Shangri-La

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Jeffrey and Desiree saw each other for the first time at an Easter Show in Manhattan.  He was certain that he and Desiree would be the perfect match and so he asked for her number. Jeffrey held onto her number until they started dating. They went out several times until it turned into a very special bond.

On one particular day, he surprised Desiree with a trip to Holey Moley Golf in Australia for their first big trip together! After not letting her win… the rest was history. Jeffrey and Desiree spent the rest of the day at the Sydney Zoo. They both love watching animals! 

In the evening they checked into the Shangri La Hotel, where they spent the night in a beautiful room on the 19th Floor, taking in the view of Sydney with cheese and wine. Dinner followed at Café Sydney, with another amazing view. 

To throw her off again, he managed to get the restaurant to deliver dessert with “Happy Anniversary” written on it. After dinner, they headed to a new “Pop-Up Bar.”  As they approached the location, Desiree heard her favourite song playing- an acoustic version of the Friends TV show theme song! She proceeded up the stairs and was just blown away! The light-up letters, flowers, and candles were all so beautiful. Jeffrey asked her to marry him on the spot and it was a big “YES!”

The couple married at Celebrate Snug Harbor in Staten Island, NY. Celebrate Snug Harbor offers an enchanted 83-acre setting with unique event space, lush botanical gardens, and the finest cuisine. It is modeled after the Villa Gamberaia in Florence, Italy.

They held their ceremony at the highly acclaimed Snug Harbor’s Chinese Scholar’s Garden. It featured a collection of captivating pavilions, walkways, and courtyards along with bamboo forest path, waterfalls, and Koi-filled pond! As the newlyweds walked down the aisle to marriage, a pianist from Around Town Entertainment played melodic ballads filling the air with peace, love, and happiness. As soon as the groom kissed the bride, it felt like heaven on earth.

After that, everyone headed to The Tented Pavilion for the main reception. The Tented Pavilion is situated at the edge of the Chinese Scholar’s Garden. It consists of a pristine outdoor space with a beautiful stone dance floor and high ceilings, offering guests a feeling of grandeur and bygone opulence. As guests walked in, they were treated to an intimate performance by The Around Town Band from Around Town Entertainment. 

For the reception, the wedding band started with an acoustic performance of “Party Rock” by LMFAO to introduce the bride and groom. After that, The Around Town Band transitioned into an upbeat version of Rihanna’s “We Found Love” for the newlywed’s first dance. The crowd was wild with excitement!

The Around Town Band played a mix of classic pop and old school RnB along with many other current favorite hits throughout the night. The set list for the evening appealed to everyone’s tastes and the crowd enjoyed the memorable, uplifting experience. From unique cover songs of Kelly Rowland to Zedd, guests packed the dance floor for the entire night. 

There aren’t enough positive things to say about the experience at Celebrate Snug Harbor. A huge thank you to Jeffrey and Desiree for letting Around Town Entertainment bring your dreams to life!