What is your most memorable wedding?
I have so many! In my first year the most memorable was Cristina and Mp's up in Aviemore, Scottish Highlands. After our epic 6.5 hour drive and wonderful overnight stay looking at the snow topped mountains I arrived to a perfectly peaceful bridal prep at the Bride's parents.
My assistant however had a different story to tell which involved semi naked men, a boozy cake and lots of silliness.
It's why when it came to the edit one song screamed out to me...you have to watch the film to know what I mean but it is perfect for showing off how different they both are yet how perfectly suited they are too!
I do remember all the fun stuff. The laughter, the cheeky bum squeezes and being 'in' on the jokes during the morning. It's what makes wedding so personal and real. I LOVE everything about them!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Relaxed, Honest, Fun, Personal, Friendly
What about your business are you most proud of?
My experience (10 years is pretty impressive) and the passion for a great customer experience.
It's what makes me so different from everyone else because I put so much of myself in to every aspect of the business, from that first email right through to designed and creating the final wedding DVD.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Take time out together on your wedding day. It really does go so fast so having a few points in the day to sneak off together is a great way to 'pause' the day a little and let is sink in better so you avoid that next day feeling of forgetting it all (though a wedding video will help with remembering!)
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Anything personal is what can make a wedding. From cute childhood photos for place names (one bride and groom did that for every single guest and it was a real talking point!) to writing their own vows (like we did for our wedding, always gets me emotional!)....there's so many opportunities to make your wedding day your own.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I'm there to help! From the first message, email and/or phone call. I always encourage a pre-wedding chat in person if we can, to go over the plans for the day and allow you to ask any questions you may have too!
On the day I'm all about the friendly, discreet approach to help you and your guests relaxed. However, I'm always on hand to jump in and help if it's needed. From buttonholes and helping things run to time, I've even been found sewing bridesmaids in to dresses thanks to my handy bag of random tools!
The personal approach goes through to the editing and your final collection of films as I help you work out what you'd love to relive from your day in a really flexible approach to packages. You can choose to add things on AFTER the wedding due to us filming the full day regardless, I realise a lot of the time it's only once we've lived the wedding we know what would be amazing to watch back!
What is the most exciting thing you have caught on camera?
Whatever I manage to capture that doesn't quite make the highlights film gets saved for the Outtakes! On our own wedding DVD that proved to be the most popular because you forget how funny the day actually is, with people doing silly things and forgetting your there to fluffing the speeches or nearly knocking the cake over...
What is the one film you wish you had directed and why?
Singin' in The Rain. A favourite. I love all the amazing little details that went in to filming old Hollywood movies like creating the holes in the road for Gene Kelly's famous choreography!
What is your favourite soundtrack to put to a wedding video?
Every wedding has it's own soundtrack, I think that's what makes it such a personal choice! I always ask for suggestions but it's not until I've lived the day myself and watched it unfold in front of my camera that I know what track will work perfectly. It needs to set the mood for the day, bring those emotions (be it happy/excited/fun/romantic/heart-warming/cute/laid-back) flooding back and be that song that will always remind them of their amazing day...
Describe how you got into videography.
I worked in film and TV so it was only right I had my own wedding filmed. I used my contacts and had some professional cameramen friends help out so I could edit it myself. It took a while but once I'd finished it, wowed my husband (who was anti wedding video) as well as our family and friends I was soon getting people asking if I could do theirs. You can read more about how it all began on my website here http://lovegetssweeter.co.uk/about-me