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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!

An Elegant and Stylish Lakes Wedding Video

Oh my goodness. I don’t even know where to start with this gorgeous Lake District wedding video.

bride and groom having a kiss in the field by Armathwaite Hall in front of Bassenthwaite Lake for their wedding videographer

I could tell you about how excited I was to hear from the Bride’s Mum who wanted to book (thanks yet again to Siobhan!).

How excited I was to be filming in the Lakes yet again.

How much I was looking forward to working alongside Vicki O’Brian (wedding photographer) or even about how much I fell in love with them after they sent me their awesome dance track music suggestions.

OR, I could let the film do the talking…

Our Bride Jessica was getting ready in the stunning Bridal Suite in the tower at Armathwaite Hall joined by both Mum’s and her bridal party. Not forgetting handsome a little page boy (who took a shine to one one of the Bridesmaids!).

Stephen was getting ready over near Penrith at his parents with his Groomsman. They had fun perfecting their braces and bow ties to match. Looking really dapper in their smart looking black DKNY suits and crisp white shirts.

The clouds were starting to part and really show off the amazing Bassenthwaite lake side scenery over at Armathwaite Hall. I LOVED setting Jess’s dress up in front of that AMAZING window overlooking the lake! I loved it even more seeing Jessica be transformed in the a truly stunning Bride (how amazing is her hair and make-up by Rebecca and Jessica?).

She took everyone’s breathe away.

Pronovias fish tail lace wedding dress hanging in the window of Armathwaite Hall looking out to the lake district

stunning white and blue butterfly Sophia Webster wedding shoes next to the wedding light bow with the wedding date

groom and ushers getting ready in the parents garden under the gazebo on a hot summers day in Penrith

page boy sitting on the knee of a bridesmaid while she gets her hair done at Armathwaite Hall

The bridal suite full of bridal party and the bride having their hair and make up done before the wedding at Armathwaite Hall

the boys laughing in their braces and bow ties for the wedding photographer

wedding hair stylist perfecting the brides hair after she's dressed and before the wedding ceremony

The guys clock watched and pretended not to be nervous standing in front of all their family and friends awaiting the bridal party.

They didn’t have to wait long as Jess couldn’t wait to get down the aisle.

They exchanged wedding rings and said their vows before having their first kiss as official husband and wife. Yey!

Bride and her Mum making their way down the old staircase at Armthawaite Hall for the wedding videographer

bride gives a happy, cheeky smile to her Groom during their wedding ceremony in the lake district

the bride and groom exchange rings in front of the huge windows at armathwaite hall

bride and groom holding hands during their wedding ceremony at armathwaite hall caught on the wedding video

the bride and groom enjoy a kiss after being announced as husband and wife at armathwaite hall in the lakes

Guests were soon ushered out on to the lawns in the glorious sunshine before Vicki started making her way through the list of family group shots.

I like the bits in-between the actual photos, when people don’t think anyone is taking a photo (or filming them do silly things or say something inappropriate haha).

Bride hanging out with her besties and best friends in front of Bassenthwaite Lake

a wide shot of the stunning countryside lake district venue armathwaite hall with the wedding guests outside on the lawn

bride and groom sharing a kiss under the try out of the summer sun

A bride and the groomsman having a fun wedding photo taken with the guys wearing classic black and white

With the sun still shining it was soon time to start the wedding breakfast back inside. Jess and Stephen kept it simple with fresh white flowers dressing the room. Not forgetting the personal touch of homemade alcohol for all the guests!

Speeches seemed tricky at first with the cosy room layout but they totally nailed it and got all the guests belly laughing. I loved hearing all the personal stories (and seeing the reactions!).
funny best men speech causes some embarrassment for the groom during their wedding at armathwaite hall

mother of the bride speech at a wedding in armathwaite hall

the groom did his wedding speech in front of the grand fire place at armathwaite hall

funny speech reactions caught on the wedding video at armathwaite hall

the best men entertaining the wedding guests at armathwaite hall

As evening guests freshened up Vicki and I took the couple out in to the fields by the lake to capture some relaxed and romantic moments of just the two of them.

I managed to get some of my favourite moments of the day here and you’d never know they weren’t so keen of being all ‘lovey dovey’ as they thought it’d be cheesy (you’ll see it’s anything but)!

bright blue sky and sunshine makes armathwaite hall the perfect wedding venue in the lakes

bride and groom take a stroll through the fields near the lake with her long cathedral length veil blowing in the wind

bride and groom having a kiss in the field by Armathwaite Hall in front of Bassenthwaite Lake for their wedding videographer

bride and groom kissing for the wedding videographer lakeside

gorgeous golden hour romantic couple photograph at armathwaite hall

In the evening they moved over to the modern side of the country venue. Lots of thought had gone in to the details from the basket of flip flops for evening guests to the chalkboard notices and Polaroid guest book.

They had a cool sax player entertaining their guests before nipping outside for the fun that is the bouquet toss and not forgetting enjoying a mass sparkler shot!

Our Dave sax guy then played them on to the dance floor for their first dance. Stephen became a pro at lifting her up for a crowd pleasing spin!

fun sparkler shot at dusk at armathwaite hall and the groom lifts the bride

first dance on the sparkly dancefloor with pink lighting at armathwaite hall

I honestly had an amazing day spending time with such wonderful families. It’s great to be able to work with couples who are not only lovely but have family and friends welcome you in like you’ve known them forever!

It’s probably a Scouse thing too but I LOVE it. Makes my job so much easier and I can really capture the fun and relaxed atmosphere without anyone even realising I’m filming…

Getting married in the Lakes and after a wedding videographer? I’d love to hear from you!

Wedding Ceremony and Reception – Armathwaite Hall Country House and Spa, Bassenthwaite, Keswick
Wedding Photographer – Vicki Obrien Photography, Lancashire
Wedding Hair Stylist- Rebecca Brown
Wedding Make up- Jessica Grant, Liverpool
Florist/ centre pieces- Bespoke Flowers by Steph (Stephanie Marrs), Lake District
Stationary- The Paper Doll, Maghull
Chairs- Simply Bows, Preston
Wedding Dress- Pronovias
Veil- Pronovias
Bridal Shoes- Sophia Webster
Bridesmaids Dresses- Coast
Groom and Groomsmen Outfits- DKNY
Wedding DJ and Floor- Sparkling Events
Saxophone Player- Dave Sax, Merseyside

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A Father’s Day Special!

Father’s Day is a wonderful time (excuse) to celebrate the awesome Daddies and I love to do something personal for Lee.

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.

daddy on the beach with daughter

Every year I put a bit of pressure on myself to do a little film to celebrate.

Usually it’s a cool family film of some kind but this year it’s all about Daddy.

Using footage we’ve captured since the day she was born. So that’s 2 years of stuff I’ve gone through and edited together (what was I thinking…).

Here’s a sneak peek!

I LOVE doing family films, whether it’s handheld phone stuff we’ve captured edited together or something more slick and professional. For us, for friends or even for my lovely newlyweds who go on to start a family. Every family is so different and it’s a pleasure to hang out for the day and then create a film to help them relive that moment in time over and over.

It did get me thinking. For all of those of you with footage stuck on your phone or your cloud, what about getting someone to professionally edit you a little something?

 

Wouldn’t that be a great way to use all those films you only watch in little bursts? Get in touch if you love the sound of that…

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Plas Isaf Spring Wedding

The first wedding of the year is always an exciting one for any wedding videographer. It’s even more exciting when it’s a new (and stunning) venue in Corwen (Plas Isaf, North Wales), you’re working with some amazingly talented wedding suppliers (nod to Ioan at Celynnen Photography) and the couple are so perfectly lovely you know it’s going to be a wonderful day to film…

Click here to read more about their amazing wedding

The day started by being welcomed in to Elin’s Mum’s house in Wrexham and offered a refreshing juice before I could even turn my camera on.

The house was filled with excitement and chatter as each room was filled with numerous hair and make-up artists getting the Bride and her bridal party ready.

Over at Nathan’s house the boys practised their dance moves before getting themselves in to their smart navy suits and attempting the fiddly buttonholes.

It was soon time to get Elin in to her stunning fishtail wedding dress, with her Mum on hand to get it perfect. I’m not sure who started first but Elin and her Dad were soon in tears when he came to see her all ready to depart for her wedding.

At Plas Isaf Country Barn and Gardens the sun was still trying to peek through as Nathan welcomed his guests. I had the pleasure of travelling with Elin and her Dad in their friend’s white Jaguar across the beautiful hills of North Wales enjoying some gossip before arriving at the wedding venue ourselves.

Guests looked on with huge beaming smiles as Elin made her way down the aisle to her Husband to be (also grinning from ear to ear).

The stunning barn venue was the perfect setting for this laid back wedding and they even had a stunning barn owl deliver the rings to them during the ceremony (although he was so keen to be the star of the show he wouldn’t fly back, the Best Man had to run him back to his owner!).

Vows were spoken in both English and Welsh, along with a few songs the guests could sing along to.

Nathan even got in to it and danced along to ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ (obviously a favourite of his).

After the ceremony guests made their way out on to the patio outside the Plas Isaf barn and enjoyed canapes in the sunshine. Ioan from Celynnen Photography then took charge and started ticking off the group wedding photos list!

While waiting their turn guests could have a hold of a barn owl before they bought out a stunning eagle owl to wow the guests.

Guests were soon invited to take their seats in the marquee for the wedding breakfast. Dressed in vintage style bunting and simple flowers it looks cute! The Bride and Groom were announced in to huge applause before taking their seats and enjoying their meal.

Speeches took place before the desserts and not only did we have the traditional ones of Father of the Bride, Groom and Best Man but we also had ones from the Father of the Groom, Chief Bridesmaid and the Grandparent’s which was a lovely surprise!

The barn was soon ready to welcome the couple to the dancefloor to enjoy their first dance as Husband and Wife.

The giant LOVE letters on the balcony gave the perfect glow over the newlyweds. But as soon as the song was over the guests piled on the floor and were soon competing in a dance off as DJ Shaun Carr got the party started with Party Rock Anthem…

It really was an amazing way to kick off the wedding season for me. Not only a great venue, amazing day and wonderful suppliers to enjoy the day with but also a really REALLY nice couple. So fun and an honour to have been chosen to capture the day for them!

I can’t wait to get started on the rest of their wedding films (and they’ve chosen A LOT!!!!).

Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue – Plas Isaf Country Barn and Gardens, Corwen, North Wales
Wedding Photographer – Ioan at Celynnen Photography, Wrexham
Wedding DJ – Shaun Carr Mobile and Events DJ, Wrexham

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Meet Lottie – Wedding Photographer

Lottie Designs is an incredible fine art, documentary wedding photograper based in the same beautiful county as me, Lancashire.

Lottie Designs wedding photography logo in lancashire

Lottie and I knew each other on social media for a while before we got to work together on a wedding (I have more friends online than I do in the ‘real world’). I knew I was going to LOVE working with her because her style and how she comes across seemed so very similar to me. We both love a spot of baking for clients AND she’s included Audrey Hepburn on her About Me page, what’s not to love?

I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside her a few times now and our styles match well.

We become the perfect wedding team on the day, it’s super fun, relaxed and there’s no awkwardness for anyone (something you can find if the photographer hasn’t quite gelled with the couple).

There’s never a dull moment and it creates a great atmosphere on the day. Because I enjoy her company so much at a wedding I am always recommending her to my couples and my friends.

This was Stuart and Sarah’s wedding at Eaves Hall. I can’t find a single photo or video still of us together because we worked too well at not being in each others shot! One of my favourite things to capture is in-between the photographs when the couple are enjoying a bit of a chat (and sometimes gossip) with us both!

I felt it would be nice to introduce her properly and let her give you a few tips for finding your perfect wedding photographer…

“Well my biggest criteria for booking with clients is that we get along and gel as a threesome. Sounds really corny but if they don’t GET me and my work, then its a recipe for disaster.”

And she’s so right. I love chatting in detail with my couples before they book me too, finding out more about their day and what films they’ve enjoyed on my website so far. Lottie is the same and we both love to have our clients meet us in person to see if we all get along…

“Most of my potential clients come and meet me at my home, we talk about the day and what they are planning, and I don’t SELL myself at all, I ask about their day to get to know them. Right at the end of the meeting I’ll give them a price list to take away (all my prices and diary are on the website so they know what the costs are before they come) Personally I hate a hard sell, so i don’t sell at all, leave it up to them.”

Back when I was a Bride I hated the ‘hard sell’ too. Wedding fairs were like running a gauntlet at times trying to dodge all the leaflets being thrown at you. They could be great for meeting someone informally and chatting to them without too much pressure but meeting people at their homes or studios can help get a better vibe of how they are and how they work.

After all, you’ll be spending a lot of time with them on the day so if you feel comfortable and relaxed in their company when you first meet then you’re going to feel confident in front of their lens on your wedding day I promise!

“It helps if we have common ground, so they might like dogs or have one coming to the wedding, or i might have shot a friends wedding and they were guests, so they’ve seen me work, or they love shortbread and I always bake for them at the meeting 🙂 Bribery with sugar!

I think to get the best from me they have to be able to relax around me, so we can have a laugh, make the day run smooth, and hopefully then they can allow themselves to enjoy the process of getting the images. Most clients have hang ups about themselves or a really self conscious when it comes to being photographed, so I spend a lot of time talking them through the day so they know what to expect.”

Yep. I didn’t even include my own wedding vows in our final wedding film because I hate my voice. I totally regret that now!

Yes we will be self-conscious about things but picking the right photographer will hopefully mean you’ll forget all about them and enjoy your day being super relaxed and grinning from ear to ear!

If you do have any worries then chat to them about it, I’m sure they’ll be more than happy to help and have experienced those concerns before.

“I was advised once that complimenting your clients when you first meet them is a good way to break the ice, and I do. After a wedding no one remembers what you said, no one remembers what you did, but they do remember how you made them feel. I love this. My mantra :-)”

Don’t you love this?

She’s totally right isn’t she?

If you go away feeling excited about your wedding and what they could do for you then it’s highly likely you’ve found ‘the one’ (it isn’t just saved for ‘the one’ with your wedding dress you know, it goes for Photographers and Videographers too…)

You can read more about how awesome Lottie is over on her website here. Or why not send her an email and arrange a time to meet (and eat shortbread) with her?

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The Most Amazing Wedding Video Reviews. Ever

Here at Love Gets Sweeter Wedding Films HQ (my garden shed) I’m working away on an amazing new wedding videography website and re-brand. I’m so blooming (excuse the garden pun) excited about everything and can’t wait to share it with you.

bride and groom first dance in Liverpool thank you from wedding videographer using canva

During all this ‘down time’ before my first wedding of 2017 I’ve been asking my favourite past couples for their help and inspiration.

Asking them 3 simple questions to help me understand what excited them about their wedding, booking me and I hope them sharing that will help inspire other couples in to loving what I do too!

lake district wedding in the rain couple review on wedding video cumbria

Their kind words have seriously blown me away.

Some made me a little emotional.

Some even made me spit out my tea they were so funny (thanks for that quote Lindsay)…

bride and groom first kiss at combermere abbey review for videographer

Certain words and phrases popped up time and time again…

“natural”

“relaxed”

“unobtrusive”

“modern”

“fun”

“effortless”

“helpful”

“more than a videographer”

“like having a friend around”

bride and groom review for wedding videography at Rowton Hall Cheshire

I LOVE love.

I love weddings.

I love making every single one of my couples feel special and totally relaxed on their wedding day.

I can’t tell you how chuffed I feel knowing my Bride and Groom’s not only totally get that about Love Gets Sweeter but they LOVE that about me too.

wedding video review saying how friendly and unobtrusive love gets sweeter wedding films are at thornton manor

Wedding films don’t have to be long, boring, obvious, cheesy, old fashioned…

Let me show you how I’d create a wedding film you’ll not only love but watch over and over and over again (and even show to your dentist)!

charlene@lovegetssweeter.co.uk
07985445064

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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 some incredible weddings all over the country and meeting some lovely Bride and Groom’s (some I have the pleasure of calling friends now too!).

Crazy to think this all started from me forcing…sorry, I mean gently persuading, Lee to have our wedding filmed back in 2009. I had the fun of editing it all together (have you ever tried to edit through tears? That was a challenge) and it was the start of an incredible journey.

I apologise for using Elbow. It was original at the time…

To be fair, it’s all really thanks to Emma and Daniel at the very start daring to go with someone with no experience of filming a wedding and trusting that my passion and experience in the film industry was enough to create something wonderful for them.

I then went on to film an AMAZING wedding at St Audrie’s Park in Somerset for Karen and Mike (our pre-wedding meeting was on Bold Street for tea and brunch as they visited Liverpool for the Grand National and I remember that as much as I remember their wedding day! AND the little B&B they put us up in was so nice that I ended up taking my whole family there again a couple of years later for a holiday!).

Then it was the Scottish Highlands, Oxford, St Helen’s, Consall Hall in Staffordshire, Clitheroe, Thornton Manor in the Wirral and not forgetting ending the year filming an EPIC New Years Eve wedding for Evie and Jamie

What have I done to celebrate? The actual anniversary fell on Monday which is the best day of the week as it’s Mummy and Daughter day so Paisley and I celebrated by baking, obviously!

Then on Tuesday I made my incredible Dream Board (you may have seen that on Instagram), treated myself to a new Boden dress and Victoria Beckham make-up then cracked on with the epic to-do list I have on my desk. The joys of being your own boss!

Happy 7 year anniversary to me but also to my very first couple, Emma and Daniel (you can see that first Highlights Film here).

Thank you for helping start me on this incredible journey and I can’t wait to see what the next 7 years bring.

2017 and even 2018 looks wonderful so far, I’d love for you to be a part of it if you’re looking for your wedding videographer (or even an afternoon tea companion or baking buddy….), get in touch!

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Love Gets Sweeter – NEW Family and Newborn Films

Love really does get a little sweeter this valentines day as I officially launch our amazing new collection of family and newborn films (and if you read all the way to the end there may be a tempting introductory offer too)…

new for 2017 family and newborn lifestyle videos in lancashire

Lee and I have never been big on the whole ‘Valentines Day’.

Our first way back in 2003 was at the Albert Dock in Liverpool (fancy) and Lee splashed out on a posh (and ridiculously overpriced) meal at Est Est Est.

I’d even bought a new outfit and Gone With the Wind (one of my all time favourite films) was playing on the big screen. That was about as good as it got. The food was…meh and we had more fun gossiping about all the miserable people around us and guessing their story!

So since then we’ve not done Valentines. You won’t see me celebrating it as I’m all love every day of the year but I do still love seeing everyone else celebrating it.

After all, what’s not to love about love?

HOWEVER, Paisley is our new sweet Valentines.

daddy and daughter in front of light up LOVE letters at a wedding ceremony in Mitton Hall Clitheroe

She gets all our love and it’s been cute sending Daddy kisses on WhatsApp to start his work day off with a smile.

I may even let her share some homemade chocolate cake with us later.

Thinking about all this and seeing such lovely things on social media with people sharing the love for their wonderful families I felt it was the perfect time to share with you my awesome new collection of family films.

You may have seen me hinting at something new on my last blog post looking ahead to an exciting 2017.

My wonderful bride and grooms have been lucky enough to have a ‘first look’ at my new brochure and I’ve been sharing sneak peeks over on my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages too but if you missed it get in touch and let me send you one!

So this Valentines let me tempt you to celebrate your family love with me. Let me spend a few hours with you, capturing you doing what you love to do and creating a film that will forever capture that moment for you to relive again and again.

I know only too well how precious family time can be and love being able to create lasting memories…

Isn’t that wonderful? Josh, Oli, their Mum and Aunty spent the afternoon with me in Tarleton Woods. We dug for acorns, made (and destroyed) piles of leaves as well as having a good giggle! I had even more fun editing it and picking a perfect song to reflect such a lovely afternoon but also the two boys.

“Charlene joined me and my boys aged 3 and a half years and nearly 2 years as we went for an adventure in the woods. As a mum herself she knew exactly how to talk to the boys and put them at ease with her.

The video captures some precious moments of my boys playing and making their own fun, and is a lovely keepsake for us all to look back at for years to come.

Little moments, behaviours, sayings, that we would all have forgotten in a few years from now are now there for us all to watch over and over.

The music is a lovely addition and makes the footage all the more poignant.

Everyone who has seen our video has said how lovely and what a special keepsake it is. And it’s something that I simply couldn’t have created myself.

I’d highly recommend having one of these made for your family, and even if you didn’t know my boys you could watch my video and see just how special it is.

Thank you Charlene for capturing such a lovely, precious moment in our lives.”

Nicola, Mum to Josh and Oli

To celebrate all the love in the air for Valentines I’m offering 10% off all family and newborn films booked before the end of March (they don’t have to be redeemed by then). Prices start from £150.

daddy daughter on the beach being filmed for their family lifestyle fun video

If you’d like to find out more I’d love to show off some more examples and chat through any ideas you may have so get in touch.

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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?

newlyweds hands with engagement ring outside church getting filmed by love gets sweeter wedding videos

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, Cheshire and Lancashire so far and there’s still a little room for a few more weddings to get booked in (contact me here!)

I still remember the nervous excitement of filming my first ever wedding in Cheshire and I still get those little excited bubbles before every wedding even 7 years on! My confidence has grown, style evolved and I’m inspired by every beautiful wedding I shoot.

Looking back I can see I knew what to look for and how to tell their story even though the wedding world was very new to me. I think the background in editing and being a newlywed myself helped!

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

Photo of me laughing with my bride Laura at Mottram Hall back in 2011. Thanks Mick Cookson Photography!

Looking back over my older weddings confirm they’ve helped me perfect my style. Although they may look a little different to what I produce now they still tell a beautiful story. They may have dated in the sense of technologies changing but I feel they are as beautiful as the day I edited them.

Here’s the first wedding I had the honour of filming, Emma and Daniel’s wedding in Altrincham. Emma wore a stunning Kimono and carried a delicate bouquet of orchids, another wedding classic that never seems to date!

7 years seems a long time. Reminds me that this year we will be celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary too (broze, pottery, linen or lace for that one…best get thinking). I’ve changed a lot myself in that time, even my hair has changed quite dramatically…

female videographer showing a flower girl her sony camera morning of the wedding with bride in Manchester
Another great photo thanks to Mick Cookson at Sherie and Jonathan’s wedding in Cheshire. A future filmmaker right there…

Anyway, fast forward 7 years to my most recent wedding at Eaves Hall. A traditional and stunning wedding featuring classic styling, lots of stunning white and a gorgeous Bride and Groom. Experience and new skills make for perfectly honed shots, being able to anticipate moments during a fast paced wedding day and letting the story unfold in front of me.

Capturing the laughter, the fun and excitement all alongside the delightful romance of it all makes Love Gets Sweeter stand out from other wedding films. One of my Bride’s says it best…

“The films stood out from the usual, soppy, cliched, trying too hard to be romantic films.

I could tell from Charlene’s films that she understands love isn’t just about a couple wandering around a pretty garden holding hands and smooching.

Love is giggling with your best friend, a cheeky hug with your Mum, a goofy wave to your husband to be, a rude gesture from the Best Man, spending the day laughing with your most beloved family and friends.

I felt all of the films by Love Gets Sweeter captured this so well, they all seemed so individual to each couple.

I couldn’t have gone anywhere else.”

This. I adore looking for the romance during your wedding but it’s those moments of delight, laughter and maybe the occasional cheeky kiss or bum squeeze that make me smile!

Ooh and 2017 isn’t all about weddings either. I have something very exciting in store for all my past couples this year, some of you may already have spotted the sneak peeks around my Facebook and Instagram pages. It involves me, my camera and spending a bit of time with your family…

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Wishing Everyone A Very Merry Christmas

Oh I wish it could be Christmas every day!

I do love Christmas, and I love all the excitement it brings. I love reflecting back over the past 12 months, all the amazing weddings I have had the pleasure of filming around Lancashire, Cheshire, Liverpool and further afield as well as any personal celebrations that have taken place. Even the wedding featured on online wedding blogs like Brides Up North and even in print in Your Cheshire and Merseyside Wedding Magazine.

Looking ahead to the new year is always super exciting too, not only wedding wise but knowing all the projects I have lined up and can’t wait to share (more below!).

I also love taking a bit of time out to write down a little thank you that I get to share with you all. A thank you for all your support over the years and for keeping in touch, sharing with me all your news and more importantly recommending me to your wonderful friends and family.

If it wasn’t for all your kind words about me I wouldn’t be doing what I doing and LOVING IT!

So, what does 2017 hold?

For my couples, you will have a special link winging it’s way to you that shows off my new range of films. A little something for all the family…

I’ve already created a few special films for past bride and grooms of mine so I felt it was only fair to share them with you too and see if it’s something you’d love!

I’m still limiting the amount of weddings I take on each year too. That’s to ensure every couple gets the very best customer service I can offer from enquiring and booking right through to receiving that final wedding DVD. I put so much time and energy in to each wedding I want to make sure it’s perfect for everyone.

My new website will be ready to launch soon. My talented web guy (Sam at Lemonaise) has been working away for months on creating something that really shows off what I do. Something fresh, elegant yet fun and obviously beautiful. I can’t wait to share it with you so keep popping back to see how we’re getting on…

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and I hope you have a wonderful time bringing in the New Year too.

Lots of love,

The McNabb’s

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Awesome Wedding Photographers – Best of 2016

2016 has really been the year of working with some incredible wedding suppliers and today I thought I’d share a few links to some of my favourite wedding photographers(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!).

They photograph wedding’s all over the UK, including Cheshire, Lancashire and Staffordshire.

Emma and Stephen at Hyde Bank Farm – A W Photography

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Andrew was so much fun to work with on Emma and Ste’s Hyde Bank Farm wedding. Laid back and chatty we got on instantly and I loved seeing him work. His photos from Emma and Ste’s wedding ceremony St Michael’s and All Angels Church in Hyde are gorgeous. Especially the black and white, I adore black and white! Hopefully this link works to see a few examples from the day

http://www.a-w-photography.co.uk/p88452620

Sherie and Jonathan at The Cheshire Barn – Mick Cookson

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I’m pretty sure any of you who follow my blog will know I have a few favourite photographers, ones I always recommend to my bride and groom’s still searching for their perfect wedding photographer. This one must be pretty special as my sister in law picked him to capture her wedding back in 2014 (you can see that wedding here).

On the day Mick and I always work well alongside each other and it means we both get some incredible footage of the day without getting in each others way! On Sherie and Jonathan’s wedding it was no different and I’m already looking forward to our next wedding together!

Would you look at this sneak peek over on Facebook…

https://www.facebook.com/mickcooksonphotography/photos/a.10150109498744180.311522.96595559179/10154404252029180/?type=3&theater

You can see some more of his beautiful wedding photography here

Carly and Scott at Malkins Bank Golf Club – Kelly Clarke Wedding Photography

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I can’t even put in to words how much fun Kelly and I have together on a wedding day. We work so well together and she really gets my creativity fired up, working alongside each other to get some incredible shots of the bride and groom on their wedding day.

It helps when the Bride and Groom are up for anything and during Carly and Scott’s Malkin Bank Golf Club wedding we all climbed aboard a few Golf buggies and were soon crawling through the long grass on the golf greens…EPIC!

Speaking of epic, you really need to see the photos Kelly showed off from this amazing wedding…

http://kellyclarke.co.uk/blog/malkins-bank-wedding/

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