WOW!! what a cracker of a day!!! Lots of laughter, love, joy and happiness. My kind of day! Lara and Angus are totally perfect for each other. Genuine, thoughtful, confident and just the right amount of silly. I totally adored spending the day celebrating with them, surrounded by their families, friends and so much joy!
Lara and Angus met in 2007 at University, where they were both undertaking Science degrees and their relationship started with them being friends for quite a number of years. Secretly however, Angus had a crush on Lara and eventually, in 2014, found the courage to ask Lara out on a date.
It was not until 21 March 2020 that Angus surprised Lara with a proposal at their home. During a gathering, on his birthday, with a few friends, after cutting his birthday cake, the friends were calling for a speech. During his speech his invited Lara to join him. When she did, he said to her, “I never told you what I wanted for my birthday” and then reach into his pocket, went down on one knee and asked Lara to marry him. Lara welled up but responded with a resounding “Yes!”.
The original date planned for the wedding was 21 August 2021, but due to Greater Sydney and most of NSW being in lock down, it was postponed until 5 December 2021. Lara & Angus selected Centennial Homestead as the location for their reception. Surrounded by rolling green lawns, lakes and exquisite gardens, Centennial Homestead is located within Sydney’s Centennial Parklands and is perfect for a wedding celebration. Whilst earlier in the week, the high possibility of rain had been forecast, it was in fact a beautiful day and no rain in sight.
The reception was filled with an abundance of fun, laughter and joy. Everybody was there to celebrate with our beautiful couple. From the cheers to welcome the wedding party and Lara & Angus, to the lovely, fun and humourous speeches, the father daughter dance and the stunning choreographed first dance, to the farewell exit, it was so wonderful to see everybody so happy for them both.
One of the highlights of any wedding day for me is watching the connection between my couples. As mentioned, these two delightful people were friends before they fell in love and their affection and love for each other was so wonderful to witness. They make each other laugh so easily, and are so generous of themselves and their warmth with everyone around them. I loved spending the day with them & their family & friends.
Lara and Angus, thank you for your trust in me as your Sydney Wedding MC & Sydney Wedding DJ and allowing me to contribute to and witness such a magical and unforgettable day! I smile every time I think about it all. You came together in hope, are joined by a promise and united in love. Have a lifetime of laughs, an eternity of love, and an abundance of happiness as you start this new chapter as Mr & Mrs! May love, laughter and music continue to fill your lives forever!!
A big shout out to At Dusk Photography, OMG Studio Photo Booths, Silkflora and HF Wedding & Hire Cars. It was a great pleasure to work with you all!
Wedding Party Entry: “Shut Up & Dance” by Walk The Moon
Bride & Groom Entry: “Shut Up & Dance” by Walk The Moon
Cake Cutting: “Marry Me” by Train (Acoustic Version)
First Dance: “All Of Me” by John Legend (Radio Edit & Tiesto Remix)
Father Daughter Dance: “Sweet Child Of Mine” by Gun’s n Roses (DJ:Plus! Edit)
Farewell Dance Song: “Nutbush City Limits” by Ike & Tina Turner
Final Farewell Song: “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen
Other Wedding Professionals
Photographer: At Dusk Photography
Photobooth: OMG Studio Photobooths
Cars: HF Wedding & Hire Cars