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Wedding day

factual culture

1 season | 8 episodes | 45 min

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'Wedding Day'  travels to 8 different countries and cultures across the world to find out the true meaning and significance of both a wedding, and the wedding day itself.  
No less than 111.397 weddings take place every day somewhere in the world.  But a wedding in the Peoples’ Republic of China is worlds away from a wedding between a young couple in a deeply religious fishing village in the Netherlands, a wedding in Mexico or polygamous marriages in Senegal.
Each week the host, photographer Lieve Blancquaert,  attends a different wedding, before delving deeper into the culture and complexities that go along with marriage in different parts of the world.  

'Wedding day' is a part of Lieve Blancquaert’s cycle about important moments in human life: birth (‘Birth day’), marriage (‘Wedding day’) and death (‘Last days’).

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Original title

Wedding day


8 episodes x 45' + 1 compilation episode (45')


Human interest

First broadcast

May 18, 2015

Broadcast period

Q4 2015

Production company

De Mensen


Host: Belgian top photographer Lieve Blancquaert

Licensed by

NPO - The Netherlands


AIB Media Excellence Awards 2016 - Best documentary (nomination)

World Media Festival 2016 - Best documentary (society and social issues) (win)

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Extra info

Part of a trilogy: Birth day & Last days