10 of the greatest wedding moments on TV

14 Mar 2017

Over the years, TV has given us a multitude of golden wedding moments. Here are just some of the highlights

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1. Don't Tell the Bride

Continuing to prove a hit since its first episode launched in November, 2007, Don't Tell the Bride has offered us a myriad of magical moments and mishaps over the years. Willing the groom to do well, the audience are always behind the star of the show and never more so than when he manages to execute a spectacular wedding set-up. And that's just what groom, Steve, did for the 2015 Christmas special.

2. The Undateables

Never failing to tug on the heartstrings, The Undateables is an uplifting watch every time. That's why the first Undateables proposal was such a crowd-pleaser - showcasing that absolutely anyone can find love... sometimes in the most unexpected of places.

3. Married at First Sight UK

This programme courted some controversy when it first aired, but it made for great viewing. One of our favourite episodes featured Caroline and Adam who have sadly since divorced.

4. Darling Buds of May

The union of Mariette and Charlie was truly 'perfick' and the moment when 'Pop' Larkin set eyes on his beautiful daughter bride will forever be a tearjerker.

5. Say Yes to the Dress

Across the pond, there have been countless entertaining episodes of Say Yes to the Dress. One such episode featured Katie, a daddy's girl, who allowed her pushy father to accompany her during her dress search. 

6. Blind Date

The original dating programme was a Saturday night fixture in most UK households and when news of the first Blind Date wedding broke, the Great British public were overjoyed. The wonderful Cilla Black was finally able to buy her hat and, lucky for us, the big day was televised for the nation to see.

7. Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

While the wedding was made official a few hours before, Ant and Dec surprised the friends and family of newly married couple, Sam and Michelle, by hosting their wedding celebration live on air.

8. Neighbours: Kylie and Jason

Before it migrated to Channel 5, Neighbours was a much-loved and much-watched soap opera with gripping storylines and a bevy of colourful characters. It was also the show where Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan found love both on-screen and off-screen; THE golden couple to come out of Oz.

9. Eastenders: Kat and Alfie

It was a great Christmas when Eastenders favourites, Kat and Alfie, got married - despite the twists and turns that preceded and followed. And where better to host the grand affair than the dazzling confines of the Queen Vic?

10. The Royal Weddings

Who doesn't love a royal wedding? From Wills and Kate to Harry and Meghan, not to mention the more distant nuptials of Princess Diana and Charles and Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, a royal wedding serves to unify a nation. For one day only, we celebrate all that is great about Britiain and delight in the pomp and pagaentry such an occasion brings. Watch three hours of footage from William and Kate's wedding day in the video below, or skip to 1hr09 to see the ceremony in all its glory.

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