Nick invites her to lunch, but she uses a wedding as an excuse - so Nick invites himself to the wedding.At the wedding the next day, G's ill-behaved dog tears off part of the bridal gown.Not knowing Brad cheated on Lauren, Cookie wants Lauren to give the marriage a second chance, but all Lauren wants is for Brad to stop stalling and sign the divorce papers she sent him weeks ago.The next day, Lauren meets quirky, hunk firefighter Nick Corina (Dean Cain) when he rescues a groom from a failed 'grand entrance.' She feels an immediate attraction, but when Lauren accidentally meets Nick again that night, she sees Darla hanging on him.When Nick talks about what he wants in a woman, he doesn't notice Lauren's momentary reaction to 'unmarried.' The rest of the date is perfect and they end up making love at Nick's apartment.The next day, Darla's mother Lynda (Catherine Colvey) tells Lauren she caught Darla in flagrante delicto with someone who looked like Nick.
Nick carries her to an ER over her protests, and takes her (loopy with painkillers) back to her place.
Yes, when she checks, Darla's groom is "James Nicholas Corina." She tries to forget Nick and focus on Darla's wedding plans while a bridal magazine interviews G, who takes sole credit for all their weddings - for which Lauren has done most of the work.
Darla turns out to be a "Bridezilla", a controlling, egotistical child of privilege who has lost perspective about her wedding day.
Lauren wants everything perfect, despite her dislike of Darla, her own hurt feelings, and her resurfaced issues of trust.
But she walks in on Darla and yet another Corina brother, Rick (Tim Rozon) half-dressed.
They have a romantic rooftop date al fresco, and Lauren admits she was reluctant to show her attraction because she thought he and Darla were together.