A photographer stole the show during a wedding service when she fell into a lake while taking pictures of the happy couple moments after they tied the knot.
The unfortunate incident took place in Urbana, Illinois, and was captured on video by one of the guests, much to the embarrassment of the photographer involved.
In the clip, the couple are pronounced husband and wife and after receiving claps from the people in attendance, walk away to the sound of Felix Mendelssohn's Wedding March.
The couple stroll down the boardwalk and the photographer takes pictures of them walking hand in hand
The couple make their way down the boardwalk while the photographer snaps pictures of them strolling hand in hand.
Hoping to get a number of high-quality shots, the photographer begins to step backwards so as the frame the couple, who continue to head towards her, as perfectly as possible.
The photographer takes a portrait shot of the pair and then flips her camera on its side with the intention of taking a landscape picture.
The photographer begins to walk backwards (but goes too far without looking and steps off the boardwalk and into the lake.
However, disaster strikes and as she goes to step backwards once again she steps off the boardwalk and loses her balance.
She then falls straight into the lake – to the sound of dramatic screams from some of the guests – while holding her camera high above her head in an attempt to save it from the water.
Source: Daily Mail
The groom runs to her aid and offers his assistance as a number of other guests join him in an attempt to rescue her from the lake.
[Helping hand: Wedding guests and the groom assist the photographer and help pull her out of the lake]
Helping hand: Wedding guests and the groom assist the photographer and help pull her out of the lake
[The woman looks slightly worse for wear and asks whether the camera is okay while wringing out her dress]
The woman looks slightly worse for wear and asks whether the camera is okay while wringing out her dress
Meanwhile the music is rather hastily turned off – adding to the tension of the scene.
The woman is then pulled from the water and helped back onto the boardwalk. Looking slightly worse for wear she tells the bride that she is sorry before asking if the camera is okay.
The video concludes with guests attempting to find the woman a towel and the bride and groom heading off together.
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