Planning a wedding is no small task, from the colour schemes and the flowers to the dress and the venue, the list can seem endless and can easily become a bit of a worry. To make sure planning your big day is fun and easy for everyone involved there are lots of lovely suppliers and professionals who will be there to help make your dream wedding come true. We wanted to tell you a little story of one supplier in particular, who pulled out all the stops to do just this for one of our readers…

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Whilst planning her wedding, Katherine became a fan and reader of Wedding Ideas Magazine and stumbled across a competition we were running to ‘win your wedding entertainment’. Katherine entered and won! But, unfortunately it wasn’t quite as simple as that otherwise this would have been a very short story. Since winning the competition, time soon flew by and before they knew Katherine and her fiancé Alex’s big day was just a few months away and all the details were fitting nicely into place. So they contacted the company who were providing the prize for the competition to arrange the details but sadly, received no response. After numerous attempts to get in touch with the company on Katherine’s behalf, unfortunately, we came to a dead end too.


Wedding Ideas felt very let down by the company who promised the prize but we were determined Katherine and Alex would still receive entertainment for their wedding so we gave a shout out to our lovely suppliers to see if they could help. This is where Warble Entertainment stepped in to save the day! They very kindly offered to find Katherine and Alex a band for their evening reception and cover all the costs. Warble Entertainment are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of wedding entertainment and only work with the most exciting and professional bands so we know the couple would now be in safe hands.

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Knowing that Katherine and Alex were looking for a good all round rock and pop band with a large repertoire of male and female vocals, Warble Entertainment recommended a local band to their wedding venue called The Volume. When Katherine and Alex saw the band’s profile page, which included sound clips, videos, song lists and feedback, they instantly loved them and so the booking was made.

The couple were over the moon as not only did The Volume offer to provide their evening entertainment, but after hearing about the their story, they also offered to perform an acoustic session to add some lovely background music during the drinks reception.


The big day arrived and all that was left for Katherine & Alex was to enjoy the wedding they had spent so much time planning for, and what a lovely day it was! The couple wanted a ‘barn’ feel to their day and with plenty of beautiful country chic decor and shades of blue to add some colour, it looked stunning. The ceremony was held in Swancar’s gorgeous Upper Barn, which was wonderfully decorated. Once married, the wedding party then moved into the courtyard for the drinks reception which is a gorgeous area, especially when the sun was shining and there was nothing but blue skies. This along with an outstanding acoustic set from The Volume meant for the perfect summer atmosphere.

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One of the highlights of the day was a lovely little surprise arranged by Katherine. Katherine told us she originally said no to bringing their Beagle, Toby, to the wedding day – what Alex didn’t know was that she had arranged for their dog’s minder to bring him to be part of the wedding photos. The surprise went down a treat, Alex cried (happy tears!) and Toby looked adorable in the photographs and it clearly meant a lot to the couple that he was able to be a part of their day.

To thank Warble Entertainment and the band for helping the couple out of a potential wedding disaster, Katherine and Alex invited them to the wedding itself. They told us ‘We had an amazing time, the venue was stunning and it was great to see Katherine and Alex celebrate their big day with their loved ones. Being able to watch The Volume in action was brilliant. They rocked it and everyone had an amazing time celebrating such a memorable day.’


Here’s what the lovely couple had to say: ‘Absolutely amazing band. It was a great performance and it really made our wedding special. The band were also really friendly – a really nice bunch of people to have at our special day. I would highly recommend The Volume!’

Warble Entertainment agreed with the newlyweds on that one, ‘The band were incredible and it was a joy to watch the wedding party have such a fab evening with them. We were really pleased to have been able help such a lovely couple celebrate their day in style and as a thank you we have put together a little film with highlights of the big day, including Alex’s reunion with TobY. Enjoy!’.