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'Cool' vicar takes surprise wedding party snap on his selfie stick

The unusual wedding photo is said to be the first taken by a vicar in church. Credit: SWNS

A tech-savvy "cool" vicar gave a bride and her groom a pleasant surprise when he interrupted their wedding ceremony to take a photo with his selfie stick.

Emma Scarborough, 26, had just met her husband-to-be Jamie, 28, at the head of the church when the vicar said he had something to do before he married them.

Emma Scarborough and her husband Jamie on their wedding day. Credit: SWNS

In what is thought to be an ecclesiastical first, vicar Paul Frost whipped out his stick and snapped a selfie with the grinning wedding party at St John's Anglican church in Corby, Northamptonshire.

Mother-of-two and home carer Emma said:

I was walking down the aisle and I got to the end and the vicar started speaking to us.

He said 'we are gathered here today to join these two in holy matrimony but first - let me take a selfie'.

The best man had mentioned the idea to him before I got there. I had no idea he was going to do it.

It was so good, really amazing.

He was such a cool vicar and it made it such a lovely atmosphere.

– Emma Scarborough