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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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Part of a trilogy: Birth day & Last days

In Circle of life (sept 2019), photographer Lieve Blancquaert looks back on the series Birth Day, Wedding Day and Last Days, for which she has traveled the world in recent years. She tells in five episodes how these television series have influenced her personal view of life.