100th couple to wed at castle return for 15th anniversary

Roger and Joanne, who have returned to Ripley Castle to celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary. The couple married in the same venue in August 1997 and were the 100th couple to do so.
Roger and Joanne, who have returned to Ripley Castle to celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary. The couple married in the same venue in August 1997 and were the 100th couple to do so.

Ripley Castle has welcomed back the couple who were the 100th to get married at the historic venue 15 years ago.

Roger and Joanne Tarling tied the knot at the castle, near Harrogate, back in August 1997 and

Owner of Ripley Castle, Sir Thomas Ingilby said: “It was with great pride in August 1997 that we welcomed our 100th wedding couple Roger and Joanne Tarling here to the Castle.

“A milestone indeed for the Castle and the beginning of Roger and Joanne’s journey as a married couple.

“We were delighted to hear that Joanne and Roger were returning, to celebrate 15 happy years together, since they first celebrated with family and friends at Ripley Castle.”

Joanne said: “We had the most amazing wedding day – our guests still reminisce about how much they enjoyed it! Returning after 15 years brought back so many lovely memories and the Castle is as stunning as ever.”

Sir Thomas added: “It was a pleasure to see them back here at the Castle and the Boar’s Head and hope we can once again welcome them for many more special milestones that lay ahead.”