In the eyes of most people, your wedding should be one of the most special days of your life. And of course, photographs can play a huge role in giving you memories to cherish forever.
Wedding photography is big business, and the International Wedding Photographer of the Year (IWPOTY) Awards celebrate the very best.
Any wedding photographer - whether full-time or part-time, professional or amateur - is eligible to enter each year, and a panel of judges from around the world choose the winners from various categories.
Scroll down to see the winner, runners-up and some of the other stunning wedding photos featured in the awards.
O'Day used coloured smoke bombs to create atmospheric images for bride and groom Jess and Des.
"I managed to stop them from giggling and being in love with that 'just married' vibe on their faces for about .06 of a second so that I could get my 'dramatic tortured artist' fix and guide them through the slice of light," he said.
"This image was taken in the Lancelin sand dunes, a beach-side town about 140 kilometres north of Perth," said Tey. "Out there it is so dark you're left in awe at how vast and magnificent the universe is."
"Natalie and Michael celebrated their day with friends and family from all over the world," photographer Aerden said. "One thing that stood out to me was how close they were to their bridal party.
"These groomsmen were so much fun to photograph. I don't think I've ever had a group of guys that was so excited for photos!"
"Athena and Cameron's sense of style help this shot a lot as its not often you see a confetti shot on a clean white background," said Simmons.
"I figure showing only half their faces, two halves, make a solid whole… a new stable, solid future," Glenn said of his shot of grooms John and Zorik.
"Dance floor is my absolute love while shooting Indian weddings, it allows you to experiment over different and crazy angles, and this image was one of them, when friends decided to pour in vodka out of tea glasses all together, I knew this is something which doesn't happen frequently," Mehrotra said.
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