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I truly love creating personal, fun and unique wedding films for every couple that book me as their wedding videographer.

I’m so proud of every film I create that after the couple have shown it off to their family and friends I can’t wait to show it off on here too! The Love Gets Sweeter Blog is full of real weddings from all over the UK as well as wedding supplier recommendations, a handful of personal projects and the all important wedding tips that I pick up along the way!

My wedding videography blog really shows off the Love Gets Sweeter style and if you stay a while you may even get a feel for what I am like (which is handy if I’m the person you choose to spend the day with, filming your whole wedding)!

If you haven’t already checked out my About Me page (and why not?) my name’s Charlene and, as well as filming your day, I also edit every single film for that added personal touch. Do have a look around and if you have any questions or would like to know a bit more about what I do then get in touch!

Cuddles and Cuteness – Family Photography So Far

a gorgeous close up image of twin boys born premature in their cot. one is sleeping and the other alert as they touch hands

It’s been a very busy few weeks for me here at Love Gets Sweeter. Not only editing my gorgeous April wedding videos but also planning for the May weddings AND hanging out with some VERY cute babies. You may have seen from my previous posts that I’ve rekindled my love for photography (I did it way back in college in a real dark room, even gaining an OCN…whatever one of those is??). And, that I had been on the search…

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A Spring Wedding Video in Grasmere

a bride and groom stand on a jetty by the side of Grasmere lake after their wedding in the lake district having a little kiss in the rain. A bight yellow and green rowing boat brighten up the gloomy scene

Well this Spring wedding video from a gorgeous wedding in Grasmere (the Lake District) certainly got to enjoy true April Showers! I guess it wouldn’t be a true English countryside wedding without a little rain. And, a truly wonderful couple who embraced that rain (and the mud) to make the most of the epic surroundings… It’s with huge thanks again to the super talented (and lovely) Mick Cookson, he recommended me to Gemma and Ian earlier in the year and…

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Handy Tips For Taking Your Own Family Photos

a little toddler girl smiles as she tried to hide herself and her easter egg under a silver throw hanging over a sofa as her Mum takes a photo in their holiday house in Penrith

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks over here at Love Gets Sweeter. Not only did I book in 2 last minute weddings for April but I’ve also been overwhelmed with the response to my search for the perfect family for my NEW AND EXCITING family video and photo idea (if you missed that, the original blog is HERE)! We’ve also enjoyed a little family break in the Lake District where this little lady above spent most of the time…

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An Exciting New Family Project…

a photograph of a young girl sat in front of a bright window looking down with her hair all messy from a good nights sleep

So the last few nights my brain has been full of amazing ideas for a new family project. I’ve come up with something so exciting and I would LOVE it if you (or someone you knew well who’s just had/is due a baby or has a very cute young family) wanted to get involved… Even before we became parents we were all about preserving amazing memories. Way before the phone selfie, we actually have a wardrobe FULL of photo albums…

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PV Social -Photographer Videographer Leeds Workshop

PV socials logo over the top of a dark and busy night club bar scene with people drinking and dancing

Ooh so this week has been fun! On Wednesday I got to hang out with loads of very talented wedding photographers (and the odd videographer) at the new PV Social Workshop at Brooklyn Bar in Leeds. I know, what is a videographer doing at a wedding photographers workshop? I thought the same, it’s probably why it took me weeks to commit but something kept drawing me back. That line up for one. Photo credit goes to Sam Docker Photography York…

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8 Years Since My First Wedding Video…

a pretty mulitcoloured graphic showing lots of different weddings and bride and grooms with a large figure 8 in the middle with the test 8 wonderful years of Love Gets Sweeter

How did this happen??? 8 AMAZING YEARS! Today a little reminder popped up on my phone. 8 years today I filmed my first ever wedding (after editing my own) over in Altrincham near Manchester. 8 years ago a wonderful couple put their trust in me. A complete stranger offering them a free wedding video on an online forum. They told me after they worried it was too good to be true but they were SO glad they decided to go…

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Planning Ideas and Tips For Your Winter Wedding

bride and groom walking around gardens at Bartle Hall and shes holding a red and orange bridal bouquet wearing a tea length dress for their winter wedding in Lancashire

Planning a winter wedding? Or undecided if it’s the perfect season for you? I’m sat here writing this with a winter wonderland outside my window, we’ve already built a snowman and I’ve enjoyed a hot chocolate to warm me back up again! Winter weddings are becoming HUGELY popular and I can totally see the appeal, even as someone who likes to be warm! There’s no pressure on whether it’s going to be a nice day or not, if it is…

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Do You Remember Your First Wedding?

two young bridesmaids or flower girls standing in front of colwick hall with two other children wearing matching flowery dresses and hats from a late 80's or 90s wedding in Nottingham

What wedding comes to mind when you think back? Who’s wedding was the first wedding you can remember? When was that? What part did you play? What were you wearing (as that’s what everyone remembers, right)? What did the Bride wear? I remember some of mine. I had the honour of being Bridesmaid along with my younger sister, Jodi. Waaaaaaaay back in August 1994 (I didn’t remember the date however, I had to double check!) Our Nana had made our…

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A Boxing Day Wedding Video at Nunsmere Hall

We LOVE Christmas here at Love Gets Sweeter Wedding Videos. And Boxing Day. And Winter Weddings. LOVE LOVE LOVE. So it was a huge honour when a very good friend of one of my Bride’s (thanks Carly, you can see her marrying Scott HERE) got in touch asking if we’d consider working on Boxing Day at their festive Nunsmere Hall wedding instead of stuffing our faces with left over turkey….oh okay then, seeing as you asked so nicely (and promised…

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The Venue Royal Liver Building- Bridal Show Liverpool

The Venue Bridals Show at the Royal Liver Building in Liverpools advert for their spring 2018 fair

It’s that time of year again (my 2 year olds favourite phrase at the moment thanks to Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, though she’s still talking about Christmas…for me, it’s all about wweddings). January is here and it’s all about wedding planning season! Whether you’ve been engaged for 6 days, 6 months or 7 years attending a few wedding shows can be great for inspiration. I used to attend them a lot as a Bride and even as a wedding supplier pre-Mummy…

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How To Impress With Your First Dance

The first dance – How to  impress and make it memorable for both you and your wedding guests! A romantic sway is great if you’re not keen on showing off your best moves. Even then you can practice a few spins, the crowd pleasing ‘dip’ and the big kiss finale to make it more fun and memorable if you’re feeling a tad nervous. Sarah and Jonathan got the kiss just right at their wedding at The Racquet Club in Liverpool.…

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On The 7th Solo Wedding Video

Bride and Groom standing in front of the CBeebies window in Salford Media City posing for a fun wedding photograph

When Mick Cookson (all round good guy and awesome wedding photographer) says he’s got a couple that are so wonderful and I need to talk to them about their wedding video…I can’t help but get excited! Then you find out it’s like a week away…but then find out you can make it work AND it’s at the super cool Media City Members Only venue in Salford called On The 7th… oh go on then! I’m usually all about shooting with…

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6 Romantic Winter Wedding Planning Ideas

a pretty infographic asking if you're planning a romantic winter wedding by love gets sweeter wedding videos

Ooh, so you’re planning for a romantic winter wedding…? As the leaves begin to change colour and fall leaving a rich carpet of red on the ground, the days get a little shorter and there’s a chill in the air it really is a beautiful time of year to plan the perfect winter wedding. So what else do you have to think about other than having something to one side to keep you warm and remembering to use your Burts…

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From Weddings to Christening Videos…

mum and dad sharing a moment with daughter sat on their lap at church in Rhyl

Not that long ago a lovely couple from North Wales got married in the ever so lovely wedding venue that is Rowton Hall in Cheshire. They chose me to do their wedding video! I may have made them make friends with me (I’m sure they wanted to really), we even added each other on Facebook and Instagram and then soon came the news of the cutest ever new arrival, their daughter Charlotte. Then came the time when I got a…

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Meet the Band – Wandering Wings!

wandering wings promotional photographs outside a rustic barn with their instruments

I was very fortunate at a recent wedding over in Wyresdale Park (Lancashire) to meet the ever so talented band Wandering Wings. The Bride had already gotten me super excited about them and had given me clues about what was in store on the day. She’d mentioned they’d be there all day, getting guests involved for sing-alongs and creating the epic wedding atmosphere! From the moment they wandered (excuse the pun) in to the rustic wedding tent in the grounds…

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Little White Books – Behind the Scenes

stunning beaded back detail of a wedding dress during an Autumn inspired photoshoot at Bashall Hall in Clitheroe

So, I know I’m really busy editing all the lovely wedding’s I have filmed over the summer (and not forgetting christenings!). But, when Beks sent me a message asking me to be a part of a cool magazine shoot at Bashall Barn in Clitheroe for Little White Books…I had to say yes (and make it work)! Photos by the talented Claire at The Fromme Shoppe My role on the day was to use my skills to capture and show off…

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Fun on the Yorkshire Farm- A Wedding Video

bride and groom posing for the wedding photographer in front of the custom paint gold blockley and sons truck in drighlington

My goodness. This West Yorkshire wedding video is going to make you smile. Rebecca and Richard live on the site of their family farm, along with their 3 handsome sons and Richard’s family. We arrived to perfectly lined up ‘Blockley & Son’s’ branded trucks, dodgems all set up, an ice cream cart and a marquee interior you would not know was set up inside a barn on a working farm! And lets not forget the Ian Stuart wedding dress and…

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Learn From Our Wedding Mistakes – 8 Years on!

large group shot of family and friend with bride and groom at a wedding at the Hillbark Hotel

Lee and I were married at the Hillbark Hotel in the Wirral. On a not so sunny August bank holiday (it rained so heavy in the afternoon, it was well timed thankfully as we sat down to eat!!) surrounded by all 44 of our wonderful wedding guests. We had our wedding photographer and video handy friends there to capture it all and despite our highlights being a tad cheesy, because lets not forget it was the first ever wedding film…

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Top 5 Tips for the Perfect Wedding Day!

top 5 tips for the perfect wedding day from a professional wedding videographer in Lancashire

There are a lot of wedding tips and words of advice from magazines, bloggers and even friends and family to ensure you have the perfect wedding day. Things from how to know your dress is ‘The One’ to helping you pick your first dance song. These top 5 wedding tips are the ones that prove the most useful time and time again for my Bride and Groom’s. Every pre-wedding meeting we have, every email as we get closer to the…

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Being A Recommended Supplier – Wedding Videographer

Bride and groom being showered in bright confetti outside conall hall in stoke on trent for the wedding video

It is always the BEST FEELING EVER to have yourself added to a list that’s titled ‘recommended suppliers’ at a fabulous wedding venue I’ve LOVED working at. I’d say it’s up there with a handwritten thank you card (or that first sip of a perfectly brewed fancy tea, or bite of a homemade cake…)! And not one I’ve had to beg to be on or even pay to be on (yes that’s a thing, be wary) but to be personally…

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"A videographer was definitely a luxury for us as a couple although I felt really strongly about having one. For me venue was number 1, followed by photographer and videographer. For Gary it was a… (Read more)" Siobhan and Gary