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A guest article by Lancashire wedding videographer Love Gets Sweeter

It’s true that the biggest regret of newlyweds is NOT having a wedding video. (According to Bridebook 75% of couples go on to regret it)!

Not investing in a professional wedding videographer is the no.1 regret of so many couples, but why?

So yes, I (Charlene) am a wedding videographer and this may seem like a totally biased post so let me share my personal experience too.

We nearly didn’t have a wedding video. We were weeks away and I was getting ever so nervous that we would go on to regret not having our very own wedding video.

My husband, like a lot of us, was very anti wedding video. His comparison was it being similar to a Peter Andre ITV2 documentary having cameras follow us around and annoying all the guests.

For me it was genuinely hating hearing and seeing myself on screen. I hate my voice! BUT, having seen the value in old home movies I hoped I could essentially get over myself so we could have our very own home movie!

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Hey you lovely lot! I have a really special wedding today – a romantic, gorgeously styled celebration with plenty of wow factor from Inglewood Manor in Cheshire. Beautiful bride Kim married her very handsome groom Tony in Woolton, Liverpool, before heading into the countryside for a fabulous celebration – and our friend Charlene from Love Gets Sweeter captured all the key moments on film!

Tony & Kim’s Inglewood Manor wedding suppliers

Wedding highlights film by – Love Gets Sweeter
Ceremony – St Peter’s Church, Woolton Village
Reception venue – Inglewood Manor, Cheshire
Photographer – Claire Basiuk Photography
Dress – Eliza Jane Howell
Make-up – Caitlin Helsby, Liverpool
Transport – Aintree Coachline

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Happy Sunday, you wonderful human. I’m snuggling into a cosy blanket this morning – it’s freezing out there and I’m taking a little me time to relax this weekend. But I’m excited because I have two fabulous features to share with you today. It’s pretty much a blog takeover, as our features today are all about Love Gets Sweeter – my friend Charlene has been making beautiful wedding videos for years and I’m thrilled to welcome Love Gets Sweeter to the English Wedding Blog. I’ll let the lovely lady introduce herself to you! Have a wonderful Sunday!

I’m Charlene and I’m a little more than your average wedding videographer! Based in Lancashire, Love Gets Sweeter is all about beautiful, fun and relaxed wedding videos. It’s also a little more than just a wedding video, it’s about creating a wonderful, friendly experience that allows you to be relaxed in front of the camera that starts from that first email.

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If you’re new to wedding blogs, and let’s face it, to planning weddings, I’m here to help! I’ve been around weddings for over a decade now, so I try not to forget that most of us are new to it all… you’re only going to be planning this wedding once, right? And any help or advice will be welcome… which is why we made The English Wedding Directory. This is where you can find all of our favourite wedding suppliers. Our Facebook page is updated with new vendors when they join us, and the Directory is full of brilliant photographers, stationers, florists, stylists… everything you might need for the wedding of your dreams!

Browse the English Wedding Directory here. It’s divided into different wedding supplier types from hair and make up artists through calligraphers, entertainment and wedding photographers. Choose your category and dive in – each listing you see goes directly to the supplier’s website. (I don’t like faffing either! You want to see what they do – so we send you straight to them 🙂

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Hello, and happy Wednesday to you! I have a beautifully elegant English wedding to share with you today – Annabelle and James were married at St Joseph’s church in Blundellsands and chose Thornton Manor for their wedding reception. They’d travelled from London for their wedding in the north west, which kind of proves how desirable Thornton Manor is as a top class wedding venue! Worth a journey… and then some! Their day is elegantly styled with just a few, but such beautiful details and special touches: a white bouquet, pale gold bridesmaids’ dresses and ties. You really don’t need more than this for such a stunning venue!

Annabelle and Jamess Highlights from Love Gets Sweeter on Vimeo.

Images and video are by lovely Charlene at Love Gets Sweeter, who told me a little about the wedding day:

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I’m sat here writing today’s wedding blog with a little tear in my eye. Wedding films move me – they do! The nervous moments as a groom waits for his bride get me every time! And then he reaches towards her and has to wipe away a tear… it’s magical, and so lovely. So – a warning: Davina and Dave will make you cry! Enjoy their Sheffield wedding highlights film by Love Gets Sweeter and read Davina’s beautifully written wedding story below (I laughed out loud at Dave and the dolphin trainer!)

Davina and Daves Highlights from Love Gets Sweeter on Vimeo.

Davina and Daves Highlights from Love Gets Sweeter on Vimeo.

Dave and Davina: a beautiful Sheffield wedding blog

When Dave proposed after 5 years together I knew that we weren’t going to have a long engagement and eagerly got stuck into planning our big day. Although we had no idea where we wanted to get married we knew that it had to be big enough for our family and friends without being cold and uninviting.

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Hello! Welcome to one of the most romantic blog posts I’ve ever shared on English Wedding Blog. You’re about to cry, I promise – but in a lovely way – as you watch Derek and Sarah’s wedding film.

I was having a quick chat with Charlene from Love Gets Sweeter when she showed me this little gem – of all her recent weddings this is the most romantic and beautiful day. I had to share it with all of you lovely blog readers! Sarah is beautiful. Derek will win you over and together they’ll make you want to get married right NOW!

Sarah and Derek’s Highlights from Love Gets Sweeter on Vimeo.

Sarah has been so generous with her wedding report for the blog as well – from the proposal (and once again, Derek you Rock!) to the wedding day and this lovely couple’s wedding supplier recommendations – this is fantastic. Over to Sarah and Derek…

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photography Hannah Dornford May (1)Morning everyone! Wedding dresses and some behind-the-scenes pictures today… I wanted to tell you a little more about couture dress designer Erica Stacey. Erica has made a real splash in the Manchester and Cheshire wedding scene (if that’s the right word: is there a ‘scene’? Answers on a postcard please…) with the launch of her couture bridal wear brand at the luxurious Tatton Wedding Show in January. I’ve come across her name on Brides Up North wedding blog and seen her dresses featured in fabulous creative shoots by some of my favourite wedding photographers. This lady is making waves – with gorgeous designs and a fantastic commercial launch, allow me to introduce Erica Stacey Bridal Wear.

Erica Stacey Bridal Wear – Promotional Video Shoot with Love Gets Sweeter Films

Erica Stacey Bridalwear from Love Gets Sweeter on Vimeo.

Erica Stacey is a new bridal wear label which launched at the Tatton Wedding Show in January. All our dresses are unique and individual for the bride who wants something different for her big day. Our dresses are handmade in Manchester, England.

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Lauren and Pat’s Wedding Highlights from Love Gets Sweeter on Vimeo.

A little something special for today – 3:44 minutes of romance with Lauren* and Pat’s lovely wedding feature film from Love Gets Sweeter. I love blogging wedding films like this – it’s wonderful to sit back, turn my speakers up, grab a biscuit (just to hold) and smile, giggle and cry a bit along with the movie!

Highlights of this wedding film for me (and for you to watch out for):

  • Hubert the dog is so cuddleable
  • the boys cycling their way around London (a bit wibbly)
  • Lauren’s fabulous dress by Enzoani is amazing on her! Properly elaborate and beautiful – and on such a gorgeous bride it looks incredible. Watch for the swishing through the park…
  • Pat’s nerves during the ceremony – he’s so lovely and adorably overwhelmed by the wedding
  • * briefly known as Louise as Pat said her middle name first by accident, or so I understand from the Love Gets Sweeter blog post!
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Tracy and Richard were married at the stunning Thornton Manor. Their style – as you’ll see instantly from the beginning of this wedding movie – is cool, just a dab quirky and lots of fun! Tracy’s dress is an absolute stunner – she makes a beautiful bride.

Inspiring details include the white VW camper van to the church, the vintage cars on the drive to the manor house, the wishing tree and beautiful group shots taken by top wedding photographer Tobiah Tayo.

The wedding reception has lovely vintage styling with candelabras on every table draped with strings of pearls. The sumptuous venue can only be admired – with luxurious surroundings, ornate frames and beautiful lighting, this really is the most special of wedding days.

Watch for Tracy twirling happily around in her wedding dress during the first dance – it’s fabulous to see such a wonderfully happy bride and groom!

Tracy and Richard’s Highlights from Love Gets Sweeter on Vimeo.

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A little something new and different for you today – who fancies a real wedding on film? Oh yes, today we have moving pictures to share with you – and a beautiful, classic wedding day at a stunning venue.

Jenna and Paul’s wedding is gorgeous – I loved every minute from the quiet, tranquil laughs and cuddles as the girls got ready (and the boys on a carousel! nothing like being organised, hey?!) to the end of the day. Jenna is a stunning bride – with her blonde hair in a classy up do, her dress is beautiful with sparkle and she looks radiant.

Scarisbrick Hall is a great wedding venue, and the gothic architecture is a perfect backdrop for this super stylish wedding day.

There are tears and laughter through the day. Highlights for me include the gorgeous lensflare in the photography as Jenna and Paul have photos taken in the evening sunshine.
Jenna’s table centrepieces are really fab: tall glasses on every table, sooo sophisticated and stylishly simple.

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Nothing conveys the atmosphere of a wedding day more than a little music, and that’s why I love watching wedding films. This one’s a special treat though, as Cristina and MP’s Aviemore wedding film really matches the music to the rapidly changing spirit of their wedding day!

From the madcap crazy antics of the boys getting ready to the serenity and quiet excitement of the girls’ preparation in the morning, to the wedding vows in church and then the party afterwards, the film by Love Gets Sweeter captures the moments and accompanies them in style.

Charlene from Love Gets Sweeter warned me the music is “a bit marmite” and I was intrigued. Turns out I bloody love marmite! I think you might just love this too… takes a bit of talent to fit a wedding film to a soundtrack like this one but it’s beautifully done!

Cristina and MP’s Wedding Highlights from Love Gets Sweeter on Vimeo.