A bride ordered her heavily pregnant bridesmaid to stop ''showing off'' her baby bump.

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The woman has ranted about a member of her bridal party online as she accused her of trying to upstage her during a wedding photoshoot by cradling her bump.

Referring to her former friend as 'Kate', the newlywed said on Reddit: ''In one of the first photos I noticed Kate was deliberately holding her belly so it was really obvious in the fabric of her dress (think basically every maternity shoot photo ever taken).

''I asked her to stop holding her hands to show off her belly and to just pose like everyone else. I had to remind her a few more times before we'd finished taking the wedding party photos.''

Several women leaped to 'Kate's' defence after the bride revealed her friend wasn't talking to her anymore because she thought she was being made to ''look fat, not pregnant'' in the shoot.