Marry Me, Marry My Family

The Brighton Savoy was featured on the SBS TV show Marry Me, Marry my family, a documentary series exploring the chaotic and colourful road to intercultural relationships. Six couples try to straddle the gulf between cultures and the gap between their parents’ relationships and their own dreams.

Lalith & Louise get married

In Episode 2, Sri Lankan Hindu Lalith has gone against his parents’ wishes for an arranged marriage and chosen Chinese Australian, Louise. His parents refuse to speak to her and they won’t be attending the wedding. Lalith has a tough job on his hands trying to persuade his parents to acknowledge his bride-to-be before the big day. Childhood sweethearts Derian and Jye are planning an extravagant, three day, 500-guest affair. Derian is a Muslim Gypsy and has agreed to adopt many wedding traditions to keep her family happy. Derian’s father, Izzy, has instructed easy-going Maltese-Aussie Jye that his daughter must be a virgin until she’s married. Izzy will find out whether Jye and Derian have kept their promise on the wedding night, when the sheets will be inspected for blood. If she is, they’ll celebrate with an ancient blood ceremony called a Blaga Rikija. If not, he will disown his daughter.

Watch Episode two

Lalith & Louise held their Wedding ceremony in the Seaview Courtyard with their reception taking place in the Seaview Room.

Watch Episode 2 of The Series on SBS on Demand