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I’d like to ask a quick question about your wedding music: what springs to mind first? Your first dance, “your song” maybe? Or the ceremony music? Do you find it easier to plan the soundtrack to your evening, and struggle with ideas for personalising your ceremony music? I know I would. I don’t know the first thing about classical music, and if I had a wedding to plan I really wouldn’t know where to start with that part of the day. If you’re struggling with the same issues of classical music then you, my lovely friend, are about to be enlightened and entertained by a brilliant article written by Sam Houston (of Wedding Music Consulation) for the English Wedding Blog. Read, learn, smile, enjoy! Claire x

classical music photo Chris Hanley Photography

Photo credit Chris Hanley Photography at Margam Park Orangery

Inspired Harmony classical vocal performance for weddings
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A show stopper for the most elegant of weddings… Inspired Harmony deserve a mention for their beautiful performances at The Wedding Show last week.

Inspired Harmony classical vocal performance for weddings

Inspired Harmony classical vocal performance for weddings

Inspired Harmony are for the most exclusive wedding receptions. For lovers of classical music and vocal performance, with a range from opera, light opera and show songs – and including ever popular ‘Singing Waiters’ as an option for your big day.

We were impressed and awestruck by performances by Inspired Harmony in the marquee at The Wedding Show. It was extraordinary: everything stopped, everyone fell silent for the singing. Unlike the gospel choir around the corner, Inspired Harmony made everyone stop in their tracks to listen. Exhibitors nearby were enthralled, and a crowd gathered around the corner – quite strangely, really! to listen without disturbing the singer.

I would definitely recommend Inspired Harmony as a show stopping performance for your wedding day.

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Carlton Ensemble string quartet with flute Manchester

Carlton Ensemble string quartet with flute Manchester

It was my absolute pleasure recently to be asked by Hallmark cards to ask readers of the blog to share their suggestions for ‘alternative first dance songs’ for weddings. Being a huge fan* of Hallmark, I thought Firestarter was a good one and it subsequently made it into their top three. My point being, I’m not an expert on romantic music!

Wedding music isn’t a priority for everyone: it’s easy to concentrate on the big suppliers, the visual aspects and logistics – but choosing something extra special will make a huge difference to your day. If your taste in music doesn’t suit weddings (me!) then you have to venture outside of what you’d normally have on the stereo and find something that will suit the occasion…

… so up step Carlton Ensemble!

Carlton Ensemble dressed for a sophisticated event in black

Carlton Ensemble dressed for a sophisticated event in black