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  • This photo shows me sitting to the right of my daughter and husband, looking a bit dazed.

    For months before the wedding in Mullaghmore, Ireland; my husband had been protesting that he did not want to 'give his daughter away' and he didn't want to wear a suit.

    I spent hours reassuring him that Dan was a wonderful guy from a warm and loving family. I assured him that he didn't have to wear a conventional suit.

    I worried that the wedding would be spoilt by Jacques dislike of conventional weddings right up to an hour before the ceremony.

    Jacques decided to wear a Mexican outfit that suited his long hair.

    As I sat in the church waiting, hoping that no arguments were going to spoil the ceremony, Madeleine's friend started playing her harp; and Jacques and Madeleine both looking relaxed and happy, began walking up the aisle. I could not believe it. Tears welled up in my eyes.

    I stood up and started videoing the procession, then suddenly realised I should not be experiencing this occasion through a lens.

    I put the camera down, and collapsed onto the chair; and looked around me.

    When they reached Dan, Jacques gently gave him Madeleine's hand with a beaming smile.

    Luckily the hired photographer managed to take this wide shot of us all.
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