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When Katie and Darnell met, it was love at first sight.
I got her work number,
her mobile number and her house number.
If she had a pager I'd have got that.
I think she was about to give me her mum's number, as well.
With two young daughters, Darnell was keen to make an honest woman of Katie.
I was just like bawling. I was, like, "Oh, my God."
I couldn't even see the ring, I'd that many tears. I was like trying to wipe them away.
But family commitments mean they can't afford to get married.
-For the new baby...
...more expensive than we expected.
So we're giving them £12,000 for their big day.
Bride to sign there.
But there's a catch. They've agreed, in the presence
of a lawyer, that Darnell will organise the wedding on his own.
If you don't like it, I'm not gonna be happy.
Neither of us will be happy if I don't like it.
They'll have absolutely no contact and Katie won't know a single thing
about the wedding until the big day in three weeks' time.
I don't think it's fair that I'm gonna to be in a foul mood on my wedding day.
Can Darnell deliver Katie's dream day without female assistance?
Never send a man to do a woman's job. They always get it wrong.
Will he hit the three-week deadline?
-has hit the fan and I've got two days to do a lot of stuff
that should have, and could have, been done earlier.
One's got posted!
Will he put his bride off before she even gets to the altar?
If my old man to be sent me here for a hen night, I wouldn't marry him.
Can this man give this woman a day she will never forget?
My daughter's not walking down the aisle dressed like a fool, straight up!
Today, Darnell Dawkins is moving out of the home
he shares with full-time mother, Katie, and their two daughters.
Darnell and Katie separated after the birth of their first daughter, Jada,
but got back together three years ago.
In that time, we got to know each other.
-We become really good friends, didn't we?
-And fell even deeper in love with each other.
Darnell works as a care worker for the visually-impaired...
..so it's down to Katie to run a tight ship at home.
-I love the way she's always on the ball about things.
-Have a good day.
She's always making sure this needs to be done or that's done.
He moans at me sometimes, he's like, "I'm here, you're not a single mum any more."
But Katie has issues of her own - Darnell's timekeeping is rubbish.
We have to be there at 7.30, so you really have to hurry up.
Right, I'm coming, babe! I'm coming.
I get frustrated quite easily.
He's so laid back he's, like, laying down most of the time.
Deep down she thinks that because I'm so laid back I'm not able to plan things, do things myself.
I bet he'll be late for the wedding.
Big Del's got too much clothes.
Three weeks will be the longest time Darnell's been away from the family.
Three weeks will seem like forever. It's gonna drag.
Even if I want to have a chat or hear his voice, I won't be able to do that.
That will be the difficult part.
It's exciting, but on the other side
it's got me really down, because I'm not going to be around my family.
I'm not going to be able to see them every day,
wake up and give my daughters a kiss every morning, as I do,
wake up and give my fiancee a kiss every day.
Even faithful Rico knows something's up.
He knows. He senses my vibes.
They say dogs are like children, they pick up on everything.
He's been moping around the house all day, just like I have.
# Remember, remember
# I'm asking you, begging you
# Please, oh, oh-oh
# Oh-oh, please
# Stay with me, baby... #
I ought to get some waterproof mascara.
# Stay with me, baby I'm begging you... #
Love you. Good luck.
The biggest day of Katie's life is now in Darnell's hands.
With just three weeks to do everything, he needs to get off to a flying start.
Oh, you're not serious.
Oh, my gosh!
The first day of preparation for this three-week wedding, are not going too well.
For me, it's like a big omen.
It makes you wonder what the rest of the three weeks will be like.
Just praying and hoping this all goes right now.
Darnell is going to be planning the wedding from his mum's house.
It feels kind of mad going home, it kind of kills your independence.
You almost feel like a kid again.
I haven't felt like this for a long time.
-I'm back home!
-It's only temporary.
With Darnell gone, Katie's mother Karina is moving in to lend a hand.
I'm going to be her moral support.
Stop her freaking out, calm her down.
Help her with the kids.
It's like going back in time and having kids again. Little ones.
Darnell has chosen his brothers, Marvin and Nathan, as his best men.
What time do you call this?
My first initial thought was, "Why me, God?" I was looking at the sky.
I don't know the first thing about weddings. I try to avoid them.
-You up for it?
No. I'm so not ready for it.
All right, cool. Back to sleep then, innit? See you in a bit!
It's going to be manic.
I don't know if he'll be able to pull it off or not.
Fingers crossed, innit?
Pray to the most high.
God isn't going to organise this wedding for them, they've got to pull their finger out.
The first thing I'm going to do is get a drink, because I can't be thinking about this stuff too much.
There's no fears on Darnell, the fears are on Marvin and Nathan.
They would want to do right by their brother and Katie, but it's not their wedding day, is it?
I'm focusing on the stag night, to be honest.
They can do it however they want to do it. It doesn't matter what we think.
They'll think, "Great. It's the first time we're in control and the girls aren't."
We're not pulling the puppet strings.
-Got to get the dress in there before music.
They might do something crazy.
I'd love to get my dog walking down the aisle as ring bearer.
Put it round his neck or something. That's nuts.
But Darnell's mother Mo knows what should first be on their list - a church.
I'm sure it's three weeks that they've got to...
sort of like, make their intention known that they plan to get married.
I know it's not even any point them picking a hall,
even if they found one, they haven't got that bit covered.
With the clock ticking, the temptation to step in is too great.
If you're going to a church, there's a period of time that they have to make sure people can contest.
The first thing you need to do is definitely to find out about that.
Mo's timely intervention gives Darnell a bit of a focus.
I've grown up as a Catholic, so for me a church was a big part of my life.
So to have it in the Church would be, it would be fantastic, literally.
Katie also wants a religious ceremony.
It's my dream to get married in a church.
For me religion runs through my family.
My granddad's really religious and stuff like that.
Me taking my vows in the Lord's house,
in front of everyone that I love, means a massive thing to me.
With his mother's foot firmly up his backside,
Darnell gets on the phone to his parish priest.
I'm looking to get married at the end of May. We're very serious in getting married.
But at such short notice, the priest isn't convinced.
OK, thank you very much.
Thanks. Thank you. Bye.
It looks like Darnell's ambitions for a church wedding are dead in the water.
MUSIC: "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" by The Hollies
This ain't gonna be what I wanted.
Get the spirits up, bruv.
He made it sound like I wasn't taking it serious.
It makes it sound almost like everywhere is going to be thinking the same sort of thing.
You can get married anywhere, bruv.
As you believe in God and the most high,
and as long as you believe in yourself and you pray.
Let the love show, that's the main thing.
The love, that's the reason you're getting married in the first place.
Totally worst nightmare is...
Wandsworth registry office.
Don't even start, Mum.
Shabby community hall.
Wandsworth registry office for a start would just really upset me.
Hopes for a church wedding abandoned, Darnell goes for Plan B.
This is the marble hall.
I like the look of that.
This is the first floor.
-This is nice!
-This is the area where we marry people.
-It would be perfect.
-He'd never do that in one million years.
You don't know.
You don't know, Mum.
I'm telling you that. I'm stressing.
If my bride walked into this, especially her making her
big entrance up these stairs, like trailing up, I think she'd love it.
That marble hall just looked banging.
I thought that was beautiful.
So, yeah, I'm kind of bouncing right about now.
I'm out there, I'm out there.
I'm out of my box. I'm out of my box and I'm looking down on the world.
-Are you with me?
-I don't know what you're talking about.
-I don't understand what that mouthful meant.
Darnell could end up in a six-foot box if he settles for the registry office.
Although Katie has no say in the wedding,
she can still dream the dream.
-I'm Katie. Nice to meet you.
Wow. They're so beautiful, aren't they?
I'd love my ideal dress to be like a big white dress, but not too big.
I don't want to look like a meringue.
You don't want to be, "Where's Katie, through her wedding dress?"
Not too big. Elegant.
Having ruled out a meringue, the search for something elegant begins.
-I feel like a little girl in a sweet shop.
-A kid in a candy store.
Yeah, that's the one.
It's exciting. I've never seen anyone try
on a wedding dress before.
No, it doesn't suit me. No, definitely not me.
With none of Katie's choices quite hitting the mark, the manager suggests...
-Oh, my God!
Oh, Katie, it's beautiful.
It's just amazing. This dress is just mind-blowing.
She really looks like a BLEEP bride.
Sorry! Sorry! She, actually, really looks like a bride.
She looks stunning. I feel sorry for Darnell now.
It's going to be pretty tough.
"I don't want a big dress," now she's tried the big princess dress on, it's what she wants.
He's going to have this image of what she likes and it's totally changed.
It's kind of sunk in now that... any dress he's going to pick now,
it's not going to stand up to this dress.
I just love everything about it.
It's really sad, because she's found her dress
and she might not be able to have it.
I never thought it meant that much, but it's going to. Since trying it on, she loves it.
It'll knock her for six if it ain't the right one.
-She can't hide her feelings.
-She'll be like that.
-She'll be fuming.
I'm going to beat him if he don't choose that one.
Katie's dress is the last thing on Darnell's mind.
He's still coming to terms with the idea of a registry office wedding.
Then divine intervention strikes.
His Aunty Sharon has given him details of her church in South London, but with only 16 days
until the wedding, Darnell has to convince the minister he's serious.
I'm shaking because I'm so nervous.
This is the second most important thing to me.
The first most important thing to me is I'm marrying Katie, of course.
The second thing is that, the fact of having it in a church.
That will be just so blessed and right now that's what I want.
So fingers crossed.
Pray and just hope it goes well.
Hi, Pastor, I've come to you to find out about my wedding.
I was looking to get married for the end of this month.
The date, the 30th.
-You're really cutting it fine. You realise that?
The fact that your aunt is a member here,
and a pretty good connection,
then, yeah, it's possible.
-Oh, thank you.
-It's possible. We can do that.
Words can't express right now. All I'm saying is thank you.
All I'm saying is thank you.
Sorted. Thank you. Thank you.
Yes! I can't even talk. My head's just not...
I'm not in the right frame of mind right now.
I've got my date. That's what matters. I've got my date, my church.
Everything's set. So, on that side there, that's perfect.
Now, it's just time to move on for the rest of the stuff, but right now
I'm going to go home, sit down and dwell on the fact I've got my church.
Everything else can wait.
Yeah. Thank you.
Everything else can't wait.
The church may be in the bag, but he still needs to find
a reception venue before he can send out invitations.
Five days into Darnell's wedding planning
and with no news of a date, Katie is already anxious.
It's already short notice as it is.
If invitations aren't even sent out yet,
I'm worried that people will be like, "I did ask you three weeks ago
"to give me the date and you haven't done it, so I can't come."
Katie can't hassle Darnell, but her mum can.
It's a matter of urgency now.
He needs to get his finger out with the invitations, cos people are starting to get a bit irate.
These are for you.
We're both getting a bit concerned about invitations going out.
-Get on that ASAP.
-Get your finger out.
My finger is so far out, it's unbelievable.
All out tonight!
That's a possibility.
That is a possibility.
Cool. We're starting to get a bit stressed about it now.
-Someone's telling porkies.
Until I get the venue sorted I can't send out invitations,
because you have to put on the invitations where the venue is.
I have to get on the ball and get the venue sorted, get rolling.
No time for butterflies, no time for nervousness.
I've got to get it all rolling and just go.
SONG: "We're Busy Doing Nothing"
The next day it seems that Darnell has forgotten all about "getting things rolling".
What we've decided to do is take a day off and find some breathing space just to play some PlayStation.
Just chill out and start back tomorrow. Today is officially day off.
No wedding talk, no nothing, today is just chilling day.
When you think you've got one thing sorted, ten other things are waiting to get dealt with.
It's too much.
We've done a lot this week, considering the space of time we've had.
But I think we have accomplished, well not accomplished a lot, but we've tried to pursue a lot.
So far, all we seem to have established really is the church.
I thought they were going to look for the reception venue.
But I'm not sure now. They talked about suit hire and stuff,
but they look like they're enjoying the PlayStation at the minute.
So, I'm starting to panic a little bit now. He's hasn't even ordered the cake.
He's not sorted out invitations.
I'm thinking this is week two of this whole thing,
so week three is when the marriage is going to take place, but nobody knows the wedding is happening yet.
Cos he's got nothing to tell them. I'm thinking, "Will we have anybody at this wedding?"
Cos by the time he does tell them, will people be able to make it?
That's another one of my worries.
I feel everything has been left a little bit too late.
Darnell's mother isn't the only one who's nervous.
Cos I'm quite a control freak.
I'm trying to control how I'm feeling and what I'm thinking.
It's difficult when you don't know what's going on.
I feel like I'm sitting on a rollercoaster and it's just going and it won't stop.
Good morning, I'm phoning to find out about your availability for a wedding function.
It's members only. All right, not to worry. Thanks a lot.
With only ten days until the wedding, the brothers finally try to pin down a reception venue.
This week, yeah. I know it's short notice.
OK, then. Thanks a lot.
'Sorry, it's booked.'
That's for this year, yes.
-'30th May next year?'
-No, this year.
-You have already got a booking.
Do you supply Caribbean food by any chance?
To make matters worse, Darnell's being very specific about the food he wants to serve.
There's only two problems, the availability and the catering.
You don't have an option for self-catering?
Still stuck at square one.
Please, come on. Please.
Finally a ray of hope.
'Yes, it's free. You're lucky because we've had a cancellation...'
So far it sounds beautiful.
-For the venue?
'Yeah, that includes two bar staff and somebody on the door.'
-'Holds 180 people maximum.'
'We don't have any kitchen facilities, so people normally bring in their own buffets or caterers.'
OK. Would you get married in your venue?
-'Would I get married in my venue?'
'Well, yeah, I've worked here for 17 years.
'It's a nice hall. It's a nice size. It dresses up nicely.'
-I'd love to come and view it today if that's possible.
-'OK. Thanks. Bye.'
-We have hope. We have hope.
-Wait till four? I want to go now.
We have hope.
But £150, bruv! What kind of venue's that?
'I was up at four o'clock this morning.'
It wasn't a dream. It was a bit of a nightmare.
I woke up and I was like, "Oh, my God!"
Hiya. I'm Darnell. I've come to see you about a wedding function.
'I dreamt the venue was really dark and dingy.'
It was just dreadful.
The stage obviously we clear.
We've had bridge today, so we've had their equipment on stage, but that'll be clear.
'The walls were like a really... yellow. It was awful.'
He was just sitting there eating his food.
He was like, "Are you enjoying your day, babes?"
I was like, "No, it's the worst day of my life!" And then I woke up.
When you spoke to me this morning it was quite short notice.
We've had a cancellation, which was just... As luck would have it.
Superb. Lucky for me.
Lucky for me!
I like this. Yeah.
I'm sure your bride will. Once it's all dressed up.
That was very...very emotional. Very, very emotional.
But I suppose for £150, you can't go wrong.
The brothers only have one other available venue on their list,
Sandown Race Course.
-This is more like it.
-This is more like it.
It's very private. You have a nice private balcony.
-And we have access...
-Yep, this is all yours.
We don't need nothing else.
-We wouldn't need anything else.
-What a piece of luck!
Now what would be the odds on a race course serving Caribbean food?
Do you reckon that's all right?
-I don't think they've missed anything.
-Curried mutton, apricot rice, jerk chicken, plantain,
vegetable, potato, curry rice and peas.
They've got the coleslaw. That's my speciality.
That's nice. Fruit salad, as well. I love that, that's nice. Spot on.
I like the venue a lot. I can see my day - sorry, our day happening here.
I can see it. I can actually visualise it. And it's there.
The dream's come true.
Lucky Darnell's first punt at finding a venue has come up trumps.
But it's cost him £6,500.
Next up, buying dresses for the bridesmaids.
Individually, all these girls are lovely.
But collectively, all together - headache.
Keeping my glasses on. And I'm keeping a stern face and playing daddy.
What I say goes.
MUSIC: "Here Come The Girls" by Sugababes
Darnell's picked a large department store in the hope there'll be
a dress in here, somewhere, that all the girls will agree on.
I don't like nothing here. I don't like ANYTHING here.
I don't like that. That's like an old granny's wedding dress.
That is. It's like an old granny's wedding dress.
I think Jenova at the moment is the hardest one to please.
She doesn't like most of what the other two are picking out.
-Green, no way.
-I think that's all right.
-For a bridesmaid's dress?
-Yes. Shall we try it on? Just in case.
-If we can't find nothing, then we've got back-up.
-I don't like it.
-It's going to be hard work.
-Shall we try some stuff on, just in case?
Can't choose anything from here. No, I don't like that.
-Kelly, I'm not going to fit in a ten!
-Just put the damn thing on.
Not everyone's built of bones, man. Here's an eight. Put that on.
Why did you get the ugliest dress in my size?
OK. Let's go somewhere else now. I don't like it. I don't like it.
-Just try it on.
-I don't want to try it on, cos I don't like it.
My head's hurting.
They haven't got a six. A ten ain't going to fit. This skirt is an eight. Look at that.
Listen a minute and I'm going to kick your butt.
Jenova should have been hungover.
Jenova should have been hungover. She'd have been easier to work with.
-What? You don't like it?
-Don't like it.
I'm actually liking that. Definitely. Definite.
That is banging. Definitely.
It's good, we've found a dress that everybody likes.
I don't know what's going on.
-What's going on?
Victory at last. But no sooner does he resolve one problem,
then another one rears its head.
The wedding's only a week away.
With no news of a date, Katie's mum is on his case again.
I'm going to ask the inevitable question,
which I probably won't get an answer to or any anything else - invitations?
-Invitations will be going out very, very soon.
-When's very soon?
Very soon. It'll be literally the next two days, the latest.
Katie's sitting at home pulling her hair out,
cos we don't know what's going on. He's totally oblivious to that fact.
He's just Darnell, he'll do it when he's ready and no-one will make him do it before.
I could stand there every day nagging him. He'll do it when he's ready and that's it.
But invitations will have to wait.
He's got a favour to ask the minister.
One of my ideas was to have my dog as the ring-bearer.
I would love that to happen.
I'm going in and finding out whether that's possible in the church.
He's always been around the family from when he was a puppy.
He plays with the kids and everything.
So he's just one of the loved ones. I call him my son.
-Would that be at all possible?
-I've never seen it happen.
-He's very well trained and stuff.
Because it's very well-trained, we will take your word for it.
Now he's given his word to a man of a cloth,
Darnell needs to follow through. It's time for some doggy discipline.
MUSIC: "Who Let The Dogs Out?" by Baha Men
-This is Rico. Inside.
Very friendly, isn't he? He's my card for you by the way.
The scale of the challenge soon becomes apparent.
So he's very excitable, isn't he?
-What we're going to do is create some structures
and boundaries, so that he can really do the things that you want.
Ultimately, it's going to be the big test of this Saturday at your wedding.
Good boy. Go like that.
Having established some ground rules, it's over to the church for a dress rehearsal
under the watchful eye of the minister.
The whole focus is on you. You're the dominant member of the pack. You're the alpha.
There will be people here,
and he'll be hearing different voices, music is playing, songs are being sung.
Hopefully it will be OK. For my sake, that is.
-On the mat. Sit.
It's a new road to travel. I hope everything will work out fine.
A little prayer and God's blessing,
hopefully everything will go really well on Saturday for you.
He's a wonderful boy.
Darnell's getting used to being the alpha male.
It's Katie's hen night and he's keeping the girls in the dark about his plans for the night ahead.
All we know is it'll take about an hour to get there and that's about it.
I am very excited about the hen night.
I'm feeling evil.
HE LAUGHS GHOULISHLY
I don't mind having a surprise, but is it going to suit my elder...
mother and aunties?
-Hi. The cabs are here.
Oh, my God!
I love it! Love it! Your taxi's here.
He's a bastard, I love him.
The Hummer has the desired effect.
I'm so happy. I can't explain in words.
I was just expecting a taxi.
He's done really, really well.
This is just the hen do.
I love it. I think it's amazing. I feel like a celebrity!
They'll get all girlied up and wonder where they're going.
You'll never guess where I'm sending them.
-Has he sent me bingo? Really?
-Oh, my God!
I don't want to go bingo. I'm going out to get drunk.
Bingo, all the girls are like silent.
Katie needn't have worried about the older generation.
-Is he tricking us?
-I don't know. I don't think he is.
I'm going to get... "Darnell's not serious.
"No way, he's not serious." That's what I'm going to get.
-My ears are going to start burning me.
-This is typical Darnell.
But she's determined to put on a brave face.
To be honest, it's quite a surprise.
But he knows I like bingo, so I don't mind.
Eight and one, 81. Seven and three, 73.
Seven and two, 72. Three and seven, 37...
There's nothing blue-rinse about the stag night.
And it's not long before Darnell suspects his brothers are up to something.
Trust me, blood. Don't panic, man.
I got your back, bruv. I'm looking after you tonight.
-Do I believe that? Do I believe that?
-Tonight, the plan is a secret.
Usually a woman strips for the guy on their stag night.
We're going to go the opposite way.
I'm going to get Darnell to do a striptease for a hen party - live!
DJ: Darnell, all the crowd here, and the ladies,
would like you to do a strip on the stage, please!
MUSIC: "Dance Wiv Me" by Dizzee Rascal featuring Calvin Harris
Things aren't exactly hotting up at the bingo.
..number four. Yellow, 37. Red, 19.
To be honest, I don't think Katie is very impressed.
You know every anniversary's gonna be making up for this crap.
We ain't bingo mums. We don't want to sit down and play bingo. He knows that,
and that's why he's done it. So thank you.
The pink Hummer and the champagne - fabulous.
But it's just like bringing someone up and then kicking them
off the top of the Hilton, literally.
I hope he don't take the piss on my wedding day, like he did tonight.
I was going to follow whatever you lot set out for me.
I'm pissed that I said it.
You know, he's serious about getting married. He's proved it to us.
-So, it's all good.
-He did it. He did it.
Eight and four, 84.
If my old man to be sent me here for a hen night, I'd lynch the bugger and I wouldn't marry him.
I would. I love bingo, but that's not fair.
Them going to a posh do and they're getting all this crap.
-We're going to a posh do later on.
-That's all right, love. Good luck. Well done. Take care.
See you later. Bless her.
Katie's hen was a lame duck and it's got her worrying about the wedding.
There could have been other things he paid for on the wedding that
if he forgets I'm going to be even more livid because he couldn't afford it,
but he wasted the money on a stretch limo for ten minutes.
It's four days till the wedding and the laid-back groom
is finally on the hunt for the most important dress of his bride's life.
The consequences of getting it wrong are too awful to contemplate.
That's the worst nightmare, really. I pick something she hates.
Katie doesn't do faking very well. She can't even pretend she likes it if she doesn't like it.
So everyone will know. I'm not too sure.
The fabric, it's like a shell-suit, isn't it?
But where to start?
There's too much stuff in here.
-You see, that's just thrown me totally now.
-It actually looks perfect.
-Can you turn around one more time, please?
That's definitely in the "like" pile.
I think that will look very nice, bro.
I think that looked very nice.
Now I know why I was dreading this day. Just this day alone.
Got a whole day of this.
-Oh, boy. It's another nice one.
It's on you now. I'm sticking out of this one.
I do like that. But, yeah, I do prefer the other one.
But I do like that one, as well, at the same time. Hm.
Oh boy, I'm confused. I think this is the "maybe" pile. Yes.
I do like that, but this one I like.
So that is in the "like" pile without a doubt.
Yeah, one of the ones.
I thought we could just walk in here and get it out the way.
Pick up a dress and walk out. But, obviously, it's not working like that.
I feel like I've been in here for hours now, searching for dresses. I'm tired, hungry.
It didn't wow me. I almost thought it was the same dress.
Three hours later and Darnell is no closer to making a decision.
It's doing my nut.
I got no paracetamol in me. My eyes hurt.
That hugs everything.
I feel absolutely huge on my bum.
She hates her bum looking big.
The voice going through my head is, "What if I BLEEP up and pick up the wrong dress?"
That's the voice going through my head right now.
This is almost like a stumbling block. What do you reckon?
You need to phone them up and check it.
With nothing to lose, Nathan makes a radical suggestion.
-That one there, yeah?
-Yeah, that one.
It's just like the princess dress that Katie fell in love with.
Surely Darnell isn't about to get it right?
Would it be possible for you to try on one of these ruffle ones?
-Would Katie like something like that?
Personally, I don't think so.
Do it. Do it!
-But what would I know?
-I like it. I like it a lot.
-I'm going to say no to that one.
-Argh! Close, but no cigar.
The search continues.
It's almost closing time and the pressure is on.
I do like that. It can't be the first dress.
-That's way too easy.
-Way too easy, ain't it?
Oh, whoa. Wow. Wow!
I'm actually loving that one.
When I picked it up of off the hanger, I looked at that and thought yeah.
The choices I have right now are between two beautiful dresses, I think.
One has a load of detail on it.
And the other one is quite plain and simple.
But, again, they're both beautiful.
And I'm stuck.
A part of me saying go for one,
but I know something, she's going to like the other one.
But if I go for that one, she'll like the other one.
After seven hours of dithering, Darnell's brothers are desperate for closure.
You've got to make a decision, man.
I'm liking this dress.
I'm loving this dress.
I'm also loving this, but I'm more swinging towards that.
Go for that. That's all I say.
Go for that. If you like the dress, bruv, that's all that matters.
Go with what you like.
Go on, Darnell!
I'm going to go for that one.
MUSIC: "Boom! Shake The Room" by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince
The wedding is just three days away,
but Darnell still hasn't sent out any invitations.
There's no time to wait for the post.
He'll have to deliver them by hand.
Darnell's messed up big time.
I'm just really pissed off that not one person has got an invitation.
It just makes me think what sort of reception am I having?
Could have just gone down to McDonald's.
Now I feel that I'm walking up the aisle pissed off.
I shouldn't have to.
I don't think it's fair that I'm going to be in a foul mood on my wedding day.
It's the inevitable that's going to happen, you know?
Then what happens if he doesn't get the dress right, you know?
He might as well just forget the whole thing, to be honest.
If one don't drop through the door today, I think I'm going to be like
I'm gonna be seeing red, I think, later on.
We've got post, Sinay.
Yes, we've got post. Look!
Look and it's Daddy's handwriting.
Oh, look what he's done.
That's beautiful, isn't it? Look! Ooh!
It's on a Saturday.
I won't even have to wait the whole weekend. That's brilliant!
At three o'clock. Brilliant time as well.
I was dreading he was going to do like a nine o'clock in the morning.
I've forgotten about who else is invited now. I don't care!
Oh, look. I'm going to cry.
Brilliant. Oh, no, Nay! Don't screw it up.
These are all Katie's friends and family.
I'm going to deliver them all, right now, by hand.
I'm going to be doing that all evening.
That's two down, just 58 to go.
CAR ENGINE SPLUTTERS
'For me, it's like a big omen.'
Let me give it a minute.
This is the second time this has happened to me. I'm not impressed.
I'm at that stage right now where I think I could lose my rag,
and I don't think I want to lose my rag,
because if I lose my rag right now something's going to happen.
And it won't be good, mate. All right? Won't be good.
In his hour of need, who can Darnell turn to?
His mummy, of course.
I've basically got a few invitations that I need to get out and about as well.
-It's a bit late now.
-Can I do them for you?
-That would be lovely.
But Mo has no idea what she's let herself in for.
Bridesmaid? For God's sake!
I've got two days to do a lot of stuff
that should have and could have been done earlier.
I'm thinking why did he not post those?
'Keep left and then you have reached your destination.'
You told me to go right!
Here's my first one.
I've done one! One's got posted!
-Darnell has managed to tick flowers...
-Thank you very much.
..suits and rings off his list.
But with 48 hours to go, there's something else he's forgotten.
Basically, I was looking for a three-tier cake.
This time it's a family friend who comes to his rescue.
I thought, "Well, that is rather a tall order."
I said I liked a challenge and that's why I took it on.
But I didn't realise it would be so challenging!
While friends and family are smoothing over his short-comings,
Darnell's day of judgment has finally arrived.
The wedding is 24 hours away and it's time for Katie to try on her dress.
If I hate my wedding dress, I don't know what I'm going to do.
As much as I can say that he's got great taste and knows me,
every dress fits every woman so differently,
you know. One dress can look amazing on one woman,
but absolutely pony on another.
-Wow. They've got some lovely stuff.
-They've got some lovely dresses.
Hi, Katie, would you like to see your dress now?
-Whoo! We do!
-Yes, please. I'm dreading this, actually.
OK, I'm going to have to take my mic and stuff off first.
Come on. I'm dying here.
Oh! You look lovely. Do you love it?
I love it. I absolutely love it.
I love it.
-Oh, Katie, it's gorgeous.
I'm so... I'm so happy. I can't believe it.
He's done... Oh, my God.
Actually, you see the dress we tried on the other day, girls?
I love this better. I really do.
Look at that!
-Are you ready, Katie?
He's hit the nail on the head with this one.
Katie, you look beautiful.
I don't cry. What are you crying for?
Oh, my God. It's just... Thank you.
I'm happy, Jez. It's cos I'm happy.
Are you all right, baby?
Shh! Come on. Come with me.
Can I wear it home?
I want to wear it on the Tube! It's gorgeous, isn't it?
The big day has finally arrived. How is the bride?
I'm so nervous, like my stomach's churning. I can't even speak.
While Karina steadies Katie's nerves,
the bridesmaids arrive to put on their dresses.
-You look gorgeous, girls.
-Oh, my God!
My pretty little bridesmaids.
You all look like twins because you've all got the same hair.
-Shall we get these little misses dressed, then?
The bridesmaid dresses may be spot on,
but the frocks for the flower girls aren't.
Put your arms down. You can see it's way too low. It's way, way too big.
You can get two of them in there. It needs to be changed.
It's ridiculous. She can't possibly wear that.
-We've got two and half more minutes. I haven't even done my dress!
-Oh, stop it.
Katie is not impressed.
It's not rocket science to pick up a kid and take her to a shop.
-Marvin is summoned to sort out the problems.
-Is it too big?
It's too big. Take her with you, so you can try it on her.
-Take her with me?
-Yeah, so you can try the dress...
-Yeah. I suppose so.
-It'll be easier. If you bring back another dress
and that don't fit, you'll have to go back again. Do you see what I mean?
Half an hour later, has he done the one thing he was asked to do?
-I didn't get her to try it on, you know.
-You didn't? Are you serious?
-Let's hope it fits then, otherwise, you'll be going back.
-God, it's still too big.
-We'll have to pin it or something.
-Why didn't he try it on her!
-He said he didn't have time.
He did have time. It takes two seconds.
-What are we going to do?
-It's too late.
Why didn't he try it on her? I don't get that!
-You'll be fine.
She's not going to be fine. The dress looks ridiculous.
The dress looks ridiculous and if I'm not... I'm gonna change it.
-I'm going to go and change it myself.
I'm gonna go and change it myself. My daughter's not walking down the aisle
dressed like a fool, straight up.
Bridesmaid Jenova takes matters into her own hands.
Never send a man to do a woman's job. They always get it wrong.
The wedding is due to start at three,
but in the Dawkins' household old habits die hard.
I really didn't want to be late to my wedding, but I'm looking at it right now.
It's a possibility.
It's now three o'clock, but the dress drama has made Katie late for her own wedding.
-Hurry up, Mummy.
-It's about three o'clock.
We're now officially late.
Can someone hold the back of the dress with me? Oh, my dear God!
Bless him! He sent a bus!
Oh, my God! That is so amazing. Everyone got an Oyster Card?
He went all out, didn't he? I love it. I think it's amazing.
I really do. I'm so excited as well. I'm getting married! Oh, my God!
It's 3.30pm, and as Katie predicted,
Darnell is now late for his own wedding.
It's usually the bride that arrives a little bit late.
There's a good chance Katie will get to the church before him.
Finally, the man everyone has been waiting for.
Meanwhile, the bride still has no idea where she's tying the knot.
Guess where we're going. Mecca Bingo!
That's not even funny. You're idiots.
I'm confused. Oh, I can see... There's a church right there.
There's a church there.
-I wanted a church so badly as well.
-This is it.
Oh, my God, look at them all!
Very nervous right now.
So many things going through my head.
Sweaty palms. Everything.
I'm really nervous. I don't... I just want to get it out the way.
I'm gonna start crying!
-You do look really serious.
-Am I? I didn't realise.
We gather together in the sight of God
to join together this man and this woman in holy matrimony.
Darnell Julian Dawkins,
will you have this woman to be your lawful wedded wife?
-To have and to hold.
-To have and to hold.
-For better for worse.
-For richer for poorer.
-To love and to cherish.
I pledge you my faith.
Rico, come on.
Rics, come here, boy!
Sit, sit, sit!
I can't believe you did that.
Darnell just didn't trust the best man to carry his ring.
-With this ring...
-I you wed.
-..I you wed.
Hang on! Hang on!
It's your privilege now, Darnell, to kiss your beautiful bride.
-Put your hands together.
I'm overwhelmed. Completely. It was the perfect day.
I couldn't have done it better myself.
Rico being the ring-bearer was a really good touch.
Everyone, the bus is there!
I'm just proud of my brother for putting himself in this situation,
and following it through all the way.
I wish them many happy years to come.
It's a beautiful feeling. It was emotional, you know.
I'm so proud. I'm so proud. I think he did well.
I think I'm almost speechless. I'm actually speechless.
I can't say nothing.
I knew I was gonna miss you, but it's crazy.
Darnell's next challenge will be to impress his new bride with his choice of reception venue.
Oh, my God! Oh, my God, look up there!
I love it! Oh, my God!
Oh, it's amazing, baby.
-It's so beautiful.
-Glad you love it, babe.
The venue may be amazing, but they're very behind schedule.
Hello there, Sir. So sorry we are so late.
It's about two hours late.
The chef was supposed to start food at about 4.30pm because you were supposed to sit down for 6pm.
We're married now, so I'm not phased by it at all.
This is the latest we've had for a wedding.
It's so late that the guests for the after party are already starting
to show before the sit-down meal has even started.
Sorry, everyone. We're just trying to find out who's supposed to be here and who's not.
Leaving his ushers to deal with the chaos,
Darnell wants to show his bride the hard work that has gone into planning her wedding.
Oh, my God!
It is stunning, Darnell.
Absolutely amazing. Oh, Darnell!
Who did that?
A very close friend of the family did these ones and family did these ones.
You've done everything perfect. It's absolutely stunning, Darnell.
I couldn't have done it better myself.
I did it for you. I did it all for you.
-Look at the view. Oh, my God!
-Sorry, I should have taken you over there.
Look at it!
This is our view for the evening.
You've done me proud, a million times over.
Can you please help me welcome for the first time ever as man and wife,
Darnell and Katie Dawkins.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
I apologise to everybody that's not got seats. We're running very late.
It's black people timing. My timing in fact, OK?
The Caribbean menu is finally served,
but the evening's entertainment have another appointment,
so Darnell hastily rearranges the schedule.
I'll get you down within the next couple of minutes.
-Right now. You sure? Promise?
We've got to be out of the building at 8.30pm.
-I know that.
Please help me give a warm welcome to the dance group P2G.
Oh, my God!
Where did you find them?
RAGGA STYLE MUSIC PLAYS
All I've got to say is I love you both, you know I do,
-Oh, sorry! Unlike our hen night.
I'm very proud of my Mum and Dad,
-and I love you both.
-We love you too, baby.
From the bottom of my heart, I love you.
I love you infinity plus one, baby.
I just want to say a massive thank you to Darnell, because
over the last three weeks I've missed him and I've been moody,
bitchy, grouchy, everything.
But you've picked me the most amazing dress
and you've given me the most amazing day.
I want to thank you.
OK, cut the cake now, I'm hungry.
He's pulled everything out the bag at the last minute and it's amazing.
On three, yeah? One, two, three!
-You done me proud, baby.
-That was my plan.
You've done it. You've done it.
-So, now do I get to do things?
-Yeah, of course you do.
-Do you ask for help?
I'll say no. Bye!
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