A PAIR of green sea turtles had an underwater wedding with a three-tier cake, witnesses in wetsuits and broccoli bouquets.
The marriage — blessed by a real priest — was Manchester Sea Life Centre’s attempt to get Cammy and Ernie to mate and help protect their endangered species.
The turtles had a 30-strong reception and an underwater ‘Just married’ banner.
Ernie, who is 12, was making it clear he was getting fed up with the single life when he got frisky with a large stone in the Stretford-based aquarium.
Ernie’s carers found Cammy, a 16-year-old female living at Sea Life Loch Lomond, West Dunbartonshire, needing a male to stimulate her to release her eggs.
Turtle expert and ‘bridesmaid’ Emma Whittle said: ‘Now we are celebrating their very own happy ever after and we couldn’t be more pleased — there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.’