Forever.”
#9 Monica and Chandler, Friends
The wedding of Monica and Chandler took place on May 15 inside of a New York City museum in front of approximately 56 wedding guests. The groom wore a black tuxedo with a black tie, gold vest, gold pocket square, and a red rose boutonniere. Ross, his best man, wore a black tux with black tie and a white rose boutonniere while escorting Rachel and Phoebe down the aisle.
#8 Leslie and Ben, Parks and Recreation
“I promised myself I was not going to cry tonight, and I have already broken that promise five times,” says Chris to Ben in this wedding episode. I have to say, five times sounds about right. Also, if “Ben and Leslie” doesn’t prove that Amy Poehler deserves her Emmy, I don’t know what the Emmy voters need. Leslie was hilarious (that Tim Gunn impression), lovable (a 70-page first draft on her vows), and amazingly caring (refusing to have her wedding without Ron, who is like a father to her).
#7 Izzie and Alex, Grey’s Anatomy
It was such a touching moment when Alex and Izzie got married. Izzie spent all of her time in the hospital planning MerDer wedding, but when she started to take a turn for the worse, Derek and Meredith decided to give Izzie and Alex their ceremony.
#6 Cory and Topanga, Boy Meets World
Appropriately titled “It’s About Time,” the wedding episode is dramatic because of Cory and Shawn’s fight, which leads to Eric as the best man. Cory and Topanga movingly exchange their vows (Topanga pretty much delivers hers to both Cory and Shawn), and Cory and Topanga are officially married. At the reception, everyone is dancing. Also, Alan and Amy are suspicious of Eric’s arrangement. Shawn delivers his speech, which is about Topanga being Cory’s new best friend. Also, Eric gives his present: a key to the honeymoon suite. Before he’s done talking, Cory’s taken Topanga and the key and has rushed up to the room.
#5 Pam and Jim, The Office
“Love suffers long and is kind — it is not proud. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things. Love never fails and now these three remain: Faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
#4 Booth and Brennan, Bones
Seeing how Bones‘ long-awaited nuptials were some nine seasons in the making, you kind of knew Booth and Brennan weren’t going to get hitched without a hitch (or three). And indeed, the final hurdles to happily ever after included dirty money, fashion mayhem, bloody murder and even a blazing inferno — none of which, however, put the kibosh on some vows that could melt even the most procedural-focused heart.
#3 Trista and Ryan, The Bachelorette
Spectacle doesn’t even begin to describe it. Trista Rehn got ABC to throw her the Barbie Dream Wedding she always wanted — complete with paparazzi in helicopters hovering overhead and 17 million viewers watching at home. The wedding was such a testament to girlyness, in fact, one almost expected it to end with Ryan’s ritualistic castration — with a pink sword.
#2 David and Donna, 90210
It takes close to 300 episodes in 10 seasons — and plenty of breaking up and getting back together — for these two to finally come to their senses and realize they’re made for each other. The series finale wedding is a reunion with Brandon, Andrea Val and even the high school principal all witnessing the big day.
#1 Joanie and Chachi, Happy Days
The wedding isn’t over the top, but sticks by the classic Happy Days formula — simple, heartfelt and humorous — with a few surprises thrown in like the return of Richie. Howard breaks the fourth wall and addresses the audience, thanking viewers “for being part of our family.”