Love Gets Sweeter

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 Woolton and Cheshire Wedding Video

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

Best Friends – A Burscough Wedding Video

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

A English Bangladeshi Spring Wedding Video

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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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 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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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

Handy Tips For Taking Your Own Family Photos

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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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

An Exciting New Family Project…

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

PV Social -Photographer Videographer Leeds Workshop

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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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

8 Years Since My First Wedding Video…

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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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 Ideas and Tips For 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, 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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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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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 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

On The 7th Solo 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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