We are Jam Hot Wedding Band, and are here on English Wedding to answer a few questions regarding the wedding industry throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic, based on our experiences and those of the many amazing venues and suppliers that we work with – well, usually work with!

The pleasant hills and satanic mills of Yorkshire and the North East offer some of the most breathtaking scenery in the UK – so it’s no wonder enamoured couples flock here every year to exchange their vows!

The sprawling, magnificent Alnwick Castle and the whimsical Bamburgh Castle are stunning historical landmarks for couples to tie the knot, but let’s not forget the profusion of contemporary wedding venues either. The National Glass Centre and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art offer quirky settings for newlyweds, and there can be no better backdrop for your wedding album than the dramatic North York Moors, scenic Yorkshire Dales, and the vast and otherworldly Northumberland National Park.

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!

Whether you’re getting married under the arched beams of a church or in the serene surrounds of a stately home, there’s nothing like a wedding string quartet to provide the perfect romantic soundtrack to your quintessential English wedding. Just imagine the moment you walk down the aisle – or watch your spouse-to-be walking towards you – as a quartet of classical musicians take up their instruments and perform an achingly beautiful piece of music. There won’t be a dry eye in the house.

So music would be top of my wedding planning list, and there’d be an amazing party atmosphere… more important than dresses, or vows, or food, or wine… there’d be a band, and dancing, and a real sense of celebration. I might even elope so I could go to a concert the evening after my wedding with all of my friends, and tell them there. If music is important to you too, you’ll want to read this:

Rustic farming wedding blog with Rob and Sarah Gillespie West Midlands wedding photographers (64)

All images from Vanessa and Will’s Warwickshire wedding, photographed by the fabulous Rob & Sarah Gillespie Photography