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ED: Up and down the country, parents are getting married
in normal, traditional ceremonies.
-Normal weddings are quite boring.
-But fear not, Britain, because we're fighting back.
Open your eyes!
Kids have set themselves the challenge of a lifetime.
-Quiet on set!
-To organise their parents' wedding.
Bring it on.
And to make it a day that no-one will ever forget.
Will they manage it?
I'm quite nervous to plan it.
Will Mum and Dad like it?
Could all go completely wrong.
And will they finally say, "I do"?
We're going to rock this wedding"
ED AND NAOMI: This is Marrying Mum and Dad.
On today's show, we'll be bouncing into action.
And planning a wedding that
hopefully won't just be full of hot air.
Mum and Dad get taken for a ride.
But will they be left shouting "whoopie"?
Or just feeling deflated at the end of the day?
Come on, Mum, get one!
Time to find out.
This is Marrying Mum and Dad.
The show that takes control from the parents and gives it to you,
-Yeah, you want to dress Dad up like a chicken?
-We can do it!
-Do you want to have them skiing down the aisle?
-We can do it!
-Do you want to get them married on Saturn?
Um, I don't think they'd be over the moon about that.
-We can do it!
Today we're in Castleford, in West Yorkshire.
To meet a tireless trio who are jumping at the chance to make
Mum and Dad's wedding go with a boing.
Meet, eight-year-old Dexter.
Being in control of my mum and dad's wedding day is very exciting,
but nervous because it could all go completely wrong.
Dexter's two bestest buddies are Donnie...
I think it's going to be the best wedding that has ever happened.
And completing the trio and keeping the boys in check, is Sadie.
I think it's going to go really well
and they're going to be very shocked.
So who are the courageous couple
willing to take the leap and hand over
the reins on their big day?
There's Dad, Ian.
I just love embarrassing Dexter.
And I think now it's just payback for Dad.
And Mum, the bride-to-be, is Catherine.
For Dexter to have control is nerve-racking.
But how many people can say their children have planned their wedding?
And I just think it's amazing.
Well, I wonder if you'll be saying that after the wedding, Mum.
-They've been together 22 years
and they've not really got round to that
opportunity of being married.
Now that opportunity is here, Mum and Dad.
But Dexter, Donnie and Sadie have a
few hoops for you to jump through first.
This wedding will have everybody bursting with excitement.
We will be expanding our horizons to make it really swell.
We'll pump up the pressure to make it a day to remember.
-Because our theme is...
Inflatables, what a brilliant yet random theme.
Which is why it is absolutely perfect for Marrying Mum and Dad.
Oh, well, I don't think you should be involved.
-Well, sometimes you don't just let yourself down,
you let everybody else down as well.
-What? That's not true.
-That's a joke.
Inflatables. You know, because you blow them up.
And then they get let down. Yeah.
Ooh. Sounds like someone's got a serious case of wind.
SHE BLOWS A RASPBERRY
You ready? Ready?
Dexter, Donnie and Sadie,
are bursting with ideas for this hot air hitching.
And as always, we're happy to help out.
And what better place to plan away from parents' prying eyes than
in the Marrying Mum and Dad mobile HQ.
Notice to all parents - keep out!
Ta-da! THEY GASP
-Seen it on the telly?
-Come on, then.
-Oh, my goodness.
Run! Last one here stinks of fish.
-Want to have a look inside? KIDS:
-In you go.
-It's well cool.
'So now our planners have an HQ,
'it's time to get down to business.'
So where on earth did you get the idea of an inflatable wedding from?
We came up with the idea of inflatables, because it's fun,
like you think of like bouncy castles.
And it's really unique.
It's certainly unique.
Everybody likes a bouncy castle.
I do. In fact, I don't just like bouncy castles, I love 'em!
And now what about you, Sadie, why did you think it's a good idea?
I think it's going to be fun and it's a good opportunity
to do our own thing.
Well, I can definitely say that this is a Marrying Mum and Dad first.
-Ah, this wedding is going to be a bouncy blast.
Time to find out what the kids have got planned for Mum and Dad
on their big day.
So, what do you think the entertainment should be
at an inflatable wedding?
I think it should be an inflatable assault course.
You want them to have an inflatable assault course on their wedding day?
-I think that's possibly
one of the most bonkers things I've ever heard.
But there's the potential for a lot of fun here.
-Time to hit the internet and bounce a few ideas around.
-Look at that one.
These are awesome. This is a brilliant idea, guys.
-I'm loving this.
-Whoa. Look at that one.
It's as big as Buckingham Palace!
Well, the sensible thing to do is probably try some of these out?
-Of course, why not?
This blow-up beauty is over 40 metres long and six metres high.
It's time for a bouncy battle.
-Come on, Ed, get a move on!
The kids are flying and Ed's just falling.
It was funny watching Ed fall down.
-The obstacle course was humongous.
When my mum sees it, I think she'll say, "Dexter, what have you done?!"
Why is that then, Mum?
-My worst thing would be
anything high up that involved climbing.
Sorry, Mum, you'll be climbing the walls when you see what's in store.
No, no, no!
-Did I win?
And you want your mum and dad to do this on their wedding day?
-I'm sure they won't find it exhausting in the slightest.
That's our mega inflated assault course entertainment sorted.
Can I just lie here for a bit?
Ed might be taking things easy, but it's full speed ahead for us.
As the kids have something rather special in mind
for the wedding day transport.
So may I ask why have the three of you
brought me to this enormous, great big field?
Well, it's the easiest way to try out our transport.
-What is it?
-Here it comes.
Wow! Oh, that is pretty cool.
-I like it.
So you would like your mum and dad
to arrive at their wedding by hovercraft?
Time to road test this fan assisted fun mobile.
ED: This hovercraft can reach a top speed of 40mph.
You can't even hear yourself scream because it's so loud.
It's really hard to smile because all the wind's in your face.
My mum might feel a little bit windswept,
but I'm sure it'll be all OK.
So how would Mum feel about being
strapped into a massive floating hairdryer?
I'm hoping my hair will be lovely, and Princess-y on the day.
If it looks really pretty, I wouldn't want it ruining.
Sorry, Mum, you'd better prepare for hovercraft horror hair.
So Dexter, give us your verdict.
That was really good!
Do you think this "hovers" everything you need for transport?
Yeah, do you like that? Hovers everything?
All right, Naomi, hover rest, why don't you?
-Whoohoo! Transport sorted.
These three plotters are pumped up
and going for it with their ideas for this inflatable wedding.
But as the big day approaches,
how are the newlyweds-to-be feeling about handing over the reins
to Dexter and his buddies?
We would never have thought in a million years
Dexter would plan our wedding. At all.
And now we're dreading Dexter planning our wedding.
You're quite right to feel nervous, Mum and Dad,
as back at plan van HQ...
Dexter, Donnie and Sadie have the wind in their sails
and are busy working on the next stage of their wedding plan -
The kids aren't getting carried away, but their cake just might.
How are we going to make the cake fit this theme?
Well, for the cake we're going to have, like,
a cupcake what's like connected to a helium balloon.
So the cake floats up with the balloon.
And you've got to try and grab the balloon to try and to pull it down
if you want some cake.
So, lots of different little cakes and everyone's got to try
and grab them before they float away?
-That's a great idea, actually.
Do you think it would be possible? Do you think we could try it out?
-Donnie, are you just looking for an excuse to eat some cake?
Technical drawing stage complete.
It's time to move on to the testing phase at our specially chosen
-The back of the van.
Right, let's do this.
So you are going to put it in this little cradle here,
-is that the plan?
-Does that look about right?
Yeah. Three, two, one.
Go! KIDS LAUGH
Hm. This cupcake is about as light as a brick.
When we did the cake, it didn't go very to plan like we had in mind.
We need a new cupcake.
-Let's try this one.
-And we also
need to lighten the load for this to work.
Hm, how could you lighten the cake?
Someone needs to eat some of it, don't they?
-Yeah, we will!
-Such eager volunteers.
-I wonder why?
-Would you say that's about half the cake?
-Time to relaunch the cupcake.
-Three, two, one. Go!
-Fly high! Oh.
This idea is going down like a lead balloon.
This is really not working.
Two-second rule. No, I'm not eating that.
Half a cupcake is still too heavy.
-More munching is needed.
-This should work.
You can't get much lighter than that, can you?
-Three, two, one. Go!
-We did it! Now quick, get it, get it.
At last this bonkers balloon cake idea has wings!
I think we've taken the concept of the wedding cake to new heights.
-I love it. Look at that.
-Well, that wasn't exactly a piece of cake.
And we'll need to tweak the idea slightly if guests
are going to get more than just a
morsel of a muffin on the wedding day.
So that's the super soar-away wedding day cake almost sorted.
Fingers crossed the cake will work on the wedding day.
Dexter, Donnie and Sadie are
bouncing their way through their wedding plans.
Time to find out what air-brained
ideas they have in mind for the venue.
Tell me about the kind of venue that you would like for the wedding.
So, for the wedding,
we would like a space with a big room where we can actually
-fit the bouncy castle in.
-Yeah, for them to get married on.
They're going to get married on a bouncy castle?
-So, we've got to find a venue that's got a room big enough
-to put a bouncy castle inside?
Enough monkeying around, let's hit the internet.
Whoa, this is big. It says it does weddings.
I think we could do something there.
-Think we could fit a bouncy castle in there?
ED: We need to put in a call and find out.
OK, we're calling. Handing over to you guys.
Wonder if they've ever had this request before?
-I don't think so.
-I doubt it.
-I wonder if you can help us.
-We're trying to organise a wedding.
-Right, OK, what are you looking for?
Is it available on the first?
It is, absolutely, we do have that day available.
Yes! The date's free, but is the idea going to fall flat?
Please can we put a bouncy castle in your venue?
Absolutely, that's no problem at all.
-A large bouncy castle will be fine.
-I've popped you in there, that's all confirmed.
-KIDS: Thank you!
-That is amazing.
-So now what we've got to do is figure out
if it's actually physically possible
to hold a wedding on a bouncy castle.
-I think Ed might be the perfect person to help you with this.
Is this idea for a bouncing wedding a stretch too far?
Time to do some research.
It sounds like we need to test drive this idea, to me.
So if we're having a ceremony, which of you is going to
be the bride, which is going to be the groom and which
one of you is going to be the father of the bride?
Well, I'm going to be the bride, he's going to be the groom
and that's the father of the bride.
Brilliant, I can't think of a more sensible way of doing it.
-Let's have a wedding! KIDS:
ED SINGS Here comes the bride.
All dressed in...pink.
La-da-da-da-da-da. What do you think?
Let the bouncy vows begin.
Do you, Dexter, take Donnie to be your lawfully wedded...your husband?
-And do you, Donnie,
take Dexter to be your lawful wedded whatever he's going to be?
Oh, groom down.
It gives me my great pleasure to announce you 100% married.
You're married, now bounce!
I think we've established getting married on a bouncy castle
is quite a tricky thing to do.
-Do you still want to do it?
-So that's our venue and bouncy castle ceremony
-well and truly sorted.
OK, what do you want Mum and Dad to be wearing on their wedding day?
So, I'd like my dad to be wearing a suit made out of balloons.
-What?! And Mum?
-Mum is going to be wearing a dress made of balloons.
-Is her dress going to be white?
She's going to have a white wedding dress,
-but it's going to be made of balloons?
-ED: Time to start surfing.
-Oh, hold on, things are popping up there.
And it's not long before we come across an on-the-ball balloonist.
Whose out-there outfits really are plastic fantastic.
-Is that actually made of balloons?
-These look incredible.
-Right, we need to contact this guy, don't we?
And see if he can help us.
We're off to a wedding shop with a difference.
We're not looking for a traditional dress.
We're meeting up with our brilliant balloon guy, Colin,
who's brought some ideas for the wedding day wardrobe.
Oh, it's a skirt. Look at that. That is fantastic.
-Colin's got an interesting take on top hats too.
I was thinking something like that.
Look there's a mirror there, you can see yourself.
Colin has impressed with his rubbery creations.
I think he's definitely the right person to do this job.
If he can't do it, nobody can.
But what are Mum and Dad hoping to be wearing on their big day?
I hope they'd want us to look smart - suit.
I would love a princess, beautiful wedding dress.
Sorry, Mum and Dad, you're hoping to look chic,
but you're just going to squeak.
Bravo. So we are pretty happy with this as an idea,
we're going to go for inflatable wedding outfits?
-And so that's our expandable wedding day outfits sorted.
Let's hope none of them pop.
That's it, the party's prepped.
-I think we'll smash this wedding planning. Do you two?
The entertainment will be exhilarating.
Can I just lie here for a bit?
And the transport is a crafty way of
getting the bride and groom to their wedding.
But as their wedding day looms, have
Mum and Dad ironed out all their worries?
Mum, how are you feeling that there's just over 12 hours
until your wedding day?
12 hours till the fun begins.
-Have you surprised us?
Oh, yes, we'll give you a big surprise.
I can't wait till tomorrow then.
The big day has arrived.
This day will be an absolute day to remember.
Yeah, it will be a scream. Literally.
The venue has been totally transformed
into a fun-filled inflatable playground.
Dexter, Donnie and Sadie are in their wedding finery.
Now, where are those amazing presenters?
Oh, there we are. I love my outfit.
There's one very happy clown.
Oh, dear. Naomi, why are you so sad?
Well, I just found this wedding so hard to prepare for.
-There's just too much to juggle.
-CIRCUS MUSIC PLAYS
A sad clown with the best one-liners in town.
What do you think of your outfits?
I think my outfit's amazing.
-All right, let's pump up this wedding!
Oh, I'm not ready, I'm not prepared.
We've just got such big shoes to fill.
CIRCUS MUSIC PLAYS
Wait everyone, run, a pin!
We're all pumped up and ready to go.
But what are Mum and Dad squeezing into?
Or rather "squeaking" into on their wedding day?
I haven't got a clue what I've got on. I ain't going as Scooby-Doo.
I don't know what I was expecting, but not this.
Don't worry Mum and Dad, you both look absolutely rubbery.
I mean, lovely.
As you are about to see for yourselves.
We've secretly, or rather squeak-ret-ly,
gathered together an assortment of oddities,
inflatable and bouncy bodies.
AKA the wedding guests.
Time for Mum and Dad to get the surprise of their lives.
On the count of three you're going to open your eyes
and see what you're wearing for your wedding day.
-Three, two, one.
-Open your eyes!
Any guesses what the theme might be?
-What do you think of your outfits?
-I like it. It could've been worse.
Don't get too comfy in those,
because you're going to have to change into these for the next part.
Mum and Dad now have a few cheeky challenges to complete
before they can have their marriage ceremony.
-What are we doing next?
-MUM: What's next?
-All will be revealed.
With this being an inflatable wedding,
the guys here thought you might appreciate a hover-the-top journey.
CIRCUS MUSIC PLAYS
Right D-Rex, do you want to do the honours?
Send in the transport.
Never in a million years, would I think I would ever be going
to my wedding in one of those.
-Oh, and you've had your hair done all nicely, too.
What were you saying earlier, Mum?
If I'd spent all that time having my hair done
and it looks really pretty I wouldn't want it ruining.
Don't worry, Mum, this protective headgear
will keep your curls in place.
Now this is something every person wants to do on their wedding day.
Looks like they're having a great time.
Oh, look at them.
The wedding day transportation has been a roaring success.
And Mum and Dad are off to meet all the wedding guests for the next
stage of their inflatable adventure.
-How was that, Mum and Dad?
-Well, I'm a bit sad to say that the adventure for you two
is not over yet.
Now, you have to be completing this
-inflatable obstacle course to get married.
Hold on, you need some more protection first.
Put one of these on each for safety.
That's it. On your marks, get set, go!
-Go on, Mum!
Dad's quite literally throwing himself into this.
But he's completely dodged the Tube of Terror.
Cheater! He went through the middle.
Come on, Mum, you can do it!
-Come on, Mum!
-Your mum's here.
-Come on, Mum!
Oh, a deft bit of footwork on the Doughnuts of Doom.
Dad's racing ahead.
But, oh, disaster, he's fallen into the water trap.
Put your rings on, cheaters!
And now Mum's found the water as well.
Just the final obstacle to go, the Footsteps of Fear.
And this will still be a major test for Mum.
Anything that involves heights, I would worry.
ED: Come on! You can do it!
But there's no sign of fear today.
Mum's up in a flash.
Well done, Mum and Dad!
-You deserve a nice, long rest.
-Sorry, no time for that.
-Do you think we should get them married?
Mum and Dad have changed back into their balloon outfits.
And after 22 years together,
it's finally time for them to tie the knot.
I give you this ring as a token of my love and affection
and as a symbol of all we have shared.
-Oh, Dad's having a wedding day wobble, quite literally.
I can't get it on, this is too wobbly.
May we look forward to our future together with hope and happiness
on this, our wedding day.
Ian and Catherine, it gives me great pleasure to declare
that you are now husband and wife, congratulations.
Now that's what you call a moving ceremony.
Mum and Dad are now officially Mr and Mrs
and it's almost time for a wedding day knees-up.
But before everyone cuts loose, we need to cut something else.
-It's time for some cake.
But, there's a catch.
To make sure everyone gets more than just a spoonful of sponge,
the kids have come up with a unique spin on their cupcake balloon idea.
Over to you, Dexter.
You're going to need to bounce on the bouncy castle,
get a cupcake token and come over to me,
Donnie or Sadie to exchange it for a piece of cake.
Once you've got your token, you can go over there for a slice.
It's a piece of cake! COLLECTIVE SIGH
-Get on with it, Ed.
-Who wants to bounce?
Get your cake balloons.
-Go on, Mum and Dad!
Donnie's got one.
Tokens grabbed, it's time to tuck in.
As the guests enjoy their bounce-a-licious cake,
it's time to find out if this inflatable wedding
has left Mum and Dad floating on air.
I'm feeling relieved.
I've had a really good day, it's been fantastic.
It's beyond anything I imagined. It's just been the best day ever.
There's cake escaping!
What a way to get married.
-Today has been amazing.
It has been one the best days of my life.
And not many people can say I planned my parents' wedding.
But we can.
-This wedding has been a ball!
Well, I thought that was an air-some wedding.
CIRCUS MUSIC PLAYS
Shame you spent the whole day looking so miserable, though.
Well, there always has to be one sad clown.
Anyway, it's been a long day,
why don't you take the weight off those big old feet?
That's a good idea. PFFT!
-That's not funny.
-Who's full of hot air now?
-CIRCUS MUSIC PLAYS