Former Coronation Street star Katherine Kelly married her boyfriend in Las Vegas in a secret ceremony without telling her family.
The actress, who also starred in Mr Selfridge, told them she was just going on holiday with Australian Ryan Clark. But she told Hello! magazine the wedding at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas was what the couple wanted.
She said: “I love going to other people’s weddings, but I have never desired a big white wedding for myself and it has never been put on me as a pressure, an expectation.”
The Barnsley-born actress, who married 33-year-old Mr Clark on August 20, said: “The day was everything we hoped it would be – no fuss, low-key, sunshine and just us.”
She said: “We wanted to enjoy the day without all the usual planning and pressure. We just wanted to let it roll, so it had an on-the-run feel to it.
“We’d been laughing and joking all day and then suddenly everything seemed to stop and we tried to get the words ‘I do’ out without becoming emotional wrecks. It was awesome. I’ll never forget that moment for the rest of my life.”
She told the magazine she ‘selfishly’ wanted Mr Clark to herself on the big day, adding: “So many people say you have to remember to grab hold of your bride or groom and spend time with them. I think if we had done a traditional wedding we would have been doing it for everyone else, but this was about the two of us.”