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Couple tie the knot on caravan park they met on two years ago

PUBLISHED: 09:29 23 September 2018 | UPDATED: 18:01 23 September 2018

The couple tying the knot. Picture: Harry Rutter

The couple tying the knot. Picture: Harry Rutter

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A couple have tied the knot at a caravan park where they first met two years ago.

Manor Park resort. Picture: Harry RutterManor Park resort. Picture: Harry Rutter

Mark Ray, 48, and June, 55, met at Manor Park Resort, Hunstanton, as they both own caravans on the site.

Mr Ray had lived at the resort for seven years before Mrs Ray moved there three years ago.

They met at the Boathouse Clubhouse at the resort two years ago and Mr Ray proposed to her on stage in front of the whole resort in front of a live band.

The couple both live in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire together and got married at the King’s Lynn Registry Office. They then went to Manor Park to exchange the rings.

The happy couple Mark and June Ray. Picture: Harry RutterThe happy couple Mark and June Ray. Picture: Harry Rutter

The guests were made up of past and present Park Dean staff, as well as fellow caravan owners.

The resort has been under Park Dean since 2010 but has been in the seaside town for more than 50 years.

“We met at the Manor, we got engaged at the Manor, so we want to get married at the Manor”, said Mrs Ray.

Mr Ray said: “We’re both owners on the site. We met just over 2 years ago. We got engaged about a year ago and here we are today.

The wedding venue. Picture: Harry RutterThe wedding venue. Picture: Harry Rutter

“We did ask if we could get married here [Manor Park] but they don’t have the correct licensing.

“I popped the question up on stage with a band going.”

Caroline Moore of Norfolk Registration Service - who conducted the marriage in King’s Lynn and the Manor Park service said: “This is one of the most interesting venues. It’s an unusual request to have one in a caravan park. But that’s the thing, with Marrying Norfolk it could be anywhere.

“If could be on the beach, in the woods or in people’s own houses so Marrying Norfolk allows them to chose a place that is special to them.”

Hayley Kalnins, who is the manager at Manor Park, said: “Mark and June are actually the first people to have asked to get married here.

“We wouldn’t do it for members of the public but they are owners at the park. So they both have caravan holiday homes.

“Everyone knows them really well. Sometimes keep themselves to themselves but Mark and June come along to all the events, they come and use all the facilities so that’s why we want to offer them something a bit special I suppose.”

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