Friday, April 29, 2011

My Favorite (Fictional) Weddings

(Photo from the Christian Science Monitor)

I set an alarm for the royal wedding this morning (or should I say middle of the night?), but when the time came, I was just too sleepy. So I'll watch the recording tonight! I did wake up in time to see the new prince and princess leaving in the carriage, and they looked so beautiful and happy. Her dress is gorgeous!

In honor of the happy event, here are some of my favorite fictional weddings:



Monica and Chandler, and Phoebe and Mike, on Friends. These are a given. :) Although I usually identify with Monica, I thought Phoebe's wedding in the snow had a special magic about it. It's a bummer that we never got to see Ross and Rachel's wedding, but I was kind of over them by the end of the show anyway.


Maria and Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music. I seriously have chills just thinking about it. The whole scene is so holy and awe-inspiring.


Lucy and Peter in While You Were Sleeping. (This movie will get its own post eventually!) It's so hilariously awkward. Like an Office wedding before its time. "I object." "Get in line!"

And speaking of Office weddings:


Jim and Pam. Everything about it was completely perfect.


Meg and John in Little Women (the book more so than the movie, of course). Just a small backyard wedding with a focus on the important things!


Peyton and Lucas on One Tree Hill. You knew that was coming. I don't know what it is about Peyton and Lucas that gets me so, but I cry buckets every time I catch this episode.


Aunt Bea and Uncle Hobart in Ramona Forever (I was unable to find a Ramona and Beezus screencap). Another simple, happy thrown-together wedding, but with a greater can-do spirit and sense of fun than the Little Women one. (As much as I admire those Marches, they're almost monastic sometimes.) It made me happy to read about even as a kid.

anne gilbert wedding

Anne and Gilbert in Anne's House of Dreams. (This picture is for visual only - I've never seen the atrocity that is the third Anne movie.) Their love, it is pure.


Melanie in Sweet Home Alabama. I wouldn't count this among my favorite movies, per se, but everything from the wedding until the end is GREAT. This wedding gown is possibly my favorite ever captured on film. And that little veil? So classic!


  1. All great moments!! Speaking of The Office, I loved when the whole team broke into song for Michael after the Awards ceremony was cut short at the restaurant the other night. The Office has so many really, really great moments. I never get tired of it.

  2. The first four are some of my favourite weddings as well :) I LOVE "While You Were Sleeping".

    Don't ever, ever, ever watch the third Anne movie. Gah!