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Friends in the industry



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



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



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




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



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






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



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



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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



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



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


Thanks for listening, it’s been emotional 🙂





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Hero’s Wedding Competition

We are proud to support Hero’s Wedding as they launched their competition this week to give one UK Military Couple the chance to win their Dream Wedding.

We will be filming the whole day and editing it in to a traditional video as well as an exciting Music Wedding Video.

Hero’s wedding was the brainchild of Essex based military wives Hayley Oats and Emma Waring in their everyday life as military wives.

Through their contacts in the wedding industry, Hayley Oats (www.hayleyruthphotography.co.uk) , and Emma Waring (www.militaryweddingdiscounts.com) with the help of SEO expert Steve Hooper (www.ukweddingseo.co.uk) have pulled together a complete Wedding to offer to one lucky UK Military couple worth £14,000.

Hayley, Emma and Steve said “With all 3 of us working in the wedding industry, we wanted to do something to show our appreciation for the amazing job our Forces continue to do and for the sacrifices they make in order to protect and serve our country. With the support and generosity of some of the UK’s top bridal brands, Hero’s Wedding was born.”

“From Stunning venue to dream dress, beautiful bridesmaids, super smart suits, gorgeous bespoke stationery, delicious cake, delightful wedding favours, a leading hairdresser to create your perfect wedding hair, an exceptional make-up artist on hand to give you that perfect wedding day glow, award winning bridal accessories to give you sparkle, to die for shoes, award winning wedding photography, a videography package to capture the day so you have memories to treasure forever, stunning flowers, sweetie treats to share with your guests & MUCH more– we’ve thought of it all!”

Hero’s Wedding is giving one UK Military couple the chance to win their dream day and to take the whole expense of the day from them – and to enter all they have to do is fill in the online form and tell them why they think they should be chosen. The website is www.heroswedding.co.uk

Entries open on 3rd September 2012 close on the 1st October 2012 when the 3 judges will whittle down the entries to choose finalists.

The Judges are:-

Rachel Morgan of Wedding Ideas Magazine

Julia Braimes of Brides up North

Kim Herbing of The Wedding Community

These finalists will then go to the public vote for 2 weeks between the 15th-29th October, and the winner will be announced via the website on Monday 5th November.


Good Luck Everyone!!



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Wedding Ideas Magazine Backstage 2012

Wedding Ideas Magazine Backstage 2012

The Wedding Ideas Awards Backstage 2012 in The Brewery in London.

Wedding Ideas Magazine Awards 2012 Backstage from Music Wedding Videos on Vimeo.

We filmed and edited the awards, hosted by Rob Deering, which was great fun.  We met lots of great people in the wedding industry and made lots of new friends.

Drinks were flowing, and as the night went on and the giraffe luge was ‘utilised’, dance moves were unleashed.

We would like to thank our friends at http://www.weddingideasmag.com for their continued support.

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Wedding Ideas Awards



On January 13th 2012 Team MWV made the trip down to the capital to The Brewery to take part in their first Wedding Ideas Awards ceremony.

Being relative newcomers to the wedding industry compared to some of the heavy hitters and veterans taking part in the night it was a massive privilege to be involved.

Upon arrival we checked in to our hotel and quickly downed a calming beer; we had planned on a proper lunch but time being pressing a Mars bar and rushed noodle box had to suffice.

We then headed down to the Brewery.. Seemingly hard to locate.. ‘It’s there Kev by the giant Brewery Sign’ to meet the lovely staff we were to liaise with for the evening. Not so much into the lions den but the Giraffes, er, den? We met the famous ‘Giraffe Herd’ and ran through our remit for the evening. ‘Winners and Sponsors backstage’ Awesome stuff; and then back to the hotel to prepare. (No time for another beer..)

After a couple of showers, a long hair drying session (kev and seth) and a quick head buffing session (PJ) we arrived at the venue and set up for the evening with a calming beer (and complimentary cocktail)

The rest of the evening was filled with massively enjoyable banter with the all star cast at our dinner table (@rachelshoes, @wersha @mcjadeyp, Richard and Julian from Alfred Angelo) and after figuring out how to open the beautifully packaged mints it was back to work..

Many interviews and a few hilarious unintentional soundbites later (i won best breast!) it was time to have a few drinks and get to know our peers. All was calm and civilised until we met the Giraffe Vodka Luge; As they say the rest is history!

Needless to say we enjoyed celebratory drinks with a select few until the early hours and had a fantastic time chatting to all the wonderful nominees and wedding related companies that were kind enough to engage us in drunken chit chat (after the work was finished, obviously!)

So with a heavy heart and a sore head we said goodbye to London Town and back to Brum with nothing but wonderful memories.. and five hours of giraffe footage to flawlessly edit(Kev wishes!)


Some stills from our footage for your enjoyment, be sure to add us on twitter @musicweddingvid and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/MusicWeddingVideos


We’d like to say a big thanks to Rachel the Wedding Ideas Magazine Mastermind and all the wonderful staff- including the fine gentlemen who probably often get overlooked for thanks due to the gorgeous ladies!

Last word: We’re already working on our gracious loser faces/ecstatic winner faces for our many nominations at next years awards (It’ll be hard to notice as we’ll all be highly successful and botox headed by then!)
Thats the dream for us anyway, if not it’ll be a pleasure just to be invited..

For more info and pics, check out http://www.weddingideasmag.com

Chris MWV.

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