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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 First Dance

This Is How to Enjoy Your First Dance

Part of our This Is What Makes a Brilliant Wedding series

Ah, the first dance. Whether you think it’s important or not, the chances are everyone will be expecting you to do one. Honestly though, there aren’t many people who relish the thought of dancing around while others stand and watch, so if you’re feeling a little nervous about it – you’re in good company!

We’ve seen a lot of different approaches to the ‘First Dance’ over the years, and gradually, we’ve learnt a few things that you can do to help your photographer get gorgeous photos – even if you’re dreading the whole situation. Read More...

Interesting Wedding Ceremonies

How to Choose Your Ideal Wedding Ceremony

Part of our This Is What Makes a Brilliant Wedding series

Whatever your wedding planning priorities, I’m guessing that organising the ceremony comes pretty high on your list. It’s the whole reason you’re throwing this huge event, and it’s probably the bit that you’re going to want to remember at the end of it all, right?

So where do you even begin? To some, getting married in a church, and only a church, is super important – and that’s fine! Read More...

Wedding Portraits

An Expert’s Guide to Portraits

Part of our This Is What Makes a Brilliant Wedding series

Super confident in front of the camera? If you are, that’s great! Let’s face it though, not many people are, and that’s fine too. This is a post for those of you who might have a few reservations about that part of the day, don’t worry – you’re not alone.

Let me guess: You’re probably worried that you’re going to look super awkward, and that somehow every blemish or flaw will be magnified – I mean, how often do we find that we’re de-tagging ourselves from those horrific photos our friends posted on Facebook?! Read More...

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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