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The wedding of Howard Wolowitz and Bernadette Rostenkowski took place in the Season 5 finale "The Countdown Reflection" on the rooftop of Leonard, Sheldon and Penny's apartment building.


The Happy Couple.


Howard and Bernadette were engaged in "The Herb Garden Germination" (S4E20).

False Start[]

Bernadette tells Howard that she wants to be married to him before he goes into space to the ISS. The whole gang heads down to city hall, but are too late for that day and city hall won't reopen until after Howard leaves for Russia.


No one had an idea where to have the ceremony. But Leonard, Sheldon, Penny, Raj and Amy were all ordained as ministers and able to perform the ceremony.



The wedding party.

The ceremony eventually took place on the roof of Leonard, Sheldon and Penny's building.

The only attendees were Howard's mother Debbie Wolowitz, Bernadette's father Mike Rostenkowski and Bernadette's mother Mrs. Rostenkowski (appeared in a brief cameo during the couple's kiss when applauding and zooming out from the roof happened). Each of Howard and Bernadette's friends gave them their own speech. There was one last bit of friction between Leonard and Penny about Leonard's proposal to Penny during sex which Amy eventually put an end to after Penny started reading out her speech. Sheldon attempted to do his vows in Klingon, but Bernadette stopped him. At the end, Howard and Bernadette had their first kiss as a married couple and then the camera cuts to over their heads, then backed out further showing their friends, Mrs. Wolowitz, Mike and Mrs. Rostenkowski clapping and then of the building then all the way to space with a full view of the Earth. Mrs. Wolowitz was also seen for the first time.