female videographer at love gets sweeter wedding films laughing with the bride on the morning of the wedding at mottram hall

Is Video Really The BEST Way To Promote My Business?

92 percent of mobile video viewers share videos with others. That’s an actual fact! Video content is becoming more and more popular and people are spending longer online watching all this wonderful video content. Can you imagine if that was your work? Your video getting shared online? Imagine if it was actually a good one though? Not one you feel embarrassed to share… Is Video Really The BEST Way To Promote My Business? Well it is if it’s one people…

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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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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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8 Years Since My First Wedding Video…

How did this happen??? 8 AMAZING YEARS of being a wedding videographer! 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…

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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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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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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 warm 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. The venues in the north west are renown for having incredible colours in their gardens. Maybe all this additional rain we get up north mean…

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Bride and Grooms having a kiss on their wedding day celebrating national kissing day with love gets sweeter wedding videography quoting gone with the wind and celebrating weddings in Lancashire

National Kissing Day – Weddings!

“You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.” If you don’t know already, 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 my kitchen and a card in my office! Well I just had to do a little something to celebrate National Kissing Day didn’t I? With being a wedding videographer and filming so many beautiful weddings…

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

Awesome Wedding Photographers in Lancashire, Manchester and Cheshire

Today I thought I’d share a few links to some of my favourite AWESOME wedding photographers from around Lancashire, Manchester and Cheshire. I’ve had the pleasure of working with so many over the last few years. 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! So for now here are a few from the last year! I know for a lot…

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A Glam Oldham Wedding

I have filmed a wedding at The Saddleworth Hotel near Oldham before (you can see Kate and William’s wedding here) but this time the lovely couple were saying their vows in their local church, Thornham St James before heading in to the moors to their reception venue. Complete with a stunning wedding dress, a LOT of luxury sports cars and a glamorous wedding reception… [reveal heading=”%image% Click here to read more and see their wedding highlights film”] I met Samantha…

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A Sunny Sandhole Barn Wedding

Sandhole Oak Barn is a beautiful oak barn set overlooking a lake in the Cheshire countryside. It was the perfect setting for this laid-back wedding with some incredible hand-made touches. [reveal heading=”%image% Click here to read more and see their wedding highlights film”] Hannah and Trevor’s excitement for their own day was infectious and I couldn’t wait to film their day, as well as meet their dog Dora! When I arrived I couldn’t help but have a nosey at the…

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Caroline Castigliano and Lace Bridal

When I was asked if I fancied filming an event showcasing Caroline Castigliano’s new 2014 collection (thank you Martin Hambleton for putting me forward) I nearly fell off my chair! I have admired her stunning gowns since I was a young girl, staring up at her Nottingham boutiques window all those years ago. Sadly on my own wedding day I couldn’t stretch the budget enough to own my own but boy did this make up for it (all I need…

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a still from the wedding video of the Bride and Groom bright pink confetti shot Deanwater Hotel Manchester Stockport Cheshire wedding

A Sunny Manchester Wedding Video

Manchester isn’t known for it’s sunshine, in fact it’s quite the opposite, so I was super excited to see the sun shine brightly in the bright blue sky as I travelled to meet Shelly (the bride) who was getting ready at The MacDonald Manchester Hotel and Spa to video her wedding in Manchester Town Hall. Shelly and Chris said their vows at the stunning Manchester Town Hall. This was my first time inside this historical building right in the heart…

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My Boudoir Pin Up Photography Promo

This blog is all about My Boudoir, my experience with Nicola and also a little Behind The Scenes glimpse with the help of her very own promotional video to show off how awesome she really is! I’m sure anyone who either knows me or has been following this wedding blog will know I have a soft spot for My Boudoir photography and the very talented Nicola Grimshaw-Mitchell. She’s now one of the leading pin up and boudoir photographers in the UK…

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Erica Stacey Wedding Designer Promo Video

Back in January not only did I get to showcase our work at the prestigious Wedding Link Tatton Wedding Show but I also finally got to meet Erica Stacey and her team! I’d spent a while chatting with them on Twitter, as I do with quite a few North West wedding suppliers, so it was great to finally meet them in person. I fell completely head over heels for Erica’s designs (and even Erica Stacey, Terry and Jan, they’re so…

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Shelly and Chris Goggins real wedding feature in Bride magazine Cheshire Lancashire Deanwater Hotel Manchester Town Hall wedding talking about how much they loved their wedding video by love gets sweeter

Wedding Magazine Inspiration

I remember when I started my wedding planning and the first thing I did was buy a nice collection of wedding magazine. There’s nothing more exciting than cutting out all those stunning images and building up a picture of your ideal wedding. I actually still have my original mood board, I just couldn’t bear to throw it away! Because I remember that feeling of being inspired by real weddings and gorgeous inspiration shoots I really enjoy being part of wedding…

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Wedding Photographer or Videographer, or both?

It was when I saw my own wedding photographer roll his eyes at the mere mention of people filming our day that I started to wonder what the issue was with wedding photographers and videographers working together. How sad, I thought. Why on earth would he be so obvious about his dislike for a film crew when he’s never even met my guys before, let alone worked with them? But after a little research and asking a few of my…

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