Tonight I was at Treetops in San Diego Zoo to celebrate Shamayne & Geo’s action packed big day !!
We had a good contingent of Brits tonight, some from Rickmansworth near Watford which is about 25 miles from where I grew up !!
I got to work with some great vendors tonight .. Francine co-ordinated, it has been awesome having back to back great co-ordinators to work with (apart from Julie of course) that involve you in the wedding as a fellow vendor and don’t treat you like you work for them as has been the case pretty much every other time !!) Bethel did her usual great job with the ceremony (and the rain held off!!) Also I got to work with Joey & April from Half Full Photography for the first time and they were awesome to work with.
At the ceremony today we had a cool Knot Ceremony, and the Geo’s sons Hunter & Harrison joined them for the sand ceremony
We then had 4 animal presentations (done in part by one of my former brides April – not the staff member in the pics – whose wedding i did in 2009 at the zoo !!) where they brought out a Falcon, Armadillo, Porcupine and a Sloth !!
The room looked great (with my uplights of course!!)
And Twiggs Bakery provided an awesome cake !!
I also loved the idea of a different ‘Guest Book’ which I have never seen before .. They got 5 bottles of wine, and the guests signed one (which had 1,5,10,15 and 20 on them) they will open each on that anniversary and see the names that signed them
Great night for me all around as not only did we have great vendors (one last shout out to Kelli at the Zoo who was amazing, as were all the staff) but I got to play so many songs I love personally but rarely get to play, including Madness, The Smiths, Depeche Mode, New Order even Nirvana to a great dance floor.
A couple of video snippets … to ‘One Step Beyond’ by Madness
and then Geo joined so a snippet from the end
And we ended with the fantastic English sing a long Vindaloo by Fat Les !!
A great night, long may they continue !!
Beautiful Day – U2 Grand Entrance
LOVE – Nat King Cole First Dance
SHout – Isley Bros Dance Before Dinner
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong Parents Dance
Lets Stay Together – Al Green
I Want You Back – Jackson 5
24K Magic – Bruno Mars
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson feat Bruno Mars
Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
Bizarre Love Triangle – New Order
Just Can’t Get Enough – Depeche Mode
It Takes Two – Rob Base & DJ Eezee E
Perfect Day – Lou Reed Cake Cutting
Twist & Shout – Beatles
Runaround Sue – Dion
It’s Not Unusual – Tom Jones
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Baggy Trousers – Madness
We Found Love In A Hopeless Place – Whitney vs Rihanna
Feel So Close – Calvin Harris
Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd
Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics
Smells Like Teen Animals – Nirvana vs Martin Garrix
Turn Down for What – DJ Snake & Lil Jon
Yeah – Usher
Stayin Alive – Bee Gees
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
I Saw Her Standing There – Beatles
Barbara Ann – Beach Boys
This Charming Man – Smiths
Just Like Heaven – Cure
One Step Beyond – Madness
Pontoon – Little Big Town
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Barbara Streisand One More Time – Duck Sauce vs Daft Punk
You Spin Me Round – Dead Or Alive
I Love It – Icona Pop
Best Day Of My Life – American Authors
Vindaloo – Fat Les