the best uk rock bands for weddings from warble entertainment (2)
FEATURED

Speculative weather, incredible vibes and stunning music. Festival season is something we all go mad for and it has sewn its way into the ever growing tapestry of British pop culture. Festival themed weddings or ‘wedstivals’ are no surprise then as couples strive to recreate that festival atmosphere on their big day.

Guest article by Joey Burdon of Warble Entertainment

Live music is one of the main staples of a good festival wedding. It’s all about the entertainment and making sure that everyone has a good time! Here are 5 of the best Rock & Pop bands available for your festival themed wedding this summer.

Gentlemen Of The Road

This Surrey quartet can be described as the perfect festival wedding band. Treading the line between festival favourites Mumford & Sons and big rock anthems from bands like The Killers and Kings Of Leon, Gentlemen Of The Road are ideal for bringing that festival fever to your day.

the best uk rock bands for weddings from warble entertainment (4)

Stunning vibrant florals for a Welsh wedding with Jake Morley Photography (17)
FEATURED

Guest article by Joey Burdon of Warble Entertainment

Stunning vibrant florals for a Welsh wedding with Jake Morley Photography (17)

All images by lovely Jake Morley Photography. See full feature here – flowers by beautiful bride Donna from Secret Garden Cardiff

Social media has become such a huge part of the wedding experience. It seems as though almost every aspect of our daily lives now revolves around consuming and sharing online. Whether it’s what you’re eating, your opinion on current events or just something you find hilarious, us daily users of social media are constantly posting about what we’re up to.

There are mixed opinions on whether social media should be embraced, or shunned on a wedding day. Some couples opt to enforce their guests to completely ‘unplug’ for the day. This helps keep the wedding intimate in case couples have any fears about their guests being disengaged on the day.

FEATURED

There will be plenty of times during the planning stages of your wedding where things get a little bit tricky and you feel like throwing in the towel. You may think that you are the only one experiencing this, but trust us when we say that most couples struggle with exactly the same dilemmas!

Black and white elegance with pops of winter colour, image credit Shane Webber Photography Chester (27)

Images by Shane Webber Photography – watch out for this beautiful wedding we’ll be featuring on Thursday at 1pm!

Your wedding entertainment in particular is such an important part of your day and your wedding experience as a whole. Here are 5 of the most common wedding entertainment dilemmas that we deal with most often – and exactly how to solve them.

1. Band or DJ?

Probably the most common quandary you’ll face is this age old bone of contention. A good DJ will know how to read a crowd and will be armed with the perfect tracks to keep the dance floor alive. They can often be more cost effective than a live band but can also be less engaging. If you want to hear all your favourite tracks on the night then a DJ is a great choice as they are extremely accommodating to your tastes!

FEATURED

Weekends are for dancing, singing your heart out and letting your hair down. I’ll be enjoying the sunshine this weekend and I hope you will too – and if there’s one wedding planning job which you can enjoy doing while the sun shines and you’re chilling with a prosecco in the sunshine, it’s going online and finding your perfect wedding entertainment.

warble entertainment agency on the English Wedding Blog (14)

I’m so happy to be welcoming one of the UK’s most longest established wedding entertainment agencies to the English Wedding Blog today. Warble Entertainment are in their 20th year – so they clearly know just how to keep their brides, grooms and acts happy as can be!

warble entertainment agency on the English Wedding Blog (4)

Warble Entertainment provide exciting, professional, reliable and fun entertainment for over 6000 weddings each year.

Whether you are looking for a live band, magician, caricaturist, lookalike or saxophonist or anything in between – we provide it.

We absolutely love weddings and completely understand how much hard work goes into organising them so we treat each one with the care and attention it deserves.

FEATURED

I’m so thrilled to be able to put you lovely brides and grooms in touch with the amazing wedding suppliers I’ve come to know and love through years of blogging. The UK wedding industry is so inspiring, such a wonderful thing to be a part of. The English Wedding Directory began in January and is my way of matchmaking couples with their dream suppliers.

Suppliers check out my Facebook page for a VERY special offer for new members from TODAY!

Please join me in welcoming these lovely creatives who’ve joined the Directory in the last couple of weeks:


Paul Fuller is a Kent wedding photographer who shoots in a relaxed, laid back, documentary style that doesn’t get in the way of you experiencing your wedding day. Check out Charlie and Ashok’s Indian fusion wedding to see how beautifully it works!

Moritz Schmittat is based in London and Surrey. His photography is graceful and elegant, and his approach to shooting weddings is down to earth, friendly and professional. Watch his great little introduction piece here: https://schmittat.uk

FEATURED

Little gold eggs at every place setting… personal egg cup place names, the most beautiful flowers with pale pink and pastel blooms… it can only be an Easter wedding, and this is the loveliest I’ve ever seen! Today’s wedding blog is an early treat for all of you Easter brides and grooms – you’re going to LOVE this!

Easter wedding with gold leaf eggs by Emma B Photography (36)
Easter wedding with gold leaf eggs by Emma B Photography (37)

Rebecca married Adam last Easter at Elmore Court. Their day is wonderful – they’re such a gorgeous couple and the photos of their wedding are just divine. Even the tiniest details are so carefully curated… “The ‘big’ things such as florist, hair and make up etc came by recommendation but for the smaller things I developed an obsession with wedding magazines, which I loved looking through for inspiration, as well as wedding blogs and there was definitely a lot of pinterest boards being created. I fell in love with Etsy and being able to talk to the suppliers and request personalised items worked really well for us. A lot of our extras came from there.”

Easter wedding with gold leaf eggs by Emma B Photography (18)

FEATURED

Have you been to the Midland Hotel in Morecambe? It’s fabulous: an art deco hotel on the seafront, lovingly restored and restyled with so much character, and a superb wedding venue. I was there for the very first time only a month or so ago but the hotel has featured on the English Wedding Blog many times…

Midland Hotel Morecambe wedding blog Lisa Hindle Photography (14)

And so today I’m over the moon to have a fabulous wedding from the Midland Hotel to share with you. The details are classy and understated: flowers are white; stationery is stylish with a dash of art deco, and our brides are absolutely gorgeous!

Midland Hotel Morecambe wedding blog Lisa Hindle Photography (22)

Amy and Krysta found their suppliers online, at wedding fairs and through recommendations from the venue. They loved their bridal boutique in Preston for the super helpful advice they received – and for being able to choose dresses which worked well together even though they couldn’t see each other’s until the wedding day! Don’t they look amazing?!

Midland Hotel Morecambe wedding blog Lisa Hindle Photography (35)

FEATURED

Emily and Daniel are one of the loveliest couples I’ve had the pleasure of featuring… and their wedding is filled with pretty touches and creative details. They married at Upton Barn in July and chose lovely Mark from Evolve Photography to photograph their day.

Rustic handmade Upton Barn wedding Evolve Photography Devon (19)

I have so much to tell you I barely know where to begin… the interview which follows the photos today is superb, and this quote from Emily is spot on: “If at the end of the day you are married to your best friend then it has been a success, everything else is just details.

The details, however, look to have been a total success and then some! I adore the place settings and little favours (too cute!) and the lavender touches are just divine. Suppliers were found through recommendations and online, and Emily and Daniel found their venue through a local wedding show.

Rustic handmade Upton Barn wedding Evolve Photography Devon (7)

FEATURED

Barn weddings have been the biggest trend to hit the wedding industry in the last 18 months, and I love them for their versatility. Barns can be rustic and cosy or bright, open spaces – today we have a wonderful example in the Tythe Barn at Launton in Oxfordshire.

English barn wedding in Oxfordshire with Alexandra Jane Photography (3)

Hayley and Alex’s wedding is pretty as can be – Hayley went for a statement dress for a princess look… and she rocks it. The day has some pretty and thoughtful touches – the flowers are super feminine and the gold accents work incredibly well!

English barn wedding in Oxfordshire with Alexandra Jane Photography (22)

Images are by lovely Alexandra Jane Photography. Alexandra is based in South Oxfordshire and photographs weddings in surrounding counties. Find out more:

English barn wedding in Oxfordshire with Alexandra Jane Photography (28)
Hayley found her wedding suppliers online, through Facebook pages and groups as well as finding her photographer via internet searches. She and Alex wanted a natural look for their photography and kept searching until they found the right style. She told me Alexandra Jane was amazing! Do read Hayley and Alex’s English Wedding Blog interview after the images – it’s a lovely read!

FEATURED

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you’ve had an amazing holiday and enjoyed the 100 real weddings I featured on the blog over Christmas. Time now for the first real wedding of 2015… and it’s just gorgeous. I love the little details today’s bride and groom created for their day – their attention to detail is wonderful; there is plenty here to inspire your own big day and I know you’ll love it!

DIY creative village hall wedding in Yorkshire by Mark Dolby Photography (2)

Siobhan is beautiful, wearing a lace dress with a delicate belt. Her accessories are fabulous – and I adore her bouquet, by Leonora Rose. The styling of the day is a highlight though – with friends and family all pitching in to help with stationery design, decorating, table arrangements and the seating plan there’s so much to see!

DIY creative village hall wedding in Yorkshire by Mark Dolby Photography (11)

Huge thanks to lovely Mark Dolby for sharing his images of the day with us today. Please check him out if you’re looking for a photographer – he’s based in Leeds.

FEATURED

I have a little treat for you all this fine Sunday morning – one of the loveliest real weddings I’ve seen in a while, with touches of old Hollywood glamour and exquisite photography at  Norfolk’s magnificent Narborough Hall Gardens.

Old Hollywood glamour Narborough Hall wedding by Rob Dodsworth (6)

Laura is beautiful; a glamorous, graceful bride. Her perfect partner is Simon, every bit the movie hero to Laura’s romantic heroine. And they really do have it all: a fabulous wedding, superbly styled with love and laughter in every one of their beautiful images. My personal highlight? Laura’s advice to think back to other weddings and decide from there what’s most important; also, to keep an open mind when you go dress shopping. Believe it or not, this stunning Sassi Holford dress wasn’t the kind of style Laura had in mind at first!

Old Hollywood glamour Narborough Hall wedding by Rob Dodsworth (13)

I owe huge thanks to Rob Dodsworth Photography for sharing his images of their day with us all. Do take the time to visit Rob’s website and blog, especially if you’re near Norfolk – he’s pretty amazing:

FEATURED

Hey everyone! I have the loveliest English wedding to share with you today – classically beautiful but with wonderful modern touches you’ll adore, I promise! Gemma and Niall had a church wedding followed by a garden reception at Niall’s parents’ Yorkshire home.

Yorkshire garden wedding blog (29)

There are so many wonderful details: the flowers are a highlight, and are by the fabulous Susie at Hart Company. Gemma is stunning in a Lusan Mandongus gown, and Niall looks amazing in a Saville Row bespoke suit.

Yorkshire garden wedding blog (34)
Yorkshire garden wedding blog (38)

Their photographers – James and Lianne – were incredible on the day and get a glowing review from the bride and groom. Do check them out if you’re planning a Yorkshire wedding:

Yorkshire garden wedding blog (43)

So now – wedding time 🙂 you will LOVE this! Watch out for the almost-tumbling cake(!) and the gorgeous portrait shots – a part of the day which was really special for lovely Gemma and Niall. Enjoy.

claire gould calligrapher signature
Our classic fresh marquee wedding in Yorkshire – Gemma + Niall