Your East Midlands Wedding - October/November 2023 (Issue 58)

HOT TOPIC Local experts offer stellar advice on wedding dilemmas THROUGH THE LENS What advice can you share when it comes to booking a wedding photographer or videographer? Looking at past work is essential when looking for the perfect photographer or videographer. Don’t just look at how pretty the pictures or videos are, but what emotions they bring out. If you’re smiling at their work and thinking, ‘I want that for our day’, you’re on the right track! Consider if you want someone who plays it safe or gets creative and what photography style you’re after. Perhaps you love a deep, dark look or a light, airy style. Have a good browse and when you feel that zing, contact the team as soon as possible! We’re not just looking at their work but personality too, which must resonate with you because they’ll be your professional third wheel on the day. Consider whether you want someone there for the full day to capture every moment, or would you prefer someone to pop in for formal portraits after your ceremony? Turnaround time can contribute! If editing and delivery take a while, would you feel anxious to see how the photos came out? Or you might feel comforted knowing the supplier is taking their time getting the results perfect. Ask your shortlisted creators about their turnaround time and how soon you can expect previews. Remember, video editing takes a little longer than photo retouching. Look at the company’s reviews across various platforms to see if they’re genuine and have the work to back it up. In a world full of AIs and bots, it can be hard to determine whether you’re looking at an accurate social media follower count and real reviews. Aimee Lince | Aimee Lince Photography PICTURE-PERFECT BACKDROPS I’m planning to tie the knot next November and want flowers that will wow our guests. Do you have any ideas? Create a moment of ethereal enchantment with a floral secret garden installation for your ceremony backdrop that can be repurposed into the wedding breakfast and as a photo opportunity for guests to add the wow factor. We love creating whimsical arches, floor arrangements and treescapes with that magical twist to look like it has grown in situ. Don’t scatter your floral budget; invest in one big wow piece instead. No one will remember what bouquets your 10 bridesmaids are holding or little jars on the evening reception tables. But they’ll remember the floral artistry that framed your big day. We pride ourselves in creating floral enchantments to suit all budgets. Gill Wenham | Daisy and Fox 69 EXPERT ADVICE