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Hollie and James are in love.
-They're planning a wedding, but Hollie's got a bit carried away.
-I think I've become a bridezilla.
I would like this. I don't care how much it costs.
But James does.
They've just bought a house and don't have a penny to spare.
I'd give her anything but you're going to have to lower your expectations a little bit.
-We can't afford it.
-So we're giving them £12,000 towards their big day
and a chance for James to prove himself to the woman he loves.
But there's a catch. Every single decision between now and the wedding must be made by James alone.
James will never in a million years ever fulfil her expectations for this wedding.
James and Hollie have agreed in the presence of a lawyer.
There can be no contact whatsoever.
And the bride will know absolutely nothing until the big day.
Three weeks apart will push their relationship to the limit.
That's BLEEP where we've just been.
So will James find the perfect venue?
I think he's tempted to have his wedding in a nightclub.
Get the dress right.
-And will there even be a wedding?
We've had a bit of a problem with the office.
It's had to shut so we've found a different venue.
Can this man give his bride a day she will never forget?
If he gets it right,
props for life.
If he doesn't, he's in trouble.
Tomorrow, Hollie will be moving out
and James will have just three weeks to pull off this wedding.
No mean feat when his future wife is used to being in control.
I'm the boss. I am the boss.
If she doesn't like it, we're not doing it.
Even as a child, Hollie had to have things her own way.
She'd only be two, three years old at the most.
We spent a lot of time making her bedroom really pretty and this one
day I went up and she's just sat there, peeling the wallpaper off.
Told me she didn't like it.
Ever since James proposed six months ago, Hollie's been planning her dream day in meticulous detail.
I do know exactly what I want for my wedding.
It's very fine-tuned in my head, definitely.
But it's not what's in her head that matters.
For the next three weeks, James will be taking control of her dream day and her future happiness.
I found the person I want to marry and, you know,
if this is the way of being with that person and getting married to that person then I'd do it.
She will always look over your shoulder to check that you're doing something right.
This is a brilliant way to show her that, you know, I can do it
and it doesn't necessarily have to be done her way for it to be right.
The biggest day of Hollie's life is now in James' hands.
-Love you too.
The next time they see each other will be at the altar.
With Hollie out of the way, James heads straight for his wedding-planning HQ.
# Batman... #
This is the Batcave.
All my stuff from university, from places I've lived and stuff
is down here cos it doesn't look right in the living room.
My guitar, CDs, books.
Hollie doesn't like mess, so all the mess is down here.
26-year-old James dreams of becoming a teacher but currently works as a builder.
He can't afford to go a penny over budget, so Hollie's grand ideas go straight in the bin.
Fortunately for James, his best man Paul is a bank manager.
-All right, mate.
Got a few problems.
Why on earth I would want to help James organise Hollie's wedding...
it's not James and Hollie's...
this is Hollie's wedding.
I don't want to be a part of that.
I'm working on damage limitation, beforehand.
Hollie, it's not my fault.
If anything goes wrong, it's not me, it's James.
Hollie's moved back in with her parents just outside Doncaster.
For the next three weeks, she'll be relying on her chief bridesmaid, Kim.
Kim was born with Bell's Palsy and has known Hollie since they were both three.
Hiya. You all right?
Hollie knows what she wants and she usually gets it.
Hollie might know what she wants, but does James?
His first and most difficult task is to find the wedding dress.
It won't be easy and not just because she's used to getting her own way.
She used to be a bit heavier than she is now. About three stone heavier.
And she still sees herself as a bigger sort of girl.
-A larger lady.
-A larger lady.
I love her curves and everything, so it's just about showing off those
without making her feel self-conscious and, you know, make her feel beautiful.
The boys aren't the only ones looking at dresses.
Kim's taking Hollie window shopping but she can only try and not buy.
Have you anything in particular in mind?
I'm very particular.
My perfect wedding dress is the one that Audrey Hepburn wore in a film called Sabrina.
Right. Say no more.
-I mean, I don't mind if that's to the floor, you know, rather than up slightly.
Have you got anything like that?
Unlikely. Only one was ever made and it's in the Givenchy archives in Paris.
James can't afford to shop in Paris.
Never been in anything like this before.
Right. I've brought a photo.
Right. There we go.
This is what we're dealing with.
Beautiful. And what are your thoughts?
Classy but a little bit of sexiness there, as well.
He'd prefer to see me in something fitted, something to show off
how much weight I've lost, but I would not be comfortable in something like that at all
and I think, if he was to get me something like that, I would be very, very uncomfortable.
I mean, my idea of a wedding dress, anyway, is very princess-style.
It's not something fitted and slinky.
Hollie's found Doncaster's answer to her Audrey Hepburn dress.
It's got lots of drama and it's certainly not slinky.
Oh, that's stunning, as well.
-Oh, that makes...
-Oh, Hollie, that looks gorgeous.
You're moving very freely in it, as well.
I am regretting handing over the choosing of the dress to James
because he's not going to pick anything like this.
I know full well he won't pick anything like this.
He'll more likely go for something like that one.
-In fact, a figure-hugging dress is exactly what's caught James' eye.
So this, I think, would show off Hollie's figure beautiful.
It's extremely flattering.
It just draws your attention to the hourglass look which,
-from what I've seen in the photograph, she's got the hourglass figure.
But it's her hourglass figure that Hollie hates.
And nothing bridesmaid Kim says will convince her otherwise.
What is so wrong with that? It's amazing.
It's a pretty dress but it's not me.
It's too clingy.
-It is gorgeous.
-I mean, look at the size of my stomach in this one.
No, no, I don't like it at all.
in that dress.
'It would be something that she would probably dare not choose.'
But then again, she does look good in them, I think, so it's like, you know...
You've got to feel comfortable, that's the thing.
You have got to feel comfortable.
-I don't feel comfortable.
-Not her choice, though.
No. It's not her choice, is it? No.
-And it's not just the fit she hates.
No. I don't like it at all.
I think it looks lovely with your skin tone. Gold.
Think it looks really nice.
James must be reading Kim's mind.
In the next shop, he also finds himself going for gold.
You say she's got a lovely complexion.
I'd play it safe and go with white or ivory.
But she wouldn't expect that, would she? But it would work.
-What colour is that to you? He's colour blind, right?
So what colour's that to you?
-What does it look like?
-I don't know, to be honest.
-Does it look like...
-Tell me what you think it is.
It's like a gold.
-Right. OK. I don't like it.
-Does it look green or something, to you?
No, not really. I just don't like it.
Is there certain colours you can't have with that sort of...?
No, it's a very neutral colour.
It's a very soft colour.
Chocolate browns and golds and oranges.
I don't know. Don't look at me like that. How much is the dress?
This dress is 850.
Paul's still not convinced, but it's under a grand, so the price is right for James.
I'll take that dress today.
Right. It's a big commitment.
Nailed it. Got a dress.
I think he's maybe playing with fire.
Paul thinks it's a risk, basically, cos of the colour...
cos he thinks she'll look at it, see it's not white and then hate it.
Well, it's too late now, James.
Hollie, dad George and mum Lorraine are Catholic and go to Sunday mass
at their parish church, St Peter-in-Chains, every week.
It's very important for me to get married here.
I'd definitely feel that if I wasn't married in my church then,
I don't know, I don't think it would feel as special, quite as right.
The problem is, James isn't Catholic and he's getting married in under three weeks.
In the future, when we have children, she wants them to be baptised, in a Catholic church,
so it's very important that we get married in a Catholic church...
particularly to her family, as well.
That evening, it's James' turn to go to church.
If he wants to get married here,
he will have to convince the priest, Father Gus, that his intentions are serious.
How long have you known Hollie?
I met Hollie first when I was 16.
I met her in the same job, but then we met again under different circumstances when I was 21,
so we've been together for around five years
-and lived together for round about two years now.
-I haven't heard that bit.
James is living in sin and in a hurry to get married.
His future bride's happiness is now in the hands of Father Gus.
I was about 15 minutes late for Sunday-night mass,
which is not a good thing if, one, you're not Catholic,
and, secondly, wanting to get married in a Catholic church.
And thirdly, you're not actually sure if you CAN get married in a Catholic church
because you're not getting any sort of definitive yes or no from the man in charge... Father Gus.
James needs a plan B. And fast.
He and Paul are off to find a reception venue that could also perform a standby civil ceremony.
Why don't you just get married at Doncaster Register Office?
Then we have the do in my house.
-And then we can spend £11,500 on beer!
Paul wants to blow the budget on beer, but Hollie was planning to splash the cash on a grand venue.
She's always dreamed of a wedding reception
at 18th-century Nostell Priory and is taking Kim on a fantasy tour.
Look at the pictures there.
-Gorgeous, isn't it?
I was just going to say, I love that dome bit there. It's amazing.
I'd really like somewhere that has got a bit of a wow factor to it.
I like the wow factor.
If it's wow factor she's looking for, then James' first choice of venue is certainly memorable.
It's a nightclub near Barnsley.
The place holds fond memories for James.
He used to go clubbing there as a single man.
Everything keeps coming back. You used to come before?
Yeah. When it was the Night Owl, I think.
I won't ask you about that!
-Through there a minute while I switch some lights on.
How would you feel if you were to get married here then?
-It's like my favourite place, really.
It's completely different to just your normal hotel, sort of thing.
It's very special, isn't it?
James is thinking the same thing.
And what's more special than a nightclub?
With windows over the dance floor, could it be the perfect place for a wedding breakfast with a difference?
This way. This is the balcony where you can actually see, if you've got an artist on, or if you want to...
in fact, if any of the guests want to actually go downstairs...
We've got all this for the night do and then we've just got a little area here. I like that.
Every girl wants to feel like a princess
and this place does make you feel like you're a princess for the day.
Like you've come to your own little private castle.
I think he's very tempted to have his wedding in a nightclub.
In fact, I think he should have his wedding in a nightclub
and probably from this moment on, I'm going to try and force it.
I don't know whether Hollie would appreciate a wedding in a nightclub
but she went on this programme and, well, she faces the consequences.
-So I'm going for nightclub wedding.
-Top advice, Paul.
Next up - the Thoresby Hall Hotel is certainly grand, but it has a price tag to match.
The cheapest package is between £6,000 and £7,000.
-Just for 20 people.
-Just the minimum.
James wants 100 guests, which would cost nearly twice his whole budget.
Suddenly, a grand's not looking so good.
At the cheaper end of the scale, the boys head for Thornhurst Park Golf Club.
It's a bargain at just two grand. But you get what you pay for.
-Toilets are actually in the room.
-This is a little bit more...
-Working men's club.
So far, Paul's favourite, the nightclub, is the front runner
but there is one last place to see.
Ye Olde Bell is in the next county and it's on a busy A-road.
If Hollie turned up here, I think her initial view
would not be positive.
-She'd be very apprehensive, I think. She'd be like... "What is this?"
-It just kind of looks like a...
-well, it looks like it needs painting.
It looks like an old dirty pub.
Hold on, boys.
Don't judge a pub by its...exterior.
OK. All right.
Beautiful, isn't it?
It came from Bradgate House in Leicestershire, where Lady Jane Grey used to live.
I think she might be, "Oh, this is better, I didn't expect this",
like we did, but I just don't think she'll be overly impressed.
But, you know, she's your wife, mate.
Once again, James ignores his best man's advice and decides to book Ye Olde Bell for four grand.
It's a brave move.
Will he even be able to persuade Hollie to step inside?
Today, James finally finds out if he's got a church wedding.
He's already taken a massive risk with his gold dress and pub reception.
If he gets a "no" from the priest, he'll have failed Hollie completely.
The church expects couples to attend six weeks of preparation classes but James doesn't have the time.
The final decision lies with Father Gus.
It's essential that I feel in my conscience
that I'm doing the best I can to ensure that your relationship survives.
Therefore, I think, you know, if it would be possible for you to seriously consider
-doing the marriage course as soon as possible after you've gone through the actual celebration?
That would be absolutely our priority.
Great effort has been made and the willingness to cooperate
with our expectations from the Church's point of view.
Obviously, you know, the marriage is on.
Of course, I won't actually be marrying you. Did you know that?
No. I didn't know that.
OK. But I will be there...
because you actually marry each other.
You're the ministers of the sacrament.
Oh, my God.
That was... I'm relieved, very relieved.
He even had a joke about it, but he was very serious about what was expected there.
With the church booked, James has a Catholic wedding to arrange.
Shame he's never actually been to one before.
You do a reading from the Bible. Not you. Nathan. He's going to do it.
Probably be from the Corinthians.
Well, it is, actually. Yeah. You're just guessing.
No. You know why? There was a wedding bash on the other week
and he were, "Ah, Corinthians, 312." Put 20 on it.
I bet it's Corinthians something. I don't know.
It's Corinthians, and honestly,
it might actually be that same one.
But one of them was saying, the quiet wife is an asset to her husband.
I mean, to be honest, I'd like my wife to be loud and slutty.
-Yeah. Corinthians 13...
On the other side of Doncaster, Hollie's back in her childhood bedroom.
Stuck outside the city, she's bored and lonely.
My mum and dad are looking after me.
The only thing is James has my car so I'm slightly stranded, being as it's a little village.
I'm missing James loads.
I've not slept properly since I've moved out,
so yeah, I am missing him absolutely loads.
He best be missing me.
Chief bridesmaid Kim has hatched a plan to take Hollie's mind off James.
She's booked a recording studio.
Hollie used to sing at school, but hasn't performed in public since.
Can Kim and Hollie's mum persuade her to sing at the wedding?
# You can reach me by railway
# You can reach me by trailway
# You can reach me on an aeroplane
# You can reach me with your mind
# You can reach me by caravan
# Cross the desert like an Arab man
# I don't care how you get here
# Just get here if you can. #
I'd love to be able to persuade her to play at the wedding.
This song will not be played at my wedding.
The thought of it being played in front of a lot of people
makes me feel sick again.
I really, really wouldn't be happy if it was played at the wedding.
In a way it's a surprise for James because he won't be expecting it
and you know, all this is a surprise for Hollie.
Be nice for James to get something, as well.
Back in the Batcave, James has got some serious planning to do.
The dress, venue and church have cost almost half his budget
and he still needs a car, cake, rings, invitations, suits, flowers and more.
He wants to spend big on entertainment,
so he's hoping to save some money on the bridesmaids' dresses.
Right. Budget first of all, cos this for me, that's most important that we get the budget right.
You can not spend more than £300.
-I wish it was each.
So it's about £100 each.
If you can come under that, you'd be doing me a big favour.
For colours, we've got oranges, we've got some very light golds or creams.
What will Hollie make of orange and gold?
Hollie's not a very colourful person.
She tends to wear, herself, quite a lot of neutral colours, lots of blacks, lots of darker colours.
'She doesn't really wear reds and oranges and yellows.
She's not vibrant, like that.
I don't know how she's going to feel about the whole colour scheme.
They're a bit more expensive.
-I love this dress.
-Yes. I've seen the price. It's £40...
Well, it's £120 over budget.
Well, I ain't saying yes.
You definitely won't get any shoes if you had these.
The money is tight. If I start splurging on the budget here,
I'm going to find some problems further down the line.
That is the best we have.
It complements Hollie's dress. We're not trying to match it with these.
That's 110, each.
James needs to make every penny count, but is it worth spending an extra £30 for happy bridesmaids?
-We've got a winner.
-We're all happy.
Right then, I'll go and sort it out.
While James is out, Hollie's gone back home to pick up some stuff.
It's not hoovered up.
Oh, my God. What has he been doing?
It's a pigsty.
OK. I hope the wedding is good because the house is a mess.
He's broken the wash basket.
It is a mess.
You can realign your jars, Hollie, but can you adjust your expectations?
One. Two. Three.
Oh, my God. What has he done to them?
I'm just straightening it, making it...
I know that will sound really bad, but making the bed the right way.
There's a way that I make the bed and I'm going to make it.
Hollie just wants everything back the way it was.
It's a timely reminder to James that the only right way to do things is Hollie's way.
But he'd have to be psychic to achieve that.
Hollie's been in here.
What is she like?
The thing that gets me goat is...
she'll have thought that I'm not keeping the house right, or something.
"Oh, I'll come in and I'll tidy it up.
I don't know. Hollie probably tidied up because she...
-I don't know... cos it's her house and she wants stuff the way she wants it.
Hollie and her mum are going to catch up with her extended family.
The word is, she's finding it hard to relinquish control,
so her aunties have decided to wind her up a bit.
He knows you're a diva so he'll plan everything to what he wants.
I think it'll be great. I can't wait.
I think it took her a long time to accept that it's not in her hands, but I just think she still thinks...
maybe I can find something out, maybe I can find something out.
-We need to mislead her a little bit.
-That's what aunties do.
-His attention to detail is different to mine.
Like he'll focus more on music than he will other things.
As long as Masterdom don't turn up.
-Some rock band he took me to see on Valentine's Day that he thought would be really romantic.
We were saying about Moby Dick, so how romantic is that?
-Yeah. So, as long as they don't turn up to do the wedding set...!
Kimberley made me...
go to a recording studio and they made me do a song for him.
You've got a fantastic voice and it'll be great. It can't be any worse
than your dad and your mum's wedding. Auntie Johnson got up and sung this song.
It's tradition, so at the end of the day you can't break it.
Now you've done this song, you've got to sing it for James.
There's no buts. And I'm holding you to that as your auntie. Yeah?
A week in, and James still hasn't bought a cake, rings, suits or flowers.
Worse, he's not even sent a single invitation.
-But one thing he hasn't forgotten about is his stag do.
-I don't know what they're going to do.
I've had tips off people who's had stag dos before
about where to hide money and stuff.
Best man Paul has planned a pub crawl in Sheffield
and despite the rain he's keen to get James into as many bars as possible.
Hollie normally keeps him on a slightly tight leash.
If she says he's got to be in by quarter past twelve, 11.30 at most,
then he's off home, he's got the big thumb pushing down on his head.
Not tonight he hasn't.
The boys do their best to make sure he catches up on lost drinking time.
If Hollie could see him now,
why would she worry about the biggest day of her life?
With his fun over,
it's time for James to knuckle down and prove himself to his bride-to-be.
Basically, I need to make this the best day she will ever have,
to knock her socks off, to absolutely blow her away,
so that she knows that I've not just, you know,
phoned up a load of things and booked them and just gone, "I'll have this."
I've actually thought about it.
It's the little things and so, you know, how am I going to impress her?
But impressing Hollie doesn't come cheap
and he's only allocated 500 quid to spend on wow factor.
Hollie's taking her mum to the National Wedding Show in Birmingham,
looking for inspiration for those all-important details.
She wants a black-and-white theme and has found her dream table setting, complete with chair covers.
These have got diamantes on.
They have got little diamantes on, haven't they?
So that's what you wanted?
Yeah. This is the sort... these are the colours that I wanted.
Back home, James has found his perfect showstopper.
A team of break dancers.
But at 850 quid, he'd have to sacrifice something else that he's already accounted for.
Honestly, I think chair-covers business is just something...
..created by the wedding industry
and if it's between that and having something pretty cool, then...
..you know, not the chair covers.
Whether James'll get the little touches that make it feel personal and...
obviously, he'll get the big things, the venue, the dress and suits and stuff...
-But if he can get things like this.
-Yeah. The chair covers and the table decorations. Will they be...?
-MOBILE PHONE RINGS
-This is the break dancers now. What am I going to say?
Hi. You all right? Right.
What I've got at the moment...
I'm a bit tight on the budget,
so what I'm sort of going to do is I'm going to...
if I cancel the chair covers...
This is what it's coming down to.
I'd rather have some good dancers than have chair covers
and she may not agree with me but it's my decision.
It's a little bit upsetting and I'm trying not to cry,
but it's like a big ball in my stomach knowing that nothing that I look at I can have.
I'm wondering what on earth James has chosen.
If, after our first dance, nice and romantic,
that kicks off the night do, I think that could be really cool.
Cooler than just having some nice chairs.
Not being able to plan my own wedding is really hard work.
If James knew what Hollie was going through, would he be taking so many risks?
It's a week before the wedding and James is finally sending out his invitations.
He needs to catch the last post but can't find a post box with a late collection.
If he misses it, his guests won't have time to reply.
It's where we've just been!
He's got to head back across town to the main sorting office.
Oh, and stamps would be a good idea.
One thing is for sure, if it was a woman doing this job, it wouldn't have happened like this.
If Hollie was doing it, they'd have been sent out two weeks ago.
Is that it?
It don't look like a post box, does it?
7.30. Three minutes left. Gosh.
Nearly didn't do it.
So James will have guests at his wedding,
but he still hasn't got flowers, table decorations or Hollie's shoes and veil.
And he's only got 1,200 quid left.
The pressure is on and his pride is on the line.
Three days before the wedding. James heads back to the dress shop for Hollie's accessories.
How much are you spending on your shoes?
-I don't want to spend too much, to be honest.
No. My budget, originally, sort of like 300 quid for accessories.
They're 71. Or there's some 165.
Honestly, I've got to say, there's no point even looking at those,
I just can't do that.
Right. How much is a veil, then, before I start spending other money?
You're looking...about £200.
Are you liking that look, James?
I'm loving it, rocking it. Yeah. Go on. Tell me how much that is.
Well, you've just spent £400 there.
My budget is being destroyed, by accessories.
Next up, flowers.
And James is clearly out of his depth.
That arrangement there with the oranges,
there's some oranges in there, is it an arrangement to go around the venue?
Not that exactly, but...
You could do something on those lines.
-That one being artificial, it's a bit more difficult to match the colours...
-..to fresh flowers.
-I quite like that orange. I think that could work.
We'll have bows like that, and the oranges.
-We've got the colour of the dress in that, as well.
-Five. Ten. So that's 515.
515. Can you get it any cheaper than that? Just...
-Is that better?
-Every little helps.
Back at her parents', Hollie's getting ready for her big night out.
Well, hen do.
Last official night out.
Looking forward to it.
-There'll be lots of drinking, lots of dancing...
-..and lots of being a diva.
Bugger off. They're not filming you, they're filming me.
What?! It's my hen do.
It's not your holiday. It's mine. Bugger off!
She's having a fantastic night.
I think she's extremely drunk. What do you reckon?
She's really drunk, but yeah, I think she's having a great time.
I'm having a great time.
While Hollie lets her hair down, Paul's on his way round to James' for a quiet night in.
-How are we?
-Hello. Come on.
-It don't matter. Come on. Bring it in.
Hollie, are you watching this?
James has been watching Dirty Dancing
and wants to impress Hollie with some new moves when they do their first dance.
Don't start taking your clothes off.
Believe me, you're not any more embarrassed than I am.
Talking of embarrassing...
I fell off the stage once or twice.
-Never mind her, man.
-Excuse me. It's my wedding!
-Your dad's going to see that.
-My dad's going to kill me.
(Come here, love.)
I'm so happy.
You wanna role-play?!
-You've made it such a special day.
-Don't you try and kiss me!
I'll be Hollie. She comes down, then back.
And I just pull her back to me. So then we just like... that.
-That's what I'm supposed to be like.
It kind of felt like one of the most degrading moments of MY life.
-Like a married couple.
-I was going to say, I feel like I'm your wife.
Actually, no, I'll be the husband. You be the wife.
-Well, I've cooked.
-I'll cook, you wash.
It's the day before the wedding and James still has a list of chores.
First up, is the wedding cake.
Oh, my God. I've got to be so careful with this now.
He's put orange on everything to co-ordinate with Hollie's gold dress.
But Hollie's the girl who wanted a monochrome colour scheme.
It's got some right weight on it.
Tomorrow he'll be judged not just by Hollie, but her family and 100 other guests.
The first thing Hollie will be judging him on is the most important dress of her life.
Today, she finally gets to see what James has chosen for her.
I'm hoping it's black and white like the picture that I've shown you of Audrey Hepburn.
That's what I'm hoping that it's like.
James has warned me that you might throw a tantrum if you don't like it.
-I'm feeling the responsibility. Lorraine...
I'll take Hollie into this room.
No dress here yet, Hollie.
I want to get you ready.
-I want to blindfold you.
Blindfolded? That's fair?
OK. No peeping.
-Can't see anything.
Might just sit up more.
I want to know what it looks like.
It better be good. I've got little control now over a lot of things.
I've put them in motion and I can't grab hold of them again now.
Oh, Hollie, you look beautiful.
Think the blindfold does it.
You do look beautiful.
-OK. Shall we take you to see your mum?
Done my best for this and if it's not good enough I won't know where to put myself.
I've undone the knot.
Open your eyes and have a look.
Oh, my God.
It's really not what I would have chosen at all, but it's beautiful.
James can't have chosen it. Did he choose it by himself?
He had to have an argument with Paul, the best man,
because HE didn't think you'd like the colour.
I do like the colour.
It's not stark white...
-He's done a really good job, hasn't he?
-He has. Yeah.
-You're not the only one.
# She's so lovely, she's so lovely
# She's so lovely, she's so lovely... #
That is beautiful.
-I feel like a princess in this.
-You look like a princess in it.
James stuck his neck out and his bravery has paid off.
Will his other decisions go down as well?
In Doncaster, James is running out of time and has asked chief usher, Curly, to help him out.
He's got a cunning idea to keep the wedding location a surprise from Hollie.
She wants the church but she doesn't know definitely she's got it,
-so the car's going to pull up to the Registry Office, where you'll be standing...
..with a little note and maybe quite a bit of an apologetic sort of expression, kind of...
-he's done his best, but it closes at 12, so we've had to go somewhere else.
And she then goes on to St Peter's.
With everything in place, James finally spends his last £100 on wedding favours.
So that's 26.
26 and they're 45 quid for 100.
Yeah. Let's do that then.
He's given his all.
But will his all be enough for Hollie?
Honestly, right, I'm just looking forward to spending time with her,
you know what I mean, just growing a little bit older with her
as a married couple. There's nothing scary about it...at all.
The only scary thing is if she wasn't there.
Getting married to James means I get to spend the rest of my life
with the most amazing person.
It's the day of the wedding.
After three weeks of separation, James and Hollie will finally tie the knot.
In the rush of the last few weeks, James hasn't forgotten that it's the personal touches that count.
What's it say?
They're my favourite hearts.
Oh, bless him.
It says, "I hope you like everything I have chosen, lots of love, your future husband, Mr James Sandford.
"PS... I now know that I cannot be without you.
"The only dreams I need to realise... SHE SOBS
"..are those we dream together."
They may share the same dreams but do they share the same taste?
When Hollie sees her flowers, James' bold colour scheme will finally be revealed.
Which one's mine?
Very surprising with the colour scheme. Orange.
I just wouldn't have thought orange...
James has been very brave.
# Love is in the air
# Everywhere I look around... #
Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. My name is George. I'm Hollie's dad...
# Love is in the air
# Every sight and every sound... #
She looks very, very pretty.
# And I don't know if I'm being foolish
# Don't know if I'm being wise... #
Never hurt this much yesterday.
That's my phone. Please don't pull that down.
-That looks divine.
That looks really nice.
The wedding's in three hours and James still needs to decorate the reception venue,
put out place names and get changed.
But he's forgotten the table plan.
-Isn't it... Angela?
-Angela's on three.
Barbara. My auntie Barbara is table six, I believe.
That's Laura Hedley's sister's fiance.
Put my Uncle Ray next to my Auntie Barbara.
It could go either way at the moment, so we're just stressed,
very aware I've got very little time to get everything together.
I feel beautiful, so as long as I feel beautiful...
I'd kill him if it were down the pub.
At this minute in time, with everything he's done, I don't think he'll be down the pub.
Meanwhile, down at the pub, James realises he hasn't ordered enough flowers for every table.
-So this is the last...
-You only told us ten.
-Oh, damn it.
If his gamble on the venue is to pay off, everything needs to be perfect.
-Is that OK, just a few petals there?
Maybe just scattered on the top just to be extra difficult for you.
-Thank you. We've got to get moving now and get a suit on.
-All the best.
-Have a good day.
-Cheers. Thank you.
Come on. Come on.
Hollie's been going to the same church since she was a child
but she still doesn't know if she's getting married in it.
Where are we going?
Church is that way.
Where are we going?
The driver's under strict instructions
to take her to the Registry Office and to take his time getting there.
She's already 15 minutes late and only James knows where she is.
Curly is in position, but is now really the time to be playing practical jokes?
This is a bit of a trick for James. Obviously, she'll pull up here,
think she's going to have a Registry Office...
We'll try and blag it a bit that something happened,
then change venue to a different church further down the road.
Why are we going to the Registry Office?
There's two people in suits like yours stood there.
He couldn't get the church, then?
No. Obviously not.
That's Matt, Matt Curly's car.
-You all right?
-You going to be all right?
Right. We've a problem with the Office.
It's had to shut so we've found a different venue
but I have to whisper it to the driver so you can't hear.
..You need to sort that out.
-Are you all right just to get out for two secs so I can whisper to you where we're going?
I don't like not knowing what's happening.
I'm shaking even more now.
-Pretend you know where you're going.
-Right. Go for it. Yeah. Cheers.
Can Hollie really believe that James can't even arrange a Registry Office wedding?
My stomach dropped...
he obviously weren't able to get the church, if we were going in there.
and I really wanted the church.
Little does she know that she's got it.
But will James' practical joke backfire?
(Go down there. Go down there.)
We're going in the right direction.
We're going past it!
Don't say that, Dad. Oh, my God...
I daren't look in case we do drive past it.
I think I'll have lost the will to live by then.
No. I see one of our cars.
We're going to the church!
Everyone's waiting for me.
So, ladies and gentlemen, if you'd be please so kind as to stand to greet the bridal party.
Is that Liz playing?
The Lord be with you.
Also, with you.
Hollie Louise Taylor, take this ring as a sign of my love and fidelity.
In the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Don't know if it will go on.
There you go.
It's high time that James got his well-deserved kiss from the bride,
after all that?
Oh, just amazing.
I just... I am well pleased with that dress. I mean...
..absolutely gorgeous. Stunning. I couldn't stop looking at her.
I haven't even thought about the next bit so...
I'm still excited but I am just so happy to have been in my church and to get married here.
But how long will her happiness last?
Hollie wanted a reception in a stately home.
Instead, she's getting a pub.
Or will she think that this is also one of James' jokes?
I'm thinking I've come to a pub.
It could be quite disappointing. Yeah.
Obviously, I'm comparing it to Nostell Priory,
so from the first impressions, the look of it is nothing like Nostell.
So will the interior win her over?
Right. If we just open...
SHE GASPS IN DELIGHT
It looks gorgeous in here.
And I've noticed there isn't any chair covers, but do you know what,
the little red bits and stuff and you've got gold and gold...
I've got to say that was a fluke, but, you know...
Yeah. But it does. It all goes.
It looks beautiful in here.
So, the theme was orange.
Orange roses. We've got the orange cake. We've got orange rose petals scattered around.
I would have never, ever thought of orange, James.
It's a very daring colour.
-So are you.
You're so good.
Ladies and gentlemen, will you please be upstanding to welcome the new Mr and Mrs Sandford!
There's one individual who's worked tirelessly throughout these last few weeks
at trying to make this day as special and beautiful as Hollie would hope
and a kind of day which she would be proud of.
OK. So this next toast, OK...
..is to Paul...the best man.
After being wowed by all James' hard work, it's Hollie's turn to surprise HIM.
Kimberley made me do something I didn't want to do.
She made me go and record something
which...you know I don't really like singing,
but you've never heard me sing and I know you wanted to hear me sing.
So, I've recorded a song for you and they're going to play it,
cos you've done all this for me.
# You can reach me by railway
# You can reach me by trailway
# You can reach me on an aeroplane
# You can reach me with your mind...
# You can reach me by caravan
# Across the desert like an Arab man
# I don't care when you get here
# Just get here if you can. #
Hollie's very proud of what he's achieved, very proud.
And I think that's quite obvious to people that know them.
If he can plan our wedding in three weeks, he can do anything.
I think he's surprised everyone.
I think he might even have surprised himself, cos he's done really, really well.
I've never been this content or happy with something that I've done,
so I'm very proud of myself.
James has given Hollie her perfect day, but he's done it his way.
-He even knew that break dancers are better than chair covers.
DANCE MUSIC STARTS
Oh, my God!
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