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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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What comes to mind when you picture your dream live wedding entertainment? Are you caught up in the pageantry and glamour of extravagant wedding bands, or the romance and traditionalism of enchanting classical ensembles? When we picture our romantic day, it’s easy to leave a great many alternatives out of mind. Well, as wonderful as floor-filling function bands and romantic string ensembles are, we’re placing another praiseworthy wedding artist in the spotlight – the acoustic solo artist!

There’s a minimalist beauty in an acoustic singer-guitarist that’s often underestimated. Imagine a lone singer delivering heartfelt vocals with nothing but their own charisma (and an instrument honed by 4,000 years of history, of course) to captivate an entire audience – an incredible performance using only what is absolutely necessary. Have an unaccompanied virtuoso make your big day exceptional, and you experience a unique connection that you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

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Hey there beautiful! Are you in London? Near London? Getting wed in London? Then my lovely, I have something wonderful to share with you today. English Wedding is growing, and I count all of our lovely members as a part of the English Wedding team. We’re proud to showcase beautiful weddings, creative and exciting modern suppliers and true talents from all over the UK. Today I’d love for you to check out London wedding photographer Annelie Eddy Photography – her style is documentary, and her images are all about you and your family and friends – captured in Annelie’s uniquely gorgeous and captivating way.

 

Natural and authentic photography that doesn’t take you away from your wedding day.

I’m Annelie and I am a London-based documentary wedding photographer.

Photographing people is one of my favourite things in the world. This is especially true for weddings, where so much beauty, love, and emotions are packed into one day.

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A guest article by Bibi at Truly Experiences

You’re about to get hitched. You’re happy. You’re head-over-heels in love. But you’re heavily distracted by one not-so-tiny, crucial detail – where to go on your honeymoon!

The way I see it, honeymoons are a personal reward for you and your new life partner. After months of wedding stress, the two of you can stop worrying about your friends and family, and just focus on yourselves. It’s a wonderful opportunity (before the realities of life start again) when you can splurge on unique honeymoon destinations and experiences and not feel guilty. So make the most of it!

Sure, you can fly off to a white sandy beach and lounge around with a Pina Colada in your hand. But why not rather spend your time (and money) on a bucket-list-worthy experience? An out-of-this-world location you’ve always wanted to visit, or an adventurous escape you’ve always wanted to do. Something that you’ll never forget. Something that you can look back on and say wow, remember how we started our lives together?

Wedding bands - photo by Lucas Allman
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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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Guest article by Truly Experiences. Header image by Hannah K. Photography

It’s happened. Your best mate in the whole world is getting married. He’s found the partner of his dreams and now he’s bestowed you with one of the greatest honours a man can receive – being the best man.

This is not something your friend has done lightly. Out of all of his pals, he’s chosen you to be by his side during one of the biggest days of his life. It’s not just a title; it’s a testament to how much your friend loves and appreciates you. (You feeling the pressure yet?)

But with great power comes great responsibility. There’s a lot you’ve got to consider. If you’re puzzling over how you can do your friend proud, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve put together nine killer tips on how you can put ‘best’ in ‘best man’.

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Although today’s wedding starts with a church service, the vibe is wonderfully whimsical and woodlandy, with celebrations under canvas and even a hand fasting ceremony in the afternoon! The venue is Bedfordshire’s enchanting Tofte Manor; the photographer is our lovely friend and English Wedding member Nicola Norton Photography.

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Gorgeous couple Georgina and Ben had a relaxed and beautiful wedding in the summer. Their day is beautifully styled with glorious bouquets of pink peonies, purple and coral blooms with splashes of greenery and fabulous textures. The peony styling continues through to the wedding cake, which is displayed prettily on rustic wooden tables at the wedding breakfast. Georgina’s stunning lace dress is the star of the show, and her delicate flower crown is just beautiful!

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Contact & Bookings: Nicola Norton Photography

www.nicolanortonphotography.co.uk

Facebook: Nicola Norton Photography
Instagram: @nicolanortonphotography
Twitter: @nicolanorton1

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Hey lovelies! Are you having a nice week? I’m a little black-Fridayed-OUT already, is it just me? My inbox is bursting!!! I have so many lovely things to share with you for the rest of this week though, I’m so excited!

Today we welcome lovely Hampshire wedding photographer Emily Black to English Wedding. I’m more than thrilled to have a handful of weddings from Emily lined up to share with you over the coming months – you’re going to love them, as her images are just STUNNING! Emily’s style is modern, natural and romantic – she combines the best aspects of documentary (or reportage) photography with just a little creative direction for your couple shots.

The feel of your photos will totally reflect your day. If your day is full of smiles, laughter and craziness, your photos will reflect this, just as if your day was quieter and more intimate and emotional. I’m there to capture your unique vibe! ~ Emily Black Photography

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As a bit of a paper-lover, I love discovering and playing with new wedding invitations – and when Gary from Special Day Invitations asked if I’d like to try my hand at reviewing some of their cards, I was delighted!
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Wedding invitations from the UK: Special Day Invitations

Special Day Invitations offer a great selection of low cost wedding invitations. With almost a hundred printed wedding invitations at low prices, plus a range of 90 or so luxury hand-finished wedding invitations, they have a selection to suit all wedding styles and themes.
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Low cost vintage wedding invitations

My favourite designs from Special Day Invitations are from their vintage category. The designs are in soft colours with nice typography and a range of themes – from peacock feathers to simple type with flourishing.

The Mr & Mrs invitation was a favourite for me, also the True Love design at the top of this blog post – and prices start around the £1 mark for flat invitations. It’s an affordable way to buy wedding invitations to suit a vintage theme.
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