An Essex Wedding - November/December 2023 (Issue 113)

71 MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT Meet local musicians and entertainers, ready to make memories and get the party started To help make your wedding stand out for all the right reasons, it pays to get the entertainment right. For the happy couple, the big day may go by in a flash, but for family and friends, especially travelweary guests or those with young children, any lulls in the proceedings can dampen the feel-good factor. To make sure your celebration is one to remember, we’ve put together a feature showcasing some of the best musicians and entertainers in the area… Let's dance! ENTERTAINMENT NATION “With a fabulous selection of bands, musicians, singers, DJs, magicians and more, we’re a one-stop-shop for all entertainment needs. “Looking for an elegant and romantic musical touch for your ceremony? Why not check out our string quartets or acoustic soloists? Dreaming of an atmospheric drinks reception with upbeat tunes? You need to check out our sensational duos! Or is a packed dancefloor a dealbreaker for you? Our incredibly talented and professional wedding bands will make sure everybody is showing off their moves! From pop, rock, soul, disco, funk to pop punk, RnB and rock n roll, our bands can bring any vibe to your celebrations! “Entertainment Nation are such a friendly bunch and are happy to make recommendations, answer questions (there’s no such thing as a silly question!) and help you secure your dream wedding entertainment.” 0800 530 0035 SOLE BAY STRINGS “We’re a string quartet of world class classically trained musicians. We have a vast repertoire of modern covers as well as well-known Classics. Think Bridgerton through to Bach! There’s plenty to choose from. We also provide a service to make new arrangements of songs which are not currently in our repertoire. “We provide music for the wedding ceremony, for the drinks reception and the wedding breakfast. All or any of these. We absolutely love playing for weddings and feel very honoured when we are chosen to do this. We have many recommendations from happy couples and even from Stephen Fry, after playing for his birthday! Come along to hear us play at a wedding fair and you’ll understand the impact of live music at your special event.” 01473 717 644 IT’S CHILDSPLAY Brilliant fun for children and adults alike, a bouncy castle is sure to keep everyone smiling. Lots of companies will offer a white option that looks fabulous in pictures. If you’re short on space, a football table is also a great shout!