wedding film blog

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

Katie & Iain’s Thornton Hall 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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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 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 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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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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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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wandering wings promotional photographs outside a rustic barn with their instruments

Meet the Band – Wandering Wings!

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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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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