Nobody was expecting someone to do an acrobatic display just as the bride was about to walk down the aisle, but a bit more about that later.
Well I don't know about Dave but i nearly needed my fingers in splints after this wedding, Rebecca and Cody were so loved up we just couldn't stop taking photos of them.
With Rebecca living in Neath and Cody in Texas, they met online and knew they were meant for each other, it just goes to show that the world is only as big as you want it to be.
A lovely stroll through the main streets of Neath for not only the bride and groom but the whole bridal party of 13 to a nearby park for photos had the locals stopping to congratulate and enjoy the procession.
A January wedding you might think is a bit risky weather wise, but what a beautiful day it was, the winter was still and not a shiver in sight and Cody didn't even trip over his own shoelaces.
It's always exciting to photograph a couple that show the love and this couple win the "Can't take my eyes off of you" award. you could see the chemistry as they constantly laughed and held hands.
This is the sort of wedding where you have to constantly remind yourself that you are there to take photos not to get all gooey and wipe tears out of your own eyes.
I know you are waiting to hear about the acrobatic display, so here it is.
There was a lady who had wandered upstairs to see the bride, we thought she was a friend coming up to wish her well. The bridal party then came down the many levels of wrap around stairs and waited to enter the ceremony, the bride followed on, I was at the bottom of the stairs taking photos when there was a loud thudding noise, we all turned to see said lady falling down the upper stairs, she then finished off with a roll and a backwards face up descent down the last set like something out of a slapstick movie. Seeing that onlookers all with open mouths in disbelief were approaching her to see if she was ok, she jumped up and announced "I meant to do that!" It was then that everybody realised nobody actually knew who she was and that she had come from the front bar where she had spent a considerable amount of time that morning (i'm pretty sure she didn't feel a thing or was hurt in any way). We will certainly never forget it.