Gorgeously elegant real wedding style at Hestercombe, photo credit Special Day Wedding Photos (37)
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Happy New Year everyone! Warmest welcomes from me if you’re new to English Wedding – oh, and huge congratulations if you’ve got a brand new sparkly thing on your finger!!! Exciting times are ahead and I’m here to inspire you through your wedding planning journey. Come & grab a cuppa and I’ll introduce you to everyone at English Wedding.This blog is for everyone – brides and grooms alike. We focus on real weddings all around the UK and share the very best ideas, advice and photography from the wedding world. I like to think English-Wedding.com is a little different – as well as the gorgeous details, the weddings we feature have a sense of humour and authenticity to them. It’s not all about spending a fortune to create an insta-worthy day: every wedding is about your personalities, your family and friends and having the most amazing party with the happy smiling faces of the folks you love.

Gorgeously elegant real wedding style at Hestercombe, photo credit Special Day Wedding Photos (28)

A gorgeous castle wedding by documentary photographers York Place Studios (9)
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Everyone wants to offer their guests a wedding party to remember. But with so many options on party planning out there, what’s a sure fire way to achieve a party with a pop? It’s easy – pick a class live music act and hit the right note for everyone! Live music creates a sizzling party atmosphere – and offers everyone an opportunity to strut their stuff on the dance floor! When your guests realise they recognise the songs, they can enjoy singing along together! Live music freshens up a daytime wedding party and for the evening, a professional function band or tribute act will know how to work a crowd and get your party into gear.

Here are some examples of how tribute acts can be the ideal entertainment to suit your wedding day and add a dimension of drama and sparkle to your party. No matter what your taste or style, there are consumate performers available, ready to help you create a truly memorable wedding day!

Documentary wedding photographers in Dorset, Linus Moran Photography, Kings Arms Boutique Hotel (1)
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A guest article by English Wedding Directory members Last Minute Musicians

At Last Minute Musicians, we asked ourselves a question – what are the most popular cover songs being played by the wedding bands on our directory? As such, we recently carried out a survey of over 2500 bands to find out what was on their wedding set list.

We came up with a list of 60 of the most popular Rock/Pop hits, and 40 of the most popular Jazz and Classical pieces and it’s from this list that we’ve picked out twenty favourite cover songs other brides and grooms have requested, to help you with the process of selecting music for your big day!

  1. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
  2. Rolling In The Deep – Adele
  3. At Last – Etta James
  4. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  5. Aint Nobody – Chaka Khan
  6. American Boy by Estelle
  7. Dancing In The Street by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
  8. Good Times – Chic
  9. I Feel Good – James Brown
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I’m a matchmaker. The best definition for what I do is that I introduce you lovely people planning your weddings to the most amazing photographers, suppliers and creatives I know. And I know a LOT of those – the English Wedding Blog has been around since 2009! So by sharing beautiful weddings, asking our featured brides and grooms to share their recommendations on every blog post, and keeping in touch with suppliers all around the UK, I can make sure you’re seeing the very best the English wedding industry has to offer. The English Wedding Directory is where you can find all of our favourite wedding suppliers, and is full of brilliant photographers, stationers, florists, stylists, designers… everything you might need for the wedding of your dreams!

These lovely people have joined the English Wedding Directory in the last month or so. 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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Nothing quite beats the warmth of a tipi wedding – and Sarah and Matthew used theirs as the focal point for a festival-style celebration on the family farm. The little touches and flowers are gorgeous; but the loveliest thing about today’s wedding is Sarah – she’s so beautiful in a blush pink gown which just suits the day perfectly (and is amazing for dancing in!)

Festival wedding inspiration from the Secret Meadow in Essex. Image Lee Allison Photography (40)

We opted to have fairy lights within our tipi and we didn’t want to distract too much from how beautiful the tipi and more importantly, the view from the field was. We used lots of items from the farm including milk churns, troughs, tractor tyres and hay bales to add to the rustic farm feel. We were lucky to be able to find a tipi company for our bank holiday weekend in County Marquees East Anglia. They were great and also helped us with outdoor furniture sets, a bar front, outdoor fire bowls and were on hand with generators and mobile toilets should we have needed them