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 Fun Filled Willington Hall Wedding Film

Having been to film a wedding at Willington Hall (You can see that gorgeous Willington winter wedding video here) the year before I was really excited to be booked to film there again.

This time I had the pleasure of filming Kath and Matthew’s wedding over in Tarpoley, Cheshire and it was certain to be a fabulously fun one as the Bride had lots of surprises planned. This Disney loving couple had us smiling along with them all day…

bride and groom taking a romantic walk around the gardens at sunset at willington hall

Click here to read more about their amazing wedding and see their wedding highlights film

As always I started off my morning filming the Bride and her family as Paul headed over to film the Groom. I arrived to complete calm and big cheesy grins whereas Paul arrived to a few nervous smiles. I loved the contrast!

The guys had Dad do the finishing touches before heading off in the Bentley’s (the first surprise) to St Deiniol church in Hawarden, Deeside.

Kath was helped in to her stunning bespoke wedding dress, expertly made by Maria Morris, before her talented make-up artist (Jane Bellis) added the finishing touches. Dad was clearly blown away, even if he did well to keep composed.

bespoke wedding dress hanging up at brides house in Ewloe

bride opening Tiffany gift off groom morning of her wedding

mum and daughter having a big emotional hug morning of the wedding

dad helping get the groom looking smart at Willington Hall

Groom laughing with family before wedding at Willington Hall

Bride smiling at her Mum while getting in to her bespoke wedding dress

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dad and daughter share a cheeky grin and smile before the wedding

Matthew looked nervous as he waited for Kath to arrive. She looked utterly gorgeous as she stepped out of her wedding car in to the pouring rain. Typical August weather in the North West of England!

She floated down the aisle and they both grinned from ear to ear as the church ceremony got under way. The priest kept things lighthearted before the serious bit of exchanging vows and wedding rings.

They were soon announced as husband and wife and made their way out in to the church grounds, perfectly timed as the rain had decided to cease…

bride sat in her wedding car in the rain typical august wedding weather

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bride and groom see each other for the first time at the church ceremony before getting married

bride putting ring on groom and exchanging wedding vows during their church service in Cheshire

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Guests made their way to Willington Hall to enjoy drinks in the lounge areas. They then braved the winds to have some group photos outside in the gorgeous grounds before wedding breakfast was served.

Kath’s next surprise went down a storm as The Best Singing Waiters took to the floor and had soon had everyone on their feet dancing around the tables and throwing their napkins in the air.

bride and groom portraits in the gardens of Willington Hall

Groom singing in to the mic during Singing Waiters performance after meal at Willington Hall

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groom and friends dancing in their own boyband during singing waiters surprise perfomance at Willington Hall

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groom saying nice things about his bride during the wedding speeches at Willington hall

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I managed to persuade them back outside as the sky was looking beautiful as the sun dipped down behind the clouds. Always a great time of the day to let the couple enjoy some time together and get some of those romantic shots we all love.

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Soon it was time to take to the dance floor and guests were treated to a surprise choreographed first dance to Michael Buble ending with a fabulous balloon release over the newlyweds.

Guests then joined them on the floor to dance the night away as we said our goodbyes, ready to watch back over all the amazing footage we had captured from such an incredible wedding.

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I’d love to film another wedding at Willington so if you’re looking for someone to film your wedding there why not get in touch?

Kath left this amazing review for me on Facebook:

Charlene is an amazing videographer!
My wedding highlights is amazing! She captured all the fun and love of the day. Charlene and her colleague Paul (who I thought was fabulous) made me feel so comfortable and went above and beyond what I asked and needed them to do. This marvellous lady fixed my hair and sorted my dress out on numerous occasions! Charlene & Paul thank you! Can’t wait to see the full film ??

Wedding Church Ceremony – St Deniol Church, Hawarden, Deeside
Wedding Reception – Willington Hall, Tarpoley, Cheshire
Bespoke Wedding Dress – Maria Morris, Cheadle
Wedding Photographer – Laura-Louise at Capture My, Chester
Wedding Singing Waiters – The Best Singing Waiters
Wedding Flowers – Black Cat Floral Design, Chester
Wedding Make-Up – Jane Bellis, Deeside

Posted in August wedding, Cheshire, Deeside, Love Gets Sweeter, photographs, videography, wedding film blog, wedding films, wedding inspiration, wedding video blog, wedding videographer, Weddings Cheshire, Willington Hall |

Late Summer Eaves Hall Wedding Video

I must say that I think September is becoming my favourite month to film a wedding. The weather always seems to be in our favour and the light in the evening is so beautiful. I can’t help but get creative and film the couple wandering around the grounds of their stunning wedding venue.

In this case it was the glorious Eaves Hall in Clitheroe, Lancashire and the turn of Shona and Matthijs to get married…

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Click here to read more about their amazing wedding and see their wedding highlights film

My super organised bride and groom had everything planned to perfection so it was only right that everyone enjoyed getting ready at Eaves Hall as well as celebrate the wedding there to ensure things ran smoothly.

It made it a more relaxing affair (especially for those bridesmaid’s who had travelled long distances by train and car and had to iron their dresses on arrival!) and everyone could enjoy their fancy surroundings. The guys were even more relaxed as they sipped champagne from tea cups (who needs to call down for glasses?) and the girls enjoyed champagne and crisps while having their hair and make-up perfected by the talented Wedding Belles.

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As always, time ran away with us in all the excitement of getting ready. Emotions were running high, even the bridesmaids shed a few tears and it was soon time to get Shona in to her beautiful wedding dress!

Matthijs welcomed his guests in to the ceremony room at Eaves Hall and waited excitedly for his bride.

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Shona glided down the aisle towards her handsome Groom and was greeted with a cheeky kiss and he even wiped away a tear. Their readings were actually the same reading but read in both English and Dutch for all their guests to enjoy.

Rings were exchanged and soon the new Mr and Mrs Boon were making their way down the aisle and out in to the glorious sunshine to be showered in colourful confetti.

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Their wedding photographer Daley Wilson was soon gathering family and friends together for the all important group shots before we were both able to sneak away and capture some more romantic footage of them in the grounds of Eaves Hall.

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The wedding breakfast was soon underway and not long after so were the wedding speeches. I loved that the newlyweds had their own sweetheart table and the speakers got to come up and share their funny stories in front of a great crowd.

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Shona slipped in to a sparkly number for the evening reception and the happy couple wowed their guests by taking to the floor and performing a suprise Cha Cha Cha! Piano Factor were up next and kept the dancefloor full playing some great tunes (and I LOVE filming everyone at this point as they show off their best moves unaware we are still hovering around!).

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Eaves Hall is fast becoming one of my favourite venues and I love getting chosen to film such amazing weddings there. If you’re planning your wedding at Eaves Hall in Clitheroe and still looking for the perfect wedding videographer do get in touch. I’d love to show off some of my other Eaves Hall weddings!

Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue – Eaves Hall, West Bradford, Clitheroe
Wedding Flowers – Rolands Florist, Rawtenstall
Wedding Hair and Make-Up – Wedding Belles, Lytham St Annes
Wedding Photographer – Daley Wilson Photography, Rossendale, Lancashire
Evening Entertainment – Piano Factor

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A Romantic Racquet Club Wedding Video

Sarah and Jonathan chose me to be their wedding videographer for their Liverpool wedding celebrations after seeing their good friends Siobhan and Gary’s wedding video (Sarah was one of Siobhan’s bridesmaids, you can probably spot her in their wedding highlights film here). Possibly the nicest and sweetest couple I have ever had the pleasure of filming! Click below to read more about their wedding ceremony in West Derby and reception at The Racquet Club

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Click here to read more about their amazing wedding and see their wedding highlights film

The sun was shining brightly again as I arrived at the Bride’s house in Liverpool. All the girls looked super glamorous in their matching pink pj’s and wedding slippers as the hair and make-up team perfected their wedding looks.

Over at Jonathan’s parents house the guys were having fun trying to get the button holes on right as they enjoyed a few beers in the garden before heading to St Mary’s Church in West Derby ready for the wedding ceremony.

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Sarah was soon getting in her stunning lace dress, Rocks for Frocks hairpiece sparkling as brightly as her Jimmy Choos. Mum did the final checks before she wowed her Dad and bridesmaids downstairs.

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The cars arrived and local church goers snapped away as she made her way inside. The look on Jonathan’s face when he turns to see his bride walking down the aisle was so amazing it nearly bought a tear to my eye as he wiped away his own tears.

The couple lit their candles and enjoyed some lovely readings before the serious part of exchanging vows and rings. It didn’t stay serious for long as they were announced as Husband and Wife, punching the air as they walked back down the aisle!

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The Racquet Club near the docks in Liverpool City Centre was the venue of choice for the wedding reception. Guests arrived to a fun slideshow playing in the library while enjoying champagne and canapes before making their way to their seats for the wedding breakfast. Loud cheers welcomed the newlyweds as they made their way to the seats.

The speeches kicked off with a Best Man needing to down a shot before embarrassing the Groom. The Groom then got a little red faced when he worded part of his speech in a way that made it sound like his Nan nearly passed away but made up for it by saying some incredibly sweet things about his new wife.

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Before the evening started their photographer got them outside in the evening sun to have some photos in the grounds of Our Lady and St Nicholas Church in front of the famous Liverpool Liver Building.

The newlyweds then took to the floor as husband and wife, firstly cutting the gorgeous cake made by Sarah’s young cousin before showing off their best moves for their first dance.

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90’s music was the genre of choice and Sarah’s friends piled on the dance floor to show off their dance moves to the likes B*Witched and Steps (secret favourites of mine!!)

If you’re getting married at St Mary’s or the Racquet Club in Liverpool and would like to see if I’m available to film your wedding then get in touch via my contact form or emailing

Wedding Church Ceremony – St Mary’s Church, West Derby
Wedding Reception – The Racquet Club Hotel, Liverpool
Wedding Bridal Hair pieces – Rocks for Frocks, Liverpool
Wedding Cars – Vintage Choice
Wedding Centre Pieces – Red Events Creative, Liverpool
Wedding DJ and dance floor – Best Entertainments

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A Summer Golf Wedding in Cheshire

Being a wedding videographer is wonderful when the wedding you’re about to film ticks all the boxes.

Not only did the sun shine all day for this lucky bride and groom on their wedding day in Cheshire but, I also got to film alongside one of my favourite wedding photographers Kelly Clarke (she’s photographed Paisley as a bump, a newborn AND her Christening too!).

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Click here to read more about their amazing wedding and see their wedding highlights film

The day started bright and early at Carly’s Grandparents house in Sandbach. A professional wedding make-up artist was on hand to make them look even more beautiful and Carly was on hand for Grandad to make sure he looked super smart.

Over at Scott’s the boys had a huge to-do list before they could get ready, probably explains the need for the swigs of whisky…

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The church was soon filing up and Scott struggled to control his emotions as he waited for Carly to arrive.

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The ceremony at St Mary’s Church in Sandbach went without a hitch and after exchanging wedding rings the new Mr and Mrs made their way outside to be showered in confetti.

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Guests made their way over to Malkins Bank Golf Club and thanks to the amazing Cheshire sunshine were able to enjoy drinks on the patio overlooking the green.

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The wedding breakfast room looked beautiful with it’s soft pinks and whites.

The newlyweds were welcomed in to whoops and cheers before they got to tuck in to their wedding breakfast.

The meal was followed by some touching speeches and again Scott struggled to fight back the tears in an emotional speech (great for the wedding video!).

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Thanks to Kelly and the couple being up for anything to get amazing shots for the photos and video we borrowed a few golf buggies and headed out on to the green. I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun that was…

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bride and groom having portraits in Cheshire filmed by Love Gets Sweeter

Cake cutting and first dance followed and guests filled the dancefloor to celebrate with the new Mr and Mrs Smith.

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Amazing wedding, as I’m sure you’ll agree, and it really was an absolute honour and pleasure to have been the one to film Scott and Carly’s day. Thank you to Kelly for recommending me! You need to take a look at the amazing photographs she captured from the wedding, you can see them here.

Wedding Church Ceremony – St Mary’s Church, Sandbach
Wedding Reception Venue – Malkins Bank Golf Club, Sandbach
Wedding Photographer – Kelly Clarke Photography, Manchester
Wedding Transport – A Perfect Day Wedding Cars, Staffordshire
Wedding Flowers – The Flower Shop, Sandbach

Posted in A Perfect Day Wedding Cars, blog, Cheshire, Kelly Clarke Wedding Photography, Love Gets Sweeter, Malkins Bank Golf Club Sandbach, St Marys Church Sandbach, Traditional wedding, videography, Wedding Cheshire, Wedding DVD, wedding film blog, wedding films, wedding video, wedding video blog, wedding videographer, Wedding Videography in, Weddings Cheshire |

A Romantic Mitton Hall Wedding Video

Mitton Hall in the Ribble Valley is one of my all time favourite countryside venues to film weddings at (I love it that much I even recommended it to my sister in law who ended up getting married there too, see her wedding highlights video here).

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Click here to read more about their amazing wedding and see their wedding highlights film

I’ve had the pleasure of editing this wonderful wedding highlights video to a track recorded by Bridget’s talented sister. Makes it extra personal, don’t you think?

Smiles and the smell of bacon welcomed me at Bridget’s Mum and Dad’s beautiful home, the hair and make-up team were busy making everyone look perfect and the boys were doing their best to keep out the way!

Over near the church the Groom was getting ready with his wedding party (though they were actually playing pool and reading the papers when my assistant arrived!).





The morning flew by as usual and everyone was soon getting themselves ready eagerly awaiting the wedding cars to take them to the church, St John’s in Broughton.

The rain was soon tapping at the window as Bridget stepped in to her wedding dress, giddy with excited nerves and her Mum fussing around her to make sure everything was perfect.

Her bridesmaids cried when they saw her and after wiping away their tears they were soon practising how to hold her dress before the chauffeurs from Broughton Wedding Cars were helping them all in to the wedding cars.



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At church Ben found time to take a few selfies with his Best Man and Ushers before getting in to place at the front of the church. Bridget made it through the puddles and was soon making her way down the aisle to meet her Groom.



They didn’t stop grinning at each other throughout, it was wonderful to see a couple so in love.

After lighting their candle together they were soon walking back down the aisle as husband and wife, pausing to pose for photos under the church bells (as Bridget rings the church bells herself!).




Rain had finally stopped and guests made their way over to Mitton Hall for the wedding reception.

The red carpet was laid out and the fire roaring as guests enjoyed Pimms and canapes.

The breakfast room looked incredible as always and guests were wowed as they took to their seats.

The new Dr and Mrs Sanderson were announced in to the room to deafening applause, still with those huge grins on their faces!


After the meal guests were treated to some incredible speeches before heading out in to the grounds of Mitton to enjoy a few family photographs with their photographer friend, Ian.

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The room was quickly turned around so that their wedding band The Funtime Frankies could be ready to play Bridget and Ben’s first dance as husband and wife.

Guests were then in for a surprise as Bridget and Ben performed with their bridal party (including Mum’s and Dad’s!!!) to the track Uptown Funk.

Safe to say the guests were impressed with their dance moves and were soon joining them on the dance floor to show off moves of their own…



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I LOVED filming Bridget and Ben’s wedding and it was great to be back at Mitton Hall again. If you’re planning to get married at Mitton and are after a videographer get in touch, I’d love to hear from you!

Wedding Church Ceremony – St John the Baptists Church, Broughton
Wedding Reception – Mitton Hall, Mitton, Lancashire
Wedding Photographer – Ian Kennedy
Wedding Cars – Broughton Weddings Cars
Wedding Band – The Funtime Frankies, Leyland
Wedding Flowers – Marquis of Fulwood Floral design
Wedding Cake – Kym Ratcliffe

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Celebrating a Special Wedding Anniversary

Yesterday was our 7th wedding anniversary. Bronze I believe, though we didn’t have a clue what to buy so took a day off instead to celebrate! 7 years ago today I was waking up in our room at The Hillbark Hotel married (and realising I’d left my bra at the hotel I got ready in so had to wear the signed Liverpool shirt I gave my husband the day before and hold my arms in strategic places so no-one realised…). Enjoying breakfast with loved ones while we reminisced about what an AMAZING day we’d had (despite the rain. On an August Bank Holiday!).


No-one can really express how fast your wedding day goes, or how much fun you’ll have or even how much your jaw will ache the next day from smiling so much.They’ll tell you but you’ll brush it off because EVERYONE says that, I mean how fast can it really go? What they may also tell you is how glad they were to have it captured on video and because it goes so fast and much of it is a blur to have amazing photos and video to look back and enjoy really is one of the best decisions you’ll ever make for your wedding day (after actually getting married of course…and my husband will probably add in having an epic honeymoon too haha).


I watch my Highlights every now and then and although at times I feel it’s cheesy (I went way overboard on the slo-mos and possibly the blusher too…) and there’s times I cringe looking at myself and my cheesy grin I must say that there are many more happy moments that fill me with joy than I can even think to mention. From editing it myself to watching it a million times I still see something new. And as the years go by I treasure it more and more because it becomes even more important to us. We’ve lost so many family members since we were married and watching it now it broke my heart a little seeing our Nan’s that are no longer with us… but it also makes me happy that I can see them again.

I can also see that moment that Lee lost it a little with his wobbly lip as I walked down the aisle. Those cheeky winks and holding hands when you think no-one is looking. Seeing everyone enjoying themselves and doing silly things, the amazing Cody Urban Dancers, our choreographed first dance (to the song Love Gets Sweeter, thanks to Clare for helping us) and the totally unsafe techniques people attempted with those Thai lanterns. You can’t explain how amazing that is to anyone until they’ve lived that day and then they too can watch it all back. So do consider having your wedding filmed/ videoed, even if you hate being on camera like Lee and I, because hand on heart it was the best decision we made that day and if I’d not edited my own film then I wouldn’t be writing this on my own wedding videography blog to share my wonderful memories with you guys now…

Excuse me while I go dig out my wedding dress again and you can enjoy being transported back to 2009…

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A Lovely Liver Building Wedding Film

I actually know this Bride and Groom through a mutual friend and a past love of Insanity workouts in Burscough. I fell pregnant half way through and it was only when I heard from Angharad enquiring about filming her amazing wedding at The Venue at The Royal Liver Building in Liverpool did we get to catch up again. Fast forward a good while later (I do love an organised Bride) the big day was finally upon us and everyone was getting ready to celebrate the wedding of the year in the amazing city of Liverpool.

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Click here to read more and see their wedding highlights film

The weather wasn’t looking to bright but the girls certainly brightened that dreary day when I arrived to film them getting ready at The Shankley Hotel in the city centre. The room was filled with great tunes, huge balloons and lots of excited laughter. Time was soon racing away so their photographer, Wes Simpson, had them do a few crazy poses while jumping on the bed before it was time to get Angharad in to her stunning wedding dress. The boys had gotten ready super early and keen to get to the venue so filming started with them doing final checks on the rooms and waiting for their guests to arrive. Before too long the bridal party were arriving ready to welcome the bride…

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The ceremony room looked incredible with the giant balloons and bright white walls, those vibrant flower arrangements by Celebration Florists of bright purples and big yellow sunflowers, the perfect blank canvas for the Bride to make her entrance. In all the excitement the veil got caught on the way in and flew out of her hair but it didn’t stop her arriving at her Groom’s side with a smile on her face. Personal vows, a gorgeous reading and the rings being delivered by a stunning barn owl from The Owl Ring Bearer, all helped make this ceremony extra special and they were soon walking back down the aisle as Mr and Mrs Walsh.

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Guests made their way out in to the windy Liverpool waterfront to be surprised by a dove release (would you look at those faces when they fly out!!) and had the opportunity to meet the gorgeous ring bearer. It was then time for confetti and those all important family and friend group photographs before being escorted back up to the reception room for the wedding breakfast.

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The new Mr & Mrs Walsh were announced in to the room before taking their seats to enjoy their first meal as husband and wife. Speeches were next and not only did they get a few tears but the Best Man even had some help from Tim’s son entertaining the crowd with his dance moves!

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After that very special dance lesson ‘refresher’ the Groom took to the floor with his new Wife and they had their first dance together. Before we left we couldn’t resist watching a few guests posing like pro’s on the vintage style Moon Booth and treating themselves to a dip in the chocolate fountain before dancing the night away…

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Wedding Ceremony and Reception – The Venue – The Royal Liver Building, Liverpool
Wedding Florist – Celebration Florist, Skelmersdale
Barn Owl Ring Bearer and Dove Release – The Owl Ring Bearer, Lathom, Lancashire
Wedding Hair – Katie Fairfield – Katie at The Salon, Southport
Wedding Photographer – Wes Simpson, Cheshire

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A Charming Cheshire Hall Wedding

Charming, fun, delightful, stunning and simply divine are words I’d use to describe this incredible wedding in Middleton and Altrincham, Cheshire. I’d been so excited about this day from the very moment they booked and every meeting, email and chat we had after that made me love them more and more. Their daughter Heidi even came round to one pre-wedding meeting and we spent most of the time cooing over how cute she was babbling away with Paisley!

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Anyway, back to the wedding! After saying their vows in front of family and friends at St Peter’s Church in Middleton they took their wedding celebrations to The Cheshire Hall (formally Davenport Green Hall) in Altrincham. But before all that we had the joy of filming them both get ready…

Click here to read more and see their wedding highlights film

Sherie spent the morning at her Mum’s beautiful home with her bridesmaids, Mum, flower girls and not forgetting their talented wedding photographer Mick Cookson where they had professional hair and make-up artists on hand to make them all look even more glamorous. We even had a bit of a musical performance from the flowergirls (which didn’t give everyone a headache, honest!). The boys were over at their home getting ready before heading over to the local pub before the church service. Totally out the blue they decided to perform for the camera on the way to the church which made for some funny footage as you’ll see…

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The church was soon filling up with guests and Jonathan waited nervously at the front for his bride. This was after he had to shoot back home to get the wedding rings that he’d forgotten…which the priest pointed out a few times during the service even though I’d done well to keep it from Sherie on the morning! Thankfully Sherie was a little late due to the flowers arriving late so it gave him time to get back to the church and still have time to get nervous all over again.

Sherie arrived with a huge grin and clearly couldn’t wait to walk down the aisle. The flower girls were more keen and made their way down to the front before the music had even started! Jonathan and Sherie met at the front of the church smiling at each other and squeezing each others hands, one of the sweetest moments I’ve seen. The ceremony went without a hitch, Heidi even took a few moments to pose at the front for all the guests to see (potentially stealing the show a little, don’t you think?) and they were soon walking back down the aisle as husband and wife.

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Sherie and Jonathan arrived at The Cheshire Hall in Altrincham to champagne and excited guests but before they could chat Mick Cookson whisked them off for a few bride and groom portraits in the venue’s grounds. They posed like pros and they both looked gorgeous being all romantic and cuddling up to each other (I love filming this part of the day!). Sophia and Heidi got the best deal as the couple had hired Nannies to keep the children entertained and they were playing games all afternoon!

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Then after a quick catch up with guests they all headed to the front drive for group photos before heading in to the barn for the wedding breakfast. And how nice did that barn look? With gorgeous sequins and hanging lanterns the room looked stunning and guests were soon seated and enjoying their fancy 3 course meal.

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Speeches were next and Sherie even stood up to give an emotional few words to thank her Mum and new Husband. Guests then found the photobooth highly entertaining before heading back in to the barn to see the couple take to the dancefloor for their first dance as husband and wife. Their incredible wedding band, The Dawn, even sang their first dance song Three Little Birds and did an incredible job of keeping the dance floor full (possibly my favourite band of the year so far!).

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Wedding Church Ceremony – St Peter’s Church, Middleton, Cheshire
Wedding Reception Venue – The Cheshire Hall, Altrincham
Wedding Photographer – Mick Cookson Photography, Manchester
Wedding Make-up – Hayley Stott (freelance, mobile)
Bridal hair – Kerry Iveson at Jack Edwards Hairdressers, Middleton
Decorations, Stationary, Flowers, Childminders & Wedding Planning – Gillian Kay, By esign
Wedding Invitations- I Do Designs
Wedding Dress- Fairytale Brides, Whitefield
Custom Bridal Veil- Elizabeth Dickens
Bridal Headpiece and Cuff- Rocks for Frocks, Liverpool
Wedding Cars- Limo Scene, Manchester
Wedding rings- Two Become One
Candy Cart- Love is So Sweet
String Quartet – Northern String Quartet
Wedding Band – The Dawn, Liverpool
Vegan cake- Vegan Cake Fairy (Cherril Wilson)

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A Glamorous Liverpool Wedding

It seriously can’t get more glamorous than this stylish Liverpool wedding. Not only was the bride a stunner with an air of Grace Kelly about her but the groom didn’t scrub up too bad either (how nice is that vibrant peacock lining in his blue suit?). Their city centre historic venue, The Racquet Club, even set the tone for the celebrations and gave the day another air of sophistication.

Prepare to swoon…

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“Soooooo beautiful !!!! We cant stop watching it !!!!!! Thank you so much xxxxxxxxxx” Helen & Stephen

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I had so much fun in the morning filming the girls. They had Bethan on hand to style their hair and she didn’t disappoint (I’ve worked with her before on another Liverpool wedding, that of Lydia and Anthony’s at the Hard Day’s Night Hotel). The sun was shining and there was soon a flurry of activity upstairs as the bridal party began to get ready. I’m sure you’ll agree that they all looked stunning but Helen really did take your breath away…

The guys were quick to get ready in their smart navy suits and made their way to St Peter and Paul’s church in Crosby to meet their guests. This is where Stephen did get a little nervous and his eyes started to water when guests were asked to stand and welcome the bridal party.

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Vows and rings were exchanged before they sealed it with a romantic kiss! They literally skipped out of the church and were soon being showered in bright, rainbow coloured confetti in the sunshine. After a few group shots the guests were taken to the venue in a hired double decker and the couple enjoyed some time as the new Mr and Mrs as we made our way to The Racquet Club near the Liverpool Docks.

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Guests mingled in the library where the newly weds soon joined them before being ushered in to the wedding breakfast room. The room looked stunning and elegant with candelabras, vintage style jars and white hydrangeas and not forgetting those huge light up LOVE letters! Speeches soon followed and they were the ideal mix of personal stories and a few funny ones thrown in to embarrass the couple (the bride it seemed mostly haha).

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Before the couple took to the dance floor we snuck out for some couple shots in the gardens of St Andrew’s Church with their wedding photographer, Mathew Rycraft. The light was just perfect as the sun gave that late evening warm glow across the city!

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Then it was back to cut that gorgeous cake, show off those dance moves and not forgetting a bit of selfie sing along with the girls before we made our exit…

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I had an amazing time filming this gorgeous wedding and I can’t wait to be back at The Racquet Club in a few weeks. Liverpool is a city I love so much so if you’re planning a wedding somewhere in this incredible city and are yet to find your perfect wedding videographer why not get in touch…?

Wedding Church Ceremony: St Peter and Paul’s, Crosby
Wedding Reception: The Racquet Club, Liverpool
Wedding Photographer: Matthew Rycraft
Wedding Band: The 29 Degrees

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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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