Fringe couple marry where they first met at Edinburgh festival

Charlotte Storey popped the question to partner Hayley Bentham at the Assembly Rooms
Charlotte Storey popped the question to partner Hayley Bentham at the Assembly Rooms
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A FRINGE performer has popped the question to her partner at the Assembly Rooms 25 years after the couple first met.

Charlotte Storey first met Hayley Bentham at the George Street venue in 1993 while performing in Tony Hawks’ Heartbreak Kid.

Ms Bentham had been waiting behind after the show for an autograph from the all-star cast.

The couple said their vows on Saturday in the venue’s Crush Hall.

The impromptu wedding was hasily arranged for the same afternoon of the proposal in between performances.

Ms Storey paid tribute to the Edinburgh festival as a modern-day matchmaker.

She said: “This was a big surprise for Hayley, but I hope a pleasant one. Assembly Rooms has a special place in our hearts, so there was no better place to do it and I’m so pleased we managed to pull this off without Hayley suspecting a thing.”