'The Real Housewives of Miami' Season 3 Finale Recap: Get Her to the Church On Time
'The Real Housewives of Miami' Season 3 Finale Recap: Get Her to the Church On Time
Gina Pusateri
Gina Pusateri
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
Didn't get enough of The Real Housewives of Miami last night when things got messy in Las Vegas? Well, you're in luck: we get a double dose of Miami debauchery this week.

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The Hangover: Miami

The morning of the rehearsal, Joanna wakes up at 11am on a revolving bed having already missed her flight to San Diego where the wedding is happening. On a Thursday.

The hotel room is a wreck with plastic male paraphernalia trashing their suite and a feather boa in the pool. Who wants to bet that Bravo staged this room to make it look as much like The Hangover as possible? They even can't find Lisa, but she's not on the roof (spoiler alert), just passed out behind the bar.

Lea saves the day by calling the concierge and arranging for a rental car to drive to San Diego since there are no more flights that will get them to the rehearsal on time. They cut it close, especially after they have to stop for Lisa to vomit and Adriana to pee in the desert. But they eventually make it on time.

Bridal Party

Marta makes her first appearance of season 3, and I can't say that I've missed her, although I feel just a touch sorry for Joanna having to go through with planning a wedding without her sister until I remember that she's not only terrible, but it's hard for me to feel sorry for anyone that pretty. Romain is a little nervous around her since there has been some tension between them in the past.

But Romain has little reason to be so nervous. She tells Joanna and Romain she's happy for them and she's happy to be there. Even though Marta seems ridiculously disingenuous throughout the entire episode, at least they all are happy for the moment. Or at least pretend-happy.

Lisa pulls Lea aside with some good news. Although she's missing Lenny, she's happy to tell Lisa that they've found a surrogate to help them start their family. Lea is thrilled for her and tells her to treat it like an adventure. She says she should feel peace knowing that she's done everything she possibly could to give her husband a family.

Adriana actually does something classy at the rehearsal party. She approaches Joanna's mom and apologizes for indirectly hurting her while she was fighting with Joanna. It's a touching and sincere moment. Joanna's mother is not only thankful for her apology, but Joanna is, too. She realizes that she and Adriana can really move forward now.

Adriana doesn't have such luck with Lea. Although Lea invited all of the ladies for a little spa time before the wedding, Adriana is the only one who shows up. Adriana says that she's sorry for ever accusing Lea of planting the stories in the tabloids about her, that she now realizes that she would never do such a thing.

But Lea says that although she wants to keep peace, she may never be able to move past this. She says that once she sees such evil and nastiness in a person, it's hard to let that person back into her life. She even says in her confessional that if she never saw Adriana again for the rest of her life, it would make her life better, not worse. I know Adriana's crazy, but wow, that's pretty harsh.

Alexia gets a surprise when she's getting her hair done for the day of the wedding: her son Peter arrives to take care of her and be her date since her husband can't. Alexia is so happy and surprised to see him and it's adorable. Even though he should have really gotten his hair cut at that salon -- it's way too long and awful.

Here Comes the Bride

From the moment she wakes up in the morning, Joanna's wedding is running about 100 times smoother than Adriana's. Even when Romain tries to sneak a peek at the bride, Joanna pretty much keeps her inner bridezilla tamed.

The wedding ceremony is very lovely on a sunny day on top of a stage on a swimming pool with over 30,000 flowers. But I have to say, in the wedding dress department, Adriana just might have Joanna beat. Joanna's dress is a little goofy with its long train in the back and short front to show off her legs.

Romain feels very lucky to be with Joanna. (Of course he does: he's marrying a supermodel.) But he gets too emotional to read his vows. So the officiant does it for him and it manages to still be romantic and effective. Joanna says that she loves that they can be themselves around each other and that no one who knows them can deny their love for each other in her vows.

The reception goes off without a hitch, too; no one is late and the food is served on time. Joanna loses the train on her dress and I'm not sure if it's an improvement or not. Joanna feels nothing but positive about their relationship together and their future.

Frederic is still working on finishing Adriana's boat, Alexia is still helping her troubled son and her recovering son, Lisa's plan with the surrogate fell through but the two are looking for another surrogate to help them start their family and Lea is still Lea and working on her "tell-all" book.

Things may have ended on a rosy note tonight, but I have a feeling things aren't going to be so lovey-dovey come reunion time next week.

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