A Look Back: Brennan and Booth’s Real-Life Weddings

(c) FOX TV: Brennan and Booth will wed Monday, October 21st on the hit show.
(c) FOX TV: Brennan and Booth will wed Monday, October 21st on the hit show.

The highly-anticipated wedding episode of FOX’s Bones, titled “The Woman in White,” will air this upcoming Monday, October 21st, uniting the show’s two main characters, Temperance “Bones” Brennan and Seeley Booth. The duo, portrayed by Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz, respectively, will finally tie the knot after eight seasons of “will they-won’t they” from the show’s writing room. Interestingly, the stars penned their own characters’ wedding vows, with Boreanaz offering up this clue while promoting the episode: “I don’t think Emily went through as many vow drafts as I did. I wanted my vows to be somewhat of an experience of where we’d come from and where we are now today, so I gave them a bit of a history lesson on the altar – ‘Look where we are, we’ve made it this far and do you remember back when we barely knew each other and were arguing?’ So I wanted to play that aspect of it. It was a lot of fun.”

As fans of the show prepare to watch the couple say “I do,” Celebrity Weddings Blog takes a look back at the real-life nuptials of the series’ two stars.


David Boreanaz was a well-known star of the WB’s cult classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer, who later fronted his own spinoff surrounding his character, Angel, when he married former Playboy Playmate/actress Jaime Bergman. The couple were married on November 24, 2001 at the Ingleside Inn in Palm Springs, California while a heavy rainstorm pounded outside. Bergman, in a silk chiffon gown with train and a diamond-studded white bow pendant, was escorted through the hotel’s courtyard under an umbrella held by her stepfather, Tom Scallions, who also walked her down the aisle.

The couple met at a Valentine’s Day party at the Playboy Mansion earlier that year, and were initially supposed to wed on September 22nd after a whirlwind romance, postponing the nuptials in the wake of September 11th. But they didn’t let horrendous weather on their make-up date dampen their spirits – even though the storm knocked out power for an hour during the reception. “David’s eyes locked on hers and they did not move,” remembered Bergman’s make-up artist pal Gina Veltri. The couple kept the wedding small, inviting just family and close friends, and they used the day to focus on their love.

“I never thought love could feel like this,” Boreanaz, in a black tux with silver tie, said at the time. Added Bergman, “Celebrating our love – that’s what our marriage is about.”

The marriage was Bergman’s first and Boreanaz’ second – he was married to L.A.-based social worker Ingrid Quinn from 1997-99.

The couple were already expecting their first child by the time they wed, and welcomed their son Jaden in May 2002. Daughter Bella followed in 2009, but their marriage was soon rocked by his admission to cheating on his wife with Tiger Woods’ escort mistress Rachel Uchitel while she was pregnant with their daughter. They remain committed with the help of marriage counseling, and the family put on a united front when his costar, Deschanel, was married in 2010.

(c) Feather Love Photography, 2010
(c) Feather Love Photography, 2010

Emily Deschanel was married to It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia writer/actor David Hornsby at her family’s home in Pacific Palisades, California, on Saturday, September 25, 2010. Celeb guests included Boreanaz, Bergman, and their son Jaden, and Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard, who at the time was married to Deschanel’s younger sister and bridesmaid, actress Zooey. The small ceremony was conducted on a rug in the backyard, with Deschanel sporting a floor-length blush-colored gown with layers of wrapped gauze. Her hair was pinned back with a Neil Lane diamond and platinum hairclip. Lane also designed her 10-karat diamond drop earrings. Hornsby wore a navy suit and tie.

A reception followed at Smog Shoppe, a solar-powered event space in Los Angeles, coordinated by L.A.-based event planners Bash, Please. The room was decorated with flowers in peach, orange, yellow and green hues, and guests were served a vegan menu by L.A.-based vegan restaurant/caterer Madeleine Bistro (since closed), which included seitan – also known as “wheat meat.” For a fun dessert alternative, guests at the reception were offered the chance to make vegan s’mores, melted with blowtorches.

The photographer who shot the wedding, from Feather Love Photography, described the newlyweds as “beautiful, sweet, funny as hell and completely in love with each other.”

This was the first marriage for both, who welcomed their first child together, Henry, nearly one year after they said “I do,” on September 21, 2011. Still going strong, we hear that Hornsby will reprise his role as Brennan’s cousin for the wedding episode, so fans, keep an eye out for his cameo appearance.


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