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Don't Tell The Bride celebrates weddings like no-one else.
-From New York... ..to Glasgow...
-Oh, my God.
-Why would the man I love do this?
-I can't even plan a wedding!
-And one unforgettable rollercoaster ride.
Why the hell are we at Thorpe Park on my wedding day?!
And now, we're back, as 12 more unsuspecting brides
-prepare for the journey of a lifetime.
-The grooms get three weeks and £12,000.
-And the brides get no say in how it's spent.
-I'd never imagine Ben could get it this wrong.
So, get ready to rock...
I don't even want you in me wedding!
As the party reaches new heights...
and sinks to new lows...
..with more fairytale endings than ever before.
This is supposed to be the biggest day of my life, and I'm not happy.
Switch it off.
Tonight, reckless spender Adam is being given the chance to earn
his bride Lydia's trust...
I just hope that he's doing the right thing.
..and organise the wedding of her dreams.
It's going to be flash, completely over the top, Jay-Z-like.
While she wants a simple and traditional ceremony...
Weddings, to me, are in churches.
..he's out to create the biggest,
most bling wedding party of all time.
I'm trying to hire an animal for a wedding - tigers and lions.
But as he splashes the cash on a flashy reception...
It's not, actually, is it?
..and two days before the wedding,
turns his venue into a party house...
the budget starts to dwindle.
We've got no money left.
-And he's forced to rope in Mum and Nan...
-Be a waitress?
-Are you for real?
-Can this big-spending groom...
This is the life. This is how we roll.
-..make his bride feel a million dollars?
-What are we doing?
-I got animal poo on my dress.
-Or will he be for ever in her debt?
Is this it? This is all I get?
We massively screwed up.
-It's a joke.
Young lovebirds Adam and Lydia first set eyes on each other
on a night out in Exeter two years ago.
When I first met Lydia, she was like a goddess. Olive skin...
I just thought, "Wow!" And then...
she was actually interested, so I was like, "Get in there!"
I'm punching way above my weight. From there, I've not let her go. Not let her escape.
# Where have you been all my life? #
Punching above his weight is what 25-year-old Adam does best.
And keen to keep his 21-year-old princess happy,
he spoilt her with a lavish champagne lifestyle.
He would always buy me gifts. He'd take me out for meals a lot.
After three months, the inseparable pair moved in together.
I was only 19, we kind of had our own space,
which was brilliant for me, because I'd never had that.
So out of all my friends, I was the plush one with the nice house.
A year ago, Adam lost his job as an electrician.
But that didn't stop his reckless spending,
trying to please the love of his life.
I was living way beyond my means, I was gambling,
spending money left, right and centre and in the end,
betting silly bets with mine and Lydia's rent money,
which - inevitably - I lost. I did mess up in a really bad way.
When I found out Adam had gambled all the rent money, um...
It broke my heart.
If I found that out with anyone else, I'd have walked away,
straight away. I wouldn't have looked back,
but I realised that I loved him
and when you love someone, you love every bit of them.
Looks good. Thank you, Mother.
The couple had no choice but to move in with Adam's mum and dad.
And his little sister...
and his nan.
You don't want to come back from having all your privacy
to then having absolutely nothing, just a room.
It was time for marketing assistant Lydia to take charge.
I took his bank cards, I went and put my name on his bank account,
so I could go in and get bank statements.
So I had complete control over any spending he had.
Despite their troubles, Lydia stuck by her man,
who knew then that she was the one.
But with no money for a lavish proposal,
big spender Adam was forced to improvise.
On the day I proposed to Lydia, we went for a nice walk along the coast.
Got to the top of the hill - a really nice, beautiful spot, overlooking the sea.
She was eating a bag of sweets, and in the sweets was a jelly ring.
I got down on one knee, and thank God she said yes!
I'd have liked a real ring, but, you know, you can't always get what you want!
And proving he can be more responsible,
Adam's found a new job and a more suitable career.
I work with companies that have gone bankrupt and liquidation.
-So it's quite, like...
-What's that word? Contradicting?
# Isn't it ironic? Don't you think? #
Now the once-spendthrift Adam
will have to go it alone and prove that he really has put
the past behind him, by giving Lydia a wedding to remember.
This is a massive chance for Adam to prove
he can be given this money and trusted to plan my wedding.
I've never trusted him with anything,
so this would be a massive, massive deal.
Is going to be a big redemption for me.
I want to prove to them that I can live within my means,
live within a budget, and that I'm more responsible now
than I was in the past.
Proving he's changed is crucial for Lydia,
who wants nothing more than security in her life.
My parents divorced and remarried and it was awful,
going through that when I was a child.
And I never want that for anyone
and I know that when I marry Adam,
it will be for life.
Lydia is after a girlie, but traditional wedding.
My perfect ideal wedding would be my mum's, when she remarried.
It was perfect. Her dress was gorgeous. She had the sit-down meal.
I would want my day to be a replica of that, really.
I don't want a big do.
I'm going to go all-out, big, massive, extravagant.
She deserves this massive day and I'm going to provide her with it.
Having let her down once already, Adam knows this time,
failure is not an option.
This is the biggest day of my life
and if Adam doesn't get this right, then...
I don't know what the future will hold.
It's time for the couple to say goodbye.
Put it in the back.
The next time they see each other
will be on the biggest day of their lives.
Don't set me off!
-Don't do anything stupid!
See you at the altar!
-I love you.
-I love you.
For the next three weeks, Lydia will be staying with her mum,
six miles down the road.
I do worry that he's going to go off track.
He's going to have freedom again
and not have someone to keep him on the straight and narrow.
Let's hope best man Aaron can keep him in check.
Hello, mate! What are you doing here?!
'My best man, Aaron - I've known him for 20 years.
'He knows he's going to have to rein me in a bit,
'cos I'm going to be going,'
"I want this, I want that".
He's going to have to tell me "no" sometimes.
I thought, seeing as we've got a lot of planning to do...
Lydia dreams of a simple, plain, small wedding.
-But for Adam...
-I reckon it's going to be flash,
completely over the top...
Jay-Z-like, big party...
-As extravagant as I can be.
-Without blowing the budget on Cristal.
And so the groom who struggles to keep an eye on his finances
is planning an A-List-style party,
on a budget that would barely cover Jay-Z's drinks bill.
This is your cue to say no, Aaron.
We'll have these, then knock it on the head for the night.
-Getting late, isn't it?
-Maybe not, then.
-Here's to a good three weeks.
The following morning and at her mum's house,
Lydia's finding it hard to relax.
The thought of Adam on the loose with the wedding money
is a worry for everyone.
He's never had that sort of money in his life.
And I budget everything, anyway, in the relationship.
I just hope he's good with that money.
And thinks, you know, takes time to think.
I just don't want him to sort of, break your heart or hurt you,
I just hope that he's... He's doing the right thing.
And not being stupid with it, or...
Stupid? Maybe, but at least they're eager.
Not wasting any time, the boys have travelled 80 miles
down the Cornish coast to check out a possible venue for Adam's lavish wedding reception.
Sylvanus is a £5 million mansion with a prime hilltop location
overlooking a pretty harbour.
So it really IS fit for the stars.
Wow, look at that.
That is absolutely massive. Over the top. Huge house.
-Let me pick my jaw up off the floor a minute. Jesus!
Looks out over that.
It might not be the obvious choice for a simple, traditional wedding,
and you can't actually get married here,
but when it comes to house parties, well, there's no contest.
This is Silvanus.
This is the hallway...
Inside, there's no grand staircase or ballroom.
But there is a snooker room, a games room, and a built-in disco.
And the killer features don't stop there.
There are seven plush bedrooms.
This is actually bigger than the whole downstairs of my house.
And even a honeymoon suite for the newlyweds.
That would completely blow her mind.
-But it's another area that blows the boys' minds.
-Oh, my God.
-This is what we were looking for, mate, really,
when you think about the wow factor.
Yep, these boys are hoping to wow their guests with...a flashy loo.
We said we wanted A-list, this is A-list.
And with a 40-foot pool, Adam's imagination is running wild.
Just see it now - all sat around the pool,
drinking cocktails with a big Cuban cigar. This is what it's all about. This is what I wanted.
-Just imagine yourself getting married here.
The house comes at a staggering price of six grand,
not including food or drink, and that's for a Tuesday to Friday booking.
The boys have opted for a Thursday wedding,
so for a few days beforehand,
they'll have the place to themselves.
We could spend the four days living it up on the high life,
living like kings.
We can actually be celebrities for four days, can't we?
-People would be talking about it for months, wouldn't they?
Definitely the talk of the town, and that's what we want. Big-time was our theme. There it is.
So Adam forks out half his budget on a flashy house.
But he thinks he can save in other areas.
It is a lot of money, but with this place, it's that wow factor,
so the place that we legally have to get married,
I don't think has to have the whole, you know, wow factor
of walking down the aisle and stuff.
That may be the case for party-obsessed Adam,
but for Lydia, it's all about the ceremony.
A couple of miles from home, she's visiting a very special place
with her mum, Bev, and older sister, Jade.
It's the church where her mum remarried, eight years ago.
I really want to get married here. I'll be gutted if I can't.
Lydia and Jade were both bridesmaids
-and that wedding is the template for Lydia's dream day.
-It's grand, isn't it?
Yes. And really traditional, which is what I want.
A wedding to me, is in churches. A wedding, you have in churches.
I've always wanted, like, a traditional church wedding.
That's what I always want, so if I can't have that,
I'll be devastated.
-And the fact that it means something to us
and our family, it'd mean a lot to get married here.
I couldn't think of anything worse than getting married in a place, which meant nothing to me.
Just like a hall, or a place,
or something, which didn't have any meaning.
I'm glad that we've been here again now today with Lydia,
because she's just clarified that it's what she wants
and that we've been able to see it at least, even if she doesn't get it,
but that's what I'm hoping doesn't happen.
Hopefully she does get it and we'll have a really perfect day here.
I will be heartbroken, though, if I can't have it.
I really want to get married here.
I hope that I can and I'm worried now that I don't think I will
and I'm going to be really upset.
In Cornwall, Adam's main criteria for his ceremony venue
is that it's near to his party mansion.
The only thing I'm struggling with slightly is the size of this room.
Not much of an aisle to walk down.
No. About five steps, isn't it?
Yes, by the time you turn around, she'll be over your shoulder.
-Exactly. It's like a living room, isn't it?
He's in the lounge of a hotel.
Not only that, but the room can only seat half of Adam's 100 guests.
If she comes in from that door there and sees a bar...? Know what I mean?
-How important is the legal part of getting married for you?
To me, it's not massively important,
but to Lydia, I think it definitely is.
If we was organising it, she'd book a church.
Definitely. One million percent.
This venue may not be right for Adam's ceremony, but at the height
of summer, most places are busy, so he has no choice but to book it.
So with the registrar and venue, that's 884.
In with Silvanus, that's 6,884.
Only three days in,
and Adam's frittered away over half his budget on two venues. With a free holiday thrown in(!)
-Roll on the...party!
-And...we're going on holiday for four days.
-Shall we go get a beer to celebrate?
-Let's get a beer to celebrate.
And so, on the big day, the girl who's desperate for a church wedding
will travel two hours down the coast to be married in a hotel lounge
followed by a massive house party down the road.
Even though Lydia's parents are divorced she has asked them
both to meet her in the hope they can ease her worries about how
Adam is spending his cash.
-You must have seen something in him that you can trust him?
I would not go through it if I did not trust him
but he is very easily led astray.
On the day he might be fantastic and you will look at him
and go, "How did he manage that?"
-And he has grown up and that is it.
-I can't see it happening.
Don't you worry that he is going to mess up because I do all the time?
I think you will see the side of him,
and what I have seen of Adam, I have seen him in different situations
and I think he will cope and I don't think he will mess up.
Just see what happens and just go with it.
Just... He will probably give you that fairytale wedding that you've
always wanted and you can draw a line under everything that's happened in the past
and you can think, "OK, he's done what he said he was going to do and it has worked out well."
-I probably won't see you until the wedding day.
-No, you won't.
You won't. That's really scary.
I wish they were together still and I wish they never got divorced
'but obviously things happen.'
-I try not to worry.
-See you soon.
-See you on the day.
'It's nice that we can all sit around and we can all still have
'that bond, that family bond,'
which is reassuring and nice,
but at the same time it just makes me now so much more aware
that I want the person I get married to, to be the person for life.
And how much my wedding day is massively important.
Hiya, my name is Aaron. I have just been on your website.
I am enquiring about trying to hire an animal for a wedding.
I've been looking at tigers and lions. No, not at all? Is there any particular reason?
It's against the law, is it?
With lions out of the question the boys need to find another way
to add to the A-list glitz.
We definitely said we want a red carpet.
Red carpet is pretty much a must.
If we are going red carpet, A list,
what about getting celebrity lookalikes?
Maybe if you could get them wandering around,
getting photographs of people, handing out drinks?
With the grand plan to have celebrity lookalikes at the wedding
the boys are off to the lights of London
with stars in their eyes.
And the stars don't come much bigger than Simon Cowell, Mr T,
Gordon Ramsay, Will Smith, Austin Powers, and Mr Posh Spice.
Adam needs to decide which A-lister will join his glitzy party.
-How are you doing?
-Good to see you.
-Hello, I'm Aaron. Hello.
-How are you doing?
-Hi, I'm Aaron.
-How are you?
-My idol, Becks.
-Nice to meet you.
Mr Beckham, nice to meet you.
-I'm also a DJ.
-Tick that box. Also I can do the red carpet, theme out the venue.
You want the number one? Done. You know what I mean?
When it comes to the disco you need somebody to step on the
good foot and do the bad thing, baby, get those people bopping.
I can pull out the Neuralyzer. When you get married, flash it on, forget it.
So starstruck Adam splashes out a whopping 950 quid for
a Will Smith lookalike and a Simon Cowell DJ.
-But he's not stopping there.
-Hey guys what's up?
-Hi, I'm Adam.
Do you have any particular Britney outfit in mind?
The catsuit! Or the schoolgirl. OK.
-Can you give us an example of your performance?
# Baby, can't you see I'm calling
# A girl like you should wear a warning
# It's dangerous, I'm falling. #
-Thanks very much.
Oops! He quite literally did it again with another £350 to book Britney.
It's not even the end of week one and Adam's already spent
eight grand on a blinging house and some fake celebs.
Still, at least he'll have Simon Cowell on the decks.
Everything I've seen I wanted to book. Obviously I want that feel, that celebrity feel,
and everything we've seen ticks all those boxes.
What about the best man hired to hold Adam back?
Maybe if we had only seen one lookalike we'd have been happy with that.
But the more you see the more you want.
That's where the 12 grand poses a problem because it doesn't go on forever.
200 miles from the bright lights of London, Lydia is with
her family, reminiscing about her mum's wedding day eight years ago.
It's pretty, isn't it?
-Look at it.
-I like it like it's really like,
it doesn't go out loads. I don't want it over the top, and loads going on. It's very subtle.
But pretty. Looking at all your bits and bobs has hit home now.
I don't think I'm going to have any of that
or Adam would have done any of that because it's a very girlie, womanly thing,
to get necklaces, the little bags to go with the flower girls,
the nice little thing to go in your hair. I can't see him doing that.
It does make me worry because with my wedding
when I planned my wedding I knew exactly what I wanted.
-Just absolutely everything. To make everyone feel good.
-And look good. And you don't have that. I would hate it.
I don't know...
Come here. Come here.
It breaks my heart to see Lydia getting upset
because I know how important it is to her now.
Everything is at stake for Adam.
It's the beginning of week two,
time for Adam to face his biggest challenge yet -
Finding an A-list wedding dress fit for his A-list party.
It's my wife-to-be's wedding dress.
If I pull it off I will be an absolute hero. If I don't then I could be walking down the aisle
and getting a slap at the end of it.
I'm a little bit scared.
Where do we start? Strapless, maybe like goes in?
-I don't know what they call them.
-But there is one feature that every A-list dress should have.
-Do you want something with a bit of bling on it?
Just a few streets away is the shop Lydia's mum bought her wedding dress from.
Eight years on, will it have something that Lydia likes?
Wow, so many. So nice.
It turns out that for this traditional bride...
They like their bling...
..finding a dress like Mum's isn't so easy.
Too much going on there. Too much detail on it. All the tiny bits.
I don't like it. I do really want a plain...
-I'll show you a plain one.
Not my ideal cos I wouldn't have buttons necessarily,
but I'll try it on because it's plain.
It's completely plain.
Unfortunately, Adam doesn't do completely plain.
-Lovely, isn't it?
First, he's picked a shiny satin number.
-With just enough diamante for a red carpet bash.
Dress two brings the bling up a notch.
A figure hugging dress that's top-heavy with glitz.
Jesus of Nazareth. Look at that on the back as well. It is stunning.
For dress number three you need your sunglasses.
A lace number that sparkles from head to toe.
-I didn't think I'd like lace.
-How do you choose?
It's never going to...
I can't...choose between the three. It literally might come down to pulling it out of a hat.
In her shop Lydia is trying on her very demure,
utterly bling-free dream dress.
-I like that. I really like that.
-Let's put that there for you.
I really like this dress.
It reminds me of Mum's, quite plain and fitted.
-It's really beautiful.
-This is traditional, plain, perfect.
I wouldn't want any other dress.
Don't get upset.
Please don't because I'm not very good at the moment.
-You look so nice.
-She looks pretty, doesn't she?
I want people to be like, "She looks really nice
"and her dress is really pretty", afterwards.
I don't want the dress to take over me, so I'm glad it's not too
in-your-face with loads of sparkling jewels everywhere and it's quite plain.
-I love it. Oh, dear.
-Adam's definitely up for the dazzle.
-Which dazzler will it be?
-Do I go with my gut? That along with the back...
-The detail down the corset. The side.
For her body shape, for everything, I think that is the winner for me,
but I don't think it's something she'd pick for herself.
-It's such a big decision, isn't it?
-It's an amazing dress.
I would love to see the model in that one more time.
If Adam's gone tacky and not traditional and plain and elegant...
..I won't wear it.
# Diamonds are forever... #
Seeing it again, that's it.
Lydia's going to walk down the aisle with a sparkling bosom
and a big fancy train.
If the dress isn't dazzling enough, Adam adds a tiara stuffed with diamantes.
We've got a winner.
With £975 spent on a blinging dress and tiara...
-That's the main one done.
-..Adam's down to his last three grand.
It's the middle of week two
and only five days to go before Adam gets the keys to the mansion.
Wanting to get everything done before his hard-earned holiday
he hits the shops.
-First the rings.
-Then it's £250 on the bridesmaids' dresses.
-I like that.
-Yeah, it's pretty.
-Nearly 600 on suits. £150 on flowers.
Another 150 on Lydia's hair.
-See you later.
And finally £400 on a boot full of booze.
If you're throwing a wedding fit for sophisticated celebs you need
the right drink.
What would scream class?
-Shots on arrival.
-Six crates of champagne.
-The big dog itself...
-That's the one.
Tuesday when I can get in the house can't come quick enough for me.
I want to get down there, I will know by then that everything's sorted,
I can relax, have some time with my best man and ushers.
The party starts that Tuesday really.
Before stag do number two at the mansion the groom who
likes a flutter starts stag do number one at Chester racecourse.
And the boys have all chipped in for a special stag kitty.
Gee-gees - bit of gambling, you know. Cannot go wrong.
Fortunately, Adam's left the wedding budget at home.
£50 each way out of the kitty.
Unfortunately, Adam picks horses as well as he picks dresses.
100 quid down the pan.
I like horseracing if I win. If I don't win I don't like it.
Despite things going badly he wants one last bet
and thinks he's seen something too good to pass up.
-Look what I found here.
-It's a bit spooky.
Adam spotted a 12-1 outsider, which unbelievably has
the same name as his swanky reception venue, Silvanus.
-Fuck, it's Silvanus!
-You say "Silvay-nus", we say "Silvah-nus".
Either way Adam got lucky with Silvanus the horse,
but will he be as lucky with Silvanus the house?
Back in Exeter the girls have gathered for Lydia's hen do.
Here's to a good night.
I'm really nervous about what's about to happen.
Adam's decided to send the girls to Bristol for a night out.
He has arranged a bling party bus to get them there.
My God, that's amazing.
I did not think he would do anything like this at all. Right now I'm happy. I'm happy right now.
It's an hour and a half to Bristol but with a state-of-the-art
sound system, karaoke, pole dancing and shed loads of
champagne on board, it's the perfect start to the girls' night out.
In Liverpool, Adam's mates know how much he'd love a superstar
lifestyle, so as a special treat for one night only they've transformed him
into a huge global icon.
He's absolutely ruined, and I've just bought another 56 shots.
It's hard to say whether the girls are having as good a time as us,
but I'm sure they're going to enjoy themselves.
Well, if being stranded at a service station just outside Exeter
is what you call a good time...!
ALL: # Come on, come on, come on... #
The bus broke down. We have no idea where we're going.
-It's late now, it's late.
-It's like, 11 o'clock.
We'd be in a club by now.
Something needs tightening...
We need to get out, on a night out.
There's not going to be any point going anywhere in a minute.
That's what I said, let's go back, but we can't.
At last - the bus is fixed.
# What's love got to do got to do with it...?
And three hours after setting off, the girls finally arrive in Bristol.
Only to discover that's where Adam's planning ends.
He hasn't thought further than the party bus.
So now it's up to the girls to make their own fun.
And pay their own way.
Is this it? Is this is all I get?
If this is it, I'll be really upset.
-I just feel like I've let everyone down.
-You haven't let anyone down.
All your friends love you, that's why they're here. Yeah?
-People don't know where they're going...
-Yes, I know.
But that's because a man's organised it, that's all.
I don't think he's thought about Lydia.
I would have made sure that we had a bit of a plan of where we were
going to go, and research the places within the city we were going.
So now we're just a little bit lost in a city we don't know.
If this is what he's done for the hen do, then
'I'm worried about the wedding. Because you can tell she's not happy
'and we're having to pick up the pieces.
'It's a bit of a mess, really.'
This is Adam's fault,
cos he should have fucking organised a plan. Cos I would have.
The girls set off to salvage their evening. It's 1:30am,
but they eventually end up in a club, with everyone chipping in.
It's the final week,
and nursing a hangover, the boys are back to work with a bang
when they finally take a long overdue look at the dwindling budget.
So, before food I've got 700 quid...
Having splashed the cash for two weeks,
Adam is left with just £7 a head to feed 100 guests.
-You have to feed people.
Feeding people's more important than seeing a fake fucking Simon Cowell.
£6,000, you could have got a venue that fed 100 people.
And all we've got is a house.
With no service - we've got to do it all ourselves.
People eating stuff, who's going to clear it all away?
We've got no money left.
We massively screwed up.
Or I did. My priorities.
Spending 1,200 quid on entertainment
before we've even fed anyone is the most ridiculous thing ever.
Should have got the venue, fed people.
Now we've left the most important thing to last.
I don't necessarily think we forgot about it,
I think we just maybe did it in the wrong order.
Maybe should have done that as one of the first things rather than doing the entertainment first, but
hindsight's a wonderful thing, isn't it?
Across town, Lydia's nursing a hangover of a different kind.
All my friends and everyone who came out on the hen has said to me,
"I spent so much money, Lydia."
And I've had to thank them for that.
"Thanks for spending loads of money on my hen."
-Just a joke.
These party buses... They're not that expensive.
And we had nothing to do.
-I can go to Bristol any time.
And Jade's got even more bad news.
-I found out where the boys went.
-Where did they go?
They went to Liverpool, and then they went to Chester racecourse.
They went to the races?
Now, knowing that... I hope he's not...
The wedding isn't just going to be about him.
I hope it'll be about me as well.
-But maybe he'll put his energy on the wedding day.
-Let's hope so.
Let's hope so.
Now he has to watch his pennies,
big spending Adam is finally thinking small.
With a trip to the local butcher.
-We're hoping you can help us out with some...
I can organise that for you.
I was thinking of the hog roast or just the joints of meat.
Which one's the cheaper option?
Roast to go is the cheaper option.
It's £250 charge. That's my fee.
All your bread rolls, all your sauces and stuff like that.
And then it's about 30 quid roughly for a whole joint.
-You've got yourself a deal, I think.
Adam's just spent £370 - so his guests can have...a pork bap.
The butcher's literally saved his bacon.
He might have got his main sorted,
but hotshot Adam still has some begging to do.
From his mum and family.
So what do you want?
There's enough food,
but just some little bits we might need some help with.
serving some stuff up and making a potato salad or something.
-Are you for real?
-I'm being generally serious, yeah.
-And on the day, just...
-Be a waitress.
-For a little bit, maybe.
Not a waitress. Just someone that can pour some champagne, maybe.
It does make me think, "What's he spent all that money on
"if he hasn't even got any food to feed people?" Where's the rest of the money gone?
Ideally I'd want 10, 20 waiters and waitresses walking around and helping out -
but I'm not Jay-Z, I can't afford waitresses and waiters, so...
It's Tuesday, and the moment Adam's been waiting for.
At last he's got the keys to the multimillion pound mansion
where his wedding reception will take place in two days' time.
Shall we sit down at the table and sort everything out?
-Do the table plans...
It's time for these wedding planners to live it up.
This is the life. This is how we roll.
Obviously I spent half the budget on this place,
but it's definitely the right decision.
Most people in their life won't say they've ever partied in a £5 million mansion.
You're only young once - so why not?
Adam might have the bling house he dreamed of,
but after more than two weeks apart, his thoughts turn to Lydia.
These couple of days in this house is about me and my boys,
but at the end of the day I still...
Everything I have done I've thought about her.
We've been there and done that, had our hard times...
-You've been a right bellend...
-I've been a right bellend.
I've changed the way I was, to be with her.
And I never, ever thought I would stand there
and say that I've changed to be with a girl.
But I have. Because she means that much to me.
MUSIC: "Born Slippy" by Underworld
Three...two...one - dive!
It's the day before the wedding.
Having drunk the house dry till 6:00am,
Adam's venue is in need of a major clear-up.
Look, he's dead!
-Have you had a shower?
-I'll get in the shower.
But Adam has even bigger worries.
Lydia's going to see the dress that I chose for her this morning
along with Aaron's help.
So big day, really, for her. But we're just kicking back. So...
No doubt I'll have a phone call at some point saying
"I don't fuckin' like the dress".
But, it's done now.
Back home in Exeter, it's the moment Lydia's been dreading.
I'm nervous because I hope I like it. I have to wear it, not him.
So...he just better have done a good job.
It's difficult, isn't it? Mum and sister...
We wouldn't be in this position the day before the wedding.
We'd probably have had a pamper day today
and just chilled out.
Just gone and had lunch somewhere, or chill. Instead, we're on edge.
Lydia's dream dress is simple and bling free.
So what will she make of the glitzy blingerama Adam's bought her?
-I don't want to look until it's out.
It's very big...
-There's a lot of bling on it, isn't there?
(It's very big.) It's very pouffey.
I just... I don't know.
I wouldn't have chosen big, and a lot of sparkle.
I wouldn't have chosen this dress at all.
And I don't know how long this is on my body, and where it's going to come out.
Lydia's not convinced. Time for the verdict from Mum and Jade.
Guys... What? I don't know what your faces are saying.
Are they saying it's good or are they saying it's bad?
-Promise. It's lovely.
It's beautiful on you.
Is it nicer than my other one?
-I can see why Adam would have chosen it.
-Yes, a bit.
I know what you mean, because you wanted plain.
If she thinks the dress is bling, which till she sees the accessories.
-Bling? Very much so.
-I love that veil. It's amazing.
That's got little blings on it as well.
And the shoes have blings on them too!
-Oh, dear, you didn't want too much, bling, did you?
I just don't know about this bling thing here...
-I don't know how I feel on the headband.
-I don't either.
This is like, completely the other end
of what I would have chosen for myself.
This is more like red carpet than church aisle.
I'm going to wear what he's picked because I respect what he's done
and he's obviously spent a lot of time here,
but at the moment I am feeling a bit like...
a little bit unhappy, because when you put on your wedding dress
you should feel a million dollars, and I don't.
# But all I want to know is where to party at... #
At the mansion, Adam's wedding caterers have arrived. His mum, sister and nan.
Careful with these...
I'm quite impressed - it's tidier than I thought it would be here.
It's an amazing place. It's an amazing place.
If someone can come here and tell me they don't like it, they'd be lying.
Whether it's the right place to have a wedding reception I might be wrong...
Just looking out at the view...
-It's worth the money I spent on it just for that.
-You'll have some fantastic pictures.
First impressions from Mum and my sister are really good.
'They are impressed, so that's a good start.'
But we've still got a lot of guests to try and please.
'I didn't want to let anyone know about the venue,
'but I needed a bit of help so Mum and my sister are here to'
help knock up a few salads and do a couple of desserts.
I think we're all set now,
-everyone's in place that needs to be in place.
Just got to wait for tomorrow now. Literally.
Seventeen and a half hours she'll be walking down that aisle.
Getting the butterflies now. First time I've seen her. Three weeks.
It's the morning of the wedding.
And despite his A-list surroundings, Adam's feeling the pressure.
Tired. Excited. Nervous.
I'm glad he's getting married, it's about time.
When you're punching way above, you know it's time to stop.
-She's not marrying you for your money, love, is she?
80 miles away in Exeter, Lydia too is a bundle of nerves.
I just feel weird. I don't know what's wrong with me. Probably the lack of sleep.
And she's still coming to terms with what she has to wear.
You haven't seen my dress, have you, but it's crystals all along here,
crystals in my veil,
crystal on my headpiece...
There's even crystals in my flower piece. Looks like a disco ball.
You'll be able to see me a mile away.
Let's hope Adam's choice for the bridesmaids fares better.
Oh, my God!
They're orange! I wouldn't have worn that colour at all.
At least Adam's got one thing right.
I really like them.
I wouldn't have expected coral. No way. It's such a pretty colour.
Her hair, on the other hand, is a different story.
I just would have had very traditional and this is very out.
I feel like I'm going to like, an award ceremony or something.
I feel like I'm about to step out on a red carpet somewhere.
-There it is, look.
-Yeah. Very red. It's going to blow away.
This is what we were looking for, the celeb sort of A-list feel.
So the red carpet polishes it all off.
-And a couple of celebs to go with it.
-Couple of celebs to go with it.
-Yeah. That looks perfect.
So Adam's reception is looking fit for a superstar.
But how's the real star of the show?
It just needs to be... Is there no way you can do it at the bottom?
This is so stressful.
I didn't think getting on a dress would be so bloody stressful.
Go the other side.
-It's just not a look I would have gone for. But...
-Look at me.
Not sure how I'm feeling...
That's beautiful. So gorgeous.
He's done really well. Beautiful.
I'm just ready to get married now.
Bring it on!
Lydia's all smiles now -
but little does she know she's got a two-hour drive ahead.
At the mansion, it's Adam's turn to scrub up for his A-list event.
Can't change anything now, so if anything is wrong then it's wrong.
But I'm happy with what me and Aaron have achieved. Let's do it!
Let's do it, son.
As Adam heads to the hotel he's lined up for the ceremony,
Lydia, with dad in tow, is just realising she won't be getting her dream church.
I know now we're going on to the motorway.
That we're going nowhere near the church.
Which is sad.
-What about the excitement of getting married, though, is that not...
-It's not kicking in yet.
-It's not kicking in yet?
40 minutes, and we're not even there.
So, I just... It worries me.
What Lydia doesn't realise is that she's still got another hour and a half to go.
Where are we going?!
And the bridesmaids' unexpected stop will only slow them down.
I don't need to pee, but I feel like I may as well as all the bridesmaids are doing it.
I've got animal poo on my dress.
What are we doing?!
My classy bridesmaids, look at them.
Don't, cos I'm going to wet myself.
It actually looks like I have wet myself, but this is alcohol.
I hoped we were going for like, ten minutes, but we're going for nearly two hours.
Most brides go for ten minutes - and then you're there.
You don't have to worry about wee stops. But now we're weeing, Rachel's got crap on her dress.
No more we stops, cos we need to get there.
In the meantime,
Adam's trying to squeeze 100 guests into the hotel lounge that can only seat 50.
How many bridesmaids are going to be sat there?
There's only going to be five...
-So J's going to be there.
-One at the end?
You lot need to go in there.
So if you go up there, look, next to the bridesmaids...
-Can we pull the seats forward a bit?
-We can't fit any more people in here.
-There's us as well.
It'll be all right. It'll all come together.
Lydia's been on the road for two hours,
with no idea where she is heading. With 20 miles still to go,
another pit stop is the last thing this bride needs.
I don't know where we're going. I need a wee! Owww...
There's a B&B there.
Oh, my God, this is so unclassy.
This is so unclassy but I love every minute of it.
My hair's messed...
My hair is like...
-It's really nice.
-Is it? Has it not gone out of...
-It feels like my hair's gone.
-And just when things couldn't get any worse...
-It's raining, it's raining!
Go. Get in.
It's nearly 25 minutes. She should be here.
-Yeah, she's late.
After two loo breaks and two and a half hours in the car...
Where the hell are we going?!
..a hot and flustered Lydia finally arrives at the hotel.
I'm just lost for words. Such a long way away. From home.
What was Adam thinking?
This is not what I expected Adam to do at all.
It's not in a church. This isn't a church, so I don't know how Lydia will feel.
It's not a church. It's far from a church.
Now I know why everything's bling. Everything's bling.
I'm nervous. I'm really nervous.
Lydia's dream of a church wedding may be over but,
after three weeks apart,
she is about to be reunited with the love of her life.
(Yes. I'm fine.)
I, Alan James Jason Ryan,
take you, Lydia Dawn Edwards,
to be my wedded wife.
I promise that I will love you
throughout all the days of my life.
I, Lydia Dawn Edwards,
take you, Alan James Jason Ryan,
to be my wedded husband.
Adam and Lydia, it is now my very great pleasure to announce
that you are husband and wife.
'It's not the church wedding I would have hoped for'
but the ceremony was very, like, intimate.
I didn't... I don't know, when I picture myself getting married
in church with all the aisles, obviously that's a big...
It's a lot bigger and a lot taller and stuff.
What made you choose here? What made you choose here, though?
You have to wait.
It's finally time for Lydia to see
where all of Adam's efforts have been concentrated.
Wow. There's a red carpet down.
And that's not all.
It's not actually, is it?
It's not, is it actually?
No, it's not actually, is it?
Yes, it is, it's Simon Cowell.
No, it's not.
Oh, thank you.
You look so pretty.
-Welcome to the house.
-Look at that view, it's so pretty.
-We have some champagne for you.
There you go. Thank you.
Oh, my God. And it's a red carpet.
Would you like to have a bit of a walk up it? There you go.
I just want to walk up it
cos I feel like I'm doing a film premiere called I Am A Princess.
This is the disco room. This is where it's all going to kick off, later on, in the party.
That is so beautiful.
I was amazed by it but I thought more of, like,
"Wow, Lydia's going to absolutely...
"She'd die for that."
-At least you thought of me then, in this whole process.
Adam has even added a personal touch.
Oh, my God. Look at that Haribo rings!
To remind Lydia of his proposal.
-Have one, then.
I'll have two.
Oh, tennis courts. What are you, some pimp daddy?
Yeah, you could say that.
80 miles away from home and not a hint of traditional church anywhere,
Adam has still managed to sweep Lydia off her feet.
This is literally the last thing I'd imagine Adam to do, ever.
And it's not just the bride who's blown away.
Wow, this is incredible and, like, this...
The ceremony venue, when I first walked in, was quite small
so I thought that's where we were staying for the evening.
Even better, it was here. It's so much bigger.
It's a huge house that's really, really nice.
What I've seen so far, brilliant.
Britney and Simon Cowell, nicely turned up so, yeah.
It will be a great day.
I think we have delivered the A-list celebrity feel to this party.
Now it's time for Adam's ace card - the plush honeymoon suite.
-Oh, my God.
-..where we are going to be staying tonight.
-Oh, my God.
-Lay in that view...
Lay in that bed and wake up and you can see that when you open the curtains.
It's... I just... I'm overwhelmed, I think.
I just didn't think you'd be able to do such a good job.
Don't need to cry. Don't cry.
I'm not cos my mascara will run.
Come on. It's fine. What are you crying for?
It's just really pretty and I just didn't think you to do it.
I have done it, so now you know me,
from now on, you might have a little bit more faith.
Yeah. I've married a new man.
Lydia may be wowed by his A-list venue...
..but what about his B-list buffet and pork baps?
-This is me and you. We love stuff like this.
-On a Saturday night.
Couscous, salad, I can recommend it.
Looks like Adam's going straight through to the next round.
I think, a lot of people here, when they heard that we were doing this,
probably didn't think I'd be able to do it.
I hope I've proved a lot of people wrong today.
But without Aaron by my side, there's no way I would've been able to do it.
So, thanks a lot, mate.
Can I have a massive round of applause for Adam and Lydia?
It's been brilliant.
Happy as Larry.
# Uh, yeah. #
# Lay the beat down from them MIBs. #
He's pulled it off and I think he's actually, yeah, so I should
go to him later on and have a word and say, "Yeah, well done."
I was doubtful about how it was all going to go but it's been fantastic.
He's made her so happy and that's all that matters.
Adam's shocked everyone here today because, not only has
he spent the money wisely, but he's also had so much to prove.
Lydia has seen how much she loves him
because he has proven this to her.
So I think they can start their marriage from here
and it'll be really nice.
When I was younger, I took a lot of gambles
and a lot of risks that I shouldn't have took
and I'm the first to admit that
and I was very, very stupid but this is the next stage of my life.
She is the person I want to be with for ever.
If I didn't have her then I don't know where I'd be now.
It wouldn't be what I would have planned.
I'm so glad you have planned it
because I wouldn't have had this is my wedding,
I probably would have had it quite boring.
I have to understand that it's what you want as well
and I embrace that and I thought, "Do you know what? This is fun.
"And why shouldn't I just let go of it
"and not be so precise with everything?"
At the end of the day, you've got to go through your life
making decisions together.
-So now we can because you can trust me a little bit more.
-You still rule the roost, no doubt, but...
-Yeah, I will.
# I came here tonight to hear the crowd go
# Boom, shake, shake, shake the room
# Boom, shake, shake, shake the room
# Boom, shake, shake, shake the room
# Tick, tick, tick, tick, boom!
# Boom, shake, shake, shake the room
# Boom, shake, shake, shake the room
# Boom, shake, shake, shake the room
# Tick, tick, tick, tick, boom! #
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