The Most Memorable TV Weddings of All Time
In honor of the highly-anticipated nuptials of Liz Lemon and Criss Chross on 30 Rock, we're taking a trip down memory lane at some of our favorite TV wedding episodes. Grab some Cheesy Blasters and enjoy!
1. General Hospital: Luke and Laura
On November 16, 1981, 30 million guests tuned in to watch the most iconic TV wedding of all time. Luke and Laura were married in a gorgeous outdoor reception, but what made their big day special was the love that radiated from the fictional couple. But what would a soap opera be without a little drama and suspense? The evil Helena Cassadine (who was lurking nearby) cast a curse upon their relationship, setting the stage for a tumultuous future.
2. Boy Meets World: Topanga and Cory
Ever since they met on the monkeybars as kids, Topanga and Cory knew they were destined to be together. Their long-awaited nuptials were held in a high-end hotel thanks to the ill-advised plan that Cory’s brother, Eric, had concocted. Eric’s scheme goes awry when the real Mr. Peterman (father of the bride) shows up, abruptly ending the festivities. Meanwhile, Topanga and Cory are enjoying the honeymoon suite when the police barge in and arrest the unknowing couple.
3. The Office: Pam and Jim
Pam and Jim's wedding day was equal parts quirky, hilarious, and heartwarming, just like their relationship. They outsmart everyone by sneaking off and having a private ceremony on the Maid of the Mist at Niagara Falls. After technically getting married, they felt less pressure at the public ceremony with loved ones, and were able to truly enjoy themselves. Pam and Jim weren't even upset that their coworkers broke their promise and performed the comical "JK Wedding Entrance Dance."
4. Friends: Phoebe and Mike
Phoebe and Mike stole the hearts of fans as the most eccentric couple on the hit show. When their big day arrived, a massive blizzard hit New York, threatening to cancel the wedding. The priest got snowed in, so Joey stepped in as minister and the ceremony took place on the street outside of Central Perk, the gang's quintessential coffee spot. All of the "friends" played a part in the wedding: Monica served as maid of honor and wedding planner, Rachel was a bridesmaid, Ross carried Mike's dog (a "groomsman") down the aisle, and Chandler gave Phoebe away. Our favorite moment: Just before stepping outside in her gown, Chandler commented how Phoebe would be freezing. She responded, "I don't care, I'll be my something blue!"
5. Full House: Becky and Jesse
“The King” impersonator and his Wake Up San Francisco sweetheart almost didn’t make it to the altar in 1991. Jesse decided he should do one last irrational thing before settling down, so naturally, he chose skydiving. His last "adventure" didn’t go as planned—he wound up getting stuck in a tree and was arrested. Becky borrowed the choir’s school bus to bring Jesse back to the church while Joey and Danny stalled by holding a sing-along with the guests. Miraculously, they arrive in one piece, and the groom serenades his bride with a beautiful rendition of ‘Forever’ by the Beach Boys.
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