Led into prison in her wedding dress and covered in a blanket former soap actress Paula Williamson prepared to marry Britain's most dangerous inmate Charles Bronson.
Ms Williamson, 37, married Bronson, who has spent most of his life behind bars, at 2pm yesterday, at HMP Wakefield.
A wedding between Britain's most notorious prisoner and a former soap actress at the maximum security jail, known as 'Monster Mansion', was about as bizarre as it got.
And the reception at the nearby York House Hotel was anything but normal. It was attended by former gangsters including Dave Courtney and Katie Price's ex and cage fighter Alex Reid, the Mirror reports .
Bronson's marriage to the Ms Williamson, who has appeared on Coronation Street, was the result of a long series of negotiations between prison bosses and supporters of Bronson, including Andrew Parkin.
Mr Parkin confirmed the wedding did go ahead as planned as he posted pictures of guests celebrating at the York House Hotel afterwards.
He wrote on Facebook last night: "Back to my room at Charlie's and Paulita Salvadors wedding I've been so privileged. Finally been allowed to let people know."
Bronson, now called Charles Salvador after the artist Salvador Dali, was introduced to art in prison by then prison officer Mick O'Hagan.
In a set of pictures from what appeared to be the wedding reception, Mr Parkin posed with an array of wacky celebrity faces.
Among them was Katie Price's ex lover and MMA fighter Alex Reid, who revealed that he'd been in contact with Bronson in July.
He said the fellow hardman had written to him to compliment him on past fights and ask about training.
Also enjoying the celebrations was Dave Courtney - the reformed gangster who has previously described Bronson as "a very good friend of mine".
He wasn't the only gangland face at the party.
Eddie Richardson, now in his 80s, made an appearance.
He was part of the notorious Richardson firm known for their sadistic torture techniques including pulling teeth out with pliers and cutting toes with bolt cutters.
They had a long-running feud with the Kray twins as they competed for turf in the 1960s and 70s.
Eddie shares a common history with Bronson, having served 23 years in various prisons.
And Mick O'Hagan, the former prison guard who is credited with introducing Charles Bronson to art inside HMP Wakefield, also toasted the happy couple.
Ms Williamson was driven to the wedding by official Bronson impersonator Timothy Crowley who was dressed in a suit and trademark sunglasses.
With a purple blanket draped over her head, hiding her face from view, Paula was pictured being ushered into the prison by her pals while dressed in her frock.
She first arrived at the prison visitor centre while several friends stood outside blocking the view of her signing in, before she was bundled back in the car.
She was then driven to the prison forecourt in the vehicle, which had white ribbons on its front and letters spelling out "Just Married" strung to its rear.
A mobility scooter driven by a woman dressed in a cream, pinstripe suit, led the wedding car procession.
Paula was then ushered into the prison by a cluster of friends just after 1.30pm.
Her appearance came after what looked like a suit bag - thought to contain Bronson's wedding outfit - was hand-delivered to the prison.
The bag was carried into the prison's entrance by a man in a black suit.
The wedding was to be the first occasion Branson has worn anything but a prison-issued tracksuit in a quarter of a century.
Paula, who has also appeared in Emmerdale and Hollyoaks, had previously been pictured trying on white, floor-length dresses for the ceremony.
The couple are tying the knot after the prison governor gave his approval.
Only five people were expected to get to witness Bronson - who now calls himself Charles Salvador after his artist idol – saying "I do".
The 64-year-old and his bride were due to exchange rings during the behind-closed-doors ceremony, which reportedly have CPS engraved on them.
This is believed to stand for Charles and Paula Salvador, but shares an acronym with the Crown Prosecution Service.
Appearing on Loose Women last month, Paula said she and her future husband have been unable to do anything more than kiss and hold hands.
She also revealed details about their wedding.
Paula explained how she and Bronson will only get to spend two hours together with the group of five - before she moves on to a reception without him.
Prison rules mean Bronson, whose crimes include armed robbery, kidnap and threatening to eat another inmate, was likely to be handcuffed to a warden.
Afterwards, his bride, family and friends were expected to carry on the celebrations at the three-star York House Hotel, situated close to the prison.
He and Paula won't be able to consummate their marriage.
When asked about her and Bronson's physical relationship by Katie Price, Paula said: "We're allowed to touch through bars, so we kiss and hold hands."
Katie then asked: "So have you done anything more?"Paula replied: "We can't, unfortunately."
The fiancée insisted Bronson's name change has made him a changed man.
She said: "I'm marrying Charles Salvador, who hasn't done anything violent.
"I wouldn't marry Charles Bronson."
However, Loose Women panelist Jane Moore pointed out: "He's still the same person, despite the name change."
Jane then went on to ask what would happen "if Charles got out", but Paula, from Stoke-on-Trent, shut her down, saying it would be "when he got out".
She added: "It will be very difficult for him and me.
"We've spoken about having children, but I obviously can't where he is now."
A source previously said: “Paula and Charlie are delighted that they’ve finally set their wedding date and can become Mr and Mrs Salvador.
“Their only regret is that they aren’t allowed a honeymoon – a conjugal visit to consummate their marriage or conceive the child they both dream of.”
Last week, Paula revealed she will honeymoon without her new husband. She will fly to Malta with her friends after saying "I do", while Bronson remains behind bars.
She also said she believed the inmate could be out of jail in just four years.
Speaking to Nick Ferrari on LBC, she said: "We would love [to spend our wedding night together] but obviously that's not going to happen with where he is now.
"It's not ideal is it. When you're getting married you kind of expect that to be part of it, don't you. But I love the man and I'm willing to wait."
She added: "He will be released. I won't give up on him. I will tell you that now.
"It won't be that long. I reckon four or five years because that's what we spoke about during our parole hearing.
"It sounds mental, I understand. It does but he told me to do it.
"So yes, I'll be off to Malta with some friends. The wedding will happen in the prison at two in the afternoon.
"We get two hours and five guests, then after that I have to go. And I'll go onto a hotel and celebrate with family and friends."
Bronson has spent more than four decades behind bars at Britain’s most secure prisons. Much of this time has been spent in solitary confinement.
He already has a son, who was born before he was jailed for the first time in 1974 for armed robbery. He and his first wife, Irene, divorced in 1977.
A second marriage behind bars to a pen pal ended after four years.
Paula, who previously exchanged letters and gifts with Moors Murderer Ian Brady, wrote to Bronson in 2013 after reading one of his books.
The pair struck up a friendship.
They got engaged on Valentine's Day after they had been a couple for five months - describing their relationship as being "madly in love".
Bronson was given a life sentence after taking prison art teacher Phil Danielson hostage at HMP Hull after he criticised one of his drawings in 1999.
The parole board is set to make a decision on his future within the next two weeks.