Peckforton Castle really is the perfect setting for a fairytale wedding in the North West.

THE most elegant and grand setting in the Cheshire countryside, it’s a dream to be a wedding videographer there!

Lisa and Ste hadn’t planned for a wedding video at all.

That was until their photographer Dan Lloyd may’ve gently persuaded them to consider taking a look at my work (we had the pleasure of working together on Katy and Dean’s wedding less than a year before, you can see their Cheshire wedding here)

a bride and groom enjoy a kiss during their peckforton castle wedding

As their whole wedding day, including them getting ready, was going to be inside Peckforton Castle AND I’d be working alongside Dan Lloyd we made the call for me to attempt this wedding solo!

If you’ve followed me for a while you’ll know how much I rave about their being two wedding videographers at every wedding and I do still truly believe you’ll capture much more of your day that way.

However, I do like a challenge and wanted to ensure Lisa and Ste could have their wedding filmed and not go on to regret it like so many other couples do after their wedding. So, solo wedding videographer it was!

Here’s their very own wedding highlights film from their Spring fairytale wedding at Peckforton Castle…

Wedding Nerves at Peckforton Castle

The morning started darting between both the bride and groom who were only getting married down the corridor from each other (could that BE any more perfect for us??).

Dan had met the family before after shooting Lisa’s sister’s wedding so I had some extra effort to put in to win the family over!

a beautiful strapless lace wedding dress hangs from a chandelier in a suite at Peckforton Castle

a close up shot from the wedding video of the brides personal vows on a bedside table before a wedding at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire

a bride in her wedding PJs gets a loving hug from a close friend before her wedding at Peckforton Castle

a still from the wedding video of the groom and groomsmen getting ready at Peckforton Castle

a still from the wedding video of some friends encouraging a bride to drink prosecco straight from the bottle during her wedding morning in cheshire

a still from the wedding video of a bride getting in to her wedding dress with the help of her Mum and sister in a bedroom suite at Peckforton Castle

I know it can be quite daunting having essentially a stranger turn up with a video camera on your wedding day but these guys put their trust in me and I’d like to think they relaxed pretty quickly around me so I could capture some really beautiful, natural moments for them (including Lisa being ‘encouraged’ to down a bottle of prosecco…that’s pretty relaxed isn’t it?)

A Fairytale Wedding Ceremony Captured On Video

Ste was soon waiting nervously in the Great Hall inside Peckforton Castle. The ceremony room looked incredibly romantic and fairytale like with it’s aisle of cream blossom trees and blush pink chair bows. All thanks to the hard work of the girls at Inspired Events Manchester!

It was soon time for Lisa (who hadn’t stopped grinning) to make her entrance. When Ste glanced around to see his Bride for the first time the look on his face said it all. Definitely the happiest guy in the room!

a groom looks up nervously as the guests stand during the wedding ceremony in the great hall at peckforton castle

a groom smiles proudly at his best man standing beside him as his bride walks down the aisle during a ceremony at Peckforton castle

a still from the wedding video of a bride called Lisa giving her groom Ste a hug with her rustic bouquet during their peckforton castle wedding

They had taken the time to read their own personal vows and it was such a lovely insight in to how much this moment of getting married meant to them.

“The first person I want to see in the morning and the last one to see at night…and, I love you more than beans.”

a bride and groom smile at each other during their peckforton castle wedding ceremony in front of the wedding videographer

a wide shot from the wedding video of an aisle of white blossom trees at a wedding cermony at Peckforton castle in cheshire

a bride and groom enjoy a kiss during their peckforton castle wedding

After dodging the beautiful blossom trees on the way out guests made their way out to the drinks reception for prosecco and beer whilst Dan helped round up the guests needed for their family group photos.

Once they were all ticked off the list Dan and I took a stroll around the grounds of Peckforton (well, they strolled and we ran in a weird tag team effort between bushes getting our video footage and photos!).

This is the perfect moment for us to get those beautiful, romantic couple shots but it’s also the perfect time for you to have some time alone and enjoy chatting about the day so far (one of the BEST ways to help you remember as much of the day as possible!).

3 guys stand around a pram looking at a baby during the drinks reception at Peckforton castle

a groom helps his best man down the last of his beer during wedding photos on the lawn at Peckforton

a bride and groom stand under the archway gatehouse outside peckforton castle in cheshire for some romantic shots

a still from the wedding video of the bride and groom laughing during their couple portraits in the grounds of peckforton castle

Blush Pink and Blossom Trees – The Perfect Wedding Reception at Peckforton

Guests were soon ushered back in to the Great Hall for the wedding breakfast. The table set ups looked incredible with the blossom trees and clusters of tealights and blush flowers.

a wide shot from the wedding video of Peckforton castles grand hall ready for a fairytale reception with blossom treets and candles

Once the meal was finished it was time for the wedding speeches! They didn’t disappoint and managed to have everyone either laughing out loud or crying, or even both at times! The Best Man even bought a wig…

a bride looks up at her groom with a smile as he delivers his grooms speech in the great hall at peckforton castle

the top table laugh out loud during the wedding speeches caught on video by cheshire wedding videographer Love Gets Sweeter

the bride and groom laugh during the fun best mans speech during their wedding reception at peckforton castle in cheshire

lisa and ste the bride and groom enjoy a romantic kiss on the spiral stairs inside Peckforton Castle

After a quick turnaround it was soon back in to the hall to film the ‘cake’ cutting and first dance.

This wasn’t just any cake. This was 3 tiers of epic pork pies! And not just cutting it normally. No. With a sword. Wouldn’t be a castle wedding without a sword would it?

a bride and groom cute their unique wedding cake of pork and meat pies with a giant sword during their wedding evening at Peckforton castle

a wide shot of a bride and groom enjoying a spin during their first dance in the great hall at Peckforton Castle

a still from the wedding video of a romantic and emotional moment during the wedding first dance in peckforton castle in cheshire

As Lisa and Ste swayed to ‘From Now On’ and wiped tears from their eyes I will admit I found myself singing along (how can you not? It’s The Greatest Showman soundtrack after all). It was hard not to. Then guests joined them on the dance floor to celebrate in style and show off their best moves!

Here’s what Lisa and Ste had to say about Love Gets Sweeter Wedding Videography…

“We feel incredibly lucky that Charlene became part of our wedding just a couple of weeks before our big day!

Not only is our video the most incredibly shot & professional video where Charlene has captured the most perfect moments of our day we also felt like she was part of our wedding as a guest, a perfect fit for us.

Despite never meeting her before the big day her professionalism meets her amazing bubbly personality perfectly! We both can’t thank you enough Charlene, what a wonderful talent you have! ? x”

Lisa and Ste

So having read all about their wedding day at Peckforton and watching their highlights video what did you think? Did we do okay for a last minute attempt at filming solo?

I have to thank Dan for the encouragement and Lisa and Ste for putting their complete trust in me.

I may even be tempted to do it again…

Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue – Peckforton Castle, Tarpoley
Wedding Photographer – Daniel Lloyd Photography, Cheshire
Wedding Event Styling – Inspired Events Manchester

If you’re planning to get married and celebrate at the fabulous fairytale setting that is Peckforton Castle I’d LOVE to hear from you!

Whether you’re set on having a video or still undecided I’m always excited to hear about wedding plans as well as hear about any wedding video worries you may have.

You can contact me HERE.

Or feel free to keep having a nosy around my wedding videography website. I’d highly recommend my PORTFOLIO page for more wedding films or maybe find out more about me HERE.