This couple had a sophisticated spring wedding, and it was the picture of classical elegance! What a gorgeous day for Carly and Scott…

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The proposal

Carly and Scott’s relationship got off to a bumpy start – a flat tyre on their first date led to Scott having to chauffeur his sweetheart in his uncle’s white van! Nevertheless, the couple clicked, and a proposal followed while on holiday in Turkey. “Scott proposed in a beautiful harbour restaurant, and had arranged it all with the restaurant staff so they were ready with the champagne and fireworks for when I said ‘yes’,” Carly smiles.

The bride’s outfit

Carly fell in love with a stunning Lusan Mandongus gown in the very first bridal shop she visited. “I spent three hours trying dresses on, then booked an appointment for their designer weekend, and found ‘the one’,” Carly explains. The chic sleeveless style in silk and lace featured a high neckline and an elegant train. “It made me feel amazing – I got goosebumps and wanted to wear it forever,” Carly says. She accessorised with a Lusan Mandongus veil, sparkling Swarovski earrings and ivory lace stilettos.

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The groom’s outfit

Choosing a suit was a prickly subject for Scott and Carly. “Scott wanted to wear a navy suit, but I really wanted him to wear grey,” Carly explains. In the end, the bride won out, and Scott wore traditional tails in light grey from The Groom’s Room, teamed with a silver cravat. “Neither of us liked tail suits in theory, but when Scott tried it on, we were both really impressed,” adds Carly.

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The bridesmaids

Carly’s three maids wore beautiful full-length silver silk gowns from Mark Lesley, with a light grey chiffon overlay. “The girls looked so stylish and elegant,” Carly says.

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The ceremony

Carly and Scott were married in a civil ceremony at the opulent Gosfield Hall. “My dad walked me down the aisle, and I think he lost all feeling in his arm as I was holding on so tight!” Carly laughs. “I warned him not to make me cry, so I didn’t ruin my make-up, and we both managed to hold it together.”

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The reception

Simple. stylish and classic were the keywords for Carly and Scott’s reception. “The venue was so beautiful that we didn’t need to decorate much,” Carly explains. The stunning cake by Julie Coles featured a white lace iced effect, topped with an oversized sugar flower with diamanté detail. “We had an amazing saxophonist playing during the welcome drinks, and also had a photobooth provided by our photographer, which was so much fun,” Carly says.

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The honeymoon

The couple travelled to the Maldives, where they relaxed in paradise and took a private speedboat trip to a castaway island, followed by four days in Dubai.

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