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10.10.02

SCOTLAND


Be a guest of Big Day and toast the happy couples…


Imagine doves gently coo-ing, rose petals fluttering in the breeze, as the dulcet tones of Jane Birkin whisper je t'aime. It's all so beautiful.


Yes, finally it's arrived - The Big Day.


It's the joyous celebration of two love-birds as they tie the matrimonial knot and the day that's had everyone running ragged with months of prep.


Mother of the bride debates the size of her hat (and the cake!), and the best man's checking out his speech (and the bridesmaid tottie!).


The groom ponders whether to go commando in his kilt, the bride has last minute doubts, there's concerns over the inevitable family barnies, and daddy frets about the cost of it all.


Just your usual, typical wedding day?


Er, no. Screech that needle on the vinyl of the wedding hymn to a very sharp halt!


Big Day, which transmits on Thursday 31 October at 8.30pm on BBC TWO Scotland, isn't quite the regular, traditional gig.


Big Day follows seven couples with one common purpose. They're all getting hitched, but they each have seven very different slants, perspectives and ceremonies for their own, individual big day.


Kerry and Keith from Peterhead are subjected to a traditional pre-wedding blackening. Sarah and Max from Penicuik have the momentous task of renovating a Gothic chapel in time for their wedding.


Maggie and Toby are Pagans from the North West of Scotland who have a handfasting ceremony at the Clava Cairns near Inverness.



Janet and Pat from Clydebank opt to run away to Gretna Green, whilst Jackie and Kenny's love is split by football - Kenny's king of Hearts and Jackie's a Hibs fanatic.


Angie and Max from Edinburgh are both heavily tattooed, pierced, share a rock music passion and prove that appearances can be deceptive.


Steve and Gordon are a same sex couple from Glasgow having a Humanist Affirmation, who met dancing naked on a bar in Tenerife.


See their trials and tribulations, especially when mothers and daughters differ over dresses. Witness their stag nights, hen parties and various customs.


Will they all go through with it? Will everything run to plan, and will anyone be left at the altar?


There's only one way to find out…


Notes to Editors


Meet the couples


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