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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 [...]

31 07, 2018

Sun, Live Music, Parties…

2018-07-31T17:56:54+00:00July 31st, 2018|

It must be high summer in France.  We've been singing at weddings and parties and night markets and campsites and cruises... and all under these Fabulous French skies. The BIG new is that we changed our name!! Well to be honest you all changed our name!!  We started life as The Candy Stripes but everyone calls us The Candies.  So we decided that you [...]

30 06, 2018

Four Parties and a Review

2018-07-18T20:50:29+00:00June 30th, 2018|

Four Parties... and a review! We've had some amazing parties over the last week! A fabulously fun 40th in an amazing Manoire near Sarlat, a simply stunning wedding in one of Bordeaux's many wine Chateaux, a fun filled evening at a hugely popular campsite in the Perigord Vert and of course we have another 5* evening on the AmaDolce... and to top it [...]

19 06, 2018

Fab View… Fab Review

2018-07-18T21:22:47+00:00June 19th, 2018|

We LOVE our Job We LOVE that folks LOVE The Candies <3 We had another fabulous evening on board the Amadolce; we really feel that we're part of their team now... and that's quite a special feeling! And a beautiful lady sent us a beautiful reference And... we were asked to perform at an amazing villa in Italy... oooh but we're already booked... [...]

11 06, 2018

June Bugs

2018-07-18T21:25:05+00:00June 11th, 2018|

Summer has arrived in South West France Although someone has yet to tell Mother Nature (we wonder if she's still sleeping off what seems to be a rather long winter!)  But no matter... it's June and the roses are blooming and our busy season is well underway. And we do love to be busy which is just as well because as well as singing [...]