Our Trusted Wedding Suppliers

We recommend the best suppliers, ensuring your wedding day perfection.

As well as providing the perfect backdrop for your big day, we want to ensure all aspects of your wedding are as perfect as you've dreamed. We have carefully selected our most trusted suppliers, who share our pursuit of wedding perfection, and showcased them below to help you with your plans. Furthermore, we don't have any commercial arrangements with our suppliers - we recommend them purely on merit alone.

All aspects of your wedding covered by our team of trusted suppliers.

Whatever your theme/thoughts or style on wedding perfection, we have a supplier to suit. Our trusted suppliers vary in style and budget, and there really is something for everyone in the list below. As we move along with your wedding day plans, we'll soon get to know your style, so please do contact us for any further tips or advice you might require when it comes to suppliers.

Dante Ferrara – Elizabethan Music

Dante Ferrara specialises in music, song and entertainment of renaissance Europe.

Fully themed weddings; Weddings in historic locations; Weddings with ‘something different’ or just because you like the music.

Dante liaises with your venue and, if necessary, the registrars. All music played is non-religious. Throughout the drinks reception and wedding breakfast Dante strolls, entertaining a group of guests then moving on to another.

Currently there are four costumes available which may match your colour scheme. The choice is yours. View Costumes here.

By having Dante at your wedding, you can rest assured that you have quality music and entertainment from before the ceremony begins through to the end of the wedding breakfast.

Dante Ferrara can provide music for your wedding ceremony and reception using five instruments.


Oakwood String Quartet

Based in Essex and Suffolk, Oakwood String Quartet is a  professional and vibrant group dedicated to providing the very best variety and highest quality string quartet music. Perfect for weddings, check them out here: www.oakwoodstringquartet.co.uk.

Spotlight Entertainment – All Music

Leading entertainment agency for all your music requirements.


Bella Chipperfield Harpist & Pianist

Bella is an experienced professional harpist and has been playing at weddings and functions for many years. Bella is also an experienced teacher in harp, piano and music theory.


Sandra Lambert – Pianist

Piano Perfection was founded by pianist and bandleader Sandra Lambert who, together with her friendly team of professional pianists, specialise in providing beautiful piano music for weddings, family parties, charity fundraisers, award ceremonies, gala dinners, product launches and corporate events.

Book a professional pianist for hire from us and you can expect immaculate presentation, reliability and professionalism at all times.  We perform an extensive and varied repertoire of piano music incorporating romantic ballads, show & film music, light jazz and popular classics through to the more contemporary pop songs of today. Expect to hear songs from Chet Baker to the Beatles, Disney Themes to George Gershwin, Adele to Van Morrison.

And if an acoustic piano in excellent condition isn’t available for your event, we will supply a digital stage piano keyboard for you free of charge.  We also have portable baby grand piano shells available


Simply Swing/Rat Pack

Simply Swing is a leading London and Surrey based swing band for hire delivering high quality musicians for all celebratory events; in particular weddings. Playful and dramatic, cool and current, Simply Swing will take you on a musical journey from Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack to Michael Bublé and Pharrell Williams. Passionate party makers, we enjoy adding contemporary rock and pop songs into our mix too. Check them out here: www.simplyswing.co.uk.

The Orchard Trio (Vicki Oliver)
Live music trio specialising in functions, events and weddings. Call 01268 780336


Taxi & Coaches


01245 451145

Barnston Luxury Travel
07834 345533

Eastern Cars
01371 873323/875155

Yelo Line
01376 334455

Book and Go (6 seater)
07920 101166

01376 347888

Chelmer Valley Cars
01245 465465

Felstead Cars
01371 820566

01245 443443

Village Cars (Jim)
01245 450850/ 07710 531140

01206 210332

Flag Finder Coaches
01376 347742

Wicks Coaches
01376 340595


Mike Courtenay – Calligraphy

Mike’s Calligraphy Service is very popular with couples who wish to have their invitations and even envelopes completed in this unique style of Hand Lettering along with their table Place Cards for the reception. Mike offers a carefully thought out package for couples who want an individual and personalised look to their wedding stationery.

Mike can also Hand Letter special Table Plans which can be displayed in foyer areas where the reception is being held. These Table Plans, which contain the names of all those attending the wedding, can then be framed and treasured when the special day is over.

Mike also offers a specially Hand Lettered range of ‘Thank You’ Cards, and other wordings as well as Hand Lettered poems or verses of your own choosing. Call 01245 269985


Bouquet Pressing/Preservation Petals & Lace

Bouquet preservation – info@petalsandlaceflowerpreservation.co.uk

Wedding decor – eventdecor@petalsandlace.co.uk

Free bouquet collection from Essex wedding venues


Ford End & Great Waltham Churches

Call 01245 364081


Chelmsford Registrars

Call 0345 603 7632


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