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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 Windy Hyde Bank Farm Wedding

Emma and Stephen’s wedding over at the beautiful stone barn wedding venue that is Hyde Bank Farm near Stockport was such fun to film. I can’t deny I wasn’t a little anxious before their day as I’d gotten on great with Emma but Stephen wasn’t keen on being filmed at all so we spent time trying to find a nice middle ground to keep everyone happy. I always say that it’s better to have as much of the day filmed as possible, even the bits you’re not sure on like the morning prep, because after the day at least you can cut it out if you hate it but you can’t go back and film it again. Thankfully he allowed my assistant in for a little while and I’m pleased to say we finally won him over…

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I started the day with the girls at The Village Hotel in Ashton-Under-Lyne. Everyone was in good spirits and I felt like I was one of the bridesmaids when I stepped in to help everyone get dressed! A W Photography arrived to get some photos of them getting ready before heading over to meet the boys and my assistant at St Michaels and All Angels Church in Hyde. The wind was picking up and swirling around this historical church high on it’s hill, guests tucked themselves inside as soon as they arrived and eagerly awaited the arrival of the beautiful bride.

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One of my favourite moments was seeing their son Charlie’s face when he saw his Mum for the first time. He looked so excited. They were soon ready to walk down the aisle, including Monkey who was in charge of the wedding rings and walked down with Charlie first.The church ceremony went without a hitch and the happy couple were soon making their way back down the aisle as husband and wife. The wind soon welcomed them as they stepped outside and I had to give Stephen a quick lesson on how to control that fabulous veil! A few photos and a very windy confetti shot were next before the windswept couple made their way to their wedding car to travel to Hyde Bank Farm for their wedding reception.

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It was trying it’s best to rain but guests still made their way outside to pose for some family portraits and the main wedding group shot. The bride and groom then nipped out to get a few couple portraits before being ushered upstairs in to the barn for their wedding breakfast. The Best Man did a good job of announcing them in and guests filled the room with cheers. I loved the little details they’d included in their wedding breakfast room, my favourite being the little gold chocolate bunnies as favours for guests in honour of it being Easter.

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After the meal guests were treated to some heart-warming and funny speeches. I love hearing the funny stories people are willing to share and the one that stands out here was when Stephen nearly burnt down his parents house whilst they were on holiday…

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The couple nipped outside for some amazing sunset shots (and that fun group tractor shot) before heading back inside for their cake cutting and first dance as Mr and Mrs Jackson sang by their wedding singer, Just Matt. To finish it off before we left Emma and her bridesmaid even ‘performed’ a little number I believe they know from their teaching, you could easily spot the other teachers in the room who were dancing and singing along too!

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I had an amazing day filming their wedding and I’m so pleased Stephen liked us being there in the end and also loved the Highlights film. Hopefully he will love the longer Feature film as much…

Wedding Suppliers:

Wedding Church Ceremony – St Michaels and All Angels, Hyde (Cheshire)
Wedding Reception – Hyde Bank Farm, Stockport, Cheshire
Wedding Photography – A W Photography, Cheshire
Wedding Flowers and Room Dressing – Classy Rooms, Stockport
Wedding Dress – Once Upon a Bride, Hyde
Wedding Make-up – Chloe at Painted Ladies, Stockport
Wedding Hair – Emma Tibbet at Hairess Stalybridge
Wedding Singer/ Entertainment – Just Matt

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A Winter Bartle Hall Wedding

Every year I get some amazing wedding bookings and nothing makes my year more than when a couple book me because their sister/brother/best friend/*insert other awesome person here recommended me. It doesn’t get much better than that does it? And this wedding was one of those amazing ones as Stacey booked because I had filmed her wonderful sister’s wedding WAY back in 2013 (still one of my all time favourites and you can she her Manchester wedding here). Stacey and her husband to be, David, decided to go for a more countryside affair and chose historic Bartle Hall in North Preston for their beautiful wedding setting.

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In complete contrast to the day before we had a foggy and grey start to their wedding day as I arrived to film the girls at Marriot Preston. It actually really fitted with their theme of dark navy dresses for the bridesmaids and deep yet vibrant oranges and reds for the flowers by The Flower Lounge. It didn’t make David feel any better as sadly his helicopter trip got cancelled which meant he couldn’t fly in to his wedding, a gift to himself after Stacey invested in some very beautiful royal blue Manolo Blahnik wedding shoes! We couldn’t stay sad for long though as it was soon time to get ready to leave for the venue. The boys made their last minute checks over at Bartle Hall while Stacey’s sisters helped get the flower girls ready before getting the Bride in to her gorgeous lace tea length dress.

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Everyone was waiting nervously for the arrival of the bride (always one of my favourite moment’s to watch back as I too miss it on the day) before Alex Birtwell began signing her entrance song and she made her way down the aisle on the arm of her proud Dad. David took a few deep breaths to keep those tears from spilling out and a few cheeky laughs helped ease any nerves as they began to say their vows. They were soon signing the register and being announced out as Husband and Wife.

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Guests made their way out in to the crisp winter air and posed like pro’s for the family and friend’s group photographs with their professional photographer, Mike Plunkett. He soon took them off for some romantic couple shots in the gardens before returning them to their awaiting guests to enjoy a few drinks before the wedding breakfast. To step away from tradition a little the couple decided to space out the wedding speeches in-between courses which gave everyone the best of both worlds, not getting hungry while waiting for food during the speeches or not being too drunk from drinking for ages beforehand! Each speech was brilliant in it’s own way and I think David did a wonderful job of finding the balance of soppy and funny for his too!

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Guests were soon ushered out so Bartle Hall staff could turn the room around for the evening. A photoboot was set up for guests and Alex set up his gear in preparation for singing the happy couples first dance song. They firstly cut their stunning wedding cake (by talented Beth of Cakes By Beth fame) before taking to the dancefloor. After a little bit of romantic swaying to Bob Marley guests joined them on the floor and Alex sang some great songs to keep everyone dancing.

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As predicted I had a great time filming an amazing wedding. It was also an added bonus seeing Shelly and Chris again along with their lovely family. I hoped they loved having me as much as I loved being there to film their day!

Wedding Ceremony and Reception – Bartle Hall Hotel, Preston
Wedding Photographer – Mike Plunkett, Manchester
Accoustic Wedding Singer and Entertainment – Alex Birtwell, Accrington
Wedding Flowers – The Flower Lounge, Didsbury
Wedding Cake – Cakes By Beth, Manchester

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A Winter Willington Hall Wedding

This is up there with one of my all time favourite wedding videos I have filmed and edited. Great company, a gorgeous and very happy bride and groom, beautiful church and wedding venue in Cheshire and we even finished with a spectacular sunset. What’s not to love about this amazing Willington Hall wedding…?

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I started the day at Emma’s parents beautiful house in Hatton. The sun was streaming through the windows, the ‘red’ carpet was being laid out in anticipation of the wedding cars arrival and the professional hair and make-up artists were working on getting everyone beautified. Alistair and his wedding party were already dressed and ready waiting at a local pub, enjoying some darts and a few pints before their Horgans wedding bus picked them up. You may even recognise Alistair as he played an important role in a previous wedding I have filmed… (you can see his sister’s wedding that took place at Manchester Town Hall here).

As the boys made their way to St John’s Church in High Legh for the wedding ceremony Emma was getting in to her amazing backless wedding dress with help from her Mum. I LOVED being able to capture this part as her Mum was so excited for her and even had to fight back the tears once the veil was on. Then when Dad came in and gave an ‘eek’, well I was bubbling with excitement then too! The bridesmaids gave an award winning reaction and had to dab their tears away to avoid ruining their professional make-up and then I was soon racing ahead to capture their arrival at the church.

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It was like a summers day as guests took to their seats. Alistair joked about her being late and kept checking his watch as family took photos. We soon heard the horn of the wedding cars and Emma looked picture perfect as she gracefully stepped out in to the sunshine. Their Reverend, Trish, was all smiles and invited everyone to stand as Emma floated down the aisle towards her Groom. The service was really fun and personal, they even had some thoughtful gifts to open (including rolo’s and a clock…) that linked to Trish’s advice that she was giving out which made everyone smile. Rings and vows were exchanged and they were soon announced as husband and wife before making their way back out in to that gorgeous winter sunshine. Their wedding photographer, Jason Howard, got all the guests outside on the lawn for the group photographs before organising a confetti shot to lead them to the awaiting wedding car.

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Willington Hall is an amazing estate not far from Delemere forest and I can see why they chose it for their wedding reception. Guests arrived at Willington Hall and were welcomed by champagne and a very helpful wedding co-ordinator Michele. They also got to enjoy the sunshine on the patio and surrounding gardens while Jason and I sneaked the couple off for some couple portraits. Alistair spent a lot of the time trying to unhook Emma’s dress from the surrounding shrubs (perfect for their up and coming outtakes film) at the start but they were soon posing like pros as we made it in to less overgrown parts of the gardens!

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The wedding breakfast room looked beautiful with the splashes of vibrant orange in the flower arrangements. Emma and Alistair were announced in to a huge applause before getting to enjoy the speeches before their meal. Dad did a good job at embarrassing Emma and even got her to cry by saying some lovely things. Poor Alistair had to follow that but did really well and shared one of my favourite engagement stories to date and got everyone in the room laughing. The Best Man followed with some funny stories from the past and made him squirm a few times before everyone got to chill out and enjoy their 3 course meal.

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The sun started setting just before desserts came out but that didn’t stop Emma and Alistair nipping out for some more couple photographs as the sky turned a vibrant red. This part made for some funny outtakes as Alistair tried not to trip on Emma’s dress and shared how he’s not actually tried to break his shoes in before the wedding! We then left them in peace to enjoy their dessert while we enjoyed a lovely meal they’d arranged for us. All refuelled we then had the fun task of capturing some messages for the happy couple at their request before guests were then escorted back in to the main room to see the cake being cut and the first dance…

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I had a ball at this wedding and I’m sure watching this film you’ll see what an amazing day they had and how they didn’t stop smiling once. If you’d like to see their longer Feature film then get in touch!
You can also see Jason Howard’s amazing wedding photographs from their day over on his wedding photography blog here.

Wedding Church Ceremony – St John’s Church, High Legh
Wedding Reception Venue – Willington Hall, Tarpoley, Cheshire
Wedding Photographer – Jason Howard
Band and DJ set by Rock Revolution

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A Wrightington Fairytale Wedding

This wedding Highlights film was one I’d been looking forward to for…well, years! Gina was a very organised Bride and she booked me many moons ago after visiting the big Event City wedding fair in Manchester with her Mum and bumping in to me! I had the pleasure of being updated on all their plans in the run up to the big day and got totally caught up in all the excitement. Colin and Gina planned to marry at the historic Wigan Parish Church and celebrating with a reception at Wrightington Hotel and Country Club near Parbold, Lancashire. There would be a custom made dress, horse and carriage, a surprise choir at the church along with so many amazing treats in store for the guests. It proved to be a fun filled day for all involved…

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I started the morning off by bumping in to two of the bridesmaids taking breakfast up to Gina, the Bride. Everyone seemed giddy with nerves and excitement and I was soon squeezing in to the room at Wrightington with all the bridal party and the flower girls super cute Fairy dresses. The boys weren’t so organised and they were in and out of their rooms trying to find bits and pieces, their son Theo ended up with us and sat fascinated by all that went on!

I was soon helping hurry things along, fixing button holes and corsages as well as giving Mum a hand with Gina’s dress. We were running a tad late so Gina’s Dad got a taxi to wait outside for me so I could be there right until the last minute and then rush ahead of the traditional horse and carriage that Gina and her parents would be travelling to the church in. Gina looked incredible in her bespoke wedding dress by Dorothy Rose Boutique, made everyone cry when they saw her all ready and although it had this incredibly long train she made it look easy getting herself in to her awaiting carriage.

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Colin waited nervously with his guests at Wigan Parish Church and even got to enjoy some sunshine outside before making his way to the front of the aisle. Gina made a real entrance as a surprise gospel choir sang her down the aisle, it gave me goosebumps it sounded so incredible. Vows and rings were exchanged, more gospel songs enjoyed and guests even joined in clapping along. They were soon announced back down the aisle as husband and wife with huge grins on their faces! Doves awaited them outside and they posed proudly for photos before releasing them, a true symbol of love don’t you think? Guests then made their way to the reception venue while the wedding party had some group photos done at the grounds of the church. Kieran and Ali at Key Photography even had them doing some fun poses to get them relaxed in front of the camera.

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After the church we went via a local park to get some nice, romantic couple photos before they made their way to Wrightington Hotel and Country Club. Awaiting them was the traditional Hovis delivery van for them to have a few photos with. Gina and Colin met while working at Hovis so it meant a lot to them (and looked super cute).

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Guests were treated to a harpist while they enjoyed drinks before heading in for their wedding breakfast. Gina and Colin made the day their own and decided not to have speeches so they could relax and enjoy their afternoon. Instead amazingly talented singer Andy King of Swing performed during their meal (we honestly thought it was a CD he was that good). After the meal lots of entertainment was there for people to enjoy at their leisure from a caracturist and face painters to a photo booth and finally the couples first dance. After the father and daughter dance, obviously. The shoes were off and everyone took to the floor dancing so it was soon time to leave them all to it. I’m sure you’ll see from their wedding highlights film what an amazing time they all had and it really was a pleasure to be the one chosen to capture it all for them. Thank you again Gina and Colin!

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Wedding Church Ceremony – Wigan Parish Church, Wigan
Wedding Reception – Wrightington Hotel and Country Club, Wigan
Wedding Photography and Photo Booth- Kieran and Ali at Key Photography, Wigan
Bespoke Wedding Dress – Dorothy Rose Boutique in Ellesmere Port
Wedding Singer – Andy King of Swing
Wedding Cars – Limo Scene
Horse and Carriage – The Ostler
Wedding Flowers – AM Flowers of Haigh

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An Autumn Soughton Hall Wedding

I love the front of Soughton Hall Country House Hotel in Flinshire, Cheshire because of it’s gorgeous creeping vines that change colour with the seasons. It looks beautiful no matter the time of year but it’s particularly beautiful during an Autumn wedding.

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Rebecca and Ben were the lucky winners of a Bride Magazine (Cheshire and Lancashire Bride) competition to win £500 towards their wedding videography with Love Gets Sweeter Wedding Films. They said they were over the moon as she’d seen me in the magazine and had wanted to enquire so it was really fate that brought us together, don’t you think? From the moment I met them I knew I’d adore spending the day filming them and I wasn’t disappointed.

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Rebecca got ready at her Mum and Dad’s beautiful home in Pencoed, Llanasa (the cutest village ever, no numbers and just house names!). Michelle Sisson was already getting the girls beautified when I arrived (I LOVE Michelle, she’s so nice and super talented) and I was soon swooning over Rebecca’s amazing House of Mooshki tea length dress and fluffy petticoat. I know I always say this but I really do love being there in the morning filming all the bubbles of excitement coming to the surface as the clock ticks away. It’s possibly the best part of the day! The boys didn’t disappoint either, at first they were a little reserved but they were soon laying in bed together for photos and getting nice and close…turned out to be a great ice-breaker haha.

The girls were soon helping Rebecca get ready before she glided out to show her parents. They looked super proud and everyone’s smiles were so huge I pretty much left skipping to the car in excitement for the rest of the day!

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Ben waited in the in the ceremony room, occasionally sneaking a peek out the window to see if Rebecca had arrived. She was soon making her way down the drive in her vintage wedding car and looked glowing as she stepped out and made her way upstairs to meet her Husband to be.

The ceremony was lovely and Ben cracked a few jokes after the registrar had the odd hiccup during the service and after some fun readings, vows and exchanging their wedding rings they were soon announced as husband and wife and free to head outside to start the celebrations! Guests enjoyed a glass of fizz on the lawns at the front of the house while their photographer, Matt Bowen, arranged the family group photos before whisking the happy couple off in to the surrounding gardens for some gorgeous couple portraits.

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Guests were soon ushered in to Soughton Hall’s garden marquee ready to enjoy the speeches and wedding breakfast. The couple were announced in to Jess Glynne and rapturous applause. They didn’t stop grinning the whole way round and kept up those smiles during some really funny speeches. Dad said some cute things about his daughter who clearly meant a lot, Ben had the guests in stitches with his personal stories and the Best Men did a good job at keeping that laughter going (but sorry guys, I think Ben gets the award for best speech at this wedding). After all that guests still weren’t laughed out and were not only prancing around in the Photobooth props but also doing drinking games around the tables (we even spotted a few of the guests going around and sharing the game to other tables so they could join in!).

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As the light was so nice Matt took them out for a few cheeky photos before they came back to enjoy their first dance as husband and wife. Guests soon joined them on the floor as their band, The Celebrities, performed Take That’s Rule The World and were soon performing some ace party tunes to keep the dancefloor full all night…

I’ve had the pleasure of filming at Soughton Hall on a couple of occasions now so if you’re planning a wedding there and love what you see why not get in touch?

Wedding Ceremony and Reception – Soughton Hall, Flintshire
Wedding Photographer – Matt Bowen, Northwich, Cheshire
Wedding Hair and Make-Up – Michelle Sisson, Manchester
Wedding Band – The Celebrities, Cheshire
Wedding Dress – House of Mooshki, County Durham
Bridal shop – Lace & Co, Horbury
Wedding Head piece – HT Headwear from Lace&Co
Bridal Shoes – Jimmy Choo
Wedding Flowers – Flowers by Teresa, Prestatyn
Light up letters – Rock That Letter
Wedding Cars – Bespoke Wedding Cars, Wrexham

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A Vintage Rookery Hall Wedding

Charlotte and Tom chose Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa in Nantwich for their wedding earlier this year. Charlotte looked incredible in her vintage inspired, off the shoulder wedding dress and Tom looked handsome in a fitted grey 3 piece suit. I must mention the shoes too, not Tom’s but Charlotte’s rainbow glitter gorgeousness. Wow. Just wow. I’d want to rock them every day! I was so excited to start editing their film before I’d even filmed it as they’d clearly thought a lot about how their day would be and they also had GREAT music taste so I was spoilt for choice when it came to songs for their wedding Highlights film.

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I joined Charlotte and her Bridesmaids in the January Suite at Rookery Hall as they all chatted about the day ahead and had their hair and make-up professionally done. I couldn’t wait to see her in her dress but first we watched as she opened her present from Tom and also the super cute photo book the bridesmaids had made for her. As soon as Mr Sleeve (or Steve) the wedding photographer had taken some shots of her amazing dress she was soon being helped in to it and posing like a pro before we headed downstairs so she could meet her groom…

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Tom looked nervous, checking his brand new watch quite a lot, but waited patiently for his bride to arrive with all his family and friends around him. Charlotte soon floated down the aisle and they listened to some emotional and beautiful readings before exchanging wedding rings. They were soon announced back down the aisle as Husband and Wife and made their way to the gardens behind Rookery Hall where their guests were not only treated to some welcome drinks but also some ice cream from the vintage ice cream cart they’d hired by Isabelles Ices.

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Steve then started their family and friends group shots before taking them for a wander around the gardens to get some romantic couple portraits. The rain did try to scare all the guests inside but it was soon time for us all to take our seats for the wedding breakfast and enjoy those all important speeches! The room looked incredible and the flowers added a splash of colour thanks to the amazing talent that is Heather at Living Colour Flowers.

Each of the speakers kept it personal with lots of stories from their childhood and university days (I loved her Dad’s use of props) and poor Tom was even embarrassed by the Best Men getting hold of some school photos.

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The room was quickly turned around and guests were invited to add songs to their retro jukebox before the couple took to the floor for their first dance as husband and wife to R.E.M. I should also mention their epic cakes. Yep. Cakes. Plural. They had 4 in total, made by the ever so creative BakeOrama in Manchester, each one a really cool design and they looked yummy enough to put my whole face in…but I didn’t, promise!

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It was a lovely day to be part of and I’m so glad they chose me to be their videographer. It was also really nice to work alongside some amazing suppliers for the first time and I have already been recommending them to my new couples.

If you’re getting married at Rookery Hall and are yet to book your videographer why not get in touch?

Wedding Ceremony and Reception – Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa, Nantwich
Wedding Photographer – Mr Sleeve Wedding Photography, Manchester
Vintage Ice Cream Cart – Isabelles Ices, Chester
Wedding Cakes – Bakeorama, Manchester
Wedding Flowers – Heather from Living Colour, Stockton Heath
Bridesmaids Dresses – Willow and Pearl
Stationary – feelgoodinvites

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Wishing You A Merry Christmas

It really is the most wonderful time of the year, for me anyway. I have always been the biggest fan of Christmas and all the festivities the season brings. This year it is going to be even more special because we get to share that excitement with our daughter Paisley for the first time (she will be a whole 10 months on Christmas Day, another reason to celebrate) with both our families and I honestly cannot wait.

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To ensure I get a bit of time off I have been working every hour possible to get films edited and wedding DVD’s out, there’s still lots to do but I wanted to take a moment to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. 2015 has been incredible. From having a baby to working in lots of amazing new wedding venues all over the country, like Stanley House Hotel, Rookery Hall and Willington Hall to name a few, and not forgetting all the new wedding supplier friends I have made along the way. I hope 2016 is even better and is an awesome one for all of us!

I still have a few 2015 weddings to share on the blog so here’s a little sneak peek at what’s to come…

Charlotte & Tom – Rookery Hall, Cheshire

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Rebecca & Ben – Soughton Hall, Flintshire

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Charlotte & Tom – Tarleton Church & Stanley House Hotel, Mellor, Lancashire

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Gina & Colin – Wigan Parish Church & Wrightington Hotel & Country Club, Lancashire

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Stacey & David – Bartle Hall, Preston

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Emma & Alistair – St Johns Parish Church, High Legh & Willington Hall, Tarporley

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Merry Christmas

Lots of love Charlene, Lee and Paisley xx

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A Gorgeous Cheshire Wedding

This year has been the year for awesome wedding referrals. Not only am I getting lovely ones from talented wedding suppliers I know but from actual past Bride and Grooms of mine and this makes me all warm on the inside knowing people love me enough to tell their friends and family. In this case Clare and Paul even remembered me from Anna and Lee’s wedding day (you can see their Liverpool wedding here) and I was so over the moon when they said they wanted to book.

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On the morning of the wedding we had a little bit of a stressful time getting there on time after an accident from the previous day was still causing traffic chaos on the way from Cheshire to North Wales. In a weird way I was thankful it was causing issues for everyone as it meant I arrived at Clare’s parents the same time as the bridesmaids so didn’t miss anything, phew! There was still a buzz of excitement in the air despite the hiccup and the girls were soon opening gifts and getting their glam on. It was soon time for Clare to get in to her stunning wedding dress and the bridesmaids were in tears when they walked in to see her all dressed up. Paul had a more chilled affair watching wrestling and enjoying a can in the sunshine before heading over to the church with his Best Man.

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The church was stunning and I had the pleasure of travelling in style with the bridesmaids thanks to Cheshire Luxury Cars (they were great at traffic updates after the church too!). We arrived to a flurry of late guests running past us (that traffic still causing issues) as they tried to avoid seeing a glimpse of the bride. As soon as they were all seated the bridal party made their entrance in to the intimate church for a beautiful and personal wedding ceremony at St Bridget’s Church, Lower Dyserth. They were announced as husband and wife and made their way out in to the sunshine to have a few group photos organised by Ioan at Celynnen Photography before heading off to their reception venue.

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Guests arrived to a champagne reception at Rowton Hall Hotel and Spa before they made their way out for more photos in the gardens. Their postbox from Wood and Slate was quite the talking point with the wrestlers on top and Clare had even had a wrestling cake made for Paul displayed in their wedding breakfast room!

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They were announced in to the room to raptuous applause and speeches were soon under way. I don’t know where to begin with these, all I can say is that I learnt A LOT about Paul in those 3 speeches and found the stories shared so funny I showed them to my Husband when I got home. Paul’s love for wrestling was the hot topic of the day…

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The couple then enjoyed a bit of time in the gardens as the sun began to set before taking to the dancefloor as husband and wife.

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This really was an amazing wedding to be part of, I’m sure you can tell that from watching their Highlights film. You should see their Feature, it’s EPIC (if you do wish to see it, ask me nicely and I may share it with you).

Wedding Church Ceremony – St Bridget’s Church, Dyserth
Wedding Reception – Rowton Hall Hotel, Cheshire
Wedding Photographer – Celynnen Photography, Wrexham
Wedding Dress – Mori Lee. Tilly Anna’s, Farndon
Bridesmaid Dresses – Dorothy Rose, Ellsemere Port
Groomsman Suits – Ted Baker at Moss Bros
Wedding Flowers – Emma Fawcett-Eustace, Northwich
Wedding Cars – Cheshire Luxury Cars
Harpist – Dylan Cernyw
Wedding Singer – Matthew Lamb
Wedding Cakes – Time for Sweetpea, Nantwich
Wedding Stationary – Dreams to Reality
Wedding Post Box – Wood and Slate, Denbigh

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A Thornton Manor Wedding Video

I was so excited before this wedding. Siobhan was a bridesmaid at one of my favourite weddings from the year before (you can see Katy and Tony’s super fun Knowsley Hall wedding here) and not only that but she was engaged to the bride’s brother. I had such fun and knew their Thornton Manor wedding would be a contender for my favourite 2015 wedding before I had even filmed it!

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Click here to read more and see their wedding highlights film

We started the day as we do filming both the Bride and Groom. Siobhan was getting ready with her family and bridesmaids at her parents house in New Brighton while Gary got ready at home with his friends. Both houses were busy and buzzing with excitement. Siobhan was all smiles and you couldn’t help getting a little giddy for her. We were soon heading over to St James with Emmanuel church down the road to film the ceremony. The vicar doing their service was actually from Siobhan’s old primary school so it made for a really personal wedding ceremony.

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They were pronounced husband and wife and headed out in to the beautiful sunshine with their guests before being showered in confetti.

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Guests piled on to their awaiting bus as the bride and groom enjoyed a drive in their beautiful wedding car. We all made our way to Thornton Manor in the Wirral ready for the wedding reception. Guests enjoyed ice cream and canapés in Thornton Manor’s mature gardens. Their photographer, Teressa C Photography, had fun getting all the group shots as people kept getting caught up chatting and eating ice cream! Then we decided to whisk the couple away to get some cute shots of just the two of them before heading back inside.

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The wedding breakfast and speeches came next and everyone did a great job of getting them just right, happy tears and lots of laughter from all their guests!

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We were soon being ushered out to get that cake cut before everyone headed back in to the ballroom ready to watch the first dance. The Bride’s Dad had a special surprise up his sleeve and part way through their first dance an Elvis track came on. I could see the confusion on everyones face and Siobhan even mouthed to Gary that she thought it sounded like someone singing. Well, she was right! Elvis made his way through the crowd to serenade them and then performed a few tracks for the happy couple and their guests.

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I LOVED making this wedding Highlights film and couldn’t wait to share it with the couple. They also loved it…

“Charlene we love it!

I must have watched it at least 100 times since you sent me it!

Thank you so much. It’s great and it just sums up the whole day for me. I didn’t stop smiling once!

Gary was really unsure of getting a video because he hates seeing himself on camera but he absolutely loves it, we both do.

Thank you again – you really are amazing!”

Wedding Ceremony – St James with Emmanuel Church, New Brighton
Wedding Reception – Thornton Manor, Thornton Hough, Wirral
Wedding Photographer – Teresa C Photography, Knowsley
Ice Cream Cart – Vitaliano’s Ice Cream,

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A Classic West Tower Wedding

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 dry knot…

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The guys were getting ready at home with all the children which sounded a little more chaotic than it actually was but it did make the girls morning seem super chilled!

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The rain still poured down as guests started to arrive at Dalton Church. The flower girls made the most of the space and their cute dresses by spinning around and making us all dizzy watching them. As David waited for his bride she was enjoying a shot of whiskey with her maids and Dad before they got in their awaiting Taxi. As a surprise though Helen took a little detour to meet up with her horse drawn carriage on the way to the church, it’s safe to say everyone was completely surprised and enjoyed the ride to the church even in the rain.

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The ceremony was lovely and relaxed, even the children enjoyed watching in-between picking up the scattered petals and skipping around the church. As they were announced as husband and wife they made their way outside ready to be showered in confetti as thankfully the rain had given them a little break.

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Helen and David made their way back to their reception venue, West Tower with the kids and guests enjoyed drinks in the cosy bar before heading back up to the wedding breakfast room for some yummy food and the all important wedding speeches. We even had a little performance from the Flower girls singing a song from Disney’s Frozen alongside Simon Brown, The Piano Man! Their photographer, Ian MacMichael, managed to sneak them outside as the sun was setting and the rain had subsided to get some cute couple portraits before heading back inside.

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And then it was time for not only the first dance as husband and wife but also a very special dance for Helen and her Dad. So cute watching a Father and Daughter dance, makes my heart melt. Guests were also treated to some amazing Ice Cream by Daresbury Ice Cream-the sorbet was delicious!

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To help make their day so perfect Helen and David hand picked some really talented wedding suppliers. Below is a list of everyone they wish to show off and thank for helping make their day so special…

Wedding Church Ceremony – Dalton church (St Michael and All Angels)
Wedding Reception Venue – West Tower, Aughton (with a special mention to Karen and Lyndsey)
Wedding Photography – Ian Macmichael photography
Wedding Jewellery – David Moss
Wedding Dress – White Rose of Rugeley
Wedding Party Suits – Slaters
Wedding DJ – Steve Mitchell
Wedding Band – Groovy Revolution (The Revs)
Wedding Pianist – Simon Brown piano man
Wedding Flowers – Norwegian Wood Florist, Liverpool
Wedding Cake – Vanilla Nova Cakes, Southport
Wedding invitations and Stationary – The Paper Doll
Venue Dressing – Princess4aday
Wedding Transport – Horse drawn carriages
Wedding Hair – Laura Regis Ormskirk
Wedding Make-up – Emma Parrington make up (amazing)
Brian Wareing chocolate fountain
Daresbury dairy ice cream

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