Brothers Niall and Ethan want a beach-themed big day for their mum and dad. But mum has always dreamed of a church wedding.
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This is Marrying Mum And Dad.
Where you get to organise your parents' wedding day!
That means you're in charge!
You can do what ever you want!
Mum and Dad have no idea what you're planning.
You've only got a few weeks to do it all.
I bet they're coming for us.
Are you ready for it? Woo!
We got a DeLorean!
Are your parents ready for it?
Will the day be filled with chaos?
On today's show, we've got two wedding planners
determined to put the sun, sea and surf into Mum and Dad's big day.
But with our biggest challenge yet to find a venue...
You won't find any beaches in Birmingham.
..will it be sunshine and ice cream?
Or will it be a wash out?
The weather forecast is...rain.
We're about to find out.
(MUFFLED) Because we're marrying Mum and Dad!
Welcome to Marrying Mum And Dad, the show where the kids plan
everything for their parents' wedding.
Mum and Dad do know their getting married but that's it.
The details of the wedding are kept top secret until the big day.
Mum and Dad have no say whatsoever.
We're in the West Midlands, where two brothers are fired up to
organise a wedding like no other!
Meet our wedding planners,
brothers Niall and Ethan.
Hi, I'm Niall.
I'm 11, I love football and I can speak Catalan. Hola! Como estas?
Hi! I'm Ethan and I'm eight. I like going on the trampoline.
Niall and Ethan live with Mum, Sue, and Dad, Steven.
Mum is jolly and fun.
She's got a really nice, bubbly personality.
She's just right.
Dad is really nice.
He's kind. We love him as he is.
Mum and Dad have been together for 14 years and engaged for 13.
So why haven't they tied the knot?
Steve always wanted a registry office wedding and I always wanted
a church wedding, so we always got to the point the point
of discussing it and never getting any further.
Do Mum and Dad think the boys will make a good wedding planning team?
Niall's really hyper and bubbly and Ethan's quite stable.
Tickle war, I declare!
So I think, between the two of them,
they should be a good mix of crazy and nice.
But that hasn't stopped Mum
and Dad getting nervous about what Niall and Ethan will organise.
-Can't even possibly imagine what they're going to plan!
I have woken up in cold sweats a few times.
At the end of the day, we couldn't decide,
so they're going to do a better job than we could've done!
And the boys can't wait to plan the big day.
We're taking charge of Mum and Dad's wedding!
This isn't going to be a boring wedding!
Ours is going to be a way fun wedding.
Planning a wedding means there is so much to sort. Niall and Ethan
-need a theme...
-A wedding cake...
-Not to mention, something for Mum and Dad to wear.
There's no time to lose.
Before Niall and Ethan can get going,
Mum and Dad need to hand over control to them.
Lady and gentleman, we are gathered here today to mix things up a bit.
Do you, Mum, allow your children to completely and utterly organise
a wedding day you will never forget?
And do you, Dad, accept you will have absolutely no say
-in what goes on?
You heard it. Then, with the joining of hands, I now pronounce you,
Niall and Ethan, officially, 100% in charge!
With Mum and Dad otherwise engaged, it's time to find out the theme.
-What have you decided? Tell us.
That sound very laid back. I like the sound of that.
So have you chosen that because Mum and Dad love the beach?
-Erm... We like the beach better!
-Yeah, we like the beach better.
How often do you go to the beach in Birmingham?
Isn't it one of the most land-locked cities in the country?
-Yeah, where's the nearest beach?
-About 100 miles away.
I think this is going to be the toughest venue search
in Marrying Mum And Dad history!
That's the theme sorted, a beach wedding in...Birmingham.
We'd better start looking for a venue now!
Birmingham is right in the middle of the country,
and as far away from the sea as you can get.
Finding a beach here is a mission impossible!
And we could do with ordering some good weather too.
Where's the nearest beach?
MOBILE PHONE CHIRPS
'I found 14 public beaches. It's pretty far from you.'
But Niall and Ethan have set their heart on a beach wedding
for Mum and Dad, so I'm not going to give up!
All right, mate? I reckon the people of Birmingham will know
where I can find a beach, won't they?
Is there a beach anywhere near here?
Not that I know of.
There's no beach around here.
-Nothing in Birmingham.
-Nothing in Birmingham?
I'm trying to organise a wedding
that's going to have a sort of beach theme to it.
-Where would you suggest I could have as a venue?
Blackpool?! Over 120 miles away?!
Over to you, Ed.
I've brought the boys, not to Blackpool,
but to their nearest seaside, 100 miles away, Weston-super-Mare,
for some beachy inspiration.
-Do you want one of these at the wedding then?
The seaside's got the boys bursting with ideas.
And this beach wedding,
how are we going to make it as beachy as possible?
Having ice cream.
Good start, yeah. OK, I'm definitely with you on that one.
Ice cream. Going to be ice cream at this wedding.
Ice cream and sandcastles. How about these?
These sand sculptures are incredible,
and they've got the boys thinking!
-I'm on top of the world!
-So what do you think of these?
They're pretty awesome, aren't they?
If we're going to do this at your mum and dad's wedding,
we need someone who knows what they're doing, don't we?
Deadly Art's Nicola Wood
is an artist who has a passion for sand sculptures.
She's part of the team that created these magnificent ones.
We're having a beach wedding in Birmingham.
A beach wedding in Birmingham?
Yeah. We were thinking that we could have, like, a sculpture.
Brilliant. What kind of sculpture are you thinking?
Like, a speed boat thing.
-Who are you thinking of having on the boat?
-Mum, Dad, me and Ethan.
It's a great idea, but we had 20 artists working
on this whole site for nine days. The giant King Kong,
-that took the whole nine days.
Just hope we have enough time to make our sand sculpture then!
We're going to need quite a few tonnes of sand for a speed boat.
Please, can we borrow some sand?!
Let's get as much sand as we can for the wedding!
Bring it back to Birmingham! Go!
The trip to the beach has given the boys loads of ideas,
so we'd better get back to Brum.
I'll see you back in Birmingham.
It's only a two hour journey by car,
so by donkey I should see you in about three days.
Niall and Ethan want ice cream at their beach wedding,
so I've brought them to a farm that can make any flavour they fancy.
Have you got any ideas of what you want to do?
-Because it's a beach wedding, tropical.
Bubblegum and marshmallow.
-And, like, candy floss and rock.
-Candy floss and rock.
We're going to make all three flavours,
and then the boys will decide which is their favourite.
-Bash it. Bash it!
First, we need to flavour the milk.
-Doesn't look like candy floss.
-Smells like candy floss.
-Looks like jelly.
And coconut for the tropical.
It smells very coconut-y, doesn't it?
-Make sure we get it all in there.
Once the mixture has been put in the ice-cream maker,
we're ready to put in the extras.
Rock to the candy floss flavour...
Tip, tip, tip, tip!
..marshmallows to the bubblegum ice cream...
..and mango for our tropical one.
We just need to add a few finishing touches...
and we're ready for the taste test.
That is the weirdest ice cream I've ever tasted.
-Have you ever tasted an ice cream like that?
-It's like eating a cloud.
-I think that's really nice!
-Not as good as the floss.
-I don't like that one!
The winner is...
Drum roll, please...
-I think that one.
-I think that one.
That's decided! Niall and Ethan will be serving up their own creation
of marshmallow and bubblegum ice cream on the big day.
180 scoops of bubble-mallow mess, please!
Next up, it's the entertainment.
Niall and Ethan love their family holidays,
especially when they go to Spain.
They want to include some Spanish flavour in the entertainment
on the big day.
Flamenco, is the traditional dance of Spain,
and the boys want to learn a flamenco dance
to perform for Mum and Dad at the ceremony.
OK, so you're good dancers, are you?
-Yeah, cos we do the boogie!
-Do the boogie!
I've seen you boogie and they boogie a lot.
Flamenco dancer Anna is going to teach Niall and Ethan a routine.
Is there time to train the boys to do a flamenco dance
in time for this wedding?
I think they can do something short and sweet.
E, one, E, two, E, one, E, two.
E, one, E, two. E, one. OK, with a clap in. Ready?
E, one, two, three, four. One, two, three four. One.
This is going well. I wonder how Ed's getting on
with the search for a beach in Birmingham.
Look! I found water! But no beach.
Only mud. Ugh. Stay positive. Stay positive.
I've done it! I've done it! I've found some sand near Birmingham!
Unfortunately, there's not very much of it.
Ah, keep looking Ed!
Back at the dance studio, the boys are going from strength to strength.
Ole! Ole! Sa-sa!
That was brilliant, you two! How are they doing?
-They're doing great.
-There's definite potential, yes?
Yes! I don't want to interrupt. Have you got a lot of practicing to do?
-Just a little bit.
-All right. Can I join in?
-Of course you can!
One, two, three, four. One.
That's the entertainment sorted! Ole!
-Go! Go! Go! Ole!
Next, it's the outfits.
Niall and Ethan want Mum in a traditional wedding dress,
so we've come to look at a few options.
Well, it does look nice, but I'm not sure, like, about this.
So you're not sold on this one then?
They can't make a decision!
I think I like that one better.
Ethan likes this one, so we're a bit...
-This is as piper sternum, I think.
It's a very big decision to make, isn't it? Mum's wedding dress.
The voting is split, but Ethan has last minute change of heart
and goes for the dress that Niall wants.
That's Mum's dress done.
But the boys want Dad, and themselves,
to dress like beach dudes.
These were the things that we were looking for.
Yeah, is that just right?
-And you're going to have your shorts and your flip flops?
-What are you thinking for Dad?
-Pretty much the same.
-Similar to you?
-Suit and shorts.
-You want shorts for Dad?
-That's good and beachy.
That's all the outfits sorted for our beach wedding!
# Feeling, hot, hot, hot! #
Niall and Ethan are half way through planning Mum and Dad's
beach holiday wedding. They've got just a few weeks to do what
would normally take months.
So far, they've chosen their theme...
We're having a beach wedding in Birmingham.
..and created ice cream to serve the guests.
-It's like eating a cloud.
But finding a beach in land-locked Birmingham is a huge challenge.
We're still on the hunt and asking all the locals.
Do you have beach destinations here in Birmingham?
You won't find any beaches in Birmingham.
Meanwhile, Mum and Dad are getting nervous.
I just think they're going to really set me up.
Are you do a stitch-up from them?
-Do you wind them up and things?
-Oh, do you?
-So you're owed a payback.
We've still got loads to sort out. Next, it's the cake.
Niall and Ethan have brought a souvenir from their trip to the
seaside to inspire cake maker Annette. They're thinking big!
The boys have designed a desert-island cake for Mum
and Dad's beachy big day.
That's an island, and then there's going to be, like, all sea
and edible sand.
Edible sand?! How are we going to make that?
With the help of Annette, Niall and Ethan get to work trying to
figure out how to make an edible beach.
We think we've created sea by colouring piping gel.
Is it looking sea-like?
And for the sand, we've been experimenting
with dusting powder in sugar to make it look like grains of sand.
Actually, it does look like it.
Let's hope it doesn't taste like sand!
We've cracked it, so we'll leave Annette to make
the desert island cake for the big day.
How does it taste?
Makes me want to go on holiday.
That's the cake sorted for our beachy wedding,
we just need that beach now.
This can't go on.
There must be somewhere near Birmingham
that has something resembling a beach!
Yes! Ah! Naomi!
I've found it!
I've found a beach near Birmingham!
I've found the very first beach in the Midlands
and I can't wait to show Niall and Ethan.
What is that in front of us?
It's a privately-owned beach and currently not open to the public,
but the owners have said we can use it!
-Lovely, isn't it?
Do you like this place?
Good find, Ed.
Thank you. Thank you. I spent three days trekking through the forest,
eating nothing but seeds and berries to find this.
So where do you see all the stuff going?
-Where do you see your Mum and Dad getting married? That's the most important thing.
-In the middle of the beach, with the water behind them?
So all the guests would be sitting here on the beach, would they?
Rows of seats here.
-People just relaxed.
-Yeah, chilled out.
It's going to be the most chilled out wedding ceremony ever.
People lying on the sand, topping up their tans.
The sun cream on, yeah.
I was starting to think I would never say this,
that's the venue sorted!
One beach wedding coming our way!
We still have one problem -
how to get Mum and Dad to their beach wedding.
The boys are undecided on the transport to the wedding,
so we're going to help them choose.
How about getting Mum and Dad to the wedding on one of these?
OK, they're not looking very impressed, Ed.
OK, next idea then.
Picture this. Your mum and dad are on the other side of the lake...
Yeah? They put on these and they swim! Across the lake to the beach,
My worst wedding scenario would be anything to do with water
as I'm not a competent swimmer.
My dad could swim in a swimming pool, but anything bigger...
Make him a bit nervous, would it?
Oh, look at this!
How about a swan pedalo?
-Look how graceful and beautiful this is.
So this might be...a good idea instead?
Wouldn't have to worry about water or anything.
Are you trying to sell this, Ed?
The pedalo might work on water
but we've still got to get Mum and Dad from the house to the beach.
These Mini Mokes are the perfect beach buggy to get Mum and Dad
to their ceremony.
They're already a big hit with the boys.
This is amazing.
What do you think of these for the wedding?
Good to go!
Yeah? Beach buggy gets the thumbs up?
That's our final tick transport sorted!
Bye! Have fun!
Over the last few weeks, Niall and Ethan have been planning
a beach-themed day their mum and dad will never forget.
They've sorted the entertainment, outfits, venue and transport.
But with Dad's fear of water, will he want to
arrive at the ceremony in a swan pedalo?
And then, with just days to go, Niall and Ethan have second thoughts
about Mum's dress that they'd already struggled to agree on.
They want it blinged up,
and make a last-minute call to the dressmaker.
Let's just hope she can get it finished in time.
It's the day before the wedding and Mum and Dad
make a dash to the registry office for a legal ceremony,
so they can be declared husband and wife at tomorrow's celebrations.
Meanwhile, Niall and Ethan are getting nervous about the weather.
The weather forecast for Saturday is...
How about a sunshine boogie to get it back?
But despite the rain forecast, Mum and Dad are feeling the heat.
I'm feeling really nervous.
We're really, really in the dark and we just think...
..what is going to happen tomorrow?
All will be revealed in just a few hours. Night-night.
The big day is finally here.
Welcome to the best beach in the Midlands.
Well...the only beach in the Midlands!
So far, Niall and Ethan's sunshine boogie seems to have paid off...
It's not raining.
While we're transforming the beach,
back at the house, everyone is getting ready.
-Good morning, guys. How are you doing?
Plans all ready to go?
Yeah, just be quiet, she's inside.
OK. I've got the dress. Just in the nick of time.
-Can I come in and see how they're getting on?
Hello, Mum! Look what I've got. It's your outfit.
Chosen by Niall and Ethan, so I'm going to leave it right there.
-Morning, Steven. You look very relaxed.
You might not be feeling quite so relaxed once you try that on.
Check out you guys. Looking very beach, very holiday.
-How are you feeling in your outfits?
Once Mum and Dad see their outfits, will they guess the theme?
Mum and Dad, it's time for you to finally see
what Niall and Ethan have chosen for you to wear today for your wedding.
One, two, three, take off your glasses!
THEY CHEER AND LAUGH
Oh, you look lovely.
So do you!
Aw, what do you think of the boys?
Are they right? Are they right?
-Do you want to tell them what the theme is?
A beach wedding!
Oh, that's got a good response.
You look so cool!
And does Mum like her dress?
Lovely, thank you very much.
So far, so good.
But what will they think of their transport?
Yes? Niall and Ethan wanted you to get to your wedding in beach buggies.
These are Mini Mokes, check 'em out.
Oh, they're so cool!
Success again! Climb aboard!
So Mum and Dad may now know the theme, but they have no idea
they're getting married on a ceremony on a beach,
right in the heart of England!
Not exactly your traditional wedding car but Mum and Dad are loving it.
The guests are ready to greet the bride and groom.
Only problem is, they're on the other side of the lake.
There's only one solution to this, swan pedaloes.
Remember, Dad is terrified of water.
How are you feeling?
Will you do it? Will you pop in a swan pedalo?
-Yeah, I'll do it.
-All right, come on then, let's get you in.
Are you ready? Right, pedalling as hard as you can.
See you on the other side!
Come on, Mum and Dad, the ceremony is today!
At last, they've reached dry land.
Are you all right?
And it's time for the ceremony.
I, Steven, take you, Susan, to be my wife.
I will love you and look after you in sickness and in health
for the rest of my life.
I will bring happiness and laughter into our lives
and promise to support and love you whatever our future may hold.
You may now kiss the bride.
After 14 years together, Mum and Dad are married hooray!
# Beach baby, beach baby, give me your hand
# Give me something that I can remember... #
I think the boys have done a fantastic job.
The biggest surprise I think for us has been...the swan!
I was very nervous, obviously my water fear came in but erm...
I just wanted to do it for the boys really.
But he wasn't pulling his weight, I was pedalling harder than him!
Time to have a beach party like no other!
And the guests are tucking in to the boys' homemade ice cream.
After a quick change...
-That was quick.
-That was quick.
..Niall and Ethan are ready to lay on some entertainment Spanish style!
Hola! Senors and senioras.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
FLAMENCO MUSIC AND SINGING
Looks like the boys pulled off the flamenco dancing.
I was a bit nervous, but it went well.
I think we did really well and everyone must have really liked it.
-They did a fab job, didn't they?
-I think they're going to be wanting to carry on those lessons.
Everyone loved the Flamenco.
Wonder if the cake with edible sand will be as popular.
-It's your very own
With the day coming to an end,
do Mum and Dad think it's been a success?
I couldn't have wished for a better day.
And I think they've done us...
I'd just like to say a great big thank you to Niall and Ethan
for making such a wonderful, fantastic, amazing day
and now being a complete family.
And are the wedding planners happy?
Well, mission accomplished.
Mission accomplished definitely.
It was really fun.
Mum said it's been a very successful wedding.
Yeah, had it all. Tug o' war, swan pedalo, sand sculptures...
Absolutely brilliant. Hats off to our impressive wedding planners.
-Oh, yeah. Do you think we've time for a go on the bouncy castle slide?
-Yeah, I reckon.
-Last one to the bottom has to put all the deckchairs away!
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Brothers Niall and Ethan want a beach-themed big day for their mum and dad. But mum's always dreamed of a church wedding... and where do you find a beach in landlocked Birmingham?