Best day: Corrie’s Julia Goulding marries Ben Silver at Manchester’s Albert Hall

Julia Goulding has wed her long-term partner Ben Silver.

The wedding took place on stage at Manchester’s Albert Hall where the Coronation Street star was surrounded by her co-stars. 

The couple, who have been together for three years, got engaged almost a year ago when Ben popped the question. 


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Julia told OK! magazine that they chose Manchester’s Albert Hall for their wedding venue was because she loves being on stage so much.

She said, ''I love being on stage and I always wanted to get married on one!''

Julia, who plays Shona Ramsey in the long-running soap, revealed that she knew Ben was the one just a week after their first date.

The 33-year-old said, ''I told Ben I’d marry him a week after our first date!”

Ben said, ''At the end of the week, I remember telling Julia that I loved her.”

The couple said that the reception was a big party. 

Julia said, ''At one point, Tina [O’Brien] was trying to do a Dirty Dancing lift with my friend Kylie and Lucy [Fallon, who plays Tina’s on-screen daughter] was shouting: ‘Mum, no don’t!’ It was carnage by the end. It was ace; everyone let their hair down!”

The couple decided to walk down the aisle together rather than Julia being walked by her dad. 

Julia said, ''It was important for us to walk down the aisle together and my parents aren’t traditional. My dad didn't mind not giving me away as he believes I’m my own person. I can totally understand why people do it, but the way we did it felt right for Ben and me.”




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