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Harbour Hotel Wedding – Carol & Darren

Carol and Darren knew each other from school and later bumped into each other at a nightclub in town, and the rest is history! They make each other laugh and are there for each other when they cry – that’s the most important. Darren popped the question on Carol’s 30th birthday and they were only engaged for six months before tying the knot – Carol says “well we had been together 8 years already, no time to waste!”

When it came to planning, she did it all herself, her Mum helped do research, other than that it was just her and her trusty wedding diary! They chose the Harbour Hotel because it’s modern and small, and they didn’t want an overwhelming day. They kept everything small and personal. 

The wedding theme was gold and navy, and the main table was plantation – they had a mini jungle! Everything was handmade in the run up with the bridesmaids, and they sprayed most things gold! Table arrangements were made from 100’s of BAKED BEANS TINS! “- so classy I know!”

Carol bought her dress from Asos and it was a tight-fitting evening gown with a train, dusty gold, and amazing bead work! “I’ll wear it to the oscars! The dress was 2 sizes too big, and took 6 fittings to adjust it! The fittings took the full 6 months!”

Because they spent big on their honeymoon and went to Dubai, they decided to save money on their cake and opted for a five-tiered tower of Donuts from Krispy Kremes 🤤 (which only cost £55!) Carol got some fresh cut roses from the supermarket the day before and put them in herself. Unfortunately, she says that the “guests started eating my Donut Cake before we had cut it!! – they thought it was a food display!”

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Photographer: Charlotte Razzell Photography // Wedding Dress: ASOS // Doughnut Cake: Krispy Kreme

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