An East Lancashire couple opted for a different type of wedding day snack when they stopped off at a Burnley McDonald’s after the ceremony.

Mercedes and Luke Gilrane, from Oswaldtwistle, tied the knot last Saturday (18 September) but wanted some quirky pictures to add to their photo albums.

They got married at St Mary's in Oswaldtwistle then headed to Burnley for the ceremony - but not before they stopped off at a McDonald's on the way.

At the McDonald's, they posed for pictures buying and tucking into a cheeseburger and fries meal, while dressed in a wedding dress and suit.Lancashire Telegraph: Mercedes and Luke Gilrane order a cheeseburger mealMercedes and Luke Gilrane order a cheeseburger meal

(pictures courtesy of @Lauren's Weddings/@milkandcuddlesphotography))

Mercedes said: “I had it in my head that it would be really funny to go to McDonald’s.

“I just didn’t want any boring wedding photos. I thought heading to McDonald’s after the ceremony would be a funny idea.”

She added that the original plan was to go into the restaurant to order – but their photographer had a better vision.

The 29-year-old said: “Our photographer said it would be better to take Luke’s Grandad’s classic car and go through the drive through to get some photos.”

The couple ordered a cheeseburger meal as the 18th also happened to be National Cheeseburger Day.

However, Mercedes explained that wedding day jitters left her without an appetite – so she had to rely on her husband to finish the meal.

Lancashire Telegraph: Mercedes and Luke Gilrane at McDonald'sMercedes and Luke Gilrane at McDonald's

(pictures courtesy of @Lauren's Weddings/@milkandcuddlesphotography)

She said: “I wasn’t even that hungry when I went. I was so thirsty from being at church and saying my vows that I was dying for a drink.

“Luke managed to eat the burger though.”

Sadly, the couple didn’t get the meal as a free wedding day gift.

“We asked for wedding day discount but we didn’t get it for free,” Mercedes said. “I think the woman at the till was too taken aback.”

When the couple turned up at their actual ceremony, Mercedes said the wedding party were "starving" and enviously looking at their McDonald's rubbish packets. 

"We didn't have McDonald's or burgers at the ceremony," she laughed. "We had normal food - prawn cocktail and a beef dinner."

Lancashire Telegraph: Mercedes and Luke Gilrane tucking into fries and a burgerMercedes and Luke Gilrane tucking into fries and a burger

(pictures courtesy of @Lauren's Weddings/@milkandcuddlesphotography)

Mercedes adds that everyone should consider doing a quirky photoshoot like this for their wedding.

“When we were getting ready it calmed me down because we were laughing about going to get a cheeseburger,” she joked.

“Also you don’t usually get a lot of alone time with your partner on your wedding day.

“It was quite nice that just Luke and I did something together.

“Family and friends also love the wedding photos – they think they are so funny”.

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