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Up and down the country, parents are getting married in normal,
-Normal weddings are quite...
But fear not, Britain, because we're fighting back!
Open your eyes!
Kids have set themselves the challenge of a lifetime.
Bride 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?
It could all go completely wrong.
And will they finally say "I do"?
We're going to rock this wedding!
This is Marrying Mum And Dad.
On today's show, we've got two kids pushing the boat out to create
a stormy ceremony.
Argh! I'm really seasick! Get me off!
The kids have really set the bar high for this wedding.
But will the reality see their plans being all washed up?
It's really, really cold.
What if it's like this on the wedding day?
And is this wedding heading straight for troubled waters?
# Here comes the bride! #
Get ready, cos there's going to be a wedding!
Yeah, but forget the formal, uncomfy clothing,
the inedible grub, the endless speeches...
Oh, I'm boring myself just talking about it!
This will be a wedding Marrying-Mum-And-Dad-style.
Yeah, step aside, Mum and Dad, we're putting the kids in charge!
They're not going to stand for that boring old nonsense!
Good luck, parents!
You're going to need it!
Today, we're sailing over to York...
One, two, three.
..where we've got two wedding planners
ready to cast off this wedding.
Meet 11-year-old Elvie.
She can't wait to spring her wedding plans on Mum and Dad.
I think it'll be really exciting organising this wedding.
It's just going to be a blast.
Helping her is best friend Louis.
I'm looking forward to organising the cake,
because I really like cake.
This dynamic duo are all set to serve up a smash hit big day
for Elvie's mum Jane...
Whatever she does, we're kind of up for.
That's why you're awake at night, looking at the ceiling!
And her dad Garfield.
She's got her little book. "You can't look at it, Daddy."
I've got an idea.
It might be top secret for you two,
but luckily they're sharing their plans for the big day with us.
Phew! That would have been awkward!
We want to transport Mum and Dad to
a tropical beach for their wedding day.
But if they think they'll be
lounging around soaking in the sun...
..well, they can think again!
In fact, they'll be desperate to leave.
Because our theme is...
-Desert island castaway!
Desert island castaways? What a brilliant theme.
I am picturing blue skies, sparkling seas,
pristine, white-sand beaches.
-In North Yorkshire?!
In the middle of winter?! Yeah, I'm sure you,
Elvie and Louis will have a great time sorting that out.
But I'm freezing, I'm off for a cuppa!
Oi! Come back!
Well, Elvie and Louis aren't waiting for anyone...
Cake, outfits, venue...
..as they go full steam ahead with their wedding plans.
I thought they could come on a boat.
Time for the Marrying Mum And Dad HQ to help cast off their ideas,
while making sure Mum and Dad are kept in the cold.
They already sound like they're nervous wrecks!
Get it? Nervous WRECKS?
So you're all decided on desert island castaway theme?
Great theme. How did you come up with that idea?
Well, my dad's from Jamaica,
so I thought we could bring a bit of Caribbean to England.
-To make him feel a bit at home.
So what do you imagine happening on this wedding day?
We will dress them as fishermen and they would think that it was,
like, a fishing wedding.
-And then we'd put them on a boat.
So you want to really bluff them with the transport
to think it's a fishing wedding?
But these double-bluffing sea dogs aren't finished yet.
There'll be a shipwreck...
Yes, and there'll be a shipwreck.
There will have to be challenges to get to the wedding and they'll soon
find out when they're doing the challenges
what the actual wedding is.
Stranded on a desert island?
-Is there anything that is particularly worrying you
about this wedding?
Cos there might be, like, a storm.
And this morning it was really cold and freezing.
The wedding is only a few weeks away,
so there's every chance it could be really cold.
So the kids want to cast away Mum and Dad in the middle of February.
They'll be fine with that, right?!
My nightmare wedding, I think,
would be something where I was really cold and dirty...
You would be really bad if you were outside and it was cold.
-I don't like the cold.
-You'd be very moody and horrible.
A grumpy Mum and Dad may be on the horizon with Elvie and Louis' plans
to trick them with a fake fisherman theme...
..only to shipwreck them on a desert island.
Batten down the hatches...
This wedding could get choppy.
With a techie keyboard on hand,
Louis is on the lookout for a suitable sea vessel.
Ooh. Is that the sort of boat that you were thinking of, or...?
Elvie's straight on the blower to see if the boat's ready to set sail
on the big day.
-Is that Pete?
-'Yes, that's right.'
We were wondering if we could borrow your boat for a wedding?
'Yes, that's no problem, for me.'
-'As long as the weather's OK.'
-Please may we come and have a look at it?
'Yes, you can look at the boat.'
So, next port of call is a local harbour
to see if the boat is shipshape for the wedding.
A-ha! This must be it!
When I first saw the boat, I thought it was amazing.
And it looked really cool.
Hello, I'm Naomi. This is Elvie and Louis,
-our very important wedding planners.
So, thanks for meeting us.
And this is the boat that we might be able to take out for the wedding?
Yes, that's correct.
Looks the part! All pretty plain sailing up to now.
Do you think we could take the boat out?
Not today, it's too windy and rough today.
Wow! You can say that again!
Those waters look treacherous.
So does that mean there is a chance
we might not be able to get out on the wedding day?
There might be a chance that we might not get out.
Are you willing to risk it?
-Yeah? Yeah, she's fine.
So there's every chance we might not even set sail for this wedding.
But the guys are willing to risk it for their double-bluff plans.
I wonder why they're so set on getting Mum and Dad on a boat?
Dad will probably go "Aaargh, I'm really seasick, get me off!"
So he could be sick on his wedding day?
There'll be a bucket on stand-by.
Yeah, we've got a bucket, so that's all right.
We'll have that on stand-by for him.
-Hopefully we won't need that.
-And you're the captain, so you're in charge.
That's one rocky boat ready to set sail.
Back to HQ for some sky-high entertainment.
So what sort of challenges have you got in mind for them?
Having her mum and dad climb up a long palm tree.
-A palm tree?
In the North of England?
There'll be a clue card and it'll tell them
where to find a chest that they'll have to dig out,
and in the chest, there'll be the rings.
-Oh, like a sort of treasure chest buried in the sand?
Our wedding planners want to set Mum and Dad
a series of castaway challenges,
including one involving a high climb.
So it's over to see a man who's got a head for heights
for this kind of thing.
Guys, this is Rick!
-Hi, guys! You all right?
-Nice to meet you.
-Nice to meet you.
-Rick sends people up stuff.
In particular, that thing.
-The Leap of Faith!
When I first saw the Leap of Faith, I thought, "Wow, this is awesome!"
I can't wait!
NAOMI: No time like the present, Louis!
He's made it to the top,
but will he jump?
He's done it!
I wonder how good our parents are with heights?
We don't know what the entertainment could be.
Yeah, and as with most things, I'm up for anything.
But will you be up for this?
And will Elvie be as brave as Louis?
She's not messing around.
-Slow down, Elvie!
Wow, this is going to be one amazing challenge.
You know her mum and dad. What do you think they'll make of it?
-They're going to freak out.
-That's what I like to hear!
Mum and Dad might, but will Elvie?
No, she's smashed it!
Both Elvie and Louis managed to rise to the challenge,
but will Mum and Dad on their wedding day?
heading to new heights.
Elvie and Louis want to use Bridlington Beach
for their sun-kissed Caribbean wedding venue.
What are we thinking? Cos it is really, really cold.
What if it's like this on the wedding day?
For the guests, there'll be some children,
and I think they might be extremely cold.
Yeah, so we might need to find somewhere
that looks suitable to go inside.
-Have you seen anywhere?
Over there, maybe? There?
That looks like a nice building.
The kids have spotted what could be
the perfect place to marry Mum and Dad.
Oh. It's nice and big.
-It is big, isn't it?
You can see the sea straight out of the window.
The choppy, choppy...
Choppy, choppy sea!
How are we going to transform this room, do you think?
We'll have palm trees in the corners.
We're picturing sand?
So the sand would, like, go...
The venue seems to be hitting the spot.
But it's going to take a lot of imagination
to turn this into a castaway's paradise.
Make it like a proper desert island, but in here.
It was nice and spacious and it had nice views
so it made you sort of feel like you were on a desert island.
Can we say venue sorted?
That's indoor beach venue crossed off.
Let's hope it lives up to their
Elvie and Louis are well on the way
into planning their double-bluff wedding.
But we all know two themes means two sets of outfits.
What are you thinking Mum and Dad are going to wear on the day?
They're in fishermen's clothes.
Oh, course they are!
They get shipwrecked and have to get out of this boat.
Then they change out of their fishermen's costume?
Mum could wear a dress and it looks like it's all been ripped...
You're going to dress your mum in rags on her wedding day?
Nice rags? Oh, that's fine, then!
As long as they are nice rags!
Now, is being dressed in rags Mum's idea of wedding bliss?
My ideal outfit, I think, would be something like
a winter wonderland-type thing with,
like, maybe a big grey netted skirt...
Sorry, Mum! Elvie and Louis have a very different idea
of the perfect wedding attire.
What about the groom?
Dad's going to be wearing a colourful suit
which will also look like he's been ripping it.
Rags it is, then!
So best start destroying...
I mean, making the outfits.
Oi, watch Elvie, Ed!
We need all hands on deck
if we're to pull off this dastardly double bluff.
Mum could have this, like, around her dress.
She'll need anything she can get her hands on to keep warm.
Do a bit of shredding? We've got some scissors.
Right, so Mum and Dad are dressed as fishermen,
then they get shipwrecked and end up in beautiful castaway rags.
There's another button off.
-I'm "a-frayed" these outfits aren't up to much.
-I feel sorry for the shirt.
Feel sorry for the shirt?!
I feel sorry for the bloke who's going to have to wear it!
Happy wedding day, Dad!
That's the outfits quite literally
left in tatters.
So we've had some complicated plotting up to now.
Surely the wedding cake's going to be a piece of cake, right?
Have you had any ideas of what this wedding cake is going to look like?
-Do you want to draw me a picture of what you've envisaged?
Yeah. A bridge that will connect all the islands together...
-That was coming off.
And it would connect to the rest of the water
that would be, like, there.
I'm so glad I'm not making this cake!
Me too! This cake's going to be ridiculously complicated.
I think we can pass this one over to the cake maker.
We were wondering if you can make a cake for a wedding?
-'What sort of cake would you like?'
A very complicated cake!
She's not wrong, there!
The cake will be three different islands...
Like a bridge, connecting all of them together.
Ah, a bridge.
Each island would have a different flavour.
Coffee and walnut.
Vanilla sponge. Jamaican ginger cake.
What?! How many flavours?!
With a chilli frosting on top.
Oh, yes, of course. Chilli frosting.
Mum and Dad will be in a boat.
Is the woman still there?
-WOMAN ON PHONE:
Phew, I thought she might have hung up!
A waterfall coming down which connects to the sea...
Everyone still following at home?
There'll be a small thing that will say "good luck."
Oh, just a small thing, then?
That's pretty much the request, really.
-'How long have I got to do it in?'
-'Oh, that's brilliant!'
There's a little bit of panic in your voice, I can sense.
-'I'm up for a challenge.'
Yes! I can't believe it. I honestly can't believe it.
Neither can I, Naomi.
I think this might be the most complicated cake
we've ever had on Marrying Mum And Dad.
Let's hope the cake maker
was taking notes.
So that's wedding planning done.
Elvie and Louis have definitely rocked the boat with their ideas.
So does that mean there is a chance
we might not be able to get out on the wedding day?
There might be a chance.
They've reached new heights with the entertainment.
And they're certainly taking a leap of faith with the weather.
It is really, really cold.
What if it's like this on the wedding day?
But troubled waters are not going to
stop our plucky planners from pushing full steam ahead.
And with a quick trip to the beach,
Elvie has one final surprise planned.
Mum's going to be wearing this.
It's jet which we found on the beach.
But at home, the nerves are starting to set in.
So how are you feeling about the wedding, Daddy?
A little bit excited,
but at the same time a bit nervous,
not knowing what's going to happen.
What would you love your wedding to be?
I'd love it to be all twinkly
and, like, a winter wonderland.
Keep dreaming, Mum!
So that's the planning complete.
All that's left to do is hope for good weather.
Finally the day of the wedding has arrived.
And what do you know? The weather's looking great!
Also, Elvie and Louis' plans for a desert island hideaway
have been brought to life.
Wow, this looks awesome!
And it's an oasis of castaway calm.
Hello, Mr Seagull.
-How are you today?
I don't think he has a lot to say on the matter,
considering he's made of plastic.
While Elvie and Louis are putting down the finishing touches...
..Mum and Dad are being transformed into their fishermen outfits.
It feels like I'm in my skiing outfit.
It's definitely not a traditional wedding dress.
You're not wrong there, Mum.
Nothing remotely FISHY at all about this wedding.
I'm not doing something, like, with fire, am I?
Fireman or something?
That feels like a beret or something.
BERET luck next time, Mum!
Who knows where we'll end up once we're all aboard
the good ship Marrying Mum And Dad.
Shiver me timbers, I'm Captain Ed
and I'm here with my trusty sidekick!
That'll be me, then! Dressed as a fish finger.
Why do I get the crazy costume?
What do you think of the outfits?
They're really good.
Do you think we're going to be able to fool them with this fake reveal?
-Let's hope so.
We'll get in positions. You go and get Mum and Dad.
Can you look after my fish?
So Mum and Dad are about to find out what they're wearing -
for their fake reveal, anyway.
Remember, these outfits are all part of Elvie and Louis' cunning plan to
shipwreck them and cast them adrift on their very own desert island.
Do you have any ideas what you might be?
-Something to do with water?
-Shall we put you out of your misery?
-ED, NAOMI, ELVIE AND LOUIS:
-Three, two, one!
Open your eyes!
Can you guess the theme of this wedding?
-I think it's deep-sea fishing?
BOTH: Deep-sea fishing?
You are fishermen!
And that is how you will stay for the rest of the day.
-Nothing fishy about it.
NAOMI VOICEOVER: Oh, very subtle, Ed!
Mind you don't give the game away.
Garfield's not good on water. We didn't mention that.
We already know, Mum! Elvie's let us into the secret.
Is it just me, or do they seem quite happy about this theme?
Yeah, they do, don't they? They're warm, they're dry.
Got a shock coming their way, haven't they?
Yeah, they won't be so happy
-when they get out on the water, though.
-Dad gets seasick.
I'm not going to be standing next to him!
Come on, guys.
Your wedding transport awaits.
Best foot forward, Dad!
This way, you salty sea dogs!
All aboard the good ship Marrying Mum And Dad!
Let's hope he's brought his sea legs with him.
If not, he might be very sick.
There we go, Garfield! There we go! All set!
So it's anchors aweigh on this daring double bluff,
and what better way to pass the time than a good old sea shanty?
-# One, two, three, four, five
# Once I caught a fish finger alive... #
-Everyone seems in fine voice,
and this fake reveal is going swimmingly.
NAOMI VOICEOVER: Mum and Dad really do think
they're going to be married at sea.
And, you know what? I actually think they're enjoying it.
-# Which finger did it bite?
# This little fish finger on my right... #
NAOMI VOICEOVER: Oi! Less of the nibbling at me,
let's focus on how unbelievably tricked Mum and Dad are.
The day so far is just totally different to anything I imagined.
I never imagined I'd be wearing a sou'wester, welly boots.
I'm not really good on the water.
I think, by the end of day, there could be some vomit.
-Might need that bucket,
because it's time for double bluff phase two,
NAOMI VOICEOVER: And with a bit of TV trickery,
things are about to get rocky!
Look, the sea's getting really rough!
We should really head back to port!
No, we carry on sailing!
There's fish dead ahead, I can smell them!
-Oh, it's a bit choppy, though!
-Oh! Oh, no!
I don't want to be on the boat any more!
I don't want to be on the boat any more, either!
It's your wedding day!
-Quick, someone shout, "Abandon ship!"
Abandon ship! To the lifeboats!
Wedding planners, men with white beards
and giant novelty fish fingers first!
The shore's got to be around here somewhere?
With the magic of TV, our slightly soggy but otherwise unharmed
shipwrecked parents have survived.
Welcome ashore, Mum and Dad,
to this seemingly deserted island.
-We'll just ignore those dog walkers behind you, then.
Well, the good news is you will be having the rest of your wedding day
-here on dry land.
-But before you can get married...
..you have to take part in three special challenges.
-Oh, what have you got us into?
-Come this way!
-Challenge number one...
You've got to retrieve this treasure map,
but you're not allowed to use your fingers.
-How are you going to do it?
Where could you get some water?
NAOMI VOICEOVER: Where indeed, Ed? I wonder...
Mum and Dad are storming this.
That's their first bucket down.
Oh, Dad nearly is, too.
Bucket number two's going in.
Not bad. Only one more trip. Maybe one more trip, Mum!
I didn't mean literally a "trip"!
Are you all right?
That was a fall worthy of a slow-mo replay.
TRIPPING heck, Mum, be careful!
With one final bucket, that's the challenge done.
OK. What have we got here?
It's a map.
OK. You are here.
And we have to go round the palm tree, palm grove,
to find the treasure, which has got two rings!
It looks like we're making a journey into the interior of the island.
The interior, OK.
Nothing to fall over, I hope.
NAOMI VOICEOVER: Now Mum and Dad are officially cast away...
-It's time to reveal their real wedding outfits in front
of all their guests.
Right, are you ready to find out
-what your actual wedding outfits are?
On the count of three, you can open your eyes.
Three, two, one...
NAOMI VOICEOVER: Elvie and Louis' mega-planning has really paid off.
A double bluff big enough to rival any in Marrying Mum And Dad history.
But Elvie has one more special surprise for Mum.
We went beachcombing and we found a precious stone called jet.
Oh, thank you, it's beautiful.
Oh, and a well-earned cuddle from Dad, too.
So, guys, what do you think the theme is now?
I'm a shipwrecked, piratey type...
I'm not sure what you are...
-You're not a Viking!
Look, everybody, do they look like Vikings?
High-fives all round for our castaways.
It is now time for challenge two.
Mum and Dad aren't off the hook just yet.
To the interior of the island!
Elvie and Louis had a head for heights,
but how will Mum and Dad do?
One of them must climb the rope to reach a key hidden
in the coconuts at the top.
Who do you think should do the challenge?
I think it's definitely Dad.
You're going up, mate.
How are you with heights, Dad?
-It depends how high.
How about this height, Dad?
Fingers crossed your head for heights
is better than your sea stomach.
Looking great in your coconut helmet.
Go on, Garfield!
And he's off!
You'll be fine, Dad.
Just don't look down.
Go on, Dad!
Garfield's doing well so far, but he's still got a way to go.
Go on, Dad!
Finally, Dad's reached the coconuts.
Now all he has to do is...
-Find the key! Find the key! Find the key!
Drop the key.
He's done it! Key retrieved.
Now on to find the treasure.
X marks the spot.
-Come on, let's go.
-Challenge number three!
And back on the beach, X most definitely marks the spot.
Wherever could it be hiding?
-Looks like you'd better start shifting some sand
if you want to get married, Mum and Dad.
The final challenge stands between them and a wedding...
Finding a buried chest which
contains some very important treasure.
Put your back into it.
Yes! They've completed all three challenges
and found their buried treasure.
Oh! Jewellery! Look!
-Not just jewellery...
NAOMI VOICEOVER: Keep looking...
-Oh, my precious!
NAOMI VOICEOVER: Ed, stop it
with your Hollywood-style filmic voice-over.
Looks like we're having a wedding!
It's finally time to marry Mum and Dad
on their castaway island,
and the place looks the part.
Well done, guys.
Jane, please accept this ring with the love and sincerity
in which it is given.
From this day forward,
everything I am and everything I have
is ours to share.
It gives me great pleasure to declare
that you are now husband and wife.
-They've done it. Elvie and Louis' top-secret planning
and hard work have paid off.
NAOMI VOICEOVER: And it's an emotional time for Elvie.
-These guys are the happiest castaways in history.
Good work, everyone.
But now that they're married, time for some food.
NAOMI VOICEOVER: Fingers crossed that the complicated cake
has turned out as they planned.
-Wow! That's amazing!
And it's jam-packed with all of Elvie and Louis' ideas.
It's definitely one perfect DESSERT island.
LAUGHTER AND CHEERING
Does this meet with your approval?
NAOMI VOICEOVER: Let's hope it tastes as good as it looks.
Castaways are the hungriest people in the world.
Give us some cake!
-With everyone tucking in,
how's the day gone down with Mum and Dad?
We just can't believe everything that we've done today.
It's just been amazing.
There's been so much packed into a day,
and everything has been an absolute surprise.
And has it been everything our wedding planners have dreamed of?
This was our first wedding we've ever planned.
And we're brilliant wedding planners.
I'm so proud of everything that she's done.
I am very, very proud of her.
I thought our little girl has just knocked it out of the park.
I will remember today for ever.
Normal weddings are boring.
But our wedding was awesome.
Well, it's been an emotional day here on Castaway Island,
but Louis, Elvie, Mum and Dad,
it is now time to light this SOS beacon.
Let's see if we can summon some help.
With the beacon lit, finally, help is on the way
to get everyone back to civilisation.
Oh, what a brilliant day, Mrs Flop.
-Elvie and Louis organised a castaway wedding to remember.
Yeah, and we managed to attract the attention of some rescuers.
They sent a ship, all the wedding party are now safely on board,
so all that remains is for us to go and join them.
-Yeah. Good thing, too. It's getting a bit eerie, here, isn't it?
Wouldn't like to be stuck.
SHIP'S HORN BLASTS
Elvie! Louis! Don't leave us!
No, no! Stop!