Couple claim Gordon Ramsay ruined their wedding
A UK couple has claimed Gordon Ramsay turned their dream beach wedding into “a complete kitchen nightmare”.
The celebrity chef took over a private resort to film his TV show, a decision that Charlie Willis, 35, and his then-bride Laura, 29 were left deeply horrified over.
The couple told The Sun that they expected a luxurious private ceremony and gourmet meal that put them $2390 out of pocket at the exclusive Lusty Glaze Beach venue in Cornwall back in June.
However, what was meant to be a day filled with love and joy, was anything but with the pair saying Ramsay and his crew who filmed his new TV show, Future Food Stars, “gatecrashed” their special day.
Despite the cost of $90-a-head for their guests, Charlie and Laura said their wedding party had a “cheap and nasty” meal.
“The whole thing was a complete kitchen nightmare,” the groom told the UK paper. “We had both worked so hard to save for that day and we felt like extras on a game show,” Willis said.
Ramsay’s executive producer, Sharon Powers, apologised to the newlyweds and paid for their ruined wedding.
“I am mortified that we affected your special day and I can assure you that it was never our intention to upset you or your guests,” Powers’ letter said, according to The Sun.
“As you are aware, we have now paid for your wedding in full, which I hope goes some way towards making amends and acknowledging how sorry I am that your special day was affected, albeit unintentionally, by us.”
A spokesman for the Lusty Glaze private beach acknowledged the “very unusual” circumstances but told The Sun that the wedding party had not secured exclusive use of the beach.
Ramsay’s spokesperson insisted to the Daily Mail that “there was no gate crashing”.
“Studio Ramsay [was] booked to film on the beach the same day as various weddings and events were taking place,” the spokesperson said.
“It’s a real shame this couple are still complaining. Their bill was generously covered, they happily chatted with Gordon on the day, they didn’t have exclusive use of the beach and all the other beachgoers had a really great time joining in on & off camera.”