Belly Dancing & Bagpipes!

David DuncanThis weekend I had the extreme privilege of working with a couple who is not afraid to let loose and have fun. One of my favorite things to do is help two individuals from completely different backgrounds come together for a multicultural wedding celebration. The evening was full of surprises aimed to shock, awe and delight their guests. Both Vera & Elie wanted to pay homage to their heritage throughout the evening. Add her Scottish Background to his Lebanese family with a strong desire from both to keep the party moving and what do you get? Belly Dancing & Bagpipes!

66486_c2e1d9a1007a4f24a58cac6ecccfe2c7Although we had planned many fun opportunities for the couple to give a nod to their backgrounds, what I find myself reminiscing about today were these two professionals.

Believe me when I tell you that there was not a dry eye in the room when Vera surprised her new husband with David Duncan’s bagpipe musical stylings (boys, you will love that he played both the Star Wars and Last of the Mohicans theme songs). And although the feminist in me dies a little at the sight of men throwing money at a woman wearing next to nothing dancing, Olivia Dunkley was able to keep it classy whilst moving her body in ways that I won’t even venture to attempt. Now I want bagpipes at every wedding! Dance floor getting a little drowsy? Bring in a belly dancer to liven thing up!

Wishing Vera & Elie all the happiness in the world. Thanks for a super fun reception that got even myself and Emma out on the dance floor!



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