Would you let your children organise your big day? Eva and Brian did just that on Saturday 14th April 2018!
In case you haven't seen the show on CBBC…It involves children choosing a theme and organising a Wedding or Civil Partnership for their parents. (The parents are kept completely in the dark and don't find out any details about what their kids have planned until the grand reveal at the venue with all their family and friends around them…it’s very exciting!)
Saturday 14th April Bordesley Park Came ALIVE! With the cast and crew of CBBC’s series 7 of Marrying Mum and Dad, the crew arrived nice and early to dress the venue from top to bottom with all sorts of bright and colourful decorations for the set.
The production team chose our venue as we are totally kitted out for kids with all of our open space for them to run riot, not to mention our sunken trampoline and tree swing!
The kids, cast and parents had a blast and the smiles were infectious amongst the Bordesley team alike! The entire grounds were bursting with fun and excitement, the sun even shone all day for them too!
The Theme the children had chosen for this episode was ‘Day of the Dead’.
Although Day of the Dead doesn’t sound like the conventional wedding theme, on this holiday Mexicans remember and honour their deceased loved ones, the day was full of colour, dancing and live music playing provided by their very own traditional Mariachi Band. (They even had the mariachi band from the Doritos advert!)
They had a carnival float provided by Mandinga Arts who are renowned for their wild, wacky and wonderful floats and displays at The Notting Hill Carnival. They travelled all the way from London with the purpose designed float and the children helped to add the final decorations here at Bordesley Park.
The family and guests enjoyed their special day at Bordesley Park so much they decided to stay a little longer and hire out our Luxury Marquee for the evening reception and with help from Rustic Roast Kitchen and Ade from Jam Productions (DJ) the celebrations continued long into the night.
We can’t thank the BBC, The Children behind the madness and of course Eva and Brian (the Parents) for allowing Bordesley Park to host such an amazing day, we wish them all the best of luck and the most perfect future together as a family. We can't wait to watch the show when it airs in August 2018!