Becky Watkinson and Samson Hutson get married on a rock half a mile out to sea

Taking the plunge: Couple gets married on a rock half a mile out to sea… and even the bride”s 80-year-old grandpa swims over to watch them tie the knot

7:59 PM on 23rd September 2011

Perfect day: Becky Watkinson and Samson Hutson are both outdoors instructors and wanted a very special service, having already had a proper wedding at a registry office

Perfect day: Becky Watkinson and Samson Hutson are both outdoors instructors and wanted a very special service, having already had a proper wedding at a registry office

Unusual outfits: The bride wore a white tutu over her wetsuit, the bridesmaid

Unusual outfits: The bride wore a white tutu over her wetsuit, the bridesmaid”s tutus were pink and one guest wore a suit

Beautiful venue: Becky and Samson tied the knot perched on a rock in Hele Bay, near Ilfracombe, Devon

Beautiful venue: Becky and Samson tied the knot perched on a rock in Hele Bay, near Ilfracombe, Devon

Newlyweds: After the service, the pair jumped off the rock into the sea, followed by some of their braver guests

Newlyweds: After the service, the pair jumped off the rock into the sea, followed by some of their braver guests

Loyal followers: The 50 guests happily swam to and from the rock - including the bride

Loyal followers: The 50 guests happily swam to and from the rock – including the bride”s 80-year-old grandfather

You may now kiss the bride:Trained lifeguards Becky Watkinson and Samson Hutson

You may now kiss the bride:Trained lifeguards Becky Watkinson and Samson Hutson”s wedding perfectly suited their lifestyle