10 Book Weddings That Made Us Believe in Happily Ever After

Posted by Hayley on February 10, 2016


Here comes the fictional bride and groom! For #RomanceWeek16, we've invited ourselves back to the book weddings that made us swoon, smile, laugh, and cry. From intimate candlelit ceremonies to blowout bashes, these are the ceremonies—and receptions!—we wished we had been invited to in real life (plus one wedding we're looking forward to "attending" in just a couple of months).


Anne and Gilbert's Wedding
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Anne's House of Dreams
by L.M. Montgomery

Why we love it: "Gilbert, waiting for her in the hall below, looked up at her with adoring eyes. She was his at last, this evasive, long-sought Anne, won after years of patient waiting."


Claire and Jamie's Wedding
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Outlander
by Diana Gabaldon

Why we love it: "The pressure of his fingers on mine increased. I had the impression that we were holding each other up; if either of us let go or looked away, we would both fall down. Oddly, the feeling was mildly reassuring. Whatever we were in for, at least there were two of us."


Jamie and Landon's Wedding
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A Walk to Remember
by Nicholas Sparks

Why we love it: "I kissed Jamie softly as my mother began to cry, then held Jamie's hand in mine. In front of God and everyone else, I'd promised my love and devotion, in sickness and in health, and I'd never felt so good about anything."


Buttercup and Humperdinck's Wedding
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The Princess Bride
by William Goldman

Why we love it: "Mawidge is a dweam wiffin a dweam. The dweam of wuv wapped wiffin the gweater dweam of everwasting west. Eternity is our fwiend, wemember that, and wuv wiw fowwow you fowever." (Some weddings are so bad they're good.)


Clare and Henry's Wedding
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The Time Traveler's Wife
by Audrey Niffenegger

Why we love it: "The Mass proceeds, and I think this is all that matters: he's here, I'm here, it doesn't matter how long, as long as he's with me…. We walk down the aisle, arm in arm, together."


Jane and Rochester's Wedding
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Jane Eyre
by Charlotte Brontë

Why we love it: "Reader, I married him. A quiet wedding we had: he and I, the parson and clerk, were alone present."


Judith and Iain's Wedding
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The Secret
by Julie Garwood

Why we love it: "'Judith, do you take Iain for your husband?'
She looked up at Iain before giving her answer. 'We'll see.'
'That won't do, lass. You've got to say I do,' he advised.
'Do I?'"


Annie and Finnick's Wedding
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Mockingjay
by Suzanne Collins

Why we love it: "Dancing transforms us. We teach the steps to the District 13 guests. Insist on a special number for the bride and groom. Join hands and make a giant, spinning circle where people show off their footwork."


Juliet and Romeo's Wedding
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Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare

Why we love it:"Conceit, more rich in matter than in words, brags of his substance, not of ornament: They are but beggars that can count their worth; but my true love is grown to such excess I cannot sum up sum of half my wealth."


Eva and Gideon's Wedding
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One with You
by Sylvia Day

Why we love it: Yes, this tumultuous couple eloped earlier in the wildly popular Crossfire series, but we're still holding out for their big official day. Coming this April 2016…we're totally crashing.



Who's your favorite book couple? Share with us in the comments!

(Top image credit: Starz's Outlander, based on Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.)

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message 1: by Val (new)

Val Rider Agree!! <3


message 2: by Chris (new)

Chris Evans You defiantly need Courtship of Princess Leia on this list.


message 3: by Nicky (new)

Nicky Eve and Roarke for the win!


message 4: by Kandice (new)

Kandice Nicky wrote: "Eve and Roarke for the win!"

I second that!


message 5: by Patricia (new)

Patricia Elizabeth and Darcy!!! (Pride and Prejudice)


message 6: by Ditte (new)

Ditte Without a doubt Jamie and Claire from Outlander!


message 7: by Mirna (new)

Mirna Garcia I agree with Kandase and Nicky! Eve and Roark! Then I have to add Dutch and Abby from Victoria Laurie's Psychic Eye Series; and MJ and Heath from the Ghost Hunter Mysteries, also by Laurie.


message 8: by Katie (new)

Katie Just picturing that scene in the Princess Bride makes me smile. Wuv, twoo wuv!


message 9: by Lovmelovmycats (new)

Lovmelovmycats Hart Percy Jackson & Annabeth Chase


message 10: by Erika (new)

Erika Nicky wrote: "Eve and Roarke for the win!"
Anthropology of an American Girl???? Yesssss!


message 11: by Linda (new)

Linda Craft Mercy and Adam, I mean really a surprise wedding! I think it was the only way to get Mercy to the alter


message 12: by Ana (new)

Ana the last two, although there wasn't wedding in Romeo and Juliet


message 13: by Diana (new)

Diana Montes Ana wrote: "the last two, although there wasn't wedding in Romeo and Juliet"

weren't they married by Friar Laurent?


message 14: by Diana (new)

Diana Montes Lovmelovmycats wrote: "Percy Jackson & Annabeth Chase"

do they get married??? wheeereee??? I must read that!


message 15: by Pink (Shine) (new)

Pink (Shine) Thomas Sharpe & Edith Cushing. (Crimson Peak)


message 16: by Larissa (new)

Larissa Fermina Daza and Juvenal Urbino (Love in the Time of Cholera)


message 17: by Venus (new)

Venus Blancia Nicky wrote: "Eve and Roarke for the win!"

Yes, why is no "Eve and Roarke"?


message 18: by Francesca (last edited Feb 10, 2016 08:33AM) (new)

Francesca Robb Stark and Jeyne Westerling

....Oh, wait.


message 19: by Himika (last edited Feb 14, 2016 01:56AM) (new)

Himika Chakraborty I've got so many favourite fictional couples that it is hard to choose. from among them .Anne and Gilbert,and Darcy and Elizabeth are two of my favourites.Also,Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks,Eowyn and Faramir and Aragorn and Arwen.


message 20: by Francesca (new)

Francesca Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour


message 21: by Dorothyb (new)

Dorothyb Ditte wrote: "Without a doubt Jamie and Claire from Outlander!"
Jamie's conditions for the wedding was so touching and gave us an insight of what kind of man he was and was the beginning of what became one of the best love stories


message 22: by Larissa (new)

Larissa Francesca wrote: "Robb Stark and Jeyne Westerling

....Oh, wait."


Margaery Tyrell and Joffrey Lannister have a day time ceremony


message 23: by Larissa (new)

Larissa Because Game of Thrones was mentioned:
Daenerys and Drogo - they actually get through their wedding, just saying


message 24: by Anissa (new)

Anissa Anne & Gilbert for sure! :) I have to admit have stopped caring about Eva & Gideon's crazy romance so I quit that series.


message 25: by Anne (last edited Feb 10, 2016 09:14AM) (new)

Anne Mueller Jamie and Claire of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander. No contest. ♥


message 26: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Non fiction weddings!
Tony and Roo's wedding in Can I Kiss Her Yet?
And, it was preceded by Gil and Chris' wedding... a double treat!


message 27: by Liam (new)

Liam This is dope


message 28: by Liam (new)

Liam Why is the sky blue


message 29: by Liam (new)

Liam Im bored


message 30: by Liam (new)

Liam still bored


Bespectacledreader If Judith and Iain's Wedding from The Secret is included then the wedding of Brodick and Gillian from Ransom should be here too :) Ramsey, the best man, is adorable there.


Bespectacledreader Francesca wrote: "Robb Stark and Jeyne Westerling

....Oh, wait."


Oh yes.


Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* Linda wrote: "Mercy and Adam, I mean really a surprise wedding! I think it was the only way to get Mercy to the alter"

I would have mentioned that but I totally hated the way the author did the surprise wedding and ruined honeymoon. I spent most of the book pissed off.


Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* Francesca wrote: "Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour"

Good one, didn't think about that


message 35: by Shima (new)

Shima Francesca wrote: "Robb Stark and Jeyne Westerling

....Oh, wait."


That was okay, but the really romantic great one was for Robb's uncle, Wasn't it?


message 36: by Melissa (last edited Feb 10, 2016 10:43AM) (new)

Melissa Sarah Prine and Capt Jack Elliott! Swoon!!! Everyone should read These Is My Words by Nancy Turner.
Jamie and Claire a close 2nd.


message 37: by Sharon (new)

Sharon Kallenberger Marzola I'm on the Eve & Roarke team. Also love Claire and Jamie.


message 38: by Martin (new)

Martin Diana wrote: "Ana wrote: "the last two, although there wasn't wedding in Romeo and Juliet"

weren't they married by Friar Laurent?"


And then they lived happily ever after.

No wait. Their relationship lasted for three days, they commited suicide, and six people were dead.
Seriously, how messed up do you have to be to put this on this list?


message 39: by Professional (new)

Professional Fangirl Annie and Finnick´s wedding always gives me the feels :) :D <3


message 40: by Diana (new)

Diana Montes
And then they lived happily ever after.


Maybe those three days were they "ever after".


message 41: by Chloe (new)

Chloe Cruz Henry Tilney and Catherine Morland for sure XD "Henry and Catherine were married, the bells rang, and everybody smiled"


message 42: by Erin (new)

Erin Germain Anne and Gilbert is definitely on my list.


message 43: by Camille (new)

Camille Nicky wrote: "Eve and Roarke for the win!"

I third that!


message 44: by Kay (new)

Kay J Jaimie and Clare's from outlander


message 45: by Kressel (last edited Feb 10, 2016 12:37PM) (new)

Kressel Housman I'm surprised Lizzy and Darcy didn't make the list. But anyway, I vote for Daniel Deronda.

(view spoiler)


message 46: by Sönïa (new)

Sönïa Dhillion I agree with jaime and clare, i understood clare being stressed out but jaime was sooooooooooooooooo fab , it was so touching to see his point view and how he prepared for the wedding my heart was melting.


message 47: by Patricia (new)

Patricia Livy and Miller from the One Night trilogy by Jodi Ellen Malpas.


Bespectacledreader Shima wrote: "Francesca wrote: "Robb Stark and Jeyne Westerling

....Oh, wait."

That was okay, but the really romantic great one was for Robb's uncle, Wasn't it?"


The Red wedding is so touching I cried.


message 49: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany Whitelatch Chris wrote: "You defiantly need Courtship of Princess Leia on this list."

Agreed! I always feel like I'm the only one who's ever read that book!


message 50: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne Melissa wrote: "Sarah Prine and Capt Jack Elliott! Swoon!!! Everyone should read These Is My Words by Nancy Turner.
Jamie and Claire a close 2nd."


I agree..love them!


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