I Hate Jill Zarin Bethenny’s Wedding Day! July 12, 2010
Sorry for the delay in my blog about this fabulous day! I think my absolute favorite part of this wedding was the one guest who wasn’t invited….if you know what I mean!
What an amazing venue for a romantic intimate wedding, I can certainly see why Bethenny wanted to get married at the Four Seasons. Shawn is THE man if you want a wedding planner and sky’s the limit, I’m sure his rate just quadrupled after this episode!
Bethenny, just a side note, Cookie is cute as can be but maybe not the perfect wedding guest! She barked and snapped at just about everyone who came in to get Bethenny ready for the wedding, that would have drove me crazy as a bride, the last thing you want to worry about is your dog drawing blood. I think I would have found a puppy-sitter for this most important day.
It was so adorable seeing Bethenny getting excited as she was being driven over to the Four Seasons, like a little girl going to an amusement park, clapping her hands and bouncing in her seat. It is really nice when we get to watch good people who’ve had such a rough life and have worked so hard for what they want in life, to finally get all that they deserve. Bethenny is our hero!
She seemed surprised that the paparazzi were there, I don’t know why she’d be surprised unless that was all just for Bravo’s cameras. It was no secret when and where her wedding was taking place so they certainly should have been expected. I actually liked the fact that she openly walked over with a curler in her hair and was friendly with the shutterbugs, allowed them to photograph her, I don’t know any other celebrity bride that would have allowed them to photograph her in sweats and curlers. Only in Bethennyland.
I loved Shawn’s instruction to Bethenny to pause before she walks down the aisle to take it all in and look at her guests and at Jason before she takes that first step. It is great advice, I wish someone had told it to me!
Ok what the hell is up with crazy Terri? The most important trait for a maid of honor is to be calm and helpful, I’ve never seen such a crazy Maid of Honor, she should have had Kim G there to shake Terri and scream at her to calm down. Maid of Honorzilla is right! That girl needs a good slap!
Watching Ramona and Alex arriving brought back memories as those photos were spread across the internet almost immediately after they were taken. I thought Ramona looked lovely, she matched the theme of the wedding, romantic and soft. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t thrilled about Alex’s “look”, I like Alex’s hair down and I thought she was a bit too overly done for a sweet romantic wedding. Really, who cares what Alex looked like, I just loved that she was there because it signified another slap in the face for Jill Zarin. This is one of those “neener neener neener” moments! If anything about this wedding was eating Jill alive it was that Alex was invited and Jill was not!
The ceremony was so beautiful. Bethenny’s vows were not typical Bethenny, I truly thought that she would have been a tad snarky to make the crowd laugh along with unique and unusual vows. Instead she had written sweet and sincere words for her new husband and it was actually refreshing that she spoke like any “average” person. Jason’s vows were so romantic and he did throw a little laugh in there but the best part was when Jason asked, “Can I kiss her now?”. Only to be told “no”. That was adorable!
The room looked even better after the quick change that Shawn pulled off flawlessly! Love the silver bubbles in the pool and the romantic table settings were just stunning. Bravo did a great job making the viewer feel like they were a guest at the wedding. I just hope that all of the camera’s and Bravo crews weren’t too conspicuous at the wedding. Another clue that Jason is genuinely a nice person, he waved and greeted the band who might have otherwise been ignored. There is no way to know how much of that sort of behavior is scripted but in any case it certainly seems like it is just Jason and the way that he is in social situations.
The choice of meals, Sirloin Steak or Dover Sole, nice! Personally, the menu at Dina and Tommy’s wedding was more to my liking, a buttery lobster tail always hits the spot but Bethenny’s menu of a nice rare Sirloin is always a classic choice and Dover is outstanding for a fish option.
The cake was a little plain for my taste but you could also describe it as simple and elegant. Shawn’s job was finally complete after Bethenny tasted the cake and loved it! That guy is a saint! There is no doubt that Shawn was the star of the episode, he pulled off a miracle!
The only other celebrity that I noticed was Hoda Kotbe, is it just me or does she seem like the nicest person in the world? I could never see that woman swearing or yelling or even getting angry. She is just so sweet! Just a small observation, did anyone notice that Mario’s hair looked like he just rolled out of bed?
The dance floor looked like the place to be all night, after reading blogs and watching the episode I think that dance floor got a great workout!
I’m glad that Bethenny wasn’t seriously upset with the pool jumpers, why get upset about something that is already done! Once you’re in the pool, you may as well start playing with the silver balls and jumping around like a drunken fool! I suppose that is one of the things that makes a wedding memorable and is a topic of conversation at each gathering of friends.
Overall, it was really understated, elegant and simple but it was everything that makes you feel that Bethenny chose every detail. Bethenny isn’t over the top and gaudy, it was truly all Bethenny! I wonder if the fact that Jason revealed the honeymoon spot was an issue while in St. Bart’s.
Finally, I wasn’t all that offended by Bethenny peeing in a bucket. I understood why she had to do it, if anyone who has been pregnant doesn’t get it, well screw em! LOL Seriously though, I don’t think that she had too many options. You certainly don’t want to stand up there saying your vows and your mind is on the fact that you can’t wait until it is over so that you can pee. I’m sure that it wasn’t Bethenny’s first choice of how to relieve the problem but it did the trick!
I am so impressed with this show, I think it just keeps getting better and better each week. I am looking forward to see what comes next and see the baby drama that we know is coming as well as the baby shower that Alex threw for Bethenny. There is so much more to come and it is truly enjoyable to watch what happens next, particularly with the stark contract of the Housewives shows.
I know that Big Brother has started and I promise I will get into that, as well as the fiasco of tonight’s Jersey Girls. It is quite the culture shock from Bethenny’s world to Teresa’s, isn’t it?
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Until Next Time…..