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Your Real Weddings

In our Your Real Weddings blog series, read about real life wedding entertainment from the point of view of the bride and groom, with pictures from the big day, advice, tips, recommended suppliers, and of course reviews of the amazing live entertainment hired from Alive Network. Also see our 'Ultimate Guide to Wedding Entertainment' and our most popular wedding artists such as wedding bands, wedding ceremony musicians, wedding djs and wedding singers.

Sarah & Jim’s Rustic Cow Shed Wedding

Fri, 15th December 2017

The young MacDonalds borrowed a farm…e-i-e-i-o! Sarah and Jim’s homespun cowshed wedding day is beautiful, rustic, boho...and totally mooving. Plus an evening party with infectious Brazilian carnival vibes! ... Read more...
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Laura & Paul’s DIY Manor House Wedding

Fri, 15th December 2017

In this Star Wars special, Laura and Paul share all their wedding Jedi mind tricks and treats with us. It’s full of gorgeous DIY details and personal touches, fun, games and lots of laughter… and even a real witch that has them in stitches. (And it turns out that Paul was the droid that Laura was looking for after all!) ... Read more...
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Gemma and Richard’s Classic Manor House Wedding

Mon, 23rd October 2017

Gemma and Richard’s elegant manor house wedding – filled with joy, laughter, far-flung friends, family and affection – proves that sophistication and fun can co-exist in one perfect day. ... Read more...
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Justyna and Richard’s Regal Fairytale Castle Wedding

Thu, 26th October 2017

If you’ve been picturing your dream wedding since you were four, Justyna and Richard’s gorgeous castle I dos – packed with romance, surprises, and happy ever after moments – will convince you to go full fairytale. Set against the regal backdrop of Warwick Castle, the artistic eye of Chris Fossey Photography captures all the magic of their fit-for-a-princess nuptials. ... Read more...
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Verity and George’s Timeless Winter Wedding

Mon, 06th November 2017

Weighing up the idea of winter nuptials? Get inspiration from Verity and George's classic-meets-contemporary I dos, complete with glittering after party! Make it your own with Verity's contacts, supplier tips and a handy style edit. ... Read more...
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Sarah & Jim MacDonald, Willoughby Farm’s Cow Shed Wedding

Sarah & Jim MacDonald, Willoughby Farm’s Cow Shed Wedding

The young MacDonalds borrowed a farm…e-i-e-i-o! Sarah and Jim’s homespun cowshed wedding day is beautiful, rustic, boho...and... Read more...
Laura and Paul’s DIY Manor House Wedding

Laura and Paul’s DIY Manor House Wedding

In this Star Wars special, Laura and Paul share all their wedding Jedi mind tricks and treats with us. It’s full of gorgeous ... Read more...
Gemma and Richard’s Classic Manor House Wedding

Gemma and Richard’s Classic Manor House Wedding

Gemma and Richard’s elegant manor house wedding – filled with joy, laughter, far-flung friends, family and affection – proves... Read more...
Justyna and Richard’s Regal Fairytale Wedding, Warwick Castl...

Justyna and Richard’s Regal Fairytale Wedding, Warwick Castl...

If you’ve been picturing your dream wedding since you were four, Justyna and Richard’s gorgeous castle I dos – packed with ro... Read more...
Verity and George’s Timeless Winter Wedding

Verity and George’s Timeless Winter Wedding

Weighing up the idea of winter nuptials? Get inspiration from Verity and George's classic-meets-contemporary I dos, complete ... Read more...
Guy Stevens DJs At Downton Abbey With Scouting For Girls

Guy Stevens DJs At Downton Abbey With Scouting For Girls

Our very own party & wedding DJ, Guy Stevens played a memorable gig for Molly & Gus's May-day wedding at the ico... Read more...
Darren and Amy Walton's Perfect Wedding

Darren and Amy Walton's Perfect Wedding

Darren and Amy Walton tied the knot at the beautiful Grange Hotel in Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria. They wowed American family m... Read more...
Mark and Zoe Lancaster's Perfect Wedding

Mark and Zoe Lancaster's Perfect Wedding

Mark and Zoe Lancaster got married at St James Church in Taxal, Whaley Bridge, followed by a posh vintage themed marquee rece... Read more...
Rock & Pop Party Band Hipster Make Couple's Wedding Receptio...

Rock & Pop Party Band Hipster Make Couple's Wedding Receptio...

Earlier this year, popular rock and pop 4-piece Hipster were booked to perform at a wedding reception which took place at the... Read more...
Leon and Kate Turney's Perfect Wedding

Leon and Kate Turney's Perfect Wedding

Leon and Kate Turney had a proper Yorkshire wedding at St Alban's Church in Wickersley, with their wedding reception taking p... Read more...
Marc and Rachel Littlefair's Perfect Wedding

Marc and Rachel Littlefair's Perfect Wedding

Marc and Rachel Littlefair tied the knot on a Victorian barge at The Swan at Streatley in Berkshire. They booked chilled-out,... Read more...
Pete and Liz Humphrey's Perfect Wedding

Pete and Liz Humphrey's Perfect Wedding

Young and vibrant all-male 4 piece rock and pop band The Northern Monkeys were booked to perform at Pete and Liz Humphreys we... Read more...
Nicola & Neil Sill's Perfect Wedding

Nicola & Neil Sill's Perfect Wedding

Four piece rock and pop covers band, The Supertones, perform their stunning live show at Nicola and Neil's wedding at the imm... Read more...
Toby and Suzie Kemp's Perfect Wedding

Toby and Suzie Kemp's Perfect Wedding

Toby and Suzie Kemp tied the knot at stunning Crewe Hall in Cheshire They booked north London based funk, soul and pop band S... Read more...
Robert and Emma Sturdy's Perfect Wedding

Robert and Emma Sturdy's Perfect Wedding

Robert and Emma Sturdy got hitched at St Mary's Priory Church in Old Malton, North Yorkshire, followed by an evening receptio... Read more...
Lyndsey and Carl Winwood's Perfect Wedding

Lyndsey and Carl Winwood's Perfect Wedding

Hampshire based rock and pop function band The Kicks were booked to perform at Lyndsey and Carl Winwood's wedding at Aston Vi... Read more...
Chris and Kristie Harris' Perfect Wedding

Chris and Kristie Harris' Perfect Wedding

Chris and Kristie Harris got married at The Forest Hotel in Dorridge, a privately owned boutique hotel. They hired profession... Read more...
Adam and Sarah Revill's Perfect Wedding

Adam and Sarah Revill's Perfect Wedding

Staffordshire party band Cartoon Kings were recently hired by Adam and Sarah Revill to perform at their wedding at the beauti... Read more...
Mark and Sarah Arnold's Perfect Wedding

Mark and Sarah Arnold's Perfect Wedding

Mark and Sarah Arnold tied the knot at St Mary's Church in Shaw-cum-Donington, followed by a wedding reception at Elcot Park ... Read more...
Joe and Amy Webb's Perfect Wedding

Joe and Amy Webb's Perfect Wedding

Joe and Amy Webb opted for a private wedding on a beach in Jamaica then held a wedding blessing almost a year later so they c... Read more...
Anna And Francesco Capotoro's Perfect Wedding

Anna And Francesco Capotoro's Perfect Wedding

Merseyside based rock and pop function band Munch were booked to perform at Anna & Francesco Capotoro's wedding at one of... Read more...
Michiel and Amelia Visscher's Perfect Wedding

Michiel and Amelia Visscher's Perfect Wedding

Michiel and Amelia Visscher got married at St Helen's Church in Northwich, followed by a wedding reception at Rowton Hall Cou... Read more...
Rob and Rachel Feltham's Perfect Wedding

Rob and Rachel Feltham's Perfect Wedding

Rob and Rachel Feltham got married in their home town of Somerset, at the Yeovil Court Hotel in Yeovil. They booked solo sing... Read more...
James and Kerry Norris' Perfect Wedding

James and Kerry Norris' Perfect Wedding

3 Mile Smile were hired by James and Kerry Norris, to perform at their wedding at Swinfen Hotel, Lichfield, Staffordshire. Th... Read more...