HOLLYOAKS’S favourite on-off couple have tied the knot at Thornton Manor - but there was a sting in the tail.
Mercedes and Ryan said their vows at the luxury former home of Viscount Leverhulme a few weeks ago.
It was the climax of a dramatic story line that kept viewers on tenterhooks throughout the series of the hit show.
Jennifer Metcalfe, who plays Mercedes, looked beautiful in a white strappy gown and glittering tiara as she stepped out of a horse-drawn carriage.
But the day turned into an ordeal for Mercedes who was kidnapped by Riley’s grandfather, ending her big day chained to a mattress.
The wedding episode was screened last night on Channel 4 and will be repeated this weekend.
Thornton Manor has become a popular spot for real-life celeb weddings, too.
Phoenix Nights star Paddy McGuinness recently wed former Miss Liverpool Christine Martin at the exclusive Wirral location.