What do you get when you put a fashionably dressed photographer, a film crew with a lot of GoPros, and a troupe of amazing singers together on a trolley?! You get Trolley Karaoke of course!
As Valentine's Day eve dawned on Philadelphia, the team of CinemaCake Filmmakers, Sarah DiCicco Photography, and Eddie Bruce Orchestra took to the streets to begin surprising people and asking them to sing a love song with us! There were several to choose from and with back up singers like CiBon, Charlene, and Eddie Bruce himself, there was nothing to fear.
Our day started with the team from the Logan Hotel nailing a wonderful rendition of the Stevie Wonder classic, 'I Just Called to Say I Love You'. From there, we picked up the team at The Union League, who were busily preparing for President's Day activities and celebrations. They stuck with the Stevie Wonder hits and performed 'Ma Cherie Amour'. Then it was off to the Ritz-Carlton, where the ladies selected a classic, 'Stop in the Name of Love' by the incomparable Supremes.
We started hearing some more modern love songs as we headed to our next stop up on Market Street. First, we met up with the women of Philadelphia Magazine Events team and Wedding Magazine, who joined Charlene in a rendition of 'Love on Top' by Beyonce. Jim Weber, from Westin Philadelphia, was unfortunetly out of town, but one brave soul from the Westin staff did hop on and joined us in singing John Legend's 'All of Me'. The team at the Rittenhouse Hotel brought back the classics by performing 'Stop in the Name of Love' and had a ball on the trolley! We were all honored to then have the world-class Jazz singer, Marilyn Maye, join us in singing 'Delta Dawn' on the trolley!
After a quick lunch break, the trolley team raced up Broad Street to meet up with the crew at STARR Events. They changed up the day by singing Bruno Mars' song 'Marry You' and packing the largest group we had seen all day in the trolley! Our last stop of the day was at the world famous Philadelphia Museum of Art. The women of the event team boldly jumped on the trolley and performed 'Love will Keep us together' by Captain & Tennille! The day was a total success and you can check out the full film of our whirlwind adventure, below.
The trolley was generously supplied by Philadelphia Trolley Works and the Valentine's Day holiday decor was courtesy of Nicol Floral Design. Everyone loved the silk roses that Nicol included as well, and many of our karaoke performers used the flowers as makeshift microphones! After each group finished their song, they were each given a delicious cupcake, donated from Whipped Bakeshop. We had a blast surprising everyone with Trolley Karaoke, and who knows? Maybe you and your team will be next!
Thanks so much to Borrowed and Blue for awarding CinemaCake Filmmakers with the Gold Medal in Wedding Cinematography! We are beyond honored to receive this award and to be listed with some of our favorite vendors in the Philadelphia region.
Borrowed & Blue’s awards reveal who’s truly the best of the best in the “I do” biz, because they’re exclusively vendor-voted: vendor picks, by the vendors themselves.
You can view the 5 times CinemaCake has been featured. Check out the list of all of the incredible winners who were honored this year HERE
CinemaCake has captured a lot of fun surprises at weddings in the past. From our couples breaking out into a perfectly choreographed first dance, to a spontaneous fireworks display, we had thought we had seen it all! That is, until Lisa and Paul's wedding reception. This beautiful reception started out with a traditional first dance and a fabulous dinner served to all 500 guests in attendance at Vie. Then, when the Father-Daughter dance began, everyone was blown away! Check out the ending of their Coming Soon Trailer, HERE!
"It's WONDERFUL!!! Oh my goodness!!!! It's fantastic!! Thank you so much!! We have been honored to work with you!!" -Lisa and Paul Getz
Months before her wedding day, Lisa had selected the song "My Little Girl", by famed country singer Tim McGraw, for her first dance with her father, thinking it would be a touching song for the BVTLive!'s JellyRoll to perform. Little did she know that her dad, Dave, had much bigger plans! Dave had secretly communicated with the song's co-writer and had McGraw sneak onto the stage and surprise Lisa at the reception! Alison Conklin was there to snap some beautiful shots and the CinemaCake crew was ready to capture some amazing footage, which you can check out in the sneak peek we released the day after the wedding!
Of course, it isn't every day that a three-time Grammy winner stops by a wedding for an impromptu concert! Philadelphia Wedding Magazine gave everyone the behind-the scene scoop an interviewed each of the vendors involved in the wedding. You can check out their article HERE! This story also became national news fast and Lisa and Paul were interviewed by a couple of news outlets about their out-of-this-world reception. Here is an interview they did with Fox 10 in Phoenix, complete with some of our clips of the jaw-dropping performance!
McGraw stayed at Lisa and Paul's reception after the Father-Daughter dance and performed a full set of songs for the newlyweds and their guests! Special thanks to all involved, including Cescaphe Event Group, the amazing team at Vie, Alison Conklin Photography, Beautiful Blooms, and BVTLive!'s Jellyroll!