Published: Tuesday, 26 September 2017 09:05
As a photographer my job it to capture those moments, the tears, the laughter but I also get to listen to the speeches too.
Every bride and groom is uniquely different. I can admit I look forward to speeches. This is where you learn about the couple and their families. Everyone is relaxed and the emotions flow.
Traditionally speeches are opened up with the father of the bride, welcoming the groom to the family. The groom then speaks next, complimenting his wife and paying tribute to his family. Then the microphone gets usually taken over by the drunken best man and maybe matron of honour.
Best advice is to be taken with the moment, listen and keep eye contact with your guests and family.
No longer than 3 minutes.