Wedding Rites: In Sickness and in Health

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Duration: 1 hour

Documentary, narrated by Caroline Quentin, looking at how and why weddings are on the increase and divorce rates in decline in the UK. It asks if we've rediscovered love and romance or if we're just getting swept along by the hype of celebrity weddings and the marketing powers of the mushrooming wedding industry.

The film charts the evolution of the British wedding and asks if the rise of the wedding super-venue and the demise of the church ceremony will ultimately see the end of traditions and rituals which go back centuries.

Credits

Producer
Pete Lawrence
Executive Producer
Michael Poole

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