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A Simple and Relaxed Wedding Video Package

Seeds of doubt set by well meaning friends telling you how much they love theirs or how much they went on to regret not having one. Or the thought of having one makes you cringe a little but it’s that ‘what if’ worry that keeps bringing you back… I’m talking last minute ‘wedding video’ worries. Wouldn’t it be nice to have something to show off the day to people who couldn’t be there? Not only the guests who couldn’t make…

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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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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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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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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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Meet the Wedding 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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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 wedding highlights video being a tad cheesy, because lets not forget it was the first ever…

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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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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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Father’s Day Family Film

Father’s Day is a wonderful time (excuse) to celebrate the awesome Daddies and I love to do something personal for Lee (when I can fit it in between weddings!). Whether it’s a handmade card (and this year Paisley has actually helped do it, no faking a scribble signature haha) or a little crafty thing we’ve made together. Even a homemade bake, Paisley LOVES baking. Every year I put a bit of pressure on myself to do a little film to…

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The 7 Year Wedding Itch – Wedding Videography Milestone!

This week a little reminder popped up on my phone. Love Gets Sweeter Wedding Films Anniversary, 7 years. Firstly, oops…I’ve obviously been a little preoccupied with all my new website re-branding and getting ready for the launch that I’d not even registered that such a big date was coming up. Secondly, how great are online calendars? Thank you Google! So yes, Love Gets Sweeter celebrates 7 wonderful years of business in the wedding industry. 7 years of film making, filming…

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New For Love in 2017 – Wedding Videographer Ormskirk

Love Gets Sweeter Wedding Films will celebrate 7 years of creating beautiful wedding films (or wedding videos as some like to call them) this year. Still sounds crazy. 7 years! Am I getting old…? So what’s new for Love Gets Sweeter in 2017? This year looks like one of the best yet with some very excited newly engaged couples booked in and, as always, some who came to us through recommendations (which I LOVE)! We’re over in Corwen (Wales), Stone,…

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A Classic West Tower Wedding Video

Helen and David’s classic red and white wedding at Dalton Church, followed by a reception at West Tower in Aughton (near Ormskirk) really was a pleasure to be part of. The day started with the girls getting ready together while the dark clouds loomed overhead and threatened rain. The rain arrived soon enough but it didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits. They say it brings luck on a wedding day as after all a wet knot is harder to untie than a…

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Save The Date – Engagement Videos

It’s time to Save The Date! To tell everyone about your engagement!The wedding planning can now commence and the excitement can start… You have finally narrowed down the ‘chosen ones’ who will be invited to your wedding day. This calls for the traditional ‘Save The Date’ but what do you send when you don’t want it too formal? I guess tradition states a simple paper invite in the styling of your soon to be wedding stationary, maybe something a bit…

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A Lovely Local Burscough Wedding Video

Live, Love, Laughter were the words used by this Bride and Groom as a theme to their day and it really was a wedding filled with these three things. The Groom, Andrew (Simo), is actually a good friend of my Husbands through their love of Burscough Richmond FC-and, it turns out, a love of Heinz Tomato Ketchup-and I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Emma, the Bride, over the years too as I’ve gotten to know everyone here after…

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Bride and Groom cuddle and laugh for the wedding photographer outside the striking black and white tudor style wall at the Hillbark Hotel in the Wirral

A Hillbark Wedding Photography Reshoot

I cannot believe it’s been a year since we got to ‘re-shoot’ our wedding day with our favourite wedding photographers! Evie and Jamie at Chapter Photography wanted us to have some images that we’d love after finding out all about our awful experience with our wedding photographer. We didn’t just want any old pictures in any random place though. We wanted professional wedding photos at our stunning wedding venue in the Wirral, The Hillbark Hotel! They didn’t disappoint and we…

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bride in Stewart Parvin wedding gown with her bridesmaids in two bird pink bridesmaid dresses watching the cute flower girl help under the brides dress at thornton manor in the wirral

Childhood Sweethearts Wirral Wedding Video

The Wirral really is one of the BEST places in the Northwest (that and Liverpool, and the Lakes…and Lancashire…I just love the North really haha). We were actually lucky enough to get married in the Wirral ourselves, at the historical Hillbark Hotel in Frankby (you can see my Wirral wedding video here)! But enough about me… I’ve been eager to share this wedding with you as it really is beautiful, gorgeous and romantic in so many ways and I’m pretty…

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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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Should I Have A Wedding Videographer?

Should I have a wedding videographer and wedding video or get my friend/uncle/brother/friend of a friend do it…? It’s a hugely common question I hear online and it’s even a question we asked ourselves during our own wedding planning! Being a wedding videographer and all that, kinda biased now huh? But I totally get the attraction of considering ‘cheaper’ options or even easier ones if you’re unsure on having one in the first place! If you’ve read my ‘About Me’…

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