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Tammy and Scott – We Found Lovin

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Morning,

Just wanted to share the Music Wedding Video of one of the coolest couples I’ve had the fortune to not only meet, but get to shoot on their special day.

Tammy and Scott were married at The Old Library in The Custard Factory, Birmingham (where my office is located), so to shoot in and around here with such a great bunch of people was truly a pleasure.

Here is their day to the soundtrack of ‘We Found Lovin’ by Fatback Band

To give you an idea too of how much Tammy and her girls are ‘camera shy’, here is their hen do video (I am still recovering) that was shown as part of the speeches as a surprise to Scott (The best man was devastated as he got up immediately after to do his speech). Enjoy!

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The Wedding Industry Awards 2015 comments and score list

The Wedding Industry Awards 2015 comments and score list

Unfortunately, The Wedding Industry Awards didn’t bring us success as were beaten finalists. I can see that the best ‘traditional’ company won and I guess that for an awards ceremony that is in it’s infancy, it would be a huge gamble to pick a ‘different’ type of wedding video company.
The evening was hosted by the amazing and gorgeous Mythe Barn which was picturesque in the wintery night.

There was no formal sit down meal, which was surprising for the price of entry and tickets, but vol-au ventes and a small glass of champagne were had on arrival.

We met up with some good friends there including Christian Fletcher and Bridal Hair Specialists and stood at the back to watch the awards. There were some great deserved winners of the night and a few surprising results, but overall, we wish them luck in the big event in London this month.

In all, it was a decent night which maybe could have been a bit more about the suppliers instead of maybe making a bit of money for the organisers. I suppose that this is the way of the world and TWIA have to treat it like a business like any other.

We were sad to not pick up an award but not too disappointed, as we didn’t didn’t think that the awards would greatly improve our prestige or sway our potential customers to using us. If I was to like to see one thing from the awards next time, it would be transparency of the final vote of which is a bit of a mystery.

On the plus side, we have had our comments and testimonials back from the awards (which were confidential during voting).

 

Thank you to the bride and grooms that voted for us and we wish you all a very Happy New Year!

 

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Music Wedding Videos’ Top 5 Wedding Venues

Music Wedding Videos' Top 5 Wedding Venues

Music Wedding Videos have shot at lots of venues over the last 3 years. We’ve even travelled to the USA and Portugal to capture those beautiful wedding memories for some happy couples.

Some venues we go to and have never returned, others we visit regularly. Here are five more local venues that we enjoy visiting regularly to shoot at our couples’ weddings…

Hogarth’s Hotel

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Wroxhall Abbey

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New Hall Hotel

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Nuthurst Grange

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Moxhull Hall

Moxhull Hall, Sutton Coldfield | Sutton and Birmingham Wedding Photojournalist Stuart James

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Bad Weather Doesn’t Mean Bad Wedding Photographs

Bad Weather Doesn't Mean Bad Wedding Photographs

Your wedding is meant to be one of the most special days of your life. If not the most special. The photos taken that day are there to capture those amazing feelings and memories so that you can look back and think what a beautiful day.

It is understandable that the weather on their wedding day may make some weds-to-be a bit nervous. Especially in a country like Britain, where we see all of the extremes in weather to some extent.

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 I would say these pictures do a good job of putting across just how annoying the weather can really be; it can be a burden to us all at times. You might think you would be extremely unlucky to have to face having your wedding photos being taken on a day like any of the ones above; yes, it could get a little chilly, you might get a little wet, you may even risk being picked up and flown away by a hurricane, but look how stunning some of the photos these clever photographers and brave newly weds have produced. They get a little more adventurous as you keep scrolling…

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This was taken in a drought!

Image by Cassandra Sutton Photographer

 Lightening

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This adventurous couple didn’t even let a flood stop them, amazing!

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This couple was featured on an american news channel for having a tornado in their wedding pictures!

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I think the weather in these photos make them seem even more powerful and moving to look at. These couples have endured these crazy conditions to capture their love on a day they will never get back. My message to you here is to take the weather on your big day into your own hands and do whatever you want with it. Remember, you won’t ever be able to capture those memories again, so make the most of what you have got to work with! Thanks for reading guys 🙂



 

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My First Ever Wedding Fayre!

I was filled with excitement and anxiety when Kevin invited me to join Music Wedding Videos in their adventure to the NEC last weekend to exhibit at The National Wedding Show. I didn’t really know what to expect. I was aware that many exhibitors would know each other, and that The National Wedding Show meant serious business. I felt like I was being thrown in the deep-end; a 19-year-old social-media apprentice that had experienced about two weeks in the wedding industry. I knew it would be a huge insight to what the wedding industry was all about.

Shortly after we arrived, couples began buzzing around the building. I was most nervous about pitching Music Wedding Videos to complete strangers, and having them walk past with no real acknowledgement that I was trying to talk to them. Inevitably, this did happen. But before long I began to learn the kind of things I needed to say to catch people’s attention. As I chatted away with visitors, the product on the screen behind me helped sell itself. It was fabulous seeing people’s faces light up at the fun, crazy videos being played. “That’s brilliant!” and “I absolutely love it!” stick in my mind especially. It was also amazing to find that the relatively new concept of ‘marryoke’ was not unknown to everyone. Some visitors were completely unaware of idea, whereas others stated they were in fact searching for the perfect marryoke for their big day.

We met lots of amazing people over the weekend at the NEC, visitors and exhibitors alike. We were surrounded by some fabulous looking stalls. One of our neighboring stalls was Funky Fudges; I had never seen so much delicious looking fudge in one place at one time! Close-by we also had Chris Fletcher the Magician, who regularly swung by to perform some side-splittingly funny tricks on us. Down the way we also had the fabulous Briefly Demure Lingerie, who certainly raised a few eye-brows with their marketing techniques this year! With live models strutting their stuff, they were pretty hard to miss!

It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of The National Wedding Show over the weekend. It was a big eye-opener to how people tick in the wedding industry, that’s referring to businesses and weds-to-be. After three years at The National Wedding Show, Music Wedding Videos made record numbers of bookings – our most successful show yet! I very much look forward to getting involved in future wedding fayres!

Although I’m not in them, I will leave you with a few pics of Kev and some of the lovely people who booked with Music Wedding Videos. Thanks for reading guys! Xoxoxoxo

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Best season to get married?

Now, I’m pretty new to this whole wedding thing, but I was thinking about how increasingly more people are deciding to get hitched later on in the year as oppose to in those traditional, hot summer months.

When is the best time of year to get married? The date of your wedding has a big impact on the day in all sorts of ways. The weather being a big focus point for many. I picture a summer wedding to be warm, still and sunny; ideal for being outside, where there is plenty of space for kids to run around and choosing outdoor venues with beautiful scenery. This is why the summer season is so much more expensive than the others, something worth bearing in mind. The big ‘but’ here however is we live in Britain. And we all know the British summer is not a predictable one!

A wedding in the fall would be my personal choice. There’s something all too beautiful about the colours of the leaves in the autumn. Trees swell with glorious golds, oranges and yellows, spilling onto the surrounding ground. If you had your wedding location in a more wood/forrest-like location then the fall would be a pretty stunning time to be wedded. Autumn is also practical in the sense the weather doesn’t tend to bring the extremes that the other seasons bring, as well as still having relatively long days.

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In Britain, we picture winter here as months of relentlessly overcast, somber skies, a wind so cold your nose would turn shiny and red, and at times, heaps of snow (and a lot of rain/slush). But, your wedding is what you make it. Around December, you can be as festive as you please with lots of red, green and gold, grand Christmas trees, perhaps a more cosy atmosphere and lots of food and drink to warm bellies. The outdoor light in the winter months will give your photographer the chance of capturing some beautiful and dramatic pictures on your wedding day. If you do pick a date that encounters snow, then you will be photographed with a stunning, snowy scenery. Sounds pretty appealing if you ask me.

Spring brings connotations of new life and renewal. Nature is seemingly asleep over the months of winter, hiding from winter’s bitter touch, then as spring comes into play, everywhere appears to explode with new life. What better time to turn a new page in your life than when the world does too? After the long, gloomy couple of months after Christmas, everyone will be excited and warmed by seeing you get married.

What you must remember is that no matter what the season may be, your wedding is what you make it. The weather may seem like something that might overrule other factors worth taking consideration when choosing a time of year to get hitched, but really, you are the one in control. It’s always good to have a plan B in case it does start drizzling, or if it’s a bit too hot and stuffy inside. Choose your season and make it work for you!

Thanks for reading guys!

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A lovely email (although not officially a testimonial)

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Friends in the industry

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With nearly two years under our belt in one of the best industries on the planet, it got me thinking about all of the awesome services and people that we have worked with on all of our fabulous weddings.

This industry is so different to other industries that I have had the (mis)fortune to work in. From cut throat sales to 24 hour on call recruitment, people trying to undercut with the ruthlessness of Alan Sugar. This one is different, everyone pulls together, everyone is….nice!

I have listed a number of companies that I feel have inspired/helped or just generally been cool along our journey and I hope you have the pleasure of working with them in the future.
I have bound to have missed people out so please don’t shout 🙂

Secret Singers

http://www.secretsingers.com/Secret_Singers.html

https://twitter.com/SecretSingersUK

We had the pleasure of seeing these guys at the Wedding Ideas Magazine Awards last year and they blew our socks off. I have seen quite a few around who aren’t quite secret and lack in the singing department too. They are that awesome that Caroline and Rakesh have booked us for their glamorous wedding next year!

 

 

Shoot It Yourself

http://www.shoot-it-yourself.co.uk/

https://twitter.com/ShootItYourself

You may think it is strange that I have added these girls to the list, as they are competitors in our field. The thing is, I don’t care. They are fun, driven and motivated in the industry and their product is a great edge to couples that do not particularly want a videographer involved on the day. If you don’t book us then definitely book them 🙂

 

 

Elegant Steps

http://www.elegantsteps.co.uk/

https://twitter.com/elegantsteps

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I also met Jayne at the Wedding Ideas Magazine Awards last year and lets say, it took her a while to take to me. That said, she eventually came round 🙂 Let’s say, I’m no expert on women’s shoes (in public) but she appears to me, as one of the hardest working people in the industry. We are inspired by her work ethic. Elegant Steps are a shining example of how successful you can be with hard work.

 

Hellofoto Booths

http://www.hellofotobooths.co.uk/

https://twitter.com/hellofotobooths

Another typical example of hard work shining through. I’ve only met these guys a couple of times at local shows but they always have some banter and genuinely enjoy what they do. It is easy to lose sight of why you began in the industry and why we do what we do. Keep smiling boys 🙂

 

Prestige Photography

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http://www.prestigephotography.co.uk/

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Prestige must be one of the busiest photographers in the country and it shows why, through their images and personnel. We have had the pleasure of working with the lads on numerous occasions, and to be honest, it makes our job a hell of a lot easier when working with people we get on with.  We have had the odd occasion when the photographer has battled against us instead of with us, but although photo bombing all of his shots is fun, it is better to work in unison for that perfect partnership.

 

AW Sounds

http://www.awsounds.co.uk/

https://twitter.com/aw_sounds

A good friend of mine who is trying to juggle his DJing, a full time job and a young family. Has made the night for many couples around the country as well as some of my private functions. His quality uplighting and bespoke tuneage make any night memorable.

 

 

Giddy Kipper

http://www.giddykipper.net/

https://twitter.com/GiddyKipperUK

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Multi award winning duo Heidi and Steve not only work hard to produce quality products, but are down to earth and a really great laugh. Another shining example of juggling family and work life with a smile. I love how they are so humble with what they have achieved and would always give us advice as and when needed. Ta muchly 🙂

 

Wedding Ideas Magazine

http://www.weddingideasmag.com/

https://twitter.com/wimagazine

I have mentioned how we have met a number of people through the world famous Wedding Ideas Awards, so it would be a misjustice not to mention Rachel and the herd at Giraffe HQ. Another hard working company that are reaping the rewards of graft and determination. I know they don’t need me to talk them up but we want to say a big thank you for helping us get a foothold in the industry with your continued support. Oh, and by far the best mag in the industry. Standard!

 

Plans and Presents

http://www.mrspandp.com

https://twitter.com/MrsPandP

Alison is a good, kind hearted woman with a great soul. Her planning and blogs are second to none and she has helped get out our news constantly when we were getting used to twitter (did you know, she liked a tweet 🙂 Thanks for your support and help over the past couple of years.

 

We are also rebranding for the South to spread our wings slightly, so keep an eye out for www.weddingmarryokes.com and follow us at https://twitter.com/WeddingMarryOK

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Thanks for listening, it’s been emotional 🙂

 

Kev

 

 

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Stew and Jen always looking on the Brightside!

Stew and Jen always looking on the Brightside!

Stew and Jen were married on 2nd February 2013 at Wroxall Abbey.

They decided to celebrate their day to one of the greatest British Anthems of all time ‘Mr Brightside’ by The Killers.

Hope you enjoy their Music Wedding Video!

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National Wedding Show October 2012 Winner

The winner of the NWS 2012 £250 deposit competition is:

JOHN TIERNEY

Congratulations!

You have won your £250 deposit which can be used towards any of our packages.

Please get in touch before Friday 19th October to claim your prize.

If you’re not a winner, check your email for awesome runner-up prizes!

The MWV Team

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