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Rebecca's day is a family affair!

A HEPWORTH couple's fairytale wedding today was a real family affair.

A HEPWORTH couple's fairytale wedding today was a real family affair.

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Rebecca Robinson's dream dress was designed and made by her mother, Pam, and father Philip restored a vintage two-seater car especially for her big day.

Today, Rebecca, 27, who teaches art and design at Wakefield Girls' High School, married sculptor Brendan Hesmondhalgh, 28, at Ripley Castle, near Harrogate.

Their 60 guests saw Rebecca arrive with her father in a beautiful racing green 1937 BSA car.

Self-employed Mr Robinson, of Holmbridge, had also originally restored another BSA car used at the wedding, this one a four-seater saloon from 1933.

He said: "I have had these cars for a while, and promised to get the two-seater done for when Rebecca got married.

"I have been very busy recently, but I hope it will make the wedding a bit different."

When Rebecca alighted from the sports car she was wearing a stunning, off-white gown.

Her mother, who is head of fashion at Huddersfield Technical College, said: "She has a boned corset bodice made of organdie silk lace over a duchess satin underskirt. The bodice, beaded with irridescent beads, is made of 19 panels."

She added: "The skirt has an integral train, which comes into a full circle at the back.

"I am really pleased with the dress, which took 80 hours to make.

"Rebecca looks beautiful in it."

Rebecca said they had designed the dress together.

"It is better than anything I could have bought, and fits perfectly," she added.

"My parents have made the wedding a bit more personal, and have worked so hard to make it very special.

"We wanted a civil wedding, and we fell in love with Ripley Castle."

Their reception was taking place at Dower House, Knaresborough.

The happy couple are to honeymoon in the Lake District and Europe.


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