Melbourne Bellydancer ianessa.com

Weddings

Ianessa is a specialist wedding performer currently based in Melbourne, and is pleased to assist you to organise all the details for a fabulous wedding performance.  Ianessa will customise a show to suit your desires and budget, including specific songs you may want, colours to compliment your bridal party, and the number and combination of bellydancers, drummers and sword dancers you wish. 

Ianessa can use any manner of props in your show – veils, Isis wings, zills, sword or even dance whilst balancing a lit candelabra (shamadan) on her head to symbolically light the way for the newly weds (a flameless LED option is available for venues that prohibit fire).

Extra time is allowed for weddings, in the event that things are not quite running to schedule.

Dancer & Drummer Options 

The Zeffe (also spelled zaffa) / Entrance –
A traditional Arabic wedding procession celebrating the newly wed couple, showering them happiness, love, light and success, through music, dance, laughter and song.  A fabulous way to kick off your wedding party, getting your bridal party and guests up dancing and celebrating right from the beginning of your evening.
There are many different cultural versions of the Zeffe, the most popular being where the bellydancer (or dancers), accompanied by drummer(s), and acrobatic sword dancers lead the newly weds into the reception in a colourful, lively procession, either accompanied by music on cd or your live band. 
The bellydancer(s) can use any manner of props – veils, Isis wings, zills, sword or a lit candelabra (shamadan) on her head to symbolically light the way for the couple).  A Middle Eastern showstopper that never goes out of style (a flameless LED option is available for wedding venues that prohibit fire).
 
We will specifically taylor your Zeffe to your desires, including specific songs you may want, colours to compliment your bridal party.  Depending on your budget you may have any number and combination of bellydancers, drummers & sword dancers you wish.
Dinner / After Dinner Show –

Cocktail Hour  

Fill every minute of your wedding day with colour, including the down time between your ceremony and reception.  A belly dance show during your cocktail hour is a stylish diversion while guests wait for you and your bridal party to make your grand entrance.

Hen’s party shows and interactive workshops –
Book Ianessa to come along to your hen’s party to entertain the bride-to-be and your guests for a dinner show before you go out dancing and partying.  Treat the Bride-to-Be and her guests to an afternoon or evening of girl bonding with a belly dance workshop and performance at your home or hired venue.  A chic alternative to the typical (and sometimes, cheesy and tacky), bridal shower and hen’s party activities!  Ianessa can bring veils and coin scarves for all your guests with special options available to present the future bride with a keepsake veil and tinkling coined scarf!
“When my best friend asked me to be her maid of honour I was so excited!  But my thoughts soon turned to having to organise a hen’s party… I couldn’t stand the idea of sitting around drinking out of straws shaped like male body parts and other similar ‘entertainment’!  I was so relieved to find Ianessa and her Hen’s party options.  I surprised everybody with a bellydance workshop and performance.  Ianessa arrived at my home in a swirl of colour and tinkling little bells.  She brought veils and gorgeous coin scarves for all the guests to play with and after a couple of earlier champagnes, we were all up shimmying, giggling and feeling like goddesses!  Ianessa even arranged a coin scarf and veil in the bride-to-be’s favourite colours for her to keep as a memento.  She was professional, inspiring and filled our afternoon with uplifting positive feminine energy.  It was a fabulous afternoon spent with a group of beautiful women doing something that was so positive and affirming as women and sisters, and something we will reminisce about for years to come” – Hannah, 2011 
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Melbourne Bellydancer Ianessa is a specialist wedding entertainer.