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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!

How a Wedding Band Will Add Magic to Your Wedding

a full dance floor at a wedding reception at Inglewood manor

I know when we got married we were really torn over whether to have a wedding band and DJ or just a DJ. We LOVE music. We LOVE live music. But after planning everything else when it came to picking a band we soon realised we should’ve debated it sooner! We couldn’t find a band free that we LOVED just as much (serves us right for leaving it so late for an August Bank Holiday weekend wedding!) so we missed…

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A Laid Back Abel’s Harp Wedding Video

a bride and groom walk and smile with a golden hour liht surrounding them during their wedding evening outside Abel's Harp

Kelly and Peter’s Abel’s Harp wedding in Shrewsbury was the perfect balance of fun and laid back. The rain held off long enough to allow them the outdoor ceremony on top of the hill (with views to die for!), they had afternoon tea planned for guests instead of the traditional wedding breakfast and even had the kids involved with fun entertainment from a magician to outdoor games and in picking which Minion made which buttonhole and corsage! Want to see…

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Katie & Iain’s Thornton Hall Wedding Video

a bride and groom are showered in biodegradable pink and white confetti outside Saviours church in Oxton Wirral for their wedding video

Filming weddings in the Wirral will always have a special place in my heart as it’s where Lee and I got married nearly 9 years ago. But this is all about Katie and Iain! This wedding saw me head over to see Katie at her parents stunning family home in Prenton to hang out with her family and girls. My assistant Paul head over to see Iain and his groomsman nearby in Birkenhead. It was a brilliant contrast of glamourous…

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Hanging Out With The Broadbents – Family Video and Photography

a little boy screws up his face as he tried watermelon for the first time after his dinner at home with his parents for a family shoot

“Aww Charlene I’m in floods of tears over here!! Thank you so much, it’s more than I could ever imagine. I love that we’ve now got a video and photos to keep forever of my boy at this fun age!! They’re amazing!!! Absolutely fantastic, thanks so much for sending them through!! I’m so glad you came round to capture our daily life, such lovely memories now to keep.” Sarah We know I love a wedding and I adore my couples.…

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I Wanna Grow Old With You – Archie’s Christening Video

a mum makes her baby boy laugh as dad holds him in his nursery

Maria and Tommy may look familiar. It could be that you’ve seen them perform somewhere (Maria is starring as the lead in The Wedding Singer at her local theatre soon!!!!) or you may recognise them from one of my previous wedding videos…or maybe they’ve kindly shared this and you actually know them. Lucky you! This time they have a very special little person starring alongside them in his very own movie. His name is Archie and this video is all…

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A Rustic Vintage Inspired Woolton and Cheshire Wedding Video

a bride and groom laugh with the photographer and videographer stood on the back of their vintage red london bus for photos in liverpool

From the moment I arrived at Kim’s cute cottage in Tarbock Green I knew this was going to be a super stylish and fun wedding to film… Kim was getting ready at home with her girls. Caitlin Helsby was on hand creating their stunning summer make-up looks and Sophie Rochford made their hair look incredible (how gorgeous is Kimberley’s crystal hair vine by the way?). You may also spot Kim wearing a white face mask at one point, it was…

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A Summer Lakeside Marquee Wedding Video in the Wirral

“Thanks once again for everything you’ve done for us throughout the entire build up, the day and everything since. Before we met you we were literally 50/50 on whether we wanted a videographer and I think its safe to say its easily the best decision we made.” Laura & Alex (and this was before they even had their wedding video!) Of all the years and gorgeous weddings I have filmed at Thornton Manor in the Wirral I was excited to…

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Best Friends – A Burscough Wedding Video

the bride laughs and ducks down as guests shower them in natural flower confetti outside their church in burscough

Believe it or not, some people won’t film their friends weddings. Me, I LOVE it. I get to be in all the action, blend in even more so than normal, capture really natural moments because they forget I came with a camera and get to chat to my friends as I work. I guess it helps that I love my work and love the fact that they want little ol’ me to film it for them! Well, this is the…

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Aussie Sunshine In Cheshire – Styal Lodge Wedding Video

the kiss from the bottom of the aisle at Styal Lodge in Cheshire

A gorgeous summer wedding day at the beautiful Styal Lodge, lots of laughter, hugs, stunning venue styling, dapper groomsmen and I’m sure Katy and Dean will want me to mention those sleeves… This really was the perfect wedding, and I have to be honest and say I knew it would be from the moment they booked! Katy and Dean’s story of how they met is very similar to mine and Lee’s, so they obviously love an unusual ‘how we first…

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A English Bangladeshi Spring Wedding Video

the bangladeshi wedding saree in red looks vibrant in the bright sunshine for the wedding video. The bride and groom are holding hands

On a gloriously sunny day I had the pleasure of being the videographer at Jennifer and Nazar’s very colourful and cultural wedding over in Churchtown. It was then on to The Bold Hotel on the famous Lord Street in Southport (famous for it’s grade listed Victorian arcade and boulevard). It’s surprisingly rare I get to do a local wedding so when Jennifer contacted me to chat about her wedding in Southport it was wonderful to already know the locations she…

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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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"We watched the film about 4 times back to back on Wednesday night and again tonight. I haven't emailed before now because I was looking for the right words.... and I'm still not sure I… (Read more)" Gemma and Ian