The show started out with Brad's family meeting him in Cape Town, South Africa. Never thought about going to this place, but it looked gorgeous! It almost brought me to tears seeing Brad start to cry just by seeing his family. You can tell how much they mean to him...he just didn't want to let go! I don't know about all of you, but pretty sure everyone in the family should of been taking after the youngest brother Wes. That guy seems like he's got it all together! Then again...you see so many people jumping of a bridge, you think twice!
Chantal was the first to meet Brad's family. I just don't know what it is. I think she was herself on the show but there is something that tells me she had more of a diva side they didn't show. Anyhow, the family seemed to love her! She was talkative and expressed how much she loved Brad and would marry him on the spot. It really started to make me think that maybe if Brad didn't choose Chantal he would be missing out on that spark in life!
Then came Emily. We all knew this was going to be awkward because she barely talks to Brad. But I think Brad's brother put it best saying she isn't even shy, she's just so poised! And I truly believe they were right, or at least that is how she came off. You could tell Brad's mom fell in love with her the more they talked..."them Southern girls got to stick together!
Overall Brad's family was feeling Emily even though the rest of the world didn't see their connection as much as the one they had with Chantal. Maybe family knows best?!
Next came the LAST one on one dates. AGAIN of course Chantal was first because they couldn't show the love of Brad's life until last. So where do they go...out on a boat where everything appears to be beautiful and serene. Until you heard the "Jaws" soundtrack! SERIOUSLY sharks! He must of done something for her on their over night date that she owed him! So they got in a cage and watched Jaws swim around them. Nothing like a death defying experience to make you happy to see the person next to you! Later that night they met in Chantal's room for the awkward last meeting before the rose. She of course laid out her heart and showed him all the places they had
Emily had the last date with Brad before he made his big decision. They took a helicopter to the "Cape of Good Hope". Once they got there... all hope was lost. PERSONALLY if I was a guy...nothing would be more of a turnoff than a BEAUTIFUL woman being insecure! It's like really...you are hot...can you get serious! Anyhow...between Brad feeling like he was being interrogated and Emily needing either a buzz cut or a big scrunchie to keep her hair out of her face, the date took a turn for the worst and went down from there. When Brad showed up that night they both looked like they were ready to enjoy each other! And then Emily decides to tell Brad 1 Billion 880 Million 345 Thousand times "It's not always Fun" when she was referring to being a parent. She might as well of been wearing a shirt that said "Team Chantal". You could tell Brad was hurt that she kept questioning him. I totally understand her being concerned for her daughters sake but sometimes you have to take a leap of faith! So that dated ended on a buzz kill!
When Brad picked out the ring he was going to propose with, I seriously thought it was all over! I thought the ring just screamed "CHANTAL". Maybe his gut instinct was trying to tell him something! But let's get serious ladies...3.5 carat Neil Lane diamond ring screams ALL our names!
At the final rose ceremony or the "proposal ceremony" the first limo pulled up. I seriously was not sure if the producers were going to play a trick on us and the first person was the right person or vise versa so I was still cautious as .... Chantal got of of the limo. First of all...let me say she looked TO DIE FOR. That color was amazing on her and the make up...don't even get me started, LOVED! Unfortunately ladies... sometimes all the great makeup in the world can't save you from heartbreak. Brad told her he had stronger feelings for someone else (cough) Emily. As Chantal cried I really did feel horrible for her as she has had heartbreak in her life too with a divorce...little did I know she is a bit of an actress (See next post about "After the Final Rose").
Then the princess's (Emily's) limo drove up and she stepped out. Lucky for her she got the man because in my opinion Chantal won the fashion off. She looked beautiful but I wasn't about the bottom half of her dress and why the lazy hair-do! FOCUS! I seriously had tears in my eyes when Brad goes "Em, you’re it. You are my once in a lifetime”, “Please give me your forever". Nathan goes "Hmmm that sounds a little better than my chapstick line huh?" LOL I about died laughing! Lucky for him with his good looks ;) all he had to do was ask! Anyhow, of course she said yes! When she bent down to kiss him I truly felt like that was the first time I saw her act on and show her emotions! Great way to end the show.
We weren't ever watching "The Bachelor" we were always watching "Brad & Emily's Love Story"