As a documentary film maker and videographer I’ve always loved observing people.

Early on in my film career editing comedy films I LOVED watching actors and crew create the perfect scene. More recently it’s been about watching wedding suppliers working hard to create the perfect day. It’s always been fascinating being the person to document it unfold on video.

So when I was asked to capture ‘behind the scenes’ at a top secret shoot for the front cover of Little White Books wedding magazine I jumped at the chance without even knowing all the details!

All you need is Little White Books, as they state on their own website.

And it’s true!

It’s like the wedding planning bible full to the brim with wedding ideas and inspiration. Real weddings, talented wedding suppliers (including a videographer section with me in there!), wedding features, styled shoots showing off new trends and of course a little behind the scenes on their new magazine cover shoot…


Little White Books Magazine – Cover Shoot Video

Salford Lads Club – An Iconic Wedding Venue

Now anyone who follows me over on Instagram knows I have a more 90’s taste in music but there’s no denying that Salford Lad’s Club is an icon in the music industry thanks to THAT photograph with Morrissey outside those historic doors.

Inside you’ll find the incredible ‘The Smiths Room’ with every inch of wall space covered with historical Manchester music scene promotional material and messages from The Smiths and Morrissey fans all over the world. Walls of names and musical memories.

I LOVED wandering around to see the historical artifacts, the old black and white photos and the incredible setting we were lucky to be filming in for the Little White Books Front Cover Shoot.

Salford Lad’s Club is now an official Manchester wedding venue. The perfect space for a smaller more intimate wedding with a really cool Northern vibe.

Little White Books Magazine – The ‘Wedding’ Photos!

Photography by Mick Cookson

salford lads club wedding venue with floral design
bride and groom jump out of Manchester Taxi for Salford Wedding
couple laugh in the manchester rain outside salford lads club

The Perfect Wedding – The Perfect Wedding Suppliers

Little White Books Magazine know the wedding world well after 11 years of producing an anual wedding mag.

They pulled together the very best wedding suppliers in the North West to help them create an iconic front cover to show off their love of the Manchester music scene and Salford Lads’ Club.

They wanted a team that could create an iconic vision. That could inspire all their readers during their wedding planning and feature some incredible work from the very best wedding suppliers around.

It goes to show that even if you’re embracing the Covid19 enforced smaller wedding, you can still rock incredible style and hire a dream team to make your wedding day memorable…

Magazine – Little White Books @littlewhitebookmag
Publishers – Little White Books @llittlewhitebookslwb
Venue – Salford Lads’ Club @salford_ladsclub
Photography – Mick Cookson @mickcooksonphoto
Videography – Love Gets Sweeter @lovegetssweeterweddings
Floral Design – Red Floral Architecture @redfloral
Wedding Dress – Lottie’s Bridal @lottiesbridal
Wedding Dress – Roxanne Halenko @RHwearthechange
Menswear – Groom @groomformal
Menswear – Salford Lads Merch @salford_ladsclub
Hair – Laura Mayers @laura_mayers
Makeup – Kerry Baker MUA @kerrybakermua
Makeup – By Lydia Marie @bylydiamarie
Footwear – ASOS @asos
Footwear – Converse @converse
Footwear – NIKE @nike
Models – NEMESIS @nemesismodels
@elisbaglin @chelseahartisme


cool bride and groom posing outside Salford Lads Club wedding

Where To Buy Your Little White Books Magazine

Order online now and you’ll only pay postage and packaging so that means a FREE up to date wedding magazine full of inspiration, trends and talented wedding suppliers all in one handy book!

You’ll be able to pick up a copy from points around the North West too, a list will be on the Little White Books website.

As soon as you open up your copy (physical or digital) you’ll be rewarded with the story behind the scenes of our cover shoot and more of the images I’ve snuck in here.

A Magazine Packed With Planning Inspiration

The wedding magazine is full of inspiration for all your wedding planning needs.

From finding the perfect wedding dress to the wedding photographer and videographer who’s style you fall in love with.

There’s accessories, details for Brides and Grooms, Cars, Flowers, Venues and lots of REAL wedding inspiration!

bride posing at The Smiths Room Salford

Wedding Planning and Finding The Perfect Suppliers?

So if you’re wedding planning and searching for the perfect wedding suppliers for your wedding day grab a copy of Little White Books!

If you’re planning a wedding at the iconic Salford Lads’ Club and you’re in need of a wedding videographer that covers Salford and Manchester, I’d highly recommend heading to this page to find out a little more about me and my style of wedding videography… 😉