The locations included a number of places around Manhattan and a certain portion was shot in Steiner Studios and Silvercup Studios.The shooting was continually interrupted by paparazzi and onlookers with the security and police authorities employed in order to control the crowd.Miranda, Samantha, and Charlotte turn up to surprise Carrie, having been called by Big.The film ends with the four women sipping cosmopolitans, celebrating Samantha's fiftieth birthday, with Carrie making a toast to the next fifty.Carrie herself is now in a relationship with Big (Chris Noth), and they are viewing apartments with plans to move in together. Charlotte and Miranda are happy at the news, but Samantha - as Carrie points out dryly - sounds more excited at the thought of Carrie "finally getting Botox".Carrie falls in love with a penthouse far from their price range. Carrie offers to sell her own apartment, although she also voices her fear that she would have no legal rights to their home in case they separate, as they are not married. Charlotte suggests her longtime gay friend, Anthony Marantino, as the pushy wedding planner.
Charlotte is now happily married to Harry Goldenblatt, but she had a hard time getting pregnant - so they adopted a Chinese girl named Lily; Miranda has settled down in Brooklyn with Steve (David Eigenberg) to raise their son Brady together; and Samantha has relocated her business to Los Angeles to be close to Smith (Jason Lewis), who is now a superstar, although she misses her old life and takes every opportunity to fly East to be with Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte.This reportedly resulted after Cattrall's conditions being accepted along with a future HBO series.In May 2007 the project was halted after HBO decided it was no longer in a position to finance the movie on its own.On the wedding day, (partially due to Miranda's words at the rehearsal dinner) Big is too fearful to go through with the ceremony. Carrie furiously attacks him with her bouquet while he earns scathing looks from Miranda and Charlotte, as well as from the crowds of New Yorkers watching the scene unfold.To console Carrie (who is depressed, and at the beginning of the holiday doesn't eat anything for two days), the four women take the honeymoon that Carrie had booked to Mexico, where they de-stress and collect themselves.Carrie travels to the exquisite penthouse Big had bought for them to collect a pair of brand new Manolo Blahnik shoes (that later become one of the icons of the movie) that she had left there.She finds Big in the walk-in closet he had built for her, and the moment she sees him, her anger at his betrayal dissipates.Charlotte learns she is pregnant, and for most of her pregnancy is fearful that something might happen to her baby, so she stops her regular running around Central Park.Carrie puts her fear to rest by telling her that, since she already soiled herself in Mexico, her bad luck is finished.Upon returning to New York, Carrie hires an assistant, Louise (Jennifer Hudson), to help her manage her life.Miranda eventually confesses to Carrie about what happened at the rehearsal dinner, and the two briefly fall out as Carrie storms out of a restaurant on Valentine's Day.