A lot of news stories regarding weddings, at the moment we have no idea how things will be affected. For now it's business as usual and we're as prepared as we can be.

Being a team, if one if us is taken ill we have adequate cover so if the weddings we have booked all take place as normal we'll still be there!


Finding ‘the one’ just got harder. We’re not talking about the love of your life, but what happens once you’ve already found them: the big day – and, of course, the dress. For many women, the search for the perfect wedding dress can be an arduous affair that takes weeks or months of scouring bridal shops and online retailers. Many of the dresses are imported from other countries – and, unfortunately, if you currently have your eye on a piece from China, there’s bad news. Labour MP Chris Bryant has warned that due to the coronavirus pandemic, production has been stalled and there is now a shortage of wedding dresses in the UK. ‘Many wedding dresses in this country are designed in this country but made in China, and wedding dress companies in the UK, including in my constituency, have found it really difficult because the factories have been closed in China and they’re now suffering,’ said Bryant. ‘Having married many women in my time when I was a vicar, I am aware that this is very time sensitive, and there is a real danger to many of these businesses that they are going to suffer enormous financial loss, let alone to the families.’ Spring is often peak season for wedding dress shopping, so the Labour MP has suggested that the Government put in place ‘some kind of financial support’ to assist companies in need of help during this period. Health Secretary Matt Hancock responded by saying that he is raising the issue with the Treasury, which is also looking at other supply chain problems for products such as medicines. ‘He raises an important point and through the medium of the wedding dress makes actually a much broader point, which is that a huge amount of things are made in China,’ he says. ‘And this is true also of drugs and pharmaceuticals and right across the board, especially clothing. ‘And this virus and the impact on China will have an impact here through those supply chain problems and I am working with the Treasury on the appropriate response to that. ‘Containing the virus will obviously have health benefits but it will have economic benefits too.’ Far be it from us to judge which dress a bride wears, but in the face of the crisis, might we suggest finding an alternative outfit for now?

Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2020/02/28/coronavirus-might-reason-cant-find-wedding-dress-12319632/?ito=cbshare

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If you're currently planning your wedding and looking at photography and video you've probably discovered the huge amount of people out there offering these services.

Recommendations are always a good start, but don't just assume a recommendation is the best choice for you. Recommendations can be odd in that if you ask a lot of people they will often recommend a friend or somebody they just get on with, but can you really say that recommendation is best for you?

Venue recommendations can often be good but again it's worth doing your homework, particularly as some venues take a commission from suppliers.

How genuine are testimonials on websites when anyone can write one? Trust is a huge word in the industry. Ask your photographers if the work they are showing you is genuine or if it's using models particularly as a lot of wedding suppliers get together for 'themed' shoots.

Trust.....that word again. If you're looking for both photography and video are the company you're looking at genuinely offering both services or are they using a third party under their own name to offer one of the services? There's not necessarily anything wrong with that, it's just that you need to be fully aware of who really is shooting your wedding be it photography or video.

A lot of photographers will offer you a second photographer on your wedding day which is great and invaluable, however it's important to ask who that second photographer is. There are websites and social media pages where photographers will ask other photographers if they are available to work with them as a second photographer as they've just taken a booking. A lot of photographers won't even pay a second photographer because they'll use a student. Remember, that's all happening at your wedding!

The right company is out there for you, there really are a lot of good photographers and video people, you just have to be sure you're booking the right one for you.

Listen to Amy and Alex talking about their wedding day photography and video experience.

The New Year has certainly started with a rush and it's already mid January and we've not had any opportunities to post on here.

An engagement shoot in the beautiful city of Vienna...without a camera! There's often a story to tell with our job and what was a few days ago with friends resulted in a surprise proposal.

The bride to be is a keen photographer so using her Nikon D3200 we did an impromptu photo shoot! Can't release the images yet but they'll be on here soon.

Once the surprise was over it was back to the UK and then an official job in Bangkok, Thailand for a client. A four day trip for a shoot was over before we knew it and the short time there meant we didn't get in to the time zone and little jet lag when we got back.

Since then we've had several wedding enquiries and a number of wedding shows this month with one at The Barns Hotel last week and this week we'll be at The Bedford Swan Hotel on Thursday 23rd January 6-8pm and then on Sunday 26th January it's the wedding show at The Sharnbrook Hotel from 11-3pm.

Four drone jobs that were postponed in December are happening this week if the weather in on our side and then meetings in Northampton, Chichester and London have certainly made for a busy month so far!

It's all good though, we thrive on the challenges and this job is forever changing!!