Below is the transcript from Jack and Erica's beautiful wedding in May 24, 2005. Enjoy:
Minister: Welcome, Erica,
Jackson, and your beautiful families. You've come here to this special place for a special purpose -- to join man and woman
in the most exalted of bonds. And to join your families, two into one. A profound act of love, faith, and courage. If anyone
knows why this man, this woman, these two families should not be joined, speak now.
There's really no need for that "speak now or forever" stuff. We're all good here. Get to the part about "dearly beloved,
I now pronounce you --" well, you know --
Kendall: No, no -- no, don't do it again. Not now.
Reggie: Oh, Greenpea,
I swear to God, if you so much as think about --
Greenlee: I itch! Better. Sorry.
Minister: Erica, Jackson,
when we spoke earlier, you said you felt kismet brought you here for your vows. You were drawn by the ancient beauty of the
Banyan tree -- how the tree grows out, rather than up, how the branches shoot out new roots so that they can find a haven
in the soil, bringing strength to the tree. That's the family you create here today. New roots, new growth. One sheltering
tree. Who gives this woman to this man?
Kendall and Bianca: We do.
Minister: And who gives this man?
Reggie, and Greenlee: We do.
Reggie: You know, you could seriously trip on this whole cosmic-kismet-tree thing. I
mean, I'm me, and you're you. One of these things is not like the other, right? And now you're my parents. Mother and father.
Doesn't even begin to make sense. Except it does. Jack, you're not just my guardian, or some guy who checks over my homework.
You're my dad. You know how good that makes me feel inside? And, Erica -- the classiest lady I ever met. Scariest, too.
Reggie: Talk about fierce --
Reggie: But, lady, your heart -- it's as big as the world.
You know, where I come from, you get used to not expecting too much. Nothing good, at least. But you two together -- you let
me expect, and you make me believe. I love you guys.
Lily: I wanted to tell you the surface area and the fluid volume
of the average human heart, because the heart is supposed to be for love -- even though it isn't very romantic and it's red.
But I didn't have the time to get that information, so Reggie told me I could just tell you the information in my head. My
favorite times with you both. My dad helped me say my first word. He helped me be not so different, but never made me not
be me. So that's a time I like very much. My favorite moment with you, Erica, is different. It's when I ran from Adam Chandler's
big house and got stuck by the side of the road. And the red light flashed, and it hurt my eyes and my head. And you told
me to look at your blue wrap. And I did. And because of the light, it looked purple, and I really like purple. I was afraid,
but then I wasn't because of you.
Erica: Oh, Lily, I love purple. And I love you.
Greenlee: I found you way
too late. But since we're both overachievers, we crammed a lot into a short time. But that's somewhere else, away from this
place. Here, under your tree, all there is is love. I love you. Erica -- we've never been friends. But the way you love the
big guy next to you -- like Reggie says -- fierce. Thank you for loving my father. Thank you for making him crazy and cranky
and way beyond happy. That you do that, in a way, makes you the best friend I'll ever have. And if you ever hurt him --
Kendall: I love you.
Erica: I love you.
Kendall: It has taken a long time for us to get
to this place -- love, you and me. And now I am -- I'm so proud of us. And I'm so proud that you're my mother. And, Jack,
I'm so grateful that you've accepted me as your daughter.
Jack: You know I do.
Kendall: I know. I know, and
that's what makes this so -- I've just -- I've never had a father like you. I never imagined I could have a father like you
-- to love and trust and always be there for me. Thank you.
Bianca: You are Erica Kane -- strong.
Fierce. Fierce, too.
Lily: Very pretty.
Bianca: My mother. Even
as a kid, that blew my mind, that I came from you. That I had to live up to you. I have watched you conquer the world. I've
seen you lost in it. But you never gave up, not for long. As a kid, it terrified me that I would never measure up.
Oh, Bianca, but you know that you are more than I ever could have hoped for.
Bianca: It's ok. Somewhere along the
way between my childhood and today, I found myself -- part of me that's like you, part of me that isn't. And you found me,
too. Because you never, ever stop fighting for what really matters -- love and family. You never gave up. You never gave up
until you had it all. And look at you now, Mom. You have the world. I've always loved you as my uncle. And since my dad died,
you've been there -- not just a place keeper or substitute. But as my father, in every way that counts. And now we're going
to make it official. We're going to be a family.
Bianca: All of us.
Jack: You're trembling.
Erica: I have a confession. I'm not that fierce.
Jack: I'd have never known.
Erica: It's been so long, Jack. We've come so close to this moment, so close we could touch it. Yet we always pulled
Jack: Ever since our crash landing in the desert.
Erica: You saved my life.
Jack: And you ruined
mine. I'd fallen in love, but I couldn't have you -- yet.
Erica: We found a way to find each other.
We had to go all the way to Paris to do that.
Erica: Oh, those violins. You know, I still hear them sometimes in my
Jack: My beautiful Corinne.
Reggie: Do I even want to know?
Jack and Erica: No.
But Paris was a dream. Reality got in the way.
Erica: We were friends first, and then lovers. And then two people
who couldn't find their way home to each other.
Jack: Other faces, other mates. And still, you.
Jack: You made me crazy. "Yes" was "no." "Maybe" was "never." "Right" was "wrong."
Erica: But "wrong"
was never wrong enough to keep us apart. You waited for me.
Jack: You made that easy -- and impossible.
So many years and rings and broken promises. But I don't blame us for not having the courage before. How do you touch destiny?
It's not a piece of paper two people sign, and it's not words you say out loud.
Jack: It's a solemn vow, unbreakable,
soul to soul.
Erica: That I will love you with all that I am.
Jack: That I will comfort you and protect you
till the end of time.
Erica: You are my peace and my possibility.
Jack: You are my path and my answer. Because
of you, I can expect. I believe.
Erica: I believe that when my world turns red you will turn it purple.
You will keep on fighting, winning, inspiring.
Erica: And I won't do anything to make Greenlee come after me.
Erica: Jackson, I love you. I vow to spend the rest of my life with you, to live all
our dreams. I vow to speak and to listen, to hear the voice of the father of our children, to set sail for the future with
my husband. And no one jumps overboard. We chart our course together.
Jack: I vow to spend the rest of my life with
you. I vow to help you when you need it, step aside -- way aside -- when you don't. I vow to love, honor, and respect our
children's mother. I vow to make your life amazing, because you amaze me.
Erica: You are my husband from this day
until the day I die.
Jack: You are my wife from this day till the day I die. Oh, but you're my heart for all eternity.
Minister: Erica, Jackson, you are now husband and wife. Kane family and the Montgomery family are now one.
cheers as a dule of white doves take flight.]
Erica: Jack, you said you'd never --
Jack: This is the wedding
to end all weddings. What wouldn't I do for you, Mrs. Montgomery?
Mr. and Mrs. Jackson Montgomery...At Last.