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Andy Murray and Kim Sears prepare for their wedding. Reuters

A photographer was taken to hospital after falling in grounds of Dunblane Catherdral as Andy Murray and Kim Sears arrived for a dress rehearsal.

The tennis player was just feet away from the man who lost his balance while taking pictures of the world number 3 tennis player.

Video footage shows Murray leaning towards the injured photographer who hit his head on a gravestone.

The man in his 40s was part of the media party at the graveyard, and was taking pictures of Murray who made an impromptu appearance at the venue, according to the Times.

The accident happened when the photographer tripped and fell backwards while approaching the gateway into the cathedral grounds.

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Dunblane Cathedral will be the scene of Andy Murray's wedding to Kim Sears Kevin Rae/Wikicommons

The man was unconscious and an ambulance was called for. Andrea Manson, a bystander from Dumfries gave first aid.

A witness said: "It was quickly obvious that the man had been injured with members of the press shouting for help and calling the ambulance."

Unknown photographer

The photographer was taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital near Falkirk last night, where his condition is unknown.

Andy Murray is to marry Kim Sears in his hometown of Dunblane and told reporters that he was "feeling fine."

The Wimbledon winner and his bride-to-be will walk down the aisle in Dunblane Cathedral at 4pm on Saturday 11 April.

The weather forecast for Dunblane is expected to bring heavy snow showers and sleet.

The couple, both 27, will say their vows at the 12th Century cathedral in what is billed as Scotland's wedding of the year, before heading to a small reception for family members and close friends.

In 2013, Murray bought former country house Cromlix, a few miles from Dunblane, and has converted it into a luxury hotel. The wedding reception will be held there following the service.

The tennis player sent a tweet, made up of emoticons, which shows his excitement for the day ahead.