So it’s out! If you want to hear a bit more about how we started off at Blockbuster Bride and find out about how to book your wedding music for a day to remember, listen here! The amazing Aleisha McCormack, funny woman, author and wedding podcaster was a delightful interviewer and we were chuffed to be featured earlier on this week.
This afternoon I popped over to the Excel Wedding Show with a good friend of mine. Unfortunately the DLR wasn’t working so we had to drive. I’d have tried to get over there earlier but I’d had a gig last night, singing support for platinum selling artist, X-Factor runner up and Eurovision singer Andy Abraham (who was absolutely lovely!) and then was up at bright and early to watch the Australian Open final.
Once we made it to Excel it was a fun afternoon full of conversations with suppliers. Then during the latter part of our day Cris (spelled the Spanish way) and I sat and enjoyed the fashion show. It was quite an eye opener comparing notes on the various dresses. Hmmm, we both liked vintage but not the one with the feathered skirt…the blush coloured gown was a unanimous hit etc etc. Well done to the models for their super-quick changes and to the various wedding dress stores for their striking gowns.
I also got to chat with some great wedding video companies who were keen to speak with us some more about using our bespoke songs for their work. Fabulous!!
So here we are a few months later with songs written and produced. A staff writer in place. Session musicians hired and music producers hard at work. An intern flying in from the USA to work with us for the next three months.
Our video editor has pored over images and carefully matched them up with the song lyrics to tell these love stories in the most touching way.
Now we need you, the bridal community, to help us craft Blockbuster Bride into a company that serves you in the best way we can. Over the next month we’ll be reaching out to brides, grooms, bloggers, photographers, wedding planners, and suppliers. We’d love your feedback on the concept and on how we can make it better.
We want you to laugh and cry as you watch your video. It’s your very own blockbuster with you in the starring role. We’d love it to be so compelling that you can’t wait to share it with wedding guests, friends and family.
And if YouTube still exists when you’re old and grey, it would make us *really* happy to hear you were still playing it from time to time. And of course singing along to the chorus with your children and grandchildren.
And if YouTube should go down the tubes? Don’t worry, we give you your very own hard copy too!!
I also wanted to get a professional photographer on board to help us kick things off and Linda Scuizzato from neverlandphotography.com seemed perfect. Not only are her photos wonderful but she writes a blog on all the couples she works with. She has a very friendly approach and gets to know the couples really well. This meant she had plenty of great information that we could use to write songs to go with her photos.
I’d first met Linda at a business networking meeting and we’d kept in touch. We linked up for a coffee in Notting Hill and a few days after that I popped over to her studio in Southfields.
I was completely spoiled for choice as she had so many amazing sets of photos but I eventually narrowed it down to 4 couples. The visuals gave me some immediate ideas for song titles and I came away really happy.