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So, you’re getting married. Yay! Congratulations! The next few months of organising are going to be some of the most stressful and exciting times of your life to date. You’ve got so, so much to do. But, hopefully, you’re going to have amazing fun doing it. Because, even if it doesn’t all go 100% to plan, it’s still going to be fabulous…

It would be nice though, wouldn’t it? If it all went to plan? If the dress is as you’ve dreamed it. The venue is like a fairy tale. The band are entertainers as much as they are performers. The speeches are made before everyone gets too tipsy and your brother doesn’t mention that thing, that you just know that he’s going to. That the cake is perfect. And that the photographer manages to capture everyone. Nicely.

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Cover photo by Linus Moran Photography – full wedding coming on March 9th!

Your wedding day. It’s the end – and the beginning – of the greatest love story you’ve ever told. It deserves an epic soundtrack! And because music makes memories, it’s a soundtrack that will stay with you for the rest of your life. So, you know, no pressure or anything, but you might want to put some effort into getting it right!

You have a variety of options open to you, ranging from an iTunes playlist to a 12-piece orchestra, stopping at DJ and string quartet along the way. It’s a decision that depends on your personal tastes, budget, the style of your wedding and your choice of venue. But, one of the best ways to create ambience, get your guests dancing, and ensure a soundtrack that not only lives up to your expectations but exceeds them, is to hire a live wedding band.

4 Live Wedding Bands to Bring Your Personal Soundtrack to Life

1. Motown Gold

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The English Wedding Directory is where you can find all of our favourite wedding suppliers. Our Facebook page is updated with new vendors when they join us, and the Directory is full of brilliant photographers, stationers, florists, stylists, cake designers… everything you might need for the wedding of your dreams!

These lovely people have joined the English Wedding Directory in the last couple of weeks – and we have more coming up to share with you soon! Do take a moment to discover them, and if you like what you see why not get in touch and even book this weekend?

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Planning the entertainment for your wedding can be stressful at any time, but a Christmas wedding? How do you strike the right balance? Do you go fully Jingle Bells, or ignore the festive feeling and stick to the songs and sounds that matter to you? The thing is, with those blazing log fires, mistletoe, and frosty weather – all the better for snuggling close – winter is an incredibly romantic time of year. So, whatever theme you choose for your wedding, it has the potential to be magical. Your wedding entertainment is that little sprinkling of fairy dust on top, that makes the whole thing sparkle.

So, grab some spices, mull some wine and have a little read through our guide to choosing the best entertainment for your winter wedding.

The Earcandy Christmas Band

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I don’t know about you, but weekends (which include Fridays) are all about music. I start the day with Spotify before cereal, and dance at my desk while I’m blogging…. so introducing our newest English Wedding members Earcandy seemed like the perfect thing to do this afternoon! I love that these guys are a tight-knit team. They know their bands. They know their customers and that guarantees you really exceptional personal service – and a buzzing dancefloor all night long! 

“Music makes memories. Listening to music is one of the most powerfully emotive things that you can do. It can lift the spirits, it can calm you down, it can move you to tears. And we all have that one song that instantly transports us to another time and place. Our job, at Earcandy, is to make sure that your wedding is packed full of them, with exceptionally talented live acts, playing your kinds of music.

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Gareth and Jenny’s lovely wedding reads like a who’s who of some of my favourite UK wedding suppliers and designers! Today’s gorgeous couple chose Cardlab for their invitations, Jenny wore a Sassi Holford wedding dress, photography was by Martin Price. Wedding blog favourite Emma Lappin did their flowers, and the ceremony was at Botley’s Mansion in Surrey.

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Congratulations to a fantastic couple – have a wonderful married life! Thank you Gareth and Jenny for sharing your wedding story with us today. Thanks also to lovely Martin Price for permission to share the lovely images of this Botley’s Mansion wedding. Everyone – enjoy! Claire x

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Jenny and Gareth – a beautiful Botley’s Mansion wedding

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Wedding venue

Botleys Mansion in Chertsey, Surrey www.botleys-mansion.co.uk

Wedding photographer

Berkshire and Surrey wedding photographer Martin Price www.martinpricephotography.co.uk

Wedding stationery

Invitations and save the dates were from Cardlab Modern Letterpress Stationery. All stationery on the day – table plan, place names, table names and menus were all hand made by myself.