I was gonna wait 'til the "death do us apart" bit, but it seemed a little on the nose. Am I right?
Malachai Parker to the attendants of Alaric and Jo's wedding

I'll Wed You in the Golden Summertime is the twenty-first episode of the sixth season of The Vampire Diaries and the one hundred and thirty-second episode of the series overall.


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The Vampire Diaries - I'll Wed You in the Golden Summertime Trailer

ALARIC AND JO’S BIG DAY — It’s Alaric and Jo’s wedding day and Elena and Bonnie do their best to help a stressed out Jo with the last minute preparations. After uncovering some life-changing news that Damon has been keeping from him, Stefan takes his brother on a road trip to give him some perspective on his future with Elena. Elsewhere, when Caroline returns to Mystic Falls after dealing with the fallout of her humanity-free rampage, she begins making amends with her friends and comes to a realization about her and Stefan’s prospects of being together. Finally, when Bonnie begins having vivid nightmares that Lily is coming after her, she enlists Matt’s help in taking Lily down. Tyler and Enzo also appear.



Main Cast

Recurring Cast




  • Antagonists: Lily Salvatore and Kai Parker.
  • This episode features Alaric and Jo's wedding.
  • Since Stefan tells Damon that it has been four years since they met Elena, this is the second episode to confirm that it's 2013 in the series timeline. Possibly May 2013.
  • This episode reveals that it has been a week since Lily was captured and Elena took the Cure.
  • Damon serves as Alaric's best man and Elena serves as Jo's maid of honor, as Liv has not answered Jo's calls.
  • Elena became human again in the previous episode and this is her first episode only as a human since The Departed in Season Three. She completed the transition and became a vampire in Growing Pains in Season Four.
  • Elena tries explaining to Bonnie what the starvation that Lily's going through based on her experience as seen in She's Come Undone, telling her about the stages of it.
  • This is the first episode since Memorial that Elena isn't seen wearing a daylight ring since Stefan gave her original ring at the end of Growing Pains.
  • Stefan shows Damon a version of what will happen if he becomes human with Elena by going into his mind.
  • Nevertheless, Damon decides to take the cure with Elena, telling her that the prospect of a happy human life with her (even a small chance of it) was better than the certainty of an eternity without her.
    • Then Elena and Damon hook-up in the hay loft in the barn at the wedding location and almost miss the ceremony.
    • This is also the first time that Elena has had sex with Damon as a human as she had only had sex with him as a vampire only.
  • Liv appears in this episode and encounters Tyler. They fight over the events that took place from Prayer For the Dying to The Day I Tried To Live.
    • Which according to Liv took place over a week.
  • Kai returns in this episode. He crashes the wedding and stabs his sister from behind while having cloaked himself before causing the glass to shatter and all of the guests to take cover.
    • He had previously released Lily.
    • He also attacked Bonnie and Matt as they came to kill Lily in her cell.



Behind the Scenes

  • Thought not present, this is the last episode to credit Steven R. McQueen as a series regular.
  • This episode had about 1.32 million viewers in the USA.
  • Hashtag during the airing is #JolaricWedding

Cultural References

  • "I'll Wed You in the Golden Summer Time" is a 1903 song by Alfred Bryan (lyrics) and Stanley Crawford (music).[1]
  • It's a meaning for a summertime wedding.
  • Damon mentions Mr. Rogers. He had a tv show called Mister Rogers Neighborhood. The show started in 1968 and ended in 2001.




Last.fm_play.png "L-O-V-E (French Version)" – Nat King Cole
Last.fm_play.png "No Good (For You)" – The Noogies
Last.fm_play.png "Love Like This" – Ry X
Last.fm_play.png "Between The Night, Between The Day" – Rosi Golan
Last.fm_play.png "To The Wonder" – Aqualung
Last.fm_play.png "Dance Me To The End Of Love" – The Civil Wars




  1. Discography of American Historical Recordings – "I'll Wed You in the Golden Summer Time"

See also

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