Dawson's Creek

Season 2 Episode 18

A Perfect Wedding

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Apr 28, 1999 on The WB
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A Perfect Wedding
With Joey's father back in town, Bessie and him decide to expand the Ice House to also cater weddings. Needing help they enlist Andie, who says she hates weddings but doesn't and Pacey who loves them. Joey who doesn't think her father recently out of jail should be seen in Capeside and Dawson, who is angry when his parents arrive separately. Jack and Dawson battle to help a scared bride, while Andie and Pacey scramble to fix the cake. Making Gale sad, Mitch shows up to the wedding with Mrs. Kennedy. Jen and Abby's sneaking into the wedding leads to tragedy.moreless

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  • Joey's father is in town and he needs her help to cater a wedding.

    "A Perfect Wedding" had the perfect ending. The ending to this episode just makes this episode one of my favourite episodes. I love all the events leading up to Abby's death. It's shocking how her character falls off the tower, and the drowns. What makes her death even greater is that none of the characters like her. Anyways, I like how Joey doesn't really know how to react to her father being back in town, and I like she explains how she's feeling about everything to her dad. I also like how Jack is able to convince that woman to get married in 5 minutes, while Dawson tried 20 minutes. I give this episode a 10/10 for the brilliant shocking ending.moreless
  • Dawson and Joey kiss.

    Joeys dad is back in town. He is released from jail and Joey doesn't know how to deal with that. She confides in Jack for this. Dawson gets worried because the stuff she used to confide in him for she is now turning to Jack. At the end of the episode we see Joey and Dawson say "I Love You" to eachother and they kiss. Andy doesn't like wedding so Pacey makes her be a waitress and he tries to show her good weddings can actually be. When telling Pacey why they are so bad she knocks over the top half of the wedding cake. They try to make it look as good as it possibly can. When trying to make it better the brides tells them that the top half of the cake is the most important part of the cake and she is going to eat it on her 1 year anniversary. This adds more pressure to them. In the end the cake ends up looking not half bad. Jen tells Aubrey that the most fun she has had in a long time has been with her. So she asks to hang out with her. They crash the wedding party and Andy asks them to leave. They do so but before they leave they grab a bottle of alcohol and walk out the door. Jen and Aubrey are complaining while drunk and Aubrey sits on the railing overlooking the creek. Seh looses her balance and falls into it. Jen runs over and jumps in right after her to try and save her. She was to late. We see the ambulance zipping up the bag with Aubrey in it. They leave the episode drifting away from Jen crying while the ambulance is driving away. That probably will teach he to not drink again. End of episode.moreless
  • This is one of my favorites.

    I think this episode is great, the drama does not feel forced, which has always been a problem with DC, but do it well in this episode.

    As sappy as it is, the Joey / Dad storyline gets me every time, it just feels natural, as odd as that is for Dawson's Creek, it really does.

    The Abby / Jenn [spoiler] storyline is IMPORTANT AS HECK, but sad too, because I LOVED ABBY, i mean, i really did. I feel like the series lost something when she went away, something that they never got back. Jenn needed Abby, and it was sad when she was gone.

    Great episode, a classic.moreless
Rachael Leigh Cook

Rachael Leigh Cook


Guest Star

Mädchen Amick

Mädchen Amick

Nicole Kennedy

Guest Star

Karen Brigman

Karen Brigman

Gossiping Woman 1

Guest Star

Gareth Williams

Gareth Williams

Mike Potter

Recurring Role

Kerr Smith

Kerr Smith


Recurring Role

Monica Keena

Monica Keena


Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: When Abby falls into the ocean and drowns, a close up of her is shown and it can be clearly told that it is s stunt person, who is noticably taller and wearing some dark clothing without the silver details that Abby has in her skirt.

    • Abby dies in this episode.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Joey: So, thank you.
      Dawson: For what?
      Joey: For being my friend, for understanding me better than anyone, and for putting up with me for the last 16 years... I love you.
      Dawson: I love you, too.

    • Dawson: Joey... these past 3 years you have been so... unbelievably strong. I mean you've let the... the petty gossip and judgements of this town roll right off you. Don't let them get to you now. Now is the time to dig in your heels and to show them you have absolutely nothing to be ashamed of, and you're not alone in this, you have your father now, you have a family again... and you will always have me.

    • Andie: Okay, I admit it, you're right, I'm a sucker for taffeta. The sight of the little flower girl makes me weepy. I'm a wedding fanatic... there are you happy? Huh?

    • Pacey: You know, I wish I had money like these people. When somebody in my family gets married, you end up wearing polyester, they serve fish sticks for appetizers and the whole thing winds up in a drunken brawl.

    • Jack: Hey guys, did uh, Joey talk to you yet?
      Dawson: About what?
      Jack: Well the Ice House is catering a wedding on Saturday and we need some extra hands, it's 60 bucks for the day.
      Pacey: Sold! For 60 bucks I'd cater your ass.
      Jack: (Laughs) Well, that won't be necessary.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Music featured in the episode included:
      Flair by Josh Rouse
      Reality Hurts by Jenna Music
      Kiss Me by Sixpence None The Richer
      Concerto #1 in G Major by Johann Ludwig Krebs
      All Mine by Dance Hall Crashers
      Little Differences by Save Ferris
      Shimmer by Shawn Mullins
      Not The One by Vanessa Handrick
      Once Again by Michael Brandmeier
      You by Shelby Starner
      You and Me by The Spies
      Any Lucky Penny by Nikki Hassman
      Feels Like Home by Chantal Kreviazuk


    • Pacey: (To Andie) You're just a regular Pollyanna today, aren't ya?

      In the movie Pollyanna, the main character was always happy, cheery, made the best of things... etc. When Pacey said this to Andie he was obviously being sarcastic because she was being grumpy and talking about how messed up her family is.

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