Alright! I hope everyone is ready for their second dose of My Fair Wedding this week. Based on the number of comments on the last recap, I’m not sure anyone is still with me. If you’re out there, speak up! Putting these together is time consuming, y’all.
I hate to spoil things for you, but this episode was more of the blah blah same. But hang in there with me, because the next episode is/was actually halfway entertaining! (Also, this post has the best batch of Faces I’ve seen a long time, so feel free to skip ahead if that’s what you’re REALLY here for. Don’t worry, I won’t be offended.)
Meet Mia and Matt:
And Mia’s mom Cindy. Aka – “Momzilla,” as this show’s episode title kindly informs us, and I refuse to acknowledge in my post title. Because, honestly – *spoiler alert* – She’s not that bad.
Cindy explains she lives in Arizona but she’s in town a lot to “help” with the wedding.
The groom says he can’t wait for her to leave.
Mom wants a Casablanca wedding with a casino setting, because Matt likes casinos.
Mia says her mom’s Casablanca theme is a good one, but she’s not sure it’s really their style.
Mia says she’s not sure about her dress. Her mom really likes it but she needs a third opinion.
Once in California, David “surprises” Mia and Matt and Cindy at a cake shop. Maybe the directing is betting better but Mia actually seemed surprised.
Cindy is back in town because she feels she needs to help with the wedding.
But at some point during the cake tasting, after being presented with a choice to make, Cindy says, “This is not about me.” Which David JUMPS ON. He finds a napkin and a pen and has her write that out and sign it like a contract. Actually it was really funny.
The couple really wants a sweets table, and I would too if I saw this laid out before me.
Mom says she still wants a cake, which prompts voice-over David to say “They really are a mess.” WOW, really? Cranking up the dramatics a little, aren’t we, Tuts?
David sends mom outside so he can talk to the couple for a bit. Mia explains they want an event with elegance and sparkle, and not overwhelmed with color. And since they were both bartenders when they met, they think it would be cool to have a mixologist for drinks. This again causes voice-over David to proclaim that “there’s nothing special” about their wedding ideas. Again, KINDA HARSH.
Next the bride talks about how all her bridesmaids are in Arizona where they lived before moving to California for Matt’s job (NICE GOING, MATT), and she wishes they were closer so she could celebrate with them. She feels alone. So take Shot #1.
Then it makes mom cry, so DOUBLE SHOT.
After hearing this sob story about how the bride went wedding dress shopping alone, David says, “Can you imagine how sad that is?” Why, yes David, I can imagine because I found my wedding dress when I was alone, and it’s less sad and more TOTALLY AWESOME because you have complete control. I encourage all brides-to-be to go wedding gown shopping on your own. REBEL AGAINST THE WIC. TAKE BACK THE NIGHT.
Ahem, where was I ….
Now we see David and some of Mia’s bridesmaids in a bridal salon. David is throwing Mia a bridal shower! They also brought their “Barney purple” bridesmaids gowns to trade in for an upgrade.
David asks for guidance from the bridesmaids. What does Mia want for her wedding? One helpful bridesmaid chimes in – “Um, I know that Mia likes beauty? Go with beauty.”
But where is Mia?!?!?!
She just lost her mom’s engagement ring in the car! (Shot #3)
I honestly can’t tell if this was all staged or not. It seems like it could be real. But then again, who loses their ring in the cracks of their car? But then again, that is TOTALLY something I would do.
David does a quick search for the ring but can’t find it (or so they say), so everyone goes back inside and the bridesmaids try on some gowns. Sadly my iPad decided now would be a good time to do completely shut down so I missed most of it, but here’s one option:
Next it’s time for the bride to try on some new gowns.
David said that something’s missing ….
He DID find her ring! OMG. She acts genuinely susprised and relieved. Either this is all real or Mia has missed her calling as an actress.
Next we see David at a rental shop, and Cindy “surprises” David there.
She is worried David doesn’t have a clear vision of what Mia wants.
Next, since the couple were both bartenders, they meet up with a bartender for some potential reception drinks.
Mia asks the bartender if he’s single.
But not for her!
She gets behind the bar to make David a drink. David notes that this is the most he has seen Mia come out of her shell.
Cindy calls Mia, conveniently, so David answers.
Next David meets up with the couple (and surprise – Cindy) at a place in Downtown LA that has a Moroccan theme. David asks Cindy if she told the couple about their last conversation, which obviously she hasn’t because the groom flips his lid a bit.
Good for you, groom.
They don’t like the space so now they sit down and game plan some ideas, which David has them sign. Lots of contracts in this episode.
It’s wedding day!
David shows up at the ceremony space and sees Mia …
… wearing her original wedding dress!
David doesn’t love it, but he lets her wear it.
And mom is wearing a dress she bought herself!
David suggests we get the wedding started because he can’t stand to see any more bad fashion.
Now the bride and groom head to their reception venue in Downtown LA. Which is an hour from the ceremony church, which is in Thousand Oaks (where I grew up and even attended a few masses there).
What??? Why on earth would you choose a venue that far away, Tuts? You really couldn’t find anything between the two locations that could possibly fit your vision? Oh man, I’m super peeved on behalf of this couple.
We get a glimpse of some reception details …
Once they finally get to the reception location, Mia learns from David that she is going to change into the gown he picked for her for the reception.
And Tara from Fairytale Hair and Makeup is there to provide some last minute touch-ups.
It’s reception reveal time but Mom is cheating.
Heeeeey, it’s a dessert bar!
AND they get a cake. WHEEEEW I’m so happy they solved that extremely complicated dilemma!
The couple loves everything, which makes David happy.
David has one last surprise …
It’s the casino area the mom wanted!
So there you have it. What did you think? What’s your opinion on the “Momzilla” that wasn’t even really that much of a Zilla at all? She just seemed to meddle a little bit, that’s all. I think everyone really played it up for the cameras.
Check back in a couple days for the recap of the most recent episode of My Fair Wedding. I think you’re going to like it a ton. For now, enjoy your Faces of David: