Going unplugged!


Gemma Spinks -

Banning phones and tablets from your wedding ceremony may seem odd in today’s digital world, but you will be shocked at how quickly a sea of iPhones can ruin your beautiful wedding pictures. Your wedding photos and your rings are the only things that will last as long as your relationship, and not only should you not scrimp on getting a good photographer, you should do everything in your power to make sure those photos are the best ones you’ll ever have. That is why you should consider going unplugged.

Five wedding photo display ideas


Memories last a lifetime and photos are the evidence; with wedding photos some of the images that we cherish the most. After all, it’s a time when those that matter most, family and friends – both old and new – are gathered to celebrate one of the happiest days of our lives. With thousands of happy moments ready to be captured, the images that we have from the day can help to bring back those memories in an instant.Yet, it’s not just professional photos which couples are looking to share, as many are choosing to share photos from their love story to display on the day itself.

Historic charm at the Tetley, Leeds

Sophie & James wedding

Described by the London Evening Standard as the ‘heart and soul of Leeds’ art scene’, The Tetley on Leeds’ South Bank is a renowned venue for weddings and celebrations.

Founded by Joshua Tetley in 1822, the Tetley name represents one of Leeds’ oldest brewing dynasties and has been synonymous with the city for over 200 years. It retains many of its original art deco features including the wrought iron scissor lift and the Board Room with its original furniture and paintings of former Chairmen.

How to Plan a Wedding Like a Professional

How to Plan a Wedding Like a Professional

As the North East’s leading luxury wedding venue, Wynyard Hall has seen lots of couples tie the knot, so it’s easy for the team to spot things that work really well, and things that may go wrong. Here are some tips from the venue’s experienced Wedding Co-ordinators to help ensure your celebrations go to plan...



It's important to be both accurate and realistic about the timings on your big day. Sometimes speeches or photography can run late, so factoring in extra time in the first place can be the difference between a stressful day and one that flows beautifully, just the way you planned.

Virtual Reality Wedding Video. I wonder what people see with those four words?

Virtual Reality Wedding Video

Some of us may remember tomorrow's world and a huge contraction sitting on your head with Wizards and R2-D2s  running around in clunky graphics.

VR has come a long way  since then, pardon if I get a bit geeky for a minute.

I have been working with Google the last 4 years doing a lot of pioneering work in 360 media. The Google cardboard project has made things much easier - now most people have smartphones and the film footage that I shoot and edit can be seen in 360º on a Smartphone and the same device with a simple Google Cardboard headset can you show the third dimension which is depth.

VR with what you have in your pocket and a £10 piece of cardboard.


The Boho Booth launches to take stylish selfies to new heights

A stunning 1969 VW Campervan has been painstakingly restored and modified to house what is set to become the UK’s trendiest photo booth. Available to hire for weddings and events from February 2017, The Boho Booth - affectionately named ‘Callie’ and originally from New York – integrates a high- resolution camera and internet-enabled touchscreen operating system with an abundance of stylish props to bring a new dimension to selfie snaps.

Insiders Guide To Wedding Photography Styles


You’ve found your dream partner to spend the rest of your life with, now for the next major decision, who to capture your big day? Good wedding photographers can get booked up months and even years in advance so it’s a great thing to get ticked off the list after you’ve chosen your venue. 

Before looking for your photographer you may want to decide whether you want film or digitalphotography. Choosing film can add a beautiful finish to your photos that is often difficult to match with digital, but it also adds to the photographers costs and can up your spend by around an extra £1000.

classicCREDIT: Elen Studio Photography



5 Tips on getting that wow factor confetti shot

Shrropshire Petals - dancing with confetti

The confetti shot is one of the most iconic photographs any couple will have taken on their wedding day, so give it that ‘wow’ factor by using natural petal confetti. 

Shropshire Petals share their top 5 tips on getting your magical confetti moment.

1. Your photographer will have taken lots of confetti shots in the past, ask to see examples of them to give you an idea of their style.  Most photographers will visit your wedding venue/ceremony location before the big day to ensure they will know the best spot to have your confetti moment, as well as taking into consideration where your venue allows confetti.  They will be able to discuss options with you according to lighting and the surroundings, which will all help when it comes to choosing your confetti colours.

Inject the wow factor into your wedding snaps with memorable, stand-out features

Inject the wow factor into your wedding snaps with memorable, stand-out features

Wedding photos are one of the most important aspects of every wedding. Why? Because they capture the magic of the day and enable you to fondly reminisce in many years to come. Propel your wedding photos from run-of-the-mill images to fairy-tale moments of the big day with the following stand-out features designed to inject the wow factor into every type of wedding.


Bubble machines

With their pretty rainbow tones, floating motion and fairy-like appeal, bubbles have long been a favourite prop for photographers.

The charming allure of bubbles make a great addition to a wedding and bring a magical feature to the special day.

Picking your perfect wedding photographer


MANCHESTER-based wedding photographer Shane Webber knows just how stressful organising the big day can be and has put together his top tips for selecting the right person to capture your special moments. 

1. Research, research, research

Shane says: “There are a lot of wedding photographers out there, so if you do your research, you will be able to find a great photographer that fits within your budgetand more importantly the style that you want – but make sure to ask to see entire wedding shoots and to ask for client testimonials, as that will give you a great idea of what you can expect on your big day.”

Would You Pay £9,000 for the Perfect Honeymoon Photos?


Luxury travel company, eShores, has launched two new multi centre photography packages allowing customers to have all their holiday snaps taken for them, meaning they can relax and enjoy their trip, while their personal photographer captures those all-important memories on their behalf.

With two packages to choose from, eShores lets you take a photographer with you from one place to the next on any multi centre holiday, snapping those key moments at all times of the day and night for £4,740 or customers can upgrade to a deluxe package at £8,890.

The standard package includes:

·         A professional photographer capturing your holiday moments 24/7

Merseyside Wedding of the Year photographer snaps up brand new Birkdale studio

Merseyside Wedding of the Year photographer snaps up brand new Birkdale studio


Leading North West wedding photographer Matthew Rycraft has double cause for celebration after opening a brand new photography studio at The Mews Wedding Centre in Birkdale and winning Your Merseyside Wedding Magazine's Wedding of the Year.

North West wedding photographer Matthew Rycraft has made a successful career out of capturing the happy unions of countless satisfied newlyweds. Now it's his turn to celebrate finding his own match made in heaven, as he opens a new photographic studio at The Mews Wedding Centre in Birkdale.