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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 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

Posted in Aphrodite Bridal Boutique, DiJay Ben, Flossy and Leigh make up, Fun wedding, Liverpool, Love Gets Sweeter, Mick Cookson Photography, Miss Bouquets, Mitton Hall, North West Wedding, professional wedding suppliers, videography, Wedding Cheshire, wedding film blog, wedding films, wedding ideas, wedding suppliers, wedding venue, wedding video, wedding video blog, wedding videographer, Weddings Cheshire, Weddings Lancashire, winter wedding | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

Posted in Cheshire, Cheshire Cat Cake Company, Karen Julia Photography, Love Gets Sweeter, Manchester, Manchester Town Hall, videography, wedding films, wedding suppliers, wedding venue, wedding video, wedding video blog, wedding videographer, Wedding videography portfolio, Weddings Manchester, winter wedding | Tagged , , , , , , , , |

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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Styal Lodge Styled Shoot

After a little bit of wedding inspiration from a group of very talented wedding suppliers? Looking for some incredible people to book to make your wedding extra special? Well this is why I love joining forces with my creative wedding friends and creating a bit of wedding gorgeousness for you all to drool over-and we get to show off a little! This time we headed over to Styal Lodge in Cheshire and the team set to work creating some incredible looks on the models as well as coming up with some amazing wedding styling…

Images from the lovely Lucy Greenhill.

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This shoot was so gorgeous it was even shared on Brides Up North earlier in the year! You can see that blog post by clicking here!

Click here to read more and see the Behind The Scenes film I created

I love autumnal colours and Lucy Greenhill (of Lucy G Photography fame) has really made these colours pop in the photographs from this inspiring styled wedding shoot at this contemporary Cheshire wedding venue. Stu and Laura at Laurel Weddings (the talented florists who organised the whole thing and bought us all together) started by setting up each ‘look’ and carefully tweaked them until they were perfect. I just loved the attention to detail, from the cute name tags and chair bows to the different flower arrangements made to compliment each style, and really enjoyed capturing all these little details for the ‘Behind the Scenes’ film I was creating for them.

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And just like a typical wedding we didn’t let the rain stop is from nipping outside to make use of that amazing winter light. The models looked positively flawless thanks to the talented make-up artist Jennie Freedland and they wore bridal gowns from a selection at Pearl Bridal.

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I was lucky enough to take some samples of the amazing cake home (some of it didn’t even make it home) thanks to Cheshire Cat Cake Company and can confirm it tastes as nice as it looks!

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Here’s a list of all the fabulous suppliers. All of whom I’d highly recommend!

Florist/ Coordinator: Laurel Weddings

Photographer: Lucy G Photography

Videographer: Love Gets Sweeter

Cakes: Cheshire Cat Cake Company

Wedding Dresses: Pearl Bridal Boutique

Venue: Styal Lodge

Hair and makeup artist: Jennie Freedland

Model: Kit Williams, Antonia and Natasha Jayne Heard

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A Hard Days Night Wedding

I honestly don’t know where to start with this amazing couple. Not only did they pick possibly one of the coolest wedding venues in Liverpool (the Hard Days Night Hotel), have amazing live music planned throughout their wedding (and why not, Liverpool is the Capital of Music) but they are just an awesome couple and I reckon after reading this and watching their film you’ll soon agree. I met Lydia what must be going on two years ago at a Hard Days Night wedding fair and I was so excited when she emailed to confirm she’d love to book!

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Click here to read more and see their wedding highlights film

I started filming the day in Lydia’s hotel suite at the Hard Days Night and although it was still classed as early the Paradox inspired playlist was blasting out of the iPod and the champagne had been popped. I knew from this moment I would have a blast with these girls, I just loved their style!

Anthony enjoyed being spoilt by his Mum and spent the morning with the parents and his Best Man in Crosby. With the Liverpool match kicking off before the ceremony everyone was keen to get in to town…

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As always the morning flew by in a blur of hairspray and eye shadow dust and before we knew it we were all gathering round to get Lydia in that amazing tea length wedding dress! She not only wowed us but we got a ‘wow’ from Dad too and it really added to the buzz in the room…

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As I don’t get to see this moment myself it really is one of the highlights when it comes to editing…the groom awaiting his bride! This part of the day really does go by in the blink of an eye and there’s so much pressure on us to get that shot. It is possibly one of my favourite parts of the day and even I well up a little when I get to watch that moment back, it really is amazing to be able to relive that moment over and over…

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Keyhole Studios Photography were quick to get all the guests on the front stairs at the Hard Days Night for the big group shot. It’s always fun to watch that! We then headed inside for some couple shots and for the guests to enjoy the amazing bar downstairs before everyone was ushered in to the wedding breakfast room for a slap up meal and some very entertaining speeches (I don’t think many grooms would get away with his opening ‘thank you’ to the father of the bride…). Miss Daisy set the mood playing live during the wedding breakfast even after singing Lydia down the aisle!

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Everyone was then treated to even more live music when RagTag Misfits took to the stage and encouraged the guests to joy in with a guitar case full of fun percussion instruments! The evening really did start with a bang and the music was amazing. It took a lot for me to stop jumping around with the bridesmaids and pack my gear up to go home. Now that was a wedding I would’ve paid to be a guest at…

And I thought I’d end on a very lovely message that Lydia posted on Facebook…

Just watch the highlights of our wedding video!! I’m just in love with it and the lady who edited it is just magical :-))) never ever thought Charlene would play such an important part and roll in our day, she is not only a videographer for anyone she would give you the world for any bride and groom to have the most brilliant day of there lives, with her experience and knowledge with weddings she has been like my own wedding planner, if I was every unsure of anything I would ask her advice, day or night she would answer. biggest biggest thank you to you (and fredo!) lovely lady, not only do we have a fantastic wedding video but I’ve made a lovely friend xxxxx

Wedding Venue – Hard Days Night Hotel, Liverpool
Wedding Entertainment – Miss Daisy (live accoustic daytime set), Preston
Wedding Entertainment – Rag Tag Misfits, Liverpool
Wedding Photographers – Keyhole Studios, Liverpool
Venue Styling/Chair cover hire – Add A Little Sparkle, Liverpool
Wedding Cake – Crosby Cake Company, Liverpool

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Winter Wedding at Rowton Castle

The first wedding of 2014 and it really set the bar high for all my other brides and grooms! The setting was the impressive Rowton Castle near Shrewsbury. A grade II listed building surrounded by stunning views of the Shropshire countryside where the photo opportunities were endless! The bride wowed, sparkling in a real princess dress that really suited the grand venue, and the guests were treated to ice cream before their wedding breakfast…what’s not to love? What made this really special was the fact that Charlotte was one of the first brides that booked through my first Wedding Fair at Event City!

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Click here to read more and see their wedding highlights film

Charlotte started her morning in one of the amazing suites at Rowton Castle along with her Mum and Bridesmaids. The bride just sat back and enjoyed all the pampering, leaving everyone else to deal with any stresses (what every bride should do)! The groom settled his nerves at the bar with the rest of the wedding party before getting ready and rocking some pretty cool flat caps with his Best Man. Charlotte’s Mum kept her cool while she got Charlotte in to her big princess gown and suddenly we were ready to make our way downstairs…

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Charlotte’s Dad did a bit of a skip down the aisle whilst trying to avoid standing on her dress (much to the amusement of the groom and the wedding guests) and then the guests took their seats to witness the happy couples say their vows…

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After the ceremony we headed outside (the weather timed it perfectly and the rain held off just when we needed it to) so that their wedding photographer, John Poole, could get started on the group shots. It’s always fun capturing this part as there’s lots of shouting if people are still at the bar or too busy gassing with the other guests and not hearing their name called out! We swiftly moved on to the big group shot where John (and a very helpful wedding guest) arranged everyone in to a huge heart shape! As guests were ushered in out of the cold the couple made their way to the front to get a few couple shots…

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We were soon back inside and ready to enjoy the wedding breakfast (thank you Charlotte and Paul for allowing us to sample such lovely food too) and to listen to the wedding speeches. I know everyone was a tad nervous about this part of the day but they did really well and got quite a few laughs!

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Guests then surrounded the dancefloor and welcomed the new Mr and Mrs Kelsall to the dancefloor while cute red hearts floated on the walls…

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Wedding Venue – Rowton Castle, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Wedding Photographer – John Poole, Shrewsbury
Wedding Dress- Dan Kerr, Blackpool
Suits and bridesmaid dresses – Dan Kerr, Blackpool
Wedding Flowers and Centrepieces – The Flower Shop by Morgan, Garstang, Preston
Wedding Hair Stylist – Hair by Claire, Shrewsbury
Wedding Make-up – The Beauty Room by Linda, Shrewsbury
Chair covers – Wendy Shaw, Shrewsbury

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