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Love Gets Sweeter are passionate about creating personal and unique wedding films for every couple that book us to capture their wedding. I’m so proud of every film we create that after the couple have shown it off to their family and friends I like to show it off on here too! The Love Gets Sweeter Blog is full of real weddings from all over the UK as well as wedding supplier recommendations and a few wedding tips that I pick up along the way!

This wedding videography blog really shows off the Love Gets Sweeter style and if you stay a while you may even get a feel for what I am like (which is handy if I’m the person you choose to spend the day with, filming your wedding)! My names Charlene and, as well as filming your day, I also edit every single film for that added personal touch. Do have a look around and if you have any questions or would like to know a bit more about what we do then do get in touch!

A Romantic Abbeywood Wedding

When I met Michelle and Mike for the first time at my Burscough home I was just so excited about their wedding. Not only were they just a really, really nice couple (like, really) they were also getting married at an incredible venue called Abbeywood Estate and Gardens in Delamere forest, Cheshire! Having grown up in Nottingham and enjoyed numerous trips to Sherwood Forest I knew I’d be in my element!

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The weather was on our side and stayed try the whole day. As the guys got ready on site at Abbeywood the girls stayed down the road at a local farm house and holiday cottage, Linmere Moss Farm. It always feels like you have all the time in the world getting ready in the morning but it does end up running away with you and soon I was ferrying the bridesmaids to the venue while Michelle had her make-up finished off by Hollie Sadler (turns out taxi’s in Delamere aren’t very reliable!). The guys were soon ready and getting little Alex, their son, dressed in his mini groomsman outfit. They headed over to the impressive glasshouse to greet the guests and wait nervously for the bridal party. Michelle was soon ready and opening up all her lovely gifts from her bridesmaids and her soon to be husband and then we were ushered out of the Abbeywood cottage and down through the forest towards the glasshouse for the ceremony.

As always I was drawn in to the ceremony and watching their happy faces as they said their vows and soon they were announced back down the aisle as husband and wife!

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Guests were then directed to the beautiful landscaped gardens at the back of Abbeywood Estate before the couple joined them for some canapes and photos. Amy Faith then helped them sneak away from their guests so they could enjoy some couple time and capture some gorgeous photographs of just the two of them. Michelle was a pro knowing how to pose! Mike wasn’t too bad either…

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Mr and Mrs Johnson were warmly welcomed by their guests as the wedding breakfast started. The menu looked mouthwatering and we had the pleasure of even having some of the soup ourselves (seriously delicious, thank you Michelle and Mike..and the staff at Abbeywood!). The meal was swiftly followed by the speeches and they were full of heart-warming and funny stories about the couple.

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Then it was time for the evening guests to arrive and for the newly-weds to take to the dance floor for their cake cutting and first dance. They were then joined by their family who sang along to the Oasis track before we headed off to leave them all enjoying their evening.

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This really was a gorgeous wedding. I know it’s easy to say that as all my weddings are amazing in their own way, I’m just really pleased they picked me to film it for them and just loved watching their film over and over! It really has been a pleasure!

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Wedding Venue – AbbeyWood Estate and Gardens, Delamere Forest, Cheshire
Wedding Co-ordinator – Heather, Abbeywood Estate.
Wedding Photographer – Amy Faith Photography
Hair and Make-up – Hollie Sadler
Wedding Cake – Lemoncake Studios
Wedding Stationary – Devlin Designs

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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…

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I met Samantha and Adam at The Wedding Fairs North West show at Event City and was so pleased when they popped back over and asked me to save their date. Soon we were finalising all their wedding plans for the big day and I was really looking forward to filming the day itself…

The day didn’t start great with weather reports informing us of heavy rain showers for most of the day. It didn’t stop the girls from dressing all summery and enjoying some fruit and champagne while getting their hair and make-up done. The boys were super keen and pretty much dressed when Lee arrived to film them so they just waited for the rest of the Ushers to turn up with their cars to get them to the church on time…

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The rain didn’t falter and so guests hurried inside the church to await the arrival of the bridal party. The Groom was either super relaxed or hiding his nerves well as he chatted with his best man at the front of the church (although I did need to come to the rescue with a few tissues to mop their brows and clammy hands…). Samantha was soon being helped out of her Rolls Royce and all the bridesmaids and drivers helped get her to the church door without her dress even faintly brushing the ground.

The service was lovely to watch, as well as funny at times when Adam was a little eager with his lines, and soon they were pronounced husband and wife and whisked away in The Saddleworth Hotel’s Rolls to enjoy a scenic drive of the Castleshaw Valley. Thankfully the rain clouds had lifted and the couple arrived to a slightly drier reception…

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After mingling with guests and enjoying some canapes their photographers, Pixies in the Cellar, got everyone outside to do a few formal family group shots before sneaking them off to have a little couples shoot. They clearly enjoyed having the time alone and couldn’t stop stealing a few kisses, though it’s always nice like that as they need no direction from the photographer to look all ‘in love’!

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The couple were then welcomed in to the wedding breakfast with loud cheers before tucking in to their 3 course meal. Speeches took place after the food and the Father of the Bride even had everyone standing and singing along to one of their favourite songs.

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Before we knew it it was time for the first dance and they’d picked the ever so gorgeous KCi & JoJo (I used to LOVE this at college). Guests soon joined in and we nipped around filming some of the dance moves on show…

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You can see Pixie in the Cellar’s photographs from their wedding by following this link http://www.pixiesinthecellar.co.uk/2014/08/sports-cars-saddleworth-hotel-glitz-glitz-glitz.html

Wedding Church Ceremony – Thornham St James Church, Oldham
Wedding Reception – The Saddleworth Hotel, Oldham
Wedding Photographers – Pixies in the Cellar,

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A Knowsley Hall Scorcher

Wow. Just wow. Katy and Tony’s wedding day over in the Wirral and Merseyside was one of my favourites to be a part of. I honestly felt so honoured to be there capturing the day as it unfolded and was made to feel like a dear friend by all of the lovely wedding party.

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I had met Katy and her lovely Bridesmaid at The Wedding Fair’s North West show in Manchester (she’d initially spoke to my Husband, who somehow managed to put his foot in it in the most hilarious manner but that’s another story…) and when she came back to confirm she wanted to book me I was over the moon! Not only was it at a venue I’ve always wanted to film at, the magnificent Knowsley Hall, but she was also such a sweetheart and had an amazing team of suppliers already in place it was like my perfect wedding!

As we’d all hoped, the day started with glorious sunshine and everyone was in high spirits because of it. I started by filming Katy having her make-up and hair perfected by Phoebe at Flossy & Leigh while Lee arrived at the chaos at the boys house (turns out all the skills Lee has picked up over the years at weddings certainly paid off here as Tony need lots of help with all those wedding-y things like ties and button holes!). They’d held off on opening gifts until we arrived as I’m so glad they did as their reactions were priceless!

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Soon everyone was getting dressed at the girls house while the boys piled in to their wedding cars to head to the church. Katy wowed everyone as she stepped out on to the stairs to show off her finished bridal look and even her Dad was lost for words, she looked incredible!

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We were soon at the church and gasps could be heard all round as Katy started her walk down the aisle. Tony was obviously impressed and stood with his mouth open for most of it! The adorable couple stole little glances throughout the ceremony and they didn’t stop smiling throughout, it really is so lovely to watch when couples are just soooo in love like that.

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Mr and Mrs McWilliam were then announced to their guests as they made their walk down the aisle as husband and wife in to the glorious sunshine that awaited them outside. Guests showered them with confetti before making the journey over Knowsley Hall to await the arrival of the bride and groom. They were welcomed by the soulful tones of the incredible Sense of Sound choir and some refreshing welcome drinks and spent the next hour enjoying the sunshine in the gardens of Knowsley Hall.

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Even I was stopped in my tracks as I walked in to the reception room to see all the wedding breakfast set up after some amazing styling by Red Floral Architecture. It really is an amazing space and takes your breath away. The guests were the same as they made their way to their seats. Katy and Tony were announced in to the room through the huge wooden doors and danced their way to the top table. After enjoying a sumptuous meal guests were then entertained with 3 brilliant wedding speeches. I still laugh when I think of Tony telling the story of his Mum’s cat…I think if I can edit it down then that will have to be in their feature film!

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Flossy & Leigh then worked their magic and gave Katy a whole new evening look before she took to the dancefloor with her new husband. They danced to our wedding song and if you listen closely to my husband’s camera during the filming of the first dance you can even hear him singing away to One Day Like This…

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Wedding Church Ceremony – St Nicholas Church, Newport Avenue, Wallasey.
Wedding Reception Venue – Knowsley Hall Estate, Prescot, Merseyside
Co-ordinators – Wayne, Lesley and Mat at Knowsley Hall
Hair and Make-up – Flossy & Leigh
Wedding Photographer – Jaine Briscoe-Price, Cheshire
Reception Choir – Sense of Sound, Liverpool
Solo artist – Jade Sings
Evening band – Tonight Let’s Party
Wedding Florist and venue dresser – Red Floral Architecture

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An Amazing Aberdeenshire Wedding

Sarah and Doug were married at the historic Drum Castle in Drumoak, Aberdeen & Grampian, and held their wedding reception at The Palm Court Hotel, Aberdeen.

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I’ve always been a huge fan of Scotland ever since my first ever wedding in the Scottish Highlands way back in 2010 (you can see that wedding film here). When Sarah called me I was instantly giddy with excitement. I was so pleased when she confirmed she wanted to book and spent the next few months chatting over email about all the lovely plans they had for their wedding day.

We enjoyed an amazingly relaxed journey from sunny Lancashire up to Aberdeen the night before the wedding and awoke to a traditional Scottish breakfast at the hotel. I was soon heading over to the coast to film Sarah and her girls getting ready and even helping out with making perfect bows on the flower girls dresses and even helping with her Uncles kilt…

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The guys even got a little bit of help and my husband stepped in to iron shirts and show them a good trick to open a beer bottle without a bottle opener…

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We were soon all arriving at Drum Castle (some a bit later than others so thank god the Bride was running a little late too) and guests packed in to the tiny little chapel to await the bridal party. The rain held back just enough to allow the bride to arrive in style in her vintage VW camper van before they made the short walk up the winding path to the chapel. The intimate ceremony was full of lovely moments, including a really sweet reading from one of their daughters before the couple were pronounced husband and wife to a rapturous applause.

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Family group photos took place on the castle lawns as they enjoyed champagne and strawberries before Sarah and Doug headed up the castle tower to get some romantic photographs. Kris, the co-ordinator at Drum, informed us that they were the first bride and groom to be up there!

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Guests were treated to the sound of bagpipes as they arrived at The Palm Court Hotel before they gathered around to cheer the arrival of the happy couple. Speeches were before the meal and had everyone in stitches, including us, though I’m not sure the Groom was too happy about all the stories the Best Men shared!

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The happy couple were then invited to the dance floor to cut their cake and then enjoy their first dance as husband and wife before their band kicked off the evening with some classic rock tracks!

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Wedding Ceremony – Drum Castle Garden and Estate, Drumoak, Aberdeen & Grampian
Wedding Reception Venue: Palm Court Hotel, Aberdeen
Wedding Photographer: Neal Murray, Aberdeen
Florist: Kim Dalgleish, Aberdeen
Campervan: Dubz in Glasgow

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A Carlton Tower Wedding

This was the wedding to beat all weddings! When I met Becki and her Mum at The Wedding Fair North West in Manchester I just loved listening to them tell me about all the amazing things they had planned for Becki and Rob’s wedding at Carlton Towers, Yorkshire. From having Red Floral Architecture doing the flowers and table dressing to Howard Wing entertaining during the meal and obviously the stunning wedding venue itself…I had everything crossed they’d love me enough to book me as well!

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The day was soon upon us and we made the drive from Lancashire over to north Yorkshire to the incredible 17th century Carlton Towers. The sun was beating down on us as we arrived and I soon got to work filming Flossy and Leigh working their magic on the girls. I love being there for this part of the day as everyone is giddy with excitement and there’s a real buzz in the air! Before Becki went to get her amazing Terri Fox wedding dress on we waited to see Rob arrive in his helicopter! Rob was ever so excited to get in to his wedding transport as you can see in the film!

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The nerves really picked up as Becki added her finishing touches and let the bridesmaids come and see her. I love seeing everyone’s reactions to the bride just before she leaves to meet her groom. Dad’s reaction didn’t disappoint either and he had us all holding back the tears!

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Wedding ceremonies are always full of emotion but Rob couldn’t hold back the tears any more once he saw his stunning bride walk down the aisle. They spent the whole time grinning at each other and it really was heart-warming to watch! After they signed the register they actually danced back down the aisle to the track I used for their wedding highlights film, right then I knew it was ‘the one’!

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Sunglasses were at the ready as the guests made their way outside to sample the porn-star Martini’s and listen to a little bit of sax. The bride and groom were whisked away with some of their family in the helicopter while guests waved from the the gardens before heading back from some photos in the sunshine.

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I knew the wedding breakfast would be non stop as Howard Wing was their entertainment (I’d filmed Howard Wing at a previous wedding last year at The Ashes, you can see that here) and I couldn’t wait to see what he’d have the guests doing at this wedding! I’m sure you can tell from the film that everyone loved him and everyone got involved…

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The speeches were wonderful, lots of fighting back tears and lots of laughs…especially when the Best Man managed to spell something wrong on one of his sheets…

In the evening Becki had her make up touch ups before heading out to get a huge group shot on the stairs with all their sparklers. We then headed in to watch them do their first dance before everyone joined them on the dance-floor to party the night away…

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Wedding Venue – Carlton Towers, Yorkshire

Wedding Entertainment – Howard Wing

Venue Dresser – Red floral Architecture

Wedding Photographer – Chris chambers

Hair & Make-up – Flossy and Leigh

Sax Player – Calvin Harris

Helicopter Wedding Transport – Scott Helijet Aviation

Wedding Dress – Love bridal boutique (Terry Fox dress designer)

Gents Morning Suits – Slaters Bolton

Invitations and venue stationery – Brides little helper

Shoes – Jimmy Choo Bond street London

Wedding cake —– cakes by design Kelly

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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. Hannah and Trevors Wedding1watermarked

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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 guys setting up the barn with all the lovely paper pom poms and THAT cake table…wow! But my job was to capture the bride getting ready so I headed over to one of the small barns and watched Hannah get transformed in to a stunning bride by make-up artist Sarah Green. Hannah and Trevors Wedding1 Hannah and Trevors Wedding2 Hannah and Trevors Wedding3 The boys were soon getting in to their wedding attire (and the Groom showed off his amazing gold shoes) and having photos taken outside in the sunshine. The girls made their way to another part of the farm to get Hannah in to her amazing wedding dress (I just loved the detailing in the top, just gorgeous). The bride was greeted by her two page boys before she made the walk down the aisle to her handsome groom and soon they were pronounced husband and wife! Hannah and Trevors Wedding4 Hannah and Trevors Wedding5 Hannah and Trevors Wedding6 Hannah and Trevors Wedding7 Hannah and Trevors Wedding8 Hannah and Trevors Wedding9 Hannah and Trevors Wedding10 Hannah and Trevors Wedding11 Hannah and Trevors Wedding12 Hannah and Trevors Wedding13 Hannah and Trevors Wedding14 Hannah and Trevors Wedding15 Hannah and Trevors Wedding16 Their photographer, Hannah Donrnford-May (HDM), soon got everyone organised for their main group shot before the couple were whisked away to enjoy some couple photos with their dog Dora. We then made our way back to get a few family group shots as well as capturing the Up! style balloon release (where guests wrote a message on a luggage tag, tied it to the balloon and they were all released together which I thought was a lovely idea). Hannah and Trevors Wedding17 Hannah and Trevors Wedding18 Hannah and Trevors Wedding20 Hannah and Trevors Wedding21 Speeches were before the wedding breakfast and the bride and groom did a joint one before speaking individually to thank their families and each other. The best man then did a brilliant speech that involved a bit of singing with a little bit of help from their friends… Hannah and Trevors Wedding22 Hannah and Trevors Wedding23 Hannah and Trevors Wedding24 Hannah and Trevors Wedding25 Hannah and Trevors Wedding26 Guests enjoyed the home-made cake table before heading out on to the terrace to watch a group of air balloons pass over the lake. A caricaturist and balloon modeller kept the children (and some adults) entertained while the quiz sheets were marked by the groom! We were then treated to a romantic first dance before their band, The Warning Tones, really kicked off the evening. Hannah and Trevors Wedding27 Hannah and Trevors Wedding2watermarked

I had an amazing day filming Hannah and Trevor’s wedding and I am so pleased they picked me to capture their day. When I sent them their Highlights film they were still enjoying their honeymoon so I thought I’d have to be patient to await a response but I didn’t have to wait long…

“Aaah!! We love it sooo much!!!!! I’ve been excitedly waiting for your email! And we’re just packing up our stuff to come home tomorrow and there it was! It’s amazing, we are so so happy with it, can’t stop watching it! Absolutely made up that you chose that song it’s one of our favourites! Can’t wait for the full length film now!! Hope you are well. Married life is treating us well thank you, had a fab honeymoon, gone too fast though! Thanks again, you’ve done a fab job and we excitedly await the feature length!! Hannah & Trev :D

Wedding Venue – Sandhole Oak Barn, Cheshire Wedding Caterer – TopTable

Wedding Photographer – Hannah Dornford-May

Pianist – Ed Alexander

Wedding Band – The Warning Tones

Florist – Trev’s Mum (Irene) Balloon release – Lisa at Daisydoos

Wedding Cake – Lisa at Cheshire Cake Design

Cake of cheese – Liverpool Cheese Company

Caricaturist – Mickey Toones

Balloon modeller – Martin at Balloonimals

Uplighters – Paul Hill

Make up artist – Sarah Green

Dog Kennel – Fields Farm, Congleton 01260224221

Dress – Bride Childwall Fiveways L15 6XS, 0151 345 0747

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Mitton Hall Fun Filled Wedding

I honestly mean it when I say every wedding of mine holds a special place in my heart but this one…this really was on another level and so ridiculously special I knew I wouldn’t be in any fit state to actually film it myself. Plus, I don’t think having a camera strapped to me as I walk down the aisle is the best idea! This bride is my very beautiful Sister in law, Keri. She married the man of her dreams (Tom, if you were wondering) at Mitton Hall, Clitheroe. I was very (VERY) happy to have been asked to be her Maid of Honour and early on we agreed that she wanted me to do her wedding film, just like I did my own-no pressure…

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After all the meticulous planning (and epic 4 page schedule for my camera assistants) I still ended up filming a little in the morning! Even Mick Cookson, their wedding photographer and lovely wedding friend of mine, gave a little tut when he spotted me filming Keri open her presents in the morning! But it wasn’t long before Scott and Leighton arrived to take hold of the reigns and I was able to enjoy being a real maid of honour (that means pouring lots of champagne and keeping the bride happy with an awesome playlist and food…lots of food!). Phoebe and Amy at Flossy and Leigh were the professional make-up and hair ladies chosen to make myself, Keri and her Mum look radiant while Mick snapped away. The boys got ready at the other side of Mitton Hall and even found time for a bit of scrabble in the main hall before they got dressed. The morning really did fly by and after lots of tears (mainly by me after I opened the gift I’d been given) the bridesmaids arrived and it was time to get Keri in to that amazing Stewart Parvin wedding dress with the lace jacket. I think her Dad liked it as he got all wobbly lipped as he stepped in to the room!

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The guests were seated and their bags and cameras were ‘stowed’ (in keeping with the travel theme but they also wanted guests to enjoy the moment and not snap away) and it was soon time to make that long walk down the aisle. I loved watching this back, they both looked fit to burst with excitement and nerves! Tom had even planned an amazing surprise for Keri and had asked her Grandad to be the ring bearer, cue lots more tears, and then the poor registrar under all that pressure dropped Tom’s ring as Keri said her declarations…oops! Mr and Mrs Lincoln were then pronounced husband and wife and left the room to a raucous applause…

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My poor husband didn’t take to the usher duties very well and Mick tried to sub him as they attempted to organise the group shots knowing only one side of the family well. There was even time for a quick selfie before I walked their dog Marvin out to the gardens with them for their couples portraits.

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The reception room looked amazing (they had just finished the big renovation the day before) as the sun shone through the windows, just in time for their friend Andy to sing them both in to the room to Ho Hey. Now, this had been a nightmare in the run up to the day as both Keri and Tom had asked Andy to sing that as a surprise to the other! So to make it extra special Keri then got up and sang the song with Andy much to the delight of all the guests (she has an amazing voice, cue more tears). The singing wasn’t just left to Keri though as during the speeches Tom dropped a little bit of the Fresh Prince during his! The speeches were brilliant (and that says a lot coming from someone who hears them a lot) and even included a few props and some inappropriate jokes from the father of the bride!

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The evening had even more surprises planned so I took on the role of wedding coordinator and tried to make sure all the suppliers were clued up on where to be! First we had a waltz for the ballroom dancing parents, then a very sweet father and daughter dance and finally the first dance as Mr and Mrs Lincoln. I’d played a part in mixing the track and couldn’t wait to see everyones reaction. It went down amazingly and soon we were all rushing on to the dancefloor to celebrate with them to Rudimental’s Feel The Love. It wasn’t quite over yet though as the hen do ladies had a little flash mob up their sleeve and it’s safe to say that no-one was expecting that…DiJay Ben did an amazing job of getting everyone nearby to experience that and also keep the dance floor rocking the rest of the night!

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You can see Mick Cookson’s wedding blog for Keri and Tom’s wedding here, full of gorgeous photos from their amazing Mitton Hall wedding!

Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue – Mitton Hall, Clitheroe (and a special mention to Dave, he was amazing at the day)
Wedding Photographer – Mick Cookson, Manchester
Wedding Make-up and Hair – Flossy and Leigh
Wedding hair pieces – Eleventh Heaven
Wedding Dress – Stewart Parvin at Aprodite Bridal
Wedding Dress alterations and lace jacket – Moira Browning
Wedding Cakes and Cake Table – La Boheme
Wedding Silk Flowers – Miss Bouquets, Liverpool
Wedding DJ – DiJay Ben, Preston

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A Manchester City Wedding

When I say Manchester City wedding I obviously mean that the setting was the urban setting of the city of Manchester (Manchester Town Hall and Stock Restaurant to be precise) However, the Bride did manage to get her way on the day and so we also made a very quick trip to the Manchester City Etihad stadium (on a match day I may add) so they could get their winning photograph but I just loved the setting for photos inside the historic Manchester Town Hall…

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I started off over at the Brides parents. The champagne was already flowing and the hair and make-up was well under way! My assistant, Scott, was over with the Groom and his entourage being very domestic and getting all their outfits looking their very best! As I always say, the morning flew by so quickly and before we knew it Nina was getting in to her amazing wedding dress and the guys were heading over to Manchester Town Hall to welcome their guests.

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The ceremony was lovely, and in such an amazing setting! Nina and Mike couldn’t stop grinning at each other during the service and the registrar was so knowledgeable he even gave us a brief history lesson about the building! As the bride and groom left the room as husband and wife their wedding photographer (Karen Julia) began arranging the group shots-which are always fun to watch as everyone is just too excited! With those ticked off the list we then took Nina and Mike away from some couple shots inside the Town Hall before scooting off the the Etihad stadium (on a match day I may add) to get a very quick shot of them in the grounds. The staff were lovely and let them through the security gates to get their photos taken! And yes, Mike (the Groom) managed to sneak his Liverpool FC scarf in to the car (and no, I was no wearing it before that happened…honest).

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We then head back through town to get to their city centre reception venue, Stock Restaurant. I have never had the pleasure of visiting here but I was blown away by the decor. We even got treated to the main course and the food was just as amazing!

Speeches began and my heart melted when Nina’s Dad stood up to say a few words. As soon as he started gushing about his beautiful daughter he just couldn’t control his voice breaking. That alone got a lot of laughs and I hope to include a bit of that in their feature film! Both the Groom and Best Man also delivered amazing speeches, heartfelt and funny, and soon they were out in the hall for coffees and making the most of the photo booth that had just been set up!

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In the evening guests were treated to not only the cutting of the cakes (yes, multiple cakes created by the amazing Cheshire Cat Cake Company) and romantic first dance but also to some live music thanks to The Craickers!

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I think you’ll agree, this really was a gorgeous wedding and it was a pleasure to film.

Wedding Civil Ceremony – Manchester Town Hall
Wedding Reception – Stock Restaurant, Manchester
Wedding Co-ordinators – Amel and Alex at Stock
Wedding Photographer – Karen Julia Photography, Manchester
Wedding Cake – Cheshire Cat cake company
Wedding Hair – Red angel
Wedding Make-up – Suzanne showman
Wedding Flowers – Siobhan harkin, Hummingbird Flowers
Wedding Band – The Craickers
Wedding DJ – Floorfillas

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A Very Royal Birkdale Affair

I do love a good wedding venue and I was super excited to hear that Sara and James were planning to hold their wedding reception at the world famous Royal Birkdale Golf Club. I’m not even a golf fan, I just think the setting is pretty breathtaking and so is that sunset…

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Before their wedding myself and their photographer, Evie from Chapter Photography, decided to meet in Formby to chat about their final wedding plans and partake in a little engagement shoot in the dunes. As the weather was so lovely I decided to bring my own camera, do a little filming and create a mini engagement movie. This has gone down so well with some of my couples that we are now offering it as a little extra! You can see Sara and James’s Engagement Film here.

The wedding day came soon enough and we found ourselves right in the middle of all the excitement round at Sara’s parents house in Birkdale. Lots of amazing gifts were exchanged and the parents even treated us to a bit of impromptu dancing in the kitchen (which actually made me well up a little it was so cute). The boys house involved a bit more food and football as they got ready and before we knew it we were all heading to St Joseph’s Church, Southport to await the bride…

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The service was lovely and I could even see Jame’s holding back the tears from the bottom of the aisle. They beamed from ear to ear as they were pronounced husband and wife and left the church to be greeted by their vintage ice cream van to treat all their guests. Soon a lot of messy faces were leaving to make their way to the wedding reception at Royal Birkdale while we sneaked off with the couple to get some fun shots at the Southport fair and pier.

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The sun was really shining as guests made their way up to the wedding breakfast room and to fit in with the high spirits of the day not only did the bridal party dance in to the room to make a real entrance they also Big Entertainment there to get everyone up and dancing in between courses. I even caught James doing Gangnam style at one point…

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Seeing at their wedding had so far been all about dancing and having fun it wasn’t a surprise to hear they had a fun dance planned for their first dance. Guests were wowed with a cute routine to Bruno Mars, Marry You and it looked like they had a lot of fun performing it too…

Wedding Church Ceremony – St Joseph’s Church, Southport
Wedding Reception – Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Birkdale
Wedding photographers – Evie and Jamie at Chapter Photography, Malahide, Ireland

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A Sunny Mere Court Wedding

Well what a difference a day makes at Mere Court Hotel in Cheshire. My last wedding there had torrential rain for most of the day (you can see that wedding here) but the sun shone down from sun rise to sunset at this unbelievably happy wedding! I honestly believe that watching this adorable couple will brighten your day so just sit back and enjoy…

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I had the pleasure of not only working with one of my favourite ever photographer duos, the super talented Evie and Jamie at Chapter Photography, but also got to work with Flossy & Leigh again who were on hand in the morning to do the girls hair and make-up! While Evie and I spent the morning enjoying all the girliness that was happening at Louise’s Mums house the boys were over with Michael and from what I’ve seen it looks like they also had a lot of fun…

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After helping out getting the bridesmaids in their dresses and making sure Louise looked perfect we were off to the church to capture her arrival. The priest had been adamant that he’d be dragging her down the aisle if she was late so they ended up nearly half an hour early, just to be sure! There’s a first for everything…

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The ceremony was beautiful. The priest kept it light-hearted and fun at times and the bride and groom spent most of the service grinning from ear to ear. I loved seeing all of their guests faces too, everyone was just so happy for them and it really was infectious…

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I think the priest realised we weren’t the ‘usual’ types of wedding photographers and videographers and was soon enjoying all the fuss with us when the couple came out to their adoring fans and a shower of pink confetti. It looked so nice them walking out of the church instead of in the road!

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We then all packed up our cars and headed over to Mere Court Hotel to welcome the new Mr and Mrs Rizeakos to their wedding reception. The top came down on the car and guests enjoyed taking lots of pictures of the couple before we whisked them away to get some gorgeous shots of them in the grounds.

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After the group shots we made our way inside and filmed the guests cheering as they welcomed the happy couple in to the wedding breakfast room. It looked amazing with the sparkly backdrop and pretty centrepieces! I loved the speeches too, the perfect blend of funny and sincere.

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Then it was time for the evening reception with the traditional cutting of the cake and the first dance. Louise and Michael had taken the time to learn a few moves for theirs and they looked simply stunning gliding all over the dancefloor…

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Church Ceremony – Our Lady Mount Carmel, Manchester
Wedding Reception Venue – Mere Court Hotel, Knutsford
Wedding Photographer – Chapter Photography
Wedding Hair and Make-up - Flossy and Leigh
Wedding Venue Decorators & Florist – Perfect Weddings
Wedding Cars – Horgans
DJ – Ice Entertainment
Wedding Cupcakes – Andrea Lee

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