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Well it’s Sunday & time to catch up all the wedding wonderfulness that’s being going on at Moonrise Bridal this week, (and a little bit from the week before)!

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Wedding Flowers & Bridal Bouquets

We caught up with one of our good friends from last wedding season, Claire from Sister Sister Bouquets. We wanted to find out some of the advantages that artificial wedding flowers have over real ones, and a where to start when it comes to choosing flowers for your wedding day.


See what colours Claire thinks are going to be popular this year, and see more of her fantastic floral designs & bridal bouquets.


Keeping Kids Entertained at Weddings

Keeping kids occupied at weddings can be a real struggle, so our next post might be just what you need.


We caught up with Jade from Astbury Darlings, to find out just how they can help out at keeping kids entertained at weddings. Their prices are really good too!


Customised Wedding Shoes

Wedding shoes are becoming more and more customised by Brides to Be for their wedding day. So when we saw these lovely little beauties handmade by Tomas Molyneux, we just had to share them!


Take a glimpse at a few more Custom Glitter Shoes and find out what made Tomas start making wedding shoes!


Wedding Day Photography

Finally we caught up with a fabulous Wedding Photographer we had the pleasure of discovering from one of our Real Brides Features from last year. We spoke to Hayley Scott Photography and asked what couples should be thinking about when it comes to choosing a wedding day photographer for their special day.


Well that’s it for another wedding chat round up. Hope enjoyed what we brought you and look forward to helping you along with your wedding planning journey!







Some of our regular followers might have remembered one of our Real Brides Wedding features Jenny & Dave? No? Well not to worry, you’ll be able to catch another glimpse in this post from Hayley Scott Photography. She captured some wonderful images of their wedding day that I knew I wanted to feature her work someday. Wedding Day Photography is a big part of peoples wedding days, it’s the part the captures your day for all to look back over and so has to be the right choice, so we asked Hayley for a bit of her advice.


Q: Tell us a little bit about Hayley Scott Photography. Why you started and how long you’ve been going?

I have always had a passion for photography for as long as I remember. I have been doing photography since I was 16. Can’t believe that is 12 years ago. I used to work for a portrait studio company and worked there for about 4 years. Unfortunately the company ceased trading and I didn’t have the confidence for financial backing behind me to follow my dream so I ended up working in an office and trying to build up my portfolio on the side photographing family and friends. I met my fiancé in 2010 and he was so supportive in pursuing my dream and it wasn’t until I had my first son in August 2013 that I finally took the plunge to start Hayley Scott Photography and haven’t looked back since.


Q: What inspires you and your photography?

The people I photograph. Every couple is special and unique and love that they ask me to be a part of their wedding day. It is such a privilege. I love capturing those special moments from father of the bride seeing his daughter in her wedding dress for the first time to first dance as husband and wife. It’s these special moments that melt your heart and makes me happy that I am giving them memories to treasure forever.


Q: What should brides to be looking for when choosing a wedding photographer?

They choose a wedding photographer that they feel completely comfortable with. They are going to be a big part of the day and you don’t need the added stress worrying that you’re photographer is rude and bossy to you and your guests. I have seen these a few times as a guest at weddings. Your photographer should make you feel relaxed and make it fun too.


Q: What advice can you give couples when it comes to the photos for their big day?

Try not to stress as it can show in the photos. I ask my couples to give me a list of any special photos they would like me to get on the day prior to the wedding so they don’t need to worry about tying to remember which ones they have missed and trying to organise the guests.  Also try not to worry about the little things going wrong because at the end of the day your marrying the love of your life and that’s the most important thing.


Q: With so many wedding photographers to choose from what makes you stand out?

I have often been told by my couples that when they receive their photos, they are amazed how I have captured some pictures they didn’t know were being taken as I am discreet and don’t impose in those special moments. I don’t just take photographs, I capture the emotions as well. I also feel that I am not just a photographer but an extra pair of hands, if needed to help the day run smoothly from sorting out buttonholes to entertaining children.


Q: What’s your biggest achievement so far to date? (doesn’t have to be wedding related)!

I feel my biggest achievement would have be having the confidence to become my own boss. I cannot believe how far I have come in 2 years and it is thanks to my supportive family and friends believing in me that I could do it. It is also thanks to my lovely clients who some I have stayed good friends with. I can’t wait to see what the next few years has to offer.


Q: Have you made any New Year’s Resolutions & What were they? (just for fun)!

Quite a boring one but my fiancé and I made a promise to try and go on a date night at least once a month. We have 2 sons, a 2 and half year old and a 6 month old so you can imagine we don’t get a lot of time for each other. We actually get married in July this year so I get to be on the other side of the camera for a change. Very excited.


Some amazing wedding day photographs from Hayley’s work as well as some good things to think about when deciding on the photographer for your wedding day. You want someone you can work with and know the quality of their work, it’s not all just about the price! To see more of Hayley’s work then visit her website or take a look at her Facebook page!





Time for a quick round up of all things wedding that’s been going on Moonrise’s Bridal Blog lately, from videography to another Real Brides Wedding!


First we looked at having your wedding caught on video. Of course it’s another expense, but we hear from so many Brides who either regret not having their Wedding caught on video or how pleased those who did take the plunge and have their day to watch over and over again.


Laura + Nicky 12th September 2015 from TinselTown Wedding Films on Vimeo.


So we caught up with Mette from Tinsel Town Weddings, to find out what advice they could offer – Doubts about Wedding Videography



We then had a little bit of fun with our wedding lingerie! Your wedding lasts all day so we thought ‘Why not? – Let them know who’s Bride?’

wedding underwear for the wedding night

Have a quick look and get some fun ideas of wedding nightdresses, pyjamas and dressing gowns from our little wedding lingerie collection we put together!


Finally we had the pleasure of extending our congratulations to Claire & Matt on their Wedding Day in another Real Brides Feature!


See more of their beautiful 1950′s retro styled day with polka dot theme here – Real Wedding Feature of Claire & Matt Photography captured throughout the day by Paul Willetts Photography at and find out about Claire’s luck with her wedding dress buy!


I hope you liked our recent wedding posts?








I read lots of posts on Facebook and hints from our Real Weddings Brides that they regret not having their Wedding Day filmed. So today we take a look at Wedding Videography by Mette at Tinsel Town Weddings, who has some great advice on what to look out for when choosing a videographer for your own Wedding Day. It’s a lot of money so take their advice on board when you go searching! PS – Check the little video clip out!


Q: Tell us a bit more about TinselTown Wedding Films, how you got started and how long you’ve been going?

I have been a video editor for a number of years now and gradually got into weddings through editing freelance for a number of other wedding videography companies. Right from the start I loved being a part of something which is such a special and unique experience for every couple, and the more weddings I edited the more I realised I wanted to build my own company where I could have full artistic licence on what I produced. But more than that, I wanted to create a different type of wedding film than the norm. I think my style of films stand out because not only do I film to capture emotions, but I try to do this in a dynamic style which allows me to then edit some great footage into a music driven film.



Q: I see many posts of Brides regretting not having a videographer video their wedding. What advice do you have for them when making the decision?

DO IT!! You are absolutely right that so many Brides’ main regret is not having their wedding professionally captured. And guess what, I was one of them!! I got married long before I started in the wedding industry, and in order to cut costs my wedding was videoed by a guest who assured me they were capable of filming, and after which I was going to then edit the footage. Unfortunately he didn’t really know what he was doing and it was all a disaster, and I still kick myself today for not hiring a professional – magnified times ten given what I now do for a living! I appreciate everyone has a budget, but your photos and video are the only real lasting memories of the day and really shouldn’t be scrimped on – you simply don’t get a second chance. The day goes by so quickly that you will be glad afterwards that you’ll always have your wedding vows, those moving speeches, footage of your family and friends enjoying the day, and even some dodgy best man jokes (ok, maybe not those) to relive whenever you want – whilst photographers are important, only a videographer can capture all that. Not only that, in most cases there are people who you would have loved to have been there but simply couldn’t for whatever reason – sharing your wedding video with them is at least the next best thing to being there.



Laura + Nicky 12th September 2015 from TinselTown Wedding Films on Vimeo.

Q: There’s plenty of videographers to choose from, what should brides consider when deciding on who’s right for them?

Always do your research. I see plenty of Brides almost boasting on how they got a videographer for the cheapest price, but it’s usually a false economy. The only thing that should matter is whether you are getting value for money. Videographers can range from a few hundred pounds to a few thousand pounds, but before hiring anyone always check out the quality of their work (if the camera work is all wobbly and the sound quality not great on the examples, don’t expect yours to be any better!) and then compare it to others to make sure you are getting the best videographer for your budget. Also make sure they have proper insurance and a contract otherwise you will have next to no comeback if anything goes wrong.


Q: What makes TinselTown Wedding Films stand out from the crowd & why should brides come to you?

As I mentioned earlier, I think my style of filming offers something different. Contemporary style highlights films have become very popular recently and are thankfully phasing out the older documentary type videos, but I wanted to create an alternative cinematic style which will hopefully last the test of time. So far I have had a lot of interest and great feedback which for me makes everything worth while. I also think that when couples invest their money in you it is important to offer them as much confidence as possible, which is why I come with an enhanced DBS check (CRB and ISA check), comprehensive public liability and professional indemnity insurance, all my work has proper music licences, and I am a firm believer in quality over quantity and so limit the amount of weddings I cover a year.


Q: What has been your biggest achievement to date? (Doesn’t have to be wedding related).

Without doubt having my twin girls. It’s great fun watching them grow up, and being a twin myself at least I’ll be able to pass on some first hand advice!


Q: Have you had any one particular moment that has stood out head and shoulders above the rest when videoing a wedding & what was it?

A recent wedding I shot, the Bride and Groom said they were a little camera shy and were very keen to have mostly candid, discreet filming which is obviously not a problem. But after the photoshoot myself and the photographer just felt there was something missing, so we suggested that we all sneak off after the meal while all the guests were still mingling to a nearby field which had a great scenic backdrop and do some styled shots, and to their surprise they absolutely loved it! Not only that we got some amazing footage which really helped make the video and photos. (By the way, if you are looking for a brilliant photographer I can thoroughly recommend Potters Instinct Photography :) )


Q: Do you have any special offers on at the moment that you’d like us to mention?

Yes I have a Winter / Spring offer on until April 2016 where you can get coverage of your ceremony through to first dance and an edited feature film for £595.

All my other packages currently have a 25% discount on too, but you’ll have to be quick with that as I’m getting quite booked up for next year so it won’t be there for long!


So avoid the same mistake that Mette made, (and I have to say ourselves as well), and give some real consideration to having a professional video your Wedding Day. It’s a decision I’m sure you won’t regret!







Another busy week on our wedding blog with wedding hampers as unique wedding gifts, some gorgeous wedding wraps and some absolute stunning photography. So here’s a quick catch up of all our wedding chat over the past week!


We kicked off with something a little unusual but bespoke and unique at the same time. We introduced Hampers by Lucy, she makes wonderful bespoke hampers to your own requirements based on the recipient!


Click here to find out more about Lucy’s Hampers and what she’s able to do to make that wedding gift that little bit more personal & special.


Next we looked at some gorgeous wedding wraps and bridal stoles from Wonderful Wraps. Some of her wraps have even been worn by well known celebrities.


Take a look at more of these beautiful wedding wraps, perfect to keep you warm in those chillier months!


Finally we introduced husband & wife team Nikki and Neill of Georgie H Photography. Nikki was very helpful in giving some really good insights as to what to look for when choosing your wedding day Photographer.


Have a closer look at some of their work, their wedding day photographs by Georgie H Photography are amazing at capturing the love, joy and happiness of a wedding.


Well that’s our quick little roundup of this weeks wedding talk. Keep an eye out next week for our wedding mood board and more wedding wondefulness!