Stubborn sunbather 'photobombs' couple's wedding photos at beauty spot by refusing to move

Ellen Manning
<em>Photobomb – Mark Ling and Mandy Cripwell say the stubborn sunbather refused to move as they tried to have their wedding pictures taken (Picture: SWNS)</em>
Photobomb – Mark Ling and Mandy Cripwell say the stubborn sunbather refused to move as they tried to have their wedding pictures taken (Picture: SWNS)

A paid of newlyweds say their wedding photos were ruined by a stubborn sunbather who effectively photobombed them on their special day.

Mark Ling, 49, and Mandy Cripwell, 35, tied the knot on Saturday and planned to have their wedding pictures taken at a nearby beauty spot.

But their special moment was ruined when a stubborn sunbather refused to move.

Mark and Mandy, from Torquay in Devon, say they asked the woman to move but she refused.

The result was that their whole wedding party was forced to pose for pictures around the scantily-clad lady.

Mark’s son, 24-year-old Marcus Ling, said: “I went up to her and asked her to move and she pretended to be asleep. Later she was asked to move again by the limo driver and she did but she left her stuff in plain view.

“It’s a well known wedding spot where you have photos taken, so she would have known it goes on there. Half of Torquay have their wedding photos in that garden.”

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The incident at Tessier Gardens, next to Furrough Cross Church in Torquay, was captured on camera by another of Mark’s relatives Natalie Ling, 28.

She said: “We all spotted her there and thought she would move, but she just didn’t. I thought ‘how rude!’.

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Natalie added: “She was surrounded by wedding guests, the couple were behind her and the photographer kept calling different people over for pictures – so she knew what was going on.”

She added: “I don’t know if the photographer got any good photos or not.

“Eventually she got up and left after about 10 minutes of us being there taking photos – but she still left all her stuff there. It was bloody rude and disrespectful.”