UKTV’s fact-ent channel W has commissioned a new series, Wedding Valley (10 x 60 min.), that will focus on the busy summer season of the wedding industry in Lancashire’s picturesque Ribble Valley.
Produced by London-based indie Little Gem, the series focuses on the many specialty businesses that contribute to the hundreds upon hundreds of weddings that take place in the region every year, from bridal shops, cake designers and florists to the planners and coordinators who make sure the nuptials proceed with military precision.
The series, which started shooting last month, will continue to document the valley’s peak season through to September, during which time 1,500 weddings are expected to take place. Each episode will cover a typical week from the season, documenting how the valley’s dedicated wedding specialists bring their skills and experience to the fore to help couples mount their dream ceremonies.
Wedding Valley was commissioned for UKTV by commissioning editor Kirsty Hanson and Hilary Rosen, deputy director of commissioning and head of factual and factual entertainment, and ordered by Adam Collings, channel director for W. Richard Watsham is director of commissioning and Steve North is genre general manager, comedy and entertainment. For Little Gem, Ben Gale is executive producer, and the series producer is Tammy Hale.
Wedding Valley joins a slate of other recently commissioned 10 x 60-minute W docuseries that includes Dating With My Mates from BBC Studios and Harbar 8, and the reverse-cosmetic surgery series The Beauty Rewind Clinic from Whisper.