At the mansion, the Forrester family and their friends gathered in the living room for coffee and conversation after dinner. Talk turned to when Caroline and Rick would get married, and Brooke thought that Christmas would be a good time. Rick said he and Caroline couldn't wait that long, and he and Caroline would get married "right now."
The surprised group cheered, and Rick said that Carter had agreed to officiate. Eric offered to play the piano, and Rick let Caroline know that there was a surprise for her in the guesthouse. Rick asked Maya and Dayzee to help Caroline get ready.
As the ladies left, Aly remarked that impromptu weddings were romantic, and Hope should have one with Liam. Liam rendered a conspicuous look, and Hope took off to help the bride.
Quinn stood alone beside Stephanie's portrait. She said that she and Stephanie wouldn't have liked each other. "All those tributes they made...I understand you could be a royal pain," Quinn told the portrait. Eric walked up, and Quinn remarked that it was a lovely picture of his wife.
Brooke ambled onto the terrace, where Bill approached her to say that he wasn't giving up on them. Brooke told him that it was over. She tried to return to the house, but he stepped in her way and said he knew that she still loved him. He added that it might seem impossible at the moment, but they would get there. He returned inside the house, and Brooke looked conflicted.
Pam and Charlie rushed into the kitchen to get to baking because Pam refused to let anyone order a cake. Charlie remarked upon Pam's twinkling eyes, and she dropped the eggs she'd been holding. The two continued flirting as they baked a cake and made frosting. Charlie saw some frosting on Pam's lip, and he kissed it off of her.
In the guesthouse, Maya asked if Caroline was okay with getting married without her mothers. Shrugging sentimentally, Caroline said they'd want to kill her, but they'd understand. Maya put her hand over Caroline's hand, and Caroline smiled.
Hope arrived, and Dayzee led the ladies into the bedroom to see Rick's surprise. Caroline tearfully gasped when she opened a garment bag containing her wedding gown.
Later, Bill arrived to say that he'd gotten Caroline's text message, and he'd be happy to walk her down the aisle. Caroline tried to hug him, but he claimed to draw the line at public displays of affection. Hope, Dayzee, and Maya hugged Caroline and exited. Bill told Caroline that Rick was a lucky man. "If I had a daughter -- and I kind of feel like I do -- she would be just like you," he added and hugged her.
Back at the house, Rick had put on his tuxedo, and Maya wished him well. He gazed poignantly at her when she walked away. Brooke and Eric approached to wish Rick well. Pam announced that the bride was on her way, and Eric began to play at the piano.
Bill and Caroline entered the house. Caroline wore a strapless, ivory basket-weave gown. At mid-hips, the figure-hugging gown flared into a feathery skirt, and a birdcage veil sat upon her upswept hair. Brooke gave Caroline flowers from Aunt Caroline's garden, and Bill took Caroline down the aisle to Rick, who uttered that she looked beautiful.
Carter began the ceremony, and as Hope stood between Liam and Wyatt, Liam put his arm around her. Wyatt gave Liam a sharp look, and Liam triumphantly grinned back. The bride and groom exchanged traditional vows, and Carter assumed that the two weren't prepared to say personal vows to each other. "Who needs to be prepared when it's coming from the heart?" Rick asked.
Rick recalled meeting an exquisite, beautiful, talented, and bratty woman the day that Caroline had stepped out of the limousine. He joked about her brattiness but said she was always classy and determined. "And, well, you're my Caroline," he emotively added, and she began to shed tears.
Rick said he'd almost given up on them, but Caroline never had. He felt that every moment with her was truly a gift, and he intended to cherish her for the rest of their days. He asserted that he'd always loved her, and he would love her forever.
Caroline joked that Rick should be proud of her for not blogging her way down the aisle, but she was sure people would die upon seeing her gown. She was excited that the Logans and Forresters would be her family. Bill grunted, and she added that she'd always be proud to be a Spencer. Caroline said that Eric and Brooke had always been welcoming, and Hope was the sister Caroline hadn't ever had.
Still shedding tears, Caroline said that she adored Rick, who fascinated her, challenged her, and reined her in when she got out of hand. She felt that Rick had a way of centering her. She warned that she wouldn't be a typical wife but promised that it would make their lives interesting.
Caroline believed that they'd look back on their lives and know that they wouldn't have done it any other way or with anyone else. She called Rick her best friend and her partner. She asserted that she'd always loved him, and she'd love him forever.
Rick became tearful as he and Caroline exchanged rings, and Carter pronounced them husband and wife. The couple kissed, and everyone cheered.