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This Is What Makes a Brilliant Wedding

First off, congratulations! Although I guess like most of our couples you’ve probably already got quite a history together, right? By this point you probably have a fairly good idea of what the other likes – that makes life a little easier. But still, there’s a lot to organise!

In the last years we’ve witnessed hundreds of people getting married, and met countless people in the wedding industry. Each of the following posts detail what we think works, and what doesn’t, for various parts of a wedding. Read More...

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10 Questions You Must Ask Your Photographer

10 Questions You Must Ask Your Photographer

Part of our This Is What Makes a Brilliant Wedding series

At the first meeting with a couple at the studio – I usually say, “Do you have any questions you’d like to ask me?”, and this is usually met with an honest answer of, “We have no idea what we should be asking!”, which is fair enough!

So here are 10 questions you should be asking a photographer you’re about to trust to document the biggest day of your life! Read More...

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Engagement Locations

Ideal Engagement Shoot Locations

Part of our This Is What Makes a Brilliant Wedding series

Our last engagement post covered what couples usually do for their engagement shoot. But the most popular question I get asked is “Where should we have our engagement shoot?”

There are a few good answers around the Hull area, but the best way to sum up a perfect engagement shoot location is this – somewhere you have open spaces, interesting backdrops, and a bit of cover from the elements (English weather could provide sideways rain or blinding sun after all). Read More...

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Wedding Theme

Styling an Unforgettable Wedding

Part of our This Is What Makes a Brilliant Wedding series

You got engaged, you already had some ideas for your wedding. Then you got carried away and now you have 3000 Pinterest photos of amazing themes you’ve not seen at a wedding before but could be amazing.

It’s something most people say to me – not word for word – but the overwhelming amount of things you can choose for your wedding adds stress to most couple’s planning. Read More...

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Wedding Venue

Picking Your Dream Wedding Venue

Part of our This Is What Makes a Brilliant Wedding series

This is understandably a big deal – it sets the scene for everything else you plan. The two most common issues: Read More...

Finding somewhere the right size – you don’t want to be crammed in, but on the flip side you don’t want your wedding broken up in to separate rooms with only a handful of people in each.Finding a venue that will give you the freedom you need to put on that amazing wedding you’ve got planned in your head – without forcing this supplier, or those drinks, or an early cut-off time for the celebrations.
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Engagement Advice

Making the Most of Your Engagement Shoot

Part of our This Is What Makes a Brilliant Wedding series

We’ve always included an engagement shoot in our wedding package for a few reasons. Firstly we have large, intimidating cameras – sorry but we need them. Secondly, most people aren’t used to being followed around by a photographer. Chandler smiles are often an issue!

An engagement shoot is the perfect way to become accustomed to having your photos taken, so on your big day you already know us and our cameras, and can simply enjoy your day without giving the photography a second thought. Read More...

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Wedding Pinterest

Memorable Ideas to Add to Your Wedding

Part of our This Is What Makes a Brilliant Wedding series

Following on from my last post about styling your wedding, I’m going to discuss the difficult subject of adding suppliers & things to your big day.

You want it to be memorable, and you want it to feel like a ‘real’ wedding – but not the stuffy kind, where everyone feels overly formal and never quite relaxes. It’s a tough balance – add too little and it might be a slow day, add too much and it might feel more like a funfair. Read More...

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West Carlton Guest House Boutipi Wedding: Tophats & Tipis

West Carlton Guest House Boutipi Wedding: Tophats & Tipis

I was looking forward to Richard & Rich’s wedding for a long time. Their engagement shoot with their dogs pulling down trees and then the next minute posing for their photos as if trained for the event was the first taste of what the big day would be. We laughed the whole time, and although the Richard’s claimed they hadn’t been overly looking forward to their engagement shoot, the photos came out great (biased opinion here obviously) and they even had one photo set into cuff links for the wedding! Read More...

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Fossca Studio: Part 3

Fossca Studio: Part 3

The underfloor heating screed had now set, so just the entire building to finish.

There was a huge mini-project at this point. The whole building runs off computers. Lighting, heating, CCTV, speakers, sensors; all required miles – literally – of cables hiding in walls and floors. Here’s a photo of my friend Liam lending a hand. He almost lost said hand haha!

 

This whole process took a hell of a long time, but it’s just the most amazing thing when you arrive in the morning, heat set just right, and the lights and your favourite radio station fade in. Read More...

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Fossca Studio: Part 2

Fossca Studio: Part 2

Long overdue this post! I left part one having just got the keys and sort of had a design in mind for the layout. Here’s the first few jobs on the list.

When we got the building, there were six rooms downstairs – with no windows, mmmm. Upstairs had six more rooms – two without windows. You get the picture, many rooms in bad state, with no natural or artificial lighting. A great place to inspire confidence in our clients, haha! Read More...

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