‘BAN phones at your wedding’: One couple’s awkward photo says it all

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Gone are the days when you had to wait for the wedding album to relive the memories of someone's big day.

With the dawn of smartphones, we can post pictures of the bride and groom live throughout the day, from the first moments in the church to the groom's mam boogying to I've Had The Time Of My Life at 2am.

But one professional wedding photographer has hit back at the use of phones, saying it ruins the magic of a couple's special day together.

After one particularly annoying incident at a recent wedding he photographed in New South Wales, Australia, Thomas Stewart took to Facebook to have his say.

"Look at this photo. This groom had to lean out past the aisle just to see his bride approaching," he wrote alongside one of his snaps. 

"Why? Because guests with their phones were in the aisle and in his way.

"In the past I should have been more specific with my clients in explaining to them why guests should be told no photos. Well, from now on, I'm going to make a pretty big deal about it.

"These same guests will get in YOUR way. You will miss moments of your own wedding day because there'll be an iPad in the way.

"Guests, you've been invited to this wedding to share and celebrate the love that two people feel for each other. They didn't invite you along to take photographs that they probably won't really look at anyway."

Overnight Thomas's photo and online rant went viral, and it currently has almost 90,000 like and 60,000 shares.

"I'm stoked with the attention my rant received; hey, even the negative comments are pretty funny to read," he said of the unexpected reaction.

Luckily for the bride and groom, Thomas did manage to get a few good Phew!

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