Nightingales Wedding Designers are renowned for creating absolutely sensational events, but they really outdid themselves last weekend with Simon & Jay’s!
The couple celebrated their reception at Opera Point Marquee, overlooking the glittering Sydney Harbour. A particular talking point throughout the evening was the massive ice sculpture, inscribed with the couples names and decorated with delectable offerings of fresh oysters and sashimi! A perfect compliment to the waterside location and balmy weather.
The Usual Suspects (with guest vocalist Jessica Lingotti) and DJ Damo were on dance-floor duty; a collaboration that absolutely wowed the room! Everyone was on their feet until closing time.
Here’s a couple of Simon & Jay’s top picks for the night:
Bridemaid’s entrance : “Crazy in Love” – Beyonce.
An absolute show-stopper of a song that never fails to make an impression on the crowd.
Bride and Groom’s entrance : “Feels so close” – Calvin Harris.
Ditto the above! Also a particular favourite of The Usual Suspects to play.
Cake cutting : “At Last” – Etta James.
A beautiful song that is a perfect accompaniment to the sentiment of the moment.
Bride Waltz : “If I Lose Myself” – Alesso vs One Republic, played by the DJ.
Not a traditional choice for a bridal waltz, but a great way for Jay & Simon to show their personalities and have a little fun 🙂
Jay was kind enough to send us this little note a few days later:
“Thanks for a great night guys! We received many many many compliments on how awesome you guys were 🙂“
We were absolutely touched to receive such lovely feedback. Thanks Jay! We wish you and Simon all the best!
May is a pretty busy month here at Funkified Entertainment
. We’re excited to say that new demos and videos of our acts will be available on our website very soon!
The talented Salt Strings Quartet
were recording last night, which was a nice opportunity for us to enjoy a private concert in our office 🙂
It’s always a blast for us to witness a performance from these ladies, and we have no doubt you guys will love the video too.
Congratulations to Linda & Ben, who were married earlier this year. After a fairly major hiccup that entailed their original reception spot losing its liquor licence just three weeks before the big day, we suggested Linda call up the lovely Liz Taylor from one of our favourite venues, Fort Denison, who was miraculously able to accommodate them on the same date!
Linda was absolutely gorgeous in a gown by Pallas Couture; and Ben just as handsome as when he was in the running for Cleo Bachelor of the Year back in 2002 😉
The Usual Suspects were in charge of the evening’s entertainment, and as always did a spectacular job – to the extent that a good handful of the guests refused to leave the dance floor when the boat came to take them off the island!
The weather left something to be desired, however the sheer happiness and great music on the night made everyone forget about the cold and the rain. And on that note, here are a couple of Linda and Ben’s top song choices of the night:
Bridal Party Entrance: Get Lucky – Daft Punk. Perfect party song to start the night!
Cake Cutting: At Last – Etta James. A vintage classic – some tunes are a cliche for a reason.
Bridal Waltz: If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys. The quintessential modern R n’ B love song.
Farewell Song: Feel So Close – Calvin Harris. No wonder no one wanted to leave the dance floor!
Congratulations again Linda and Ben. It was great working with you guys X
Thanks also to bkaptured photography for the above images – beautiful work!