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-From the depths of the earth...
..to the crests of the mountains...
My legs have gone weird.
..these crusading grooms must rise to the challenge.
..and just three weeks...
I love that girl, I love her.
..to plan a wedding worthy of their betrothed.
Oh, my God! What's he done?
He just took my dress!
These fair maidens are bound by contract to be legally wedded...
I hate it.
..but have no say in their big day.
Is it all just going to be last-minute and rubbish?
Where did he get green from?
Can these hapless heroes marshal their armies...
Just leave me to drown!
Do as your future mother-in-law tells you!
..and conquer all before them?
Get out of my pub!
Or will they be...
I'm not doing it.
Tonight, joker Lee...
..plans a fairytale winter wonderland wedding in August.
I want her to walk under the snow.
While all his bride Ellie wants is a small intimate day with no jokes.
If he were to do something to do with dwarves
or dressing me up as Snow White, I'd be like, "Oh, my God."
Will his wintry wonderland wow his bride...
..or will he just end up with a frosty reception?
I wouldn't be surprised if she cries...
26-year-old Lee first locked eyes on sales assistant Ellie
when he popped into her shop six months ago
and immediately knew she was the one.
When I met Ellie, it was just a complete life changer.
-I'd been in the shop probably about four, five times...
-More than that.
You'd come in four times for your phone.
He'd come in loads of times,
it was about twice a week for about five weeks.
He was kind of like running out of, like, steam
with all his excuses of why you were coming in.
I was getting up the courage of asking her out
but I didn't dare, I was like, "I don't know whether I should."
And then I noticed she had Snapchat.
Text her saying, "Do you have a boyfriend?"
Her exact words were, "No, I'm a single pringle."
So I was like, "OK."
Lee was determined to mingle with the single pringle
but on their first date all he felt was a tingle of fear.
He was trying to get closer
but I think he just daren't, like, strike out or do anything.
I was thinking, "Do I kiss on the first date?"
And I was like, "Do I, do I not?" And I was like, "Mm, I'm not sure."
-I think you were just scared of rejection, weren't you?
It was time to man up, so finally...
Ellie did just that.
I just kissed him.
# Dear future husband... #
It kind of broke the ice and we knew then that, yeah,
something would happen now.
So Ellie may have had to break the ice
but that was just the tip of the iceberg.
Just four weeks later, Lee popped the question.
I think if anybody else had turned around and said,
"Will you marry me?" after a month, I think I would've run.
But it was just right with Lee, I just couldn't have been happier.
I knew Ellie was the person for me.
She's got a heart of gold and she makes me happy.
And this couple aren't hanging around.
Today, six months after they first met,
there's a baby on the way too.
-We were both really excited, weren't we?
-We're well excited.
I couldn't explain the words because it was just an amazing feeling.
I'm not bothered either way if it's tall or small
because as long as baby's healthy, that's all that matters to me.
Lee may have captured Ellie's heart easily enough
but where Lee's dwarfism is concerned,
things aren't always so straightforward.
In the beginning when I did walk round with Lee,
it was a bit daunting because I could feel,
like, people staring and looking at us but he said to me,
"You know, I don't see it so don't let it bother you."
I've had it all my life so I'm used to being centre of attention.
My motto is to just not take life too serious.
I am who I am and I don't want to change for anyone.
Lee loves playing the joker
and isn't afraid to make fun of himself or his dwarfism.
I have a laugh with Ellie about my height, Ellie has a laugh with me.
I know how to make her laugh,
I also know how to annoy her to the point where I think,
"Nah, I've pushed the boat too far here now."
We'll go shopping and, like, I'll be looking at clothes or whatever
then he runs off, he's going, "Ellie, it's my cousin!"
And he's stood next to a massive garden gnome.
It's really embarrassing and I tell him, "No, you're not doing that."
So the man who loves to embarrass his bride
and whose humour knows no limit now has total control
over the biggest day in Ellie's life.
My ideal wedding would be, like, something small
and be more about me and Lee getting married
cos we love each other not, "I'm getting married,
"look at my big dress, look at my cake,
"look at this, look at that."
I want it more just us.
Ellie dreams of an intimate and low-key wedding
but what would be her nightmare?
If he were to do something really stupid.
Like something to do with, like, gnomes
or something to do with dwarfs
or, you know, dressing me up as Snow White or something silly.
It's just a bit of a joke, it's not really wedding-y, is it?
So Ellie's hoping for a wedding with no jokes,
no gnomes and nothing silly like a Snow White theme.
Right, so what's Lee got planned?
The theme is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
It's going to be based all around Ellie being Snow White.
It's going to be in a woodland and I'll be Ellie's Prince Charming
at the end of the aisle waiting for her.
Most girls would like their wedding to be a fairytale
but actually Ellie's IS going to be a fairytale.
I don't want it to be normal. I'm not normal.
I want it to be outrageous.
So, Lee wants an over-the-top fairytale theme,
all for the bride who just wants a low-key, relaxed affair.
If she don't like this, my life is ruined
because I'm going to pay for it for the rest of my life.
It's time for the couple to say goodbye.
It's going to be a stressful three weeks.
So, yeah. Yeah.
-You all right?
Leaving Ellie, who's four months pregnant, alone
is taking its toll on Lee.
-You'll be fine.
-Yeah, I know. Love you.
Love you too.
-Just don't mess up.
-I'm not going to mess up, don't worry.
Don't mess up.
MUSIC: Photograph by Ed Sheeran
They may have only been together for six months
but this lovestruck couple have hardly spent a day
without each other.
It feels weird, definitely feels weird.
Yeah, the three weeks is going to be interesting.
It's going to be stressful
but also just looking forward to it
because obviously it's going to be planning the day for Ellie.
While Ellie stays at home,
Lee will be living with his brother and best man Aaron.
-Hi, Lee. You all right?
-Yeah, not too bad.
So, the three weeks begins. Yeah.
I've got to deal with you for three weeks.
Yeah, you've got to deal with me for three weeks.
-I think we've probably got about ten things to plan.
I went on the internet the other day.
This is what you need to plan.
Don't know what that means but, yeah.
But, yeah, it'll be fine.
As Lee gets to grips with the practicalities
of actually planning a wedding...
-Hiya. Come in.
..back at home,
reality is also sinking in for Ellie and her mum, Tracy.
It's a bit weird he's not here. That's it now.
Off to plan the wedding.
Just hope that everything goes all right.
Yeah, I know.
I've never been one for, like, public displays or massive,
you know, look-at-me days or things like that,
I just wanted a little wedding.
What do you think he's going to do?
I've no idea but I think it's going to be funny.
I hope they don't get, like, carried away and...
I think they'll have fun.
Oh, yeah, I can guarantee that they'll have fun.
While Ellie still dreams of a low-key and sensible affair,
Lee's about to let his best man Aaron in
on his over-the-top fairytale plan.
-What do you want to do, then?
-The idea's Snow White.
-And the dwarfs?
Yeah. So, Ellie's obviously going to be Snow White.
Should go down well.
What are the sort of the details that
you're thinking about putting in?
We're hopefully going to do it in a woodland area
to re-enact the Snow White bit.
She'll obviously be met by dwarfs
and then she'll have a carpet with snow on it
and then when the ceremony's over,
we'll be met by a horse and a cart.
-Do you reckon we'll do it in three weeks?
I'm sure we can try and do it in three weeks.
-We've got to pull it off.
-It's a tall order for a short man.
It is a tall order for a short man but it is going to be achievable.
Aaron may have his doubts but Lee's feeling confident.
I tend to go full steam ahead.
Everything's always a challenge but I always overcome it.
For example, there's a mountain over there, I'm going to climb it
and I'm going to get over it.
But it's not a mountain Lee needs, it's an enchanted forest
and one he can turn into a winter wonderland in the middle of summer.
Would that work though, like, that amount of woods?
No. Really no, because I want quite a lot of woodland.
so I don't want it to be grass, two trees...
that's it. Don't want that.
-So you want it to be...
-..lots of wood.
Most of the venues that we've seen do not have that amount of woods.
-Let's look local. Let's go as close as possible.
-To try and have a look.
-Yeah, cos we don't want people travelling.
The boys start the search for a wood that's close to home
and big enough for 120 guests.
Lee's found a manor house just two miles away
that has a patch of trees that looked ideal online.
Looks quite nice, doesn't it?
-I'm Sean, I'm the owner. Nice to meet you.
But while it looked perfect on a screen,
in reality it doesn't.
This is just trees, innit, really?
My question is, could we turn that into a Snow White theme?
And there's another problem,
one that's foiled many a fairytale prince in days of yore -
It's too close to the road.
Yeah, that's going to get pretty annoying. Cars driving past.
It's not got the enchanted forest that I want.
I want to make that Snow White effect.
I want her to be Snow White.
It's noisy and there's a distinct lack of trees.
For Lee's fairytale wedding,
it's not so much enchanted wood more absolutely WOODN'T.
Think we need to go find literally a field with a forest,
we need a blank canvas.
We need to now go back to the drawing board and go,
"Right, we want a forest."
While the boys have to head further afield in search of
a more magical, magical forest...
Ellie just wants a venue that just has romance,
intimacy and privacy
and it doesn't get much better than Walton Hall,
a stately home set on its own private island.
-Right then, Ellie, so this is our private dining room
where you would have the wedding breakfast.
What kind of thing would you like the room to look like
-for your wedding breakfast?
-Just like this.
-I wouldn't want something garish and...
Just looks nice and clean and crisp
and I'd quite like to keep as traditional as I could.
I could just imagine me sat in one of these,
like, with my wedding dress on, just draped for photos and stuff
and just looking out.
It's perfect for the low-key, intimate wedding Ellie dreams of.
It's out of the way, it's just a private, little...
place on an island.
Well, if it's out of the way that Ellie wants,
then Lee may be on the right track.
He's driven 50 miles deep into the Yorkshire countryside
to Camp Katur, a luxury campsite with a proper forest
all set within a 250-acre secluded estate.
Now, basically the way I want to do it is to incorporate
-the Snow White theme here.
So, ideally red carpet down to the bottom with fake snow down the side.
Yeah, we can do anything like that if you just make us aware,
you know, in enough time.
Looking at that location there, that would probably be...
-Yeah, I'm definitely up for that.
It's going to be amazing.
It's perfect for Lee's fairytale dream.
Now he just needs to seal the deal
and get it in the £5,000 budget he's put aside for the venue.
-The barn is 3,000.
And the woodland ceremony area is 300.
You're looking at £2,400 for your buffet.
Based on 60 people, six grand.
-But we've got to double that.
Which is blowing your budget.
For the 120 guests Lee wants,
it could cost him his entire wedding budget.
It's a no-go and still without a venue,
Lee's woody dreams are starting to splinter.
No other venue that we've even considered,
even on the internet, none of them are coming up to what we need.
We have one more venue that we have as a potential for you.
And we will be so... Really relying on that last venue.
To try and salvage the fairytale dream, the boys head off to see
their third and final option, Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Have you got anything sort of like woodland areas?
The theme that it is... is Snow White.
-Ah, right, OK.
-Hence the reason behind the woodland thing.
# If you go down in the woods today
# You're sure of a big surprise... #
Sadly, there isn't an enchanted forest
but they do have an enchanted, erm, picnic area.
Still, it's ticking all Lee's fairytale boxes.
This is what I imagined.
-This is going to be her woody walkway, innit?
-That's what I've just said.
-I know, I'm taking the mick!
I've got the woodland.
Got the woodland, it's not too open, it's got the trees
-and it's enclosed.
This is just phenomenal.
We can turn it into a Snow White theme with props and stuff.
Yeah, it's going to take some work but, yeah, we could transform this.
Optimistic Lee can clearly see the potential in his clearing.
While Ellie's dream venue would need no work whatsoever.
It's magnificent, it's gorgeous.
It'd make it more about me and Lee cos it's out of the way,
secluded, do you know what I mean? It's going to be quiet. It'll be...
Think it'll be more romantic like that.
I just want, like, nice pictures, somewhere quiet
but still elegant, but not something that's over the top.
So, definitely not something that's over the top.
Back at the Sculpture Park, Lee's woody Snow White vision
is growing by the minute.
Are we able to put props up?
-What about a snow machine?
Would you allow that?
-Cos I want her to walk under the snow.
Snow White, snow machines
and SNOW way Lee's stopping there.
This will be her walkway so when she's arriving,
obviously we'll have little rabbits here, maybe have a deer there
and then literally rabbit, rabbit all the way down.
-Right, do you reckon 30 rabbits?
-We need a lot of rabbits.
20 owls, two deers?
It's not perfect and it's open to the public but it's got trees,
a bridge and the potential to become Lee's very own winter wonderland.
Time to talk money.
So, our usual wedding fee is 1,800 for the venue.
-And then any catering that you have on top of that.
With Lee hoping to invite everyone he knows,
that's an extra £3,000 for the food, making a grand total of...
If I was to offer 4,500 for the whole lot...
That's the lowest that we can go.
Lee agrees to pay £4,500 for a venue in the middle of a public park
for the bride who wants a low-key, private affair.
Not forgetting he'll also have to fork out even more cash
to transform it into a spectacular winter wonderland
fit for his fairytale wedding.
This is everything.
It's not a hotel, it's woodland.
It's everything that we need.
I can't wait to see Ellie walking down that aisle. She'll love it.
Meanwhile, in a land far, far away from Lee's muddy clearing,
Ellie's dreaming about her fairytale wedding night in a luxury
and very private honeymoon suite.
Wow. That's awesome.
It's awesome, this.
Oh, my God!
Can't believe you're gate-crashing my lovely four-poster bed.
-Not long and you're going to be Mrs Powell, bird!
-I know, I know.
Now he's found a venue, Lee's on a hunt for the other crucial element
of his dream - the seven dwarfs.
I'm a dwarf, I'm trying to do a Snow White theme
but it's not a mimic, so I'm not taking the mick out of it at all.
It's literally that's the theme I'm wanting to do.
But after speaking to friends who are also dwarfs
to ask them to take part...
..it's now got Lee worried his Snow White theme
could potentially offend people within the dwarfism community...
..and his dream of a perfect fairytale could be in doubt.
They mentioned that they weren't really keen on the idea
cos it could be taken in a disrespectful way.
We don't want people thinking it's a mick-take
cos obviously I'm a dwarf and I don't want that taken the wrong way.
Distraught at the thought his wedding would offend anyone,
Lee is having to consider cancelling the whole idea.
The theme is good.
It's a fairytale wedding.
That's the whole point of it.
It's not to take the mick.
We both need to sit down tonight
and tomorrow to work out what we're going to do.
-You've got to stick with your theme.
But need to change it slightly.
But you need to do it so other people are comfortable
-with watching it.
It has thrown the wedding plans out
because that's what I would like, the Snow White theme,
it needs obviously, it needs to be...
We're not there to upset anyone.
After a night of soul searching,
Aaron has helped Lee make a decision about his theme.
It's not a joke.
It's showing my love to Ellie in my own simple way,
Snow White and the dwarfs cos she is my Snow White, she's my queen.
Determined to go with his theme
and use the day to celebrate dwarfism,
Lee's heading to a specialist agent to see if he can hire actors
to play the seven dwarfs on the big day.
-Hiya, I'm Lee.
-Hi, Lee. I'm Darren.
Still concerned his theme could cause offence,
Lee wants to talk face-to-face with the agent
before moving forward with his idea.
When we were looking into, like, obviously doing
the Snow White theme, there was unfortunately something mentioned
that people will see it as a gimmick and if it was a gimmick,
-I wouldn't even entertain it.
I want to do this kind of thing to show that dwarfs are normal people
to the guests, to the public, etc.
-To show that we can, we do live normal lives.
Oh, I'm sure it won't be a gimmick because if the people
and your guests know you and know you well,
-they know that it's not going to be a gimmick.
-They'll understand what it's being done for.
What exactly do you want us to do?
Basically, when she arrives,
she'll arrive on a horse and carriage
and they'll meet her at the horse and carriage
and then walk through the woods and then
when they're at the ceremony, just to stand behind us
and then basically that's all they're literally required to do.
-So I'm looking to hire seven.
-So the price, really.
-The price will be £1,600.
-So it'll be like 225 per person.
-Got a deal.
-So you happy with that?
-Yeah, I'm happy.
So Lee hires seven actors to play the seven dwarfs for £1,600.
It's taken a huge chunk out of his budget
but Lee's ambitious plans are back on track.
A few miles up the road,
Ellie's with her bridesmaids for a bit of pampering
and thinking about how she'd like her low-key day to be.
I just want it to look like a wedding.
I want him to act like it's a wedding.
If he sees something which he thinks is absolutely amazing,
he will just still go ahead with it and be like,
-"Oh, my God, that's amazing." And he'll just do it.
And then he'll think after, "What have I done?"
I just want it to be romantic, I want her crying,
I want you crying, I want everybody all emotional...
Oh, you will, yeah.
There may be crying all right cos Ellie's intimate wedding
may be about to disappear under a blanket of snow.
Lee's come to a company more used to working on blockbuster movies
than budget weddings to transform his summer ceremony
into a snowy spectacular.
So when you're ready, turn around.
..fake snow to transform the summer woodland
into a magical winter grotto.
This would be where she's going to be walking through now, right?
And it looks like it's been shovelled for her.
-What do you think?
Next, real snow balls in place of confetti.
Oh, it's brilliant.
There are snow blowers to create a romantic snow storm.
Cos look down there, look, it looks like it's actually snowing.
And there's even a spectacular ice cave,
perfect for those wintry wedding pics.
We can put a shimmer on them so we can put some ice sparkle on them
so it can look glittery if you've got lights.
I think this is the difference between having a woodland area
and having an absolute magical...
This is amazing!
The boys are blown away by the wintry possibilities
but what about the budget?
Time to talk cold, hard cash.
If we were to have every single thing,
-excluding the real snow...
-..what price would we be looking at?
If you wanted everything that you saw today,
you're going to be looking between sort of £10,000 to £12,000.
So what's your budget for this, then?
1,500 for the max.
Well, I think we're at the point now where, you know,
you're going to have to seriously think about the look that you want.
Desperate to keep the dream alive, Lee has to scale down his plans.
-You want the area frosted.
-OK. A snow blower.
The falling snow to cover... Shall we just go with one of them?
One of them.
-and the two machines.
-OK. We will do our very best.
Lee's agreed 1,700 for a massively scaled-down version
of what he's just seen.
Still, at least he'll have a few flakes and you never know,
it might snow for real in the middle of August.
She won't be able to provide as much
but she'll make sure the area's covered, make the area look cold
so I need to look at our budget now, it's getting tight.
While Lee's having to cut back,
Ellie's still worried about just how far her man will go.
He plays the class clown, like, to make everybody laugh
but I wouldn't want that to be part of our wedding, like,
him hidden behind a garden gnome or something at the end of the aisle.
I don't think it will.
I hope not, I just hope there's not, like, a stupid theme
that runs throughout, do you know what I mean?
Oh, don't worry.
There's no stupid themes here,
just a groom determined to fill his enchanted woodland wedding
with fake snow, seven dwarfs
and now some essential fairytale themed extras.
Like a kid in the sweet shop.
-When he walks in, he wants a certain...
-Oh, a big archway.
Yeah, like a massive arch.
If you just come down here, this thing comes together
and creates one big arch.
That would look good.
Yeah, that would look good and that's where we'd do our vows.
Along with an icy arch for the couple to say their vows under,
this place has everything Lee needs for a fairytale wedding...
and plastic lions.
-That, two reindeers...
-The door. The mirror.
Now Lee just needs to agree a price to secure his Snow White setting.
-That, delivering and installation would be 1,975.
I don't know what budget you've got.
I've got literally 800 quid.
If you could do it all between 700 and 800, you've got a deal.
I can't do all that for 700.
Staffing wise, setting it all up, taking vans out
and everything like that.
To get to the budget that you want, you will have to drop some items.
Once more, Lee's discovered that his ambitious idea
comes with a price tag to match.
He's going to have to compromise on his vision again.
Right, OK, I need the backdrops.
That's one thing you'd need.
-I need the arch.
-You need that to do what you're doing.
-And the mirror.
You'd be looking at about £1,000, discounted.
Lee stretches his budget to breaking point,
whittles down his wish list and finally agrees a price of £1,000.
He's determined to make his theme work but the stress of having
to constantly cut back is taking its toll.
How do you feel, mate?
Upset because obviously I can't do everything that I want to do.
We'll pull it off.
With less than two weeks to go, Lee's spent half his budget
on seven dwarfs, a snowy woodland and plastic props for the ceremony.
The thing is all Ellie really cares about is how she'll look
in the dress that he's not yet bought.
I think the most important for me with the dress is it fits
and I don't look like a big, fat, pregnant heifer
and I look nice and I'll look girlie for a day
because I don't tend to look very girlie that often.
Are you worried if they'll take it seriously or not
when choosing the dress?
Them two haven't got a clue
about anything to do with female fashion or dresses.
That's the problem I'm at, like, in my head
that he's not got a clue on how big I actually am
so he'll probably just pick something up and go,
"Yeah, that's about Ellie's size."
The boys may not have a clue about fashion
but they know exactly what's at stake if they get the dress wrong.
-Get the wedding dress secured today.
If we don't get this wedding dress right...
-It's game over.
Getting the dress right is a serious business
so they've come to a bridal outlet in Castleford
with thousands of dresses to choose from.
-Hello, nice to meet you.
-And you. We're here for a dress.
-Here for a wedding dress?
But finding a dress fit for a fairytale princess
and a pregnant princess at that is a daunting task.
-There's a lot of dresses.
-There's so many different styles.
Who would think dress shopping could be so hard?
# I wish I were a princess... #
Well, it was never going to be easy.
Ellie's desperate for a dress that fits her taste
and her growing baby bump.
-Hello and welcome to Bubbly Brides Boutique.
She's brought mum Tracy and her bridesmaids to find the dress
she would choose if she was in charge.
I'm wanting something that's not too, like, puffy
but, you know, that's...
-So nobody can see my bump.
Yeah, I just don't like the ones that are like a corset
-and then it just kind of goes boing!
-Well, we don't have any like that.
-No, I don't like those ones at all.
Right, so nothing that goes in and then out.
-Have you got anything that goes in...
-..and then out?
This is princess cut so it's very tight here on the bodice
and then very full at the bottom.
Ellie wants an elegant dress she feels comfortable in
while pregnant but Lee?
Well, Lee wants to dress her up as Snow White unsurprisingly
and he's confident he knows the style that would fit not just his theme
but also his bride.
Have you ever seen Ellie in a dress?
-Not in a wedding dress, no.
-But any sort of dress.
-Like, what style does she go with?
-She goes plain.
-I quite like lace, I don't like no...
-Plain, you like...
Do you like any bling or do you just prefer the lace?
Maybe a little bit but I do like the lace
-and, like, the flowery lace a bit...
While Ellie looks for a gown with lots of bits on it,
Lee's looking for something with next to nothing on it.
-Do you like the plainness?
-I'm liking the plainness.
-You like no detail at all?
-That's beautiful, Lee.
-That is beautiful.
-It's nice, isn't it?
While Lee loves the simplicity,
Ellie's found a dress with just the right amount of detail
and for Ellie the right amount is loads.
-Ooh, I like that.
-I like that.
-That is beautiful.
-Yeah, it's really lovely.
That's really nice.
She's fallen for a flowing vintage style gown covered in lace detail,
perfect for hiding her baby bump
and making her feel comfortable on the big day.
Don't feel frumpy or fat anywhere on this dress.
-Now, that's a princess dress.
But not quite the princess dress Lee's got in mind.
He might have picked a gown without a touch of bling or lace
but it turns out he's got one or two little details to add himself.
How are you thinking of incorporating the red and blue,
-putting it on?
-Just on top of her shoulders.
To transform Ellie completely into his classic fairytale Snow White,
Lee's giving her wedding dress a touch of colour.
-What do you think?
-I think we're getting there, Lee.
Yeah, I'm liking that.
I'm getting butterflies in my stomach cos I'm that excited.
I think she's going to love it.
Let's hope it doesn't leave Ellie feeling red, white and blue.
Meanwhile, the thought that she may not get her dream dress
has all got too much for the bride-to-be.
Never thought I'd be crying over a chuffing dress.
But that's cos I only get to wear it once.
We can all see how horrendous it's going to be if he gets it so wrong.
But Lee's sold on his Snow White ensemble - almost.
Because once again, he's feeling the wedding pinch in his wallet.
-So, what's the price, all that in?
-The total price should be £1,105.
-Obviously I'm trying to bargain.
Playing hardball with the one thing Ellie cares about the most?
-We've got to squeeze you a little bit up from 800.
-Let's meet him halfway.
-You've got a deal.
So Lee parts with over £800 for the dress.
Now he's just wishing it's money well spent.
I just hope, hope I don't get a phone call to say,
"Lee, she friggin' hates the dress.
She don't like the dress then that's going to be a heartbreaker.
It's the final week of planning
but for now, the wedding will have to take a back seat.
All rules are set aside so the bride and groom can both attend
a crucial scan of their unborn baby.
We're off to the baby scan where I'll meet Ellie
and we find out what baby we're having.
I'm really excited. I just want to know what it is.
It's more I want to know if it's a girl or a boy
and I want to know if it's got the same condition as Lee.
Me and Ellie aren't fussed either way if it's got dwarfism
or if it hasn't, as long as the baby is fit and healthy
but we are going to find out hopefully today
if it has got my condition or not.
Lee and Ellie haven't seen each other for over two weeks.
Let's see what we've got here.
-Ah, yeah, he's there.
-I think that is pretty obvious.
So, will you be able to tell today
if it's an average height baby or...?
Well, we'll be able to see if the long bones are growing correctly
which is most, most important, yeah.
And so far they all are.
I'm just ringing to let you know
that you've got a grandson on the way.
I thought you might be happy with that.
-It's emotional to even talk about it.
Obviously we just found out we're having a baby.
We knew we were having a baby, sorry,
we found out that we're having a baby boy.
Yes, and we're naming it Tobias.
I think, obviously, with what's going on...
Because of the stress of obviously planning the wedding,
this is a massive day for us both, to find out we're having...
Yeah. Well happy.
Yeah, let's go. Let's get this wedding planned.
There's been no discussion of the wedding
and finding out that Ellie and their baby is safe has Lee
more determined than ever to give her a truly magical day.
In the meantime,
Ellie's about to get her first taste of Lee's planning skills.
It's time for the hen do.
So we're going to Normanton, Wakefield or Leeds.
Thank God we've passed bingo!
I can't believe he's brought me to chuffing bingo!
He'll have done it to wind me up.
Cos that's his sense of humour, to wind me up.
This is so embarrassing.
Lee's missed the jackpot and organised a night of chuffing bingo.
Unlucky for some.
On a scale of one to ten, ten being very happy...
If there were a minus, it would be a minus right now.
Hey, don't knock bingo! Bingo's awesome.
Lee might not have thrown in any surprises to spice the night up,
but the staff at the bingo hall have come to the hens' rescue.
Oh, my God!
APPLAUSE DROWNS SPEECH
Despite the game efforts of the bingo boys,
Ellie's not impressed.
..somebody said that he thought that I really enjoyed bingo.
Never been to bingo in my life, so I don't know where he's got that from!
Do you know what? I'd have been happy if he'd given me money
and I'd just played on the slot machines all night.
It means that he's done whatever he wanted cos
he hasn't got a clue what I want, clearly.
With only £2,000 left and a few days to go,
Lee finally gets round to sorting some actual wedding basics.
First, the flowers...
-The woodland theme.
-You're looking at 760.
525, you've got a deal.
..the bridesmaids' dresses...
This dress is less than the other ones
and it's coming up at 575 for six.
All right, we'll do a deal.
-..and the rings.
-Today we'll be happy to do both of them for 650.
With two days left before the wedding,
the very last penny of the budget is spent, leaving Lee with nothing.
It's the day before the wedding.
The bride-to-be is about to see her dress for the very first time.
Mum and bridesmaid Amy have come along for moral support.
But Ellie's first reaction doesn't bode well.
I've been here before.
I think I tried near enough every dress on in the shop.
I was in here about three hours and I couldn't find a dress I liked,
so I'm very nervous now.
I just hope I don't look like a sack of spuds in it,
and you can see all the lumps and bumps and I'll look horrible in it.
I hope it's something that hides all sins.
Pregnant Ellie dreamed of a lacy dress in a vintage style
that she'd feel comfortable in on her big day.
If it's very plain, like a slim-fitting sort of plain dress...
I'd hate something like that.
It's not going to feel as special.
-Are you ready?
-Start your fitting.
-OK, do you want to come this way?
-This is the most important bit for everybody.
Everybody's going to have eyes on her.
I weren't this nervous trying my own flipping wedding dress on!
Right, just this way.
-Yeah. Just do it.
What do you think?
It's just very, very plain and boring.
It's almost as if it's that plain and boring, he's probably run
out of money and that's the cheapest dress that he's picked.
Well, we aren't hearing owt.
I don't know, it could be quiet shock, quiet...
I hope it's not upset quiet.
It just looks like net curtains. It looks like granny knitting.
Well, it doesn't look like granny knitting when it's on.
You don't look happy.
-It does look nice.
-It does look really nice.
That bit's annoying me
because it's just making it stick out over my bump.
It makes me feel and look fatter than I actually am.
-I just feel like a big, puffy marshmallow.
-But is it comfy?
-You look like a princess.
-I don't feel like one.
Lee's choice of dress for his fairytale princess has backfired.
Is there anything else to go with it?
Has he left anything?
There is a few items that Lee has requested.
-I'll bring them out for you now.
This could change the total look of it. Be optimistic, please.
Will Lee's Snow White-inspired extras do anything to transform
the dress into something Ellie will feel comfortable wearing?
I can't even see the blue.
Oh, my God.
There's a twist, isn't there?
What has he done?!
That's changed it.
What a twat!
-hell! I can't move my arms.
I'll loosen that off for you, darling.
As she gets to see the full effect in the mirror, mirror on the wall...
-Oh, look at that face now!
-He's a good 'un, isn't he?
..it seems that Lee's unusual choice of extras has given Ellie's dress
the wow-factor she needed.
I like the fact that it's got colour on it - it's not just a boring,
plain dress. And he's remembered the one thing that I wanted - the veil.
And the bouquet's awesome!
But it's left the rest of the bridal party suspecting Lee's
wedding could be a far cry from the traditional day Ellie was hoping for.
Oh, my God. What tomorrow is going to bring, I've no idea.
After three weeks of planning
and every penny of his £12,000 budget spent,
the gamble of his fairytale wedding theme is weighing heavily on Lee.
Budget's run dry, which has obviously upset me
cos I want to make sure that Ellie has the best day.
It's getting emotional cos obviously I've done
so much through three weeks, and just hope that she loves it.
Obviously so much effort has gone into it.
£11,650 has been spent on Ellie,
350 quid on myself.
The most important thing is seeing her...
with that smile on her face.
Hopefully she'll have a smile on her face.
It's the morning of the wedding.
Lee has just a few hours to transform his picnic area into a woody
winter wonderland fit for his Snow White.
-I want the mirror on the corner.
-Up the top there?
-Up the top.
When I say, "Mirror, mirror on the wall,
"who's the fairest of them all," is that the one?
-Something like that!
Everyone's got to be working hard now.
If we fall behind schedule, there could be trouble.
So we need to be ahead of schedule, not behind.
In fact, he's so concerned about his schedule he's even
sent his bride her own timetable for the day.
Read it, then.
"It's your wedding day where you're marrying your dwarf lover."
Make-up's at 11.30.
1.30 to 2.30, get dressed.
Oh, he's given me an hour to get dressed.
But his budget-busting theme means he's had to make some compromises.
"Bridesmaids will leave via taxi.
"Unfortunately, they need to pay for the taxi."
That's 40 quid between us.
News that the bridesmaids will be leaving before the bride
and paying for it themselves has left them
looking as sour as a punnet of poisoned apples.
40 quid in a taxi...
It just makes you think what he's actually planned...
We're not happy leaving 15 minutes before you're due to leave.
Bridesmaids don't do that.
Bridesmaids leave after you, so he's got no chance.
He's worked so hard for three weeks.
I don't know what he's doing but if anything goes wrong because people
-are being stubborn, it might
-my wedding up and I ain't having it.
Bridesmaids don't leave the bride at the important part.
I'm not having any arguments. You're going when he tells you to.
Back at the wedding venue, Lee is getting busy with the snow machine
in an effort to transform his August picnic area into a winter wonderland.
And he's hoping that Ellie turns up as Snow White and not the Ice Queen.
I basically want Ellie to feel part of the fairytale.
She hates being centre of attention,
but I want her to be today cos it's her day
and I want her to realise how much effort I've put into this.
I wouldn't be surprised if she cries.
And Lee won't be waiting long to find out...
..as Ellie's transformation to Snow White is complete.
-He's done a good job, hasn't he?
-He's done a great job.
Nice set of, erm...
-We always knew we were going to do that.
-It's not Ellie if...
The girls have to be out.
As the bridesmaids head off to the wedding in their own cab...
..Ellie's met by her luxury transport.
Well, it's the same as Lee's car, which Ellie hates.
And it's not big. In fact, it's literally Mini!
Look what it is.
-How are you going to get in that?!
-I don't know.
-Am I getting wedged in this side, then?
-It looks like it.
I'll try and, erm...
I don't know if there's going to be room for you in here, Dad. Oh, God!
Stuff me dress in.
It's not that bad.
-It's not that bad?
You won't be saying that when I throw up all inside this Mini.
I can't believe he's wedged me in a massive dress in a chuffing Mini!
At the venue, Lee's transformed himself into Prince Charming.
But there's a slight problem with his princely transport.
It's a massive horse. Am I a little nervous? Yeah.
I think I'll be even more nervous when I get on my horse.
Just lift your leg up there, Lee, if you will. Sit back, sit up straight.
Problem is I can't...
-I think it's towards Barnsley.
-No, I'm not convinced yet.
I'm trying to think what's in chuffing Barnsley.
Lee arrives, met by his guests
and hundreds of curious members of the public.
He definitely made an entrance, coming in on that horse.
But I don't know what to expect - he's wearing a cape.
-I don't have a clue.
-Ellie's going to arrive in a horse and carriage.
She'll basically arrive up here. It will come up in about...
Should be about ten minutes.
Obviously, as Snow White arrives, if you could all be like,
"Oh, my God, it's Snow White."
Obviously make a fuss, right? Good luck!
With Prince Charming and the Seven Dwarfs all in place,
the only thing missing is Snow White.
And she's about to realise she's not getting the small,
intimate manor house affair she dreamed of.
-It's Yorkshire Sculpture Park up ahead.
-Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
-Oh, my God!
-Still got your shoes and things?
This is awesome.
At least I might fit better in this. Hee-hee!
Pull, pull, pull. Argh!
Ooh! This is loads better than that Mini.
Don't know where I'm going now. Don't even know where I am.
-Oh, my God!
Lee clearly didn't think this through, did he?
So, the bride who didn't want to be the centre of attention on her
wedding day arrives in a see-through carriage dressed as a fairytale
princess, gawked at by hundreds of total strangers.
-Look at all those people!
-Loads of people!
And when she sees her seven special ushers...
-the penny finally drops about Lee's theme.
-Oh, my God!
-Is there seven dwarfs there?
The seven dwarfs!
The seven dwarfs are waving at me!
Where's my dwarf? Where's my dwarf? Where's he gone?
Here we go, come on.
LAUGHTER AND CHEERING
As the snow magically begins to fall on a hot August afternoon...
Leave my hair alone!
..the seven dwarfs lead Snow White to the edge
of the Enchanted Forest the groom has created.
-You've got to say it!
-You've got to say it, what do you say?
What do you say?
I don't know!
I don't know what I'm to say! I don't!
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?
After three weeks, seven dwarfs and thousands of flakes of fake snow,
Lee's winter woodland transformation is complete.
Oh, my God! It's snow!
I'm so excited!
I just want to see him now.
Finally, Snow White can marry her Prince Charming.
DRAMATIC FAIRYTALE MUSIC
ELLIE LAUGHS AND SOBS
The dress fitted! Good job!
Oh, you look so cute.
Lee, please take Ellie's hands.
I, Lee, take you to be my lawfully wedded wife.
I, Lee, take you to be my lawful... Lawful what?
-Lawful wedded wife!
-I will love...
-I will love...
-..comfort and care for you...
-..comfort and care for you...
-..in whatever life brings.
-..in whatever life brings.
Go and give that to Uncle Lee. Give 'em to Uncle Lee.
Danielle, I give you this ring as a lasting reminder
-of the promises we have made today.
-Of the promises we have made today.
I'm now pleased to announce you husband and wife.
Lee, you can kiss the bride.
-SHE LAUGHS AND SOBS
What were with the Mini?
-I had to get you here somehow!
-Could you get in it?
-Oh, don't worry. It could have been worse.
-You did well.
-You got me to cry. It worked.
He's outdone every girl's fairytale dream. He's done really good.
And she's happy. You can see she's happy.
It is a fairytale, isn't it?
It is... It really is a fairytale! I wasn't expecting the snow though.
No, I wasn't expecting the snow.
-It's only August.
-In hot weather! Yeah!
-Very happy. You did well, didn't you?
And there was like, the dwarfs and the bridesmaids there,
I thought that was awesome.
-Why did I choose that theme?
-Let me guess.
-Is it because I've got black hair and I wear red lipstick?
-No, it wasn't!
No, it was just to show you... Obviously, I'm not dressed as one
-of the dwarfs, I'm a prince...
-No, You are my Prince Charming. Yes, I understand that.
-Seriously, just like, to show my love to you, really.
-And show you how much you mean and do it in my own special way.
-I love you.
-I love you.
So Lee's Snow White theme has made Ellie feel all warm inside.
But things could turn frosty if she doesn't think his wintry reception
is the fairest of them all.
Wow! This is awesome.
It's like a winter wonderland.
Look, I've got an enchanted mirror!
-You walked straight past!
There's a mistake, it's got brown hair on it. He's a ginge.
-So, what do you think?
-The boy did good.
-Yeah, it's lovely.
-Do you like the...wintry feeling?
-The Snow-Whitey feeling?
-I love you, I love you.
Give a round of applause
for the bride and groom Lee and Ellie, everybody!
Everything's been perfect. Not a single complaint.
He's done brilliant.
Amazing. He's definitely...
He's done me proud. I think he's definitely done Ellie proud.
Ellie never cries. Come on, she's cried three times today!
It's not hormones, she's happy. Very happy.
If I had to sum it up, it's been hard, emotional,
but it's been very... It's been so worth it.
Such good fun. It's brought us together and I've enjoyed it.
I couldn't be prouder. I honestly could not be prouder of you.
Well done. You've done it.
Your brother's a married man, now you need to get your act together.
Phhht. I'm not getting married.
But how has the bride who wanted a small, private wedding coped
with her very public ceremony and a day dressed as Snow White?
I just didn't even know what to expect.
-Because it could have been anything, with him.
-What did you enjoy the most?
Seeing you in your little outfit, with your little cape!
You just looked so cute, it just kind of got me going.
And I actually cried!
I just wanted to show you how much I loved you, really.
-Well, you did a very good job of doing that, then.
-You've made my life complete, Ellie.
-I love you.
A few days later, the couple made their fairytale marriage official.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven!
Next time, Jack-the-Lad, Tommy, dreams of a wet and wild water skiing wedding.
I. Think. You're. Crazy. Dad.
While all his bride-to-be Hannah wants is a relaxed day when she'll look her best.
I've got really high expectations.
-Can this man...
-What is the cheapest dress you've got?
-..give this woman...
-I hate it.
..the wedding of her dreams?
-That's how you do it, Tommy!
-Oh, oh, God!
Or will it all be a total wash-out?
Are you sure you want to marry this girl, Tommy?
I don't know if I want to marry her now.
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