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Marry Me, Marry My Family   

Information
Series 1: 3x60 | HD | 2017
Series 2: 3x60 | HD | 2019
Production Company
CJZ
Primary Broadcaster
SBS Australia

The journey to every wedding day brings tears and tension, chaos and compromise. So what happens when you try to send two vastly different cultures down the aisle? The answer: you double-down on the stress and drama and buckle up for an epic, colourful tale of love against the odds. Marry Me, Marry My Family is the amazing story of cross-cultural weddings in Australia. This 3x1 hour TV series follows a wildly diverse cast of couples as they try to straddle the gulf between cultures and the gap between their parents' expectations and their own dreams.  

Series 2 - Episode 1

34-year-old Fijian Indian/Australian Marketing Manager Nandi is marrying 33-year old Anglo-Australian Podiatrist Dan in a lavish three-day Hindu affair. Dan is a country boy and wants a small bash in a barn. Nandi’s father hopes for a guest list of a thousand people. Nandi has to juggle between Dan’s simple Aussie style and her father’s expectations. When 33-year-old Pakistani Australian Muslim Hassan fell in love with 30-year-old Filipino, Rose, it left him with a dilemma. His parents had already arranged his marriage to his first cousin back in Pakistan. Should he marry a woman he didn’t love or disobey his parents and follow his heart?

Series 1 - Episode 3

When 35-year-old Travis swiped right on Tinder, he found himself in a fast-moving relationship with Rabia, a Pakistani-Australian in her mid-30s. To continue the relationship, Travis had to convert to Islam and marry Rabia immediately. Rabia faces on-going struggles within her Pakistani community, particularly with her devout mother, Nadia.

Series 1 - Episode 1

30-year-old Armenian Christian bride Nancy is marrying 37-year-old Indian Hindu groom Ashu in a high Christian wedding in the Armenian Church. Nancy's family has struggled to accept the union, so much so that Nancy and her mother didn't speak to each other for 18 months. Now the families are trying to come together in time for the wedding day. While in Adelaide, 40-year-old skip truck driver Mark is marrying 37-year-old sustainability expert, Wambui in a ceremony in Kenya.