Breaking the news that he'd be marrying a complete stranger to his deeply religious parents, Dave kind of had a feeling that he and the new missus might run into some dramas.
"Mum and Dad are very conservative. They’ll have a lot of opinions," he said ahead of the big reveal.
"If Mum doesn’t approve of her… God help her."
(Awkward. Because we can all pretty much guess where this is going, right?)
Before even meeting David's mystery bride, it was clear Mum was seriously unimpressed.
"Her values would be my biggest concern," said Michelle, after admitting they'd probably be okay with the situation if the bride was willing to be a stay-at-home mum.
By the time the ceremony rolled around, it was clear David's folks weren't feeling any better about the situation.
Wearing angry expressions, Michelle and Kelvin grimaced as Hayley whooped and laughed her way down the aisle to her awaiting wannabe-cowboy groom. They could barely even crack a smile when the excited bride leaned in for a nice-to-meet-you hug.
But it was at the reception that they addressed their concerns with their son – who, at this stage, was obviously smitten already.
"I don't know if she's the right style of woman for David," dad Kelvin said, adding that he wanted someone "more sedate" for his boy. Someone more like himself... (Huh?)
"This is not his usual type for a long-term relationship."
"I think David’s definitely got his work cut out."
Kel and Michelle flinched as Hayley swore during her speech, twerked at the bridal table, and insisted David carry her and plant a full-on smooch on her while the whole room watched on.
And when she went to their table to get to know them a little better, it all fell to bits.
First up, Hayley offended Kelvin by calling David a "country bumpkin"; the former police officer tried to defend his son, saying, "I wouldn’t call him a country bumpkin..." – but before he could finish, Hayley cut him off and insisted that’s what her new hubby had called himself.
When the conversation turned to where Hayles was from (Port Melbourne), it was her turn to feel slighted after Kelvin called it the "other side of the world that we never go to".
"Oh don’t turn your nose up to it, it's alright," she snipped back at him.
David obviously wanted to get his parents' input after their little chat – but as approached their table later in the evening, his mum was obviously deeply unhappy with the whole sitch.
"Just letting you know she’s upset," Kelvin told his son (can we get a chorus of 'duh'?).
"I can clearly see that," he said.
But while their disapproval was written all over their faces, Kel attempted a little diplomacy:
"Take your time and get to know her first," he begged, "before you start going in too deep."
Before even entering the experiment, Hayley was labelled this season's most controversial bride – and the Melbourne-based bodybuilder didn't hold back when meeting the other brides for the first time!
"I've got a lot of drive, I've got goals and I've got ambitions," she declared within minutes of joining their hens' night.
"I want someone that can balance me."