Carley Stenson and Danny Mac marry in a ‘magical’ New Forest ceremony

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  • Real life Hollyoaks sweethearts Danny Mac and Carley Stenson have tied the knot in a ‘magical woodland ceremony’ in Herefordshire.

    The couple first began dating on the set of the soap in 2011 and have supported each other through the twists and turns of their respective careers in the industry.

    Now details of their fairytale wedding ceremony have emerged, with Danny telling HELLO! magazine: ‘Carley looked truly sensational and so happy. It was such a lovely moment that I’ll never forget.’

    ‘I actually put my hand out to tell her to slow down as it was all going too quickly and I wanted to cherish it. Carley thought I waved and so she waved back.’

    ‘I felt so calm yet so excited,’ added Carley. ‘I just couldn’t stop smiling and giggling. It felt like our plan had come together perfectly and I was about to say “I do” to my best friend in front of everyone we loved. It was magical.’

    Last year, Danny secured legions of fans during his stint on Strictly Come Dancing, where he came joint second with his partner Oti Mabuse, tying with singer Louise Redknapp.

    Carley, meanwhile, has been performing in the West End’s Les Miserables since May, having worked successful runs in Shrek: The Musical and Legally Blonde: The Musical.

    The pair got engaged last year and since then neither have been able to contain their excitement about the upcoming nuptials.

    Speaking on This Morning just after Carley began her role in Les Mis, Danny said,: ‘I get married in August, so we can’t wait for that. She’s in Les Miserables at the moment, and she’s the happiest I’ve ever seen her.’

    ‘But, bless her, we’ve been planning since the beginning of Strictly, and she’s done all the work. We’ve just got all the logistics to sort now.’

    Admitting that fiancée Carley was taking the reigns when it came to wedding planning, he continued: ‘My memory’s pretty bad as well. I’m always listening! Carley’s set up a group calendar on our phones so everything that we both have to go to is on there.’

    ‘The amount of times I forget to – I tell you what I probably can’t remember the things I’ve forgot.’