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Guide to getting married during COVID-19

Last updated 22-02-2021


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Covid-19 and weddings
By Ben On March 18, 2020

Covid-19 and weddings

COVID-19

For our latest COVID information about weddings and COVID 19, please see our page here;...


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How Not to Do Corporate Entertainment

If you’re planning a corporate event, there are two ways to make it really memorable.


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How Not to Do Wedding Entertainment

Your wedding is likely to be one of the most memorable events of your life. It will be months in the making, for a few short...


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Amazing Soul Wedding Bands & The Vibe You Should Expect

Whether your bent runs towards the more traditional melodies of Motown, or the newer strains of R&B and funk, soul provides...


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Go Live or Go Home – 8 Reasons Live Wedding Bands Are Best

You can feel a bit spoilt for choice when considering the entertainment options for your wedding. From an iPod shuffle shoestring...


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6 Game Changing Ideas for Awesome Corporate Entertainment

Talk of corporate events and for most people there are two things that come to mind. Hours of absolute mind-numbing,...


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11 Unique Wedding Entertainment Ideas & Insider Tips

If you’re looking for ways to make your wedding truly memorable, it’s important not to overlook your entertainment. While many...


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Behind the Scenes with a Live Wedding Band

So, it’s your ‘Big Day’. The ceremony was idyllic. The food incredible. And now your guests are shaking their stuff to an...


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What Not to Do When Looking for a Live Wedding Band

Booking a wedding band. How hard can it be? You just need find someone who will rock up, play then go away, right? You’ve done...


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Wedding DJ Masterclass – How to Get the Best Experience

So, you’re planning your dream wedding. And you’ve decided upon a DJ for your reception entertainment. Exciting times! But...


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Bands for Hire – Everything You Should Ask Your Wedding Band

Your choice of entertainment can really influence the flavour of your wedding reception. Whether you go for classical,...


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String Quartets for Weddings – The Ultimate Guide

There is something magical about the sound of a string quartet. It somehow combines intimacy with magnificence. The soft tones...


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The Ultimate Soundtrack for a Valentine’s Wedding

Love is in the air, everywhere I look around


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How to Keep Children Entertained at Your Wedding

One of the big decisions you have to make when planning a wedding revolves around children. Do you alienate half your friends...


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It’s a Nice Day for a White Wedding

Chances are, if you got engaged this Christmas or New Year, you’ll be considering a winter wedding. Most couples take 12...


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6 Things You Shouldn’t Forget if Planning a New Year’s Wedding

We’re nearly there. The countdown has almost begun. The start of a new year is always an exciting time, but that excitement is...


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The Most Romantic Christmas Proposals
By Ben On December 10, 2018

The Most Romantic Christmas Proposals

That’s it. You’ve made the decision. You are going to ask that question and to hell with the consequences! Now, just one tiny...


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The Music to Make Your Christmas
By Ben On November 13, 2018

The Music to Make Your Christmas

Christmas music is, apparently, one of life’s guilty pleasures. Hardly anyone will admit to it, but we’ve all got at least one...


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How to Plan a Christmas Party
By Ben On November 5, 2018

How to Plan a Christmas Party

I don’t want a lot for Christmas, there is just one thing I need…a right rollicking party!


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Motown Wedding: Songs You Need for the Playlist

It’s very nearly 60 years since Motown first found its feet, and yet the music that made the label is still loved throughout...


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The Ultimate Halloween Party Playlist

Fingers of fog inch their way slowly through your neighbourhood, gradually shrouding street lamps and blocking out the full,...


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Most Requested Wedding Songs
By Ben On August 15, 2018

Most Requested Wedding Songs

 


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The Perfect Honeymoon Playlist
By Ben On July 20, 2018

The Perfect Honeymoon Playlist

 


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Contemporary Songs For A Modern Wedding

We all love a classic wedding song but they often become classics as they are chosen by a lot of people. If you are looking...


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5 Ingredients For a Perfect Outdoor Wedding

More couples than ever before are choosing to get married outdoors. We live in a beautiful country with an abundance of...


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Ten Most Adventurous Honeymoon Destinations

When the wedding is out of the way you can’t wait to jump on a plane and head off on honeymoon. Some like it hot, some want to...


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Top Ten Most Breathtaking Places to Get Married in the UK

Choosing the perfect venue for your wedding is one the first and biggest decisions you will make as an engaged couple. With so...


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Hen Do’s & Don’ts
By Ben On April 27, 2018

Hen Do’s & Don’ts

The Bride’s hen do is one of the most special, memorable and fun days of her life. It’s her last chance to let her hair down...


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25 Best Party Songs
By Ben On April 5, 2018

25 Best Party Songs

When you are throwing a party you need a killer playlist packed with upbeat hits. A good playlist spans the decades and has a...


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8 Top Tips For Hosting An Easter Party For Family

Easter is the perfect time to get together with friends and family and throw a party. Make it a celebration to remember with...


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Event Planning Made Easy
By Ben On February 26, 2018

Event Planning Made Easy

Whatever the occasion, be it business or pleasure, formal or casual, a grand affair or an intimate gathering, pulling off an...


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7 Reasons To Have A Spring Wedding
By Ben On February 26, 2018

7 Reasons To Have A Spring Wedding

There are so many reasons we love spring! After what seems like a never-ending winter, the warmer temperatures and spring...


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Ultimate Valentines Day Playlist
By Ben On January 16, 2018

Ultimate Valentines Day Playlist

 


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Killer Workout Playlist
By Ben On January 16, 2018

Killer Workout Playlist

If you have started on a new fitness regime or are just looking for a new killer workout playlist, you have come to the right...


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Ultimate Christmas Wedding Playlist
By Ben On December 8, 2017

Ultimate Christmas Wedding Playlist

Christmas is such a magical time of year, filled with love and laughter, snuggling in front of open fires, quality time with...


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How to Throw an Amazing New Years Eve Party on a Budget

Staying in and partying at home with friends is officially the new going out. Forget spending half the night queuing at the...


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Make Your Reception Entrance Epic With These Top Songs

The feelings you get when you enter your wedding reception are second only to the moment you enter the church. The formalities...


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Earcandy Review – Soul Fresh
By Ben On November 14, 2017

Earcandy Review – Soul Fresh

We’ve got loads of interesting clips over on the Earcandy YouTube channel so make sure you head over there to check it out....


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Earcandy Review – Motown Gold
By Ben On November 14, 2017

Earcandy Review – Motown Gold

Make sure you head over to the Earcandy YouTube channel for hundreds of reviews and act videos. The below is just one...


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Motown Gold: Wedding Music for the Soul

 


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Fun & Upbeat First Dance Songs
By Ben On October 27, 2017

Fun & Upbeat First Dance Songs

If you’re not a fan of awkwardly swaying on the spot and would rather see your guests singing, dancing and clapping along...


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Earcandy Review – The Somebodys
By Ben On October 17, 2017

Earcandy Review – The Somebodys

If you haven’t visited the Earcandy YouTube channel yet, it’s definitely worth a look. You can find all our act videos and...


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Top Ten Most Inappropriate Wedding Songs

Choosing wedding music can be tricky business, there is a lot to consider – What are yours and your partner’s favourite songs?...


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Wedding Band On A Budget
By Ben On September 13, 2017

Wedding Band On A Budget

Weddings can be one of life’s biggest expenses, the dress, the venue, the food, the favours, the music! It can all add up to...


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The Perfect Wedding Party Playlist
By Ben On August 23, 2017

The Perfect Wedding Party Playlist

After the excitement of a wedding, the photographs and the meal, everyone just wants to get to the reception venue, have a...


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Brides Guide to the Harp
By Ben On August 23, 2017

Brides Guide to the Harp

When deciding on the music for your special day the harp is something you’ll probably consider. The beautiful sound creates a...


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Top 10 Wedding Photography Blunders

 


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15 Wedding Planning Tricks and Tips

Planning your wedding can be an overwhelming experience. There is so much to do, from ordering the catering, to booking the...


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How to Avoid Ruining a Wedding
By Ben On April 21, 2017

How to Avoid Ruining a Wedding

Have you been invited to a wedding? Don’t be the person that breaks etiquette and cause a hassle. We put together this brief...


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Why a Destination Wedding is a Great Idea

The best way to break free from the responsibilities of your big day is to get married abroad. The old-fashioned idea of...


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Tips for Handling Engagement Overwhelm

Once you’ve decided on a date for your wedding, you may start to feel a bit of engagement overwhelm when you look at the...


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Cutting back on your wedding budget

When you’re planning your wedding, it’s easy to get carried away with all the details and adding in extra items here and...


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Being beautiful for your big day
By Ben On March 24, 2017

Being beautiful for your big day

While you may have booked your appointment with your hair and makeup stylists for your big day preparations, there are a few...


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10 tips for wedding guests
By Ben On March 17, 2017

10 tips for wedding guests

As a guest, wedding etiquette is important to make sure that you leave the right impression on the big day. No-one wants to be...


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7 date night tips for after the wedding

Dating is how you got to know each other in the first place, so it makes sense to carry on the practice when you are married,...


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5 questions for selecting your wedding theme

Creating the right wedding theme that reflects both you and your partners own individual personalities, styles and tastes may...


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What to wear to a wedding
By Ben On February 28, 2017

What to wear to a wedding

A wedding is a special occasion, however; depending on the venue, theme and the guests, you might want to review your planned...


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The cold feet checklist
By Ben On February 21, 2017

The cold feet checklist

Every girl dreams of finding her perfect man and the proceeding wedding day that will happen in the future to come. While this...


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The Motown experience
By Ben On February 20, 2017

The Motown experience

With Atlantic records rise to fame in the fifties off the back of the demise of swing music and the rise of rock & roll, a new...


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It don’t mean a thing
By Ben On February 20, 2017

It don’t mean a thing

As the catchy tune fills the air, our hips begin to sway from side to side and our feet tap to the rhythm as our fingers snap...


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Indie Rock – Past to present
By Ben On February 20, 2017

Indie Rock – Past to present

Humble beginnings Over the course of the last fifty years, Indie Rock has transformed and developed into many different...


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Pop through the Ages
By Ben On February 20, 2017

Pop through the Ages

Over the later decades of the twentieth century, Pop has been used to describe whatever music was popular at the time. As the...


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The Evolution of the DJ
By Ben On February 20, 2017

The Evolution of the DJ

DJ’s are more than just people that play records, they are musicians that have a gift for selecting the right beats with the...


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A Soulful Journey
By Ben On February 20, 2017

A Soulful Journey

The foundation of many contemporary modern music genres comes from Soul Music. Soul emerged in the late 1950’s from the Gospel...


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The History of the Harp
By Ben On February 20, 2017

The History of the Harp

The world’s oldest known stringed instrument is the harp. Harps were the popular stringed instrument of the early Celtic...


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The History of String Quartets
By Ben On February 20, 2017

The History of String Quartets

Considered to be the purest form of music, the string quartet consists of four string instruments, usually violins, viola and...


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Acoustic Origins
By Ben On February 20, 2017

Acoustic Origins

Acoustic music is practised, performed and loved by millions all around the globe. With most rock, Motown, blues and folk music


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Overseas honeymoon travel tips
By Ben On February 17, 2017

Overseas honeymoon travel tips

Almost everyone dreams of a honeymoon in a tropical paradise, or a cultural city abroad, taking your honeymoon overseas is a...


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7 Valentine’s day wedding ideas
By Ben On February 14, 2017

7 Valentine’s day wedding ideas

Having you wedding on Valentine’s day just sounds beautiful, doesn’t it? It’s a day of celebrating love for our partners and...


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Are wedding planners worth it?
By Ben On February 7, 2017

Are wedding planners worth it?

Great question isn’t it? Weddings can end up costing a fortune and stretch budgets till they burst, strangely enough; most...


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4 winter wedding tips from expert planners

While most couples opt for the traditional summer wedding, there’s something simply pure and special about a wintertime...


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4 reasons to hire a professional wedding photographer

There are a few special occasions in your lifetime that you will want to remember forever. Capturing those moments, the...


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3 ideas for an all-white wedding
By Ben On January 19, 2017

3 ideas for an all-white wedding

One of the most traditional and effective wedding colour themes is white. A white wedding is a stunning theme to behold. Not...


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Grooming the groom
By Ben On January 17, 2017

Grooming the groom

Even the most rugged, manly man needs a good skincare routine. In today’s modern society, it’s even common to see men get...


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4 tips to make your wedding makeup last all day

Wintertime landscapes are filled with romance and intimacy. When we think of the winter, picturesque scenes come to mind, long...


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10 amazing winter wedding trends for 2017

The romance fills the air as the snowflakes fall down softly all around you. Doesn’t that sound like a picturesque winter...


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7 entertainment ideas for your winter wedding

The summertime seems to hold the monopoly on wedding dates for the year, however, tying the knot in the wintertime can provide...


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6 of the best wedding venues in Liverpool

Congratulations! The date is set and it is time to arrange the particulars of your ceremony and reception. If you are looking...


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10 entertainment ideas for your Christmas event

It’s December already, where did the year go? In the start of the festive season and the run-up to the end of 2016, your...


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6 of the best wedding caterers in Liverpool

Getting married in Liverpool? Have you and your wedding planner looked at your catering options yet? Your wedding cuisine and...


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5 ideas to keep kids entertained at a wedding

Your wedding day is the most important day of your life. You have invited all your closest family and friends to bear witness...


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Most popular music for civil wedding ceremonies

In planning your wedding reception, your choice of music sets the tone of the day or evenings events. If you are looking for...


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Choosing music for your wedding reception

Your wedding reception needs to be as special as your ceremony. It’s where your friends and family come together to celebrate...


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20 Tips for a wonderful winter wedding experience

Winter weddings are wonderful; they have a special theme to them that makes them intimate and unique. Your winter wedding...


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5 of the best wedding caterers in Manchester

Are you getting married in Manchester? We don’t blame you, it’s a magical city that is rich in culture and history. There a...


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5 Bands for your New Years celebrations

Can you believe it’s nearly the end of 2016? There’re only two months left in the year and before we know it, Christmas will...


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5 Unique wedding venues in Birmingham

Congratulations on your engagement! We wish you nothing but the best life has to offer you. But first, we need to find you the...


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4 Lush wedding florists in Birmingham

Congratulations on your engagement! We are sure you are busy planning your big day and with that planning comes the task of...


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5 ideas to make your winter wedding magical

Winter weddings are magical affairs. Everything about the winter season has a more intimate feel to it. Maybe it’s because of...


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Top 5 wedding destinations that will wow your guests

When it comes to wow factor, nothing beats a wedding abroad. Tropical paradises all over the world are waiting for you to tie...


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5 wedding concierge services in Birmingham

A good wedding concierge service helps you out on your big day. Getting ready for a wedding can be a nerve-wrecking...


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Wedding proposal myths busted
By Ben On September 28, 2016

Wedding proposal myths busted

‘Will you marry me?’ these words are spoken hundreds of times around the globe each day. With every new engagement, comes a...


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5 Wedding concierge services to use for your wedding

When it comes time to planning your wedding, you may find yourself worked up into a tizzy, not knowing which way to turn as...


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5 Styles of music to choose for your wedding entertainment

Congratulations! You have popped the question, she has accepted and you are getting married! The endorphins and the emotional...


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5 of the best wedding caterers in Cambridge

Congratulations on your engagement! We are sure you are excited to start your new life together as an official couple. Your...


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5 of the best wedding car services in London

It’s almost here! Your big day is just around the corner and your wedding is planned to be perfect. Hang on a minute before...


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Jazz or pop music for your function?

The evening of your function is fast approaching and it’s time to make the entertainment selection for the evening. We are...


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How to plan the perfect wedding BBQ

Congratulations on your engagement! We are sure you are excited to start your new life together as an officially married...


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5 of the best historic wedding venues in the UK

Congratulations to both of you on your recent engagement! We are sure you are thrilled to start your brand new life together...


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5 of the best coastal wedding venues in the UK

A great idea, if you live in the UK, is to have a wedding at the coast, so that’s why we put together this guide to give you 5...


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4 Party Ideas to cater for everyone

Parties come in many different shapes and sizes, from an engagement celebration to a birthday party. Whatever the occasion, if...


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Unique and Unusual wedding music

Congratulations! Your big day is nearly upon you and it’s time to plan the wedding reception. The most important part of any...


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The Ultimate wedding entertainment checklist

Congratulations! Your big day is set and we are sure everyone in the families are as excited as you are! Weddings are amazing...


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Hiring a band abroad
By Ben On July 14, 2016

Hiring a band abroad

So you have found yourself across borders and you have a huge event that’s been planned and you have been left with handling...


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Choosing The Perfect Cover Band For Your Event

If you are looking for a band to book, it means that you probably have planned an event that has taken some serious...


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5 of the best wedding venues in Cambridge

So the big day is upon you and you have begun to plan for what is soon to be the most important day of your lives. We...


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7 of the best wedding entertainment ideas

So the big day is on its way! Congratulations to both of you on your new life together. We are not quite there yet though,...


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5 of the best party venues for bridesmaids in the UK

The bridesmaids are the bride-to-be’s most important support structure, it’s important you all enjoy a good party ! So the big...


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10 Tips to the perfect wedding Etiquette

When it comes to handling all the affairs around your big day, registries, invitations and the like, it can be a bit...


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Why you should consider the Lake District for your wedding.

When it comes to finding the perfect wedding venue for your big day there are so many options to choose from all across the...


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Should I book a sound engineer?

If you are booking a musical act as entertainment for an event, we think they should sound as good, if not better, than their...


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7 Steps to the perfect British Summer Wedding

When it comes to tying the knot, it comes as no surprise that everyone in the UK prefers a summer wedding. The summertime has...


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How to have a vegetarian wedding and catering for vegan guests

Vegetarian eating isn’t just a choice. For some, it’s part of their religion or culture, while for others, it’s a dietary...


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Introducing King of Swingers & Soul Fresh

Overview


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The Morning of Your Wedding
By Ben On May 22, 2016

The Morning of Your Wedding

The morning of your wedding day is the day everything becomes a little too real. Remember when you were a child and wake up on...


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Essentials for every DIY bride
By Ben On May 15, 2016

Essentials for every DIY bride

A wedding project is a big task, in fact, most people decide to hire some outside help to ensure the whole project goes...


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Top 10 Tips for the Perfect 2016 British Summer Wedding

Summer has traditionally been the favorite time of the year to have a wedding. With warm weather and the sun shining, all of...


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The Earcandy guide to booking a band you haven’t seen live

Here at the Earcandy HQ, we asked a ton of questions regarding booking bands and which band would best suit the occasion that...


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The earcandy Guide to the Perfect Cambridge Wedding

Having your wedding in Cambridge can be a memorable experience if you’re able to arrange things just right. There are so many...


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5 of the Best Wedding Venues in London

If you’ve decided you want to spend your magical wedding day in the magnificent city of London, then you need to find out...


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10 Reasons Why Live Music Makes a Difference

When planning out the entertainment for your special day, many people come to a crossroad trying to decide between live music...


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The earcandy guide to the perfect Bristol wedding

Bristol is a fantastic place to hold a wedding. Its maritime history is extensive, and its known for its European Green...


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The earcandy ultimate honeymoon guide

The wedding is over, the guests have gone (or are going) home, and all that’s left is the honeymoon. You only get one...


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Planning your wedding in the cloud
By Ben On January 5, 2016

Planning your wedding in the cloud

Technology is starting to catch up with everything, including weddings. Did you know that cloud-based wedding planning...


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How to plan the perfect armed forces party

Military-themed parties occur for a number of reasons, from a soldier getting married to someone returning home from being...


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The earcandy guide to the perfect Welsh wedding

If you’re getting married in Wales, or thinking of it, then you’re well aware of the beauty that encompasses this country.


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11 reasons why London is the perfect Christmas party venue

It’s party time, and London is the perfect place to host a Christmas party. Not sure why? Well, that’s why we’re here. Follow...


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Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ADVICE

The earcandy guide to UK wedding planners

Wedding planners are the secret weapons of couples everywhere. They look after every aspect of the wedding (with your input,...


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Tags: Wedding Advice, Niemierko, Cranberry Blue,

Kick-starting your wedding planning
By Ben On November 25, 2015

Kick-starting your wedding planning

You’ve just asked your spouse-to-be for their hand in marriage, and you’ve decided on a distant-future wedding on a date that...


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Tags: planning, Budget, Food,

The earcandy guide to a perfect Cornish wedding

Getting married in Cornwall is a magical experience and we can help you make it perfect. Between its unique seaside venues,...


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Tags: EARCANDY GUIDES, Venue, Cornish wedding,

Save the date: November 25, 2015, will be a night to remember.

Join earcandy’s special acts at a great venue, Under the Bridge in Chelsea, for a presentation of what they have to offer,...


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Tags: EARCANDY GUIDES, bands, Party Pop,

The earcandy Christmas party planner
By Ben On October 25, 2015

The earcandy Christmas party planner

So you’ve been asked by the boss to create the best Christmas function or end of year party ever but you’re unsure of where to...


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Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ADVICE, Christmas party ideas, Christmas Party Planner,

Live Band Ideas for your Christmas Party

Few forms of entertainment are as popular for a holiday party than a live band. It is difficult to sit still with live music...


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Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ADVICE, Karaoke Band, Jazz Band,

My Unique Band
By Ben On October 1, 2015

My Unique Band

We all know that in order to make your day special, loads of things have to be personal to the bride and groom.


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Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ADVICE, Traditional set, Acoustic set,

The earcandy guide to winter wedding trends

Getting married is a magical time in your life, and one that requires pulling out all the stops to make it the best event it...


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Tags: EARCANDY GUIDES, Themed, winter wedding trends,

First song dance ideas from earcandy
By Ben On September 14, 2015

First song dance ideas from earcandy

This is it, this is the pièce de résistance of the wedding. It’s the first dance as a married couple, and there are many...


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Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ADVICE, choreographing, Memories,

Combining your wedding photography and entertainment

Planning

Planning one’s wedding is a big deal, because it’s a big day. It is a unique moment to share with friends and family...


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Tags: entertainment, wedding, advice,

Locking in your wedding budget
By Ben On September 10, 2015

Locking in your wedding budget

You’re getting hitched?

 


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Tags: wedding budge, Wedding Advice

The earcandy guide to a London wedding

London: a diverse, ancient world-class city with a little something for everyone. Whether you want a traditional church...


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Tags: EARCANDY GUIDES, Westminister Abbey, Tower of London,

The earcandy guide to the perfect British wedding

Britain has a lot to offer the bride: unique treats, a history stretching back thousands of years, many ancient traditions,...


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Tags: EARCANDY GUIDES, UK Wedding Guides

Top 10 tips for taking your wedding dress abroad

If you’re having your wedding overseas, you’ve probably worried about how you’re going to get your wedding dress to your...


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Tags: shipping the dress, professionally packed, De-crease the dress,

The earcandy guide to UK waterside wedding venues

There’s something especially romantic about a waterside wedding. Perhaps it’s the calming nature of water, the whisper of it...


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Tags: EARCANDY GUIDES, UK Wedding Guides, Petworth,

The earcandy guide to outside festivities

When the weather outside is perfect and friends are all joined around the barbeque and someone’s brought out the acoustic...


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Tags: EARCANDY GUIDES, musical enjoyment, everyone comfortable,

The earcandy guide to choosing a UK wedding venue

A wedding without a venue is like song without melody, there is nothing to bring it into existence. Choosing the perfect...


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Tags: EARCANDY GUIDES, Facilities, Before You Book,

The earcandy guide to a Surrey wedding

Considering having your big day in Surrey county England? You’ve made a fantastic choice and there are many reason as to why....


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Tags: EARCANDY GUIDES, Accommodations, Accessibility,

Thomson & Scott’s SKINNY CHAMPAGNE

Thomson & Scott’s SKINNY CHAMPAGNE, part of the company’s SKINNY FIZZ brand, which soft launched last year to the delight of...


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Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ADVICE, SKINNY CHAMPAGNE

Fun wedding Favours
By Ben On June 22, 2015

Fun wedding Favours

To make sure your wedding day becomes the special and unique day that it is, what better way than to offer your guests...


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Tags: Wedding Advice, Fun wedding Favours

Say hello to your own personal wedding planner.

Here at earcandy we love to form collaborations that we feel may benefit our customers in some way, today we have one such...


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Tags: Wedding Advice, Apptrimony

Bespoke butlers for your wedding

The butlers and planners from Rosset Bespoke provide impeccably, elegant service for events and weddings they also supply...


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Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ADVICE, wedding butlers

Handmade gifts for your wedding
By Ben On June 12, 2015

Handmade gifts for your wedding

Getting a gift for a wedding takes a lot of reflection until you find the perfect one.  This all depends on your budget, how...


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Tags: handmade, keepsakes, Wedding Advice

The earcandy Guide to choosing a UK Wedding Caterer

There are so many options for today’s modern wedding and your choice of caterer is among them. Countless restaurants,...


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Tags: EARCANDY GUIDES, Facilities, UK Wedding Guides,

The earcandy Guide to choosing a UK Florist

There are several fundamental elements to building a great wedding. An event that will properly honour the union of two people...


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The Different Types of Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photography can be expensive, and is often the third most pricey wedding day expense, beaten only by food and venue....


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Tags: Photojounarlistic Wedding Photography, Artistic Wedding Photography, Traditional Wedding Photography,

Hot wedding entertainment trends

There is some real excitement emerging from wedding trends in 2015 with a longer reception, more entertainment, guest...


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Tags: A longer reception, Reception lounge, More entertainment,

The earcandy guide to a Kent wedding

Since ancient times the land around the county of Kent has played a pivotal role in the history of the England. The people of...


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Tags: EARCANDY GUIDES, About Kent, Whitstable,

Pros and Cons of an outdoor wedding

Determining which venue to choose for your wedding and reception is the single most important decision that you will make in...


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Tags: wedding venue, natural beauty, Ceremony,

Wedding Fireworks: 5 Things to Remember

Personalising your weddings with fireworks is very popular. It isn’t any wonder when you consider that fireworks are a...


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Tags: time, Wedding Advice, type,

The earcandy guide to a London wedding

For the ultimate wedding with style nothing beats a classic London Wedding. One of the world’s most famed cities this wedding...


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A roundup of the British wedding awards 2015

Recognizing the finest in UK Weddings today, the British Wedding awards has forged another list of wedding industry titans....


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The earcandy guide to a hen and stag night

One of the most popular wedding traditions revolves around the pre-celebration just before the union of two people called the ...


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Tags: EARCANDY GUIDES, wedding guide, Party,

Hiring a function band without going mad

Planning a corporate function, wedding or other event? Do you need just the right musical act to set just the right mood for...


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Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ADVICE, earcandy DJ’s, Rock Idol,

A Surrey Wedding
By Ben On February 23, 2015

A Surrey Wedding

Here at earcandy we love local and we try as much as possible to support local businesses where possible, over the years we...


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Tags: EARCANDY GUIDES, Richardsons, Farnham Castle,

Top 10 Eco Friendly Wedding Ideas
By Ben On February 12, 2015

Top 10 Eco Friendly Wedding Ideas

If you are planning a wedding and cringing at the idea of all those disposable decorations and trinkets, consider some more...


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Tags: Confetti, Wedding Advice, Honeymoon,

A Berkshire Wedding
By Ben On January 20, 2015

A Berkshire Wedding

Here at earcandy we love local and we try as much as possible to support locals businesses where possible, over the years we...


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Tags: UK Wedding Guides, RS Catering and Events, Flowers by Miranda,

The UK’s Hottest Wedding Trends for 2015

Most women have been dreaming of the perfect wedding day since they were little girls. You likely have an idea of your head of...


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Tags: Romance, earcandy, Wedding Advice,

10 Reasons to hire an entertainment agency in 2015

earcandy we like to think that 2015 will be the year of entertainment, given the trends we have seen over the last year we...


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Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ADVICE, Experience, Pricing,

10 Reasons why you should hire a professional DJ

Weddings are expensive. Unless you are marvelously wealthy, you probably have a budget that you are struggling to stay within....


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Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ADVICE, wedding, hire a wedding dj,

Top 10 Wedding reception songs that you need to avoid

One of the most amusing parts of planning a wedding is creating your playlist for the DJ. As you consider the memories...


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Tags: Wedding Advice, Closer by Nine Inch Nails, Every Breath You Take by The Police,

10 Insanely Fun Wedding Ideas
By Ben On September 17, 2014

10 Insanely Fun Wedding Ideas

You’re getting married and want the wedding to be a fantastic time for everyone. You want it to be more than just your...


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Tags: wedding reception, wedding, Wedding Advice,

Christmas Party and Winter Entertainment

When the sleigh bells start to jingle and the mistletoe elicits warm kisses by the fireplace where chestnuts are roasting and...


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Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ADVICE, Hire professionals, Audition,

Flowers and Favours
By Ben On July 2, 2014

Flowers and Favours

Soft, gentle and romantic flowers are perfect for a summer wedding. Peonies, stocks and lillies are in bloom with a strong,...


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Tags: Wedding Advice, vanda orchids, Candles,

Wedding entertainment planning made simple

You have the venue for the ceremony and reception picked out and booked, you have your wedding gown ready to go and your...


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Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ADVICE, Sound, bands,

Wedding Customs Cultures Myths Traditions

To the world you are one person But to me, you are the world. ~ Author Unknown ~

 


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Tags: Ceremony, Engagement, Confetti,

Simply the best wedding entertainment ideas

Come live with me, and be my love, And we will some new pleasures prove Of golden sands, and crystal brooks, With silken...


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Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ADVICE, Wine Tasting, Provide Comic Relief,

Wedding Bells Ringing
By Ben On November 6, 2013

Wedding Bells Ringing

Love is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery ~

The wedding bells...


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Tags: Friends, Financially Stable, Trust,

The ultimate wedding planning guide
By Ben On October 23, 2013

The ultimate wedding planning guide

Good plans shape good decisions. That’s why good planning helps to make elusive dreams come true.

Most people will agree...


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Tags: Wedding Advice, Timeline

Wedding Entertainment and Band Guide

You have the venue for the ceremony and reception picked out and booked, you have your wedding gown ready to go and your...


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Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ADVICE, Reception, Ceremony,

Your guide to a fabulous destination wedding

Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow. ― Anita Desai

 

One of the most important decisions that every happy couple...


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Tags: guests, Wedding Advice, Honeymoon,

Your wedding day is here…..
By Ben On February 6, 2013

Your wedding day is here…..

We have the greatest pre-nuptial agreement in the world.  It’s called love. ~Gene Perret

Aside from the bride and groom,...


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Tags: Music, Bridesmaids, entertainment,

Wedding Catering : What you need to know

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations. Oscar Wilde

In the midst of planning your perfect...


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Tags: Themed, Food, Wedding Advice,

Wedding Party Time!
By Ben On November 17, 2012

Wedding Party Time!

Going so soon? I wouldn’t hear of it. Why my little party’s just beginning.

Wicked Witch of the West Wizard of Oz

Planning...


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Tags: Budget, Party, Music,

Wedding Photography. Smile. Camera. Action

It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.

Alfred Stieglitz

 

Follow these 9 simple wedding beauty...


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Tags: Photographers, water, References,

Impress your Boss. Book the perfect live entertainment

More wine for me, pour me some more!

The most important thing you can do when choosing a live entertainment is to research...


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Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ADVICE, Video, Setup,

Wedding Theme Inspiration
By Ben On June 12, 2012

Wedding Theme Inspiration

A little theme inspiration…

 

A fun and popular new tradition with weddings is to create a theme based on a favorite genre of...


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Tags: Red, Decorations, Fantasy,