On this very busy Sunday that was certainly far from a day of rest, it is time to move on to the Southern Charm NOLA recap of the season two finale. It’s time to marry Reagan off to the douchebag she so deserves. I hate to say it but this season of Southern Charm NOLA was better than this season of the original recipe.
Oh! I am very pleased to get another scene or two in Destin before we have to get to the whole wedding drama back in NOLA. We even get to make s’mores on the beach around a fire pit. Apparently, it is the reception for Tamica and Barry’s sunset vow renewal. Jon Moody is hoarse. It’s 48 degrees without taking the ocean breeze into account. That sounds lovely. It was in the high 90s in the ATL today with high humidity. Jon Moody needed to just lose his voice based on what he had to say. Ha! Tamica just said the same thing.
Tamica still doesn’t want to stand up in Reagan’s wedding. Barry thinks she will regret it. I should take this time to thank my anonymous source for all the tea and photos about this season, especially the wedding! It was all exactly on point!
Jeff called his half-sister Marsina that he grew up with while he was in Destin. They seem very close. I think I see where this is going. I feel like he will move to Oregon to be close to the family he actually cares about.
Justin set himself a cutoff point for the engagement to happen. It’s July first. The wedding was the first Sunday of last December. So he has seven months. Or you know, until season three starts filming. This season had two wedding already. Wait your turn, Kelsey. Justin went to see a counselor who is also a footballer player that apparently Justin has known and respected for some time. He seems to be telling him to take the plunge. Basically, he says he needs to be either all in or all out.
Barry and Tamica have a cute happy family scene. Tamica is at her best with Barry and the kids.
Why is Reece trying to pretend like he is planning this wedding? Why does Reagan think that Tamica is going to be in her bridal party when she has said no multiple times? Apparently, production makes that decision.
The sweet news is that Jeff’s sister Marsina decided to fly in and be there with Jeff on the day of the wedding. She flew across the country to be there on a Sunday and go home the next day. They have the same dad but different moms. She gets right on the script talking about how Jeff would get mad and take off on his hot wheel. Jeff could not be happier.
The Wedding Day
It’s the wedding day and Reece’s groomsman are forced to try and suffer through Reece rehearsing his wedding vows without cracking up. They begin, “Life is a story each living creature gets to tell.” It goes downhill from there. Then his mommy comes to help him put on his shirt. “How many southerners does it take to put a shirt on?”asks one of the groomsmen. An excellent question.
Reagan’s mom arrives ready for her glam squad. Eventually, Tamica shows up with her bridesmaid’s dress and dons the requisite Anne Klein knockoff necklace. Great. Let’s get this shitshow shotgun spectacle on the road. Oh God. I just noticed this episode has an extra fifteen minutes.
Before we can get these two down the aisle, Tamica has to do the traditional southern gender test on the baby mama belly. This usually happens after a couple is married. But this is Reagan and Reece we are talking about. It’s a girl. This is correct.
The gods are not smiling on this wedding either. It’s forty-three degrees and outdoors. Because, cheaper. Reece walked in with Justin’s dad, Judge Kern, who is officiating. As Reagan is standing out on the street, preparing to walk down um garden path, guys in a passing car scream at her, “Don’t do it, honey! RUN!” Never one to listen to reason, Reagan ignores them. After her dad wonders aloud why she doesn’t have a tiara or something, he walks her down the aisle. Again.
Awkward vows are exchanged. Reece cries like a man taking his final walk on death row. Tamica seems to be buying that her friend is in love. Tamica really has shown her kinder, gentler side this episode. Ha! Then the judge makes a joke about handing out a life sentence. Great minds think alike.
The Aftermath… Errr Reception
The reception area is stunning. Jon Moody is pissed by all the furs. I was loving it. Old southern ladies live for the one day a year they can wear their mink stole. I have my mothers in the coat closet somewhere. The guests are forced to stand outside in the cold for thirty more minutes while Thing One and Thing Two pose for photos. Tamica is in the bridal party and she is outside as well with the rest of the bridal party. Who does this?
Justin’s dad seems like the nicest man. Alligator sausages and booze seem to be smoothing things over. Kelsey tells Tamica she wants her wedding to have bridesmaids but not standing up there when she takes her vows. That seems to be what Reagan did. Tamica of course asks about her hopes for engagement. Kelsey tells the table that she has a six month promise from Justin. Then, we get a flashback of Justin talking to Tamica and Barry about how he’s not sure Kelsey is the one, basically. Barry said the promise was more like seven months. He’s a little bit better at counting than Kelsey.
The bride and groom dance, and Reagan looks really happy. She got what she wanted. I genuinely hope that they live happily ever after. I want that for all of us. Reagan’s dad seems to like Reece, so that’s a good sign. Tamica even dances with Reece. And that Reece can actually DANCE! Best choreographed wedding dance ever! When he did his own moves with Reagan, there was a lot of cat licking their paws kinds of moves. LOL.
The REAL Happily Ever After
Jeff has the best sister in the world. Marsina realized that Jeff would be home all by himself while everyone else is at the wedding. So she flew across the country just to spend the day with him. They sat around and talked and had wine and pâté. Everyone needs a sister like Marsina. They are both estranged from their parents. The have the same dad. It’s not clear what happened with Marsina’s mom. Marsina’s dad took Marsina and married Jeff’s mom. Jeff’s mom didn’t want Marsina there. So eventually her dad sent her away to live with her grandmother. Wow, both of these people turned out to be great people despite very crappy parents.
Jeff says his mom has never changed. She stole all of the money he made from playing football. At the time it happened, Marsina was shocked because Jeff’s mom seemed like she cared about him a lot. Jeff is so happy that he has someone who is truly there for him. And so am I.
The Six Month Follow Up
Jeff has sold the house and every stick of furniture in it. He is getting ready to jump on a motorcyle and drive across the country to his sister’s house. It’s a new day, it’s a new time, it’s a new life for Jeff. And I’m feelin’ sooooo good for him!
Reagan had her baby and also named her Reece. It’s unclear if the baby’s last name will also be Charleston. That may have been one snarky comment because my 1500 word blog post disappeared the moment I typed it. Thank God for the undo button. Anyway, Tamica says Reagan now has two babies named Reece. Reagan still has two closets full of clothes in his house. Including the wedding dress she wore in the first wedding. Jeff has been sober for five months. He is now Tamica’s best friend. Sigh.
In all seriousness, motherhood seems to already be making Reagan a better person. Baby Reece Ellis is a perfect and beautiful baby girl. However, Reagan has a new cause supporting newborns with pediatric cardiac disease. If you would care to join her, follow @localheartfoundation on Instagram and consider contributing. All funds raised go directly to the families and help not only to cover the families’ medical expenses, but also expenses associated with uprooting their lives to be nearer to the medical facilities caring for their infants. This is not a charity run by Reagan but rather one that seems near and dear to her heart.
Thanks for a great season!