REAL BRIDES - Caitlan Raper

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The Wedding of Caitlan & Troy Raper

Caitlan and Troy Raper tied the knot on 28th May 2021 at Cockington Court in Torquay. The couple chose this venue for its amazing grounds and the fact that Caitlan used to visit with her parents when she was a child so it held a special nostalgia. Due to Covid restrictions they were only permitted six other people at their small yet perfectly formed wedding in the rolling Devon countryside. 

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Image courtesy of Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust

Beautiful bride Caitlan chose to wear a black wedding dress on her special day. She explains, "I chose a black dress from the prom collection at Amica Bridal Boutiuqe. I’ve always wanted a black dress and to break away from tradition. I'm a rock chick that wears black everyday. I wanted a dress that fit my personality and when I saw this (the first dress I viewed) I knew it was the one. My best friend came into Amica with me and said “She wants to look like Morticia Addams”. I definitely got my Morticia dress haha."

When speaking about her experience at Amica, Caitlan says "I had the best experience. I think I got to meet every one of the staff there and they were all so lovely. It was nice that even though I had an unusual choice for a dress they were all so excited for me every time I put my dress on. They made me feel amazing standing up on the stand in my dress". Thank you Caitlan, we absolutely loved meeting you too and helping you find your perfect alternative wedding dress!

Caitlan chose silk black calla lilies and black roses with some blue flowers mixed in to tie in with her wedding theme of black and blue. The talented florists at Adorrabella Crowns in Brixham created the beautifully alternative bridal bouquet, whilst Meghan Luscombe created a stunning look for Caitlan by doing her hair and makeup. 

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Caitlan said that the best bit of the wedding was saying their vows to each other and seeing Troy get emotional. She said "My son Harley was so happy that my husband was now his Step dad. He said to me, “Guess what mummy?” I said “What's that?” He said “Troy’s my step dad now isn’t he?". I said “Yes he is and are you happy with that?”. He nodded whilst giving me the biggest smile and giving me a cuddle. It made me realise I’ve made the best decision of my life marrying Troy it’s not only made us happy, but its made our two boys happy as well"

The couple plan to have a big wedding party once Covid restrictions are lifted and hope to have a cake and all the trimmings. But the small intimate ceremony was perfect for this family-focused couple. Caitlan remembers, "My step son said to my husband as I got out of the limo “she looks like a princess daddy” that made my day. I did feel like a princess."
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Caitlan and Troy enjoyed their honeymoon in a hotel in St Ives overlooking the sea. They enjoyed the peace and quiet and didn't want it to end!

Caitlan leaves us with this sage advice, "Don’t stress yourself out too much before the big day. The day may not go the way you expect it to. It will be even better".

We wish you all the love in the world for a long and happy marriage, from all of us at Amica Bridal xxx

Enjoy the photos of this gorgeous couple's beautiful day!
(credit Dean Bradley Photography)

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We wish you both a very happy ever after... x 


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