SALUT were fortunate enough to be asked to play at Hend & Ben wedding reception which took place at The BELDI Country Club just outside of Marrakesh. Bruce Russell & his team headed up the planning for this English – Tunisian – Moroccan weekend extravaganza! We were lucky enough to fly to Marrakesh a few days prior to the wedding and enjoy the local sites and smells the desert city has to offer.
The BELDI is a property on 15 hectares with gardens, a charming riad and a large tsar which is solely used for private events. There are several huge stunning rose gardens, which are hard to describe unless seen in person but pictured below. The couple held their ceremony in these stunning gardens facing the country club, accompanied by SALUT’s brass section playing Stevie Wonder’s Sir Duke as the couple tied the knot.
The guests then enjoyed a spectacular local diner with the soulful backing music of our very own Jermaine on Sax & Matt on keys. As dinner turned into drinks, soul turned into funk and the rest of the band were waiting eagerly to get this wedding party started. The Bride & Groom chose a Billy Joel song for their first dance and we had an inkling when this romantic number finished, the party would really kick off, and boy did it do just that! SALUT set the wedding on fire with their funky feel-good tunes and guests were quick to take off their shoes, don their local fez’s and go wild. Our horn players and singers made their way into the crowd and had everyone on their feet partying. After the band, our very own DJ who also flew out from London kept the wedding pumping until 3am. We love nothing more than performing and partying with people from all over the world, and have the perfect set to cater for an international crowd as well as learning some local songs to suit each culture. Marrakesh did not disappoint and we look forward to retuning in the near future!
It was a memorable wedding event for us. If you are looking for an energetic and innovative wedding entertainment band for your wedding then please contact SALUT team.