Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson has married his longterm boyfriend.
The actor, known for playing Ste Hay in the Chester-based soap opera, married Carl Hyland yesterday (Saturday 25 April) in a ceremony at the Buxton Dome in the Peak District.
The couple were joined by Hollyoaks stars including Jennifer Metcalfe, Gemma Merna and Jasmine Franks, who acted as bridesmaids.
The wedding was a lavish affair; Richardson got his bridesmaids to wear stunning white wedding gowns, and got the band The Drifters to perform at their reception.
Speaking to the Daily Star Sunday, Richardson said: ‘We want to do what everyone has been doing all these years – because finally we’re allowed to say those vows.
‘But that really is the only traditional thing we are doing. I’ve had this image in my head of how I want it to be.’
Fellow Hollyoaks stars shared their good wishes for the couple over Twitter.
Jessica Ellis, who plays Tegan Lomax, tweeted: ‘Just so happy that I live in a place that lets two PEOPLE who love each other marry! Congratulations @MrkieronR and @carl_hyland’.
Emmett J. Scanlan, known for his role on Hollyoaks as Brendan Brady, said: ‘My brother @MrkieronR is marrying his best mate Carl this week. It takes balls to marry, 4 in their case. Vote “yes” IRELAND #Love #Equality’.