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Tents and security guards with umbrellas... Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright marry but no glimpse of happy couple

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Published 24/05/2015 | 17:57

Security guards use umbrellas to block the view of former Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan as she arrivies at St Mary's Church in Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk, for her wedding to The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright. Yui Mok/PA Wire
Security guards use umbrellas to block the view of former Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan as she arrivies at St Mary's Church in Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk, for her wedding to The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright. Yui Mok/PA Wire
Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright
The car carrying former Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan arriving at St Mary's Church in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, for her wedding to The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright. Yui Mok/PA Wire
Members of the public gather outside St Mary's Church in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, for the wedding of former Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan to The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright. Yui Mok/PA Wire
Members of the public surround the car carrying former Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan as it arrives at St Mary's Church in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, ahead of her wedding to The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright. Yui Mok/PA Wire
Members of the public gather outside St Mary's Church in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, for the wedding of former Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan to The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright. Yui Mok/PA Wire
Members of the public gather outside St Mary's Church in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, for the wedding of former Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan to The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright. Yui Mok/PA Wire
Members of the public gather outside St Mary's Church in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, for the wedding of former Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan to The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright. Yui Mok/PA Wire

Former Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan and TOWIE star Mark Wright got married today - but there was no glimpse of the married couple for the hundreds of disappointed onlookers inside.

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Michelle arrived at the church in a car - with the windows covered in white draping.

Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright arriving for the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright arriving for the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Michelle Keegan arrives for the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

A special tent leading to the doorway of the church had been erected, and security guards used umbrellas to prevent anyone outside the venue from getting a glimpse of the beautiful bride.

It's believed the couple have sold the rights to pictures of their wedding to glossy magazine 'Hello'.

Read more here: Michelle revisits spot where Mark proposed for hens
 

However, the guests, many of whom feature in long-running soap Coronation Street and hit reality series TOWIE didn't disappoint.

The couple were married at a celebrity packed ceremony in Suffolk.

Lydia Bright and James Argent, make their way to St Mary's Church in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, for the wedding of former Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan to The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright. Yui Mok/PA Wire
Lydia Bright and James Argent, make their way to St Mary's Church in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, for the wedding of former Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan to The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright. Yui Mok/PA Wire

Brooke Vincent (Sophie in Coronation Street) and Antony Cotton (who plays Corrie's Sean Tully) were among the soap stars who attended the ceremony at St Mary's Church, in Bury St Edmunds.

Read more here: Michelle Keegan named World's Sexiest Woman by FHM - with Mary Berry (83) making surprise appearance  

Towie stars who joined the couple for their special day included on-off couple James Argent and Lydia Bright.

Bridesmaids were thought to include Wright's sisters Jessica and Natalya, Keegan's stepsister Nichola, her cousins Gemma, Katy and Lauren, and her best friend Becky Hatch.

Brooke Vincent and Anthony Cotton, make their way to St Mary's Church in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, for the wedding of former Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan to The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright.
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Brooke Vincent and Anthony Cotton, make their way to St Mary's Church in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, for the wedding of former Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan to The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright. Yui Mok/PA Wire
Brooke Vincent makes her way to St Mary's Church in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, for the wedding of former Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan to The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright. Yui Mok/PA Wire
Brooke Vincent and Anthony Cotton, make their way to St Mary's Church in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, for the wedding of former Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan to The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright. Yui Mok/PA Wire
Kelvin Fletcher and Liz Marsland , make their way to St Mary's Church in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, for the wedding of former Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan to The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright. Yui Mok/PA Wire
Brooke Vincent and Anthony Cotton, make their way to St Mary's Church in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, for the wedding of former Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan to The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright. Yui Mok/PA Wire
Former Coronation Street actress Sacha Parkinson and a unidentified male guest, make their way to St Mary's Church in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, for the wedding of former Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan to The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright. Yui Mok/PA Wire
Brooke Vincent and Anthony Cotton (right), make their way to St Mary's Church in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, for the wedding of former Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan to The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright. Yui Mok/PA Wire

Corrie star Catherine Tyldesley, who plays barmaid Eva and is currently on maternity leave from the soap, was unable to attend but sent the couple her best wishes in a tweet wishing them "an awesome day", adding: "Sorry we can't be there. So much love to you both."

 

Groom-to-be Wright hinted that he had not managed to get in an early night ahead of the wedding when he tweeted about his plans to watch a boxing match.

On Friday he tweeted: "Up late the night before a v big day for me. It's going to be worth it though. This Saturday @SkySportsBoxing come on the boy !! #champ."

Guests, make their way to St Mary's Church in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, for the wedding of former Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan to The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright. Yui Mok/PA Wire
Guests, make their way to St Mary's Church in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, for the wedding of former Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan to The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright. Yui Mok/PA Wire
Guests, make their way to St Mary's Church in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, for the wedding of former Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan to The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright. Yui Mok/PA Wire
Talent agent Jonathan Shalit, make his way to St Mary's Church in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, for the wedding of former Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan to The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright. Yui Mok/PA Wire
Guests, make their way to St Mary's Church in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, for the wedding of former Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan to The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright. Yui Mok/PA Wire

Keegan was spotted making last-minute preparations in Manchester, where she showed off what looked like a fresh tan while shopping, and later joined Wright and her father for lunch.

Read more here: Wright and Keegan set to tie knot  

The couple have been celebrating their upcoming nuptials in recent weeks with a string of hen and stag dos, which saw Keegan, 27, take a group of friends away to Dubai where her fiance proposed to her, while Wright, 28, and his pals hit Las Vegas for their party.

Keegan and Wright announced their engagement in September 2013, nine months after they started dating.

Keegan had previously been engaged to The Wanted singer Max George, while Wright had planned to marry his former Towie co-star Lauren Goodger.

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