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13th Oct 2017

Popular Greek Venue Bans All Foreign Weddings After “Disgusting” Photo Went Viral

Megan Cassidy

Hundreds of British and Irish couples have been forced to cancel their destination weddings after a popular Greek wedding venue banned all foreign weddings with immediate effect. 

St. Paul’s Chapel in Rhodes has reportedly clamped down on foreigners tying the knot at the location after a British couple went massively viral with an X-rated photo taken at the monastery. 

Newlyweds Carly and Matthew Lunn posed for a photo depicting an oral sex act and then posted it to Facebook where it racked up likes and shares at breakneck speed. 

Image via Facebook/CarlyLunn 

The couple told the Daily Mail: 

‘It was something we said we’d do for a joke. 

‘We expected a lot of laughs and jokes from people but didn’t expect it to be as popular as it was.” 

However, religious authorities at the monastery didn’t get the joke, and now hundred of couples have had to cancel their big day. 

Community leader Giorgos Eleftheriou told The Times

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

“We cannot allow this disgusting behaviour to prevail.”

St  Pauls

Mr Eleftheriou, who actually performed the couple’s ceremony, added: “Shame on those two for the damage they have done. Would they have done the same in their homeland; in front of a British chapel, a Jewish temple, a Muslim mosque?

“I have hundreds of soon-to-be brides from Britain and all over the world calling me today in tears because of this decision. It’s a huge dampener on our society here. 

“We are one of the most famous wedding destinations in the world and we are booked solid through to 2021.”

The Times also reports that a number of local businesses are furious following the incident and are threatening to take legal action against the couple. 

Hope the Facebook likes were worth it, lads. 

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