Written by Katie Byrne, published 19th feb 2018
Emmerdale stars Charley Webb and Matthew Wolfenden have married!
The couple tied the knot in a private castle-held ceremony at Ripley Castle in Harrogate, Yorkshire. The celebration was so secret that guests didn't even know they were attending a wedding - rather, they believed they were attending Charley's 30th birthday party.
Charley's big brother - and fellow soap star - Jamie Lomas gave the bride away, whilst Emmerdale co-star Lucy Pargeter was on-hand as a bridesmaid.
Speaking to OK! magazine about their surprise nuptials, Charley said: "That moment when we announced what we were doing and seeing everybody’s reaction is the best moment of my life. This way we got to do it totally the way we wanted – it wasn’t traditional, we didn’t have a sit-down meal and there weren’t loads of speeches. Someone once told me their friend had a surprise wedding and it stuck in my mind..."
Matthew added: "We couldn’t have had a better response. People just screamed for about ten minutes! It’s funny to think that our guests thought they were coming to Charley’s 30th party – then we told them it was our wedding! It wasn’t the most traditional wedding, but we wanted it to be different."
The couple, who have two young children together, have been together for around a decade, splitting briefly in 2013.
Find out more about the celebration here!