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a full dance floor at a wedding reception at Inglewood manor

How a Wedding Band Will Add Magic to Your Wedding

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

A Laid Back Abel’s Harp Wedding Video

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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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

Hanging Out With The Broadbents – Family Video and Photography

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

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

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

A Rustic Vintage Inspired Liverpool and Cheshire Wedding Video

With stunning vintage and rustic inspired styling and real attention to detail, this really was a Pinterest worthy wedding. 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. And, of course, being at home surrounded by her best girls would make the perfect relaxed start to her wedding day! With a church ceremony in Woolton (Liverpool) and a wedding reception over at…

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

Aussie Sunshine In Cheshire – Styal Lodge Wedding Video

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

Cuddles and Cuteness – Family Photography So Far

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 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

A Spring April Showers Wedding Video in Grasmere

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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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

Ideas and Tips For Planning Your Winter Wedding

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 in our family home in Lancashire, 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 all over the UK and particularly in the North West with all our cosy and romantic countryside venues and I can totally see the appeal, even…

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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

Do You Remember Your First Wedding?

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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The bride throws her head back and laughs at the Groom during their fun and intimate wedding ceremony at Nunsmere Hall

A Boxing Day Winter 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 Bridals Show at the Royal Liver Building in Liverpools advert for their spring 2018 fair

The Venue Royal Liver Building- Bridal Show Liverpool

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

A Fun Toy Story Themed On The 7th Salford Wedding Video

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

6 Romantic Winter Wedding Planning Ideas

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

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

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

Fun on the Yorkshire Farm- A Wedding Video

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

Learn From Our Wedding Mistakes – 8 Years on!

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 from a professional wedding videographer in Lancashire

Top 5 Tips for the Perfect Wedding Day!

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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