Real Corporate Event: Venetian Carnival at Millennium Luxury Coaches

Your customers are the heart of your business. How do you thank them for their loyalty?

You could always send them a card, or take them out to lunch. You could even spring for a golf tournament or a fishing trip.

You could also throw them a killer party – or if you’re like the folks at custom RV shop Millennium Luxury Coaches, throw your raving fans a party that lasts 4 crazy, fun-filled days!

When Zerrin at Millennium contacted me to be part of the final night of their client appreciation rally, her marketing team hadn’t yet decided on a theme – they just knew they had to spoil their guests with some fabulous live entertainment. We hit it …

Real Wedding: Catherine and Mustafa at Ballroom at Church Street of Orlando

Salaam alaikum! Long time, no blog.

2014 has been off to a crazy start! And yes, the good kind of crazy, with tons of beautiful weddings from Orlando to Sarasota; from a reception emcee’d entirely in Vietnamese, to a Valentine’s-themed wedding, to a real-life Big Fat Greek Wedding with a belly dancing bride.

Catherine and Mustafa’s Egyptian/Afghan fusion wedding at the exquisite Ballroom at Church Street was exceptionally stunning. When it came to the couple’s wedding entertainment, Mustafa picked a traditional Afghan-style wedding entrance. Of course, Catherine wanted something from her Egyptian heritage, and chose a belly dance performance!

With the help of Catherine’s DJ (Brian with Standing Ovation Entertainment) and planner (Jackie Hauer with Down the Aisle Events

Real Wedding: Grace and Ronald at Timacuan Golf Club in Lake Mary

A gorgeous, newly renovated Orlando wedding venue. A Fall palette of chocolate brown, champagne, and pops of orange, with lots of shimmer in the decor. A photobooth, a rockin’ DJ, and a first dance with a Michael Jackson “Thriller” finale. What could possibly complete an already perfect and romantic Florida fall wedding?

A belly dance show, of course!

Grace and Ronald got married at the beautiful Timacuan Country Club in Lake Mary this past October, and I was thrilled when they came to me to provide that little extra “wow factor” for their elegant reception! Grace and I instantly hit it off, because she and I were very like-minded. Like myself, Grace loves music, dance and exploring other cultures, and …

Liza and Billy’s Armenian and Puerto Rican Wedding at the Estate of John’s Lake

My philosophy when it comes to weddings is simple: I like to work with couples that I’d personally hang out with as friends. Liza and Billy were no exception. When I met them, I knew we’d hit it off great. They were fun, down-to-earth, and wickedly funny. They were all about laughing and enjoying life together. Most importantly, I could instantly tell that they wanted a wedding that was not only beautiful but enjoyable for all their guests. You know those cookie-cutter weddings where nobody dances and everyone goes home early? Liza and Billy wanted NONE of that.

And not only did they want their wedding to be fun. They also wanted it to be culturally rich and meaningful. With …

Brittany & Hadi’s Lebanese/American Wedding at the Golden Bear Club in Keene’s Point/Windermere

Once upon a time, a smart, beautiful American girl moved to Dubai in search of a new career and a new life. She met a handsome Lebanese man at a Lebanese nightclub, and they got engaged on vacation in Venice.

I instantly fell in love with Brittany and Hadi, and could not pass up the chance to perform some Lebanese-style belly dance at their 12/29 wedding at the Golden Bear Club in the Keene’s Pointe neighborhood of Windermere! They are such a cool couple, and Brittany and I bonded over her interesting stories about life in Dubai and our commentary on Lebanese fashion trends. (As Brittany said, “If it looks uncomfortable, it’s Lebanese!”) Not to mention, I’m partial to Lebanese-style …