The Best Day
Eleventh Doctor/River Song
The Odd Couple
Once Upon A Time
The entire town knew of Rumpilstilskin’s presence in their home land. Many had made deals with him, all at a price, and all had ended up losing something dear. As he had always said, magic came at a price, and the people of Storybrooke now remembered the prices they had to pay. Only Belle seemed unafraid or not angry at him, and only Belle willingly spent time with him. The townspeople didn’t understand, so most days they were the chief topic of gossip.
But no matter the talk Belle and Rumpilstilskin weathered the storm, and the town’s oddest couple grew stronger, grew closer together. When their wedding was announced a year after the curse broke, people were not so much surprised as curious. Even after seeing them together for so long, the fascination with the beauty and the beast had not dimmed in all that time.
And when they exchanged their vows the whole town was there to see it, to stare at the strangest union in town, and wonder how it was that Rumpilstilskin, the man who no one believed had a heart, had managed to find true love and not only keep it but let it flourish. And quite a few envied the man, an emotion most had never dreamed feeling towards him. But in the end, they were all pleased by how the beauty had tamed the beast, and thankful for it most of all.
Murder In Suburbia
Not that they’d had a traditional courtship. After the snog in front of…well, everyone, it had been awkward, but when they’d talked about it and figured out what they could actually do about it (which wasn’t much) they’d waited. And eventually a moment a time came when they could do something, when Sullivan had left the police force to move into the private sector. It had been strange, getting used to being on footing where one of them wasn’t a copper anymore, but once they had that sorted and they could stop being DI Ash and DCI Sullivan and start being Kate and William, it got easier. And that was when they realized they’d been falling in love, slowly and surely, for quite some time.
And now, as the first strains of Mendelssohn‘s “Wedding March” were heard in the church, she smoothed down her wedding dress and glanced over at Scribbs. All right, so having her best mate give her away and be her maid of honor wasn’texactly high on the list of traditional things about this wedding, but it made her happy. And that was the important bit, right? Most important day of her life, she should be around the people that made her happiest, share this moment with them. And as she looked down the aisle at Sullivan‘s face, she knew that she was going to end the day with the man who made her happiest of all.
Mummy Holmes & Amy Pond; implied Sherlock Holmes/Amy Pond
Amy took the box and opened the lid, her eyes wide as she reached over and fingered the pearls inside. There were tears forming in her eyes as she looked up at Violet. “I don’t know what to say,” Amy said. Instead Violet closed the lid with a snap and then pulled Amy into an embrace, being careful not to muss the dress or her hair. The darling girl didn’t need to say anything, she realized as Amy hugged her back. She understood perfectly fine.
Old & New
Star Trek (Alternate Original Series)
The idea of a human marrying a Vulcan had been frowned upon with his mother and his father; it had been the source of much ridicule and shunning. But now, many years later, as he and Nyota exchanged their vows, there was very little of that to be seen. Traditions were well and good, he realized that. He knew their value and knew their importance, but change and growth were important as well, as was love. And the love he had for Nyota was a symbol of that.
When they were done, and pronounced husband and wife by all of those there who needed to appoint them as such, Nyota’s sisters placed a broom in front of the two of them. He had had the tradition of “jumping the broom” explained to him and while he considered it illogical he understood the significance. He reached over for Nyota’s hand and she grasped it tightly, threading her fingers through his. She gave him a wide grin and together they jumped over the broom to the cheer of those gathered. This was the start of a new life together, and, he hoped, the start of a life with new traditions, blended from both their cultures.
Like Mother, Like Daughter
Once Upon A Time
Prince Charming/Snow White & August Booth/Emma Swan
As she felt her child grow inside her she dreamed of her daughter’s wedding. She hoped her daughter waited until the curse was broken to get married. It might be strange, having her mother and father be nearly the same age as her, but she didn’t want to miss her daughter’s wedding for the world. It would be whatever her daughter wanted, large or intimate, wherever she wanted. She would make sure of it. She and Charming talked about it in broad terms, both of them terribly afraid neither would be there to see it. Those fears were hidden deep down.
And then, thirty years and one unusual courtship later, she was proud to stand by Emma’s side with her father as her daughter devoted herself to August, to have and to hold until death did they part. She had never been more proud of her daughter as she stood radiant in a white dress, holding a bouquet of lilies in her hands. Some things had run true: mother and daughter had had intimate weddings with just those nearest and dearest there, both had been married under an arch of flowers, and both had found true love. She couldn’t have asked for anything more, and she knew Charming felt the same way. After all, they were there, the curse was broken, and their family, now larger, was complete and whole. This was how they had dreamed it for her, and she was happy beyond belief that their dearest dreams had been made reality.