An Eastbourne couple’s Italian wedding appeared on BBC show, Don’t Tell The Bride last night (September 24).
Dan and Kate Openshaw, were married in a Romeo and Juliet themed wedding in Naples in April this year.
The BBC Three show, where the groom plans the wedding in secret, saw Dan arrange a surprise ceremony in a romantic ruin in Naples.
The show featured several notable locations around Eastbourne including the Seafront and Royal Parade.
Claire De Lune bridal shop on South Street also featured as Kate and her bridesmaids tried on wedding dresses.
The show saw Dan risk disaster with his wedding plans by going against his fiancé’s wishes for a traditional wedding, putting bridesmaids in novelty fancy dress costumes and making Kate’s mother face her fear of flying to attend the ceremony.
Explaining his plan to best men Dan said, “As you know Kate is quite traditional, she wants a traditional wedding, she wants it in England with between 60 to 100 guests, in a nice chapel or castle. Something that says princess.
“So what I’m going to do is have it in Italy with a small crowd.”
Despite the risk Dan’s plans proved to be a success with both his Bride and her mother.
Kate said, “It’s a million times better than I planned, he’s so romantic.”
Kate’s mum said, “I’m so happy Dan made me get on that plane, I’ve loved every minute of it.”
The show is available now on BBC iplayer.
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