With This Ring…
The romance, the fights, the parties, the aliens puking in the punch. 10 SF&F weddings
.(Yeah, it’s an old feature, but we thought it was worth bumping it up considering the occasion)
Got your confetti? Good. Nuptials may be the staple diet of romantic comedies, chick flicks and soap operas, but sci-fi and fantasy have had their own share of wedding-day tales to tell too. We take a look at the good, the bad and the Buffy…
The Princess Bride
Groom: Prince Humperdinck
Location: A beautiful church
The happy occasion: Buttercup is forced to marry the Prince despite being in love with Westley, aka The Dread Pirate Roberts. She waits for her lover to come barging in to rescue her – that’s what always happens in fairy tales, isn’t it? But no dice. Man and wife! Too late!
The priest: Peter Cook, having a field day with a lisp and an ultra-serious delivery. “Mawwiage… that blessed awwangement… that dweam within a dweam…”
Reception entertainment: What does Buttercup care? She’s going to stab herself in the heart anyway.
Any shenanigans with the ring? Humperdinck jams it on her finger with as much finesse and affection as a postie shoving a parcel through a letterbox.
The dress: An expensive-looking crown tops off a beautiful medieval-style gown.
Best day of their lives? Hell no! But at least Westley gets there before Buttercup ruins her perfect breasts with that knife.