Because this speech is so beautiful that you can’t have it often enough in written form, to read it again and again, here is Sherlock’s (core) wedding speech, written by the incredibly talented Steven Moffat. Don’t say that often, but – bless him for these perfect words.
In addition, you also find Sherlock’s vow below.
I am the most unpleasant, rude, ignorant, and all around obnoxious arsehole that anyone could possibly have the misfortune to meet. I am dismissive of the virtuous, unaware of the beautiful, and uncomprehending in the face of the happy. So if I didn’t understand I was being asked to be best man it is because I’ve never expected to be anybody’s best friend.
Certainly not the best friend of the bravest, and kindest, and wisest human being I have ever had the good fortune of knowing.
John, I am a ridiculous man. Redeemed only by the warmth and constancy of your friendship. But as I’m apparently your best friend, I cannot congratulate you on your choice of companion.
Actually, now I can.
Mary, when I say you deserve this man, it is the highest compliment of which I am capable. John, you have endured war, and injury and tragic loss. So sorry again about that last one.
So know this, today you sit between the woman you have made your wife, and the man you have saved; in short, the two people who love you most in all this world. And I know I speak for Mary as well when I say we will never let you down, and we have a lifetime ahead to prove that.
I can read a crime scene the way he can understand a human being. I used to think that made me special; quite frankly I still do. But a word to the wise, should any of you require the services of either one of us, I will solve your murder, but it takes John Watson to save your life. Trust me on that, I should know, he saved mine so many times and in so many ways.
This blog is the story of two men and their frankly ridiculous adventures of murder, mystery and mayhem; but from now on there is a new story – a bigger adventure.
Ladies and Gentleman, pray charge your glasses and be upstanding.
Today begin the adventures of Mary Elizabeth Watson and John Hamish Watson.
Today, we saw two people make vows. I’ve never made a vow in my life and after tonight, I never will again, so, here in front of you all – my first, and last, vow.
Mary and John – whatever it takes, whatever happens, from now on, I swear I will always be there. Always.