Woman scolding a small childJoshua D'hondt

11 extraordinary wedding pictures that will give you the feels

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Declan Cashin

The announcement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding next spring means royal wedding fever is about to engulf the UK for the next six months.

Harry strikes us as the kind of guy who would be on for a more unconventional wedding photo on the big day, so after all of the formal, official snaps are in the bag, maybe he and Meghan could get creative?

Some people think snaps with the new in-laws are just a part of the day you have to get done - and that there isn't any real scope for imagination or creativity.

And, when you're a member of the Royal Family the pressure must really be on to get that perfect snap.

couple kissing in paradiseCitlalli Rico

But sometimes, the most powerful photographic moments of a wedding day come when people aren't posing, when they let their guard down and are lost in the moment. And if there's a sharp snapper there to capture the moment, the result can be just as artistic as any other kind of photography.

Dog with brideKristi Odom

A well-timed action snap of drunk dancing guests, kids pulling a face, or something going pear-shaped can be the comedy gold you need amid the endless composed family portraits.

And these candid pictures from the Fearless Photography Awards of best wedding photos contain everything from comedy to tragedy and a few downright bizarre scenes in between.

Bride and groomMarius Dragan

Marius Dragan

The images range from the dramatic to the silly via the downright tear-jerking, with cakes falling over and dogs stealing the show.

Old man crying at brideGabriel Scharis

Gabriel Scharis

Page boy covers his face while carrying the ring cushion down the aisle at weddingLyndah Wells

Lyndah Wells

Staged photo of bride shooting groom with canonKen Pak

Ken Pak

Brides kissingTyler Wirken

Tyler Wirken

Man skinny dipping as bride laughsPasquale Minniti

Pasquale Minniti

Bride jumping into pool with bridesmaidsJulian Wainwright

Julian Wainwright

A woman named Nancy Smith saw herself in one of the pictures and wrote this comment, saying she's the lady having her wig put in place.

A woman who has lost her hair following chemotherapy has a wig fitted on her daughterDavid Clumpner

David Clumpner

"Thanks for all the heartfelt comments," she wrote. "I am the woman in the picture. It was a rough year to be diagnosed with breast cancer and undergo chemotherapy right before my beautiful daughter's wedding. When I was getting ready with the girls in the wedding and they were all there watching me it was just very emotional. I am doing great now and living every day to the fullest and I am thankful for each one."