I just saw this video and simply had to publish it on the pages of my blog. Out of all the wedding disasters stories I’ve heard of, this one definitely ranks toward the top. The priest got annoyed by the photographers shooting the wedding ceremony and has litterally stopped the ceremony to ask them to leave, telling them that this was “not about the photography but about God”… I felt horrible looking at the face of the bride and groom who seemed completely shocked and speechless (who wouldn’t be?!).
To avoid such disappointments, make sure you talk to your celebrant in advance about all the restrictions he might have about the location of your photographer and videographer. Discuss all the details, including how close/far to the altar they can stand and whether they can move freely throughout the ceremony to get the best shots or have to stay at one chosen spot. It is always a good idea if your photographer speaks to the celebrant personally to show respect. Whatever you do, make sure you all are on the same page.
Note for photographers: use the silent mode for the shutters while shooting the wedding ceremony!