During the reception, Samantha pines for her scattered bracelet, and then Howie drunkenly stands up to make his toast. I like mine light, and buttery. But seriously. He congratulates the couple for finding love amidst "all the bullshit!" He focuses on Carrie. "It's tough out there. People leave you hanging. People are a bitch...love means never having to say, I used you for sex! Mazel tov!" Carrie VOs that "it was a mazel tov cocktail." Oy. But apt. Char says the worse the wedding, the better the marriage. Harry says that maybe Howie's toast just got them to their silver anniversary. Then Miranda steps up and makes a nice speech about how happy she is for Charlotte for having the courage for going for what she wants, when "some people don't even have the courage to say the words." Then the paper her toast is written on catches on fire, from a nearby long, tapered candle. She screams. Anthony tosses a glass of wine on it, and her. Char says, "Maybe Miranda just got us to our gold." The newlyweds kiss. Everyone applauds. Oh, I'm misty! It's such a disaster, and so sweet.
Hora time! Howie dances like a monkey on string. Stanford calls his antics "acrobatic," and Carrie calls him a "jerk de soleil." Word. Char and Harry bob around on chairs, happy and finally relaxed.
Bouquet tossing time! Wow, does Char really have a bouquet of nothing but babies breath? How very odd. Those are filler flowers! Maybe they're lilies of the valley or something. Mir and Carrie hide in a doorway. Mir is embarrassed that her toast got so...toasty. Carrie says she was "fabulous." Mir says, "I think you mean flammable." Char aims and flings, and the bouquet bounces right off Mir's pretty head. The crowd gasp is, again, remarkable. Go, sound editors, go!
And Carrie finally finds the guts to let go of the trapeze and attempt a catch. For whatever reason, it's to the tune of some Avril Lavigne-esque (or maybe E.G. Daily?) up-tempo song about just breathing. Carrie misses, but she tried, and when she falls to the net, her friends are there to cheer for her and bolster her up again. Dammit, the screen got all blurry again. Stupid tears.