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Don't Tell The Bride celebrates weddings like no-one else.
Congratulations on your future.
From New York...
-Oh, my God.
-Why would the man I love do this?
-I can't even plan a wedding for her.
..in one unforgettable roller-coaster ride.
Why the hell are we at Thorpe Park on my wedding day?!
And now we are back as 12 more unsuspecting brides
prepare for the journey of a lifetime.
No freaking way!
The grooms get three weeks and £12,000...
..and the brides get no say in how it is spent.
-Trying so hard to stay positive and I can't.
-So, get ready to rock...
I don't even want you in my wedding.
..as the party reaches new heights
and sinks to new lows...
..with more fairytale endings than ever before.
Is this it? Is this all I get?
Tonight, space cadet Anthony...
One small step for a man, one giant leap for wedding planning.
A self-certified geek...
I have accounted so far for £7,372.98.
-..wants to give his fashion-conscious fiancee...
-I had these before Kate Middleton.
..a wedding day that's out of this world.
-Smells like a wedding.
-But can a groom who has no clue...
White dress, white dress, white dress with sparkles.
..give a bride who dreams of Italian elegance...
It's got to be perfect.
..the wedding day she deserves?
You're expecting me to marry this guy?
It's going to be stupid, actually.
I don't think she's going to enjoy the day.
I can't see anywhere that looks like a salon.
-Or will this geek's plans...
-Everybody loves lasers.
-My grandma always said that.
-..for their big day...
-Ah! I can't even talk about it, I'm so excited.
-..go up in smoke?
You might have to lift up his visor to say I do.
There's something wrong with him, isn't there?
Starry-eyed lovers Anthony and Holly's worlds collided
18 months ago when they met in a bar in Leeds.
When I first saw Anthony I thought he was good looking,
but I liked the fact he was shy and I could tell I was
making him a bit nervous, which I always think is really sweet.
For me, meeting anyone for the first time is always nerve-wracking
because it's just a countdown until they know
how strange I am. So for me, it was just countdown begins.
Countdown to launch.
Science nut Anthony soon felt the chemistry for 25-year-old Holly.
I remember after a matter of weeks saying to my friends,
that's it, this is it.
Never known anyone like this young lady, never want to know another one!
For this magnetic couple, it's a case of opposites attract.
I'm quite creative and I love fashion.
I like reading fashion magazines, watching runways online.
I like Italian style, like, I would say that looks quite Italian.
But for super-organised project manager Anthony,
the world of fashion just doesn't add up.
I'm a geek. Very, very nerdy.
I'm very OCD-ish about things. I like to joke that I don't have OCD,
I have CDO. It's like OCD but it's in alphabetical order like it should be.
Obsessive compulsive Anthony isn't just compulsively obsessed with Holly.
We can use those numbers there to work out exactly how heavy Jupiter is.
Science has always been very important to me.
Something that I am absolutely fascinated with.
# Spaceman, I always wanted you to go into space, man...#
Astronomy, in particular.
Getting to know the universe that we are in. The fact that everything
that makes you and I up once came from a supernova explosion.
All the things that make most people want to go to sleep
make me want to wake up.
Despite their differences, three months after meeting
they got engaged,
and bride-to-be Holly immediately set about planning her dream wedding
on the Amalfi Coast.
I love Italy and it was just going to be amazing.
On the bay of Naples overlooking the water,
like a really picturesque setting.
and I was going to have lots of nice food and wine,
typical Italian culture really,
just eating and drinking and everyone having a good time.
It was my dream wedding, basically.
But Holly's dream day had to be put on hold.
Holly and I were both Jehovah's Witnesses.
Jehovah's Witnesses take the bible very literally.
They believe that's all historically accurate.
But Anthony's scientific mind was giving him huge doubts.
I came across an article that talked about human remains
of 30,000 years old and older.
Because I had been taught the human race was no older than 6,000 years old,
that raises questions.
With Holly having doubts of her own, they left the Jehovah Witness
religion which had an impact on their relationships
with friends and family.
The weekend it came out that I didn't believe it,
I lost 100 friends on Facebook, like, in a day.
It's weird because your action is hurting people,
but there's no malice to it.
Since I've left, the only family I have spoken to are my mum, my dad
and my little brother and it upsets me,
that you can sense a tension when we're talking.
Worried that their loved ones wouldn't come,
they cancelled Holly's dream Italian wedding.
When we decided to leave the religion,
we obviously understood that a lot of people would feel
uncomfortable coming to the wedding and probably wouldn't,
so although it was our dream wedding, it wasn't any more,
because what we intended it to be, it would never have been that now.
But Anthony is determined to give Holly her happy ending
with a brand new wedding.
It's been a very difficult year for Holly and I.
I almost feel in a sense that I owe it to her to take that first steps
to rebuilding a new life, and I just want everything,
I want her to be really happy again.
This time round, Anthony's agreed to plan every detail of their big day.
Our last wedding, I organised it, didn't I?
-Anthony took a back seat.
I took a bed!
I wasn't even conscious.
-You get to get involved this time, yay!
This science geek now has to plan a wedding for his fashion-conscious fiancee.
While she no longer wants her wedding in Italy,
she still wants it to be a stylish day.
I wouldn't want for our wedding anything tacky.
No themes, please,
just refined and elegant.
Holly also knows that Anthony and wedding planning
are light-years apart.
I can't explain how alien the whole thing will be to him.
He will just have no idea, absolutely no idea
on anything I don't think.
-I would probably buy you that big..
-Oh, my God, that's horrendous!
I just don't think in terms of flowers and cushions
and candles and lamps. They just don't compute to me.
But Anthony does have some ideas of his own that do compute.
Unfortunately for Holly, they're alien ones.
The most exciting part of any space mission is the launch.
It's when everything comes together, it's the countdown and there's the big explosion.
So it would be amazing to have a wedding at the foot of a launch pad.
With one wedding already cancelled, the stakes couldn't be higher.
This wedding - it's very important Anthony gets it right,
because it's the start of our, kind of, new lives together.
It's so important that we do end all this stress on a good note,
so it's really important for both of us that he gets it right,
and we both have a really good day.
And all the friends that have helped us through have a really good time.
There's a lot riding on it.
It's time for the couple to say goodbye.
They've only lived together a few months,
now they're facing three weeks apart, with no contact.
-I will miss you very much.
-I'll miss you.
Do you have any final words of advice for me?
Just put yourself into work mode,
-and don't mess it up.
-I will miss you very much.
-I'm going to miss you, too.
-I'll see you in three weeks.
I'll see you in three weeks.
-I love you.
-I love you, too.
Just go before I pick the taxi up, or something.
The next time they see each other
will be on the most important day of their lives.
I don't think it's sunk in for me
that my wedding day is being planned by Anthony.
For the next three weeks, Holly will be staying with her bridesmaid
and former workmate, Sadie.
-Hi, you all right?
Good, thanks. I'm so excited!
I think I'm going to start feeling nervous soon.
Do you think he's got any idea about what he's going to do?
He said next time you see me I'll be in my wedding outfit,
and I was like, excuse me, wedding outfit?!
-Do you think he's got good taste?
-No, absolutely not.
You should have seen what he was wearing when I just left now.
With just three weeks to plan his wedding,
Anthony calls in old schoolmate and best man Oliver for back-up.
How's it going?
Starsky and Hutch. Starsky and Hitch, getting hitched!
It's time for this science nerd to leap into action in search
of the perfect wedding venue for a chic, fashion-loving bride.
And where on earth could be more appropriate...
than the National Space Centre?
So basically what this is going to come down to is,
does this place blow us away now? And foremost, will Holly be happy?
How are we going to make her like it? Decor and all that stuff?
We can't say until we've seen it.
No, no, no, but we're at the Space Centre.
It feels so wrong!
So this is our rocket tower.
You've got two real rockets suspended above you,
and this is the perfect spot for a drinks reception.
Obviously it says, do not push.
LOUDSPEAKER: 'First stage actuators locked in.
'T minus 10, 9, 8...'
Smells like a wedding.
-We don't need to see the rest of it.
-We can stop here.
-He'll be so upset.
-Here is a blank cheque.
-Shut up and take my money!
There is actually the bottom of a spaceship there.
I'm not going to top that, am I?
While Anthony's plans are rocketing,
Bride Holly has been transported into her own fantasy day.
With bridesmaid Steph, she's come to Sorrento in the South of Italy,
where she originally planned to have the stylish wedding of her dreams.
These are lovely, aren't they?
-I like this kind of burnt orange colour.
-Yeah, I like all these.
They're just so stylish, aren't they?
My eyes are popping out my head at all the clothes in the shops
and what everyone's wearing.
I just wish I had so much money to just buy everything.
Although Holly no longer wants to get married in Italy,
she hopes the wedding will still be an elegant and refined affair.
I think a wedding's about a union of two people,
so I think it shouldn't all be about him
and equally it shouldn't all be about me.
So you need a good balance.
Say about 90% me and 10% Anthony.
How will you feel if he has put
some of his spacey, geeky personality into the wedding?
I wouldn't mind if it was some. SOME.
But...I wouldn't want it all to be about his...
# I'm the urban spaceman, baby... #
That's what they went for.
That's pretty cool. There's a piece of the moon at my wedding.
A piece of the moon at my wedding. How good is that?!
'Start the simulation.'
I am go for launch!
# I'm a supersonic guy... #
'Three, two, one...'
Flippin' heck! That is actually pretty cool!
It may be cool, but Anthony's choice of wedding venue
is light years away from the Italian renaissance villa
Holly originally fell in love with.
Oh, wow! It's gorgeous.
-Look at the view over there.
-It looks really exotic, doesn't it?!
Over there is where, like, you say your vows,
and then your guests are seated on here.
It's just gorgeous, isn't it? Looking straight out to sea.
As you're getting married, you're looking at your future. Perfect.
But unbeknown to Holly, Anthony's already decided
where they will be looking into their future.
He's sold on the Space Centre -
if he can afford it.
So, the cost, which is exclusive hire of the National Space Centre,
three-course sit-down meal,
your total there with that drinks package...
That sounds really workable, and as you can see,
I'd move in and start working here tomorrow if I could. So...
-That's brilliant. Well, it was lovely to meet you...
It's like my brain farted into a giant warehouse!
But best man Oliver is having concerns.
It's quite surprising that we've ended up here,
mainly because I've always thought
he's going to take into account what she really wants
and I know he's going on, saying...number one priority is her,
and her thing and... Really, he's just a massive kid, and...
It's a massive show in a museum with a huge rocket.
I don't think she's going to enjoy the second half of the day.
But it's his wedding day, it is half about him
and it's going to be really exciting.
It's going to be stupid, actually.
# A shooting star is not a star
# Is not a star at all
# A shooting star's a meteor
# That's heading for a fall. #
In Italy, Holly's struggling to come to terms
with the wedding she had to cancel.
She's got a huge long trail as well, like my dress.
How do you feel?
It's just... Yeah, it's really upsetting.
Cos it's so gorgeous, and...
It would have been amazing, but...
As much as it is sad coming here,
I am really happy with what we are doing now.
I think it's made me feel more emotional about it.
Just the wedding as a whole.
I just think it's got to be perfect.
So far, Anthony has a reception venue...
in a Space Centre.
But he still needs somewhere to get married,
and he's finally thinking about Holly.
Because we've got the big space party in the evening
that's kind of got a lot of my personality in it,
I think it's really important here to create an environment
that's all about Holly, all about the two of us.
He's come to Stapleford Park,
a country house hotel set in 500 acres of grounds
with an orangery licensed for weddings.
Nice to meet you, I'm Sarah. Welcome to Stapleford.
-This is Oliver, the best man.
-Hi, nice to meet you.
This is the orangery.
It's a lovely open space here and even if you have got a dull day,
this room is still amazingly light.
You'd be set theatre-style, everybody facing the gardens here.
Does that allow us to mill around in the grounds there and just behind...?
Absolutely. It includes the grounds,
the garden games, pictures in the grounds.
If it is inclement, the use of the house for your guests.
The obvious question. We've got a tight budget...
The hire of the orangery would be £750.
Right. £750. I think it's just worth going in this one.
This is literally what I was picturing. You've got it!
-So we're going for it?
-Yeah, I think so. I'm sold.
-You're going to go for it?
-Yes, take my money!
-I'm shaking hands even though it's not my budget.
Knowing that I'm going to be stood in this exact spot
when I get married to Holly, it's...
It makes it real...
But real good.
Three days in,
and the boys are feeling proud of their progress.
I'm just happy for you that the major bits are done.
Yeah. Just the dress.
The dress is the only thing.
Dress, cake, cars, photographer, flowers...
Not much ahead of us.
Might sound easy to Anthony,
but having blown almost six grand on two venues,
is he keeping an eye on his budget?
Well, of course he is!
Super-geek Anthony has spreadsheets, and he knows how to use them.
So the way that it works is,
-I actually have three separate budgets running in parallel.
I have one budget that was day one, so...
as soon as we started this process,
what did I think I would spend on everything?
-So I sat down and budgeted.
The second budget I have is the actual budget.
-How much have we actually spent on everything?
The third budget is an amalgamation of the two,
and it says, "OK. What have you actually spent,
"and for all the gaps, what have you accounted for at the beginning?"
And that middle budget gives you an idea of where you currently are.
It's about watching the margin, or the excess, on that budget
and negotiating each individual item to within that margin.
Yeah, you've lost me.
You know, having this budget so strict
and sticking to it and being thorough in the way I apply and calculate it
is what gives me the confidence to go out and make decisions.
And that re-calculation...
At the moment, if I go according to my current plan,
I'll have spent about £11,156.99 by the end of it.
With his spreadsheets balanced,
Anthony celebrates with his mates, geek-style!
-I can comprehend... I can dig it.
-No, you can't.
I can dig the fact that the age of the universe...
-Put it in your mobile phone...
-I don't care what no phone says,
the age of the universe is 13.7 plus or minus 0.12 billion years old.
What we have found is a venue for the wedding...
and it is the National Space Centre.
Oh, my God!
And they've literally got an actual rocket on a launch pad
with boosters and smoke that comes out
and you press a button saying do not press, which starts a countdown...
I can't even talk about it, I'm so excited!
Overwhelmed with the excitement, the boys head down to party HQ...
It's the beginning of week two.
Although Holly knows she won't be able to wear the dress
she picked for her Italian wedding, she still wants to show it to Sadie.
I just want to say that I had these before Kate Middleton.
-She copied me.
It looks dead Italian.
Yeah, that's why I wanted it.
It's gorgeous, isn't it?
And it comes out in kind of a big fan.
I have mixed emotions with it, cos I love it
but then it reminds me of the wedding I was going to have
and had to cancel, so...
I feel a bit sad now.
I think the reason I liked this one is...
I just associate, like, lace... Would look quite Italian, as well.
Yeah. I like the sleeves.
I just think it would have been perfect, yeah.
When it comes to dresses,
Anthony needs to pull off something special
to impress fashion-conscious Holly.
He's decided to give her a custom-made dress.
But before choosing a design, Anthony needs to do some research
into what a wedding dress actually looks like.
The purpose of this is to learn what these are
and to kind of get down with the lingo.
Then we can compile what we like,
-and... You know...
..tell someone to design that.
She loves fashion design, she loves designing dresses,
so to say she's had a dress designed by me for her
on her wedding day... You know, if I can get it right,
will be a really cool gesture.
White dress, white dress, white dress, white dress,
white dress with sparkles, white dress, white dress,
white dress, white dress...
That's all I can see!
The vision of what that will look like just has to come out of my mind
and my mind is not the sort of place wedding dresses spend a lot of time.
For me, this is probably the most difficult
because it's the furthest I am out of my comfort zone.
OK, venues... I know when I see a nice country manor
and I know when I am excited at a party...reception venue.
I know nice food...
All that kind of stuff, I have a level of comfort with.
This, I don't.
This is... This is like sending Holly to NASA headquarters.
It looks absolutely stunning.
I love it.
I always forget how nice it is,
and then I try it on and just think "Ah, I love it."
-He's going to have a difficult job to match this, isn't he?
It's just really elegant, but different.
I love that the train starts from, like, there.
It's so nice. I like the back and then I like the sleeves,
even though they're a bit much!
Let's get the full effect.
It's so nice. See, I love that cos I can see it in the mirror.
It's just gorgeous!
I can't wait to see what he gets you.
I just can't wait.
It's quite difficult cos she looks so beautiful in that dress
that he's got a lot of work to do to match it and make it look as good!
To the wedding!
Back at the shop, Anthony's research trip is getting results.
Mazel tov! It's a wedding dress.
It's really nice. I think it's exactly...what you want, really.
Yeah, it is.
Can I ask a question? How much would this wedding dress be?
Research done, it's time for the boys to meet the designer.
But finding a ready-made dress for just £600 has confused Anthony.
Let's just go in and be open
and say we've found one we really, really like,
but there are a few tweaks we'd make.
If then we go down the line of "It'll cost £1,500,"
then we have to start saying, "Well, to be honest, there's a lot of cons here,
"what is stopping us from going and just buying this £600 dress?"
At the end of the wedding, the bride keeps the dress,
and if it has been designed specifically for her,
that's her dress, that's not off the shelf.
I would never dispute that it's really lovely to have that
romantic gesture, but from a project planning perspective,
you've got to look at it as those pros are all nice-to-haves.
Stop calling them pros and cons and start calling them business requirements.
You've just got to prioritise in that way, you've got to do it, otherwise you'll fail.
-It's just standard business practice.
-Let's go try that!
Let's do it.
So the boys head in to meet designer Jane Elmer,
hoping to get a dress that looks good on Holly,
and on Anthony's spreadsheet.
Hello there! I'm Anthony.
-Hi, Anthony. How are you?
-Very well, thank you.
This is unusual for me - normally I'm meeting the bride
and we are talking about dresses.
It's unusual for me, too!
We've kind of got a vision of what we like.
The kind of things we were thinking about,
because she's quite petite,
was something quite plain, something quite understated,
-nothing big and billowy because...
-It would just overwhelm her.
Exactly. The other thing we wanted to avoid was sleeves.
-You're avoiding sleeves!
-Yeah, we'd like to avoid sleeves if at all possible.
This is Duchess Satin Silk, this ruches very well.
Space geek Anthony can't resist.
It's a bit like spaceship design!
That's essentially how the lunar module...
It had a very soft part to the bottom that was no thicker than tinfoil.
But that's irrelevant here!
-You could say we designed the dress based on the lunar module!
-Can you imagine?
Golden folds all the way up it.
I think you will be saying that.
I guess then the big question is how much would this kind of idea cost?
You tell me what you're budgeting to.
I mean, for us, obviously, to invest in having one made specially,
obviously it is a nice touch.
Well, I'll be very kind to you
and I'll make you the dress for £800.
-Which is quite a lot less than I'd normally charge.
I can imagine.
But seeing as you are on such a strict budget!
Well, in that case, I think we will take you up on it.
Yes! I'm so happy!
You've set the bar for grooms everywhere now.
I'm just impressed by the fact that we are ahead of schedule
and under budget, still. That's mad project managing skillz, with a Z!
I am the whitest person in the world. Playa!
Less than two weeks to go, Holly and bridesmaid Steph
are feeling nervous about
handing over all the planning to Anthony.
Because I am planning my wedding at the moment,
you don't realise how much there is to do, like down to
what colour napkins you have and your favours and your centrepieces.
What do you think he'll do for them things?
I bet he won't even remember them.
Do you think he'll remember
hair and your make-up and your nails and jewellery and stuff like that?
I hope so! Do you know, I am more bothered about hair than a dress.
-If you've got crap hair,
everything will look crap, won't it? It's like on your head!
Do you think he'll do a themed one?
I don't... I hope not!
-You wouldn't get away with that in Italy, would you?
They'd be like, "No, you've got to be stylish."
There's a lot of things I think he could mess up on.
It's not long now, is it, till the wedding... Well, we hope.
Yeah! If it ever happens, yeah.
With the venues and dress sorted,
Anthony's biggest concern is the complicated guest list.
Holly's dad, who is not a Jehovah's Witness, will give her away.
Her mum and step-dad have also agreed to attend.
But Anthony's not so sure about his own mum and dad.
The night I told my parents
that we were going to leave the religion,
it's probably one of the only times
I've ever been able to count in my entire life
that I've seen my dad properly lose his temper,
and since that moment there's been a shift in the relationship.
The wedding is quickly turning into a kind of symbol
of what can be and what will be, you know,
happiness and a new beginning,
and I want my parents to be a part of my life
cos I have no problems with them or anything like that.
It would mean a lot if they were part of that symbol
and they were there. But...you can't always get what you want.
But Anthony's not giving up just yet.
I'm kind of in the position where I just want to lay my heart out
and say, "Look, do you know what? Your son's getting married -
"let's just have a good time together and see how it goes."
I really hope Anthony's mum and dad
will feel comfortable enough to come...
..but I think it's doubtful. I think they are just too upset.
But it could go either way, you don't know.
At the flat, Anthony hasn't got the news he wished for.
Due to the public nature of the wedding,
his parents will not be coming.
I think reality's just setting in now that they won't be there.
They're not going to be there.
But it's their decision and I have to respect it.
You've got to play the hand you're dealt with.
It's the end of week two, and time for the stag and hen weekend.
For the last 24 years, Anthony has never had a birthday party,
as Jehovah's Witnesses don't celebrate them.
So for the next 24 hours, Oliver has decided to give him
24 birthdays in one day.
ALL: # Happy birthday to you
# Happy birthday to you
# Happy birthday, dear Anthony
# Happy birthday to you! #
So is this technically, literally my first birthday?
Blow your candles out. Make a wish.
Er...I wish for a solution to Fermat's Theorem!
Cos I'm not a selfish guy!
This is your first shot of the day.
Red fruit and apple compote for a baby.
One, two, three - to science!
MUSIC: "Happy Birthday" by Altered Images
I'm so excited - look at all these things!
Have you ever opened a present - proper wrapping paper and everything?
No, not like this. I think I've seen wrapped presents before,
but I've never actually... No.
Toy soldiers. Oh, I don't like them, they scare me!
You've not learnt the etiquette of opening presents!
-You don't say "I don't like them", you go "Yes!"
No, they're scary!
Yay, happy first birthday.
You guys. I can honestly say that this the best birthday
I've ever had! By far!
Across town, the girls' hen night can't escape
mad scientist Anthony's geeky influence.
He's recorded a message for Holly and her hens.
That is like turn-off of the century!
You're probably wondering what's about to happen for your hen do.
'Well, if you open the box in front of you, you'll find
'the equipment that you will need
'for the events that are about to transpire.'
-No! Is it one of his science lessons?!
-'Put your lab coats on,
'put your goggles on and prepare for an alcoholic chemistry experience.'
Oh, alcohol! I will like it after all!
HE LAUGHS MANIACALLY
That is very Anthony, let's face it.
That's turn-off of the century!
Does that make you want to marry him more or less?
Categorically, I'm saying less!
Hi. We've got a little molecular mixology happening for you tonight.
So this is a chill stick. I have some dry ice in there
which is basically carbon and it's going to react
with the oxygen in the water and it's going to get very cold.
Science is cool!
Science IS cool! Especially if it gets you drunk.
To science being cool.
-Anthony makes it cool, doesn't he?
# Happy birthday to you! #
It's ten o'clock,
and 24-year-old Anthony has reached his 18th birthday!
-Your first legal pint.
This is my first legal pint. What the hell is this?
< Don't smell it!
-Down it, just go for it.
-And then be sick in that.
Knowing Anthony, he's got drunk since lunchtime
-and he's on the floor.
# Me and my friends rollin' like rock stars
# So we by the bar
# All eyes on us
# Girls watching from far
# We shining through the dark. #
-And I bet any money he's been sick.
-THEY LAUGH And then carried on.
You all right?
He'll have been sick and then been like, "Oh, look what I did! Ah-h!"
Greatest achievement yet - a big pile of vom.
There's like a full leaf of salad in this thing. THEY LAUGH
I don't know how! I ate a burger. There's like a full leaf of salad.
# I'm gonna party # I'm gonna dance
# Put your hands up on my body
# On my body, on my body Put your hands up on my body
# I'm gonna party I'm gonna dance
# Put your hands up on my body
# On my body, on my body Put your hands up on my body... #
Lots of dancing, a lot of drinking.
It's been really fun. And we hope the boys are having a really fun time too.
-It's the last fun time he'll have!
-That was a joke, that was a joke!
-Psycho wife, psycho wife.
MUSIC: "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana
# With the lights out It's less dangerous... #
It's been... It's been the best stag do I could've wished for. The best lads I could've wished for.
The only thing is I'm just completely not thinking about the wedding at all.
I know. There's probably still about half a dozen key things
that we have to do. But once we've done that...
-That's tomorrow's job, not today's job.
-Yeah. Tomorrow's job.
Today's job is to party. Party hard.
MUSIC: "Satellite Of Love" by Lou Reed
# Satellite of love
# Satellite of love
# Satellite of love
# Satellite of... #
It's the morning after the night before.
No! OLIVER GIGGLES
I'm starving, and I feel like I've got things growing in my mouth cos I didn't bring a toothbrush.
-I need some juice.
-Do you have a plan today?
The first plan is to figure out how much money we wasted yesterday.
We need to go and do some sums.
Even a raging hangover can't get in the way
of a good spreadsheet session for budget-obsessed Anthony.
We're at 4.5% margin,
which is 0.5% below where I wanted to be, but it's fine. That's good.
-Including projected stag and hen costs?
-Yep. Including all projected costs.
I have accounted so far for £7,372.98, spent and confirmed,
with a total remaining budget of £4,627.02 with a week to go.
With exactly £4,627.02 left in his wallet,
it's time for a shopping spree.
We've got 9ct, 18ct. Do you know your metals at all?
For your 18ct gold, 9ct?
I know scientifically how the, you know, atoms inside work.
-Next, the boys' attire...
Can I see myself launching a rocket in this suit?
Aw, yeah! THEY LAUGH
..and the finishing touches to his spacey theme.
There we go. I feel like it's going to slice me. Yaaah!
I mean, everybody loves lasers. My grandma always used to say that.
Five days left before the wedding.
Anthony has arranged a night out for Holly and Sadie
with an extra special treat.
Is that an invite? Open it, open it, open it!
I get really freaked out.
-Oh, no, I'm scared already.
-What is it?
-Oh, "I miss you loads."
-Oh, my God!
What is it?
-Do you think that's a clue?
-There is something wrong with him, in't there?
Do you think it's a sign of things to come?
I hope not.
How does space translate into a wedding?
You might have to lift up his visor to say "I do"!
I hope he doesn't wear, like...
anything sciencey on the day.
Do you think he will?
Do you think a theme would detract from it being serious?
I think so, yeah.
With the wedding day looming, Anthony's up early.
But it's not the stress of wedding planning keeping him awake.
It's currently 5.25 in the morning. So it's the butt-crack of dawn.
And I'm up because it's a bit of a historic day.
There is a Mars rover landing today.
And the whole world will be holding its breath
for the 20 minutes it will take
the rover to confirm that it landed safely.
It's a little bit like planning a wedding if you think about it. You've got all these, usually,
months and years of planning, all for one big day.
Oh, dear, I know how these guys feel!
I feel like I want to reach through the internet and high-five them all.
I think they'd be like, "What are you talking about?"
Look how tense they are!
How quiet is that room?!
The rover has hit the atmosphere,
so I guess you could say the bride's arrived at the venue.
'Stop at 50m per second.'
Now, as I say this,
there is a vehicle on Mars hurtling through the atmosphere.
Oh, my word!
-'We're safe on Mars.'
Come on! Look at it, look at it! I told you.
Get in! I can't wait till this is me on Saturday. When I'm just like...
I think it deserves a victory cigar.
Hopefully, I'll be enjoying one at the wedding as well.
It's less than 24 hours to the wedding,
and Holly is finally getting to try on the dress Anthony has designed.
It's really important that Ant gets the dress right.
It's got to look good and I need to feel comfortable in it.
Otherwise, I'll just hate it. Yeah.
Yeah, I think Holly's a difficult person to please.
She loves her fashion magazines. She's always keeping an eye on what's going on.
I don't think I could pick a dress out that she'd 100% love.
What if it's absolutely horrendous?
As soon as we see the shop, it'll be an indicator of how bad the damage is.
-I don't understand. Why are we going into a house?
-Hello, you must be Holly.
-HOLLY GASPS Just come and take a seat.
-Oh, my God!
I was expecting a wedding dress shop.
I got a phone call from Anthony.
-He wanted to design his own wedding dress.
-Oh, my God! How exciting!
Oh, I'm going to cry. That's so nice!
And he had lots of ideas and he was definite on what he wanted.
So, together, we've made you a dress.
Brilliant. Oh, you're such a softie!
That is so nice.
Oh, you're going to look so good. Let's see it, let's see it!
Holly's dream dress was an elegant Italian lace number with sleeves.
Her science-mad man has gone for the complete opposite -
strapless, sleeveless and silk.
I love it. I can't wait!
Oh, you look amazing.
You look beautiful.
You look just...
You look just wonderful.
-I love it and it feels so comfy.
-Yeah, I love it.
Just wearing this dress that he's made is just...
-Feels really special.
-..out of this world. Yeah.
-Oh, wow, it's so nice!
-It's pretty, isn't it?
Yeah. I just can't wait to wear it on the day.
-But where will I be wearing it?
MUSIC: "Also Sprach Zarathustra" by Richard Strauss
It's the morning of the wedding, and the final countdown until Holly
experiences Anthony's out-of-this-world day.
At Holly's hotel, the girls are still in the dark.
It's a bit weird, like, not knowing what to do.
-Like, what you're going to do with your hair, and what time to get dressed.
-Yeah, it is a bit weird.
Anthony has arranged a hair appointment for his bride,
but he's forgotten to let the girls know.
A prompt from the salon puts him back on track.
Oh, are they not there?
Ooh, I better phone them and find out where they are then.
-Hi, how are you?
-'Hiya. Not too bad.
'The...hair appointment.' Just get there as quick as you can.
Get where, though? Is the hairdresser not coming here?
I couldn't get them to.
-'They're around the corner from you. They're literally across the street.'
-'I wouldn't worry too much.'
Just get her there as quick as possible. Speak to you in a bit. Bye.
Right, get dressed!
-He told us at like, 10.20!
-Yeah, "Oh, why didn't you get my text?"
Cos you didn't text us. That'll be why!
So, four hours before her ceremony, Holly heads off to a hair appointment she didn't know she had
at a salon she can't find...
It is in here somewhere, I think.
..through a smelly fish market.
Let's get out of here. It flippin' stinks, doesn't it?
Not the best start to her big day!
Is this it? This isn't it, is it?
-Look, it's there!
It's been a little bit hectic trying to find the salon.
Just need to get my hair done now, sort out my face,
and then find out what we're doing next.
Holly may be getting her hair sorted,
but Anthony has forgotten about bridesmaids Sadie and Steph.
Must've left them off his spreadsheet!
-I would've expected to get our hair done with her.
-Yeah. It would be nice.
-But I'm sure he's put the budget to good use.
That depends if you think spending £500 on space-themed centrepieces is a good use of the budget.
That feeling. I love it when a plan comes together!
Back at the hotel, Holly's about to see the bridesmaids' dresses.
Oh, I can't believe how gorgeous you both look.
Not that you're not gorgeous. I love 'em.
-The colour's lovely, isn't it?
I think we've been sponsored by the hotel, as we are matching.
Oh, you both look absolutely amazing.
Let's have a big group hug. You look so sexy!
15 miles away, Anthony's still confident
his mission will be a success.
-You look beautiful, Magson.
I think we've got everything pretty much sorted.
I don't think we've got anything to worry about,
except how these operate.
Oliver has a surprise gift for him from Holly.
Oh, that's awesome! I was wanting to get a Zippo as well.
HE GASPS Oh, top lass!
-What's it say?
-Per Ardua Ad Astra.
It's Latin for "through adversity to the stars". Such a good present.
Right, so you've got the rings, I've got the cigars -
we're ready for a wedding.
All of the mission planning comes together and this is it.
We either fly or we don't. Burn up on the pad.
-Right, come on, let's do this. We've got this.
-You're looking a little nervous now.
Come on, guys. We've done this, we've done this.
We've nailed this. Go team! THEY LAUGH
It's time for bridesmaid Steph to see the bespoke dress
that Anthony designed especially for Holly.
I really love it!
I can't believe he's designed it himself!
Yeah, it's gorgeous.
I can tell why you are marrying him.
-Let's go get married!
At the venue, Anthony's adding his finishing touches
to a space-themed wedding for a chic, fashion-loving bride.
With half an hour to go before the ceremony in a venue 40 minutes away,
there's still no sign of any transport for the bridal party.
It's half past two.
I can't hear the horse yet.
Or a helicopter.
They'd need a rocket to get them there on time now.
45 minutes late. That's not just tradish'.
Let's hope the car went to the right place and comes to the right place.
Oh, my word.
Look at that!
Let's get married!
90 minutes behind schedule, Holly's finally on her way,
and despite the setbacks of the morning
she's only got one thing on her mind.
I know it sounds cheesy, but I just can't wait to see him.
-That's all I am bothered about.
-It doesn't sound cheesy at all - you're about to get married.
-Here's to a great day!
-Is that a rocket?!
-Oh, my God!
-Do you still want to marry him?
-We're still in the car!
-Yeah, can you turn round?
I'm still good - oh, there's my dad!
I'm going to start crying already.
MUSIC: "The Scientist" by Coldplay
You look lovely.
He's done so well, hasn't he?
He has, yeah.
Oh, look - there's our names.
After three long weeks, it's finally time for Holly to be reunited
with the man who means the world to her.
# Questions of science
# Science and progress
# Do not speak as loud as my heart... #
All please be seated.
(I love you so much.)
We are here today to celebrate the marriage of Anthony and Holly.
I call upon these persons here present to witness
that I, Anthony Dominic Richardson...
That I, Holly Binnington, do take thee, Anthony Dominic Richardson...
..to be my lawful wedded wife...
..to be my lawful wedded husband, to love and to cherish...
..for the rest of my life.
..for the rest of my life.
You may kiss your beautiful bride.
-I know. I loved every minute of it.
It's been so good. I missed you too much, though.
It's not the same without you.
Before heading to the reception,
Anthony has a surprise for Holly and the guests.
-We have a little treat for you in the field.
-What is it?
Oh, wow - is it a real rocket, Anthony?
It's a real, real rocket
that you and I are going to take off together
-to symbolise us taking off into a new life.
OK, launching in five...four...three...two...one...
MUSIC: "Space Oddity" by David Bowie
# This is ground control to Major Tom
# You've really made the grade... #
How loud is that, right?
I don't get the point!
-There's no point whatsoever.
-I'm thinking it was a firework.
-So you were expecting an explosion when it got to the top?
No, the whole point of it is a successful one comes back.
-That's why astronauts are still alive.
Do you think you've had your fill of space and rockets now?
-No, it was good fun. I liked it.
-Oh, that's good.
So the girl who planned a stylish and elegant Italian wedding
is on a collision course with the National Space Centre.
No, no, no - no looking.
# I'm gon' send him to outer space
# To find another race... #
You're allowed to look out of the front now. Ready?
-We're at the National Space Centre - if you thought that rocket was big,
wait till you see what we've got in store for you.
Come through, come through. Have a look at this.
-If you thought that other rocket was big...
What is... What is that? Is it a real one?
Yep. We are at the foot of a real, live rocket.
-We've got the ice buckets with wine for everyone.
-Oh, that is so cool.
They're spinnable, like a Lazy Susan.
Wait till you see what's through there -
you haven't even got to the good bit yet!
Did you do this?
Not personally, but, yeah, it's part of the decorations we chose.
-Yeah, I chose all this.
Oh, wow - oh, we could have pictures against this.
-Yeah, that's what it's all for!
-Oh, it's so exciting.
Look at the cake.
Oh, that's really cute.
Just one small step for love, one giant leap for wedding-kind.
It's so typical of Anthony, but I love it.
He's really put his personality into the day
and, yeah, I think it's just so him.
It's unusual, but it's very Anthony.
We've joked about him being in a space suit,
but I didn't think he'd actually do it.
A wedding needs on average a thousand decisions to be made
and when you draw that down to the three weeks that we've had to do this,
that's 47 a day, six decisions an hour. It's been a long slog,
but really it's him that's pulled it out of the bag and you should be really proud.
So finally, please, a toast to Holly and Anthony
-your bride and that fool.
-Holly and Anthony!
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Holly, you mean more to me than anything on the face of the planet
and the surrounding area.
I couldn't ask for a better person to be by my side
and going through everything we have been through this year
has brought us closer together
and I know it's going to get better from here.
Then, obviously, I want to thank Oliver
because Oliver has been by my side for this whole process,
and I was always the outsider in school because of history
and cos of everything that had happened
and I always wanted to be good friends with Oliver.
We've always been close but could never fully do it
and I think doing this and going through this three weeks with him
has really shown me what the human race is capable of
and how selfless everyone can be, so... I'm nearly crying! Already.
'My favourite part of the day actually was his speech.'
It was nice - there was nice little bit of bro love in there,
which was nice. He welled up at that bit.
And Holly's Dad has a few special words for Anthony.
And now, like it or not, you're part of my family
-and I'm part of your family.
-I DO like it.
And now we're one big family, and it's great.
And when it comes to family,
things are looking positive for the newlyweds.
-My dad's picking us up tomorrow and taking us back home...
..in his chauffeur car and we're going to have a meal with them
and they've said they want to be a part of our lives.
Yeah, that's exciting!
It's such a massive feeling of release and happiness.
I can't believe you loved it, you loved it all.
I loved every bit of it. Yeah, it was perfect.
I can't believe it, it's so good.
This is it now, this is the start of things to come.
This is, you know... We're approaching day one of our lives.
-No more bad times.
We are family - we can have a happy life.
It's been a really special day for the two them.
We've pulled it off - I feel really good now.
I'm proud of Anthony and I'm really happy for Holly.
The tradition is always a cigar after a successful mission.
I could not have asked for a better person to help me. You first.
I can't believe it, man, I really can't believe it - we did it!
Now that's what I call a close encounter!
-Scuba gear in dress in the pool?
..our wettest, wackiest wedding ever...
-..when a bride who wants to be a Gypsy Princess...
-I want this dress.
..has to decide whether she'll take the plunge...
This whole thing is making me cry.
..and marry a man who wants to throw her in at the deep end.
-What do I do?
-I can't pretend I'm happy because I not.
-At the moment I'm thinking...
-Has this hapless groom gone too far?
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