I’ve got a lot of submissions that I am struggling to get through at the moment so I’m really pleased that I have finally managed to put pen to paper (so to speak) and get this up on LMW, as it definitely worth sharing with you guys. When Charlene, from Love Gets Sweeter, emailed me and asked me what I thought of her work – gorgeous, enthralling and completely engaging were a couple of words that sprang to mind.
The first is the wedding of Evie (love that name!) & Jamie on New Years Eve, turn up the volume and enjoy…
“It’s always hard filming a wedding of a friend in the wedding business! Evie is a brilliant wedding photographer so we knew there would be a lot of imagination and creativity going into her own day as she’s seen so many amazing weddings! They got married in Jamie’s Mums local church which meant it was extra special for everyone. Every wedding has something go wrong and on this occasion the bride arrived before the bridesmaids as they got stuck in traffic! Poor Jamie looked ever so nervous at the front of the church but the vicar kept everyone informed about what was happening outside! But it was the reception venue that had the real wow factor! They took us to see their Uncles Nursery just before Christmas and we just couldn’t begin to imagine how they would turn the huge empty green house into a fabulous wedding venue. Needless to say, Evie’s amazing vision and the hard work of all their family and friends really did blow us away on the day! She had hand made so many things from her bouquet and hair band to the silver sprayed branches and table centre pieces. It really is enough to inspire any bride to be creative and add a personal touch to their day.”
The second film is from the wedding of Cristina and Mark-Paul who were married in Aviemore, Scottish Highlands – brilliant song choice
“This whole wedding was like a big adventure! We were unable to meet before the big day so we got to know each other by chatting via email and Facebook. We made the epic 6 ½ hour trip up to Aviemore-an adventure in itself-and over the next two days allowed ourselves to be completely swept up in the wedding! Their ceremony was held at the same church Christina’s Mum and Dad were married and their reception was held at a friend’s home down the road. It was great to see their personalities shine through and seeing different cultures of Spanish and British together was fascinating! A particular favourite Spanish tradition was when the groom had to remove the brides garter blindfolded…in front of everyone! The fun really began for me in the edit. I only get to see the groom’s footage at this point and what we got of him with his family and friends was hysterical! From being part of such an intimate day I really felt I had got to know them enough that I could try something a little different. I couldn’t resist trying Bjorks ‘It’s Oh So Quiet’ to reflect their different personalities and sum them up as a couple. It worked beautifully and Cristina even said ‘We absolutely love the video and Bjork is a perfect song, especially for the crazy man!”
* Where did you get the inspiration from to set up ‘Love Gets Sweeter’
What better inspiration than our own wedding film? We had never even seen a wedding film before we started our own, I just knew that I wanted to take advantage of some very talented cameraman friends! With my background in editing and love of all things wedding, the film came together very naturally and we even had a screening for our friends and family! Everyone loved it and I had friends of friends asking if I could do theirs. Before I knew it my husband Lee had surprised me with a web domain named after our first dance song, Love Gets Sweeter. He even got a web designer on the case to start creating our very own personalised web page!
Throughout my life I have been inspired by films and wedding films are no different. I love creating something so unique and personal for each film to really reflect the couples personalities. The whole process from the initial meeting, the chats in between and the wedding day itself is great to be a part of and I’m really passionate about making the effort to get to know each couple so I can really create THEIR wedding film. I really want them to be able to feel and relive the emotions of the day just by watching their film. Our wedding day was over a year ago now and we still get goosebumps watching our film on our phones. We’ve even had strangers cry while watching ours and I can honestly say our photographs haven’t had that effect! A beautiful wedding film should be more than just a camera filming your day. It should capture the atmosphere of the day and the personalities of the couple as well as being something that looks stunning for years to come. You only have one wedding day that you may have spent years planning, so having a wedding film is definitely worth the investment to complement your wedding photographs.
I’m what you could call the creative mind behind all of our work and my husband plays the very important role of being the business mind-as well using his design skills to create our beautiful DVD cases! We make a great team and after meeting couples they always comment on our joint enthusiasm and how they love hearing a different perspective on why they should invest in a wedding film.
* What are the costs involved for hiring you, and what about travel?
We found it hard to make a ‘standard’ package that would fit each couple. Every wedding is different so we created 3 packages starting from £900 up to £1600 with a list of extras to help each couple create a completely bespoke wedding DVD. We’ve had grooms film their arrival in a helicopter so we’ve added that to their final DVD and even out takes reels for all those bloopers and guest messages. It really is possible to add personality to your wedding film!
We don’t like to put a time limit on the day either and like to capture everything that is important to the couple in order to make the perfect film, from the bridal prep (and sometimes even the groom!) right through to the first dance and some of the evening entertainment.
We are based in Burscough, Lancashire but enjoy travel ling nationally and have covered weddings all over the UK. From Somerset and Oxfordshire to Altrincham and Aviemore! Some locations may require additional mileage costs or overnight accommodation so time is not limited on the day.
Do be sure to have a look at the site, Love Gets Sweeter and tell me what you think. Are you planning on having your wedding filmed? I didn’t but now I have seen these I sort of wish I had …..