There’s nothing like a great TV wedding. I’ve been very fortunate to have watched more than a few of my favorite TV couples get married onscreen, and there’s no better feeling as a devoted fangirl than watching a couple you’ve rooted for through all of their ups and downs finally get that perfect wedding episode.
Some of my favorite TV episodes of all time are wedding episodes because they are instant doses of happiness I can come back to whenever I need it. They’re reminders to never stop hoping and believing in happy endings (or, really, happy beginnings), and I love stories that make me feel hopeful and happy.
This week, I was lucky enough to get to watch another one of my favorite television couples—Rick Castle and Kate Beckett—tie the knot in an excellent episode of Castle.
The joy I felt watching their vows on Monday made me want to reflect back on my other favorite TV weddings.
Leslie and Ben (Parks and Recreation)
I’ve talked about this wedding so many times, but I feel like I can never talk about it enough. I’m not sure any moment I’ve ever watched on television has made me as happy as this wedding. It’s my go-to episode when I’m in need of some TV comfort food, and I still cry happy tears every time I watch it. Every detail was perfect—from the location and the dress to the beautiful vows and the clips that accompanied them, reminding us of the journey these two characters took to get to this place where they could both so beautifully say, “I love you and I like you.”
Chuck and Sarah (Chuck)
Chuck Bartowski is literally my perfect man: He’s nerdy and warm and big-hearted and looks exactly like Zachary Levi. But the real reason why I love him as much as I do is because of the way he loved Sarah, with a kind of honest, sincere devotion that she gave right back to him, too. The “practice vows” scene of their wedding episode will always hold a special place in my heart because of the sweet simplicity of Sarah’s vows—and because of the awestruck way Levi played Chuck’s reaction to them. And then Chuck’s vows were also made more perfect because of the reaction to them; Yvonne Strahovski trying to hold back tears only made me cry harder. And, like Leslie and Ben’s, this wedding came complete with its own montage of memorable relationship moments, a surefire way to reduce me to a weeping mess.
Let’s share some love today—what are your favorite TV weddings of all time?