Michelle Hardwick marries long-term girlfriend Rosie Nicholl

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Michelle Hardwick married her girlfriend Rosie Nicholl over the Easter weekend. The Emmerdale actress shared a photograph of her big day at North Yorkshire's Danby Castle big day with Twitter fans on Saturday. The gorgeous snap showed the two brides smiling happily as they stood side-by-side during the ceremony.

Michelle, 39, looked beautiful in a strapless white gown, with her hair down in a cascade of curls.

Her other half Rosie looked equally as pretty in an embellished lace wedding dress, with her blonde locks swept into a updo and a white rose in her hair.

Michelle and Rosie are the picture of happiness on their wedding day

Michelle, who plays Vanessa Woodfield on the popular ITV soap, accompanied the shot with the touching caption: "I can honestly say that yesterday was the best day of my life... Thankyou to my wife @rosiebone."

Well-wishes came pouring in for the newlyweds, with the tweet being favourited more than 1,000 times in less than 24 hours and numerous fans writing to congratulate the pair.

Michelle and Rosie met four years ago when Michelle was doing pantomime and Rosie was playing in the orchestra.

Speaking previously to the Daily Mail about her upcoming nuptials, Michelle said last year: "We're both wearing dresses and our dads are walking us down the aisle. I can't wait."


Michelle married her long-term girlfriend at the weekend


Michelle told her family she was gay when she was 28, after years of struggling with her sexuality.

"Family members would ask if I had a boyfriend and my excuse was I was too busy at work," she said.

"I was nervous about telling them and didn't plan it, but my dad asked me and I didn't want to hide it. He was only upset that I felt I couldn't tell him before. My whole family have been amazing, as have Rosie's. We're very lucky."

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