Be warned, this post is loooooooong, will contain lots of random pictures, nonsensical gushing, and exclamation points. And it will contain spoilers.....
A note-the couples are NOT in order of favorite to least favorite--because that's impossible!
...........and because I forgot to put them in order *cough.*
Robin and Marian
Quite possibly my favorite couple of all time at the moment (it changes frequently, although there's always a group of top 5 or so.....), Robin Hood and Lady Marian from the BBC Robin Hood tv series are simply ADORABLE.
In the first season, Marian wants nothing to do with Robin. But even when arguing they're just so perfect, though. They were meant for each other from the first!
By the time season 2 rolls around, Marian realizes just how much he means to her. And Robin falls more in love with her in each episode...he needs her-making the end of season 2 that much more heartbreaking. Much to my happiness, they DO get married.
If you've seen the end of season 2, I need not explain further, do I?
Of course, if they had a true happily-ever-after their story would be beyond perfect.
Despite their tragic story, they still remain one of my favorite couples.
I mean, just look:
Does anyone else simply love their wedding vows? Their marriage was simply lovely....if only it wasn't so heartbreaking.
Gilbert and Anne
Usually, Gilbert Blythe and Anne Shirley are my ultimate favorite couple- and even though Robin and Marian slightly bumped them down (for now) they are and forever will be the sweetest, loveliest, most adorable couple and their story is just......perfect.
I can't even begin to describe how much I love these two and their adorable banter. And of course, Anne's I'm-never-speaking-to-you-as-long-as-I-live phase.
HAHA So true.
Arthur and Amy
I looovvee Little Dorrit. I think it will always be my favorite Dickens story, along with A Tale of Two Cities. Arthur and Amy are SO sweet, SO adorable, just SUCH a perfect couple.
Little Amy, so patient and adoring...I can just totally see them as a married couple. Arthur would always be protecting and looking out for her, and she would have a toasty fire and warm food waiting for him when he came home from work and they'd have at least 5 children and they'd go for long walks in the countryside and....awwwwwwww. I just can't take the cuteness.
William and Peggy
I forgot how much I adore William and Peggy from Return to Cranford. I watched it recently and remembered and grew even more in love with them. Their story is the perfect Cinderella story and they couldn't fit together any more perfectly than they already do.
One of my ABSOLUTE favorite parts of RtC is when he proposes.
"I love you. Will you please be my wife?"
I especially love this couple because I have Tom Hiddleston cast in a novel I'm in the process of writing and William Buxton is GREAT inspiration for that character.
He's just the perfect gentleman and..... and she's so perfectly sweet and lovely....sigh.
I love these two.
"When gorse is out of blossom, kissing is out of fashion."
Mr. Thornton and Margaret
North and South is my FAVORITE Elizabeth Gaskell movie and I can't get enough of Mr. Thornton and Margaret. The movie is 99% perfect...if only they included a wedding at the end.
Oh my my my.....how to describe these two and their perfect Pride and Prejudice-like relationship?
Just watch the movie. Then you'll understand.
YES MARGARET YES. WHY DIDN'T YOU LOOK BACK?
Ooooohhh...a montage of their hands....I love it.
The infamous handshake. Kind of like the dance in Pride and Prejudice, huh?
Han and Leia
Han and Leia from Star Wars were my favorite couple before I even had favorite couples. haha
When I first saw the SW movies at 10 years old I fell in love with these two. Always arguing, always ready with a snarky comeback, but always secretly in love. And then they FINALLY admit in and it's like "awwww you twoooo....."
THEY JUST BE SO CUTE.
I adore the love declaration lines-and how they switched them around in the last movie.
They may not be top-of-my-list like they used to be but they will always hold a special place in my heart.
"I love you."
Joe and Ann
Roman Holiday!!!!! One of my absolute favorites...
Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn are two of the loveliest (or handsomest, in Gregory's case) people from "back then" and I LOVE them together in this movie.
They're sweet, funny, friends-from-the-first, and just totally belong together, the end.
Oh yes....The End. Ergh.
I choose to ignore The End. The End did not happen. They got married and lived happily ever after.
Love this scene!!
Mr. Knightley and Emma
Awwwwww.......Mr. Knightley and Emma. So sweet, so lovely and so "imperfect".
"Maybe it is our imperfections which make us so perfect for one another."
So right, Mr. Knightley. You two are positively perfect for each other.
It takes a lot of growing on Emma's part for her to deserve and truly love and appreciate her Mr, Knightley, but when she does it's simply adorable.
These two are the perfectest, loveliest, fairytale couple.
(Well, okay, so is practically everyone else on my list, but shh. These two are especially so.)
Ah, Mr. Knightley.
Hahahaha, I'm sorry, but I find this hilarious.
Haha, I need to watch this version again.
Darcy and Elizabeth
-Fanfare- Here they are!! You didn't think I'd leave them out, did you?
One of THE most romantic and classic couples of all time...
I love them.
I really don't have to explain why, do I??
I really don't have to explain why, do I??
"I will never see him again."
That's what YOU think.
My dad saw this scene and cried, "Hey, his face didn't break!"
Well, for all of you who similarly think Mr. Darcy never smiles, then please take a look at this:
Jack and Elizabeth
I watched season 1 of Hallmark Channel's When Calls the Heart (just be warned it changes from the books drastically) and love it!! Jack and Elizabeth are sooooo funny, adorable, and just perfect for each other.
Ugh. Rosemary. No.
I LOVE this scene---so hilarious!
Goodness, her hat and dress is gorgeous. Her whole wardrobe is.
Aww, the real actors being adorable.
I wish they'd get married. They seem like good friends.
THE ENDING OF SEASON 1 AND THE DRAWING AND THE KISS AND AWWWWW
Beast and Belle
I'm getting down to the animated characters....first is Beast and Belle!!
Their tale is as old as time, true as it can be, bittersweet and strange, and certain as the sun.
and yes, yes, rising in the east.
Sorry I had to mix the lyrics up a little.
I know you wanted to sing it and then you cried, "But that's not how it goes!!"
Anyways, Beauty and the Beast is such a classic and the story is simply lovely.
...Beauty and the Beast
Soooo sweet. <3 That movie makes me so happy.
Eugene and Rapunzel
Squee!!! Tangled! Flynn-Eugene and Rapunzel!
Cutest, most adorable Disney couple ever.
Sarcasm, humor, protection, self-sacrifice, glowing lanterns, a beautiful song, the color purple....
I love Tangled.
Oh, goodness. So gorgeous.
"And at last I see the light...."
Haha, not today, Flynn.
And ohmy the cutest little short film on their wedding aawwww
Kristoff and Anna
Adorable Disney Couple #3!!!
I love these two. So cute, so funny, so darn adorable.
I reeeaallly wish they had a duet together. Like in Tangled. I mean, come on Disney. She gets one with the bad guy, but not her true love???
They're still great though. And so awkwardly funny.
I could totally see her in this dress. So radiant.
"I could kiss you!"
I LOVE Phantom of the Opera and am BEYOND over-the-moon excited because I'M GOING TO SEE IT LIVE IN APRIL.
Guys. I won't be able to take the excitement.
So, most people are either Team Phantom (Erik) or Team Raoul.
I'm including the above picture because it has all three of them in it.
Because I can't choose.
I can't decide.
On one hand, brave, handsome, caring, Raoul...
On the other hand, desperate, passionate, heartbroken, Erik...
ahhh, a Beauty and the Beast and Phantom crossover...
Percy and Marguerite
I recently read and watched The Scarlet Pimpernel and it is an AMAZING story and I love the characters. Marguerite is so lovely and Sir Percy is...well...The Scarlet Pimpernel. What more need I say??
Please read the book. You won't regret it.
"My own elusive Pimpernel."
Jason and Hannah
Jason and Hannah from October Baby (an emotional devastating and tearful, but still-happy movie that I totally recommend) are adorable. During Hannah's emotional ride, Jason is always there for her. He protects her, helps her, and is always a gentleman towards her. GUYS, THEY DON'T EVEN KISS IN THIS MOVIE. Their relationship is so pure and innocent and lovely.
They belong together forever and ever.
Rochester and Jane
I'm sorry, but not one movie version I've seen does complete justice to the book. Read the book and then you're truly know what this couple is like. Maybe not the most perfect, and certainly the one with the most problems, but still a favorite of mine. I love Jane Eyre, and Mr. Rochester and Jane are perfectly suited to each other.
My two favorite movie versions are the 2011 and 2006 one-both of which has some need-to-be skipped scenes, especially the 2006 one. Just a warning.
Lastly, I have a few literary couples that have NOT been portrayed in a movie, sooo...
Luke and JessyFrom Fireflies in December (and the sequels) by Jennifer Erin Valent. Guys, these two are ADORABLE, and the books are amazing. I love them SO much.
Wade and Cherry
Haha, Cherry only has Wade as her boyfriend for a couple books in the Cherry Ames nurse series, but I love them together. So adorable.
Charles and Millie
From the A Life of Faith Millie books. Please read them, they're fantastic! Here's my book review:
Darcy and Jess
From the Mother-Daughter Book Club books. So funny and good and Darcy and Jess are ADORABLE. Yes, he's named for Mr. Darcy. Here's my book review:
Joe and Betsy
From the Betsy-Tacy books, which are the sweetest, most adorable, funny, relateable books ever and you MUST read them. They're about a girl growing up during the early 1900s. They're simply perfect.
David and Eloise
A sweet and adorable "friends, then more than friends" couple from these books:
Love Is Patient
Jed and EmilyA lovely couple from the WONDERFUL book, Emily of Deep Valley by the same author of the Betsy-Tacy books.
Guys, I am very very VERY sorry for how long this post was. I hope you forgive me.
I tried to keep it to only my VERY favorite couples, but....
it's just such an impossible task. There's still more I wanted to add!
Happy Valentines Day!