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This blog is going to be full of the most obvious wedding ideas ever! Especially to wedding photographers and videographers, but this isn’t aimed at them. This is a guide for brides & Grooms to help them to help us achieve jaw dropping footage and photos.

Wedding ideas Tip 1.

When choosing your make up artist for the day, ask if she/he uses a ring light. Why? because natural light is what we want. I am no MUA and I don’t profess to be so. What I am is Film maker and for me natural light is the dogs danglies! It always surprises me why MUA’s use ring lights. You won’t spend all your wedding day under an artificial light, this isn’t a true representation of how you look. You will however spend the day bathed in natural light. So why don’t they use it? So my tip is pick someone who uses natural light, position your chair in a beautiful window and everyone benefits.

Wedding ideas Tip2.

Readings! I have already written a blog about this so I won’t go into too much detail. If you’re planning to have readings in the ceremony, think outside the box. Don’t just hit the internet and use the top 10 wedding readings. I can guarantee 80% of the people in the ceremony have heard it a thousand times and more importantly it isn’t personal to you. Try use lyrics from your favourite song, poem or even better write something yourself.

Wedding ideas Tip 3.

Vows. Along the same lines as the readings. I know its so much easier to just run with the generic vows and that you feel a little embarrassed about saying all those lovey dovey things to your partner in front of everyone. Believe me afterwards you will regret it.

Its one of the best days of your lives, why just be like everyone else. You are stood in front of the person you love and you are spending the rest of your lives together. Tell them how much they mean to you and how much you love them. Tell your family, your friends , hell tell the world!! It’s 2 mins that will mean everything to the both of you and a memory you will treasure for ever.

Wedding ideas Tip 4.

Confetti. A silly one I know, but highly over looked. I can’t tell you how many weddings I have been to where the couple have scrimped on the confetti. It looks terrible for video and photos . The more the better !

Wedding ideas Tip 5.

First Dance. Now, I know there are thousands of Ed Sheeran fans out there and I am not here to criticise him. What I am here to say is “For the love of god, please don’t pick his songs for your first dance”. Its been done to death! Not just Ed. Things like Cristina perry’s “Thousand years” or John Legends “All of me”. They have been played countless times at weddings over the country/ world. I am sure between the two of you, you have a special band or artist you love. Look at their back catalogue and listen to all their songs and choose something different.

The common theme in all the tips I have given is “Be different.” Been different isn’t hard it just takes a little thought and the results and overall outcome of your day will be perfect.

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You have everything planned. The dress is perfect. The venue looks beautiful and the speeches are all written. The only thing left to do is pick the readings for the ceremony. You want them to be heart felt but not too cheesy. What is the first thing you do? Head to Google and type in “The top 10 wedding readings” Now you may have never heard of the top 10 and you pick one and think “yes! that’s the one for me.” I want you to just stop for a minute and think outside the box. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard Extract from Captain Correlli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières or Bob Marley On Love. I can guarantee your guests will have too. Why?, because I guaranteed that’s what 99% of all brides and grooms do!

If your looking for wedding readings don’t follow the crowd. (Maybe try song lyrics)

Choose Wedding Readings that are special to you.

Here is my advice. Find something personal to you. It could be the lyrics to your favourite song. It could be a paragraph from your favourite book or even better write something yourself. If you do want to search for wedding readings or poems, try going old school and visit the library or book store they are a wealth of information. You never know you may find that little gem you were looking for.

This is an example of something that does not follow the normal wedding vibe.

By Nadine Stair

“If I had my life to live over, I’d dare to make more mistakes next time. I’d relax, I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have been this trip. I would take fewer things seriously. I would take more chances. I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers. I would eat more ice cream and less beans. I would perhaps have more actual troubles, but I’d have fewer imaginary ones.

You see, I’m one of those people who lived sensibly and sanely, hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I’ve had my moments, and if I had to do it over again, I’d have more of them. In fact, I’d try to have nothing else. Just moments, one after another, instead of living so many years ahead of each day. I’ve been one of those persons who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a raincoat and a parachute. If I had to do it again, I would travel lighter than I have.

If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall.

I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies.”

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