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Creating a Memorable Grand Entrance: Best Wedding Bands in Philadelphia

Creating a Memorable Grand Entrance: Best Wedding Bands in Philadelphia

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After saying “I do” to the love of your life, you want nothing more than to proudly display your relationship. What better way to showcase this than with the most monumental entrance to your wedding reception? After officially being announced as a married couple for the first time, a one-of-a-kind entrance is something you and your guests will surely remember long after the big day ends.

How can you make sure your wedding entrance stands out?

Choose A Significant Song

Music has the unmatched ability to change the mood in a room. Knowing this, be intentional with your song choice! Immediately set the tone for a high-energy night with an upbeat song everyone can sing and dance along to. Or, create a more reserved, sentimental moment by choosing a song with lyrics that resonate with you and your partner. Whatever you do, collaborating with your Philadelphia wedding band or DJ will be pivotal in shaping the moment to be exactly what you want it to be.

Choreograph Your Moves

If opting for a more lively song, take time to learn and practice some stylized moves for a choreographed entrance. Not only will rehearsing make for more moments of connection and shared memories between you and your love, but it will also be time well spent. Guests are always surprised and impressed when a couple can dance in synchronicity.

Include The Wedding Party

Rather than having each member of your wedding party select their own song or stage a personal entrance, do something together. Pick one meaningful song, and your bridal party can enter as a group right before you and yours come out as the grand finale. Then, embrace the few moments you have dancing and celebrating with the people who matter most to you at a moment that matters most to you — choreographed or freestyle! Coordinating in this way also helps to alleviate the stress often felt by wedding parties to come up with something original and undeniably adds cohesiveness to the roll call.

Change Your Outfit

Depending on how serious you are about getting down, it might be most practical (and impactful) to have an outfit change. Consider getting into something a bit more relaxed before the reception. For guys, this might be as simple as taking off your suit jacket and displaying those dapper suspenders. For gals, this may mean an entirely different dress with less length and more room to move. No matter how big or how small the wardrobe change, guests are sure to be surprised.

Add the Element of Surprise

Other ways to add surprise and, more importantly, enthusiastic participation is by including something like an intelligent lighting system, glowing sparklers, celebratory confetti, or a big balloon drop. Making the experience immersive and exciting for everyone is sure to make a lasting impression.

Wedding reception entrances don’t have to be boring! Make them memorable and fun when you incorporate one of these tips above. And when it’s time to decide about the entertainment that will perform at your wedding and help you achieve that special moment, EBE is here to help. Contact us today for more information about our DJs and live bands!

Creating a Memorable Grand Entrance: Best Wedding Bands in Philadelphia
Stephanie Fitzpatrick, Managing Partner & Wedding Entertainment Expert

Stephanie Fitzpatrick

Managing Partner

About the Author

Stephanie Fitzpatrick, co-owner of EBE Talent, brings over two decades of industry expertise to the forefront of event entertainment. With a deep-seated passion for crafting unforgettable experiences, her journey from Talent Director to leadership exemplifies innovation and excellence. At EBE Talent, Stephanie’s vision and dedication continue to set new standards, ensuring each event is uniquely memorable.

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14 Signature Drinks for Your Wedding: Top Philly Wedding DJs' Recommendations

14 Signature Drinks for Your Wedding: Top Philly Wedding DJs’ Recommendations

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At EBE Talent, we thoroughly enjoy performing at weddings, but our passion extends beyond the main event. We take great delight in creating unforgettable musical experiences during cocktail hours as well.
But let’s not forget the real reason everyone gathers for the cocktail hour—to party it up! So, grab your drink and get ready to raise a glass to the newlyweds, all while having a hilarious time!

You see, the cocktail hour is the perfect opportunity for the lovebirds to showcase their unique personalities as a couple. And what better way to do that than by serving signature drinks that will make your guests say, “Cheers to the funniest wedding ever!” We’ve got 14 concoctions that will make your cocktail hour unforgettable, including some boozy beauties and non-alcoholic delights. Get ready to sip, laugh, and create memories!

Why Personalized Signature Drinks? Let Us Tell You…

Now, we all have our go-to drinks, whether they’re alcoholic or not. But why settle for the ordinary when you can have something extraordinary? Picture this: a fully stocked bar with the usual suspects, like beer and wine. But instead of leaving it at that, why not add a touch of whimsy with a signature drink that has a ridiculously hilarious name? I mean, who wouldn’t want to order a  “Blushing Bridegroom” or a Purple Rain Perfection? It’s guaranteed to make your guests smile and give them a story to tell!

And here’s a bonus—shorter bar lines! Yes, by offering these specialty drinks, you’ll keep the queues manageable, and your guests will be thanking you. Plus, these signature creations will be sipped in honor of your beautiful union, making every sip a toast to your love story. So, let your imagination run wild, and let’s dive into the fantastic world of wedding signature drinks that will have your guests rolling with laughter!

How to Choose Your Signature Drink? It’s a Mix of Love and Laughter!

Choosing your signature drink should be as fun as finding “the one.” But fear not, we’re here to help you navigate this hilarious journey! Start by considering drinks that are special to both of you as a couple. Think about your favorite flavors, your shared memories, and the moments that made your hearts skip a beat.

Now, mixing drinks is an art, much like mastering the perfect dad joke. It takes knowledge, talent, and a sprinkle of personal flair. So, find a drink that mixes easily and tastes amazing. Location also plays a role in your decision. Want to pay homage to your wedding destination? Select flavors that represent the area. You can even go local with some hometown vodka or craft beer!

But the pièce de résistance is your love story. Let it shine through in your drink selection. Choose a beverage that holds sentimental value for both of you. Maybe it’s the drink you shared on your first date or the one that always brings back memories of laughter and romance. And if all else fails, simply go for your personal favorites. This is your special day, after all, so make it as unique and hilarious as your love!

Picking the Signature Drink for Your Philadelphia Wedding

Now, onto the main event—the drinks! Here are 14 signature drinks that will tickle your funny bone and have your guests laughing their way through the cocktail hour:

“Blushing Bridegroom” – A mix of champagne, strawberry liqueur, and a hint of lemon for a refreshing and romantic drink.

“Tipsy Toast” –  A blend of vodka, cranberry juice, and a splash of orange liqueur, served with a garnish of fresh orange slices.
Boozy Bourbon + Peach Smash – Just one sip and you’ll agree, bourbon + peach = a match made in cocktail heaven. Best of all, this not-too-sweet summery sip is a snap to make by macerating the fruit overnight for a perfectly peachy syrup.
Ginger Grapefruit Bourbon Sour – Show off your and your spouse’s playful personalities with a signature sip to match. Packed with bright citrus flavors and based with bourbon, this cocktail is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Honeysuckle Strawberry Slush – Treat your guests with a grown-up slushie that combines two of the summer season’s most iconic flavors: strawberry and honeysuckle (vodka, that is).
Summertime Watermelon Mule – Give your standard mule a summery kick in the glass with the addition of fresh, muddled watermelon.
Watermelon Moscow Mule Recipe

Purple Rain Perfection – Let the good times roll with this signature Purple Rain cocktail that incorporates Don Julio Blanco tequila, cranberry syrup, fresh lemon and lime juices and is garnished with a purple flower.

Autumn Harvest Sangria – Brimming with fall’s most iconic flavors, this sangria is sure to warm guests up no matter the temperature outside.

Cardamom Berry Smash – The deep flavor of fresh blackberries melds with the exotic spice of cardamom syrup and citrusy botanicals of gin to create a refreshing relief to the summer heat. This would fit right in at a rustic-chic soirée.

Magical Margarita – Get ready for the oohs and aahs with this luxurious margarita featuring a shimmery-blue liqueur and edible gold stars.
Smashed Cherry Mule – This sweet, pretty drink takes full advantage of fresh cherries by blending them into a classic Moscow mule.

Pineapple Hibiscus Punch – We’re deeming this boozy beverage “summer in a glass.” Sweet pineapple juice and white rum layer with complex flavors like ginger, cilantro and hibiscus tea to pack a tasty punch.

Pink Grapefruit Gin and Tonic – Garnished with mint and a slice of pink grapefruit, this delicious take on the gin and tonic would be ideal for a spring garden wedding.
Lime in the Coconut Cocktail – Perfect for a beach wedding, this tropical adult beverage is made with coconut vodka, pineapple puree, and a splash of flavored sparkling water.
14 Signature Drinks for Your Wedding: Top Philly Wedding DJs' Recommendations
Planning the Vintage Wedding of Your Dreams with Affordable Callowhill Wedding Entertainment

Planning the Vintage Wedding of Your Dreams with Affordable Callowhill Wedding Entertainment

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If you’re planning a wedding, it’s likely you have a vision. According to a study of 15,000 Pinterest boards, many couples share the same wedding vision — vintage. In Pennsylvania specifically, the most searched wedding theme in 2023 is the Great Gatsby. Are you one of the couples looking to throw a wedding that captures all things vintage? Then, this guide is for you!

Here are six tips for planning the vintage wedding of your dreams:

From Callowhill to Center City, Philadelphia – these tips are sure to impress

  1. Choose the right venue. Fortunately, there are plenty of venues out there that offer the old-world charm vintage style is known for. From barns to historic mansions or ballrooms, invest in a venue that does a lot of the decor work for you. Think somewhere with lavish architecture or Art Deco details to really capture the vintage vibe.
  2. Decide on a vintage color. Color plays a major role in capturing the vintage look. Opt for a color palette that reflects the era you love most. Colors like soft pastels, rich jewel tones, or earthy neutrals often pop up in the vintage style, so use those in decorating elements, bridal attire, and more. If you’re one of the Great Gatsby adoring couples, gold and black are excellent color choices.
  3. Don’t forget the vintage decor. The best place to look for vintage props for your wedding is local thrift stores where the possibilities are endless. While shopping, be on the lookout for a treasure trove of antiques. You can find antique furniture to create lounge areas for your guests or other props you could use, like frames for table numbers, retro vases for centerpieces, and candle displays. If you don’t have any luck at local thrift stores, consider shopping garage sales for unique vintage items for your wedding.
  4. Let vintage inspire your wedding attire. If you’re committing to vintage, make sure the dresses, tuxes, and gowns fit the theme. Elements like lace and chiffon are great for wedding dresses and bridesmaids’ dresses, while a velvet tux or three-piece suit equipped with a pocket square is great for the groom and groomsmen. Don’t forget to look for vintage jewelry (which could be something borrowed!) and accessories to really play up that old-world feel. If you want to go above and beyond with the vintage vibes, ask your guests to come in their vintage best.
  5. Make vintage beverages and appetizers part of cocktail hour. Vintage food might not sound like the ideal thing to put on your wedding menu, but there are still plenty of ways to capture the era during your cocktail hour. From retro cocktails like sidecars to old-school appetizers like finger sandwiches, there are plenty of vintage-inspired ways to play with food before your guests sit down for their meal at the reception.
  6. Hire entertainers familiar with the times. No wedding is complete without entertainment, even a vintage one! If you want the music to capture the essence of the era, hire a swing band or jazz ensemble to play during your reception. You can also incorporate vintage in other forms of entertainment, like a photo booth with old-school props or having a caricature artist who can draw your guests in exaggerated vintage garb.

It’s no secret that planning a vintage wedding is on trend for couples in 2023.

When you are ready to make decisions about the entertainment that will perform at your vintage wedding, EBE is here to help. Contact us today to find out more information about our DJs and live bands!

Planning the Vintage Wedding of Your Dreams with Affordable Callowhill Wedding Entertainment
Wedding Planning Services in Spring Garden: Trends for 2023

Wedding Planning Services in Spring Garden: Trends for 2023

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With the coronavirus pandemic mostly behind us, newly engaged couples are looking to go all in on their weddings. However, going all in means different things to different people. Whether you’re planning an intimate outdoor gathering in Spring Garden, Philadelphia or the lavish wedding of your dreams anywhere in Philly, there are a few trends to look out for next year.

If you’re getting married in 2023, here are five ideas to incorporate into your big day.

  1. Candid photos. Over the past year or so, couples started to stray away from traditional poses in wedding photos. This trend is expected to continue in 2023. Instead, couples are opting for candid shots in natural light. This editorial style of photography allows for a more authentic memorial of your big day. If your wedding is less traditional and more casual, this is one trend you’ll definitely want to consider. You’ll be able to capture you and your guests having fun without the pressure of posing, and it’ll save you a ton of time!
  1. Hire a wedding band. Having a band play at your wedding isn’t new, but full musical ensembles will continue to trend in 2023. There’s nothing like live music to get your guests on the dance floor, and EBE is home to some of the best Philadelphia wedding bands. Whether you’re looking for something intimate, like a soloist, or a full band who can keep the party going, our music experts can help find the right musician for your celebration.
  1. Mismatched bridal parties. Like hiring a wedding band, the idea of allowing your bridal party to choose their own attire isn’t a new concept. However, in 2023, expect to see the variations in bridal party styles increase. Brides are no longer limiting their parties to specific colors or styles — many are allowing their friends to choose an outfit that speaks directly to them, welcoming patterns and textures in addition to varying silhouettes.
  1. Disposable cameras. What’s old has once again become new. In 2023, expect to see disposable cameras on tables and surfaces throughout wedding ceremonies and receptions. Like candid photography, disposable cameras allow your guests to capture unique images throughout the day. Plus, it gives you even more memories to reflect on, considering your photographer can only be in one place at any time. If you’re looking to save money, you can do away with a photographer and encourage your guests to use disposable cameras and their cell phones to curate your own wedding images.
  1. TikTok trends will dominate. In addition to these trends, expect to lean on TikTok for the latest wedding ideas. You’ll find everything from vendors to bridal style and bachelorette trip inspiration on the video-sharing app. Even when you’re done planning your wedding, you can expect song choices at your reception to stem from the app and may even find a guest or two filming TikToks during your big day. Ask them to share their creations with you so you can look back on these short, fun clips as well.

No matter how you plan to celebrate your wedding in 2023, these trends have one thing in common — individuality. After all, no two couples will have the same candid or disposable photos. And bridal parties can expand their choices beyond the traditional ones, leaving more room for unique options.

Wedding Planning Services in Spring Garden: Trends for 2023
5 Items to Include in Your Wedding Welcome Bags Tips from Top-Rated Wedding DJs in Philadelphia

5 Items to Include in Your Wedding Welcome Bags: Tips from Top-Rated Wedding DJs in Philadelphia

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Are you planning a destination wedding? What about booking a block of rooms at a local hotel so your guests don’t have to travel home at the end of the night? No matter where you’re planning to have your wedding, welcome bags are a must if you have friends and family staying in a hotel. These bags are a great way to show appreciation to your guests for making the trip to your wedding and ensuring their stay at the hotel is as comfortable as possible.

Here are five must-have things you should include in your wedding welcome bag.

  1. A wedding itinerary. Maybe you have a wedding website with a wedding weekend (or day) itinerary on it, but not all of your guests will commit that to memory. Don’t forget to include a list of the events happening throughout the course of the day, from the ceremony to when the wedding band comes on and everything in between. It’s helpful to include times and addresses as well. Providing these details gives your guests a better idea of where you’ll be and where they should be throughout the day. You can also include a list of approved contacts guests can reach out to with questions! A point of contact is helpful, so the couple doesn’t get an influx of texts asking where to park, who is playing at the wedding, etc.
  1. A QR code to a curated playlist. For your technology proficient guests, include a QR code that links to a Spotify playlist they can listen to while getting ready for the celebration. Include songs that mean something to you and your partner as well as your guests. Think concerts you’ve attended, bands that your family loves, and the songs that bring you back to a weekend away with friends. You can also include a few songs that tease your reception, like a single from the Philadelphia wedding band you hired to play or your Philadelphia wedding DJ’s most requested song!
  1. A heartfelt thank you. You’ll be sending out thank you cards to every guest after the fact, but that shouldn’t stop you from writing an additional thank you to the guests who may have traveled far and wide to be with you on your big day. Use stationery printer paper or whatever medium you choose, but the note itself should be hand-written and customized to each guest for the most impact.
  1. Custom snacks. Whether it’s a food you and your partner enjoy or something regional to the area you’re getting married in, snacks are always in order when it comes to wedding welcome bags. Providing food gives your guests something to nosh on while they get ready or enjoy after returning to their room between the ceremony and reception. For Philadelphia weddings, Tastykakes or Peanut Chews are a perfect addition. It also doesn’t hurt to include water in your welcome bags for after the reception!
  1. Hangover helpers. The next day can be rough for some of your guests. In addition to water bottles, consider adding mini packets of Advil or Tylenol to help with morning headaches. You can also include single packets of liquid IV to give guests an extra boost of electrolytes. You do want everyone to make it to breakfast if they can!

Start Planning Your Philadelphia Wedding

Curating your welcome bags is only one part of the wedding planning process. When you are ready to decide on the entertainment that will perform at your wedding, EBE is here to help. Learn more about our upcoming showcases.

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Wedding Planning: Ideas and Trends for Newly Engaged Couples in Society Hill

Wedding Planning: Ideas and Trends for Newly Engaged Couples in Society Hill

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After you get engaged, the first question everyone asks you is, “when’s the wedding?” If your engagement came as a surprise, you most likely don’t have your wedding plans set in stone. And that’s okay! Wedding planning should be an enjoyable time where you and your partner can talk about what you do and don’t want to do at your wedding.

Many of the trends for rescheduled pandemic weddings were inspired by the need to be flexible and fun. Other trends were inspired by pop culture thanks to all our TV binge-watching and TikTok scrolling. If you’re newly engaged and in the midst of wedding planning, here are some ideas and trends you can look to for inspiration.

Wedding Planning Trends in Society Hill

Make memories with exciting entertainment elements. After all the wedding postponements during COVID, your guests will definitely be ready to party when it comes time for your big day. Give them unforgettable entertainment by hiring talent from EBE, known for the best wedding bands and DJs in Philadelphia. Aside from the music, have a photo booth set up where guests can take candids with each other. The photos captured here are a great way to create a photo album for yourself and a memorable favor for your wedding guests. From psychics to performers and even cotton candy artists, there’s no wrong way to incorporate entertainment into your upcoming wedding.

Play with pretty pastels. If you’re thinking of having a spring or summer wedding, consider using lush, playful pastel colors. Let shades like sunflower yellow, sky blue, and mint green inspire your wedding decorations, including the invitations, floral arrangements, and uplighting on your big day. Other dreamy shades like sage green, mauve, blush, and lavender work wonderfully for warm-weather weddings. You can also work any of these colors into your bridal party. Mix pops of color into your groomsmen’s attire with pocket squares or bowties and dress your bridesmaids in these hues.

Throw a Bridgerton wedding bash. Pop culture constantly influences wedding trends, and Netflix’s Bridgerton is no exception. You can lean into the theme and have your guests come in period-appropriate attire or incorporate elements from the period piece more subtly into your wedding. Have your bridal party dress in Prussian blue tones and accessorize your venue with plenty of bows. Get creative with your seating chart and name tables after places and titles from the show, like the “Lady Whistledown Table.” You can also hire an ensemble to play classical covers of popular songs during your ceremony or cocktail hour.

Opt for a weekday wedding. Since so many couples had to move their 2020 and 2021 wedding dates, weekends in 2022 — and even 2023 — are booking up quickly. If you want to have a wedding in the next year or two, consider a weekday! Having a weekday wedding can help cut back significantly on costs, especially in the summer months when weekend wedding prices tend to skyrocket.

Go minimal where you can. Another emerging wedding trend is minimalism. Since life is stressful enough, people want their wedding planning to be a happy time! Many couples are embracing the less is more motto. Those who choose to get married outdoors are letting the surrounding nature be the decor. And some couples are doing away with physical wedding favors, opting to give their guests a parting gift of food or donating to a cause they support.

Are you inspired by any of these wedding ideas or trends? When you’re planning your wedding, EBE is here to help. Contact us today to see how we can help you with all the aspects of your wedding.

Wedding Planning: Ideas and Trends for Newly Engaged Couples in Society Hill
Why You Should Hire a Wedding Videographer Insights from Philadelphia Wedding Bands

Why You Should Hire a Wedding Videographer: Insights from Philadelphia Wedding Bands

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Once your wedding is over, that’s it — all you have to look back on are your memories! Preserve them with a wedding video captured by a professional videographer. And if having your special day preserved forever isn’t enough, here are five more reasons to hire a wedding videographer in Philadelphia.

  1. You’re creating a family heirloom. Whether it’s for your future kids or to pass down to another loved one someday, your wedding video instantly becomes something special for your family to treasure forever. Plus, you’ll have something to share with the people who may not have been able to make it that day.
  2. You’ll instantly have a wedding anniversary tradition. Flipping through a photo album of your wedding pictures is one way to celebrate your anniversary. But having a video to playback all of the special moments from that day is even better! This tradition can help you remember the little details of your day and may even inspire you to get up and recreate your first dance.

More Reasons to Hire a Videographer

  1. You give your guests a chance to unplug. More couples have been asking their guests not to use cell phones during the wedding ceremony. If this is something you’d like to enforce, having a professional photographer and videographer at your wedding can alleviate the stress of trying to capture and preserve every moment. These professionals are trained to capture the moments every couple wants to look back on, like the first look and first kiss. Plus, you’ll be able to request certain shots to ensure nothing gets missed. Give your guests the freedom to relax and enjoy your wedding with you by hiring a professional videographer.
  2. You’ll get to see everything you might have missed. Your wedding day is a bustling affair with a lot going on. Sure, you’re present for the big things like walking down the aisle, saying your vows, and cutting the cake. But plenty is going on with your guests that you won’t get to see on the big day. Having a professional videographer capture those moments helps cement them in time and gives you something totally unique to look back on whenever you want to. Wedding videos are entirely customizable, so you can have the videographer capture any special moment you know you’re going to miss.
  3. Video captures more than photos ever could. Movement and sound — which there is a lot of at a wedding — are best captured in video. From the walk down to the aisle to significant speeches and important dances, you’ll want more than photos of those moments. Help preserve them forever with a wedding videographer.

Hiring a videographer for your wedding in Philadelphia is an investment worth making. You’ll be able to look back on your memories whenever you want to and get a look at the moments you weren’t present for, like your significant other getting ready for the day.

When you’re ready to decide on all the aspects of your wedding, EBE is here to help. Contact us today to find out how we can make your wedding day unforgettable!

Guide to Spring Wedding Trends 2022 Insights from Philly Wedding Bands

Guide to Spring Wedding Trends 2023: Insights from Philly Wedding Bands

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Planning a wedding can be a little chaotic if you don’t have any sense of direction. If you’re planning a spring 2022 wedding and are looking to be on-trend, we’re here to help! These are five of the most popular wedding trends for spring 2022, with tips on how you can incorporate them into your big day.

Our Tips for a Spring Wedding

Use shades of green to dress your bridal party or decorate your reception hall. Spring has sprung, which means flowers are in bloom, and the trees are starting to grow back their leaves. Celebrate the renewal of greenery that comes with spring by incorporating shades of green into your big day. Some of the most popular shades of green for spring 2022 include seafoam, sage, eucalyptus, mint, and emerald.

Skip the buffet for your spring wedding. We’re certainly in a better place with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. But out of an abundance of caution for your guests, keep everyone’s health and safety a priority and opt for individualized, plated meals. Check with your venue to see if you can do the same for your cocktail hour. Eliminating the buffet will help prevent people from crowding and create less of an opportunity to pass germs.

Formulate a wedding playlist with help from TikTok. TikTok is one of the most popular apps right now and can be helpful when planning your wedding, too! This app is a great place to discover new music and can help soon-to-be-married couples choose popular songs to add to a playlist for their wedding DJ or wedding band. Incorporating songs from TikTok into your wedding reception will help get all of your guests onto the dance floor, including the younger generations!

Incorporate crisp, clean style into your spring wedding. Despite what the HBO series Euphoria implies is popular, it’s not all about body crystals and jewel tones. Spring weddings are all about fresh, clean styles. Think neutral makeup palettes for brides and navy or canvas-colored suits for grooms. When it comes to flowers, ask your florist for seasonal suggestions like sweet peas and pansies.

Add some sparkle to your cocktail bar or dessert station. Weddings call for sparkles any time of the year, but especially in the spring. While we don’t suggest body glitter, edible glitter is a growing wedding trend that can quickly dress up the food and beverages served on your big day. Use it to rim your champagne glasses or sprinkle on your cake.

Entertainment for your spring wedding in Philadelphia

Allowing the season to dictate some of your wedding elements will make planning your special day that much easier! When you are ready to decide the entertainment that will perform at your spring wedding in Philadelphia, EBE is here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our DJs and live bands!

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Guide to Spring Wedding Trends 2022 Insights from Philly Wedding Bands
Unique Wedding Venues in Philadelphia Recommendations from a Wedding Entertainment Pro

Unique Wedding Venues in Philadelphia: Recommendations from a Wedding Entertainment Pro

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Are you a big music fan looking for the perfect unique wedding venue in Philadelphia? You’re in luck! Philly is home to some of the most incredible music venues in the world, most of which can be transformed for your big day! Tying the knot at a music venue is especially ideal for those couples looking to have wedding bands perform. It’ll feel like you and your guests are at a special concert dedicated to you and your partner.

Discover four unique music venues in the city where you can host your wedding.

The Fillmore. Located in the Fishtown neighborhood, The Fillmore is modeled after the venue of the same name in San Francisco, a focal point of psychedelic music in the ’60s and ’70s. Philadelphia’s Fillmore is the perfect wedding location for the couple looking to capture the essence of early rock and roll. Because it’s a concert hall, the Fillmore can accommodate weddings of all sizes, ranging from 50 to 3,000 guests. Plus, it’s the perfect space for wedding bands and DJs to set up so you can throw the ultimate reception.

City Winery. For those couples looking for a more rustic, urban vibe, City Winery is the perfect wedding venue. The best part about City Winery is that floor plans are highly customizable, so the team there can adjust to the needs of your big day. You’ll be able to plan a wedding that showcases you and your partner’s personalities, and you’ll be able to have a full band or ensemble of your choice for your music needs.

The Kimmel Center. If you’re looking to get married in the heart of the city, the Kimmel Center is the perfect reception hall. What’s more, there are four venues to choose from! Hamilton Rooftop Garden is one of the most popular venues for weddings, boasting a glass rooftop atrium with spectacular views. The Academy of Music Ballroom is a popular option for couples looking for a more elegant vibe. Meanwhile, Commonwealth Plaza is a dramatic indoor space with a stunning vaulted glass roof. Finally, the Perelman Theater features a turntable stage perfect for those theater-loving couples. No matter which Kimmel Center venue you choose, Garces Events is their exclusive caterer, which means your reception will feature a menu curated by Iron Chef Jose Garces.

The Met Philadelphia. Another gorgeous and historic wedding venue in Philadelphia is The Met, a historic opera house built in 1908. This property once hosted theater performances, but today is a popular concert venue that could become your reception space! With an open-plan lobby and ample seating for up to 3,500 people, The Met is the ideal venue option for those couples who have booked wedding bands, DJs, and other forms of entertainment.

Philadelphia has Many Beautiful Wedding Venues

Although Philadelphia has many beautiful wedding venues if you’re a couple whose first date was at a concert or you bonded over a particular band or music artist, getting married at one of the city’s music venues is a no-brainer. Each space comes with its own vibe—edgy, rustic, artsy, and historical—so you can choose the one that speaks most to your relationship.

When you are ready to decide the entertainment that will perform at your wedding, EBE is here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our wedding DJs and live bands!

Want to learn more about our EBE Team Members? Vendors We Love? New Products?

Unique Wedding Venues in Philadelphia Recommendations from a Wedding Entertainment Pro
Must-Have Photos to Take at Your Weddings Advice from Philly DJs

Must-Have Photos to Take at Your Weddings: Advice from Philly DJs

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Photos are one of the most important components of any wedding. After the day is over, the pictures from your wedding are some of the only keepsakes you’ll have to look back and remember the big day! As such, you’ll want to hire a professional photographer to capture the momentous occasion. But more importantly, you’ll want to provide your photographer with a list of must-have photos to take on your big day.

Consider this must-have shot list for your wedding.

Close friends and family.

Keep a running list of friends and family you want to have photos taken with on your big day. At a minimum, provide your photographer with their names so they can ensure they’re capturing pictures of you with the right people. If you happen to know what colors your friends and family are planning to wear to your wedding, even better! Providing your photographer with as much detail about the people on your must-have photos list will help them do their job with ease.

Small group shots.

Aside from solo shots with your mom, dad, and best friend, group photos are also something to be considered. Do you want to get a picture with your extended family on your mom’s side? How about a photo with all of your college friends? Maybe you even reunited with a group of friends you took a vacation with and want to capture the reunion at your wedding. Whatever small group photos you want, make sure you tell the photographer and possibly even your wedding DJ. Your DJ can make an announcement when and where everyone from that crew needs to gather.

Your colleagues.

If you’re inviting your co-workers to your wedding and want to mark the occasion, make sure to include a “colleagues shot” on your list of must-have photos. Have your photographer pull the people you work with to a designated area for a quick group photo at some point throughout the wedding reception to capture this memento.

The minute details.

After months of planning, the minute details of your wedding tend to get lost in the sauce. Make sure you don’t forget any of the attention to detail you put into making your wedding special by having your photographer capture photos of every little accent! From the table centerpieces to the details in the wedding dress, bridesmaid gowns, groomsmen’s suits, flowers, and beyond, having photos of these details will help you feel like you’re reliving the big day when you look back on them.

Reception moments. 

These photos are going to be part of your photographer’s game plan. But make sure they’re capturing the moments you’ll want to look back on! Must-have reception photos include your grand entrance, reactions from your guests during the speeches and toasts, and shots of your wedding cake details. But don’t forget little moments like your guests mingling and interacting with each other — those often make for some of the best wedding memories.

We hope this wedding photo shot list inspires you to start your own list for your upcoming nuptials! Want to learn more about our EBE Team Members? Vendors We Love? New Products? Contact us today!

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