Her character Maria may be unlucky in love but actress Samia Ghadie looked head-over-heels recently as she tied the knot with fiancé Sylvain Longchambon.
The Coronation Street star met Longchambon when taking part in ITV reality series Dancing On Ice in 2013 and the two welcomed their first child together last year.
The couple tied the knot at Cheshire’s Delamere Manor and the first pictures from the day have just been revealed by OK! Magazine.
There were over 500 guests in attendance for the ceremony, with the 34-year-old admitting “I was so happy I had to stop myself from running down the aisle!”.
Samia’s daughter Freya, from her previous marriage to Matthew Smith, walked her down the aisle and Ghadie said it was one of the most important moments of the day.
“Freya walked me down the aisle. I didn’t want her to give me away as she’s never going to have to give me away in her life, so she walked me down the aisle as Sylvain is getting Freya as well.”
Several of Samia’s Corrie colleagues were included in the wedding, with Jane Danson (who plays Leanne Battersby) acting as bridesmaid on the big day.
“At the end, we had a sand ceremony. We each had a vial of sand – mine was lemon coloured and Sylvain’s was blue. We took it in turns to pour the sand into another vial. That signified that our love is inseparable, as you cannot separate grains of sand,” she explained.
Congrats to the happy couple!