Cassie and Marnie plan a 1980s Jewish wedding for mum and stepdad Simon, who are stunned when they go Back to the Future and drive 'that' DeLorean to their big day.
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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.
-That's so cool.
You can do whatever you want.
Check this out. Mum and Dad have no idea what you're planning.
You've only got a few weeks to do it all.
Are you ready for it?
-Let our parents go.
-Never, you filthy sea dogs!
Are your parents ready for it?
Will the big day be filled with chaos...
-I feel like I'm going to cry now.
-Best thing ever.
On today's show, two sisters transport their mum
and step-dad back in time to a wedding they'll remember for decades.
-How good is that?
It's all about big hair, bright colours...
And one of the most famous cars in movie history!
It's payback time.
We spend our lives practical joking them so we're absolutely going to
get it back.
Who will have the last laugh?
We're about to find out because we're Marrying Mum And Dad.
Welcome to Marrying Mum And Dad, the show where the kids take control
of one of the most important days in their parents' lives.
Their wedding day.
That's right. Kids like you are in charge of organising a wedding.
And they've got us to help them.
Today we're in Essex, where we have two planners going totally
retro for a timeless wedding.
Meet sisters Cassie and Marnie, two girls who are especially sweet!
Hi, I'm Cassie and I'm 13 and I'm a chocoholic.
Hi, I'm Marnie and I'm nine and I'm a chocoholic, too.
These sugar-loving girls live with little sister Lily, mum Rochelle
and Mum's partner, Simon.
Mum likes to dance, but is not very good
and it shouldn't be shown in public.
And Simon's bad habit, he bites his nails.
And what about the girls?
Marnie looks like an angel, but she has a very mischievous side.
And Cassie is extremely creative.
Mum and Simon have been together for five years, but now the girls think
the time has come for them to make things official.
We really want Simon and Mum to get married.
We'll be like one big family so it will be really nice.
But this is no ordinary wedding -
Cassie and Marnie will be in charge, and they're ready to mix things up.
We want to please Mum and Simon, obviously,
but we want to add a few stuff that we want.
If they arrange a wedding, it would be really boring
but if we arrange a wedding it would be more fun.
Sound good. Mum?
I am not good with secrets being kept from me.
And I am the hardest person to surprise.
She likes to think she can handle surprises
but she's just got to dig and dig and dig.
I want to be surprised, I do, but I don't know what it is,
I don't know if it's the thrill of the chase.
-I think it is.
-Yeah, I just have to go on a mission to find out.
Ah, this could get interesting. Bring it on.
We want Mum and Simon to get married so we can be one big happy family.
-We want a fun wedding.
-So we're taking control.
We haven't got much time.
There's just two weeks till Mum and Simon walk down the aisle
and we've got a to-do list as long as our arm.
Yeah, there's the theme, the venue, the entertainment.
Not to mention the transport, the outfits and the cake.
We haven't got any time to waste. We'd better get going.
With not long to go until the big day, we need Mum
and Simon to hand over control to Cassie and Marnie - and fast!
Ladies and Simon, we are gathered here today to mix things up a bit.
Mum, do you allow your children to completely
and utterly organise a wedding day you will never forget?
And do you, Simon,
accept that you will have absolutely no say in what goes on?
Then Cassie, Marnie, with the joining of hands,
I now pronounce you officially 100% in charge.
Now the girls are in control, it's time to find out
their big idea for the wedding.
I didn't trust your mum and Simon, they were creeping around upstairs.
-So I sent them out to get a coffee.
The house is empty, what's the theme?
Oh, a 1980s wedding!
-Why a 1980s wedding?
-It would be fun cos it's a really fun time.
And a lot of the music Mum and Simon like and enjoy are in the '80s.
In the '80s the biggest pop stars on the planet were Madonna
and Michael Jackson.
It was also the decade of big hair, big phones and a time
when ra-ra skirts were the thing to wear, and coloured cubes,
the puzzle to play with.
It looks like we're in for a great day.
Is there anything else important for you to have at this wedding?
Yes, cos we're a Jewish family, the service is quite important
because they have to stand under a canopy while they're getting
married, they have to drink from the same wine and smash glass.
-A lot to do then, already.
-Quite a lot to be getting on with.
First decision - it's a fun and traditional take on the 1980s.
With our mission set to recreate the '80s in just a few weeks,
we're seeking inspiration.
And what better place to start than somewhere that supplies
vintage-style film and TV props?
-Ready to be dazzled by Day-Glo?
-Check this out. Da-da!
That's so cool.
Let's hope this crash course on '80s cool has sparked
some plans for the girls' retro wedding.
-We were thinking, like, a massive Rubik's cube.
-An arcade cake.
An arcade cake? Love it. Tell me more.
-With, like, Pac-Man around the sides.
-And made out of loads of '80s sweets.
For outfits, the girls have got an '80s icon in mind.
For Mum, we thought because it's Madonna inspired,
we thought we could get her, like, in something like this.
-Are Mum and Simon concerned about what they're going to wear?
She's scared we might dress her up as something funny,
like a banana or something like that.
I'd like to wear something quite traditional.
Um, quite straight, fitted, but whether I get that, I don't know.
You won't get it, Mum - these girls aren't big fans of traditional.
-And what about entertainment?
-We thought a flashmob.
A flashmob is when a group of people unexpectedly come together
to put on a performance.
If the girls can launch a surprise dance on the big day
it should blow Mum and Simon away.
So all the guests will know it
-and spontaneously break into some routine?
I reckon if we can pull all this off, it's going to be amazing.
The '80s gadgets have got the girls' ideas flowing for the big day.
I hope Ed's been just as busy in his search for a venue.
-All right, Ed. How you doing?
Oh, it's going so well here. We've got our own '80s room.
Cassie and Marnie have been totally inspired.
-They've got so many good ideas. How is the venue hunt going?
-Ed, can you hear me?
-I'm having trouble with hearing you, actually.
-Ed, are you listening?
-You're breaking up.
-Where are you anyway?
Don't worry, Naomi.
As promised, I actually think I've found a great venue.
Let's hope the girls like it.
With 100 guests coming, we need space. Luckily this place has loads.
You've already had a look at some decorations with Naomi, haven't you?
-What can you see working in here that you've seen?
-Big Rubik's cubes. The sofas.
-And we need the entertainment, as well.
Marnie, what sort of dancing could we do at an '80s party?
-We've got a stage. Should we try it out?
-Three, two, one, go!
MUSIC: "Smooth Criminal" by Michael Jackson
-I don't think we're very good at it.
-Do you like this for the main party room?
There is another room you can use for the ceremony.
-Do you want to have a look at that?
'With a lot of hard work we should be able to create the '80s vibe
'we want in here, but what about the potential ceremony room...'
Here you go.
'..where we'll need to put a traditional wedding canopy?'
-You like it?
Obviously we clear all the tables and chairs out.
It looks a bit like a caff at the moment.
I don't think anyone wants to get married in a greasy spoon.
'The girls seem happy that this room is definitely big enough
'for Mum and Simon's Jewish wedding.
'So that's the venue sorted!'
Cassie and Marnie are well on track so far, but before we can press on,
we've got a serious parent problem to deal with.
-Remember Mum saying she's no good with surprises?
-I am not good with
-secrets being kept from me.
-She likes to think she can handle
surprises, but she's just got to dig and dig and dig.
It seems that Mum and Simon have broken part of our sacred
Marrying Mum And Dad traditions...
the all-important pledge to keep their noses out!
OK, so we have to be honest here.
We may well have asked one too many questions.
I may have asked one too many questions and...
because of that, we now know the venue
and we are very, very sorry.
No more questions. In fact, my lips are sealed and thrown away the key.
But you heard them,
Mum and Simon said they're going to keep their noses out from now on.
And Cassie and Marnie are happy to keep on rocking
this '80s themed wedding. So I'd better get my dancing shoes on.
Still got plenty of planning to do. Ow!
The girls have joined me at a theatre in London
for an audience with the King of '80s pop himself...Michael Jackson.
MUSIC: "Billy Jean" by Michael Jackson
OK, so it's obviously not the real Michael Jackson.
Simeon is an actor who plays
the main man in a Jacko-inspired musical.
-What do you think of that?
-That's amazing. Yeah, really cool.
Cos you said you wanted to do a flashmob at the wedding, didn't you?
-Well, that's some of the cast up there.
So how about we get them to teach us the Thriller dance?
That sounds really cool.
Cos that was one of the biggest albums of the '80s.
In fact it's the biggest selling album ever. Sold millions of copies.
-You can't get much more '80s than that.
-No, definitely not.
There isn't a more perfect '80s flashmob routine to learn
than Michael Jackson's Thriller.
MUSIC: "Thriller" by Michael Jackson
First of all, we all face the back.
Choreographer Jo and some of the junior cast members
have agreed to show us the key moves.
That's it. And then you turn your head to the side.
Head, head, up, down.
You're going to knock your knees together.
You create claws like this.
Two, three, then you change.
A bit of practice should avoid a Moonwalking disaster on the big day.
But Cassie and Marnie will need help to pull off this flashmob.
OK, guys. I'm going to teach you the Thriller routine.
Jo records a video explaining the dance moves,
so the girls can e-mail it to their wedding guests to learn.
Well, I got my zombie face sorted. And the girls are picking it up.
Don't think Mum and Simon will guess this.
The only thing I'm worried about is we've got less than a week
for the guests to learn it. No pressure.
So, still some work to be done but it looks like the girls'
entertainment is on the way to being sorted.
Cassie and Marnie are halfway through their plans
for Mum and Simon's big day.
So far they've decided on a 1980s theme. They've found
a venue with rooms for both a traditional Jewish wedding
and a retro party...
and they've lined up a "Thrilling" entertainment surprise.
You'd normally have months to plan a wedding,
but the girls only have a few weeks to get everything booked.
And there's still more to do.
Their '80s inspired cake design needs to be sent to a cake maker.
And the girls also have to e-mail their Thriller dance routine
to their guests so they can learn the moves
for the wedding day flashmob.
Meanwhile, Mum's promise to keep her nose out of the plans is
proving more difficult than she ever imagined.
When you're put in this situation,
where actually you have no control, I thought I would be a lot
more chilled than I am and it's sent me completely the other way.
Oh, Mum, it's too late for that!
OK, ladies, I've brought you to this fancy dress shop.
It's going to have loads of things in here to help us
dress our '80s bride and groom. We've even got Pac-Man in the window.
Let's get inside and see what we can find.
The girls aren't short of ideas for their wedding day outfits
and this place should have exactly what they need.
-Oh, it's so cool. That's what we want.
So, we've come to the right place...
'For Mum, the girls want an '80s-era Madonna-inspired wedding dress
'and for Simon they'd like him dressed as his hero -
'spiky haired rock star Rod Stewart.'
-Right, grab a basket and we'll get accessories first, shall we?
Ah, lace gloves. We have those in the picture.
Madonna is actually wearing them in the picture.
Oh, headband with a bow. That's good.
-Right, anything else you have seen here that would be good?
-Beads, you wanted beads, didn't you?
Now, Simon's hair,
-did you want to use just his hair or get a wig for him?
That's pretty close, isn't it? He's going to love us.
-Shall we take that then?
Simon's favourite colour is blue,
after his beloved Chelsea Football Club
and we think we might have found just the thing for him.
-Yes. That's more Rod Stewart.
-And it's not so shiny.
We don't need this. That can go.
-Well, girls, what do you think?
-Yeah, this is the one.
Simon is sorted, and Mum's '80s accessories.
But the girls just can't seem to find that Madonna-inspired
wedding dress, so with the wedding just days away,
it's time to switch to somewhere more bridal.
-I could, perhaps, try on some dresses if you want?
To show you and you can see what you think of them.
So, if you pop yourselves down over there.
And look what we've got. Some Madonna paddles.
So you can have one of these each.
If you like the dress I show you, hold it up -
if you don't like it, keep it down. Ready?
-I'll be back in a minute!
-Because it's too short.
# Cos we are living in a material world... #
No? It's proper '80s.
'Third time lucky?'
Number... Oh! Straight up!
Why do we like this one?
-It's got, like, detail round the sides and it flows.
'And some accessories for that true '80s Madonna look.'
-Is this kind of the thing you might go for?
-Yeah, it looks funky!
It's a result and just in the nick of time.
Madonna and Rod Stewart, here we come!
'Madonna and Rod, I mean, Mum and Simon,
'still need wedding transport and I'm hoping Cassie and Marnie
'will have some bright ideas.'
Something we haven't got to grips with yet is the transport.
-We thought a Back To The Future DeLorean car.
-The time machine?
-I love that film!
Oh, yes, Ed! Everyone loves Back To The Future!
It's the '80s hit film about Marty McFly, who travels to the past
in a car that doubles as a time machine!
You know the DeLorean was an actual car?
-Oh, that's cool!
-They still exist, so shall we see
-if you can rent them, maybe?
'Some expert searching online reveals something amazing.'
Ah, here we go.
-Time to make a call.
We're wondering if you have
a DeLorean time machine car
that we could hire?
'We haven't got THE one from the Back To The Future film,
'but we've got the one that we're renting out for
'promoting the films, so it's absolutely identical.'
That sounds really perfect!
'You're more than welcome. OK, bye-bye.'
Oh, nice work! How good is that?!
-We've totally lucked out there.
What a result, Ed! I can't wait to see Mum and Simon's reaction.
'Cassie and Marnie's final task is a visit to cake-maker Cathy
'who's making their sweet-inspired cake design a reality.
-'First job is to choose which retro sweets to use.'
'Lucky them.' Is that too chewy, do you think?
That's so nice.
'Sweets chosen - time to build the bottom layer.'
These are your retro colours.
If you take a blue one, we're going to go
in, out, in, out.
-A bit like those fences you see in the countryside.
-I think we're ready to fill it up.
-This is the biggest pick'n'mix ever.
-I'm not going to tip the whole lot in!
-Yeah, stop, stop.
'So, Cassie and Marnie have succeeded in creating
'probably the most sugary cake of all time.'
-Our very own cake made entirely of sweets!
'This is just one tier of the five that the girls have in their design.
'Let's hope Mum and Simon bring their toothbrushes on the big day!'
Are you happy with how it's coming together?
-And is it '80s enough for you?
Great! Cake - delicious! I mean, done!
There we go - piece of cake.
It's nearly time to unveil Mum and Simon's wedding day.
One, two, three...
From killer Thriller dance moves to time-travelling transport,
super-sweet cakes to outrageous outfits,
the girls have worked flat-out to turn their plans into reality.
But Mum and Simon are beginning to wonder what might
lie in store for them on their big day.
You are walking blind into something that you've got no idea of.
-All we know is that we're getting married.
-That's right, Simon!
Let's hope you and Mum are ready to take a trip back in time.
It's the day before our '80s celebrations
and the girls are beginning to feel a bit nervous that after
all their party-planning, they might have overlooked
the more traditional parts of a Jewish wedding.
I'm most worried about the service
because I think the party's going to be great
and that everyone that's coming is going to make it a good atmosphere.
'And they aren't the only ones whose nerves are starting to show.'
We spend our life practical-joking them,
-so we're absolutely going to get it back.
-Yeah, that's true.
Oh, Mum! Too late to worry now!
Let's just hope Day-Glo isn't a joke too far for you.
The big day is finally here! We're going back to the '80s!
I've got my shell suit! I've got my out-of-date mobile phone technology!
It's going to be bodacious! It's going to be wicked!
It's going to be radical!
It's going to be loaded with out-of-date 1980s slang words! Oh!
Er, that's totally awesome, Ed.
'Meanwhile, back at the house,
'the stress of the unknown is definitely showing on Mum
'and now I'm here to deliver the outfits,
'let's hope I don't push her over the edge.'
-Good morning! BOTH:
Mum and Simon, it's the big day!
-How are you?
-I think it's time for us all to get ready, don't you?
Yeah, all right. Here are the outfits and, remember - no peeking!
Over at the venue, Ed is doing his best
to make sure that we're ready on time.
Yes! Take that!
Right - I have to stop, I'll be here all day.
Thanks for that, Ed. You look hard at work.
It's a good job Cassie and Marnie
have got a team putting the finishing touches to
the chuppah they've designed - a key part of Mum and Simon's wedding
as it symbolises the new home they're building by getting married.
Meanwhile, back at the house, we've got two '80s bridesmaids
desperate to take a trip back in time.
Look at you two! You look amazing!
Totally retro-tastic! How are you feeling?
-A bit nervous.
-A bit nervous.
-Well, don't be.
It's time to get them down and see what they look like.
Let's do it.
As our happy couple are led in,
is this '80s wedding set to fire up Mum and Simon's flux capacitors?
Or will they want to just head Back To The Future?
So, Mum and Simon, this is the big moment.
It's time to find out what Cassie and Marnie
have chosen for you to wear on your wedding day.
I know you've been really, really worried about this bit,
so how are you feeling right now?
-Oh! I'm breathing.
Well, it's time to show you what you're wearing.
There is no turning back,
-so after three you're going to take off the blindfold. Ready?
One, two, three.
-What do you think?
-It's blue. It's blue.
-I love it.
-Oh, look at the hair!
-Any guess what their theme might be?
-'80s? Is it '80s?
It's '80s and we just love it!
-Have a hug? Have a hug!
-So, are you two ready for your next surprise?
There's loads more. Come this way, this way. This way, girls.
'You bet there are more surprises, including the girls' choice
'of wedding day transport - perhaps the ultimate '80s car.'
I'm so excited!
-Oh, we've got a DeLorean!
Yes, we have got you your very own DeLorean time machine,
-just like in Back To The Future.
-Oh, my God!
'What better way to get Mum and Simon to their ceremony in style?'
I bet Marty McFly never used his time machine to get to a wedding.
What date are they going to?
-Woo-hoo! Have you done it?
Well done. All right, then. Mum and Simon, we will see you at the venue.
-Have a good trip.
So, with the on board computer set, it's time for Mum and Simon
to travel back to their '80s wedding.
Wow! Just like that - gone!
So, we'd better get to the venue, girls,
because we have got a wedding to attend. Come on!
And before you can say 1.21 gigawatts,
our bride and groom arrive to join Cassie and Marnie
and their wedding guests back here in the 1980s.
She's loving it in there!
What do you think of their choice of transport?
Absolutely superb, couldn't have been better.
We've been back to the '60s, back to the '70s,
over to the '80s and we sort of stopped.
We've been gone for decades.
-The longest wedding day ever!
# That's the power of love! #
The guests are getting seated inside.
It looks like we're finally ready for our time-travellers' big moment.
Rod Stewart might look a bit nervous,
but there's no going back now.
Here comes Madonna.
It seems that we're now 30 years back in time.
Sometime way back in the 1980s!
With the Rabbi setting the scene,
it's time for Mum and Simon to exchange their vows.
THEY SPEAK HEBREW
As this is a Jewish wedding, the vows are in Hebrew.
THEY SPEAK HEBREW
I formally declare you married.
Now that Mum and Simon are married,
the next tradition to honour is the groom breaking a glass.
ALL SHOUT: Mazel tov!
Things end with a shout
of "Mazel tov," which means congratulations.
Now happily married, what does Mum think
of Cassie and Marnie's surprises so far?
My children, who I thought I knew better than anybody,
and they've shocked me!
Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the newly-joined family!
'The girls' next treat for Mum and Simon is their entertainment,
'starting with an appearance by one of the '80s biggest megastars!'
Look who it is!
MUSIC: "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson
THEY LAUGH AND CHEER
'Mum and Simon might be floored by the King of Pop turning up
'at their wedding, but they haven't seen anything yet.'
'To Mum's surprise, the guests get into position for that flashmob.'
MUSIC: "Thriller" by Michael Jackson
# Thriller night
# And no-one's gonna save you from the beast about to strike
# You know it's thriller... #
'The girls have organised the guests to hit the floor
'and put on one of the best known dance routines of the '80s.'
# No mere mortal can resist
# The evil of the thriller. #
'Now Mum and Simon's turn to get involved.
'No Jewish wedding would be complete without the Horah,
'a traditional dance where the bride and groom
'are lifted high above the guests.'
JEWISH MUSIC PLAYS
'Mum and Simon are on a real high
'and the girls still have a final treat for them.'
It's time for our bride and groom to cut their very special wedding cake.
And the reason it's very special is
it was designed by Cassie and Marnie themselves.
As you'll see, there's a lot of...
# You spin me right round, baby... #
'Cassie and Marnie's five-tiered '80s-themed cake seems to be
'a smash hit with the happy couple.'
# You spin me right round... #
'But knowing what a sweet-toothed lot this family are,
'Ed and I have organised a special wedding gift for them all.'
This is a surprise for you two as well, you haven't seen this,
so please take a look over here.
Yay, the curtains!
Michelle, that is the largest chocolate fountain in the world.
-And it's all mine!
'Cassie and Marnie's mission to marry Mum and Dad
'is almost complete, so has their blast from the past been a success?'
-'I think the DeLorean coming down the road,
'that to me was quite spesh.'
That was a "Woo!" moment.
I love the whole '80s theme.
The chocolate fountain was just the best!
It has gone so well. It's just amazing, all of it.
What the girls have done is just absolutely incredible.
I couldn't believe for one moment that they would pull this off.
I think they're really proud of us, cos they said about 100 times
to us, "Thank you, thank you, thank you so much!"
That was the best day of my life.
Oh, wow! What an awesome wedding!
Cassie and Marnie totally pulled that off.
-Mum and Dad loved every single minute.
-You know what?
I enjoyed it so much, I'm going to set co-ordinates to this morning
-so we can do it all over again.
Children organise the best wedding ever for their parents and step-parents. Cassie and Marnie plan a 1980s Jewish wedding for mum and stepdad Simon, who are stunned when they go Back to the Future and drive 'that' DeLorean to their big day.