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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!

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…

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

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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An Outdoor Spring Wedding Video – Moddersall Oaks

bride and groom having a cuddle and kiss beside the lake at Moddershall Oaks wedding venue for their wedding video

Kerry and Richard held their beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony at Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat in their traditional lakeside gazebo. I was their as their wedding videographer to capture it all! They’d really hoped to say their vows beside the lake and thankfully the rain held off long enough to allow them to enjoy a stunning outdoor ceremony in front of their family and friends in Staffordshire. I’d had the pleasure of being Kerry’s sister’s wedding videographer for her wedding…

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National Kissing Day 2017

Well I just had to do a little something to celebrate National Kissing Day 2017 didn’t I? I’m a wedding videographer! Not only do I get to film lots of kisses but I also get to editing beautiful films full of kissing too! Don’t you love this quote? If you don’t know it’s what Rhett Butler says to Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind (one of my favourite films thanks to my Nana). I even have it framed in…

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An Elegant and Stylish Lakes Wedding Video

bride and groom having a kiss in the long grass in front of Bassenthwaite lake in Keswick at Armathwaite Hall wedding

Oh my goodness. I don’t even know where to start with this gorgeous Lake District wedding video. I could tell you about how excited I was to hear from the Bride’s Mum who wanted to book (thanks yet again to Siobhan!). How excited I was to be filming in the Lakes yet again. How much I was looking forward to working alongside Vicki O’Brian (wedding photographer) or even about how much I fell in love with them after they sent…

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Father’s Day Family Film

daddy on the beach with daughter

Father’s Day is a wonderful time (excuse) to celebrate the awesome Daddies and I love to do something personal for Lee. Whether it’s a handmade card (and this year Paisley has actually helped do it, no faking a scribble signature haha) or a little crafty thing we’ve made together. Even a homemade bake, Paisley LOVES baking. Every year I put a bit of pressure on myself to do a little film to celebrate. Usually it’s a family film of some…

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Plas Isaf Spring Wedding

bride and grooms first dance at Plas Isaf country barn in front of giant LOVE letters

The first wedding of the year is always an exciting one for any wedding videographer. It’s even more exciting when it’s a new (and stunning) venue in Corwen (Plas Isaf, North Wales), you’re working with some amazingly talented wedding suppliers (nod to Ioan at Celynnen Photography) and the couple are so perfectly lovely you know it’s going to be a wonderful day to film… The day started by being welcomed in to Elin’s Mum’s house in Wrexham and offered a…

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Meet Lottie – Wedding Photographer

Lottie Designs wedding photographer logo from Lancashire fun and colourful

Lottie Designs is an incredible fine art, documentary wedding photograper based in the same beautiful county as me, Lancashire. Lottie and I knew each other on social media for a while before we got to work together on a wedding (I have more friends online than I do in the ‘real world’). I knew I was going to LOVE working with her because her style and how she comes across seemed so very similar to me. We both love a…

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The Most Amazing Wedding Video Reviews. Ever

review for the best friend wedding videographer ever at a wedding amazing review

Here at Love Gets Sweeter Wedding Films HQ (my garden shed) I’m working away on an amazing new wedding videography website and re-brand. I’m so blooming (excuse the garden pun) excited about everything and can’t wait to share it with you. During all this ‘down time’ before my first wedding of 2017 I’ve been asking my favourite past couples for their help and inspiration. Asking them 3 simple questions to help me understand what excited them about their wedding, booking…

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The 7 Year Wedding Itch – Wedding Videography Milestone!

This week a little reminder popped up on my phone. Love Gets Sweeter Wedding Films Anniversary, 7 years. Firstly, oops…I’ve obviously been a little preoccupied with all my new website re-branding and getting ready for the launch that I’d not even registered that such a big date was coming up. Secondly, how great are online calendars? Thank you Google! So yes, Love Gets Sweeter celebrates 7 wonderful years of business in the wedding industry. 7 years of film making, filming…

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Love Gets Sweeter – NEW Family and Newborn Films

Daddy holding sleepy babys hand while filming for a newborn lifestyle shoot in burscough, lancashire

Love really does get a little sweeter this valentines day as I officially launch our amazing new collection of family and newborn films (and if you read all the way to the end there may be a tempting introductory offer too)… Lee and I have never been big on the whole ‘Valentines Day’. Our first way back in 2003 was at the Albert Dock in Liverpool (fancy) and Lee splashed out on a posh (and ridiculously overpriced) meal at Est…

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New For Love in 2017 – Wedding Videographer Ormskirk

close up of newlyweds hands with wedding rings on outside the church in sandbach

Love Gets Sweeter Wedding Films will celebrate 7 years of creating beautiful wedding films (or wedding videos as some like to call them) this year. Still sounds crazy. 7 years! Am I getting old…? So what’s new for Love Gets Sweeter in 2017? This year looks like one of the best yet with some very excited newly engaged couples booked in and, as always, some who came to us through recommendations (which I LOVE)! We’re over in Corwen (Wales), Stone,…

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Wishing Everyone A Very Merry Christmas

Oh I wish it could be Christmas every day! I do love Christmas, and I love all the excitement it brings. I love reflecting back over the past 12 months, all the amazing weddings I have had the pleasure of filming around Lancashire, Cheshire, Liverpool and further afield as well as any personal celebrations that have taken place. Even the wedding featured on online wedding blogs like Brides Up North and even in print in Your Cheshire and Merseyside Wedding Magazine.…

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Awesome Wedding Photographers – Best of 2016

sun set off camera flash set up with A W Photograhy at Hyde Bank Farm wedding venue Stockport, Cheshire

2016 has really been the year of working with some incredible wedding suppliers and today I thought I’d share a few links to some of my favourite wedding photographers(I can’t share them all but if you head over to my blogs for each wedding you’ll see the list of their wedding suppliers at the very bottom!). They photograph wedding’s all over the UK, including Cheshire, Lancashire and Staffordshire. Emma and Stephen at Hyde Bank Farm – A W Photography Andrew…

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"When we first looked into have a videographer for our wedding We were a little nervous on how it would look as we didn't want anything to forced looking. As soon as we saw Charlene's… (Read more)" Mikki and Mark