Four Weddings

Four competing Canadian brides-to-be, four fabulous weddings to scrutinize and one ultimate honeymoon getaway at stake. Shaw Media, in partnership with ITV Studios Global Entertainment and Proper Television, is bringing the first Canadian edition of the international hit series Four Weddings to Canada, premiering on SliceTM on Wednesday, January 4 at 10 pm ET/PT.

For the first time ever, Canadian brides have the opportunity to pit their weddings against one another in a matrimonial showdown and SliceTM viewers have a front row seat to all the action. In each episode, four outspoken brides attend and judge each other’s weddings and rate them out of 10 in four categories – the venue, the food, the overall experience and of course – the dress. The bride with the highest total score wins a luxurious honeymoon for her and her new hubby.

“The Four Weddings franchise has already had a tremendous response among international audiences,” said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President of Content, Shaw Media. “And now, for the first time ever, we’re offering our viewers the opportunity to take in the styles and tastes of fellow Canadian brides tying the knot on home soil. Four Weddings Canada is an ideal addition to our wide range of fresh, fun winter programming on SliceTM.”

In the January 4th premiere, four very diverse brides compete for top prize. Drama-loving Chantal has an elegant soap-opera themed wedding while fiery tomboy Melissa, hosts guests at a fusion of South American and Latin cultures. Girly-girl Kristen’s wedding is a fairytale day fit for a princess, the polar opposite of country gal Jori’s wedding – complete with a buffet, cash-bar, and live animals. Tune in and watch as these four feisty brides step up to the altar to claim their prize – a honeymoon fit for a princess, or maybe a cowgirl? Or even a tomboy?

Produced by ITV Studios and originating in the United Kingdom, Four Weddings has captured audiences in 17 territories across the globe. Comprised of Canadian contestants and exclusive to SliceTM, Four Weddings Canada is sure to become an audience favourite.

“Four Weddings Canada has been a blast to make and it’s even more fun to watch. It’s witty, wise and warm-hearted and a great showcase for the many different kinds of marriages we have in Canada today,” said Guy O’Sullivan, President, Proper Television.

Beginning in mid-December, visit www.slice.ca for a selection of wedding related articles, web-exclusive behind the scenes video footage and photographs and fun tips on recreating each episode’s winning wedding. Join the Four Weddings Canada conversation on Facebook at Four Weddings Canada and on Twitter at   @4weddingscanada.

Shaw Media today announced an agreement with ITV Studios Global Entertainment to produce the first Canadian edition of the international hit series, Four Weddings and has joined forces with Canadian production company, Proper Television, on the production of the series.

For the first time, Canadian brides-to-be have the once in a lifetime opportunity to pit their weddings against one another for a shot at a dream honeymoon.

Casting is currently taking place across the GTA, with more information available at www.slice.ca/castingcall. Four Weddings is slatedto premiere on SliceTMin 2012.

Originating in the United Kingdom on Living TV (now Sky Living) and produced by ITV Studios, Four Weddings became the best performing original series in the channel’s history at the time it launched. There are currently 16 existing formats of Four Weddings; SliceTM will air the first Canadian edition of the series.

“Four Weddings is an international hit series and in partnering with ITV Studios and Proper Television we are able to bring viewers the first Canadian edition,”said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President of Content, Shaw Media. “Wedding content is a fundamental part of the SliceTM schedule and Four Weddings Canada will be a perfect addition to the already robust slate of programs celebrating a couple’s big day.”

“The sheer range and diversity of Canadian weddings has never been celebrated like this before,” said Guy O’Sullivan, President, Proper Television. “Four Weddings is a cracking format where brides do battle on the most important day of their lives. Prepare to be seriously entertained.’’

This is the first time Canadians will have the opportunity to compete in the Four Weddings format, which follows four brides as they attend each other’s wedding as a guest and judge the day based on four categories: the dress, the food, the venue and the overall experience. The bride with the best wedding wins a fabulous dream honeymoon!

Proper Television and SliceTM are seeking brides-to-be across the GTA who are getting married between June and November 2011. Casting for Four Weddings is open to every kind of wedding imaginable, at every budget level and will attempt to showcase Canada’s gorgeous cultural and ethnic diversity and the country’s wealth of big personalities. Weddings could include:    

home-catered

big swanky affairs

same-sex couples

theme weddings

cottage or backyard weddings

do-it-yourself weddings

 

Casting is open now. Further details about how to apply are available at www.slice.ca/castingcall under Four Weddings.