The Wedding Industry is full of amazingly talented and inspiring people.
Here are some of the ones I've worked with and ones I'm happy to recommend.
Truly a band like no other. The energetic way they fly through the songs with creative medleys is truly impressive. I first played alongside them at Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals in Alderley Edge and most recently at a Wedding last August.
Truly talented musicians with a professional look and a very tidy stage as their monitoring is wireless.
Green Hot Clover
One of the most popular bands on the Irish scene, they are also available as an indie / rock Wedding Band too. They have played in Brazil, Dubai and many other destinations around the world. I got to play with them three times last December and I saw a very contrasting approach to two of the Weddings. A Band that can read the room and adapt their performance is vital to engaging with the audience.
Sean and Lee are good friends of mine, so it's always a pleasure to work alongside them
I've only ever worked alongside Paul when he's been on his own. I've seen him sing some first dances and make those moments truly special.
He is also available as full band. I hope to see their show someday. His sound is always crystal clear.
X-Factor contestant Laura White and I did a Wedding together back in 2011. I did her sound that night. Great voice and so much fun to be on stage beside.
She's a published singer-songwriter in her own right and she's available for private bookings too.
Live Piano Experience
Mark and Liz, a husband and wife duo. Award winning. The picture is one I took of them at County Brides Wedding Awards at St Georges Hall.
Once at a Wedding they provided ceremony music and as the wedding breakfast ran over by a considerable amount of time Mark kept playing. It was a large room and he knew he was sole source of music. This really helped the flow of the and led to it being one of my favourite weddings ever.
Dan 'Wooton like a button.' In case you were wondering how to pronounce it. Really great guy, very positive and keeps his skills sharp by attending a lot of photography workshops.
James is a bit of an all-rounder. As well as his own art exhibitions in photography he also does video. He is ambassador for global cinematic company Blackmagic Designs.
On a Wedding the bride and groom weren't going to have a first dance. But halfway through their cake cutting, with a little encouragement from guests, they decided to start dancing to the song I played.
James didn't miss a thing and despite the spontaneity of the moment he still got a great first dance photograph.
Ayesha never stops smiling. The day we worked together she was waiting for the sunset to be just perfect to photograph Tasha and Dave. Obsessive about her craft whilst being laid back and just fun to be around. A great combination.
Creative Documentary Wedding Photographer David Stubbs.
I take a lot of inspiration for David Stubbs. He just 'gets it' and is very straight talking.
The only instructions he gives his clients is to ignore him. Allowing them to enjoy their day and him to capture real moments.
An image of David's is the very first picture you'll see when you visit the homepage.
I've seen some incredible images from Damian or DSB Creative to use him his company name. The people I hear talking about him most though are fellow wedding photographers. Johnny Draper and James Tracey are big fans.
With two Fearless awards to his name, and many others, Peter is constantly building on his knowledge. He is a perfect choice for your special moments and his creative eye will ensure fantastic portraits.
Looking through his fearless portfolio you will see the quality of his work.
Here we are at Samlesbury Hall, one of my favourite Wedding Venues.
The look of Emma's work is my favorite of any photographer I've seen. I'm spoiled by the amazing images I see frequently. Wedding Photographers 'Best of's' and the 'hand picked shots' shots for Wedding Blogs. Despite this high standard, Emma's work stands out and is instantly recognisable. She has an incredible talent.
Catherine and Steve spoke very highly of their Wedding Photographer, Lucy Little, both before and after their wedding.
Being comfortable around them and knowing their style is perfect for you is an essential ingredient for great results.
At a Manchester Town Hall Wedding. I've seen James at a few awards nights and industry get-togethers and we keep in touch on Facebook. He's a great guy and I love his picture of a bride and groom in Grand Central Station.
An ex-policeman, you can be sure he'll be organised.
Check out his website below. It is climbing high in the Google rankings. James works just as hard on weddings as he does on blogging the images they produce.
Herve Gillet Photography
I seen Herve now on four different weddings. Always a pleasure to see and we've have good chats whilst the wedding guests are having their wedding breakfast.
He has many years experience and is always striving to learn more and push the limits of his passion.
Steve has recently re-located to Canada. But he was based in the UK for many years. He still has ties here and does weddings and workshops in the UK. He's a destination wedding photographer who's skills take him all over the world. I've seen amazing pictures of his from weddings in Italy and in
He used be a DJ. He has tracks on iTunes. DJ'ing at a Wedding he was shooting was shooting was a great experience and he got some fantastic dancing shots.
Here's Nick and I at Rivington Hall Barn. A gorgeous space, but in terms of photography a rather challenging one. Quite dark with lots of different sources of light. Nick was up to the challenge and got a wide variety including some really interesting images captured in that light.
I was All Day Wedding Hosting that day so I also saw him doing the group shots in the sunshine. He has the all important great people skills too.
Laura lives in Chorlton, and I'm based in South Manchester too. Here we are both in Liverpool having a quick photo as some live musicians entertain during the room turnaround.
This was one of my favourite weddings of last year. I recently looked through what Laura captured and her pictures tell the days story beautifully.
A sensitive bloke with a great sense of humour. I'm booked to DJ at a wedding and before the couple spoke to Andy they were certain they'd already found a different photographer. But because they knew how relaxed people would be around Andy. And because lot's of bridal prep was taking place in the brides parents home the morning of the wedding they decide to go with Andy.
I knew Andy was the Wedding Photographer at Samlesbury Hall on the day of this photograph. But he didn't know I was the Wedding DJ. I came early because there's an opportunity for an early load in and to have a catch up with Andy.
You'll instantly feel comfortable around Joanne. I did. I think she'd fixed my tie even before we'd introduced ourselves. Erin and Vinnie mentioned about their photographer and I knew right away that they'd made a terrific choice.
Andrew does all different types of photography. Whether it's family portraits, proms or pets. With some commercial work too, as well as his wonderful weddings work.
Perfect for the moments to come throughout your married life.
Pixies in the Cellar
The Pixies are a husband and wife wedding photography duo comprising of Peter and Sara.
At this particular wedding it was with a trained eye that they were chosen. Since the groom, Ian, is a graduate of photography.
I'm a fan of their images and it's a couple of there's in the slideshow at the very top of the first page on this website.
An Irish Dance troupe can be an exciting addition to your event. Most of the dancers have toured the world on the back of their talent at one point or another.
Audience participation is probably the part that I look forward to the most.
The numbers of dancers varies but these brothers are often the core of dancers. And Often the core of the party too.
Stephen T Sanders
One of the few toastmasters I like. I personally wouldn't want one. But if you do it's worth chatting to Stephen. He's very experienced and has a lovely manner. He'll put you at ease.
With a Twist Catering
Pop by their tasting room to see if they are perfect for you Wedding. Whether it's at your home, marquee or venue.
See below for their Facebook reviews
Sound reinforcement and touring
Titan Touring Productions.
Having the equipment is one thing but having the skills to work with the musicians and get the best out of them by providing the best service to them is what I feel is Titan's strongest asset. Graham has built the company over many years and his staff are all expert in their field.
If you have a musicians in need of equipment contact Charlotte from Titan.
'They're Absolute mustard' - Quote from The Real Thing
Tube deliver huge events and festivals around the North West and Beyond.
Last year at The Radisson Edwardian, formerly the Free Trade Hall, they provide the sound for Nine Black Alps and myself. James the drummer was also the groom.
If you're looking to have friends or family preform at your wedding, take the pressure off them and allow them to really enjoy sounding their absolute best.
This is just a small sample. It's the people that make the difference. Get in touch if you ever want my advice when looking for the right person to deliver your ideas.