Happy New Lockdown!

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Happy New Year!

You have to feel sorry for 2020, it was that promising year which was totally screwed over and dismissed by most of the world, the abandoned child of our Gregorian calendar.
Our 2020 was quiet but not one we want to forget and not just for the bad things…

Christmas was probably the quietest we have ever experienced…

With no end in sight at the moment, our wedding work is a little unclear for the short term. Enquiries are still very strong but we, just like everyone in our industry are starting to feel that weddings may not happen until later this year. Nervous couples are now wanting to change their dates WAAAYYY out of reach from the Pandemic this time, one recently asked for 2024!
Being self-employed, we have had to adjust and rethink our strategy for 2020/21. We’ve managed to keep relatively busy since June last year whilst working with our wedding clients to rearrange their celebrations, some we lost on the way unfortunately and we will probably lose a few more in the next 6 months but we are still keeping positive.

2020 (as cheesy as this sounds) was a massive year of reflection, we found out what was important to us as a family and business, we learned to slow down, not worry too much and most importantly, enjoy our time together. We were a wedding client once, we’ve been through the 7-year itch and like most, we’ve been locked inside with each other for nearly 12 months,
we’ll be OK 🙂

If any of our Brides & Grooms need any assistance during these weird and silly times, please don’t be afraid to reach out. We are really looking forward to a time when we can share the Happy Days with our clients but for now, thanks for reading

R&L x


Getting back to work after LOCKDOWN

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At the beginning of June when the restrictions started to slightly lift, we decided to reach out to previous clients we use for our commercial side of the videography business at RTP Creative.

As of writing this (27/08/20) our next wedding so far is not until October, but, as we have come to expect since all of this kicked off and dominated our lives, things change very quickly. We know a many wedding suppliers that still think marriages will not happen this year and we can understand their concerns as there has been no official updates for the wedding sector.

For now, we are happy to be enjoying a 9-5 working week until weddings start again, who knows what our first one will look like. Will gloves and masks be the standard look in our footage? Will smaller parties make it easier for us to film?. Whatever happens we will just be glad to get back to what we love and do best.

Elisa & Aaron: Weddings at Middleton Lodge

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Just on the cusp of ‘You Know What’, Elisa & Aaron celebrated their beautiful wedding and what an amazing day it was.


We started off early at Middleton Lodge and although she had a few nerves on our arrival, the BONKERS BRIDESMAIDS managed to keep Elisa calm all the way through the bridal prep’s with Kathryn Farington MUA and Elisa Grace Hair working their magic. Aaron arrived with the boys to finish off the last parts to his speech and share a few drinks before setting off to the church to await his bride’s arrival.

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The ceremony was so much fun to watch, lots of loud singing from both the Groomsmen and Bridesmaids and their son George adding a few well timed drops and yawns for comedy effect. Arriving back at Middleton Lodge we were lucky enough to enjoy some welcome March sun after a very rocky start to 2020 and our wedding buddy Sam Fitton Magician was on double duties as Host and one half of the Best Men team who performed a hilarious song at the end of their speech and let’s face it, if you have Chewbacca involved in your speech, YOU’VE NAILED IT!

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Hot couple, great weather, gorgeous venue, amazing crowd topped off with one of our favorite bands the Warning Tones, what a superb day to be part of!
Congratulations guys, lots of love x R & L

Weddings at Bashall Barn: Gina + Jack

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Meet Gina & Jack, a Marvel, Star Wars, Disney, D.C loving cute couple who invited us to a barn for a party.

So how did we meet these two, well it was a Sunday evening in August, myself and Lisa were sat on the decking finishing off our wine and a message came through on Instagram basically saying “Our wedding is in 4 months, we had not considered a videographer, are you free”. After and hour of getting to know each other, comparing dog photos they decided to invite us a long to their amazing wedding at Bashall Barn.
Oh we had sooooo much fun with The Gorrells & Nelsons, they do like to party and we absolutely loved the movie inspired deco. G + J Assembled a stellar #WeTeam including Daisy Chain Photography, Chris from DFC Lancashire, Lucie MUA, Wedlocks, Brides Little Helper, Sam Williams Flowers, Polka Pops, Brides at Charnock Farm, Designed by Natalie.

Congratulations to you both and thank you for making us feel so welcome, R + L XXX

Bridie + Simon: Weddings at Styal Lodge

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It rained all day, they smiled all day X

“We have received and watched our video. I can’t express how grateful I am to you. Your hard work and creativity has captured the day so perfectly. You have done an incredible job and we are both delighted with it. Thank you so so much!” 

Once again this just goes to show that the British weather does not make one difference to the enjoyment of any wedding day.

It’s fair to say that myself and Damian Brandon Photography had a blast with Bridie, Simon and all their guests. From the relaxed vibe at the bridal preps, the beautiful ceremony, very cool reception at Styal Lodge all the way through to the dance floor action with Sax Every Weekend & The Provocateurs it was all just so much fun to film.
The more weddings we are involved in, the smaller the world seems to get as it was pointed out by Bridie that she had seen us only weeks earlier at Sophie & Andys Big Day which i think she makes a very brief appearance in.

Congratulations guys and thanks for inviting us X

Weddings at The Low Wood Bay Hotel: Sophie & Andrew

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A beautiful September wedding in The Lake District.

“Thank you so much. It is amazing. We absolutely love it. You have captured our day perfectly. We can’t thank you both enough” xxxx

From the moment we arrived at their family home in Ingleton, The Hortons made us feel very welcome. The girls were all in a great mood (absolutely the number 1 sign it’s going to be a GOOD UN) the sun was shining, Soph was calm as the calmest of Cucumbers

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Once again we joined an awesome team for their BIG DAY including  Beecham Photography Pat Mulligan Wedding Host Boom Live Entertainment & Jemma Stenning At Vain And Wedding hair.

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Sophie & Andrew, were an absolute delight to spend the day with, super chilled, up for anything and of course, a very cute couple. Myself and Lisa would like to thank you both for inviting us along to be a part of your celebrations, all the very best X