|Copyright: Chris Bull via Manchester Evening News|
Our congratulations go out to Paul Johnston and Andy Daniel who have made history as the first couple to be wed at the old Coronation Street set in Manchester.
Andy, an event organiser, said: “We’re both big fans of the show, but I think anyone born or living in the UK knows Coronation Street, which makes it such an iconic venue. We wanted to do something totally different for our wedding, and you can’t get much better than marrying in the nation’s most famous pub.”
Paul said: “My background is in TV journalism so I’ve written about plenty of soap weddings, so it seemed entirely apt to have one of my own - although we’re hoping there isn’t quite as much drama involved at ours than in the soaps!”
Andy and Paul, who have been a couple for 12 years, were joined by friends from across the UK for the civil ceremony on Monday evening. And they admitted that at first their friends thought they were joking about the location.
And when Paul went to register their wedding, even the registrar didn’t believe him.
He laughs: “When I said we were getting married at the Rovers Return on Coronation Street there was a raised eyebrow, and then when I told them that the Manchester registry office is on Albert Square I think they thought I was really taking the mick - they said ‘you’ll be telling us the reception is at the Woolpack next’!”
View some fantastic pics at the Manchester Evening News website.
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