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28 10, 2018

We LOVE Neil Cooling Photography

2018-10-28T14:04:18+00:00October 28th, 2018|

In the fabulous autumn sunshine, The Candies performed at the beautiful Chateau La Gauterie in the Dordogne. There is a very lovely community of wedding professionals in South West France and it's so great to see familiar faces when we arrive; one of those professionals was Neil Cooling.  It's not the first time we've met of course, but usually we're arriving for the [...]

27 10, 2018

Wedding Trends 2019

2018-10-27T22:35:02+00:00October 27th, 2018|

France remains one of the most popular destinations for Weddings.  2019 trends also suggest The Candies will be the perfect choice for next years couples! As the 2018 wedding season comes to an end The Candies start planning for 2019. We spend a great deal of time reviewing our song list... what worked fabulously? what do we want to refresh? what’s new? After [...]

27 10, 2018

Sax and Drums?

2018-10-27T17:03:59+00:00October 27th, 2018|

Book our Live Saxophonist and Percussionist to perform with us at your Disco Diva Party and give your Wedding some extra special WOW! Our music might be Retro but we like to keep our show very much up to date and on trend and we've been reading more and more about a very modern twist to event entertainment. Previously your choices for wedding [...]

2 10, 2018

Vintage is the new Vintage

2018-10-27T19:08:52+00:00October 2nd, 2018|

Vintage style has been in Vogue for some years and it looks set to take centre stage again in 2019! The Candies come in two flavours.  We bring huge dance floor hits with a RETRO feel for a wedding or special celebration but we also offer our amazing Fabulously Vintage set which is perfect for an afternoon champagne reception, pre-dinner cocktails and it's [...]

16 09, 2018

Chateau La Gauterie Wedding

2018-09-16T15:48:46+00:00September 16th, 2018|

The Candies provided a full day of wedding music at the fabulous Chateau La Gauterie in the Dordogne. Chateau La Gauterie, built in 1820 for Conte Francois Lagauterie, is a romantic and beautiful Chateau Wedding Venue, set in the breathtaking French Countryside with ten acres of beautiful parkland with sweeping lawns... and today came complete with three Candies! Today's wedding was an Anglo-Scottish affair which gave [...]

7 09, 2018

Wedding Love

2018-09-07T20:50:58+00:00September 7th, 2018|

I know there is a danger that our blogs all sound the same but...well... we had another amazing review! Kimberley and Gareth married at the beautiful Chateau de la Cote, near Brantome in the Dordogne.  They had arranged an amazing few days for the lucky guests and The Candies had been asked to perform at their welcome dinner.  They are a beautiful couple, [...]

2 09, 2018

Domaine De Fayolle

2018-09-02T17:13:13+00:00September 2nd, 2018|

It's no secret that The Candies LOVE a good wedding.  Today's couple booked us from their home in Hong Kong and we made all of the arrangements via email.  I was surprised when the groom joked... 'thank you for turning up' when we first met but it made me think what a HUGE leap of faith our clients take when they book us from [...]

21 08, 2018

Wedding Words…

2018-08-24T21:38:53+00:00August 21st, 2018|

More Parties, More Kind Words, More Fabulous Music in SW France When did we last catch up?  We've been so busy we forget :D We've performed at a couple of weddings; our Fabulously Vintage champagne set and our Disco Diva Party, we spent an amazing day at a beautiful family wedding in the Charente, we've been back to Etang Vallier Resort... WOW!  those folks [...]

14 08, 2018

Everyone LOVES The Candies

2018-08-14T13:32:45+00:00August 14th, 2018|

Honestly the end of July and the beginning of August is crazy in France.  EVERYONE wants live music... Everyone is having a party or going to a party and the streets are full of night markets, and food and artisans and music...and come 11:00 at night the sky is full of fireworks... oh we do LOVE high summer in South West France. Amid all [...]

7 08, 2018

Before the Wedding

2018-08-07T20:09:34+00:00August 7th, 2018|

There is a growing trend with destination weddings in France (and elsewhere).  Rather than have 'the wedding' followed by 'the reception'  couples are looking for more... and The Candies are not the only ones to notice... "Millennials are all about the experience," says Wedding Wire trend expert Anne Chertoff. "They're focusing on creating an aesthetic—through food, drinks, entertainment, whatever—that they as a couple love [...]