Famous Greek Monastery Bans Foreign Weddings Due to One Raunchy Photo

Famous Greek Monastery Bans Foreign Weddings Due to One Raunchy Photo

Matthew Lunn, 27, posted the photo of new bride Carly, 34, on Facebook as she kneels in her white dress in front of him, while he punches the air with his pants around his ankles.

But now the island's top bishop, Kyrillos of Rhodes, has made a decision to ban all foreign weddings at the monastery of St Paul - forcing hundreds of British couples to cancel their dream days. They immediately posted the picture on their social media sites, proud owners of their lifelong memento of the happy day.

Outrage in the Aegean came after Matthew and Carly Lunn, from Birmingham, U.K., traveled to the island with family and friends last month for their ceremony. The man's underwear was pulled down to his ankles and his behind was exposed in the snapshot.

Their loved ones thought the picture was "brilliant" and "legendary", according to the Times of London, which reported that locals were thinking about suing the newlyweds.

"We are Greek and we cherish our traditions and the sanctity of our religious sites".

Though they reportedly claimed the photo was just part of their unique sense of humor, the Lunns are not the only couple whose wedding pictures have not gone down well with others.

"I have hundreds of soon-to-be brides from Britain and all over the world calling me in tears because of this decision".

Explained the newly wedded bride via the mirror: 'It was something we said we'd do for a joke. We can not allow this disgusting behavior to prevail. It was a stupid and tasteless idea, in the first place - and now it is going to leave a lot of people such as hotels and restaurants seriously out of pocket. It's a huge damper on our society here. Would they have done the same in their homeland; in front of a British chapel, a Jewish temple, a Muslim mosque? "We are one of the most famous wedding destinations in the world and we are booked solid through to 2021", he added.

The couple portrayed in the photograph, who may now be facing legal repercussions, later expressed that they hadn't intended for such a backlash, adding that they figured the simulated act would be good for a laugh. The situation was really that the local priest and Greek Orthodox Church and the mayor had no choice but to say there will be no further weddings - 99 percent of which are British. "People back in England were commenting on it - the whole thing went mad", he said. "They want the couple to publicly apologize to Rhodes and particularly the church".