TWO TT fans showed their commitment to the races and each other when they tied the knot at Bushy’s beer tent, on Douglas seafront.
From the start of Mark Sayle and Voirrey Clague’s big day, on Saturday, it was clear that it was not going to be a conventional wedding.
Voirrey, aged 33, a teacher, was picked up by the Bushy’s bottle van from a friend’s house.
When the van reached Douglas promenades it was escorted by motorbike stunt team The Purple Helmets to the tent for the civil ceremony.
The bride-to-be was wearing a black and purple dress, with a corset top and medieval style sleeves while Mark, aged 37, wore a black Bushy’s T-shirt, leather jacket and kilt.
Speaking about her dress Voirrey said: ‘It was something a bit different. Wearing a white dress in the tent is probably not the best idea.’
Mark explained that they were already engaged when Voirrey saw a piece in the paper last November about Bushy’s tent becoming a wedding venue for the first time in TT 2012, following a change in legislation.
He said: ‘Voirrey saw the piece and said to me: “What do you think about that?”
‘I said it was a fantastic idea. It sounds just like us.’
Voirrey said: ‘It was lovely. It was really informal and very relaxed in front of all our family and friends, which was just what we wanted.’
She described the tent as a ‘brilliant’ venue and recommended it to other couples.
The couple, who live in Port Erin, have been together for five years and have a son, Iggy, who will be three in August.
When asked about their honeymoon, Mark said they planned to have a week to themselves in the summer.