Just weeks ago, the Bride and Prejudice couples announced to their families that they would soon be walking down the aisle with their significant others. What is typically a joyous time in a couple’s relationship turned into a living nightmare for the soon-to-be brides and grooms. With unaccepting and prejudice family members working against them, the couples continued planning in spite of the controversy.
Now that the weddings are planned and the star-crossed lovers are set to tie the knot, it remains a mystery whether their unsupportive families will prevent the weddings from happening and tear the couples apart. And even more questions are weighing heavy on their minds: if the weddings do go on, will their families ruin the celebration, or will they choose not to attend at all? Let’s take a look at the highlights from the April 19 Bride and Prejudice 2-hour season finale to find out the answers to all of these questions.
Eugene and Samantha: Their wedding day has arrived, but Eugene is concerned his brother, Alex, won’t show up for the wedding. Samantha tells Bride and Prejudice viewers that her future brother-in-law’s absence could be “detrimental to our relationship.” At Samantha’s insistence that Eugene “be the bigger person,” he calls Alex, but his brother doesn’t answer the phone. When Eugene’s attempt at calling his brother fails, he decides to go to Alex’s home, but he’s not sure what to expect.
When Eugene arrives at Alex’s house, the brothers talk outside. Alex explains that he has realized the brothers will never change each other’s beliefs. “There is no way to win this battle,” Eugene tells viewers. He tells Alex how much he means to him, and although Alex doesn’t say much, Eugene feels that he is listening. “I truly felt like he heard me,” Eugene admits. The brothers hug and say “I love you,” but it’s still unclear if Alex will show up for the wedding. There is extra pressure for Eugene, because his brother is supposed to be his best man.
Eugene and Samantha put on their wedding attire and ride together to the venue. Their baby, Nathan, is with Eugene’s mom. The wedding party is ready to go, and guests are waiting in their seats. It’s a very hot day, and the ceremony is going to be outside. Eugene and Samantha are ready to sign the Ketubah – the Jewish marriage certificate, but Eugene’s family is an hour late for the wedding.
The rabbi asks Eugene and Samantha if they would like to do a “brief meditation.” As they pray together, Eugene’s parents and baby Nathan finally make their appearance. Eugene and Samantha sign their Ketubah and their parents witness the signing of the Jewish document. Eugene is devastated that Alex still hasn’t arrived. In a moment of panic, he tells Bride and Prejudice viewers that he won’t get married without his brother present.
Just as Eugene is contemplating calling the wedding off, Alex shows up. Eugene is angry, but he decides to let it go in order to enjoy the wedding. Eugene’s parents walk him down the aisle, and Samantha’s parents walk her to the altar. Alex is smiling as the unlikely couple say their vows. Eugene’s mom admits she had “goosebumps” during the ceremony. She sits in the front row holding baby Nathan, clearly happy for her son.
“Sometimes God works in mysterious ways, and the wedding happened,” Alex tells Bride and Prejudice viewers. “It’s okay with God, and who am I to go against God?” Alex talks to Samantha outside and admits he has been “close-minded.” He apologizes to his new sister-in-law for how difficult he’s been. As they walk back into the wedding reception, Samantha asks Alex to dance.
Chris and Lou: The soon-to-be grooms have a talk after their rehearsal debacle. Lou tells Bride and Prejudice viewers that the rehearsal was “destroyed” by Chris and his family. Chris explains to Lou that it’s “not cool” how he exploded. Lou maintains that he doesn’t owe anyone an apology.
“I don’t need to explain myself to anybody, and I’m not going to,” Lou tells his fiancee. “I’m done trying to please people.” When Chris gives Lou a hug, Lou breaks down. They cancel their rehearsal dinner so they can rest before the wedding.
On their wedding morning, Chris is concerned that his father and brothers aren’t at the venue. Chris’ mom shows up, but she doesn’t know if her husband will attend the wedding. Chris’ twin brothers, Nathan and Nick, show up, but Chris is upset that the first round of family pictures are taken without his dad.
Lou tells Bride and Prejudice viewers that his friends stayed up all night putting the finishing touches on the reception space. The area is gorgeous, as are the grooms-to-be dressed in all white. Lou’s mom has made the trip from Puerto Rico for the wedding, and his brother is there from Boston. It’s truly a family affair, but there is a void without Chris’ dad.
Chris has a heart-to-heart talk with his sister, Angelina, before the wedding begins. He tells her he’s thankful for her, and they both cry. Angelina has stood beside her brother throughout the planning process.
As the men make their way separately down the aisle, Chris spots his father. His relief is apparent, and the wedding goes off without a hitch. Chris’ dad gives a speech during the reception. “Love wins,” Lou tells viewers, “Chris and I are proof.”
Adam and Briana: It’s the middle of the night before this couple’s wedding, and Adam is still reeling. After a heated argument, Briana stormed out of their apartment. “If she doesn’t come home, it’s done,” Adam tells Bride and Prejudice viewers. Briana does come home, but she doesn’t want to talk.
On the morning of their wedding, Briana calls a marriage counselor to help with the situation. Adam admits he doesn’t like to “take advice from other men” regarding relationships, but he’s willing to give it a try.
When the counselor arrives, he explains that Adam and Briana need to talk through their issues when they’re calm. Briana breaks down in tears, admitting she wants her cousin, Ashlyn, to be at the wedding. It’s a huge source of stress for her. The counselor helps Briana to see what is truly important. “I’m okay with getting married with or without Ashlyn,” she finally says. The counselor encourages Adam and Briana to take care of each other.
Briana is filled with mixed emotions as she gets ready for the wedding. With only 30 minutes until the ceremony, Ashlyn hasn’t arrived. “Even if I lose my best friend, Adam and I are getting married,” she tells viewers.
After Briana’s dad walks her down the aisle, Adam gives her a quick kiss. Ashlyn walks in during the ceremony, giving Adam the evil eye. Adam and Briana say their vows as they both cry; there is no doubt they are in love. Ashlyn bites her tongue when the officiant asks if anyone has an objection.
Following the ceremony, Adam and Ashlyn have a moment alone to talk. Ashlyn explains that she’s there for Briana, but she does give Adam a hug. Briana spends time with her new father-in-law; he’s clearly a fan of his new daughter-in-law.
Stay tuned for a closer look into Chris and Lou’s life together. The newlyweds will be sharing their story exclusively with The Knot.