RECAP: Lisa Vanderpump's Daughter Weds On 'Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills'
It was destined to be a stunning affair — the opulent nuptials of Lisa Vanderpump's daughter, Pandora, on Monday night's Season 2 finale of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Bravo.
The ladies have had a tough year, since the suicide of Taylor Armstrong's husband, Russell Armstrong, in August required that certain scenes be re-edited throughout the season. But all Californians know that the show must go on, and the season ended on a celebratory note to make up for the tragic one on which it started.
Pandora has been celebrating all season with engagement parties, bachelorette parties, Chippendales dancers, and circus performances, but the culmination came on Monday night's episode, titled "The Real Wedding of Beverly Hills," as she walked down the aisle at Vanderpump Manor.
Vanderpump was characteristically a bundle of nerves in anticipation of the big day. At one point wedding planner Kevin Lee had to instruct her to relax and "have a martini" while he went about his work.
Wardrobe was another big issue for the Beverly housewives. While Vanderpump was decked out in a bejeweled pink gown, dangling earrings, and a tiara, Camille Grammer, ex-wife of actor Kelsey Grammer, chose a classic black gown so as to avoid competing with her friend's choice of color. "I expect the wedding to be Vanderfabulous, just like her," Grammer said.
Kyle Richards didn't have as much trouble with her own wardrobe, but was scandalized when her husband Mauricio wanted to wear a navy blue Dolce and Gabbana suit. "At a black tie Beverly Hills wedding, you wear black tie," Richards pointed out.
Though the bride also looked lovely in her Ian Stuart gown — a $6,000 sequined, poofy number with a lace-trimmed veil — the award for best outfit goes to Giggy the dog, in his own black tie attire.
Based on the dress, it's possible that the price tag for the event wasn't as extravagant as Vanderpump's perceived station might suggest. "It definitely looked like a million dollar wedding," Grammer said. "I don't know how much she spent, but Lisa is smart enough to not spend that much money," she added. The highlight of the evening — all fretting and primping aside — was Vanderpump's heartfelt speech to Pandora, in which she gushed that, "it's been an honor to be your mother."
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