Congratulations Tegan and Nathan!

Generally around this time of year, the hype of wedding season eases and Sydney musos settle down for some well-earned rest. Not The Usual Suspects however, who spent last weekend in Gymea at Tegan and Nathan’s gorgeous Autumn wedding. A highlight of the ceremony would have to have been the guys’ cover of ‘Love Me Like The World Was Ending’ (Ben Lee) during the signing of the register; a beautiful song, and a wonderful confirmation of a deeply significant moment (if you haven’t heard it, the song opens with the line ‘This is the first day of the future, and all I want is you’… see what I mean?). The reception, hosted in the Hazelhurst Gallery foyer, was a lot of fun- the bride and groom entered to Beyonce’s ‘Crazy in Love’, a GUARANTEED crowd-pleaser. Perfect way to get the party started!

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Congratulations Tegan and Nathan! It was fantastic to be involved in your celebrations, and we wish you all the best.

Take care,

Funkified Entertainment

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Choosing Your Music

When choosing your wedding music, it’s important to find a balance between your personal tastes as a couple and the more varied interests of your guests. While it’s essential that the entertainment is reflective of you, do you really want to subject your mother and father to back-to-back Slip Knot tracks, purely because you guys met at their concert? No. You don’t. That’s awkward. Consider the fact that your wedding day will most likely involve a multitude of demographics; and if you want your guests to have a good time, you should be looking to provide entertainment that will appeal to a variety of tastes and generations. While your wedding is definitely all about you, It’s important to acknowledge the fact that your guests have come together to support and celebrate your marriage, and music is a great way to make them feel involved and appreciated. So by all means, have some Slip Knot (if that’s what you’re in to…), but why not throw in some of your dad’s favourites too? There are a couple of songs that seem to be a hit at most weddings regardless of style or size – Beyonce’s ‘Crazy in Love’, Bon Jovi’s ‘Living On A Prayer’, and more recently Maroon 5’s ‘Moves Like Jagger’. If you’re just not sure where to begin here, don’t hesitate to contact us at Funkified Entertainment. A quick chat to one of our entertainment consultants, and we’ll help you select an act that will cater to the overall atmosphere you’re after, while ensuring that that dance-floor stays jam- packed. All. Night. Long.

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Another thing to consider is your first dance. When choosing a song for the bridal waltz, most couples lean towards something that holds particular significance for them- the soundtrack to the first kiss perhaps, something that describes how they met, or a song that they both just love! A lot of couples have a song that they believe is ‘theirs’, and using this is a lovely way to express the significance of the moment. But if you’re feeling stuck, you know what you should do? Use this decision as an opportunity for you and your fiancee to settle down with a bottle of red, and rediscover (or discover) the songs that embody what the two of you mean to one another. While you’re at it, you may as well have a little dance in the lounge-room, and figure out which ones work best for you. It’s all about the good times. But for the love of God, whatever you pick, listen to the lyrics VERY CAREFULLY before finalising your choice. I was personally of the opinion that Uncle Kracker’s ‘Follow Me’ would make a touching testimonial to the love and devotion between a bride and groom, until a colleague pointed out that it’s actually about adultery… Yep. Dodged a bullet there.

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So good luck! And enjoy 🙂

Funkified Entertainment

Celebrating 25 Years of Red Nose Day With Salt String Trio!

The final Friday of June 2012 marks 25 years of Red Nose Day, the major fundraiser for SIDS and Kids; an organisation committed to the education, research, fundraising and bereavement support of families affected by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. To commemorate Red Nose’s 25th birthday, SIDS and Kids is celebrating with 25 big fundraising events, one of them being the Red Nose Day – Silver Jubilee Ball. The Silver Jubilee Ball marks the ‘launch’ of this years Red Nose Day, and will be hosted tomorrow evening at the spectacular Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf. Guests will be treated to ‘an evening of music, comedy and great entertainment’, in order to raise awareness and funds for research into SIDS, and to provide support for families that have lost a child during pregnancy, childbirth or infancy. The night’s entertainment includes a talk from special guest speaker Mia Freedman- author, blogger and former editor of Cosmopolitan, Cleo and Dolly magazines- as well as live performances by Bobby Ardonov (as seen on Australia’s Got Talent), and our very own Salt String Trio

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Possessing a broad and highly flexible repertoire of Pop, Jazz and Classical favourites, Salt have had extensive experience performing at a wide range of functions; including weddings, corporate events, recitals, studio performances and television appearances. Combining their professionalism and polish with their love of entertaining and sheer talent, Salt are renowned for their ability to create and enhance an atmosphere of sophistication and elegance at any event. We’re extremely excited to have them play for such a worthy cause, and know that they’ll do us proud!

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 All proceeds from this event will go towards SIDS and Kids services provided in NSW and Victoria, in order to enable their continued research into SIDS, and support of bereaved and grieving families. For more information regarding upcoming fundraisers and events, visit http://www.rednoseday.com.au/#