A bride and groom were stunned by their priest, after he suddenly paused their wedding ceremony to snap with his selfie stick.

26-yr-old bride, Emma Scarborough, said he had just joined the groom, Jamie Scarborough, at the altar when the priest, Paul Frost, announced 'first, let me take a selfie.'

He then pulled out a selfie stick to the amazement of the congregation and took a photo of the wedding party.

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Paul who pastors St John's Anglican Church in Corby, Northamptonshire, is thought to be the first ever vicar to use a selfie stick at a wedding.

Emma who already has two children - Alfie and Joshua, with the groom said she had no idea the stunt was planned by the priest, her husband and his one of his best men Derek Flynn.

She 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'.

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"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.'

"It was so special," said Emma, who is heading off on honeymoon to Wales.

"When I looked back at the photo it was so nice. It was so lovely to have a photo with him.

"We've got lots of photos of our day, but this one is extra special."