5 Unforgettable Friends Wedding Moments in Honor of the Finale's 10-Year Anniversary

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Friends ten years later

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It's hard to believe, but it's been 10 years since the series finale of Friends aired. That means it's been 10 years since Rachel got off the plane to Paris, Monica and Chandler discovered they were adopting twins, and Phoebe and Joey remained happily as they were. Could we be any more nostalgic?

Not only did the iconic show give us a heartwarming snapshot of friendship and quotes that we still repeat to this day, it also had some of the best TV weddings — Ross "The Divorce Force" Geller had several. After all, the show started with runaway bride Rachel dashing into Central Perk, wedding dress and all. What other moments from the the show's' 10-year run will always be there for us? Let's "pivot" on over to them, shall we?

1. Rachel Gets Cold Feet
Friends started off with a bang — the group is hanging out at Central Perk, talking about dating and love, when in comes Rachel, fresh off of her now-canceled wedding, just as Ross says he wants to be married again. Does it get any better? As much as we love Rachel's first moment as an independent woman (remember her "What if I don't want to be a shoe?" phone conversation with her dad later in the episode?), we're really feeling her epic '90s wedding ensemble. Lacy, off-the-shoulder sleeves, a three-strand pearl necklace, headpiece, and full veil are so 1994. We're sure Rachel's jilted would-be husband Barry was sad he didn't get to see her all dolled up that day, but her cold feet set her up to be part of the crew, and, obviously, to fall in love with Ross.

2. Monica and Chandler's Wedding
Even with all of its obstacles, this turned out to be the most functional of the Friends weddings. Sure, Chandler almost bailed, everyone thought Monica was pregnant, and Joey could barely get away from work, but the love between Monica and Chandler was tangible (who cares that they're fictional?). Our favorite moments: Monica's classic wedding dress, their tearjerker vows, Chandler surprising her with dance lessons, and Joey just saving them from a Greek Orthodox ceremony.

3. Ross and Emily's Wedding
Unlike Monica and Chandler's bumpy-yet-happy wedding, this one barely even happened. Maybe it was doomed from the start — the venue was nearly demolished and Rachel almost didn't come! However, if she'd stayed home with pregnant Phoebe, maybe Ross wouldn't have said her name instead of Emily's. Or maybe not; Rachel is Ross's lobster. Regardless, this was an amazing end-of-season cliffhanger, and a slightly cringe-worthy wedding moment that we will never forget.

4. Phoebe and Mike's Wedding
We love this wedding for how delightfully "Phoebe" it felt. Once Mike (hello, Paul Rudd!) got over his anti-marriage grumpiness and Phoebe fired anal-retentive Monica as wedding planner, they had an unforgettable outdoor ceremony in the middle of a blizzard. Only Phoebe would push ahead with that kind of event, but she just had to say "I do" outside of Central Perk. It was the last on-screen wedding of the series, and it was also one of the sweetest, with "Here, There, and Everywhere" by The Beatles playing during the ceremony.

5. Ross and Rachel's Wedding
"Hello, Mrs. Ross! Well, hello, Mr. Rachel!" We know, we know, Ross and Rachel got married off-screen, but it was too hilarious not to include. The tumultuous duo drunkenly got hitched during the group's trip to Las Vegas, marker mustaches and all. Seeing them exit the chapel freaked out Monica and Chandler, but their joy and confusion is just fine with us.

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