A few Saturday’s ago, we were lucky enough to provide the wedding music for a truly wonderful and very much in-love couple. Shiana and Guy hosted one of the most memorable weddings we have had the privilege of being involved with, so we thought we would share the details to hopefully provide some inspiration for others!
Who: Shiana and Guy
Date: Saturday, 11th September 2010
Venue: Sergeant’s Mess, Chowder Bay Road, Cremorne NSW
No. of Guests: 160
Band: Soulstice as a 7-piece. Featuring male and female vocals, saxophone, piano, guitar, bass and drums.
MC: Funkified Entertainment wedding consultant, Gus Stephenson, performed the role of MC on the night, introducing the bridal party, announcing the bridal waltz and inviting guests to the dance floor.
Bridal Waltz – ‘Fallen’ by Lauren Wood
Mother/Son and Father/Daughter Dance – ‘Love Is Real’ by Al Green – ‘Everywhere’ by Fleetwood Mac
What Made Their Wedding Stand-Out
Guy and Shiana’s wedding was such a fun occasion from beginning to end. The two of them had really thrown themselves into embracing their culture, and had an emphasis on making sure everyone enjoyed themselves.
Shiana is of Sri Lankan background, so it was important to her that this play an important role in the festivities. After disappearing from the reception for 10 minutes, Shiana re-emerged dressed in a sari and began dancing to the Baila music that was being played through the PA, with Guy joining her. This celebration of Shiana’s heritage added a wonderful cultural element to the wedding, and had all of their guests, young and old, cheering her on, then getting up and dancing to the Sri Lankan music themselves.
Later in the night, throughout which the guests had remained glued to the dance floor, Guy took to the stage himself. With microphone in hand, and backed by the band, an animated Guy performed ‘She’s Got The Look’ by Roxette for his new wife, to a highly enthusiastic audience. We’ve mentioned it before – singing with the band is a fantastic way to express yourself to your partner, and really gets your guests on the dance floor. After all, you have an entire band to back you!
Guy and Shiana’s delicious wedding cake was created by Faye Cahill Cake Design. The cake was three tiers in a pyramid shape, iced in champagne and featuring black hand painted script with the couples names. It also had two large handmade icing flowers in striking red. Flavours were chocolate mud, vanilla/rose petal and white chocolate.
Photos to come soon!