Pride is finally here! And luckily we'll all be able actually to honor the month properly this year (get your vaccine, people). This June we're celebrating what weddings and marriage are all about: love. One way to commemorate the occasion (along with supporting LGBTQ+-owned businesses) is cuddling up on the sofa with your partner with some popcorn and watching LGBTQ+ TV shows and movies that changed the game for diversity in the wedding industry.
We are finally beginning to see more inclusion of LGBTQ+ weddings and marriages in Hollywood. And it's about time. But there is still a long way to go in terms of representation, especially in movies. With that said, we're celebrating the entertainment moments that have celebrated LGBTQ+ ceremonies and diverse voices. Here are 10 of our favorite LGBTQ+ TV and movie weddings.
Cameron and Mitch on Modern Family
Mitch and Cam face a disastrous turn of events after wildfires encroach on their wedding venue. The grooms—and their wedding planner, Pepper—are devastated at first, but then they remember the true meaning behind all of it: love. They relocate and share their beautiful vows in a tear-jerking ceremony with a beautiful view surrounded by all their loved ones.
Brittany and Santana on Glee
Glee was a trailblazer in the entertainment industry for celebrating queer relationships and marriage in television. The two cheerleader best-friends-turned-partners were married in a barn—fitting as Brittany was born in the same setting—with all of their loved ones and fellow McKinley High graduates by their side. Plus their wedding includes a very special surprise, which brings me to our next couple.
Kurt and Blaine on Glee
In a totally unexpected plot twist, Kurt and Blaine decide to get married at the ceremony, too—with a little encouragement from Sue. The couples stood side by side as Kurt’s father, Burt, did the honors and married both couples. The wedding went off without a hitch, and this beautiful and iconic episode successfully celebrated two gorgeous love stories.
Amanda and Vicky in Wedding Every Weekend
Characters Nate and Brooke attend the same four weddings on back-to-back weekends, so the two decide to go with each other as fake dates to avoid the requisite relationship questions. But, of course, as any sentimental Hallmark movie guarantees, feelings begin to form between the two. One weekend, they attend a beautiful ceremony for another couple, Amanda and Vicky, which marks Hallmark’s first-ever same-sex wedding. While it's about time to include diverse weddings in our favorite rom coms, we’re glad it finally happened. We’re looking forward to watching even more LGBTQ+ leads on Hallmark.
Patrick and David on Schitt's Creek
Patrick and David get their dream ceremony. (David in more ways than one!) The special day gets completely rained out, forcing Patrick and David to find a new, unlikely venue: the town hall. But after the family’s experiences and memories in Schitt's Creek, it was only fitting. Grab tissues because when Patrick starts singing Mariah Carey’s Always Be My Baby, the tears start flowing. This wedding is simply the best.
Carol and Susan on Friends
Could we BE any happier that this iconic sitcom celebrated gay marriage even before the landmark U.S. Supreme court case? Despite Ross being sad that his marriage to Carol didn’t work out, he still agreed to walk her down the aisle to Susan in a touching ceremony that celebrates all kinds of love. She’s her lobster!
Jenny and Kitty in Jenny’s Wedding
When Jenny (Katherine Heigl) decides she wants to get married to her longtime partner, Kitty (Alexis Bledel), she has to finally come out to her family, who think Kitty is her roommate. After a bit of hesitation at first, her parents come to support their daughter and her relationship (as they should). They both walk Jenny down the aisle to Kitty.
Cyrus and James on Scandal
After some drama amid keeping their relationship under wraps, the two finally tie the knot in a picturesque ceremony—fitting of the elegant Scandal cast.
David and Keith on Six Feet Under
In the series finale of the 2001 drama, two fan-favorites, David and Keith, finally got their happily ever after—despite the show’s dark brand of humor. (What can you expect? The family owns a funeral home!) But in a flash-forward, the couple finally ties the knot in a happy ending, lending some good vibes to an otherwise intense show.
Callie and Arizona on Grey's Anatomy
After devastating twists and turns—it wouldn't be Grey's without a few bumps in the road—Callie calls the wedding off. But, Bailey convinces Callie that they don’t need a meticulously planned ceremony, so they decide to tie the knot anyway. Bailey officiates, and Sloan walks Callie down the aisle to Arizona. They exchange their beautiful and touching vows, which obviously makes us cry in the most Grey’s fashion.