Ranking the Top 9 Grey's Anatomy Weddings
It's not a Grey's Anatomy season finale without a dramatic wedding! Season 12 ends with the whirlwind nuptials of Amelia and Owen, and in honor of whoever may be next to tie the knot in season 13 (Alex and Jo?), we've put together a definitive list of the good, the bad, and the ugly weddings of Grey's.
Cristina and Burke
This wedding is doomed from the start. Nothing about it feels "Cristina." It's in a church, she wears white, and she has no eyebrows. This whole relationship is more about what Burke wants and what he wants Cristina to be. Burke finally realizes this at the worst moment — at the altar. He leaves Cristina crushed, but ultimately better off.
Teddy and Henry
As lovely as Teddy and Henry were as a couple, their "wedding" leaves much to be desired. No ring, no vows, and most importantly, no cake! We're not saying it's wrong; we're just not sure if a toast at a bar constitutes as a wedding? Whatever, they were so cute, we're going to put it in the list anyway.
April and Matthew . . . and Jackson
Switching gears here. April's beautiful rustic barn wedding is filled with beauty and drama, which is exactly what a good Grey's wedding should be. When Jackson decides not to hold his peace, the whole wedding falls apart. April leaves Matthew and immediately elopes with Jackson. The course of true love doesn't always run smooth!
Amelia and Owen
This wedding was looking like it might not happen. It does eventually — but not without some dramatic twists and turns. First of all, Amelia learns that no one from her family will attend. The only family she has is Meredith, who is unsupportive at best. Amelia then leaves right before the wedding to get a Slurpee from a gas station. All the while, Ben is giving April a homemade C-section. It turns out fine in the end, but this was definitely the messiest wedding in Grey's history.
Miranda and Ben
Another dramatic wedding that nearly doesn't happen. Miranda is pulled aside last minute to operate on Adele, and Ben is left waiting at the altar. Fortunately he finds out that Miranda doesn't have cold feet and decides to wait for her until she's out of surgery. Miranda makes it to her wedding and it is cute and perfect, just like Miranda.
Cristina and Owen
Cristina gets it right this time around. Her wedding to Owen is completely on brand. Simple, intimate, and no fuss. In true Cristina style, she defies sexist tradition by wearing red and looks incredible. Unfortunately the marriage doesn't long, but at least she did the wedding her way.
Izzie and Alex
The award for the most elaborate wedding of the show goes to Izzie and Alex. Izzie originally plans the whole thing for Derek and Meredith. However, when they realize Izzie's time is running out, everything changes. Alex quickly half-asses a proposal, George is enlisted to walk her down the aisle, and Izzie finally gets the wedding of her dreams.
Callie and Arizona
In true Grey's fashion, Callie and Arizona's wedding nearly doesn't happen. Between the minister not being able to make it and Callie's mother's ignorance, it looks as though all hope is lost. That is, until Bailey swoops in to save the day. Not only does she assuage Callie's fears of not having a "proper" wedding, but she also steps up to officiate. In the end, love won and Callie and Arizona had the most beautiful wedding on the show so far.
Meredith and Derek
Come on, how can this not be number one? This iconic post-it wedding turns out to be the opposite of the one Izzie envisions for them. After all the trials and tribulations Meredith and Derek go through together, this simple, sweet gesture seems like the perfect thing for them. No frills, just love.