Loose Women's Carol McGiffin's unexpected denim wedding outfit at secret Bangkok nuptials

The Loose Women star opted for a casual bridal outfit

Carol McGiffin and her husband Mark Cassidy got married in a secret ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand in February 2018, and her wedding outfit was very unconventional.

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The Loose Women star broke the news to her co-stars a year after tying the knot, and shared her first photos of her big day. Foregoing the traditional big white wedding dress, Carol opted for a laid-back outfit including black and white striped trousers and a white blouse with a denim jacket layered over the top.

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Meanwhile, her husband looked equally as casual in white shorts and a blue T-shirt as the newlyweds posed in front of a series of heart garlands holding white flowers and what we assume is the marriage certificate.

"So this is the wedding day?" Christine Lampard asked at the time, and Carol replied: "That's the actual ceremony."

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Carol and Mark pictured days after their wedding in 2018

Jane Moore joked of her wedding attire: "I see you've made an effort with your outfit. That's very nice. At least Mark's shorts are white!"

Carol – who was previously married to Chris Evans – added that they celebrated with a romantic dinner. Another photo showed Mark had changed into a blue shirt and cream trousers, while Carol looked elegant in a pink maxi dress and denim jacket as they soaked up the view from their table.

"That was our night celebration – we went for dinner on the river in Bangkok. Did we have a cake? No," she said, but added that they returned to the city for their first wedding anniversary in 2019 and celebrated the occasion with cake.

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Explaining why she chose Thailand as her wedding venue, she said: "Bangkok is just a place that we both absolutely love, that we've always gone to, and it just felt like the right place to do it."

The couple – who got engaged in 2008 – got married with no family or friends present after two previous failed attempts at tying the knot. "We just kept it a secret. We did it on our own, just us two, nobody at all. It had to be like that – all or nothing."

The TV star continued: "We thought 'we won't tell anyone just yet'. We liked having a secret. Then the secret carried on."  They spent the following year having smaller celebrations with friends and family, and thanked them all for keeping their special news private.

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