The most difficult part of the photographs was the ambient light inside the church. I wanted to make sure that the beauty of the place showed in the background. However, I didn't want that to be the focus. This is done by taking a meter reading of the ambient light and subtracting about 1 stop of light. Then when the flash goes off it properly exposes the subjects and shows the background as slightly darker. The few exceptions to this dealt with the reception. It was a very dark place so bringing in ambient light wasn't always an option.
In the end, the bride was happy with her photographs which of course is the most important thing!