Emmerdale actress Michelle Hardwick has revealed she plans to marry her fiancée Kate Brooks by the end of the year. However, rather than have a big wedding with their soap colleagues in attendance, the couple are planning something more low-key, followed by a party with their friends and family.
Speaking to The Mirror, Michelle said they would tie the knot abroad in just a few months' time, but weren’t obsessing over details such as wedding dresses or even the wedding breakfast. "There’s no magazine deal, we’ll just pick up a few witnesses wherever we are and it will just be me and her," Michelle said. "We only have a few months to go and we haven’t even got our outfits sorted and that’s because it doesn’t matter. That’s the biggest lesson I learned."
Michelle Hardwick and Kate Brooks are planning to marry abroad
Michelle added: "We’ll get married abroad, hit a few bars and probably have chicken and chips for our wedding breakfast. Then a big party for our family when we get back to England. That’s all I can tell you! It will be ace."
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The actress, who plays Vanessa Woodfield on the soap, announced in December that she had become engaged to the show’s producer Kate Brooks. Michelle made it a proposal to remember with a flash mob of The Greatest Showman performers at their local cinema.
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The 43-year-old spoke about her elaborate proposal during an appearance on Loose Women, explained: "I hired out a small local cinema and I'd said to Kate to keep the date free. I said there was a special screening of The Greatest Showman at the cinema. A few of my school friends were there dotted around and I'd hired a flash mob of The Greatest Showman and I did all the 'I don't know what's going on here.'"
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The couple's pet dog Fred also played a huge role, and Michelle then proceeded to go up to the front of the cinema with a microphone to tell Kate that they weren't going to be watching the film after all. "I just said, 'So Kate, you're not here to see a film,'" she said, at which point Fred made his way to the front, wearing a jumper that read "Mummy, please say yes."
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