Ok gentlemen, the pro just called me, thanked me for informing him about what happened and telling me that he understand the situation but I can't sell my images to the bride. No drama, he was very nice and polite.
He also assumes that the bride is playing a weird game as you said in other posts.
As far as the "game" the bride might be playing....yes, it's a real possibility. She might just be trying to save some money. (Especially considering that she was so eager to skip past the pro and buy your photos instead at a probable discount)
Remember one thing from your experience with this post....ALWAYS take the most ethical route and you will be rewarded in the long term. Integrity and trustworthiness might be two of the most important personality traits.
It sounds like you decided to take the good advice you've been given....very good to hear. Now, you've shown the "pro" that you are a trustworthy person with integrity....build on that.
Good luck to you.