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£12, 000 win for Rudding Park wedding couple

Congratulations! The new Mr and Mrs Emmerson at Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate,
Congratulations! The new Mr and Mrs Emmerson at Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate,

An award-winning Harrogate hotel played host to a lucky couple who won a £12,000 competition to tie the knot in absolute luxury.

Eloise Emmerson (nee Worrell), and Tim Emmerson, who first met as teenagers, were among the 700-odd people who took part in the Win a Yorkshire Wedding at Rudding Park competition.

The competition, which was launched on Yorkshire Day last year, asked entrants to “tell us in no more than 100 words why a wedding at Rudding Park would mean the world to you”.

After making the final five, suppliers gave the verdict to the couple who are from Pickering.

The new Mr and Mrs Emmerson said “Marrying at Rudding Park really has been the most magical experience. We appreciate how lucky we were to win the competition.

"In fact we, still can’t quite believe it! Every single aspect of the day exceeded our expectations – we couldn’t have wished for a more beautiful wedding venue, drinks, flowers, live music, cake, rings, the chance to have hair and makeup applied professionally and the photos have really captured the joy of the day."

The competition saw Rudding Park partnering with a selection of the county’s best loved suppliers including the White Wedding and Event Company (Yorkshire), Tim Hardy Photography, Flowers by Colette, The Event Music Company, Poppy Pickering Cakes, The Hair Studio and Ogden of Harrogate.