Luxury hotel wedding planner sends bride-to-be rude email by mistake

Ruth Doherty
Luxury hotel wedding planner sends bride-to-be rude email by mistake
Luxury hotel wedding planner sends bride-to-be rude email by mistake

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A bride-to-be's wedding dreams were rudely dashed when a luxury UK hotel's wedding planner accidentally sent her an email saying the couple were not "the type of people we would want" at the venue.

Wedding planner at the five-star Stoke Park, Michele Connolly, intended the email for her boss, Carlo Zoccali, but accidentally cc'ed bride Pauline Bailey in on it, too.

Law graduate Miss Bailey was today revealed to be an adult TV channel star called Rachel T who speaks to callers on premium rate numbers while wearing revealing underwear on
The Red Light Central TV and Playboy TV Chat.

Miss Bailey defended her job, telling Mail Online: "I've been a part-time model for five years now.

"Paul's fine with it and I come home to him every night."

According to news.com.au, the email read: "Hi Carlo. I need your advice. I know this probably doesn't sound very nice, but I am trying to put this wedding off as I don't think they are the type of people that we would want to have at Stoke Park.

"I spoke to the bride yesterday and have put her off for now by telling her the dates that she wants are not available. Help!!!"

Luxury hotel wedding planner sends bride-to-be rude email by mistake
Luxury hotel wedding planner sends bride-to-be rude email by mistake

Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire: Getty

The hotel, which has featured in a number of films including Bridget Jones' Diary and Goldfinger, had originally got back to the couple quoting them £10,000 for 30 guests for their wedding.

Before news of her adult TV career came out, Pauline said she believed the backtrack may have been to do with the couple's age gap, or Paul's piercings, telling the Mirror: "Michele's change of heart must have revolved round Paul based on two factors – our age gap and the fact that he has piercings.

"Finding Stoke Park was a dream come true but it became a nightmare the way they treated us."

Pauline, 27, a model from Luton, and Paul Carty, 51, an engineer, said they have been discriminated against.

She added: "I was horrified. Effectively, Michele was asking her boss how she could get rid of us.

"The suggestion was that we were undesirables, which we definitely are not.

"We're a hard-working, well-educated couple, who both speak well and were certainly not dragged-up.

"It's clear to me that this hotel operates a policy of discrimination which is terribly wrong, unfair and deeply hurtful."

Sales manager Carlo sent the couple an email apologising for the blunder, and offered to meet them again to organise their wedding.

But Pauline has already booked another venue for the nuptials next June at Parklands in Essex.

Pauline said: "After such a disgusting snub we wouldn't hold our wedding there, even if the hotel offered it for free."

The couple have consulted a solicitor to decide whether she can take legal action.

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