My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

Season 2 Episode 25

A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1

Aired Saturday 10:30 AM Apr 21, 2012 on The Hub
out of 10
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Episode Summary


The ponies head to Canterlot to attend the wedding of Twilight's older brother, Shining Armor. But Twilight soon has her doubts about her brother's future wife when she sees how pushy and mean she is.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Part 1 of the season finale

    It has been another fun ride this season for Friendship is Magic. This season added more twists and turns in it and this season finale is not any different. The episode opens up with Spike going to Twilight Sparkle and handing her two letters. Twilight reads them and discovers her own brother, Shining Armour, is getting married to Princess Cadence. Twilight reads on and discovers her friends will be attending the wedding with her and each will help with it. Rarity makes the dresses. Pinkie Pie is the reception planner. Applejack is the caterer. Fluttershy is in charge of music. Rainbow Dash will do a Sonic Rainboom at the end. Spike is the one who plans the bachelor party. Twilight and the others head for Canterlot and discover security has been increased there. Twilight soon encounters her brother and discovers Princess Cadence is none other than her old foalsitter. Twilight finds Princess Cadence and sees she's nothing like her old self, she's rude, crude, and downright mean. She watches Cadence act horrible to everypony and rejects their gifts. Twilight's friends however don't believe her, leaving her on her own. Twilight soon sees that Cadence is casting a spell on Shining Armour and decides enough is enough. The next day, Twilight confronts Cadence and tells her friends and Princess Celestia that she's evil and what she did. Cadence fires back though and states she did somethings due to some circumstances and runs out crying. Shining Armour is appalled by what her sister did and tells Twilight to not come to the wedding. Twilight's friends and Princess Celestia soon leave as well, showing their disappointment over what she did. Twilight starts to doubt about what she did and cries. The episode then ends with Princess Cadence coming and teleporting Twilight away. This was an epic way to start off the season finale. Seeing Spike and Pinkie play with those figurines was hilarious and Rarity was funny as well in this episode. The mystery behind who Cadence really is and well done and it does raise a lot of questions as to who the imposter is. My only gripe is that it was kind of out of character to see Twilight's friends and Princess Celestia not listen to Twilight. It contradicts the lesson in Lesson Zero. I'm not deducting points though since it's most likely that Twilight was acting too protective of her brother. All in all, an epic way to start off the season finale.

    FINAL SCORE: 10/10moreless
  • This was bad.

    I dislike this episode. Things just pushed me over the top here mostly for the ecounters. This was not even as good as the season finale, especially when season 2 was better than season 1.

    Score: 3/10
  • Waiting for Season 3

    This event is based upon the UK Wedding last year. MLP FiM the best thing to happen after shows like the early 1980s stop motion Moomins. Wait a minute? Was this the season 2 ending I waited for since Christmas? Yes .AJ gets a bigger role, Twilight rage, lots of new characters, a third Sonic Rainboom, songs and a Pinkie Pie party at last. And manly tears was shed. Well, back to the season 3 hype! 10/10moreless
  • Is Candence the mean and pushy pony that Twilight says she is in Part 1 of the 2-Part Season 2 finale?

    The ponies head to Canterlot to attend the wedding of Twilight's older brother, Shining Armour. But Twilight soon has her doubts about her brother's future wife when she sees how pushy and mean she is. I thought that Part 1 of the 2-Part finale for "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic" was awesome and it was so well done. The writers really go all out to make the Season PREMIERES and Season FINALES as well done as it can be. This really worked out and I just loved the storyline to this whole thing. Also, I began to find Twilight more likeable a few episodes before this season finale and I definitely that this was Twilight's best performance yet as I did feel bad for her because i knew that she would be right all along. It kinda did bug me that the other ponies didn't believe her about Cadence but I can easily let it slide. Part 1 also has a few funny parts but this season finale didn't really revolve around a lot of humor which is okay with me. The ending of Part 1 was pretty surprising and I loved how it made you excited for Part 2. I'm just that they didn't air Part 2 next Saturday or else I would be getting irritated having to wait all week. Sheesh, it was hard waiting a whole week to see what would happen next in Part 2 of the Season 2 Premiere so I'm just glad that they didn't do that same thing for this finale. Oh yeah, one last thing before I end my review for Part 1 that I almost forgot to say was that I loved Twilight's musical number and Twilight' having tears on her eyes made me feel a little sad... I gotta admit, I felt I wanted to cry just a little and it's actually the first time that this show almost made me want to cry just a little like one tear or possibly two. Overall, Part 1 was terrific but something tells me that Part 2 will be more awesome than Part 1. 10/10moreless
Tabitha St. Germain

Tabitha St. Germain

Princess Luna

Recurring Role

Nicole Oliver

Nicole Oliver

Princess Celestia

Recurring Role

Andrew Francis

Andrew Francis

Shining Armor

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Twilight: Maybe I was being overprotective. I could've gained a sister. But instead...I just lost a brother. (Sings) He was my big brother best friend forever! And now we'll never do anything, together.

    • Twilight: (Singing BBBFF)
      When I was just a filly, I found it rather silly,
      To see how many other ponies I could meet.
      I had my books to read, didn't know that I would ever need,
      Other ponies to make my life complete.

      But there was colt that I cared for
      I knew that he would be there for me.

      My big brother, best friend forever!
      Like two peas in a pod, we did everything together.

      He taught me how to fly a kite.(Best friend forever!)
      We never had a single fight.(We did everything together!)
      We shared our hopes, we shared our dreams
      I miss him more than I realized.
      It seems...
      Rest of Mane Six: Your big brother, best friend forever
      Like two peas in a pod, you did everything together.
      Twilight: And though he's, oh, so far away,
      I hoped that he would stay,
      My big brother best friend

    • Fluttershy: (About Cadance) She did raise her voice at one of my birds during rehearsal.
      Twilight: See? Rude!
      Fluttershy: But he was singing really off key. (She takes out the bird and it starts to sing off key)

    • (During Twilight's flashback)
      Young Twilight: I am so lucky to have you as my foalsitter.
      Young Cadance: I'm the one who's lucky, Twilight.
      Young Twilight: You're a princess. I'm just a regular old unicorn.
      Young Cadance: You are anything but a regular old unicorn.

    • Twilight Sparkle: I'm still pretty ticked you're marrying somepony I don't even know. When did you even meet this "Princess Mi Amore Cadenza"?
      Shining Armor: Twily, "Princess Mi Amore Cadenza" is Cadance, your old foalsitter.
      Twilight Sparkle: Cadance? As in the Cadance? As in the greatest foalsitter in all the history of foalsitters?
      Shining Armor: (Chuckles) You tell me. She was your foalsitter.

    • Pinkie Pie: I think this reception is gonna be perfect, don't you?
      Princess Cadance: Perfect... if we were celebrating a six-year-old's birthday party.
      Pinkie Pie: (gasps) Thank you!

    • Rainbow Dash: Whoa! What's with all the guards?
      Rarity: I'm sure they're just taking the necessary precautions. Royal weddings do bring out the strangest ponies.
      Pinkie Pie: Aaaahhh-chooo! (sneezes confetti)

    • Spike: So you all get to help with the big fancy wedding, but I'm the one who gets to host the bachelor party! I have just one question: What's a bachelor party?

  • NOTES (7)

    • Princess Cadence's full title, Princess Mi Amore Cadenza, is Italian for "my love cadence."

    • This episode, along with part two, are part of the Royal Pony Wedding DVD, which also includes the episodes, The Best Night Ever, Sweet and Elite and Hearts and Hooves Day.

    • Actress Tori Spelling appeared in promotional events for this two parter and even appeared in promos for these episodes when they first premiered. She was also suppose to host a "bridal shower" event in Culver City a week before the episodes aired, but had to cancel due to pregnancy sickness and was replaced by Brooke Burke.

    • The wedding that took place in this episode was mentioned in the wedding section of The New York Times on April 13, 2012.

    • In a New York Times advert for this two parter, Princess Cadance was mentioned to be Princess Celestia's niece.

    • The female pony who Cadance puts under her love spell during Twilight's flashback is the OC pony of Sabrina Alberghetti, the show's storyboard artist.

    • This episode revolves around Twilight.


    • Shining Armor's mane color uses the same base and trim colors as Megaman's armor from Megaman NT Warrior. In addition, both Shining Armor and Megaman are voiced by Andrew Francis.

    • The outfit Shining Armor intends to wear for the wedding resembles the outfit worn by Prince William in his wedding to Kate Middleton.