A COUPLE who sparked outrage with a raunchy wedding snap face being sued after their antics got Brits barred from an idyllic Greek chapel – as they admit regretting it.
Bishop Kyrillos banned all foreign weddings from St Paul in Rhodes after bride Carly Lunn posted a snap of her apparently performing a sex act on new husband Matthew.
Now the couple could be sued by fuming brides and grooms who have had their dream wedding days cancelled as a result of the x-rated snap.
One, Daniel Gaynor, 32, is considering speaking to a solicitor after his wedding plans in Rhodes with fiancee Mandy Jackson were apparently ruined by Carly and Matthew.
He told Mail Online: "I will be going to see a solicitor to see if any action can be taken against them. They are scum."
In the raunchy picture, which has been shared around the world, Carly is on her knees on sacred ground in front of her partner, 27, while he punches the air – with his pants round his ankles.
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But the couple have admitted they regret taking it after Giorgos Eleftheriou, president of the local Lindos community in Rhodes, made the decision to bar foreign weddings after the snap went viral.
Matthew, a car breakdown firm worker, said: “It’s been blown out of proportion.
“We were just pretending and having a laugh. The Greeks have completely over-reacted.
“We don’t think we did anything wrong but we regret it and wish we hadn’t bothered.
“The ban’s madness. This has caused us all sorts of hassle.”
Mr Eleftheriou told The Times: “I have hundreds of soon-to-be brides from Britain and all over the world calling me today in tears because of this decision.
“We are Greek and we cherish our traditions and the sanctity of our religious sites. We cannot allow this disgusting behaviour to prevail.”
Carly, 34, had described the shot as "a brilliant wedding photo" that reflected the couple's cheeky sense of humour – but it could have ruined hundreds more brides' big days.
A local resident told Sun Online of the outrage the snap had caused saying: "Once the original story appeared in your paper it soon hit the Greek newspapers and TV. The local community are absolutely outraged.
"Even though it was a simulated act they felt it defiled the church. The situation was really that the local priest and church and the mayor had no choice but to say that there will be no further weddings – 99 per cent of the weddings are British."
He added: "People are outraged and taking about suing the couple involved. They want the couple to publicly apologise to Rhodes and particularly the church."
Lindos' economy is heavily reliant on weddings and businesses are said to be extremely fearful for their futures.
The Sun's source added: "The average wedding out here is about 30-90 people. When looking at 500 weddings, we are talking here of a lot of people.
"Everyone is really upset. The British community that live here are embarrassed and upset, the Greek community are outraged and worried about the impact for their businesses."
Mr Eleftheriou 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?”
Rhodes authorities said the mayor was holding off on signing the decree until the end of the month when the bulk of the season’s weddings will have been completed.
Speaking after the snap was posted Carly had told The Sun: “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.
"People back in England were commenting on it, the whole thing went mad."
But they have faced the fury of brides who now face an anxious wait to see if their weddings will go ahead.
Suzanne Sharples revealed today her dream £40,000 wedding could be cancelled because of the raunchy snap.
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