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Make a wish!
Every girl dreams of her wedding.
I want to be you now!
But what happens when she has no say on her big day?
Don't Tell The Bride is back!
This is all for the name of love.
12 gallant grooms...
..are taking control.
With 12 grand apiece.
Give it to me!
And just three weeks to organise a wedding.
They're more daring.
Why are we here?
And more outrageous than ever before.
It's not a joke!
Will the glass slipper fit?
-Oh, my word!
Will true love conquer all?
Oh, my God! It's going to be on a beach!
And will there be a fairytale ending?
I don't like it!
-Is it the right ring?
-Turn the camera off.
Or just a damsel in distress?
-Wishes do come true.
-Sometimes they don't!
Tonight, the beach is beckoning for self-confessed risk-taker, Rory.
I remember it to be bigger, but I was smaller, then!
As he plans an outdoor Irish seaside wedding...
..for his patriotic Welsh bride-to-be, Rhiana.
To life as a single woman!
While she has her heart set on a traditional Welsh affair...
I don't want to say this place or no place, but that's how I feel at the moment.
..Rory's taking on Mother Nature.
It's starting to rain now.
Will the tide turn for this risk-taking groom?
Ooh, it's very cold.
Or will his wedding...
..be a total washout?
Oh, my God! It's going to be on a beach!
-I don't know what to do.
-Oh, my God.
It's a nightmare.
Don't we just love the Irish weddings!
Irishman Rory was working in a bar in Wales five years ago
when he first set eyes on local girl, Rhiana.
It was a big boom. She was gorgeous, a stunning looking girl.
'It's cheesy as it sounds,'
I walked in and time literally froze. I thought he was absolutely gorgeous.
Now 24, Rhiana was still a teenager living at home with her mum
when Rory walked into her life.
My mum still ran my bath until I was 19!
So I was literally a pampered princess,
whereas Rory was really independent, weren't you?
Originally from County Dublin,
27-year-old Rory had moved to Wales whilst studying to become a sports teacher.
In Ireland, we're brought up to just leave and go and see the world.
That's the nature of Irish people. You just go and travel.
Three steps, boys.
Most of my best mates live all over the world.
But for Rhiana, happiness means one thing.
Not straying too far from the close-knit North Wales community where she grew up.
I have to be close to my friends and family,
and the mountains and the fields.
-And the sheep!
-And the sheep. Sheep's fine!
Being Welsh makes me so proud, and not just when I'm watching the rugby.
I love being Welsh.
It's beautiful, isn't it?
And with homely Rhiana not going anywhere,
it was down to Rory to settle in Wales
when things took an unexpected turn six months into their relationship.
We found out that we were pregnant.
It was such a huge shock because Rory was so independent,
I was just not ready for it at all at 19.
My life changed. I was in uni, living with my mates,
getting my degree, got to finish off, go travelling.
And then it was like, "No, got to provide, got to be a father. Got to be a real man now.
And with the arrival of daughter Ania,
real man Rory found himself outnumbered by girls.
Whoa! Is your prince awake?
Ania and Rhiana are very alike in so many ways.
Ania was having a bit of a diva moment, like her mum.
And I said, "Ania, you're turning into a little princess."
And she was, "Oh, thanks, Dad!"
And both Rory's princesses love to look good.
-We'll put a French plait in your hair.
-Yeah, like yours.
Dressing Ania in this big hats and big dresses
it's just my toy! It's my thing!
Both of them have me wrapped around their finger.
But they're my girls and I'll look after my girls.
And I think they take advantage of it!
After four years together, Rory finally proposed.
And he knew just the place to please his Welsh princess.
The pub in Wales where they first met.
The idea came to me, let's recreate the first time we met in the pub.
I walked in and there was this most beautiful, magical scene.
And I just thought, "Oh, my God, what is happening here?"
I just couldn't believe it. I walked through this magical path of roses
and then Rory went down on one knee, and it was the best moment of my life.
Well, after waiting four years, I think I deserved something special!
And for Rhiana, something special means something in Wales.
As for the wedding, this princess has dreamed of her big day
since she was, well, a much smaller princess.
I've thought about my wedding since I was four.
I even used to play with Barbies and I had the names of the weddings on them.
For Rhiana, the most important thing is tying the knot close to home.
I'd love to get married in Wales.
I want it to be actually really local.
So obviously it'll be easy for everyone to get there.
So Rhiana wants to stay local
and Rory also knows there's no place like home.
There's just one issue.
His home is somewhere else!
I've got to go home to Ireland. I've left my friends and family
and I live over here, so I want to show the Welsh side of my family
a good Irish wedding.
It seems they agree home is where the heart is,
but how will Rory's Welsh lass react if she doesn't get her way?
I don't expect Rory to get it 100% right, because he's a boy.
But if he did something that was really, really diabolical,
I just don't know if I'd be able to forgive him ever!
As you said, I'm a man. So I'll probably miss out things,
but that's part and parcel of it.
It's time for Rhiana to pack her bags.
And for doting dad Rory to say goodbye to his two princesses.
Although Rory will see Ania, he and Rhiana will have no contact until their wedding in three weeks' time.
-I love you.
-I love you, too.
Bye. See you.
Ania, look after Mammy for me.
Yes. Bye-bye, Daddy.
We're going to miss you.
You, too. See you, love.
I don't like seeing that. When your missus is upset, and you're upset.
You want to please her, make her happy.
But you have to handle that.
How are you feeling, sweetheart? Are you going to miss Daddy?
OK, babes. It's OK.
Missing Rory already.
I definitely feel like I'm taking a leap into the unknown.
But then, one thing Rory has taught me is you've got to take risks.
I don't know much about it, but this feels like a huge risk.
For the next three weeks, Rhiana will be moving 25 minutes down the road to her Mum's,
in the Welsh village where she grew up.
There to welcome her home are her closest friends and family.
Most importantly, Rhiana's back with the one person who really loves to treat her and Ania like princesses.
Her mum, Errol.
Rhiana was my only daughter, so she used to have the best of everything.
To life as a single woman!
The biggest challenge for Rory is going to be pleasing her.
She's very hard to please.
And this hard-to-please Welsh girl
has her heart set on a traditional Welsh wedding.
This is how it's going to happen. I should wake up,
in Portmeirion, with a Claddagh gold bag,
-with a necklace in it and a pearl...
-And a ring.
-A ring with "Cariad" on it. A pearl necklace.
Rory's used to running round after his two princesses.
But he'll now have Rhiana's five bridesmaids to keep happy, too.
Girls, do you reckon you'll get a make-up artist and a hairdresser?
-I don't think so.
-I don't want to do my own make-up on the morning of the wedding.
That's the least he can do, isn't it?
It's not just me that Rory could disappoint any more. It's my friends.
People who mean the most to me in the world.
There's a lot of pressure on Rory.
I hope he pulls it off for Rhiana's sake, and for his own sake!
So, Rhiana wants a wedding just down the road.
Luckily, Rory's going just down the road.
And then a bit further down the road.
And then on a boat. And then to Ireland.
I miss Ireland quite a lot.
It's a great place to be from and you get very proud of being Irish and you should be.
I can't wait to go home!
Joining Rory is best man and old university friend Liverpudlian Liam,
known to his friends as Limo.
How you doing? Are you good?
Great to see you. Looking well.
-Are you ready for this?
Rory wastes no time before spelling out his plan to Liam.
So I'm looking at a beach wedding.
-A beach wedding?
-I want an outdoor beach wedding.
The only issue with that is the weather.
If it's like today, we're fucked!
So Rory wants a wedding outside on a beach in Ireland.
And his only worry is the weather!
Which is the only thing he can't control.
Ah, sweet home!
Unaware of her son's risky plans,
Rory's mum Lucy is waiting to meet the boys in the seaside town of Dun Laoghaire.
I'm worried that he's going to be a bit overwhelmed.
There's an awful lot to organise.
I don't know how much I get to help, so I'll have to sit back, I think. Not be an interfering mum!
Rory's brother, Alex, and sister, Sarah,
are both thrilled he's chosen to bring the wedding home to Ireland.
Nice to see you.
I think it's really important for Rory to have his wedding back here in Ireland
because he is really proud of being Irish and where he comes from.
There's always been something inside him that wanted to have it here, It's very important for him.
But it soon becomes clear the Welsh bridesmaids aren't the only ones who'll need pleasing.
The bridesmaids' dresses. Are you going to pick them soon? Be part of it?
-Yeah, I have to go and pick them.
-Colour scheme? Is there one?
-There will be.
-Do you know what colour suits?
-I haven't a clue yet.
Can I suggest the shirts could suit the bridesmaids' dresses?
Two women again taking over colour schemes and all!
-I think you've lost the dresses!
It's day one of wedding planning
and proud Irishman Rory knows just where he wants his wedding to be.
He's taking Liam to County Wicklow on the east coast,
a place close to Rory's heart.
There you go. Look at that view on the left there.
That's what I want everybody to see.
Looking over to Wales. That's what it is.
It has stunning views,
which is just as well, because the venue itself is...a caravan park.
-Good morning, gentlemen. I gather you've been here before.
I used to spend my teenage years here.
It probably looks the same, anyway.
Yeah, the view's still the same.
And for Rory, this is the perfect place for a bride who loves Wales.
Outside of say, Wales.
-I want the ceremony on the beach.
-I love this beach.
-My missus is from Wales.
-That far away?
-So hence I want to be looking that way.
So Rhiana will be able to see her beloved Wales.
She'll be seeing it from 100 miles away in a totally different country,
but she will be seeing it.
Rory's plan is for a 12 o'clock midday ceremony
on this remote private beach...
accessed by nearly 100 steep stone steps.
And at the mercy of the changeable tide.
I remember it to be bigger, but I was smaller then, so...
-The tide's in at the moment, so...
It's very, very much to do with the tides.
-And obviously there's a wind there that comes up quicker.
If you go slightly earlier than 12, you give yourself better odds.
So maybe I could go maybe 11 o'clock or something?
Quite early. Just to get the ceremony out of the way.
On such a fine day, this remote seaside location is hard to resist.
But a ceremony here would mean Rory taking a huge risk.
With the changing tide, any delays on the big day
could mean this whole beach disappearing under water.
I'm thinking we want a very simple effect, don't we?
I could just have three candles each side, four chairs either side, something like that.
-Nice and light. The very light stuff.
-And that's it.
Sold on the private beach, Rory forks out £700 on the romantic location
complete with slippery steps and incoming tides!
At least it probably won't rain, right?
-Do you think it will work?
-I think it's spot on, the beach.
-The beach is good.
-The time is the only issue.
-Making sure everyone's there by about 11.
So that's 11.00am.
Any later, and the bride and groom really could be taking the plunge!
100 miles away across the Irish Sea,
Rhiana's exploring the venue - the Welsh venue - that she'd choose if she was in charge.
I have never seen such a nice place in my life.
A Welsh wedding close to family and friends is crucial for Rhiana.
She's brought Mum Errol and bridesmaid Steph
to Tre-Ysgawen Hall in Anglesey for a glimpse of what could be.
Oh, just look at all this detail! This is just incredible!
-It really is.
It really is stunning.
I don't want to say this place or no place, but that's how I feel at the moment.
Something similar to this. This or something similar.
I don't expect perfection. He's a boy, he's a man.
-He's a boy(!)
-But I want it to be really close.
-Like really close.
I can forgive little stuff. But if we get married in a field of portaloos, I'll be so pissed off.
With the beach sorted for the ceremony,
Rory's turning his attention to the reception venue.
Yes, a field!
One option is in this area here, cos you're close to the beach.
-So they walk back up and you can have your reception here.
-Are you going to be using portaloos, or..?
-It would make sense, wouldn't it?
Perfect sense, if you weren't marrying someone who hates portable loos.
But fields and portable toilets aren't Princess Rhiana's only pet hates!
Oh, wow. Can you imagine getting a marquee here?
I don't like the look of marquees.
-You can get nice ones.
-Marquees for me goes along with like portable toilets and...
-No portable toilets, please!
-And when it's cold in the evening,
you've got these gas heaters that stink the place out. You know.
So Rhiana hates marquees.
Well, at least Rory isn't getting one of those. Oh, wait - he is!
This is a vintage king pole marquee.
Do you know Rhiana's taste? Do you know what she'd like in terms of interior styling in the tent?
I don't think I can second-guess her.
-Well, rather you than me!
I thought this sort of interior might be along the right lines.
I try and keep everything under one roof.
You're on the coast. If the weather changes, which it does in Ireland from hour to hour,
then you're enclosed and you can have windows on there or you can close it completely off
should the weather be bad.
Rory's forked out four grand on a marquee that will keep the rain at bay for the reception, at least.
Rhiana will be pleased. After just three days,
Rory's blown almost half the budget on a secluded beach, a field and a marquee.
-I can see you're looking a bit more relaxed and you're smiling.
I'm happy with that, to be honest.
Let's just hope Rhiana's happy with the portable loos, the field and the marquee.
Back in Wales, even the support of friends and family
can't relieve Rhiana's anxiety about her lack of control.
That's what frightens me now. This has put me under so much stress
that I'm actually taking medication because I feel so sick.
I'm on antibiotics.
Because it's just so stressful.
I don't know what to expect. The longer I'm away from him,
the less I know and the more frustrating it is.
I just don't have a clue what he's going to do.
The situation is really difficult because I can't tell him anything.
I can't get what I want, and that really has me!
-Do you think he'll go for something really different?
I don't think he'll do that purely because we're Welsh and I know he's Irish...
How's he going to get everybody over there, as well?
-I don't think he'd do that.
I think he would!
Over in Ireland, it's the end of the first week,
and with the venue booked, Rory's mum Lucy
has concerns about transport for the Welsh guests.
So how are you getting on with organising getting Rhiana's family over here?
I want to invest in making it easy
and effortless for them to come over.
The last thing I want is 40 or 50 guests my side, and 20 hers,
so I'm going to put a grand away for travel.
The grand is to cover the cost of a coach.
But the Welsh contingent will still have to fork out £150 each
for ferry tickets and accommodation.
Look, I know her brothers are all going to struggle.
But we told them about three weeks ago anyway
when we were going along the process, you're going to have to start saving now.
You know yourself a wedding is expensive.
You go and you buy alcohol. I don't know about Wales, but Ireland's bloody expensive.
'People will kind of moan that they have to pay the money
'but I've got to make sure I provide the value for that money.'
Back in the UK, Rory's on the hunt for a wedding dress.
So he's come to Chester to find a dress fit for his image-conscious princess.
'I'm shitting myself now!'
I hope you've got an idea, cos I haven't got a clue!
If the shit hits the fan, I weren't with you!
First, the lads must get to grips with the basic lingo.
This rail is your fuller skirts,
and you've got chiffon, satin and taffeta.
-So it's by material, rather than...
Sadly, the basic lingo isn't quite basic enough.
-Are these the satin ones? Is that satin?
-Satin was the second one she said, yeah.
Is that chiffon, from the bottom? Looks chiffon to me.
Unlike her groom,
Rhiana's given her wedding dress a lot of thought.
She's brought her mum, daughter Ania and bridesmaids Kerry and Steph
to see what she'd choose if she had a say.
Oh, oh, my God. That's stunning!
When reality strikes and you don't get to choose your dress,
-it's like shock horror.
Let's have a look.
But reality has struck for Rory.
He needs a dress suitable for a wedding on a beach!
I think these ones are, like, nice.
At the bottom of over 100 steep stone steps.
It's too plain, really. I'd love a bit of lace at the top.
There's a bit too much bling on it.
I want it just very simple.
Oh, look at the back on this one, though!
But Rhiana's not looking for something simple.
-Would you want to wear something that long?
The colour is stunning. Compared to white. Everyone wears white.
-What is the colour? It's like a...
-It's like a cappuccino.
-A golden sort of...
I think that one is the style, isn't it?
Whilst the girls are cooing over colour and crystals,
Rory's checking out his first very white dress.
That would look good. That's lace up there, isn't it?
-Yes. It's just a...
I'll get all the angles.
All I want to do now is start dancing!
Looks like a great dress to have a bit of craic with. Do my salsa with her.
But why salsa when you can sparkle?
Oh, my God! That is nice!
-I said, didn't I?
-Rhiana, that is drop-dead gorgeous. I love it.
You should see the back of it, girls!
That's really nice!
Oh, my God! Oh, I love it.
I love it! I want to take it home now!
Mam is crying, so it must be nice!
Rory's second choice is all about understated simplicity.
That looks quite nice, actually.
A bit like a remote beach!
Can I have a little twirl, please, Vanessa?
I like the back on it, as well.
I didn't think the lace would look that... I think that's nice, actually.
-That's lovely, isn't it? Traditional.
It's really nice, though.
You're setting everyone off, now!
I'm so glad I didn't put any make-up on today!
It's going to be really hard, now, to even take it off!
I don't want to take it off, ever!
It's going to be so important for Rory to get a dress like that.
she'll just cry!
Hmm. There may well be tears.
Because Rory's found his perfect dress.
The feeling it get for that is her walking down the aisle.
That's what I think, definitely, a wedding dress should look like.
Yeah, that's a package. Lovely.
-Can I take those two, please?
-Thank you so much.
-You just bought a dress!
'When Rhiana comes to see the dress, I'll be really nervous to be around at the time.'
Because I wouldn't like to stave the Welsh dragon. We don't want to create a Bridezilla
a few days before the wedding!
So Rory's spending £1,200 on a wedding dress, veil and shoes.
But with the dress coming in at sample size 10,
it's two sizes too big.
Alterations aren't included in the price.
Hem lengths are normally between 70 and £100.
And then a bodice alteration, again, between 70 and £80.
-That's fine. I'll make sure there's money left for that.
I think it's a lovely dress. When we walk down to the beach, it'll have a lovely flow.
It's going to be really good.
It's midway through the second week,
and the stress of being apart from Rory is starting to take its toll on Rhiana.
'When I started this, it was all just one big joke.
'It was just going to be all fun and games.'
But what I didn't think about at all was how crazily in love with Rory I am
and how I just can't go without him.
I just don't want to be without him any more.
It doesn't matter how many of my girls I have, and I love them all, too,
they're just not Rory.
And I just want to be with him.
With the reality of what she's given up starting to weigh heavily on her mind,
Rhiana's friend Lisa has taken her for a day out in Snowdonia,
to distract her from things.
Sadly, it doesn't seem to be working.
I've found that the longer the process has gone on, the less I can actually cope with it.
And it's difficult because you don't know what's going on at the moment.
Yeah. The thing is, all this is causing me so much stress,
I'm just not coping at all.
I'm thinking even getting out of bed is a huge effort.
You don't have to do it again, though. In your life.
You don't have to go without him.
I just want to be with him now.
Seriously, if he thinks he's ever leaving me again...
-Not again, yeah.
'She's so run down, seriously. You can tell.
She doesn't eat, she doesn't sleep, you know?
I am, seriously, fighting,
fighting not throwing the towel in, like every minute.
I still want to go home and forget about it all
and pretend it was all a bad dream!
With no idea Rhiana is close to bailing on the whole wedding...
-That is cheap, like, isn't it?
-But it's nice enough. It could do with an iron!
..Rory is in Liverpool with problems of his own.
-That's quite nice.
-The nicest one we've seen.
With less than £4,000 left,
everything he still needs is coming in above budget.
-£75 a dress.
-It'll be 125 quid over.
Went to get the bridesmaids' dresses for 50 quid a dress. Ending up with 75 quid a dress!
Give us a twirl!
Even the boys' own outfits are breaking the bank!
I reckon I'll get the trousers and the whole she-bang, please.
Four suits come to £463.60.
Is that the kind of price you're looking for?
No, no, that's double!
Well, we do do a cheaper suit to hire.
If you want, I can show you the selection of second-hand ones, too.
I'll have a look.
But they did get a result with the rings!
What I can do is give you a little bottle of wine
and just put you on your ways. Thank you for shopping here!
Oh, my God!
With the end of week two in sight,
Rhiana's friends are determined to lift her spirits,
with her hen day.
I have a lot of anticipation. I haven't a clue where we're going.
I'd love to know. I want to know where we're going so we can get there!
All the arrangements have been made by Rory,
including a mini-bus to take the girls on a two-hour drive to Chester.
Are we going to Bangor? It would be nice to do that trip.
-There's just one problem.
-It's £20 each?
He hasn't paid for it!
Is that going to pay for it?
Still, who needs a free ride, when you've got free champagne?
After the long drive, the girls' expectations are high.
But Rhiana has a hunch they're heading to her and Rory's favourite Turkish restaurant.
Istanbul BBQ there.
-We're definitely going there.
-What is it? A kebab house?
-Yeah, basically, yeah.
We're going for a kebab?!
It's number one on Trip Advisor!
A kebab in Chester?!
I'm not disappointed. Rory knew I loved this place
so that's why he's brought me here. It's really nice of him.
Definitely not disappointed(!)
'It was extremely thoughtful of him to bring me here.'
I just hope that we don't spend the entire evening here, and we go out as well.
As well as being here.
Meanwhile, across the Irish Sea on the western coast of Ireland
is Galway, a cathedral city known as Ireland's cultural heart.
And for one night only, it's host to a man in a princess dress
and a troupe of super-thirsty Marios!
It may be his night off, but dressed as a princess,
Rory suddenly sees himself seeing things from Rhiana's point of view!
She'll get on the taxi and be going all the way and take a left to Holyhead Road
and then she'll, "Oh, shit!
"I'm getting married in Ireland in a fucking tent in a field with cow shit!"
I can't wait!
In Chester, Rhiana's determined to cast her worries aside
as she parties at a nightclub Rory's arranged.
-Nice to let go.
-It was. It's been so stressful for me, so stressful.
So it's really nice to have that release.
It's time to party!
Oh, I'm so excited!
I can't wait to marry Rory.
My Rory. He's my Rory. My Rory!
Oh, you're getting married!
It's the morning after the night that ended two hours ago.
SINGS TO HIMSELF
Still in his gladrags, Princess Rory's realised he's running out of time and cash!
He's texting the Welsh contingent to tell them they're paying for their own travel and accommodation.
I've got to send the text to my Welsh guests to tell them how much everything costs.
For two of Rhiana's bridesmaids, Steph and Kerry, it's a request too far.
They can't afford it and they've had to drop out.
They are devastated because they've been a part of this process from the start.
All Rhiana knows is that it's for financial reasons.
Whilst she's accepted there's nothing she can do,
it's a huge blow and has only added to her concerns.
I've spoken to them today. They're devastated, obviously.
But then I can't not get married either because they're not there.
Back in Ireland, it's a huge disappointment for Rory, too.
And he's come to his Mum's for moral support.
The whole idea that they expected a free wedding out of it
was like, well, "I have no money."
And I'm going, "Surely, it's a wedding. You can't expect to come to a wedding for free."
Are you worried for Rhiana if they don't come? Is Rhiana going to be upset?
-I'm worried for... If they don't turn up, they're not letting me down.
-No, they're not.
When Rhiana turns up on the day and she sees where that £12,000 has gone,
-and all the...
-You've got to remember that Rhiana knows you very well.
I know she trusts Rory and I'm sure she trusts he'll do his very best
but whether that meets HER very best or not, we'll know on Friday, won't we?
It's 48 hours until the wedding.
Rhiana doesn't know it, but tomorrow she'll be boarding a ferry to Ireland
so today Rory's arranged for her to see the wedding dress he's so carefully chosen.
I'm so nervous about my dress. So many things can go wrong.
I don't want this to go wrong, cos this is the dress I have to wear.
I'm really nervous. I feel sick. I just want to see it now.
To offer their support are her mum, aunt, and maid of honour, Sonia.
If she doesn't like the dress today, she's going to be absolutely devastated.
It's got to be right, otherwise there'll be tears and it'll spoil everything.
-Rhiana, are you OK?
-No, I'm not!
You'll be fine!
Right, do you want to see your dress? Are you excited?
You should be. It's going to be fine. Come on through. Follow me.
Rhiana's dreamt of a fairytale princess gown since she was a little girl.
Are you ready to see the dress?
I just can't look. I can't look!
Open your eyes now.
I don't really like it.
It's too much... It's too much here.
It's just not what I imagined at all.
I can't understand why he'd choose that, really.
It just looks really big, cos I'm quite small.
It looks really big.
And I'd imagined something like...
I just would have thought it would be more fitting at the top.
And a bit more shape in the bottom.
She's tried on the dress which is the perfect dress for her,
so nothing else really is going to fit the bill.
There's no shine or anything to it.
No sparkle. I'd like a bit of a shimmer or something.
For the light to catch and reflect.
There's just no sparkle.
And she's also spotted one big issue with the dress.
Can I get pinned up, please?
This is really too big.
It's like two sizes too big so I can't be excited until it's pinned to my size.
-Oh, that is so...
Rhiana, that is amazing!
-I think it's lovely.
-Can I look at it now?
I haven't even seen it on!
Too big. That's all I can think of.
It's just too big. Like I can't...
But that can be remedied.
I don't know if it'll lose the shape of how this will be.
I do like the dress, though.
-Obviously once it's fitted and stuff.
-See the next...
-I probably would have gone for a light gold or champagne, or something.
I actually really like it!
There was a smile!
I'd like it in the bun, rather than over.
With the finishing touches of a veil and shoes,
things are finally starting to look up for Rhiana.
I love it even more now, with the shoes!
But how will she feel when she finds out she'll be wearing the dress
and those heels on a remote beach nowhere near her beloved Wales?
Oh, yes, I still feel excited.
Leaving the dress to be altered,
Rhiana heads back to her mum's to find a special delivery from Rory.
There you go.
'This is your invitation to our wedding day
'this Friday at 11.00am.'
'You will be picked up tomorrow at 8.00am sharp.
It's Thursday tomorrow.
-Oh, my God.
-'Love you so much, sweetheart.
-'So bring everything over for the wedding.'
-Love you, too.
'Love you. Bye-bye.'
-It's Thursday tomorrow!
-Again, again, again!
You want to watch it again?
He said we're getting married on Friday. So why are we getting collected tomorrow morning?
-So we're staying overnight somewhere, then.
-Are we going to Ireland?
Knowing Rory, he could choose somewhere like Chile,
four hours from Dublin.
So I'm really, really worried now.
'I think it's definitely going to be in Ireland.'
If it was local, we wouldn't need to leave so early.
So to me the only other logical place it could be is Ireland.
I'm thinking the worst.
My biggest fear is it being outdoors in a muddy field
or like a windy coastal area or something. That's my biggest fear.
So while Rhiana's resigned to the fact she'll be leaving Wales,
little does she know how close she is to living out her biggest fears
on the biggest day of her life!
And the problems don't stop there.
With the wedding only a day away,
there are huge concerns about her dress.
But there's no time to fix it now as the bridal party need to head off.
And Rhiana's suspicions about where they're going are finally confirmed.
-Holyhead! What a surprise(!)
Despite sailing away from her beloved Wales,
the issue of her wedding dress is all Rhiana can think about.
First thing I'm doing is going to get a seamstress. That's the first thing I'm doing.
With the boat docking at 1.00pm,
it leaves Rhiana little time to sort it out.
Nobody will let you walk down the aisle with something you're not happy with.
Everybody's going to help.
I'll find someone. If I don't find someone to alter it,
I'll find someone to get me a new dress
within three hours.
Cos that's all I've got before everywhere closes.
If the dress doesn't fit, Rory won't see me in that dress.
It's a nightmare.
There's absolutely nothing we can do. We're stuck in the middle of the Irish Sea,
away from home.
We don't know any seamstresses, we don't know anybody.
We don't know who can help us.
And we haven't got much time.
It is a big worry.
At the wedding venue in Wicklow,
Rory's blissfully unaware of the troubles with Rhiana's dress
and merrily putting the finishing touches to his Irish beach wedding.
This place is better than I thought it would look.
'I'm actually totally surprised'
with how the marquee and everything looks.
I never thought it would look that good.
'Obviously the big thing is sun or rain tomorrow?'
Will I have a wedding on the beach?
You know? So I'll deal with that in the morning.
As the bridal party arrive in Ireland,
Rory's mum Lucy and sister Allie are on hand to meet the Welsh travellers.
-Oh, here's my girl!
But with time ticking,
Rhiana needs to find a seamstress who can alter her dress in just three hours.
She soon shares her worries with her mother-in-law-to-be.
-It's too big?
Yeah. Obviously no-one could have predicted that I would have... I was size 6 anyway.
-And I've lost loads of weight.
-I can see that.
So it's just way too big.
-Do you want to go and see if we can find somewhere?
-I can't wear it. Otherwise, it's just a 50 quid dress and I don't want that.
No. We can't have that. Absolutely not.
-Not when my son chose that. No. Can't have that.
Determined to save the dress her son so carefully chose,
Lucy whisks Rhiana off to a local seamstress.
-What time is it now? Like one o'clock.
And everywhere closes around four or five.
-How are you?
-How are you?
-I'm grand. How can I help you?
We have a huge, huge problem.
So, I'm getting married tomorrow and my dress is two sizes too big.
You'll have to try it first of all cos I'd need to know what you need here.
Miles from home in an ill-fitting dress,
Rhiana is far from happy.
Look. It's two sizes too big. Look at it, Lucy.
-Look at this.
-I'm not going to hear you explaining about the dress, Rhiana.
-The dress is beautiful.
-I'm not talking about the dress.
-It only needs a bit of work.
I'm talking about the size. I'm not talking about the dress. The dress is fine.
The dress will be ready for tomorrow, one way or another.
No matter what has to be done. Cos she's wearing that dress. My son chose it.
But as the seamstress finishes her assessment,
any hopes for a quick resolution are dashed.
It's too big a job for them to do in a day.
Ideally, we need to get somebody to sew the dress.
And I can't get past that in my head at this moment.
I don't know what other options there are.
It's 4.00pm. With nowhere else to turn and Rory 50 miles away,
Lucy can't protect her son from the situation any more.
Basically, the dress isn't fitting very well.
Can you think of anybody who might know somebody who could do an emergency fitting?
It's not fair on Rhiana. It's her wedding dress.
It's not fitting. I have to try and find someone now
who could maybe sort out the fittings for her.
Racing against the clock, Rory takes a precious hour out of organising his wedding
to find a seamstress in town.
-I've got a big, big emergency issue.
I'm planning a wedding for me and my missus and the dress doesn't fit her. We get married tomorrow.
I'm only here till five, but I'm back in at seven.
-Can I tell them seven o'clock here?
-And it'll get done then.
So on the eve of the wedding, 100 miles from her beloved Wales,
and with her dress undergoing emergency alterations,
there's nothing that Rhiana can do now but hope.
I don't have a clue where it'll be.
I think it'll be around here, but I don't think it'll be this hotel.
So I am expecting big things. I don't think it'll be a washout.
Let's hope you're right!
It's the day of Rory's Irish beach wedding.
And, surprise, surprise, it's raining!
In just two hours' time,
Rory is due to get married on his secluded beach.
It's just gutting because everything you visualise on the beach
and you're hoping that the one day,
especially with the last two and a half weeks of 20 degrees heat we had and then it rains on the day.
But we'll see what goes.
Despite the predictable weather,
Rory's desperate to look on the bright side.
You never know, if you look out like now,
it's clear over the sea.
So it's coming in from this side. Hopefully, it'll just come in and go.
At Rhiana's hotel, the bridal party are also disappointed by the rain.
And they don't even know they'll be standing in it yet!
Oh, no, it's raining.
That's not a part of my plan!
Back at his hotel, Rory's come up with a plan B to try to avoid the rain.
We'll put it off for an hour and we'll get there for 11.
Most people will be there by 12. Ceremony at 12.
But pushing the wedding back an hour means risking the tide coming in.
The guests might not have wet hair, but they could have very wet feet!
After bringing us so far away from home,
I hope it's going to be a really nice place.
I don't want Rhiana kicking off,
because I don't know any referees in Ireland!
Back at the wedding venue, the grey clouds are finally starting to lift.
The way it's looking, is the whole wind's shifted. Everything's moving to Dublin.
Which is where I want it. Go on out to Dublin. Stay in Wicklow.
And Brian, the celebrant, shares the groom's sunny outlook.
I think we're fine. I think we're fine. Just keep very, very positive.
Everything will be great.
OK. I'll get this sorted with the lads.
Take chairs from in there.
Just two or three chairs all the way down there to the right and put it on the beach.
Still blissfully unaware she's getting married on a beach,
it's time for Rhiana to see the dresses Rory chose for her remaining bridesmaids and daughter Ania.
You look so beautiful!
I love your dresses.
Oh, my God! You look stunning!
You all look incredible.
I don't know why he chose yellow, but it goes.
It looks really nice.
-Group hug time.
On the beach, Rory is setting up for his ceremony.
But his decision to move it back an hour to 12.00pm
is proving problematic
as the tide is coming in.
My hopes, obviously, are that we'll get through in dry weather.
We have a bit of a wind, but I'm optimistic.
It's against the weather. I just want people to come now cos it's not raining.
If it's not raining, I can get married on the beach.
After three weeks of hard work,
Rory is desperate for things to go to plan for his bride.
It looks beautiful, though. The one thing it does do, it looks lovely.
And it has that lovely setting.
Get my little harpist there. Get my good man Brian to do the lovely words.
It's only half an hour and then...married!
Three miles away and glowing in a dress that finally fits,
Rhiana is setting off for the wedding she knows nothing about,
escorted by her Uncle Gwyn.
-Have you enough space there?
-Yes, perfect. Bye!
-Yeah, I'm getting a bit nervous. I just want to know where we're going.
But it's not just Rhiana who's nervous.
Is there anyone up there?
As the first guests tackle the slippery descent to the beach,
the threat of more rain and the incoming tide haven't gone unnoticed.
The tide goes all the way in there. You can see where the debris lies.
So as soon as it gets past that step, I'm off!
Cos I'm not climbing up there!
There's nothing Rory can do now but put the final touches to his venue
and hope it stays dry.
Despite the darkening skies, he's determined to remain upbeat.
As Del Boy would say, "He who dares, Rodders. He who dares."
If you want to achieve stuff in life, you've got to take - but it's educated risks.
I did do a bit of research about the statistics of rain in June.
And as what happened, unfortunately, this is the worst day we've had in four weeks.
As for the bride, the penny's started to drop.
There's the sea.
-Oh, my God! It's going to be on a beach!
-You think so?
I think it's going to be on a beach!
It's starting to rain, now.
Sadly, the penny isn't the only thing that's started to drop.
Ooh, it's very cold!
As the temperature falls, the guests are forced to battle the elements en-route to the ceremony below.
-Oh, my God.
And soon things go from bad to worse.
As the bride draws closer, the tide does too.
Jeez, it's coming in, isn't it?
Fuck it. That's why it was 11 o'clock high tide.
-It's fucking raining now. Look at it.
-It'll be grand. Don't worry.
Brollies, brollies, come here. I don't believe this, man.
The descent to the beach isn't getting any easier for the guests, either.
I've been waiting here for an hour and it was sunny.
There you are, Errol. Seat's there. There's an umbrella coming over.
Adam, umbrellas over here, please, mate.
As Rhiana finally arrives, she's determined to look on the bright side.
We're at a beach. A beautiful, stunning beach.
And we're minutes away...
We're minutes away from seeing Rory.
Still in denial that the weather in Ireland is doing what it nearly always does,
Rory must decide what to do.
It's so hard to tell.
There's brightness there, but there's rain here.
Rory, the only thing is, we are all here.
-If Rhiana arrives now, with umbrellas, do you think we could manage it?
-I think it would be best not...
I think we might have to. I don't know.
We can't be in the rain, can we?
We'll have to make a decision before she comes down, won't we?
Come on. Ania's standing outside in the pouring rain.
I don't know what to do.
Well, no-one knows what to do.
Rory must make a decision. And fast.
She can't walk down the aisle in the rain, can she?
Let's start going up.
When we get up there, if it just stops and the sun comes out...
Come back down. Let's go up, yeah.
We'll start to move.
Finally, Rory decides to move his 70 guests
to the shelter of the reception marquee.
Back up those slippery steps.
Sorry, we're going to have to... We'll go back up. I have a Plan B.
I can't have everyone sitting in the rain. You'll be cold all day.
Get everyone into the marquee.
For fuck's sake.
# Why does it always rain on me
# Is it because I lied when I was 17? #
That's the thing. I was waiting for an hour.
I don't know what was going on with everyone, and it was dry.
# Why does it always rain on me-ee-ee
# Why does it always rain on... #
Just get yourselves in. Rhiana's family here, please.
Everyone's all wet and stuff. It's a bit annoying, like.
-Once this is going, you'll enjoy it.
With the guests finally inside the marquee,
and Rhiana only moments away,
it seems the stress of the past three weeks
and his battle against the elements has finally taken its toll on Rory.
Ah! Give that man a hug.
I missed you! It's been absolutely ages!
But with Rhiana by his side,
it seems love really does conquer all.
Will you, Rory, take Rhiana to be your wife,
to share a relationship of love, tenderness and laughter
but above all else, to love and cherish her?
Will you, Rhiana, take Rory to be your husband,
to respect and stand by him in everything as an equal partner?
I, Rhiana, will take you, Rory, to be my husband...
I, Rhiana, will take you, Rory, to be my husband...
And with this ring, I'll join my life with yours.
I am delighted and honoured
to pronounce you joined in your hearts, together for ever.
With the blessing over...
Oh, this is stunning!
..the sun finally comes out.
This is lovely! This is amazing!
With neither the beach nor the marquee registered for weddings,
the couple will need to legalise their marriage at a registry office tomorrow.
-It was absolutely perfect.
It's nice to see that I am still a man, like I don't cry at ceremonies!
Yeah, Rory did get very emotional.
I think a tear nearly crept out of my own eye, but yeah, he was very emotional.
He welled up before he even seen her, I think!
We didn't think that Rory was going to end up in a marquee!
I don't think it's what she expected,
you know, a tent in a field
with a portakabin outside it for the girls' toilet. Absolutely not.
But in saying that, I know she appreciates and really, really is happy with the outcome.
But thoughtful Rory's prepared one final special surprise for his Welsh wife.
Iechyd Da! Slainte! Cheers!
And as the rain returns...
Don't we just love the Irish weather!
..it seems the dreadful weather has been a uniting force.
The day has been brilliant.
But as you can see with the weather, that's destroyed it.
The weather's been awful. It's been awful.
Rain, wind, cold.
But it turned out well!
'My worst ever wedding would be'
a tent in a field with a portaloo!
-And what did you get?
-Why the hell did I end up in a tent in a field and a portaloo?
Seriously, I've actually got rain dripping on me
and I could not be happier!
Everything is just so, so perfect.
And I never, ever thought I would say that the experience...
-Did anyone get any wedding favours?
As the guests flee the campsite for the shelter of the bridal party's hotel,
Rory takes his chance to explain why he chose to get married on this windswept spot.
The whole aim of the thing was to be on the beach down there
and just look over to Wales.
I'd bring you over to my history, my past, to show you my future. That was the aim of it.
-That's where I came from...
-That's so philosophical.
-That's what I'm like.
Save that one for a rainy day!
The gloves are off as professional boxer Ahmet...
Bring it on!
..plans a knockout wedding for diva Dana.
I look like an idiot.
But will this groom go the distance?
-How's everyone getting there?
-'There's only one car.'
Oh, man! Oh, damn! Oh, damn. I forgot all about that.
..or be knocked out at the first round?
This is going to be some ghetto wedding, then!
I think it's a no-brainer. Only joking!
# If this is a dream, won't open my eyes
# Am I asleep? No, I'm alive
# I just can't believe that this is my life
# In my fantasy we're running wild
# Wild, wild, wild
# Wild, wild, wild... #
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