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Hold on to your hats,
this is Don't Tell The Bride.
-What do you think?
-You look really nice.
Only the bravest of brides...
I'm really scared.
..would let their groom organise the biggest day of their life alone.
She'll love it, I know, but she'll probably kill me.
The grooms get £12,000...
..and the brides get no say in how it's spent.
With a million ways to splash the cash...
I got married on a battleship!
Blacks for Vegas, baby.
..and a million things to organise...
-I don't know what she wants.
-It's well stressing me out.
Can the guys pull it off in just three weeks?
I can't do it.
And will it be for better...
-..or for worse?
After ten minutes I want to get it off.
You've ripped the whole family apart.
This is hell on earth.
Tonight, risk-taker Simon gambles it all on a Las Vegas wedding.
She's going to kill me!
Will the bright lights blind him as to what his bride Kaleigh wants?
I don't want no tack, nothing trashy.
If I get that wrong, she is going to go ape.
Get me on the phone, I'll tell him what a bitch is.
Will it be the biggest mistake of his life?
Oh, God, I've screwed up.
And will he even have a bride to marry on the big day?
Why would the man I love do this?
Can this man...
All I want to see is just her face coming through the airport.
..give this woman...
Pissed off isn't the word.
..the best day of her life?
He's spoilt our wedding day.
You've absolutely broken my heart.
Today, 24-year-old admin assistant Kaleigh is moving out of her home
in Lutterworth near Leicester. She shares it with 31-year-old Simon,
who's a charity fundraiser.
Feels strange. Feels like an amicable break-up.
-No, it's not, don't be silly.
Six years ago, the couple met in their local pub.
Kaleigh came in, hot as anything.
She was playing the fruit machine, which is even better.
Simon came over and he said, "You've nearly won the jackpot,
"do you want me to tell you how to win it?" "Well, yeah!"
-I don't have a clue what I'm doing.
Is that good?
So I went over there, had a quick chat and won her the jackpot.
Ever since then, putty in my hands.
HE LAUGHS You can buy me a bottle of wine now.
Love flourished and they moved in together, just around
the corner from Kaleigh's family.
Kaleigh really is a home bird.
She can't go a day or two without speaking to her mum or her sister.
I would say my mum and sister are definitely my best friends.
We see each other probably three or four times a week.
While Kaleigh is a home bird,
Simon likes to live life on the edge.
I like a gamble. I love a gamble.
I think life is a bit of a gamble, to be honest.
It's just the feeling. The inside of the pit of your stomach can well up
or you can just be so excited because you've won, and then you'll go through it again.
Oh! It was mega streak.
-'It's just a roller-coaster ride.'
-He has some crazy ideas.
Honestly, he is so unpredictable I have not got a clue what plans he has up his sleeve.
And if there's one thing unpredictable Simon doesn't want,
it's a run-of-the-mill wedding.
Weddings can be boring, and, you know, you can see people dropping off in the aisles.
Why? What's the point, you know?
This is the perfect opportunity for me to show Kaleigh
how a wedding could be so different maybe from what she envisages it.
My ideal venue would be a really modern stately home
with beautiful grounds, really grand looking.
I would love to get married in Vegas, it would be a dream,
just bright lights, everything, it just personifies me, I feel.
Let's hope Kaleigh likes the bright lights, too.
If he screws this up really badly,
he will never hear the end of this.
It's time for the couple to say goodbye.
They won't see each other again until they say, "I do."
-I don't want to go.
-I don't want you to go.
Do it good.
-"Do it good!"
And with those encouraging words,
Kaleigh sets off for her mum's house.
Just in time to miss best man Anthony's arrival.
The boys met ten years ago in Tenerife,
where Anthony was working as an Elvis impersonator.
Ever since then, Simon and Anthony have both loved the spotlight,
which is exactly what Kaleigh is worried about.
Simon and Anthony are a nightmare together. I don't think Anthony is going to take it seriously.
He'll get carried away with his own ideas
and not going to give me a second thought.
-Hello, darling. You all right, mate?
-How are you?
Come in, fella. All right?
Number one, dress...
While the boys get stuck into their planning,
Kaleigh's moving round the corner and back in with her mum, step dad, brother and sister.
Hello! Come on, come and have a cuppa.
-Is Anthony living with Simon?
-I do feel anxious. I'm excited, as well.
-Are you nervous?
-I'm really nervous.
-I suppose it's like a mixture of excitement
-and anxiousness as well.
-Yeah, it is.
-He won't let you down.
-I hope not.
He better not, I'll kill him.
Vegas or here? Do you know what's on in Vegas at the minute?
-The world series of poker.
Yeah, you'd like that.
Simon's got his heart set on Vegas, but Anthony knows the stakes are high.
-Simon, she's going to kill you, mate. You can't do that.
-Course you can!
I wouldn't want to get married abroad. Definitely have to be in this country.
Basically, you've got to do the right thing,
-you're the one that's going to be married to her - I'm not.
I'm quite happy with a holiday in Vegas, you know!
OK. Let's just sort this out. Easy.
Red it's her, black it's us. Us!
-You've got to take part responsibility!
-On your head be it. On your head be it!
Time to put your money where your mouth is. Simon decides
to bet the entire wedding and Kaleigh's future happiness
on a spin of the roulette wheel.
What I'm doing, mate, is I'm getting married
and I don't know where to get married. It's either England or Vegas.
I'm going to put £20 on either black or red.
Black is Vegas. Red is the UK.
-Black? Let's go black.
-You're a brave boy.
Kaleigh's always dreamed of a traditional English country wedding
and if it comes up black, she's off to Vegas.
-Are you kidding me?
-Get in there!
She's going to kill me! She's going to kill me.
And we won £20. Thank you, mate.
-Cheers, thank you.
I went on black. I feel absolutely ecstatic.
But I think the important thing is to actually do everything I want to
and make sure that we do everything she wants to do in Vegas as well.
Just make it the best wedding she's ever been to in her life.
Simon may think he's hit the jackpot with Vegas,
but the odds of pulling off a wedding that Kaleigh will love
are now stacked against him.
With the big decision made, Anthony's heading home to London.
Make sure that you've booked them flights.
If you don't book the flights, then everything's going to get more expensive by the day.
-See you later.
All right, I'll see you on Wednesday. See you later, mate.
Simon needs his budget to cover all of his wedding costs
and fly 11 people to Vegas.
Do you do a group discount booking price?
How much? £894 a person? OK, let's go a bit cheaper. A lot cheaper.
Is there a possibility of getting a four-bedroomed, if that's cheaper?
Four people in one room?
Drastic times call for drastic measures.
Numbers-wise, I think it's going to have to be cut down to six people.
From 11, that's a big cut.
Um, and it would mean that two of Kaleigh's bridesmaids wouldn't be able to make it,
and her brother.
Kaleigh has her heart set on 150 guests.
Simon's inviting two sets of parents, the best man and one bridesmaid. A total of six.
And that's a total price of £6,468?
Yep. OK, can I book that, please?
With over half his budget wiped out in one phone call,
it's time to break the news to the best man.
# Bright light city gonna set my soul... #
I've booked it, packed it, we're off. Ha!
All right, mate. I'll see you later. Enjoy it. Love you, mate.
He went, "What, you've left £5,500 to get married?
No, that's more than do-able. It's more than do-able.
People get married in England for a lot less.
# Roll the dice and I will follow you... #
So, one day in and Simon's blown £6,500 on flights
but he hasn't bought tickets for Kaleigh's brother, her best friend
or even his sister.
Two days in and Kaleigh is already lovesick.
I'm really missing him. I am.
Especially at night.
Yeah, just wondering what he's up to and how, you know, it's all going...
It's just weird being away from him, as well.
So, I'm missing him a lot.
Kaleigh might be missing Simon, but her brother, Sean, is still in touch with the groom.
-Where are you on Friday night?
-I'm going to Blackpool now.
-Plans have changed.
-For Simon's stag do.
Oh, my God, this Friday, how quick is that?
-I hope he's got my dress and a venue sorted.
-He's been planning that.
-Plenty of strip clubs.
-Urgh. Keep him out of there.
And don't get him a stripper.
Tomorrow, Simon leaves for Vegas.
So there's just time to say, "See ya!" to his singledom in the Vegas of the North.
Looks like Kaleigh's brother, Sean,
hasn't been able to keep the strippers away from Simon.
At the moment it feels like it's easier to plan a wedding than I thought,
because I haven't actually done anything. All I've done is book flights.
That's it. And planned my stag do which is great,
but all I've got left to do is plan the hen do
and then do everything in a week, so at the minute it's a breeze!
It won't be a breeze when he has to tell Kaleigh's brother
that he won't be coming to the wedding.
Kaleigh's gone to visit her grandpa
but all the girls really want to know is what went on last night.
Hello, me duck, are you all right?
-'A bit rough, yeah. Where are you now?'
-We're just at grandad's.
-How was... Kaleigh wants to know what did you do to Simon?
PHONE CUTS OUT
He did that on purpose!
Oh, he's gone. I don't believe that.
God, you could... You know, getting the nitty gritty, Mum.
-He's not going to tell us anything. You have to lure him.
-Lure him then!
-Lure him into a false sense of security.
-Well, do it!
I don't care how you do it, get it done.
Ten days in and absolutely nothing has been organised for the wedding.
But the boys are finally off to Vegas.
Why have you got three drinks?
Well, I've got four drinks, actually.
It's about eight in the morning
and that looks like large Jack Daniels and coke and a pint.
# Bright lights city gonna set my soul
# Gonna set my soul on fire
# There's a thousand pretty women waiting out there
# They're all living the devil may care
# So viva Las Vegas... #
And black for Vegas, baby.
I'll try my best.
BOTH: Yes! It's black, it's black, baby.
# Viva! #
The boys may have a hangover, but they've also got just eight days
to organise an entire wedding, so they're tackling the biggest challenge first.
I thought I had a little bit of an idea,
and I got quite emotional.
I thought, "This is going to be easy, it's going to be great."
Now I'm just panicking, because I have to get a dress today.
This is probably the most important thing about the wedding,
and if I get that wrong she's going to go ape.
I really, really don't have a clue, to be honest,
and it's quite scary.
Back in Lutterworth, the girls are also shopping.
Hi! I'm Kaleigh.
And Kaleigh knows exactly what she's looking for.
Lots of bling, crystals.
What about fitted style?
Comes out maybe here, but fitted up here.
I don't like ruffles, no sort of colour.
I'm a bit picky.
There is one that really springs to mind,
when you said quite big, lot of bling, a big dress.
THE GIRLS CHATTER EXCITEDLY
-I think we should try that one.
I think Kaleigh would like something with a bit of sparkle on the top.
-Honestly, I do.
-Yeah. Kaleigh likes to go out, have accessories, she's a girl.
-No, she doesn't.
-All right. She doesn't.
Looks like the best man knows Kaleigh better than Simon.
I feel nervous!
Oh, my God!
God, you look like a princess.
I love it.
-Do you feel like a princess?
-Yeah, I do.
I just feel absolutely gorgeous.
Kaleigh's found her perfect dress.
Now all Simon's got to do is pick the same thing.
It's a shame he's 5,000 miles away.
-Jewels on the top, and also on the hemline.
-Ooh, that's nice.
Buttons on the back, and then the train.
I don't like it.
It looks nice to me.
It's kind of separated from the whole of the bottom,
and when she's walking down the aisle
it's kind of got a lot of detail there,
and she's still got the train to go.
-I don't like it.
-Fair enough. OK.
Despite Anthony's best efforts,
Simon leaves the Vegas version of Kaleigh's dream dress hanging on the rail.
But something else has caught his eye.
This is a very popular design.
It has a little bit of the roses and the detail that's here,
and only the top is beaded.
Let's look at the back.
It is very princessy, but it's not huge.
-What colour's that?
-This is actually ivory.
But it is a step darker than a traditional ivory.
-It looks quite elegant.
-Yes, it is.
Simon's ignored Anthony's advice,
and picked exactly what Kaleigh said she didn't want -
an ivory dress with ruffles and roses.
Ooh, that's nice. I really like it.
Thank God for that!
OK. We're getting somewhere here, I think. I like it.
Would you have that one if you were choosing?
Yeah. Now I've tried this on, I would want this definite style.
-This is the one?
That's what worries me, because she loves it so much,
and then if she doesn't get it, I know it's going to knock her confidence on the day.
If she doesn't like it, I don't think she'll wear it.
She won't. I know she won't.
Fingers crossed she'll wear the dress Simon's just bought,
as he's about to ship it back to the UK.
The blissfully unaware bride is starting to look forward to her big day.
I can't wait now. I'm really excited.
To get back to normality?
No, to get married.
-I think he'll do his best.
-I hope so.
-Yeah, he will.
Do you think he's missing you, or do you think he's too busy?
I think he'll... Well, I hope he'll be busy.
# Take me on a trip I'd like to go some day... #
With the dress in the post, the boys decide to celebrate
by hitting Sin City.
And after a few drinks on the Strip,
the lads have had a brilliant idea.
-Where is the most famous place to get married in Vegas?
It's probably the White Wedding Chapel, isn't it?
This is the packages that we offer here.
These are the most popular packages, like the Michael Jordan package.
The famous basketball player, he got married here.
So you can go with one of these packages here,
-or you can flip it over and go a la carte and tell me what you would like in your package.
Only in Vegas...
Simon could get hitched in one of five themed chapels, in under 20 minutes.
That's absolutely wicked.
Or he could opt for the Elvis-style Cadillac drive-thru.
The Little White Wedding Chapel, this is where all the stars get married.
Why don't you get married here?
-I'm thinking about it, man.
So, 419, I mean, I think...
The best package to take I think is the Romantic package.
Yeah, I really like the Romantic package.
I think that's the one most suited to you and Kaleigh.
-You get the limo as well.
I think Kaleigh would really enjoy that.
Oh, yeah, she'd love it, Simon...
Back in the real world,
Kaleigh has a very British vision of where she'd like to get married.
Look at all that scenery.
It is absolutely stunning.
Definitely want a marquee now, that's made my mind up.
Like you say, you can get dance floors put in...
It's going to be so grand.
I can see, like, the photographs being taken there.
-And Jamie and Dion running around.
-There will be a few, won't there?
-Yeah, there'll be quite a few kids.
Then there's groups here and groups here, and people having drinks over there,
and there's music.
And as the girls get carried away...
the boys have finally come to their senses.
Realising that a drive-thru wedding might tip Kaleigh over the edge,
they've come to the world's second-largest themed hotel instead,
So we're coming up here on St Mark's Square.
So this is the wedding bridge right here,
this is where we actually do the weddings in St Mark's Square.
Only in Vegas could Simon get married in Venice.
Or at least in a model of it, complete with canals and gondolas.
And you can get married on the gondola as well?
Yeah. The white gondola in the water
is actually one of our wedding options.
A lot of our bridge-wedding couples also elect to do a gondola ride after the wedding.
I think it's nice.
So Simon's looking at a boat for two.
Hmm, it's not quite big enough for Kaleigh's 150 guests.
-This is the room.
-Oh, I love this room.
-Oh, this is beautiful.
-I can just see everyone in here, can't you?
Overall, I would want everything sophisticated and sleek and modern.
I don't want no tack, nothing trashy.
This does feel like you're going through Venice, doesn't it?
-I think it's romantic.
-It is romantic, I think.
After the ceremony, come on here, it'll be nice.
Yeah, you've got this guy singing. It's fantastic, isn't it?
Ahh, don't they make a lovely couple(?)
Along with dramatic indoor waterfalls,
the Venetian also has its very own wedding chapel.
It's amazing, isn't it? Gorgeous. Can you imagine Kaleigh walking down here?
She's going to really love it.
-This is the one, isn't it?
Definitely, yeah. This is amazing.
And with that, Simon's on a roll.
He's even put Kaleigh off the scent by sending her a personal message on her hen night.
I've got a little something from Simon...
..with a message. These are to be worn by the hen.
-Let's hope the dress is nothing to go by!
Ladies, come on!
The hen night's going down well,
but that's possibly because two of the bridesmaids still think they're invited to the wedding.
I think Simon will come up good, I think he'll do well.
He's my brother, you know.
-Oh, you're worried, then!
-He will do well! He'll do his best.
Yeah, and I think he'll make Kaleigh proud.
-At the end of the day, he has to live with her afterwards.
He's not going to be that stupid, I hope.
No, Simon wouldn't be THAT stupid(!)
He's got four days till the wedding, and time's running out.
The wedding chapel's booked, but he's still got to find a reception venue.
So it's time to hit the Strip.
But the boys are easily distracted.
And the 40-degree heat isn't helping.
Well, I'm cooking like a Christmas turkey,
and we've done nothing, and we're just wasting the day.
So what are we doing now?
Just aimlessly wandering down the streets for nothing. It's ridiculous.
Do you know any restaurants around here at all?
-Any restaurants around here? Anything nice and classy?
Useful as a bag of sand.
Perhaps it wasn't the cleverest idea to try and plan a wedding in just nine days.
This is hell on earth.
After a cool-down and a quick Internet search,
the boys are back on track.
Whoa. That's beautiful.
Oh, my God, that's gorgeous.
'40s-styled Hartland Mansion is the largest private house in Vegas,
perfect for Simon's six guests(!)
If we got married at the Venetian, that's absolutely stunning,
and then coming here, this is pulling out all the stops.
This is Vegas, you know. This is where the mobsters used to come.
I think her face would literally drop.
Everyone's would, the moment that they walked in here.
It would just be incredible.
Kaleigh's face is going to drop long before she gets to the reception venue, love.
Simon's now organised his home bird
the biggest, boldest Vegas wedding he can think of.
Time for the icing on the cake.
-Anything I can help you with or show you today?
-A lot, actually.
-Any idea what colours or styles you might be interested in at this point?
There's some things that we can put you in that would be appropriate.
This is Vegas, so anything goes.
I don't know if you want to get wild and crazy or not.
No, I'm sure they're after something understated(!)
-And where's the ceremony going to be?
-At the Venetian.
At the Venetian. OK.
Would you like to come? We've only got eight people.
Well, at that time I'll be working,
but otherwise I'd love to come!
We need bodies!
If you know anyone, tell them to...
Oh, you might end up with a whole crew there!
We're charging outside, you see(!)
So Simon DOES know Kaleigh wants a big wedding.
That must be why he's inviting total strangers, then.
-(IN COMPERE STYLE)
-Ladies and gentlemen, Las Vegas proudly welcomes the comedy wedding duo.
I feel like a clown.
You LOOK like a clown!
I wish I could do tricks.
-I can do a trick.
-You look great, actually.
I DO like it, actually. What do you think to me?
I think you should wear that(!)
-I think Kaleigh would be really pleased(!)
-You'd love that, wouldn't you!
We could put you in a white also, and do something...
I prefer him in the blue.
We could do a blue bow tie.
The heat's clearly got to Simon.
Hw now thinks his suit should match his best man's.
A pair of white tuxedos would be the perfect side dish
to Kaleigh's ivory dress with ruffles look.
Actually, that's not too bad.
What do you think? Do you like this?
I like the blue. Do you?
I like that.
'I don't think I would have ever decided to wear white at an English wedding,'
and I think...
Throw caution to the wind, I think we look great.
It's the day before the big surprise,
and Kaleigh is about to see her wedding dress for the very first time.
Simon has shipped the frock, roses and all,
to a wedding dress shop in Leicester.
Kaleigh wanted a white princess dress with lots of sparkle.
That's not what Simon's bought her.
It's a really bad choice. It's not even a safe choice.
It's purely bad.
(What the hell was he thinking?)
It's just a joke.
I just don't like it.
It's ruffles. It's roses.
It makes me feel frumpy. Old.
If I was in your position, I wouldn't wear it.
I'm not wearing it. I'm not wearing it on my wedding day, no.
Is it possible for us to exchange it for another one?
We cannot, unfortunately, because it's paid for.
The girls try a different strategy.
Kaleigh's sister Sam puts in an emergency call to the groom.
5,000 miles away, it's early morning
and Simon's sleeping like a baby.
Not for long.
We're just at the dress shop. Kaleigh's tried on her dress.
She doesn't like it.
-'She doesn't like'
the ruffles, it doesn't fit her, she doesn't like the roses.
'The only other option,'
Simon, is to buy another one.
I don't know if there's any money left in the budget
to buy another dress.
If there's no money in the budget,
he's going to have to find it from somewhere - cut back on something.
We'll give you a call back.
Oh, I don't believe it.
He's not sure whether there's any money left in the budget.
They'll need to make some money.
That's what I said and he said he's going to ring us back.
We've got 1,811.65 left.
And we've still got to get a cake, bridesmaid's dress, licence,
make-up, cars, champagne.
If you just say, "Look, we can afford to give you £600-£700...
What have YOU done?!
The bride has finally found a frock she fancies.
-Yes. How much better?!
-How much better?!
-Ah, that's beautiful.
So, you'd better ring him and ask him to bring his cheque book.
-We're looking at a grand total, is 1,564.
-Oh, thank you.
1,564 is a small price to pay for how you feel...
..if he wants to live with me after this wedding, hell, yeah!
Kaleigh's found the dress that she wants.
'Adding it all together, it's 1,564.'
There's only 600 quid, Deb.
-He's only got £600.
No, that's not good enough. That's not good enough, Anthony.
They need to get money.
God, I feel such a bitch.
You... Get me on the phone, I'll tell him what a bitch is.
What is his problem now?
They haven't physically got any money left.
-He has got money. He's got a car.
-He said they're cutting back
to get the £600.
Well, they'll have to cut back more. Or get the card.
Or take their suits back.
Yeah. I'm not wearing that. End of.
Kaleigh has put her foot down.
Simon's going to have to dig deep, to find the cash.
-Just simply haven't got it.
-No, you haven't.
If I emptied out the bank account, the rent wouldn't be paid.
-I can't just magic money out of nowhere.
-No, you can't.
Tell her I can give her £800. I'll put £400 out of my own money.
'Simon says he can get'
It's still not enough, though.
-He can only go up to £800.
-It's not good enough.
If they can get the money, I will give it back to them.
If anybody can get the money and pay for it,
'Simon will pay them back.'
OK, then, we'll see if we can do that.
Even with 400 quid out of his pocket and the same again from the budget,
the girls still have to fork out the remaining £764 themselves.
SIMON: The budget has just been absolutely decimated.
I just hope the next time they see us, she looks at me and smiles.
For his next surprise, Simon needs to get Kaleigh out of the house,
so he's sending the sisters to Brighton for the night.
With his bride out of the way,
he can finally tell the families about the wedding.
Kaleigh's brother Sean and Simon's sister Lisa are about to find out
they aren't invited.
-'We're not going there, are we, Simon?'
Definitely not going there.
'Are you going there?'
-'No, we're not going there.'
-'Where are you going, Simon?'
'# City going to set my soul on fire. #'
There has been a lot of speculation about where the wedding will be.
'We are going all the way to Las Vegas.'
some of you aren't going to be able to go
and I really, really...
..feel quite bad about that.
The following people will be going -
and it's Deb,
'Brent, my dad, my mum, erm... -
'who else is coming? -
'Sam, Anthony, myself and, obviously, Kaleigh.'
She's going to kill him.
Oh, God, she's not going to be happy.
Kaleigh's going to hate it.
There's so many people can't go.
She'll be all right when she gets there.
She won't go through with it, will she?
So many people have bought outfits. They've gone to so much trouble.
The news starts to sink in that two of Kaleigh's nearest and dearest
won't be at the wedding.
Confident their wedding plans are going, well, to plan,
the boys find time to relax in the sun.
-It's Wednesday today.
She will... The family will know by now, as well.
They'll have got the message that everyone's coming here.
-It's eight o'clock over there now.
I think the people that know they're coming out will be really excited.
-I think Dad will be really excited, as well.
-I hope so.
It's all right, Mum, don't worry about it.
Why don't you have a look on the internet
and see how much it would be?
-We'll sort something out.
-I'm not putting myself in debt, Mum.
I know, but we'll sort something out,
-even if we all put something to it.
I'm all right, honestly.
I just thought all the immediate family would be going.
Six o'clock the next morning, and a taxi picks the girls up.
Kaleigh has no idea where she's headed.
As they approach the airport, she's convinced it's a practical joke.
Oh, my God!
So? He's bluffing.
I'm not convinced he's bluffing!
-You're going to Desk J.
I'm feeling sick.
We've come all this way. It's not a joke.
Do you think it's a joke?
I think there's a slight chance it might be a joke.
Kaleigh'a about to find out that Simon's deadly serious.
-We've been told to come to you.
-I think this is for you.
Two tickets to Las Vegas.
I can't believe it.
I need to seriously think about if I want to do this.
He's obviously done what
you always didn't want to do.
Exactly. And I'm marrying that kind of guy.
As the girls are still reeling from the shock,
their parents arrive and drop another bombshell.
(TEARFULLY) Sean can't come.
Sean's not coming?
I'm not going, then. I'm not going.
Their brother has been left behind.
Would you be able to get married knowing your brother's not there?
Or Lisa. Or Jenny.
We're not going. I'm sorry, it's off.
It's absolutely off.
-If Sean's not coming, I'm not going.
-Sean or Lisa.
I'm not doing it, Mum.
Just tell him it's off.
Are they already there?
-I think so.
-Well, they can marry each other, cos we're not going.
I didn't think he would do this. I honestly didn't.
I don't even want to marry him right now, if I'm honest.
Why would the man I love do this? Why would he do this, Mum?
In an attempt to defuse the situation,
stepdad Brent calls Kaleigh's brother, Sean.
Sean's on the phone.
But how do you feel?
Then I don't want to go, if you do.
The wedding's tomorrow, by the way - Friday.
She won't marry him. She will not marry him. She can't.
This is her wedding day.
He's spoiled our wedding day.
I am sick of just crying about this.
Time is running out.
Kaleigh's got half an hour to check in
or miss the flight - and her wedding.
Please. If Kay goes, please go, Sam.
I'm not going. End of.
-She'll have no bridesmaid.
-I'm not going.
I know I'm a bridesmaid, but I don't agree with this.
You, Kaleigh, if you want to go, and if you want to go, then you go.
-It's an impossible decision. I don't know.
With the wedding in crisis
and their relationship at stake, all rules go out of the window.
-is going on?
-Baby, come on.
-'Do you know how upset we are?'
You've ripped the whole family apart, Simon.
'How could you do this?'
I'm not coming.
-No, Kay, don't be silly.
-I'm not coming!
Please. I love you. Please.
No, you obviously don't or you wouldn't do this, would you?
-Please. Everything's planned. It's going to be amazing.
-I don't care.
You'll have to unplan it.
'Sorry, Simon. I just am'
really struggling to want to marry you.
'How could you?'
You've absolutely broken my heart.
You know what my family means to me.
Please. Just get on the plane.
-I'm not coming.
-'What about us?'
Well, game over. End of.
End of what?
End of us.
It's all too much for Simon.
It's left to Anthony to try and save their relationship.
All he's been thinking about is you.
When he didn't get your dress right, he cried.
Yeah, good. So he should. It was hideous.
Come over and then decide.
It's going to close any second.
Kaleigh, he does love you, you know.
I've got to go.
You've just got to hope she gets on the plane.
She won't get on the plane.
Oh, God. I've screwed up.
After a sleepless night, Simon still has no idea
whether Kaleigh boarded the plane.
Oh, the breakfast of a condemned man, eh?
Oh, my God.
I just don't think she's going to come.
Go on, then. What percentage that she turns up?
-80, she doesn't?
-Against. She doesn't turn up.
I think it's even less. I think it's 95%.
With his relationship hanging in the balance, all Simon can do now
is wait and see if his fiancee steps off the plane.
I'm really nervous now.
All I want to see is her face just coming through the airport.
# Can we pretend that airplanes In the night sky
# Are like shooting stars?
# I could really use a wish right now Wish right now, wish right now
# Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky
# Are like shooting stars?
# I could really use a wish... #
Where's the arrivals list?
Which one is she going to get?
I hope she is here. I really hope she is here.
I feel absolutely sick. My heart is racing.
Not long now.
Oh, my God, she's here.
-I told you.
Oh-ho! You're lucky.
Come here. Please, come here. Give me a hug.
-I am really pissed off, Simon.
-Give me a hug.
-I just don't believe you.
Come and sit down...
Simon's wait is not over yet.
There is no guarantee that Kaleigh will go ahead with the wedding
without all her family there.
I never meant to...
Why did you do it? Sean is my usher.
I want him there. He is my brother.
Jenny is a bridesmaid. Your sister is a bridesmaid.
As well as being your sister.
-I know that.
-These people should be here.
I know, and I wanted them all here but I could not afford
to get them out here.
I could not afford that. If I could, I would have done.
Kaleigh doesn't even have a bridesmaid any more.
Her sister, Sam, refused to come.
Am I in the hotel on my own tonight? I presume, because Sam is not here.
So, I will probably be on my own.
-We will sort something out.
-That's a yes, then.
Sam is absolutely disgusted with you.
As we all are.
It is the night before the wedding should take place.
Simon has one last chance to convince Kaleigh to marry him.
The crew gives them some space as Simon tries to save his marriage.
You are not going to magic people here.
I cannot believe Sam is not here. It's horrible.
I know it is.
We are never going to get this chance again, Kaleigh.
I love you and I want to marry you. Listen, this might surprise you.
Believe me. It might just surprise you. All that is important
is that if you love me, and I love you, then we get married.
I do not think I would be able to enjoy myself.
Simon leaves Kaleigh,
still unsure of whether he'll be getting married in the morning.
Absolutely gutted. The wedding isn't going to take place.
It's a shock to know that I'm not going to be married.
I don't understand it.
I just don't know.
It's another waiting game, then?
Yeah. Today has been a long day.
'I don't know what's going to happen.'
I have...basically begged her to marry me.
I hope tomorrow is good news. I really do.
It's the morning of the wedding. All Simon can do is wait.
I've woke up this morning feeling a bit different.
I have spoken to my brother and sister.
I've decided to go ahead with the wedding.
I am still angry with his decisions.
I think he has not made all the right decisions.
I know he would not want to maliciously upset me.
I understand that he just couldn't do everything.
I love him a lot.
I've just really missed him and I want to marry him.
-Will you marry me?
-I love you.
-I love you.
-See you later.
That was lucky!
-Right, I'm getting married.
With only four hours to the wedding, and against all the odds,
Kaleigh has decided to stand by her man.
Oh, my God...
Wow! I am stunned.
Your prince awaits.
-Lovely, isn't it?
MINISTER: Holy matrimony is a joyous uniting of a man and a woman.
Today, Simon and Kaleigh have proclaimed their love to the world.
Simon, do you take Kaleigh to be your lawfully wedded wife?
-Kaleigh, do you take Simon to be your lawfully wedded husband?
May I have the wedding rings, please?
-I give you this ring...
-I give you this ring...
-..as a pledge...
-..as a pledge...
-..of my love.
-..of my love.
I hope it fits.
I give you this ring as a symbol of our unity.
With the powers instilled in me by the State of Nevada,
I am now proud and honoured to pronounce you both
as husband and wife. You may now seal your marriage with a kiss.
I have missed you.
Absolutely outstanding. Honestly, amazing.
-I love you.
-I love you.
'I think it has gone really well. The service was lovely
'and the venue is spectacular. It is beautiful.'
She seems really happy and that's the main thing.
I am so happy. I didn't think we were going to get here
but Kaleigh looks incredible. I am so proud.
They are made for each other.
Despite all the heartache, the wedding has been a success.
We're doing very well, as Kaleigh's turned up.
That's the most important thing.
I think she loved the wedding.
I think she has forgotten about the problems that she has had back home,
all the reasons why she didn't want to come.
-Up until today, there have been more lows than highs.
It needed to be something special and he has done something special.
The only downside is that the rest of the family couldn't be here
to experience this.
I am upset that I didn't get to see her get married.
That's something I'll never get back.
It is what it is. That is the way it happened.
He had three weeks, and you know, it is what it is, really.
It was a bit like being trampled on. That is the only way I can put it.
But now I see that he had to make some really difficult choices.
So, he did what was right for Kaleigh and the rest of the family.
At one time, I thought it was because Simon
wanted a Vegas wedding, he was going to have a Vegas wedding
and it was going to be about him. But looking at what he has done,
I can see that he has thought about her all the way through.
I feel like the luckiest man alive because, 24 hours ago,
I had told myself that I wasn't getting married.
For this all to unveil, it has been amazing.
I feel like the luckiest man alive.
# Maybe I didn't treat you
# Quite as good as I should have
# Maybe I didn't love you... #
This whole experience... I can't even begin to tell you.
When I saw him, it was anger, frustration.
How could he do this? But love, as well. And he drives me
absolutely crazy. But I just love him and I can't help that.
He is the one for me. So...
# You are always on my mi-i-ind. #
Thank you. Appreciate that...
Two months later, back in Lutterworth,
Kaleigh and Simon are settling in to married life.
and Kaleigh's acquired some perspective
on her roller-coaster wedding.
I don't think he was intentionally trying to upset me.
His heart was in the right place. He was trying to do something amazing
and the day itself was amazing.
I just think, I still can't believe that he did it.
Would I change it now? I don't think so.
I think the whole Vegas experience for both of us
was absolutely fantastic. It was amazing.
I just wish I had got it right. That is the only thing.
I wish I could have got two or three more people on that flight
and it would have been perfect.
Next year, we are looking to have a blessing
-and getting a lot of people, to have a party afterwards.
And then hopefully, we will go on honeymoon. Mauritius.
Definitely. And he will not be organising any of it.
It will all be me and I can have exactly what I want.
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Only the bravest brides would let their groom organise the biggest day of their life, by himself. The grooms get £12,000 and the brides get no say in how it is spent. With a million ways to splash the cash and a million things to organise, can the guys pull it off in just three weeks? And will it be for better or worse?
Leicestershire couple Kaleigh (24) and Simon (31) have been together for six years and are desperate to tie the knot. However, risk-taker Simon decides to gamble his future happiness and ultimately his relationship on a wedding 5,000 miles away in Las Vegas. Will the bright lights blind him to what his bride Kaleigh really wants? Will it be the biggest mistake of his life? And will he even have a bride to marry on the big day?