Karen Hauer and Kevin Clifton make their first appearance as newlyweds


Karen Hauer and Kevin Clifton have made their first appearance as Mr and Mrs. The newlyweds tied the knot just two weeks ago - their beautiful wedding was featured exclusively in HELLO! - and after jetting back from their honeymoon stopped by This Morning to talk about their big day.

"It was fantastic, it was like a dream," Karen, 33, said as she sat alongside her new husband, her beautiful diamond wedding band clearly visible. "We had sweaty hands, I almost felt like I was going on a first date…"


Karen and Kevin have made their first TV appearance as Mr and Mrs Clifton

She wasn't the only one who was nervous; Kevin said appearing on Strictly Come Dancing is "easy" by comparison. "I was more nervous than I've ever been," he said. "Strictly seems so easy compared to the wedding… You can't perform, because everyone knows the real you."

The sweet couple were relaxed enough to still have "a laugh" on their wedding day. While exchanging vows, Karen joked that she would love Kevin "for richer and richer", and told him: "I'd love you in any form, as long as you buy me shoes."


Karen Hauer's beautiful wedding band was clearly visible

The Strictly stars were married on 11 July at One Great George Street in Westminster – and HELLO! magazine was on hand to celebrate with them. "I've never seen anything more beautiful in my life," Kevin, 32, said of his breathtaking bride. "Karen looked absolutely stunning."

Karen certainly did look picture perfect in an Inbal Dror wedding gown for her special day, which was attended by several of the couple's Strictly co-stars and celebrity contestants, including Susanna Reid and Frankie Bridge.

"It was a beautiful ceremony, with humour in it but still the right message," Brendan Cole said.


Pick up the latest copy of HELLO! for an exclusive look inside Karen and Kevin's magical wedding

Susanna added: "It's an absolute joy to be here on their big day. They are beautiful people, inside and out."

Karen also told HELLO! how she has now changed her surname to Clifton. "I've been practising my signature and saying my new name out loud," she said.

To read more of the couple's big day, including details of their first dance, the delicious food served on the day and the moving speeches, pick up the latest copy of HELLO! magazine.

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