Jan. 23, 2012 at 7:06 AM ET
A fairy tale scene in the backyard of a mansion. Smoking drinks. Fancy food. Giant invites featuring white flowers and a price tag of $15,000. Fans of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" have seen all this and more as star Lisa Vanderpump planned daughter Pandora's lavish wedding this season.
Did we say "lavish"? We really meant "simple," as Lisa has insisted during multiple meetings with fab wedding planner Kevin Lee. ("It's Beverly Hills, dahling! It has to be over the top!" he often reminded her.)
Now, viewers will finally see just how "simple" Pandy's August nuptials to long-time love, Jason, were. The happy celebration is set to cap off the second season of Bravo's hit reality show Monday, which has been filled with allegations of domestic violence and possible drug abuse.
And though Lisa may have insisted on not going over the top, fellow co-star Camille Grammer reveals in an exclusive clip of the finale provided to us by Bravo that "it definitely looked like a million-dollar wedding." Check it out:
According to our pals at Us Weekly, two of the "Housewives" weren't in attendance. One was Taylor Armstrong, whose husband, Russell, committed suicide just weeks before, and the other was Kim Richards. Seeing as how Kim has created quite a bit of drama this season with her regular tardiness and loopy behavior, we doubt the bride missed her presence.
While planning her wedding, Pandy admitted to mom Lisa that she wasn't sure the "Housewives" would behave on her big day. "Every single time your friends get together, it's a battle," she pointed out in an earlier episode.
In addition to what could be a drama-free wedding for the bride and groom, the ceremony might also bring the gift of a second straight week of good news for the show. Last Monday's episode, which featured the opening of Lisa's SUR lounge, was the highest-rated episode in the series' history.
"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" finale airs at 9 p.m. on Bravo Monday.
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