Love On The Harbour

By Chris Ninni


It looked like rain last Friday for wonderful couple Christina and Ben, but the heavens opened up and held out for a beautiful night on Sydney Harbour with Starship Sydney.

Thanks to Kathy and the team at Nightingales Weddings, we had the absolute pleasure of providing Christina and Ben with the perfect wedding band, Lets Groove Tonight fronted by Emma Mylott and Chris Ninni (CEO of Evoke Entertainment). Setting a classy and elegant tone for the evening, guests arrived at 6:30pm and made their way to the top level of the ship to enjoy cocktails and canapés while the band played a lounge set. Songs during this time include ‘Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay,’ ‘Fly Me To The Moon’ and ‘Like I’m Gonna Lose You.’

At 7:30pm, our very sharp and dapper MC Phillip Franc led the party downstairs for dinner and formalities. Starting with bridal party entrances Evoke took care of cueing the music ‘Boogie Wonderland’ and ‘Fantasy’ by Earth Wind and Fire. The guests clapped and cheered for the newlyweds, dancing along to ‘Fantasy.’ It was a great moment which built more excitement for what was to come later in the evening. A jazz music dinner set by ‘Let’s Groove Tonight’ resonated through the ship and truly made dinner that extra bit special.

After many heartfelt speeches from close family and friends, Christina and Ben took the floor with their choreographed first dance. Blowing everyone away with their bridal waltz dance moves, they lead the party back upstairs to kick off the dance floor with a family dance to ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ by Justin Timberlake. This was the first of many party hits from ‘Let’s Groove Tonight.’ Some favourites include ‘All Night Long,’ ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ and ‘Get Lucky.’

Towards the end of the night an array of desserts and American mini hotdogs and burgers were served. Ben and Christina’s guests were dancing the night away, enjoying too many desserts to count, all the while taking in as much of Sydney Harbour as possible. At 11:30pm MC Phillip announced a tunnel to farewell our Bride and Groom to ‘Time of My Life’ from Dirty Dancing. Sung by the incredible ‘Let’s Groove Tonight’ pair Emma and Chris.

What a special night, a huge congratulations to Christina and Ben. We hope you had the time of your life.

Evoke Entertainment xx