Welcome back Grey's Anatomy! We're so excited for the return of fall TV, and that especially includes seeing our favorite doctors back in action at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. As always we can hopefully expect loads of romance from those love-starved docs, and hopefully that means adding more to our list of favorite TV weddings. There's been no shortage of couples to ship over the years on Grey's Anatomy, that's for sure! From OG love birds Meredith and Derek, to Izzie and Alex, Cristina and Owen, and Callie and Arizona, romance is always in the air, even through unspeakable tragedy. And for us that means weddings, weddings, weddings! In honor of the show's 13th season premiere we're looking back at our favorite Grey's Anatomy weddings.
Meredith and Derek
An over the top wedding was planned for Grey's Anatomy's resident love birds, but the duo gave their fancy wedding away to Alex and Izzie when Derek discovered Izzie had another tumor. It's technically not a legal wedding, but Dr. and Mrs. McDreamy's post-it vows were 100% marriage goals: "Love each other even when we hate each other. No running. Take care when old, senile, and smelly." And topped it off with a simple "This is forever." They did get their official city hall wedding later on, but this will forever be the moment MerDer made it "official."
Izzie and Alex
Izzie gets her fairy tale wedding when her condition becomes worse and Meredith and Derek handover the day she helped plan for them. Knowing Izzie was not long for this world was so heartbreaking, even if we got one of the sweetest wedding vows to grace TV courtesy of Alex: "Today I become a man, a husband. I become accountable to someone other than myself."
Callie and Arizona
After many ups and downs and family drama - what wedding doesn't have them? - Callie and Arizona got a gorgeous wedding filled with family (even if it was the family they made at Grey Sloan Memorial). Bailey ended up officiating the couple's super touching and traditional wedding ceremony, and Callie's dad eventually showed up to honor her with a father-daughter dance.ABC via Getty Images
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Cristina and Owen
Only Cristina could get away with wearing a red dress down the aisle! The famously non-conformist doc thought wearing white was "sexist and vaguely racist." A far cry from Cristina's first attempt at marital bliss: the wedding that never was with Burke.
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Bailey and Ben
It was a wedding for the Seattle Grace Mercy West books for Miranda Bailey - Callie, Arizona and Meredith even served as bridesmaids. A wrench was thrown into the wedding plans when Bailey and the Chief were en route to the ceremony and got word that Adele's condition had worsened. Bailey immediately swapped her wedding dress for scrubs and jumped in to the O.R. to operate on the Chief's love. Five hours later, Bailey and Ben said their "I dos" and made it official by jumping the broom, and promising to love each other, 5 minutes at a time.
April and Jackson
How do they manage to keep the drama going on Grey's? With a runaway bride of course!
"I love you, April. I always have. I love everything about you. Even the things I don't like. I love you and I think you love me too," Jackson said. Viewers had to wait 10 weeks of hiatus to see that April eloped with her best friend Jackson. Now here's the important question: do we think perhaps Meredith as bridesmaid is bad wedding day juju? How many weddings have been called off with her at the bridesmaid helm?
Amelia and Owen
Season 12 of Grey's Anatomy closed with Derek's little sister Amelia and Owen tying the knot. Things get off to a rocky start (Runaway Bride Part 2?), but it's Meredith who manages to get her sister-in-law to come to her senses and stop seeking permission from other people to be happy. Maybe we shouldn't write Dr. Grey off as bridesmaid after all!