Don't Tell the Bride
Every girl dreams of organising the biggest day of her life...her wedding...
So want happens when she has No say on her big day.
Don't Tell The Bride is BACK with a Brand New Series.
As ever the Grooms are in charge, with 10,000 euro and Just 3 weeks!
Have the grooms pushed themselves too far?
Will there be a happy ever after.
Or Is it a countdown to disaster?
Watch RTÉ2 in January 2016 to find out!
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Noel O'Keefe and Wendy Leonard from Shankill in County Dublin have been madly in love from the moment they met.
It's safe to say they aren't rushing into marriage having been together for over 13 years. This couple have never lost their sparkle, which is more than you can say for Wendy and her engagement rings, she's already lost two of them and Noel is hoping that she manages to keep hold of the third one!
Aside from Wendy the other thing that Noel is madly, passionately, and deeply in love with is Mixed Martial Arts and he gets to spend plenty of time cage side for his job as a Mixed Martial Arts announcer.
While Wendy dreams of a ceremony in a castle, Noels ideal place for a wedding is an octagon where men try to knock seven bells out of each other. Wendy isn't mad about the fighting but what she really hates are the 'ring girls' who announce the rounds wearing big smiles and little bikinis!!
But in spite of his passion for blood, sweat & fisty cuffs, deep down Noel is a romantic at heart and he's planning on putting everything he can into creating the wedding of his dreams, which he's sure his bride will like too!! Ekk!
He's got a vision for his wedding it might be Epic, Unique, VIP, Fight club meets Vegas in his imagination, but can he pull it off in reality? Along the way there's dress drama, a hen party put through their paces by a ten year old, very bad dancing and a lack of transport.
Watch this space as the new series of Don't Tell The Bride airs early 2016 on RTÉ2.
Two years ago - 35 year old Krista liked what she saw when she spotted 28 year old Craig on Facebook. And that moment grew into a modern day love story. Krista and Craig are very much in love. Craig describes Krista as a Gillette woman, "the best a man could get".
So how will Boss Krista cope leaving the biggest day of her life in the hands of her toyboy Craig?
For Craig, his first true love is tropical fish and this groom was first planing to vow his guests by throwing his Bride 5 metres underwater and into a shark tank!
"I'm not doing what Krista thinks she wants..I'm doing what I know what Krista wants" Yikes!
Unfortunately, Bride Krista doesn't share the same love of marine life.
"I hate fish - This wedding better not involve fish"
This bride yearns for a private, classy, luxurious day near the countryside.
So can Craig win Krista over with a Water themed wedding
in Dublin's Fair city? And a stag party that blows the budget on the first week!
Can this fish loving man
Give this classy lady
Her dream wedding.
25 year old Enda and 23 year old Lisa first got together in a Wexford nightclub four years ago. Soon Lisa and her "Teddy Bear" Enda were inseparable. They moved in together - a big move for their relationship - but a small move in terms of distance."we live in a Granny flat right beside my Mum" says Lisa.
No-one really knows how good Enda will be - because in this relationship - Lisa does everything.
And watching Enda is a man who takes his daughter's happiness Very seriously. "If Princess is annoyed - Daddy's annoyed." Bride's Dad - Stephen says.
So with the help of his trusty Best man John - Enda sets on a mission to create a Hollywood themed wedding in the centre of Gorey!
Lisa's dreams are along way from Hollywood Boulevard, she dreams of an exclusive private house in the countryside, quiet roads and beautiful scenic views.
Lisa's rules are simple - No gawdy themes, nothing in the centre of town, and not an outdoor wedding. Unluckily for her...she gets all THREE on her wedding day!!
With a high flying chopper, an all out Hollywood theme and a ceremony in a field - will it finally throw "Queen" Lisa over the edge and off her throne??
Ian and Nikki, Lusk, Co.Dublin
Dubliner Ian and Mayo woman Nikki have been madly in love since their eyes met across a tow truck four years ago.
Ian is a mechanic and Nikki is a Garda and cupid struck when Ian was towing cars away for the Gardaí. He spotted Nikki and called into her station the following day to leave in his particulars and the rest as they say is history! They live together in Lusk, Co. Dublin with their son Alfie.
Aside from Nikki - cars, boats, jet skis - in fact anything with an engine are Ian's other true loves and he thinks a wedding in a pit garage a is 'the picture perfect' setting for the most important day of their lives..!!
Nikki is a girl with different ideas - she wants a castle, a princess style ball gown dress and lots of pink on her special day.
Having left the most important day of her life to her car mad fiancé - Nikki is about to find out that dreams often don't come true. For Ian it's a chance for him and Best Man Beezo to indulge their true love of cars and mess with Nikki's nerves.
There are tow trucks, racetracks, donuts and hand-break turns, clowns, bridesmaids in black, a boat and possibly the worst wedding suits ever. It just might be that the only thing that can save Ian from himself is a wedding invitation delivered by the brides other true love Nathan Carter..
Watch this episode Thursday 11th February 2016 @ 9.30pm on RTÉ2
Aisling and Romano, Raheny
Some people have to cross oceans to find their true love - Aisling and Romano were lucky - they both grew up in Raheny so they've always known each other. So after years together and two babies, they have now agreed to tie the knot - Romano's way!
Romano and Best man William immediately get into wedding planning mode on the golf course. getting married in the local park, the reception in the city centre and an all Italian themed wedding - even down to the traditional 'Home made' Meat cake!! Mamma Mia!!
Throw in many tears; one 'pre-loved' dress, some role rehearsal and Italian strippers to impress his 'Bellissimo amore'!! You do NOT want to miss this Italian Extravaganza!!
Tune in Thursday 18th February 2016 @ 9.30pm on RTÉ2
Tonight carpenter Roy wants to give his fiancée Rosann the wedding of a lifetime, "They say it's a woman's day but it's gonna go my way"
But she has serious doubts about his ability to plan anything "He's all over the place.He never sees anything through"
Does she really want to start her big day with a death defying stunt 100 feet above ground? "With Roy anything is possible."
In the one style of dress she wanted to avoid. "I hate the mermaid style dress - it's not for me"
Followed by a wet seaside wedding reception in a force 9 gale? "I'm just raging now"
Can Roy, give Rosann. Her dream day Or is he just plane crazy.??
Roy and Rosann, Hollyhill, Co.Cork
Rosann and Roy's paths crossed one day when this happy-go-lucky fella decided it was time he got a haircut. "The minute he walked into the salon - I knew I had to have him!", said Rosann.
Six years later, Barber Rosann and Carpenter Roy live in Hollyhill Cork.
Roy has a huge interest in extreme sports. He is a real adrenaline junkie and loves to push himself. Something that scares Rosann massively! Rosann describes Roy as her soul mate and best friend. "He is a lunatic, a free spirit and very unpredictable"
So this lunatic, unpredictable man is let loose on planning Rosann's Big Day!
Roy wants to incorporate his love of Aviation into the wedding day. He has always wanted to be a pilot so the first stop for Roy is a trip to Atlantic Flight Academy in Cork airport to book his Bride on an Aerobatic flight!!
Only problem is Rosann wants a Fairytale Cinderella wedding! Starting with a showstopper "Big and Bling wedding dress and certainly no mermaid dresses! "
For Roy - "Buying a wedding dress is like opening a bra for the first time" Oh dear! He may turn this fairytale into a fishtail!
Roy predicted that organising the perfect wedding for Rosann would be have all the right ingredients - but throw in one cross dressing groom, two high flying stunts, seven bridesmaids to impress, 30 guests to keep happy, and a force nine gale - can Roy really pull off his aviation themed wedding without a hitch??
Course not.It's Don't Tell the Bride!!!
Tune in Thursday 25th February 2016 @ 9.30pm on RTÉ 2
Since they met a couple of years ago 27 year old Corkonian Mickey O'Sullivan and 24 year old Tipperary girl Niamh Whyte just can't seem to get enough of each other.
Cupid struck when they met after a hurling clash between their native counties, they put aside their Cork/Tipp differences and things moved pretty fast. Plans for a move to Australia were ditched, two babies and an engagement at Christmas 2014 followed and now this couple are headed for marriage with Niamh entrusting the man she loves with planning the most important day of her life.
Niamh is a girl with a serious list of plans when it comes to her wedding day. Mainly her plans involve castles, romantic gardens, flowers, miles of fairy lights, gallons of champagne and a princess style wedding gown. For Mickey the list is much shorter - all he needs is a venue and then he's done, sure how hard could it be?
Mickey also has help from a best-man who can. His cousin, best friend and Niamh's worst nightmare Reggie is back from Australia and he's convinced the GAA pitch across the street from where the couple live is the perfect place for Niamh's dream wedding. Mickey agrees and wants to throw in a few farm animals and a marquee to the complete the plan.
Mickey predicted that organising the perfect wedding for Niamh would be a walk in the park but with a surprise arrival, a shock departure, a tractor, and the clock against him can Mickey pull off the wedding of Niamh's dreams or will he discover that he seriously underestimated the task at hand and that he just might spend the rest of his life counting the cost.
Irish boy Mark (29) first met his Venezuelan love Kerwin (24) four years ago in The Dragon bar in Dublin and it was love at first sight.
At first they couldn't find the words to express their feelings .or anything else: Kerwin - "Didn't know English at all."
But the language of love can survive anything.with a little help from 'google translator' - and over four years they've become friends - lovers - and soul buddies.
Mark - "He's an amazing kisser, Venezuela kisser, that's the one thing that drawed me to him"
In May 2014, Kerwin and Mark were civil partnered but now that marriage is available to them - they just can't wait to tie the knot.
Mark - "Civil partnership was amazing, it made us a unit, but I think marriage offers so much more"
Kerwin - "This is the real thing, we are as one"
So now it's down to Mark to deliver Kerwin's dream wedding in just three weeks.
Mark enlists his closest friend and confidant since he was 14 years old - Best woman Giuliana. Mark wants a celebration of love and liberty with a 1916 themed wedding. But will Kerwin feel as strongly about events he is very unfamiliar with?
Kerwin wants a white white wedding - "I love everything white, modern, sleek and classy"
Mark's taste seem to be a whole world and a hundred years away from Kerwin's..
Can Mark save the day with a VERY important guest all the way from Venezuela?
Throw in some 1916 volunteer wedding uniforms, An army tank down the Quays of Dublin, and one Mother in law missing in action!! This is going to be one wedding NOT to miss!!!!