Four Weddings and a Funeral, a romantic comedy about love, life, and the unexpected twists that bring us together.
Charles had always prided himself on being a committed bachelor. He enjoyed attending weddings and social events, but the idea of settling down with one person had never appealed to him. At thirty-two, he was content with his life, but a nagging feeling crept up on him every now and then, telling him that he might be missing out on something important.
It wasn’t until he met Carrie that he realized what that something might be. She was unlike anyone he had ever met before – smart, funny, and beautiful in a way that took his breath away. But as fate would have it, their first encounter was brief. She was a guest at his friend’s wedding, and they had only spoken for a few minutes before she had to leave.
Charles couldn’t shake the memory of her, and when he saw her again at the next wedding, he felt a jolt of excitement. But as he quickly discovered, Carrie was taken. She had a boyfriend back in America, and Charles had no choice but to let her go.
Over the course of the next few months, Charles attended several more weddings and events, each time hoping to catch a glimpse of Carrie. But time and time again, he came up empty-handed. He began to wonder if he would ever see her again, or if their brief encounter was just a fleeting moment in time.
Chapter 1 – An Unusual Encounter
It was a beautiful day in early June, and Charles was dressed in his best suit for his friend’s wedding. He had known Angus since they were kids and had been looking forward to this day for weeks. It was a chance to catch up with old friends, meet new people, and enjoy a free bar.
The ceremony was held in a small church in the countryside, and as Charles took his seat, he scanned the room for familiar faces. He saw his friend Tom, the groom, standing nervously at the altar, and his other friend Fiona sitting in the front row, looking radiant in a green dress.
As the music began, Charles straightened his tie and waited for the bride to make her entrance. But when she finally appeared, Charles’s attention was drawn to someone else entirely. On the arm of one of the ushers was a woman who took his breath away.
She was tall, with long brown hair and bright blue eyes that sparkled in the sunshine. She wore a simple white dress that hugged her curves in all the right places, and as she walked down the aisle, Charles felt a familiar jolt of excitement in his chest.
As the ceremony continued, Charles couldn’t take his eyes off the woman. He watched as she laughed at a joke one of the bridesmaids made, and as she wiped away a tear during the vows. He had to meet her.
After the ceremony, Charles made his way to the reception hall, scanning the crowd for the woman. He saw her talking to a group of people near the bar and took a deep breath before approaching her.
“Hi,” he said, smiling. “I’m Charles.”
She turned to him, and he saw that her eyes were even more beautiful up close.
“Hi, Charles,” she said, extending her hand. “I’m Carrie.”
They talked for a few minutes, and Charles found himself drawn to her easy smile and quick wit. They had a natural chemistry that he had never felt with anyone before, and as the night wore on, he knew he had to ask her for her number.
But as fate would have it, the moment was cut short. Carrie’s ride had arrived, and she had to leave.
“Maybe I’ll see you at the next wedding,” she said, smiling.
Charles watched as she walked away, feeling a pang of disappointment in his chest. He had just met the woman of his dreams, and now she was gone. But as he watched her disappear into the night, he knew one thing for sure – he would do whatever it took to see her again.
Chapter 2: The Second Wedding
Charles couldn’t believe his luck when he saw Carrie again at the second wedding. He had been hoping to run into her since the last event, but had convinced himself that it was unlikely.
Seeing her smile and laugh with her friends, Charles felt his heart skip a beat. He suddenly felt nervous and unsure of himself around her, something that was rare for him. Nevertheless, he gathered enough courage to approach her.
“Hello, Carrie. It’s good to see you again,” Charles said, trying to sound casual.
“Charles! Hi! It’s great to see you too,” Carrie beamed.
They fell into an easy conversation, and Charles soon found himself laughing and chatting easily with her. He couldn’t help but notice how beautiful she looked in her dress, and how her eyes sparkled when she laughed.
As the night wore on, they danced together, and Charles felt a connection with her that he had never felt with anyone else before. He knew he had to ask her out.
“Carrie, would you like to go out with me sometime?” Charles asked nervously.
Carrie hesitated for a moment, looking thoughtful. “Charles, I’m seeing someone right now,” she said apologetically.
Charles felt his heart sink. He had hoped that he had a chance with her, but it seemed like it wasn’t meant to be.
“That’s okay, I understand,” Charles said with a forced smile.
But as the night progressed, Charles noticed that Carrie kept looking his way. He felt a glimmer of hope that maybe she was interested in him after all.
When the wedding was over, Charles walked Carrie to her car. They stood there for a moment, saying their goodbyes.
“I had a great time tonight, Charles,” Carrie said with a smile.
“I did too,” Charles replied, feeling hopeful again.
Before he could say anything else, Carrie leaned in and gave him a quick kiss on the cheek. Charles was stunned, but he felt a wave of excitement wash over him.
“Goodnight, Charles,” Carrie said, turning to walk away.
“Goodnight, Carrie,” Charles said, feeling electrified.
As he watched her drive away, Charles felt a mix of excitement and apprehension. He didn’t know if Carrie was really interested in him or if she was just being friendly.
For the next few days, Charles couldn’t stop thinking about Carrie. He was constantly checking his phone, hoping to receive a message from her. But there was nothing.
Just as Charles was about to give up hope, he received a text message from Carrie asking if he wanted to grab a drink with her. He felt a surge of excitement and said yes immediately.
When they met up at the bar, Charles felt like he was on cloud nine. They talked and laughed together, and Charles felt like he was finally getting to know the real Carrie.
As the night wore on, Charles realized that he was falling for her. He didn’t know how it happened so quickly, but he knew that he couldn’t deny his feelings any longer.
Just as Charles was about to confess his feelings to her, Carrie’s phone rang. She excused herself, saying it was her boyfriend.
Charles felt his heart sink again. He had been hoping that he had a chance with her, but it seemed like she was still seeing someone else.
Feeling disappointed, Charles finished his drink and said goodbye to Carrie. As he walked home, he wondered if he would ever find love.
But deep down, he knew that he couldn’t give up on Carrie just yet. He felt a spark between them, and he knew that he had to take a chance on love.
Chapter 3 – The Unexpected Funeral
Charles had been through a lot in his romantic life. He had dated many women but had never found the one. He was a committed bachelor, content with his life and devoid of any commitment. However, that all changed when he met Carrie.
At the funeral of an old friend, Charles was overcome with emotion. He realized how short and fleeting life could be, how it could be snatched away from you in an instant. It was at this moment that Charles decided to take a chance on love and pursue Carrie.
Carrie was surprised when Charles asked her out on a date. She had been dating someone else but was intrigued by Charles and decided to give him a chance. They went to a fancy restaurant and had a wonderful time together.
Charles was delighted that Carrie had agreed to go out with him, but he was also worried. He had never felt this way before and didn’t know how to proceed. He was afraid of getting hurt and of hurting Carrie. He had already lost one person he loved and didn’t want to lose another.
Despite his fears, Charles continued to see Carrie. They went on romantic walks, watched movies, and talked for hours. Charles was amazed at how easy it was to talk to Carrie, how she understood him in a way that no one else had.
One day, while they were walking through a park, Charles took Carrie’s hand and told her how he felt. He told her that he had never felt this way before and that he wanted to be with her. Carrie was surprised but happy. She told Charles that she felt the same way and that she wanted to try a relationship with him.
Charles was elated, but he knew that they had a long way to go. He was still afraid of getting hurt, of losing Carrie, of being rejected. However, he knew that he had to take this chance, that he had to follow his heart and see where it would lead him.
Over the next few months, Charles and Carrie grew closer. They went on romantic trips, had long conversations, and enjoyed each other’s company. Charles had never been happier, and he knew that he was in love with Carrie.
However, their happiness was short-lived. Carrie had to go back to America for work, and they were faced with a long-distance relationship. Charles was worried that the distance would pull them apart, that they would lose what they had built.
For months, Charles and Carrie tried to make it work, but the distance was too much. They argued, missed each other, and grew resentful. They broke up, and Charles was devastated. He had lost the one person he loved, and he didn’t know how to move on.
It took months for Charles to get over Carrie. He dated other women, but he couldn’t find anyone who made him feel the way she did. He wondered if he had made a mistake, if he had let fear ruin his chance at love.
One day, while he was walking through the park, Charles saw Carrie. She had come back to London for a visit, and they had an awkward but emotional reunion. They talked about what had happened, about the mistakes they had made, about the love they had shared.
In the end, Charles and Carrie decided to give it another try. They realized that they still loved each other, that the distance had only made them stronger. They started dating again, and this time, they were more committed than ever.
It wasn’t easy, but Charles and Carrie made it work. They took it one day at a time, communicating openly and honestly. They went through ups and downs, but they never gave up on each other.
Years later, at their own wedding, Charles looked back on that funeral and realized that it had been the turning point in his life. It had been the moment when he had decided to take a chance on love, and it had led him to the woman of his dreams. He was grateful for that funeral, for the lesson it had taught him, for the love it had brought him.
Chapter 4 – Love on the Rocks
Charles sat in his small apartment, staring at the wall, feeling lost and heartbroken. He had just returned from his romantic weekend getaway with Carrie, and it had not gone well. They had argued and fought over the smallest things, and it had all culminated in a huge fight that had left them both in tears.
As he sat there, Charles wondered if he would ever find love. He had always been a committed bachelor, enjoying his freedom and independence. But now, the thought of never finding someone to share his life with was daunting. He had started to feel like maybe Carrie was the one, but now he wasn’t so sure.
The night before, after their fight, Charles had left the hotel room and walked alone along the beach, trying to clear his head. He had sat on a rock and watched the waves crash against the shore, feeling small and insignificant. And then, out of nowhere, he had heard a familiar voice.
“Charles? Is that you?”
It was Tom, an old friend from university. They hadn’t seen each other in years, but Charles was grateful for the distraction. They had chatted for a while, reminiscing about old times and catching up on each other’s lives. Charles had felt a sense of comfort from talking to someone who had known him for so long.
But now, as he sat alone in his apartment, he felt the weight of his loneliness once again. He had tried to call Carrie, but she wasn’t answering her phone. He wondered if she was out with someone else, or if she had given up on him completely.
Suddenly, there was a knock at the door. Charles got up to answer it, hoping it was Carrie. But when he opened the door, he saw a woman he had never seen before.
“Hi,” she said, smiling. “My name is Rebecca. I’m your new neighbor. I just moved in next door.”
Charles was taken aback. He had never been good with talking to strangers, especially beautiful women. But something about Rebecca’s smile put him at ease.
“Hi,” he said, awkwardly. “I’m Charles. Nice to meet you.”
They chatted for a few minutes, and Charles found himself feeling oddly comfortable around her. She was easy to talk to and seemed genuinely interested in what he had to say. They exchanged phone numbers, and Charles found himself feeling somewhat hopeful.
As he closed the door, Charles couldn’t help but wonder if maybe Rebecca was the one he had been looking for all along. But then, a pang of guilt hit him. He had just been on a romantic weekend with Carrie, and now he was thinking about someone else. It felt wrong.
He spent the rest of the evening alone, thinking about the mess he had made of things with Carrie. He wondered if he could salvage their relationship, or if it was too late. He went to bed feeling empty and alone, wishing he knew what to do.
The next day, Charles decided to call Carrie again. This time, she answered.
“Charles?” her voice was small and hesitant.
“Carrie, hi. I’m sorry about everything. I miss you.”
There was a long pause on the other end of the line.
“I miss you too,” she finally said. “But we need to talk. Can we meet up?”
They arranged to meet in a coffee shop near Charles’ apartment. He was nervous as he walked in, wondering what Carrie would say. But when he saw her, he felt a rush of love and relief.
They sat down and talked for hours, hashing out their issues and airing their grievances. It wasn’t easy, but they both knew they had to make things work. By the end of the conversation, they had hugged and kissed, and Charles felt like everything was going to be okay.
As he walked home, he felt grateful for the second chance he had been given. He realized that love was messy and complicated, but it was worth fighting for. And maybe, just maybe, he had found the one person who was worth fighting for.
Chapter 5 – The Third Wedding
Charles arrived at the wedding of his friend Fiona, unsure of what to expect. He had not seen Carrie since their argument on their weekend getaway, and he was not sure if she would even be at the wedding. However, as soon as he walked into the reception hall, he spotted her across the room.
She looked stunning in a pale pink dress, her hair styled in loose curls. Charles felt a warmth spread through his chest as he made his way over to her.
“Carrie,” he said, smiling. “You look beautiful.”
Carrie smiled back at him, and Charles was relieved to see that she seemed genuinely happy to see him.
“Thank you,” she said. “You look pretty good yourself.”
Charles laughed. “Just pretty good?”
Carrie laughed too. “Okay, fine. You look great.”
They chatted for a few minutes, catching up on the months that had passed since their last meeting. Charles could feel a buzz of electricity between them, and he knew that he was still in love with her.
As they made their way over to the bar to grab a drink, Charles noticed that Carrie seemed a little bit nervous. He wondered if she was still upset with him over their argument.
“Are you okay?” he asked, placing a hand on her shoulder.
Carrie took a deep breath. “I’m fine,” she said. “It’s just that…well, my ex is here.”
Charles felt his heart sink. He knew that Carrie had been in a serious relationship before they had met, but he had never met the guy before.
“Your ex?” he asked, trying to keep his voice steady.
Carrie nodded. “Yeah. His name is Hamish. We dated for a few years, but it didn’t work out. He’s actually the groom.”
Charles took a deep breath, trying to keep his emotions in check. He knew that he had no reason to feel jealous, but he couldn’t help the gnawing feeling in his gut.
“Well,” he said, trying to sound nonchalant. “I’m sure he’s a great guy.”
Carrie laughed. “He’s not a bad guy. Just…not the right guy for me, you know?”
Charles nodded, feeling a sense of relief wash over him. He knew that he and Carrie had something special, and he was not going to let some ex-boyfriend ruin it for him.
As the night wore on, Charles and Carrie danced and laughed and drank. They were having a great time, and Charles almost forgot about the fact that Carrie’s ex was in attendance.
However, as the night drew to a close, Charles found himself face to face with Hamish. The man was tall and muscular, with a chiseled jaw and piercing blue eyes. Charles felt a twinge of jealousy as he realized that Hamish was the kind of guy that most women would find attractive.
“Charles, right?” Hamish said, extending a hand. “I’ve heard a lot about you.”
Charles swallowed, feeling a pit form in his stomach. “Yeah, that’s me.”
Hamish smiled, and Charles felt his heart sink even further. The man seemed perfectly nice, and Charles could tell that he and Carrie had once been very much in love.
“Well,” Hamish said. “I just wanted to say congratulations to you and Carrie. You two seem really happy together.”
Charles felt a wave of relief wash over him. Hamish was not trying to start a fight or win Carrie back – he was simply being kind.
“Thank you,” Charles said, smiling. “We are very happy.”
As Hamish walked away, Charles turned to Carrie, who was watching him intently.
“That wasn’t so bad,” he said, trying to sound casual.
Carrie shrugged. “No, it wasn’t.”
They danced for a few more minutes, and then Charles felt a tap on his shoulder. He turned to see Fiona, the bride, standing behind him.
“Charles,” she said, smiling. “Can I steal Carrie away for a minute?”
Charles nodded. “Sure, go ahead.”
Carrie followed Fiona out onto the balcony, and Charles watched them go. He knew that he should not be worried, but he could not help the nagging feeling that something was off.
As he sipped his drink, he looked out over the balcony and saw Carrie and Fiona standing together, their heads bent close as they talked. Charles wondered what they were discussing.
Suddenly, he saw Carrie nod, and then Fiona turned and walked back into the reception hall. Carrie stayed outside, looking out over the city skyline.
Charles knew that he needed to talk to her. He walked out onto the balcony, approaching her from behind.
“Hey,” he said, placing a hand on her shoulder.
Carrie turned, and he saw that her eyes were red-rimmed. She had been crying.
“What’s wrong?” he asked, taking her in his arms.
Carrie sniffled. “It’s nothing,” she said. “I just…I needed to talk to Fiona about something.”
Charles felt a wave of relief wash over him. He knew that he had been overreacting.
“Okay,” he said, kissing the top of her head. “Do you want to talk about it?”
Carrie shook her head. “Not really. I just need a minute.”
They stood there together for a few more minutes, watching the lights of the city twinkle in the distance. Charles felt a sense of peace wash over him.
He knew that he loved Carrie, and he knew that she loved him. Whatever had happened before they had met did not matter – what mattered was their future together.
As they walked back into the reception hall, Charles felt a sense of joy well up inside him. He was grateful for everything that had brought them to this moment, and he knew that there was nothing in the world that could keep them apart.
Chapter 6 – The Fourth Wedding
Charles and Carrie arrived at the wedding of an old colleague of Carrie’s, and Charles could feel his anxiety growing as they approached the venue. This wasn’t just any wedding, this was the wedding of Carrie’s ex-boyfriend, Hamish.
As they walked into the church, Charles felt his heart thumping in his chest. Carrie was trying to keep her composure but Charles could tell she was nervous too. They sat down and waited for the ceremony to begin.
As the groom and his men walked down the aisle, Charles noticed that Hamish had a smug expression on his face. He knew that Hamish had always believed that Carrie would come back to him eventually.
The ceremony was beautiful, and Charles couldn’t help but get lost in Carrie’s beauty. He loved the way her hair curled around her face, and the way she looked at him with those big, brown eyes. But as they made their way to the reception, Charles began to feel uneasy.
All around him, people were congratulating Hamish and his new wife. They were wishing them well and telling them how happy they were for them. Charles felt a pang of jealousy in his chest. He knew that he shouldn’t feel this way, but he couldn’t help it.
As the night wore on, the tension between Charles and Hamish grew palpable. Charles tried his best to avoid him, but he kept bumping into him. Hamish made snide comments under his breath, and Charles began to feel suffocated.
Carrie noticed the tension between the two men but was trying her best to enjoy the night. As they danced together, Charles couldn’t help but feel like he was competing with Hamish. He loved Carrie so much, but he couldn’t shake the feeling that he wasn’t good enough for her.
As the night wore on, Charles found himself talking to a pretty blonde woman. He wasn’t interested in her, but he could feel Carrie’s eyes on him, and he wanted to make her jealous. He knew it was childish, but he couldn’t help himself.
Carrie walked over to him, and Charles could see the hurt in her eyes. He tried to apologize, but it was too late. Carrie left the reception, and Charles was left alone with his thoughts.
He realized that he had made a mistake, and he needed to make things right with Carrie. He found her outside, looking up at the stars.
“Carrie, I’m sorry,” Charles said, taking her hand.
“It’s okay,” she said, but Charles could see that she was still hurt.
“No, it’s not okay. I don’t want to lose you. You mean everything to me,” Charles said, looking deep into her eyes.
Carrie’s eyes softened, and she smiled at him. “I love you too, Charles.”
They walked back into the reception, hand in hand. Hamish was nowhere in sight, and Charles felt a weight lifted off his chest. He knew that he had won the battle, but he also knew that he had won the war.
As they danced together, Charles felt a sense of relief wash over him. He had finally let go of his insecurities and was ready to love Carrie with all his heart. He knew that they had a long road ahead of them, but he was willing to do whatever it took to make their relationship work.
As the night came to an end, Charles took Carrie’s hand and led her outside.
“Carrie, I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Will you marry me?” Charles asked, pulling out a small box from his pocket.
Carrie’s eyes widened in surprise, and tears filled her eyes. “Yes, Charles. Yes, I will marry you.”
They embraced, and Charles knew that he had found his happily ever after.
Chapter 7 – The Final Wedding
Charles felt a mix of excitement and nerves as he got ready for the final wedding. He knew that he wanted to propose to Carrie, but he didn’t want to do it in a way that felt contrived or forced. He wanted it to be special and meaningful, a moment they would both remember for the rest of their lives.
When Charles and Carrie arrived at the wedding venue, they were greeted by a flurry of activity. The bride and groom were busy making last-minute preparations, and the guests were milling about, chatting and laughing.
Carrie looked stunning in her dress, and Charles felt a surge of pride and love as he looked at her. He was grateful for this chance to be with her, and he knew that he never wanted to let her go.
As the ceremony began, Charles felt his heart pounding in his chest. He held Carrie’s hand tightly, and they exchanged knowing glances as their friend said her vows to her partner. Charles was filled with a sense of hope and joy, knowing that he wanted to create a life filled with love and happiness just like this.
When the ceremony ended, the guests made their way to the reception area, where they would spend the rest of the evening eating, drinking, and dancing. Charles and Carrie found their table and chatted with the other guests, but Charles’s mind was elsewhere. He kept thinking about the proposal and wondering how he should do it.
As the night wore on, Charles became more and more nervous. He couldn’t concentrate on the conversations around him, and he found himself stealing glances at Carrie, trying to gauge her mood.
Finally, after what felt like an eternity, the moment arrived. The DJ announced that it was time for the first dance, and Charles took Carrie’s hand and led her to the dance floor.
As they swayed to the music, Charles looked deep into Carrie’s eyes. He knew that this was the moment, and he took a deep breath.
“Carrie,” he said, his voice trembling slightly. “I know that we’ve had our ups and downs, but I want you to know that I love you more than anything in the world. I want to spend the rest of my life with you, sharing all of the joys and sorrows that come our way. Will you do me the honor of becoming my wife?”
Carrie’s eyes widened, and she looked at Charles in shock. She hadn’t been expecting this, but as she looked into his eyes, she knew that this was what she wanted.
“Yes,” she whispered, tears streaming down her face. “Yes, I will.”
The guests erupted in cheers and applause as Charles slipped the ring onto Carrie’s finger. They hugged each other tightly, overcome with emotion.
For the rest of the evening, Charles and Carrie were the center of attention. They danced together, laughed together, and basked in the glow of their love. They knew that there would be challenges ahead, but they were ready to face them together, as husband and wife.
As they left the wedding venue, Charles felt a sense of peace and contentment wash over him. He knew that he had found the love of his life, and he was excited to start their new journey together.
Carrie smiled at him, and he knew that she felt the same way. They walked hand in hand into the night, ready to begin their happily ever after.
Chapter 8 – Happily Ever After
The church was filled with the sweet melody of music as Charles and Carrie exchanged their vows. The sun shone through the stained glass, casting a rainbow of colors on the couple, as they stood before the altar, surrounded by friends and family. Charles had never felt so happy, so content. He was marrying the woman he loved, and it felt like a dream come true.
As the priest pronounced them husband and wife, Charles breathed a sigh of relief. He had been waiting for this moment for what felt like an eternity. Now, he could finally call Carrie his wife, and start their new life together.
The reception was held in a grand ballroom, where the guests were treated to a night of dancing, eating, and drinking. The newlyweds glowed with happiness as they made their way around the room, greeting guests, and mingling with loved ones.
Charles couldn’t help but feel overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from everyone. He had always known that he was lucky to have such amazing friends, but on his wedding day, he realized just how blessed he truly was.
As the night wore on, the music grew louder, and the champagne flowed freely. Charles took Carrie’s hand and pulled her onto the dance floor, where they swayed to the rhythm of the music, lost in their own world.
Suddenly, the band slowed down, and Charles knew it was time for the first dance. He looked deep into Carrie’s eyes and felt a rush of emotion. He couldn’t believe that this beautiful woman was his wife. He held her tight, as they danced to the soft ballad, lost in the moment.
The guests looked on, smiling and teary-eyed, as the newlyweds swirled around the dance floor, lost in their own world. They knew that this was a moment they would never forget.
As the night drew to a close, Charles and Carrie bid their guests goodbye, and made their way to the hotel room. As Charles held his wife in his arms, he felt a sense of contentment that he had never felt before. He knew that he had found the love of his life, and that they would be happy together, forever.
Days turned into weeks, and weeks turned into months, as Charles and Carrie settled into their married life. They faced challenges and obstacles, but their love only grew stronger with each passing day. They traveled the world, started a family, and built a life together that was filled with love, laughter, and joy.
Looking back on his life, Charles couldn’t believe how much had changed since that first wedding. He had gone from being a carefree bachelor to a devoted husband and father. He was grateful for every moment he had with his beautiful wife, and knew that he would cherish her forever.
As he lay in bed, staring up at the ceiling, Charles smiled to himself, knowing that he had found his happily ever after. He closed his eyes, and drifted off to sleep, dreaming of a future filled with love, laughter, and endless possibilities.
Some scenes from the movie Four Weddings and a Funeral written by A.I.
EXT. A WEDDING VENUE – DAY
Charles, a charming and witty bachelor, arrives at his friend’s wedding. He glances around the venue, admiring the beautiful arrangements and the guests dressed to impress.
Another wedding. Another chance to find love.
Suddenly, Charles spots Carrie, a stunning American woman, across the room. He approaches her, flashing his charismatic smile.
Hi, I’m Charles. I don’t believe we’ve met.
Hi, I’m Carrie. Nice to meet you.
Charles and Carrie exchange pleasantries, their conversation flowing effortlessly.
There was something about her. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but I knew I had to see her again.
As the wedding ceremony begins, Charles and Carrie take their seats, still engrossed in conversation.
INT. THE WEDDING CEREMONY – LATER
Charles watches the couple exchange vows, imagining what it would be like to find his own true love.
Maybe one day, I’ll be the one walking down the aisle.
The ceremony ends, and the guests gather outside for the reception.
EXT. THE RECEPTION – LATER
Charles and Carrie continue their conversation, laughing and enjoying each other’s company.
You know, I don’t usually believe in love at first sight. But maybe I was wrong.
Maybe you were.
Charles reaches for his phone to ask for Carrie’s number, but she is suddenly called away by a friend.
I didn’t get her number. But I knew I couldn’t let her slip away.
INT. WEDDING RECEPTION HALL – DAY
Charles is mingling with other guests at the wedding reception. He spots Carrie across the room and makes his way over to her.
CHARLES: (smiling) “Well, well, what a pleasant surprise to see you again.”
CARRIE: (laughs) “I could say the same thing about you.”
CHARLES: “So, what brings you to England?”
CARRIE: “Just taking a break from the States. My friend is marrying a British guy, and I couldn’t resist the chance to come and see how the Brits celebrate weddings.”
CHARLES: (chuckles) “Well, we do love our weddings. And we do them so well.”
They both laugh, but there is a noticeable chemistry between them.
CHARLES: “Listen, I know we only met briefly at the last wedding, but would you like to have dinner with me tonight?”
CARRIE: (smiling) “I would love that.”
INT. RESTAURANT – NIGHT
Charles and Carrie are seated at a cozy table in a restaurant, enjoying their meal.
CHARLES: “So, tell me, Carrie, what brings a beautiful American girl like you to England?”
CARRIE: (smiling) “I’m actually a journalist, and I’m doing a series of articles on different types of weddings around the world. And of course, I couldn’t leave out England.”
CHARLES: “Ah, I see. Well, I hope you’re enjoying your stay so far.”
They continue to chat and flirt throughout the meal, and before they know it, hours have flown by.
CHARLES: “Carrie, I have to say, I’m really enjoying spending time with you.”
CARRIE: (blushing) “I feel the same way.”
CHARLES: “Would you like to go for a walk with me?”
CARRIE: “I would love to.”
EXT. LONDON STREET – NIGHT
Charles and Carrie are walking arm in arm down a quiet London street.
CHARLES: “You know, Carrie, I’m really glad I met you again. I feel like we have a connection, and I’m excited to see where this is going.”
CARRIE: (smiling) “I feel the same way, Charles.”
Suddenly, it starts to rain. Charles takes off his jacket and puts it over Carrie’s head to shield her from the rain.
CHARLES: “No sense in getting you wet.”
CARRIE: (laughing) “Thanks. You’re such a gentleman.”
They continue to walk, laughing and talking, and as they turn the corner, they share a kiss in the rain.
INT. CHURCH – DAY
We see Charles sitting in the pew as his friend’s funeral begins. He looks around and sees all the people he has known for years. Suddenly, his eyes catch a glimpse of Carrie who has just entered the church. She looks stunning with her black dress and her red hair falling in soft waves over her shoulders.
What is she doing here?
Charles tries to concentrate on the service, but his mind wanders to Carrie. He decides to talk to her after the service.
EXT. CHURCH – DAY
As the guests exit the church, Charles sees Carrie standing alone. He makes his way over to her.
I shouldn’t be surprised to see you here.
I heard about your friend. I’m sorry for your loss.
Thank you. It’s tough to lose someone like him.
There’s a long pause between them.
Listen, I know this may be awkward, but would you like to grab a cup of coffee?
(determined, but nervous)
Yeah, now. If you’re not busy.
I’m not busy. Let’s go.
INT. COFFEE SHOP – DAY
Charles and Carrie sit across from each other, sipping on their coffee, looking into each other’s eyes.
So, uh, tell me about yourself.
Well, I’m from Texas, but I moved to the UK for work.
What do you do?
I’m a journalist. I write about politics and social issues.
There’s a moment of silence as they both sip their coffee.
Carrie, I know we’ve only just met, but I feel a connection to you.
Yes, really. I don’t want to waste any more time pretending that I don’t.
Charles, I feel the same way.
They share a warm smile and continue talking.
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Logline: A commitment-phobic bachelor falls in love with an American woman, but their relationship is tested over the course of four weddings and a funeral.
Charles – A charming and witty bachelor, who is afraid of committing to one woman.
Carrie – A beautiful American woman, who captures Charles’ heart and challenges him to confront his fears.
Setting: A luxurious cabin in the woods, surrounded by nature and serene beauty.
Charles: “I’m sorry, Carrie. I didn’t mean to ruin our weekend.”
Carrie: “It’s okay, Charles. We’re both a little stressed and tired. Let’s just relax and try to enjoy the rest of our time here.”
INT. LIVING ROOM – CABIN – DAY
Charles and Carrie are sitting on the couch, looking tense and uncomfortable.
“I can’t believe we’re fighting again. I thought this weekend would be perfect.”
“It’s not your fault, Charles. We’re both under a lot of pressure lately.”
(rubbing his forehead)
“I just wish I knew how to make things right between us.”
(touching his arm)
“You don’t have to do anything, Charles. I know you care about me, and I care about you too.”
Charles looks into Carrie’s eyes and sees the warmth and affection he has been longing for. He takes her hand and pulls her closer to him.
“I don’t want to lose you, Carrie. You’re the only woman who has ever made me feel this way.”
“I’m not going anywhere, Charles. We just need to work through our problems together.”
Charles leans in to kiss Carrie, and they share a passionate embrace. They fall back onto the couch, wrapped in each other’s arms.
Suddenly, the phone rings, interrupting their moment of intimacy. Charles answers it, looking annoyed.
“Charles! I have some amazing news! I’m getting married!”
Charles looks at Carrie, unsure of how to react.
“Wow, that’s great, Fiona. Congratulations.”
“What’s going on?”
“Another wedding. This time it’s Fiona’s.”
Carrie looks disappointed, and Charles realizes that he has let his fear of commitment ruin their weekend.
“I’m sorry, Carrie. I promise I’ll make it up to you.”
“I know you will, Charles. I believe in us.”
Charles smiles back, feeling grateful to have found someone who accepts him for who he is. They hug each other tightly, knowing that they will face whatever challenges come their way, together.
INT. WEDDING RECEPTION – NIGHT
Charles and Carrie are seated at a table with their friends Fiona, Tom, and Gareth. They are all dressed in their finest attire, enjoying the festivities of the wedding.
FIONA: So, Charles, how’s work been treating you?
CHARLES: (distracted) Hmm? Oh, work’s been fine. (notices Carrie’s hand on his thigh under the table and smiles)
CARRIE: (whispers in Charles’ ear) Pay attention, love.
TOM: (noticing the chemistry between Charles and Carrie) So, how did you two meet again?
CHARLES: (smiling) We met at the first wedding, and then again at the second.
GARETH: (teasingly) And now you’re inseparable.
CARRIE: (playfully) That’s right, Gareth. We’re attached at the hip.
FIONA: (smiling) You two make such a lovely couple.
CHARLES: (grinning) Thank you, Fiona. (looks at Carrie) I couldn’t agree more.
The speeches begin, and Charles stands to give his own. He looks out at the crowd, taking a deep breath.
CHARLES: (clearing his throat) I want to take a moment to thank Fiona for including me in her special day, and to my friends for being here to celebrate with us. (pauses, looks at Carrie) And to the woman who has captured my heart. (smiles)
The guests clap and cheer, and Charles sits back down.
CARRIE: (whispering) That was lovely.
CHARLES: (leans in, whispering back) Well, I meant every word.
The night progresses, and Charles and Carrie dance together, lost in each other’s arms. As the music fades out, they share a sweet kiss.
INT. HOTEL ROOM – NIGHT
Charles and Carrie sit on the bed, laughing and talking.
CHARLES: (smiling) I can’t believe we’ve been through three weddings together already.
CARRIE: (smiling back) And now we’re at number four.
CHARLES: (sighs) I feel like I could spend forever with you.
CARRIE: (takes his hand) I feel the same way.
The mood turns serious, and Charles looks nervous.
CHARLES: (takes a deep breath) Carrie, there’s something I’ve been wanting to ask you.
CARRIE: (leaning in) What is it?
CHARLES: (gets down on one knee and pulls out a ring) Will you marry me?
CARRIE: (shocked but overjoyed) Yes, Charles, I will! (they embrace, kissing passionately)
INT. WEDDING RECEPTION – NIGHT
Charles and Carrie are sitting at a table, looking out at the dance floor. Carrie looks uncomfortable.
Is everything okay?
Yeah, I’m fine. It’s just weird being here with my ex.
I get it. But you’re here with me now. That’s what matters.
You’re right. I’m sorry.
Don’t be. I’m just glad we’re together.
Suddenly, Carrie’s ex, David, approaches the table.
David looks at Charles.
I’m Charles. Carrie’s boyfriend.
David gives Charles a smirk.
Oh, right. The rebound.
David leans in closer to Charles.
Look, pal. I know Carrie better than anyone. And she’s not the type of girl who settles for someone like you.
Charles stands up.
I think you need to leave.
What are you gonna do? Hit me?
Charles takes a step forward. Carrie grabs his arm.
David walks away, still laughing.
Charles turns to Carrie.
I’m sorry. I just-
It’s okay. Let’s just dance.
They head out onto the dance floor, where they join Fiona and her husband.
What was that all about?
Just David being David.
He’s just jealous because he knows he’s lost you.
Carrie looks up at Charles and smiles.
I love you.
I love you too.
They kiss as the music swells around them. For once, everything feels perfect.
FADE TO BLACK.