Fort Denison is such an incredible venue to work with. Nestled in the gorgeous Sydney Harbour, this iconic, heritage listed site always makes for a truly unique event experience. Which, of course, made it the perfect spot for Kate and Steven’s elaborate, Gatsby themed extravaganza!
As a massive fan of Baz Lurhmann’s The Great Gatsby, Kate wanted her wedding to be as dazzling and as epic as the film itself. Our DJ Damo entertained guests with some vintage jazz standards, mingled in with pop favourites from the movie’s soundtrack – the end result was an authentic 20s vibe with a fun and modern party edge. The marquee looked absolutely amazing draped in delicate fairy lights; and the bride was stunning in an elegant, flapper-inspired lace gown.
The couple stayed thematically on-point for the special moments of the night, opting for the following song choices:
Bridal Party Entrance: Crazy In Love – Emeli Sande. The catchy, quirky cover of the Beyonce hit from Lurhmann’s masterpiece set the tone for the night perfectly!
Bridal Waltz: Power of Love- Gabrielle Aplin. This dreamy piece was absolutely lovely and so, so romantic for the first dance. They chose to liven things up afterwards by kicking straight into A Little Party Never Killed Nobody – Fergie, Q Tip and Goon Rock (also from the Gatsby soundtrack) – definitely got the dance floor going!
Farewell Song: Young & Beautiful – Lana Del Rey. Winding down the party with this hugely ethereal and magically sweet track was such a nice touch. The lyrics convey such a wonderful message for Kate and Steven’s future and these perfectly planned musical details really brought the night together!
Congratulations Kate and Steven! It was great working with you guys and we wish you both so much for your lives together – if the wedding was any indication, they’ll be filled with romance, happiness and fun!