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Real Orlando Wedding: Marianne & Patrick at the Crystal Ballroom at Veranda in MetroWest

As an Orlando belly dancer, I believe that the perfect wedding contains three magic ingredients: 1. Great Music, 2. Entertainment, and 3. Lots and lots of dancing. While all of my couples appreciate the value of great entertainment, my September couple Marianne and Patrick went above and beyond to create the Party of a Lifetime at their Crystal Ballroom at Veranda wedding. My belly dance performance was just the beginning of an unforgettable evening. The ridiculously gorgeous Phoebe Vecchioni and Phoebe’s Samba Team dazzled the crowd with their hot Brazilian Carnival act after my show, and DJ Michael Lofaro of Rhythm of the Night Entertainment kept guests dancing all night with his high-energy personality and style. If you wanted to …

The Holidays Are Here! Hire an Orlando Belly Dancer for Your Party

Looking for Orlando Christmas and Holiday party ideas?

As a belly dancer in Orlando, the Holidays mark the beginning of my busy season. Not only do I dance at lots of winter weddings, but Christmas and Holiday parties are some of my most popular bookings!

While many people associate the Holidays with traditional Yuletide entertainment like carolers, Santas for the kids, and live music, lots of party hosts and hostesses want to do something different.

Belly dance to the rescue!

Why Belly Dance?

When you think about it, belly dance is the perfect form of Holiday entertainment. It’s upbeat. It’s family-friendly. And you’d be hard-pressed to find anything more festive, with the glitter, the jingling finger cymbals, and shimmering silks …

Monica’s Sweet 16 at Crystal Ballroom at Sunset Harbor (Daytona Beach)

When Monica turned Sweet 16, she got everything a girl could possibly dream of for her special day and then some. A fabulous dress. So much elegance and bling you had to wear shades to look at the decor. A night of friends and fun. And, of course, some fabulous entertainment for her Egyptian fam!

Monica’s party was held at the exquisite Crystal Ballroom at Sunset Harbor in Daytona Beach, and like the other Crystal Ballroom locations, the space was beyond glamorous, and this one had a stunning ocean view. There wasn’t a single piece of decor that wasn’t covered in sequins or crystals, and turquoise blue uplighting created a cool, elegant mood.

In keeping with the tradition of …

Real Orlando Wedding: Ashley + Jennifer at Omni Championsgate Resort

What’s more beautiful than a bride in a ballgown? TWO brides in a ballgown, of course. I just can’t wait to share pics from my first same-sex wedding in Florida!

In case you don’t already know, I am a huge supporter of marriage rights for everyone. And two cool things happened the day same-sex marriage was legalized across America: 1. All of social media turned into a shiny, beautiful rainbow, and 2. I was so very excited to welcome even more wonderful engaged couples into my client family, with open arms.

It wasn’t long after hearing the good news that Ashley and Jennifer reached out to me for their October wedding at the Omni Championsgate Resort. The brides chose a …

Real Orlando Wedding: Katie + David at the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary

One side of the room wore saris. The other side, suits and cocktail dresses.

They did the Cupid Shuffle and The Twist, and they boogied down to Bollywood.

Nothing brings two families together quite like music and dance! And as a wedding belly dancer in Orlando, my favorite weddings are the ones that are a crazy mix of different cultures – like my sweet May couple, Katie and David.

Katie contacted me at the suggestion of her DJ (White Rose Entertainment) around the holidays last year. When you’re about to marry your best friend, who is a very handsome Indian man, you’ve got to bring a bit of Bollywood flair to your special day! Katie and David decided …