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TV bride misses first prize, but wedding is pretty in pink

PUBLISHED: 15:53 29 July 2009 | UPDATED: 16:58 25 August 2010

Emma Runacres: just missed out on Carribean holiday

Emma Runacres: just missed out on Carribean holiday

A BRIDE had her dream wedding but just missed out on a honeymoon to Barbados on a television show competition.

A BRIDE had her dream wedding but just missed out on a honeymoon to Barbados on a television show competition.

Emma Runacres, 28, and now husband Dominic, 33, appeared on the Living TV show Four Weddings but failed to secure the top prize of a honeymoon to the Caribbean island.

The show followed four brides in the lead up to the big day and they judged each other's wedding with the winning bride landing the dream holiday.

Mrs Runacres said: "It was a perfect pink day and everything was just right. When I said that I was having a pink wedding the other contestants were not sure - but when they saw the fabulous room at the Alexandra Suite they were blown away."

The couple, of Castleton Road in Mottingham, went to Our Lady Help of Christian's church in Mottingham in a pink London cab.

Swanley Banqueting provided the venue and the catering for the reception, which was held at the Alexandra Suite, St Mary's Road.

Mrs Runacres said: "It was a really special day and everyone was so helpful and looked after us so much."

Angela Warren, from Swanley Banqueting, added: "I think we were more nervous than Emma, but we were really pleased with the personal touch we could add to her pink theme. She looked wonderful and everyone had a great time. We all thought she should have won!"

Mrs Runacres organised the wedding herself, but had to postpone it three times due to giving birth and availability of her ideal room at the reception venue.

She sold her car and re-mortgaged their home to pay for the £12,000 wedding and even recorded a song for their first dance as a surprise for her groom.

It was a traditional Catholic wedding with a "cerise pink theme". Mrs Runacres said: "I love pink, it makes you happy and makes you feel good, doesn't it?"

For the show, she described herself as "fun, bubbly and always up for a drink and a laugh".

She says her friends call her Dilemma Emma because nothing is ever straightforward with her, "even her wedding!"

She treated all her guests to her favourite dinner for the meal - Christmas dinner.

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