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It is every little girl’s dream, to marry their Prince Charming.
But for Sophie-Rose Bance, her fairytale fantasy became a reality when she got hitched to fiancee Ashley Long - in a ceremony complete with their very own glass carriage.
The pair said their forever afters at a Disney-themed wedding at the Hilton Hotel in Bearsted Road on Sunday, before a procession to the stables in Otham owned by the bride’s parents.
But it wasn’t just the ceremony that had a touch of the Cinderella story about it.
Mr Long, 23, who manages Rush hair salon in Fremlin Walk, said: “We are very traditional as a couple and the old fairytales just seem right for us and the way we are together. Sophie-Rose is a princess so it fitted with that.
"We’ve been together for two and a half years and the day after our first anniversary I proposed at home, because in my eyes, that was the first day of the rest of our lives.
"I had 150 candles and petals leading through the hallway, I got down on one knee and sobbed my heart out.”
The Cinderella-style ‘bubble’ carriage hit the headlines when glamour model Jordan married Peter Andre in 2005.
But the pair said that wasn’t what had inspired their choice. Theirs, with a a fleur de lys and heart interior, and gold crown on top, was dressed in ivory in white roses and pulled by two white horses.
"We saved for it for a long time. The whole day has been amazing and surreal.”
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