An RNLI lifeboat volunteer took the plunge by having her wedding blessed on board a lifeboat.
Jill McCormick, 35, a navigator and inshore lifeboat helm at Tynemouth lifeboat station, married Simon Lee, 31, a Royal Navy submariner and Chief Petty Officer.
And they had their wedding blessed by Tynemouth RNLI chaplain Rev Timothy Duff on board the all-weather lifeboat Spirit of Northumberland in a moving ceremony attended by more than a hundred friends and family.
Despite worries about the boat actually being at the station for the blessing, due to a callout just an hour before it was due to start, everything went perfectly to plan.
Jill, originally from Scotland, met Simon three years ago.
She said: “I wore my yellow lifeboat wellies under my dress, which was really funny, and I was steady on the boat but some of the bridesmaids were clinging on as they’re terrified of water.”