Jersey Belle Recap: Wedding Belles [Episode 2]

Posted on Aug 12 2014 - 12:55pm by Dani-K

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There are two events on schedule this week for Jaime: a trip to Los Angeles and Arden’s wedding. Jaime is Wayne Brady’s publicist and he will be attending Icon Mann’s ™ Black Men of Entertainment Pre-Emmy party. Jaime points out that most publicists live in either LA or NY and not many (or any) live in MB, making her business more difficult to run.

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Jaime realizes she doesn’t have a gift for Arden’s wedding and calls Danielle to see if it’s okay to just write a check and stick it in a card. We understand Jaime’s reasoning. This is Arden’s third marriage, and shouldn’t she have all the china and crystal by now? Apparently not. Danielle informs her writing a check is not proper and she needs to purchase a gift from the registry.

We switch to Arden and William deciding where the buffet will be – in the horse barn, of course. Although there are 30 horses in the stalls, all but 2 will be removed because that would just be weird to have all those horses staring at you while at the prime-rib carving station. Arden informs William that Jaime probably won’t make their wedding. William is shocked. Reference once again is made to the invitation packet that Jaime did/did not receive.

Scarlett and Luci are having lunch together discussing how happy Luci is in her relationship with Jeff. He makes her so happy. In fact, he just called to tell he can’t wait to grow old with her. Soon he will be moving to Birmingham to be closer to her and the kids. It’s a fairy tale in the making.

Jaime and the girls go the store where Arden is registered. Jaime picks out items not listed on the registry, and Luci tells Jaime to stick to the list and monogram it, because that’s the way it’s done in Mountain Brook. Jaime tells her friends, forget it. She wants to purchase something sexy for Arden because everyone wants to get laid – even Arden. And you can still monogram it, so bonus!

After the break we see Luci struggling to get her daughter to gymnastics on time. She is a busy, single mom and her hands are full with farting boys. Jeff can’t get there fast enough. Of course, he will probably not help in this department. Luci notices a rip in the backpack and says she needs to count to ten or she will lose it; however, she looks completely together, nothing like a woman who’s about to blow.

Arden is at Jaime’s house telling her that as an “honorary bridesmaid” she is required to show up at the wedding even if it’s midnight. What is an “honorary bridesmaid?” Not sure.It must have something to do with third-wedding protocol. Jaime asks Arden if she thinks her future MIL will show up? Arden is not sure, but has seating arrangements ready either way. Way to go, Arden. Of course, you could just ask your fiancé if his mom is coming, but where’s the suspense in that?

Luci is in her car and calls Jaime to ask if she can stop by to talk. She is holding back tears. When she arrives, Luci sobs and tells Jaime that she and Jeff broke up. Wow. Did not see that coming. (Said with sarcasm.) It’s for real though because he packed up his X-Box and left. Jaime asked what happened. Luci explains that after a nice dinner, Luci said she wanted to lie down and read. It was a difficult week for her. After 20 minutes, Jeff came in and asked if she was done with her reading. Jaime is good friend and makes Luci laugh instead of cry, but I wanted Jaime to plot revenge. How dare he do this to Luci! She gave him the best four months of her life.

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Back at Jaime’s house as she’s preparing the kids for her trip to LA, we learn that Michael is a lobbyist for (his words) a lot of sin. He represents the alcohol and gambling industry and the NRA. Cutie-pie Olivia and her mom discuss which job is harder, being a mom or being a publicist. Olivia says publicist! We all know being a mom is easy. (Said with sarcasm.)

Yay! We are off to LA with Jaime to see her in her element as a publicist. She visits some of her clients: All 4 One, Shanna Moakler, Nicole Sullivan, and Chris Klein, and she discusses: the 20 year anniversary of I Swear, a new lip gloss and bronzer line, a possible daytime talk show, and another season of Wilfred, while leaving several messages for Wayne Brady. Multi-tasking at its finest. 

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Luci and Scarlett stop by Leigh Ann’s house for lunch. Leigh Ann is Luci’s inspiration because at one time she too was a single mom, and now she’s not. From the description these women provide, it sounds like Mountain Brook is not single-mom friendly and still think it’s 1955. 

Arden visits Jaime’s mother-in-law, Carol, because she is handling the flowers for her wedding. Arden rats out informs Carole that Jaime will be arriving late. Carole shakes her head. In a TH, Jaime tells us that she and her mother-in-law are as different as two women can possibly be. (Which is a good thing.) Arden clearly suffers from MIL envy. Most pressing on Arden’s agenda is ordering a tent in case of the impending bad weather. There are two ways to guarantee rain: wash your car and plan an outdoor wedding. Arden decides against the tent because it will ruin the pictures.

Back in LA, Jaime is shopping with Shanna. Jaime tells her that she wants another baby. Shanna seems a little surprised. Later, Jaime is finally able to reach Wayne Brady on the phone and go over his schedule. He will leave straight from the set of Let’s Make a Deal to arrive on the red carpet at 7. Jaime is by his side, introduces herself to lots of people, and makes sure they spell Wayne’s name correctly. 

Arden and William bury a bottle of bourbon for good luck. The tradition is that you bury the bottle exactly one month before the wedding. They are burying it exactly one day before the wedding. So good luck with that. Jaime is on her way to LAX and is crossing her fingers that not only will her flight leave on time, but the connecting flight as well. Good luck with that one, too. But don’t bury another bottle or bourbon – just drink it.

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  • nan/4

    Finally a show where the women aren’t constantly screaming at one another! I don’t think that if there was an argument that they would resort to what we see on the HW’s shows. Jamie is refreshing, funny and very honest. She cares about her friends, and they, even though she’s so different from them, care very much for her. I sure do hope she gets to Arden’s wedding in time! I, for one, will stay tuned to find out!

    Thanks for the great recap Dani-K!

    Take care everyone! 😉

    • Jennymckitty

      I now want a miniature horse. I fell in love with that little guy.

      • nan/4

        Wasn’t that little guy (girl?) the cutest? I find myself smiling so often while watching this show. It’s a pleasure!

        Have a good night my friend! 😉

        • Jennymckitty

          Nan, just heard that Lauren Bacall died today. Now I’m doubly sad. The last time I was in NYC, I saw her on Broadway. I was thinking about her today while packing for NYC. I’ll just think happy thoughts about mini horses frolicking like my new crush.

          • nan/4

            Oh No! I loved her!!!! You were so lucky to have been able to see her on Broadway! She was so beautiful, and a wonderful actress. Aww. That makes my heart hurt.

            You’re going to NYC?” I LOVE it there. We lived there for 15 months when my son was sick. Our favorite place to go? BROADWAY of course! We love musicals. Oh Jenny, I hope that you have a wonderful time! Be safe! Enjoy!!!! 🙂

        • Birdie11

          You two are so sweet! I thought that looked like the silliest and most useless animal ever!! LOL…forgive me! 🙂

    • Dani-K

      Something else I’ve noticed about this show (in addition to everything you touched on) is how generous Jaime is. Some of the scenes don’t even include her. If this were Tamra’s (or any of the other HW’s) show I’m pretty sure she’d have it in her contract that she be in every scene. LOL!

      • nan/4

        I didn’t think of that Dani, but you’re absolutely right! I’ll tell you something else…I would LOVE to have Jamie as a friend of mine. Those HW women? Not so much….:-/

        Have a good day today Dani! 🙂

  • Jennymckitty

    I love this show. No producer driven drama and woman that are actual friends and support each other. This is the type of show that I enjoy watching.

    • nan/4

      Me too Jenny! How are you sweetie? I hope all is well. 🙂

      • Jennymckitty

        I’m good, Nan. Hope you are as well. Seems we are on the same page. More fun, less fighting….stop filming grown woman acting horrid to each other.

        • nan/4

          I know Jenny. I don’t even want to go near the RHOA thread. It’s exhausting! I’m growing weary of all of that crap! I watch these shows so that I can relax, and they get me so keyed up! I mean. what’s the sense?

          I’m also feeling so down today since I learned of Robin Williams death. Geesh. It’s just so terribly sad. He was so brilliant…….ahhh, what can you do?

          Anyway, enough of my sadness. I hope you have a wonderful day, my friend! 🙂

          • RealitytvJunkie

            This show is great! Love it. A huge departure from trash reality TV.

          • nan/4

            ITA, Reality! 😉

          • RealitytvJunkie

            Thanks Nan. Have a nice day 🙂

          • nan/4

            You too! 🙂

          • Jennymckitty

            I’m sad about Robin as well. I hope that you have a good evening.

          • nan/4

            You too Jenny!!!! 🙂

          • Lorn

            I know how you feel about Robin–I’ve been in mourning every since I heard the news. I also say to myself, “if he only knew how loved he was.” I wish it didn’t happen. Its funny since his death you realize just how crappy most actors/actresses are.

          • nan/4

            I still can’t believe that he’s gone, Lorn. Such a brilliant and yet tormented man. This happens a lot with comedians. I think I read that his mother suffered from depression, and he did anything to make her laugh. He became the class clown to hide his very lonely childhood. His idol was Jonathan Winters who suffered from mental instability and who also took his own life, I believe. When you start peeling back the layers you begin to see where the depression came from. Sadly for him, his family, and the world, he could see no way out of the dark tunnel he was in. I’m so sorry that he was unable to see the light at the end of that tunnel.

            I will miss him very much.

            Be well, Lorn! 🙂

          • Lorn

            Thanks Nan! Did you hear that he had early onset of Parkinson’s disease? This may have added to his depression.

          • nan/4

            I did Lorn. I was listening to Dr. Sajay Gupta on CNN, and he said that it could have made the depression feel even more severe. Ahh, I just hope he’s at peace now.

            Have a nice weekend Lorn! 😉

          • Lorn

            You as well!

  • RealitytvJunkie

    I think this is one of the most sincere reality shows…when Luci was upset and crying, I felt there was no fakeness, that those tears were real…it’s refreshing to see real people on a reality show…rather than fake…I was skeptical of watching this show at first, but it is quickly becoming one of my favorite reality shows!

    • KJ

      Reality,
      ITA!! I laugh, I cry, I totally relate, its so loving, & real!
      I see my friends & or me saying “such & such hurt YOU?? You want me to beat them up??” Knowing we wouldn’t but we could say we would! :)) (maybe Jamie might! She TOO cute! For some odd reason her husband reminds me of (forgive me) the senator that was sent to jail for stealing in the south. He was on that other Bravo show! I kinda like this guy though! He seems nice to Jamie!! LOL!
      Hopefully they won’t turn this show into the trash like the other ones! I like strong women, & women supporting women!
      Yeah females!!

      • nan/4

        KJ, thanks so much for backing me up over there. I really appreciate your kindness. I think I’ll hang out here from now on. lol

        Be well honey, and thanks again! 😉

        • KJ

          Darling,
          It’s easy to do! It’s out of love & respect! That’s what friends do!!! Many others over there had you also! Women NEED to stick together no matter what! We have to pick each other up! Reality tv is one thing, BUT when you bring a child into the mix it breaks MY heart!!

      • Dani-K

        He reminds me of that guy too! Southern Charm. But Jaime’s husband is so nice.

  • Birdie11

    I love this show…real and fun!

  • Awesome recap Dani-K! This has become my favorite reality show on TV right. Jamie is a breath of fresh air on Bravo.

  • Lorn

    Awesome re-cap! I’m glad I gave this show a chance; I heard Alabama and didn’t want to engage. I really like Jaime and find her real and refreshing. It was interesting to see all the talent she represents–I had no clue Chris Klein was still around and never really cared for him as person or actor but the rest of her line-up aren’t bad.

    I’m looking forward to seeing how the show develops but as of now I like it.