Four Weddings – Let The Wedding Wars Begin…

The battle of the brides commences this Summer as four competitive couples go head to head in out and out wedding warfare. Four Weddings sees four brides to be put their special day under scrutiny, inviting three rival brides to critique their nuptials, all in a bid to win every newly wed’s dream prize – a luxury honeymoon. Weddings to remember are guaranteed, but will it be a big day of delight, or matrimonial misery? The ultimate wedding eavesdrop show launches for ten weeks on LIVING from July.

We all love the post ceremonial opportunity to pour scorn on the tacky theme, the meringue, or the dodgy first dance, but for each of our brides one touch of tastelessness could be the difference between five star bliss and bed-sit boredom. Each week, viewers will witness four very different wedding days, and what is one woman’s dream could be another’s nightmare.

Whilst one of the four couples heads up the aisle, the other three will be watching in envy or outrage, as they set about scoring the service and the judging the festivities. Everything is under contention, with dresses, venues, catering and presentation praised or pitied by the eager to impress couples, all vying to stage the winning wedding.

Promising a plentiful mix of far from formulaic ceremonies that include brides on a budget, pagan bikers tying the knot, African extravaganzas, civil partnerships and even an outlandish exchanging of vows at London Zoo, it’s the definitive wedding expose – from the wonderful, to the weird, to the just plain wacky. Cue sniping from the church stalls, catty remarks at the reception and eagle eyed dissection of the first dance, as one by one the couples submit their scores – but will our brides and grooms agree when it comes to the final deliverance?

The ten-part series will culminate with a special celebrity episode, in which four famous faces and their partners go up against one another. LIVING’s cameras will have unprecedented access and reveal what really goes on behind the scenes at a celebrity wedding. Once again, the designer dresses, magnificent marquees, top class cuisine and fabulous frivolities will be under surveillance.

Episode One introduces WAG wannabe Melanie Boorman, a former Page 3 stunner who’s out to ensure her big day is the ultimate in glitz and glamour. In stark contrast to Melanie’s £77,000 budget is Lorna Vincent, who’s shunning a traditional church ceremony to get married in a cave, with a father-in-law DJing at the reception. It’s then off to the Carnival as Hertfordshire bride Ada Ekwuozor throws an African spectacular, complete with a themed banquet. The last wedding on the agenda belongs to fun loving Amanda Selby, who is kicking off with a pyjama party, followed by dancing and game playing a plenty.

Other colourful characters to watch out for later in the series include Barbie-esque Donna Ritchie, whose fairytale day is a pink and butterfly themed affair, Carol Ann Hewitt who hosts the ‘anti wedding’, walking down the aisle with a bouquet made of Christmas baubles, and control freak wedding planner Kate Marno, who is forced to entrust the organisation of her dream day to her partner.

With cameras following the competitors from planning to the final party, tension is bound to run high as the women battle it out to pull off the winning wedding and triumph with the ultimate dream getaway, whilst hoping to enjoy the ‘best day of their lives’.

Four cut-throat wives to be and one dream prize, Four Weddings promises a feast of bitchy brides, two-faced compliments and back-stabbing galore. Starting this July, LIVING invites you to say ‘I Do’ to the wedding show of the season.

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Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!