A perfectly lit bride staring out a stained glass window, a mother smiling as she lovingly puts a necklace around her daughter's neck or an adorable flower girl sitting sweetly next to her flower basket. These are probably the images that come to mind when you think of wedding photos - but if you hire professional photographer Ian Weldon, these are not the wedding pictures you are going to get.

Repeatedly listed as 'not a wedding photographer' on all of his pages, this artist explains: "I’m completely unbiased in the photographs I make. A sort of photographic democracy where one photograph is no more important than any other. Where all things are equal, people the same as objects." The subjects of his photos show the nitty-gritty, hilariously real behind-the-scenes moments that take place on these special days. "Much as I’d love to stand around for hours lining people up and taking photographs of every combination of family members and guests, I’ve more important things to be doing. And quite frankly, so have you." Scroll down below to check out the coolest photos from weddings as you've never seen it before, and don't forget to upvote your faves!

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Looks like the speech isn’t going down too well.

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“I started to photograph weddings to earn money so I could work on other photo ideas. When I found that weddings were fruitful ground for great photographs, and they had not really been approached as a documentary subject they became the project,” the photographer told Bored Panda, explaining how it started.

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Pan Narrans
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1 year ago

"Grandma? No, never a problem with her. Provided you give her a private bottle of champagne."

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Steph Lindsey
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1 year ago

This is pretty adorable. I hope they show this photo to his children when they're older. I imagine it'll bring back family memories <3 haha

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This genius idea worked so well that it generated exposure and a beautiful wedding photography book. I Am Not A Wedding Photographer was also produced to coincide with the exhibition of the same name, on display at the Martin Parr Foundation June 26 to August 10th, 2019.

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Cassim_D
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1 year ago

too much tongue

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Lexis
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1 year ago

This one is kinda sweet

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"I didn't choose the underbelly of society and I didn’t choose social injustice. I chose Weddings, full of people and character and laughter and happiness and sadness and dancing and drinking, funny photo ops, and Love."

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Podunkus
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1 year ago

These are the only possessions you have left after paying for that blasted wedding.

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Lucas
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1 year ago

That is a hideous dress that poor girl is wearing - no wonder she wants to shoot someone.

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Pan Narrans
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1 year ago

Uncle Bobby performing his beer bottle opening trick again.

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Zelda Blue
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1 year ago

" But I want to be in the picture tooooo!"

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Abby Not Normal
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1 year ago

I guess the wedding theme was racism.. I'm sorry.. I meant racist heritage pride.

Joonscrab
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1 year ago

I'm sorry for not knowing this, but can you explain why it's racism ? (I'm not being sarcastic )

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Cassim_D
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1 year ago

woohoo go Grandma

John Brant
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1 year ago

Klan Rally or wedding?

Carla Power
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1 year ago

Both?

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Burk Billin
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1 year ago

Funny, I saw the cute old couple up front.......................other people chose to see racism

Rich McCormick
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1 year ago

Grandma's got some serious gams! WOW!

GenXandEarnedItAll
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1 year ago

Rock on, Granny!

Full Name
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1 year ago

To all the virtue signallers: “Racism is not dead, but it is on life support — kept alive by politicians, race hustlers and people who get a sense of superiority by denouncing others as ‘racists’” — Thomas Sowell (black male)

Foxxy
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1 year ago

Ooh la la, you go grandma.

Jean Shultz
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1 year ago

Just comes to show one can be sexy at any age!

Unicornstar
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1 year ago

Seriously. If I had legs like that I'd want to show them off.

The Suz 81
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1 year ago

Damn, get it Grandma!!

Madalina Stanciu
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1 year ago

pretty nice legs

Lexis
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1 year ago

Love never dies

BusLady
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1 year ago

I guess he's getting lucky tonight. He just doesn't know it yet.

kathryn stretton
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1 year ago

Woòoo, rock n roll. Did this. Woop de do. Fab !!

MAN
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1 year ago

Marilyn Monroe inspired :)

Mari Bryant
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1 year ago

Fun-sucking political comments on what should be light-hearted and enjoyable.

Leslea Freeman
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1 year ago

Looks like a "high end" american wedding

Jonny Chevalier
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1 year ago

great legs... is the racism in the flag??

Susan Forbes
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1 year ago

I'm curious about the Confederate-looking flags that 1. Are in the UK and 2. Have some sort of face or picture on them, can anyone explain?

Christine M Quigley
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1 year ago

So it really is true, the last thing to go on older women are the legs!!

KT Trondsen
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1 year ago

nasty

Agent K
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1 year ago

wtf?

Jack Lambrecht
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1 year ago

I must say it again: THOSE FLAGS DO NOT REPRESENT SLAVERY!!!!!!!

Patrick McKemie
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1 year ago

The Klu Klux Klan Prom?

BusLady
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1 year ago

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Something tells me that you won't find any POC at this wedding.

Anna Neemus
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1 year ago

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Or decent human beings.

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

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No sign of it being a wedding. Or are blue jeans wedding attire in that neck of the river (cue Deliverance theme?)

Jenny Hackney
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1 year ago

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Nice confederate flags there. lovely white supremacist wedding.

Elise Williams
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1 year ago

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"Yee-Haw! This gal is into garters. She'k make a real splash at the next KKK hoe-down."

Roy Phillips
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Mandy Delaforce (PC Girl)
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1 year ago

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That's not a wedding.

Give me a beagle any day...
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Those flags speak for themselves. :-(

Katreise Ruffin
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1 year ago

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THEY CAN TAKE THIS DOWN...SERIOUSLY....

Lola
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Downvote only for those flags in the background. Awful!

Chanel Huston
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1 year ago

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I'm surprised he even agreed to do the wedding after seeing that. I would have refused until they took those flags down

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goodmorning
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1 year ago

"I think I fell.."

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Kelly Murray
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1 year ago

I have one of those, and they are awesome! Not pretty, but awesome!

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jo_shortland
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1 year ago

Well timed

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Lilla Bence
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1 year ago

Interesting wedding decor in the background

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Phantom Captain
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1 year ago

"I thought that I had everybody on my side But I went and blew it, all sky high And now she won't even spare a passing glance All just because I (rip) ripped my pants" -Spongebob

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Sill Marien
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1 year ago

I found her like that Mr Officer

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Dave In MD
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1 year ago

Who Farted?

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Chancey
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1 year ago

Looks like they cooked the rice before they threw it!

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Riles
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1 year ago

I've had to help my mom with. That.

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Chris Jones
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1 year ago

That's a great dress - and I'm not one for normally having an opinion on wedding dresses.

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Char Char
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1 year ago (edited)

'You put your right leg out...'

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rakuninaru
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1 year ago

Why?

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Lexis
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1 year ago

Backstory please

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ChaiDai
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1 year ago

Official wedding photographer when you're in the witness protection program.

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Bonzo Deep
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1 year ago

Hilarious!!!

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Zelda Blue
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1 year ago

Stop!! I don't want champagne coming out my nose.

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Chancey
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1 year ago

I think it's funny that most people are completely ignoring him.

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Podunkus
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1 year ago

Well drink up laddies, your beers are on the window sill.

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Chris Jones
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1 year ago

Windy days and lots of layers - not a good mix.

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Bill
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1 year ago

The lady in pink is going for the bouquet

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