‘Shadowhunters’: Behind the Scenes of the Finale’s Biggest Moment (PHOTOS)

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“I think that his initially his decision to get married is a mistake,” says Daddario, right, with Shum Jr. “He’s doing it because he thinks that that’s a way to solve the problem that’s occurred. But then we quickly realize that, it’s just the timing that’s off.”

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The clapboard signals a new take on set.

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It’s not the Taj Mahal or Machu Picchu, like Magnus originally suggests for a wedding venue, but the NY Institute worked nicely for their ceremony.

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The anticipatory moment before Alec’s arrival—you can barely see his Parabatai Jace (Dominic Sherwood, far left) already waiting for the procession.

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Alec at the altar with Magnus being escorted by Maryse Lightwood (Nicola Correia-Damude).

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And, we are ready to begin.


The vows commence.


Almost there…


And, there you have it! The second Malec wedding kiss. This one was way better than Alec’s first Institute wedding though.

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Okay, one more look at the magical moment.


Last one!


And, the recession wouldn’t be complete without some of Magnus’ signature magic skills (not pictured here).

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In Shadowhunters‘ series finale, two of the #Shadowfam’s favorite characters, Shadowhunter Alec Lightwood (Matthew Daddario) and warlock Magnus Bane (Harry Shum Jr.), got hitched after a season-long will-they-won’t-they filled with botched proposals, false break-ups, a trip to the hellish mirror dimension Edom, and more.

TV Insider was in Toronto last July to witness firsthand the beautiful wedding scene, which took place on the set of Alec’s workplace, the New York Institute.

As Daddario noted, weddings are “extremely difficult to shoot, logistically.” He adds, “There’s a lot of people around, a lot of camera angles. Overall, it’s a nightmare to shoot them, but the payoff is hopefully effective without being saccharine. Weddings have a tendency to — they can be beautiful, but they can quickly become, especially in a fantasy setting, cheesy. It’s a balance.”

If you were tearing up to “I Get to Love You” by Ruelle as Magnus walked down the aisle — the song was actually playing while they shot the scene — that probably means they avoided the whole “not being cheesy” thing.

We think so, at least.

Check it out for yourself while clicking through the gallery above for our behind-the-scenes look.

Stream the Shadowhunters two-part series finale on Hulu or Freeform.com.