Martin Kemp and MC Harvey's 'Great Gatsby' wedding for east Hull couple on Channel 5 celebrity planner show
LEAVING your wedding in the hands of actor Martin Kemp and rapper MC Harvey would seem more like a nightmare than a dream for most people.
But for one Hull couple – who will tonight find TV fame – it turned out to be the best day of their lives.
Having seen an advertisement for Channel 5's Celebrity Wedding Planner, Lisa Frank decided to apply, having been engaged to boyfriend Mark Spence for three years.
The couple, of Sutton Road in east Hull, have been together four and a half years and were planning their wedding before little boy Flynn came along.
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Lisa, 30, said: "I applied to the show to let two celebrities plan our wedding but I never imagined we would get on it.
"We had to chat to someone from the show on the phone and was then invited to London to meet the producers.
"It was only two weeks after applying for the show that we were told we had been chosen.
"I'm pretty laid-back but Mark has been described as a bit of a 'groomzilla' which is unusual because it's usually the bride who has everything planned out.
"I never really knew where to start with the wedding but Mark even knew what dress he wanted me to wear."
Lisa said the couple were very nervous about meeting the mystery celebrities and it was only on the day of the dress-fitting that Martin and Harvey were revealed.
The pair became good friends on Celebrity Big Brother and were given £12,000 to plan their wedding which ended up being a vintage-themed ceremony at The Deep in Hull.
"Martin is so down to earth, he's like Mr Cool, and Harvey is very funny, they didn't make you feel uncomfortable at all," Lisa said.
"We watched Celebrity Big Brother and we were fans of both of theirs, we felt very lucky to have such good celebrities."
Martin and Harvey set out to create a fusion of Balearic glamour and vintage "Great Gatsby" style hoping the loved-up pair would like it.
Mark, 31, said: "I was unsure of what to expect, I'm not a control freak but it was the not-knowing that was the hardest thing.
"When we went paint-balling for my stag-do, it was awful. It was the one thing I said I didn't like.
"I was beginning to think 'What if they are doing this for good TV and the whole wedding will be terrible'."
Lisa, however, had a more enjoyable hen do when her and the girls went to a dance studio to shimmy and shake.
"We'd been drinking on the way there and I thought we might not even be able to dance," Lisa said.
"I was worried nobody would be able to come at such short notice but loads of people booked the day off work.
"The whole thing was so surreal and random but we couldn't have asked for a better wedding day."
Mark and Lisa first met in a nightclub and Mark proposed in Egypt, but it didn't all quite go to plan.
Although Mark had the money to buy his girlfriend an engagement ring, he had difficulty picking the right one.
"When I proposed, some Egyptian men thought I had done something wrong because Lisa couldn't stop crying," he said.
"I also put the money on the table after proposing and said 'Let's go and get you a ring'.
"It probably wasn't very romantic but we ended up getting the one I'd picked before."
The couple's wedding day went more smoothly and the blushing bride didn't end up in tears.
They also had a beautiful reception at Priory Cottages in North Yorkshire and will jet off to Lara Beach in Antalya in Turkey later this year.
Lisa said: "We're quite nervous about seeing ourselves on screen but also very excited.
"The wedding was perfect, Harvey even sang a So Solid song at our wedding and we had a little dance to Spandau Ballet."
Celebrity Wedding Planner is on tonight on Channel 5 at 10pm.