Karen Hauer's dream wedding to Strictly love Kevin Clifton

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Karen Hauer's dream wedding to Strictly love Kevin Clifton

'Strictly Come Dancing' star Karen Hauer's wedding to Kevin Clifton was "like a dream".

The couple tied the knot at London's historic One Great George Street house last week in a humanist ceremony and shared their big day with dancers and former contestants from the show including Brendan Cole, Janette Manrara and singer Frankie Bridge.

Karen, 33, wore a sparkling fishtail Inbal Dror dress and revealed to HELLO! magazine: "When I was getting ready, I said to my make-up artist, 'Is it weird that I'm so calm?' She said the best thing ever, 'You're so calm because you've made the right choice.' And it made me think, 'I have nothing to worry about because I'm going to marry the person I've been in love with since the day we met.'"

A 48-strong AC Academy children's choir performed the loved-up couple's first dance to Tom Odell's 'Real Love' but for once, they kept their routine simple.

Amongst other stars who attended were BBC Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills, 'Dragon's Den' star Deborah Meaden and 'Good Morning Britain' presenter Susanna Reid

Susanna - who was partnered with Kevin on 'Strictly' in 2013 - said: "It's an absolute joy to be here on their big day. They are beautiful people, inside and out."

Lincolnshire-born Kevin, 32, met his bride in 2009 in New York when the pair performed on Broadway's 'Burn the Floor' and proposed to the brunette beauty in 2013.

His best man, Australian Dancer Jeremy Garner, described it as like "Harry Potter meeting Shakira".

After the ceremony, Kevin said: "Dancing in front of millions of people is way easier than that.

"I just feel so lucky and blessed to be part of your family now and welcome you into my family and to be able to call myself your husband."