The business is owned by the formidable Abbi who employs a trusty team of bridal specialists including her two right hand women Marg and Jane, possibly the most enthusiastic wedding consultants in Yorkshire, who also have a tendency to pop out a tear when they pack their brides off for the last time.
No shopping experience is quite like that of the wedding shop as it has potential to present some tricky family dynamics and bring into sharp focus a bride’s body image issues.
The film follows three brides who pass through the doors of Confetti and Lace: there’s 24 year-old Tammy who moved to Yorkshire from South East London to be with her fiancé. She dreams of a fairytale wedding and hopes it won’t be spoilt by her unpredictable parents.
There’s Jo who’s been married to Darren, a self-made millionaire, for nearly ten years. She wants to renew her wedding vows on their tenth anniversary but hopes her Jehova’s Witness parents will attend this time around.
Lastly we meet Natasha who’s a single mum making a living as a florist. She’s marrying Chez her childhood sweetheart; their teenage romance ended only to be rekindled nearly a decade later.
This revelatory and characterful film presents a unique insight into British marriage in 2013.
A Century Films production for ITV
1 x 60 minutesFilm EditorSteve BarclayExecutive ProducerLiesel EvansProducerHelen ShearerFilmed, Produced and Directed byRuth Nicklin
"A privilege to watch."The Guardian