Tying the knot after fate reunites couple

Childhood sweethearts Emily Joanna Playfair and Frankie Joe Bateman tied the knot at Blackpool's De Vere Hotel

Thursday, 9th March 2017, 12:47 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:57 am
Frankie and Emily Bateman

The couple met eight years ago but split for a while until they were reunited three years ago – something they thank fate for.

Emily, 24, has her own wedding event company and Frankie, 26, runs a business in property maintenance.

“Frankie proposed by doing a treasure Hunt around the house,” said Emily, “there were lots of clues and at the end I had to open a present which was a wedding planner, I turned around and he was stood with a ring inside a rose.”

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Frankie and Emily Bateman

The wedding planner was soon put to good use as the couple began preparing for their big day, choosing the venue, booking the photographer and capturing all the finer details for their dream wedding.

Their family and friends enjoyed a reception at the De Vere following the ceremony in which the couple’s three children Mason, Elouise and Finley had special roles as pageboys and flowergirl.

Emily said: “It was the best day of our lives, not only did I marry the love of my life but my best friend!

“It wouldn’t of been made so special without having our family and close friends to celebrate it with us.”

Frankie and Emily Bateman

Frankie added: “I am the luckiest guy in the world to marry such an amazing woman, I’m looking forward to spending the rest of my life with my family and my extended family as one.”

Frankie and Emily Bateman
Frankie and Emily Bateman