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Friends, family and Filey: The wedding of Rob and Gemma Wilkinson

21 Jan 2013

Friends, family and Filey: The wedding of Rob and Gemma Wilkinson

The wedding of Rob and Gemma Wilkinson at the Priory Church of St Mary and St Cuthbert’s, Bolton Abbey followed by a reception at Rudding Park, Harrogate

Photography: Steve Myers

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We merged two of our favourite things, Yorkshire and Filey for our wedding theme and wanted to use local suppliers we knew to help us with this. There was also a strong family element to the theme as Rob and I have known each other since we were little.

Our family holidays as children were in Filey and that was where we became engaged, so we had sticks of Filey rock with our names running through them as our favours.

We also chose The Priory of St Mary and St Cuthbert’s Church at Bolton Abbey as mum is in the choir there. It is also a beautiful church.

Rudding Park was the ideal venue for the reception; the staff were wonderful and looked after us both on the day and the run up to the wedding.

Rob’s mum made us an amazing themed cake, Vanessa a friend of my mum’s from Wild Flowers in Ilkley created our flowers and Steve Myers who took our photographs has taken family portraits of us over the years.

I was quite worried in the run up to the wedding - mainly about something going wrong, despite all the hours of preparation. However, the day itself was absolutely perfect. Not just because of the amazing weather (which was so unexpected having one of the hottest days of the year at the start of September), but because we really enjoyed having all our family and friends with us celebrating our wedding.

Nothing went wrong! I would like to thank all of my suppliers for their help and support and for being so professional. It meant that Rob and I, and our families, could really relax and enjoy the day.



Photography: Steve Myers Photography, Keighley, 07803 969108,


Venue: Rudding Park, Harrogate, 01423 871350, ruddingpark.co.uk

Dress: Jenny Packham from The Bridal Collection, Harrogate, 01423 202029, thebridalcollectionharrogate.co.uk

Groom: Austin Reed, austinreed.co.uk

Accessories: Victoria Walker Boutique, Farsley, near Leeds, 0113 808 3070, victoriawalkerboutique.com

Flowers: Wild Flowers, Ilkley, 01943 600486, wildflowers.co.uk

Hair: Shine, Ilkley, 01943 609397, shine-hairdressing.co.uk

Make-up: Annabel Bailey, Ilkley, 07739 460299, annabelbailey.co.uk

Bridesmaid dresses: Angel Brides, Horsforth, 0113 258 8454, angelbrides.co.uk


To see more of Rob and Gemma’s wedding pictures see our online gallery or the 2013 issue of Yorkshire BRIDE

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