Newlyweds join the jet set
THEY are used to seeing brightly coloured fish and the occasional millionaire's yacht sailing on the horizon.
But holidaymakers in Cyprus got a shock when a bride and groom from East Yorkshire shot past on a jet ski in their wedding finery.
After a romantic wedding ceremony on the beach, newlywed bikers Leanne and Paul Hairsine decided to go for a spin around the bay.
The couple are both keen motorcyclists and decided a jet ski trip in their wedding outfits was an apt nod to the hobby they both love.
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"There were people taking videos and pictures of us and swimmers waving as we went past," said Paul, 43.
"I'm actually someone who doesn't like being the centre of attention, but I'm glad I did it.
"It was a very relaxed wedding and the whole experience was just wonderful."
The couple, who live in Beverley, decided an intimate beach wedding would be the perfect way to tie the knot.
Paul's daughter Chloe and Leanne's daughter Mia, both 14, were the only other people present at the wedding.
The two girls wore summer dresses and took photographs of the happy couple while Leanne, 46, who works for the ambulance service, and Paul, a builder, chose their own unique outfits.
Leanne said: "I bought a £700 dress half price but then I changed my mind and couldn't return it. It was more traditional and I wanted something fun so I then bought another dress.
"I also had these gaudy sparkly shoes on – they were fun.
"Paul wanted to wear something quite casual so he had shorts and trainers on. The girls were both barefoot – it was very laid-back."
Paul said: "I wore shorts and some new white Adidas trainers. It sounds a bit chavvy but it looked quite cool. I'm not a dressing-up person and I wanted to feel comfortable on my wedding day."
The family stayed at Adam's Beach Hotel in Nissi Bay for a week earlier this month.
After the ceremony, Leanne and Paul decided to take a lap round the bay on a jet ski.
Leanne said: "Because we are both bikers, we didn't just want to do something ordinary.
"The actually wedding service was quite normal but the next day we decided to go out on the jet skis.
"It was our own attempt at incorporating a biker theme."
Leanne and Paul first met when they were children, as Paul went motorcrossing with Leanne's brother Del.
Then in September 2007, they met again at the popular biker spot – Seaways Cafe in Fridaythorpe.
Leanne said: "I didn't actually recognise Paul from when we were younger, but I pretended to because I liked him."
Paul said: "She was too busy with her friends the first time I saw her – but I persisted."
Then, in April last year, Paul decided to pop the question.
But, as with their wedding, the couple didn't go for a traditional proposal.
Paul had planned to go down on one knee but his leg was in a brace after a motorcycle accident, which rendered him disabled and unable to work for eight months.
He said: "I had all these plans of great grandeur but in the end, because my leg was in the brace, I just sort of fell over into a heap on the floor and asked her to marry me."