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Wedding Reception | 2 November 2019 | Kate & Luke | Fairmont Resort, Leura, Blue Mountains

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“Marriage is the highest state of friendship. If happy, it lessens our cares by dividing them, at the same time that it doubles our pleasures by mutual participation.” ~ Samuel Richardson

Kate and Luke are a truly beautiful couple who like all my other couples, are also genuinely lovely and thoughtful people. They are caring, honest, gentle, hilarious and very loyal to their family and friends. But most of all, they are perfect together and with the inclusion of their beautiful respective children, it was so wonderful to witness their love and see them celebrating their marriage surrounded by close family and friends.

Kate and Luke first met through Kate’s brother at Kate’s niece and Luke’s daughter netball game. There were no sparks or first impressions. It was only later through barbeques at Kate’s brother’s house did they begin chatting and getting to know each other better. Eventually, Luke gathered the courage to ask Kate out for a date and they had arranged to go on a picnic to Palm Beach. On the day, it was very hot and when Luke arrived to pick up Kate and her two children, he found a picnic laid out on the floor of Kate’s unit and they had a wonderful and memorable time out of the outside heat. Later that evening when the kids had gone to bed, they shared their very first kiss.

Three to four weeks after the picnic, Kate and Luke went out on a date without the children to a restaurant in Wahroonga. By the end of 2016, they realised that they were in love and in September 2017 that love had grown to a point where they were considering marriage, moved in together and on 27 October 2018, whilst on a holiday to Currarong Beach, he took Kate to Point Perpendicular and while the kids were in the distance, Luke proposed, and while Kate knew it was coming, she certainly was not expecting it on that day.

Fast forward to 2 November 2019, on a beautiful sunny day with a slight breeze at the Fairmont Resort in Leura in the picturesque Blue Mountains, overlooking the pond with Luke, who said he was feeling slightly nervous (I beg to differ and feel it was actually excitement that was being confused for nervousness 🙂 ) and Best Man, Matthew waiting patiently for Kate to arrive. At just a little after 3:00 pm, the processional music started to play and Anastasia, Madison and followed by Lucas, who was escorting his mum, who was absolutely stunning in her wedding gown, made their way around the pond and down the aisle.

The smile on both their faces were HUGE – it was obvious that they were so looking forward to becoming husband and wife! What followed was a beautiful ceremony officiated by Karen Brown, Marriage Celebrant, a lovely reading from Kate’s friend Bree and they were finally pronounced husband and wife!! From that point on, they appeared to be wearing permanent smiles – they were just so very happy!!!! (Spoiler Alert!!! – those smiles were there ALL day and night.)

A group photo prior to Kate, Luke and their wedding party exploring the Fairmont Resort grounds and having photographs taken by Jeff Davies – Photographer and video captured by Platinum Films by Andrew, while guests availed themselves to the wonderful facilities at the Resort.

The reception room looked fantastic! With a black and gold theme, L O V E letters, beautiful florals by Piccolo Petalo, stunning wedding cake by Eaton Cakes & Catering, seating names by Rockmelon xo and an open photobooth  which was supplied by Jeff the photographer.

Before long, it was time to welcome them to the reception, and with cheers and applause we certainly made them feel special. A short welcome and thank you to the guests by Luke, prior to wonderful speeches from Kate’s dad Robert and Luke’s dad, Kevin. Guests were then served a delicious entree. Beautiful words from Kate’s life-long friend Emma and some marriage advice from Best Man (and Kate’s brother), Matthew.

A little bit of fun with the Newlywed Game, a scrumptious main meal, more fun with a scavenger hunt which had guests obtaining items from other guests for a “no expense spared” prize! This was followed by a surprise meaningful and humorous speech from Kate’s son Lucas. Lucas was a tough act to follow, but Luke soldiered on and thanked many people that had been instrumental in the relationship blossoming into a love story and today a marriage. There was nothing but endless love for Kate!

Guests enjoyed dessert, before some more fun with a dancing competition with a twist, the cutting of the wedding cake, before their very first dance as husband and wife to a personalised version of Coldplay’s “Sky Full Of Stars”. Guests then joined in and it was time to party – there were certainly lots of smiles on the dance floor and guests enjoyed themselves immensely.

All good things must come to an end and before we knew it, it was time to farewell our gorgeous couple, family and friends gathered in a circle of love and Kate and Luke made their way around it, thanking everybody for their love and support. A final dance where everyone was invited to join our newlyweds ended the night on a fun and happy note. Kate and Luke them made their way down a tunnel of love and the start of their forever love!!

Kate and Luke, thank you so much for granting me the ultimate honour and investing your trust in me for your special day as your Blue Mountains Wedding MC and Blue Mountains Wedding DJ. It was nothing but a pleasure and a whole heap of fun as we planned your day and I hope your wedding day vision was realised. I feel so honoured to have been a part of your day. Kate and Luke, thank you for allowing me this privilege. I know that your love will continue to grow and that the next chapter of your life together will be the absolute best. May love, laughter and music continue to fill your lives forever!!

Photography by DJ:Plus! Entertainment


Songs selected by Bride & Groom;

Wedding Party Entry: “Bootylicious” by Destiny’s Child (DJ:Plus! Custom Edit), “Jump Around” by House Of Pain

Bride & Groom Entry: “I Gotta Feeling by Black Eyed Peas (DJ:Plus! Entry Edit)

Cake Cutting: “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran

First Dance: “Sky Full Of Stars” by Coldplay (DJ:Plus! Custom Edit)

Farewell Circle/Circle Of Love: “Shallow” by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, “We’re Going Home” by Vance Joy, “All Night Long” by Lionel Richie

Farewell Dance: “I Want That Man” by Deborah Harry

Final Farewell Song: “Glad You Came” by The Wanted


Other Wedding Professionals

Celebrant: A Timeless Love, Karen Brown Marriage Celebrant

Floral Designer: Piccolo Petalo

Cake Designer: Eaton Cakes & Catering

Seating Names: Rockmelonxo

Photographer: Jeff Davies Photographer

Videographer: Platinum Films By Andrew


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Wedding Ceremony & Reception | 7 October 2017 | Hanyip & Jeremy Workman | Fairmont Resort, Leura, Blue Mountains

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Hanyip and Jeremy first met in November 2011. Hanyip was on a working holiday visa and had picked up a casual job at a take-a-way sushi shop whilst visiting her aunt and uncle in Sydney for a few weeks. Jeremy frequented the shop daily to buy lunch, but one day turned up earlier than normal. The shop was not busy as the lunch time rush was yet to start. Jeremy ordered his lunch and sat outside. Hanyip noticed that he appeared to be watching her and when the opportunity arose, Jeremy asked Hanyip her name. Two days later he asked her if she would like to go for a coffee. This led to another date and the rest is history!

It was a beautiful spring Blue Mountains day and it was just perfect weather for a very special wedding. Hanyip’s family and close friends traveled from Korea to be at the Fairmont Resort in the Blue Mountains suburb of Leura for the wedding ceremony and reception. The Fairmont Resort is located  on the cusp of the dramatic Jamison Valley which affords it stunning views and picturesque surrounds.

Guests gathered for the ceremony at the Jamison Valley Green. At the allotted time, the bridesmaids and Hanyip made their way down the aisle to the groomsmen and Jeremy who were waiting. It was a simple, but beautiful ceremony, exquisitely officiated by Tina McCormack before this union of two cultures was declared as one love and Hanyip and Jeremy were pronounced husband and wife!

In December, They will continue the festivities with a second celebration as Hanyip and Jeremy celebrate their marriage with a South Korean style ceremony. Some of Jeremy’s family and friends will be making the journey to celebrate again with them.

The reception was full of fun, emotion and good times. The evening was highlighted by some great speeches, a game and soon after everyone was up on the dance floor.I am certain that Hanyip and Jeremy will look back with many fond memories on their beautiful wedding day. No doubt this recalling the finer things will be made easier with the images captured by Xtraordinary Photos & Video, who were fantastic to work with!

Hanyip and Jeremy, you are two super down to earth and relaxed people. You have been on quite the journey together and the emotion that was expressed during my time with you is a real testament to that. As your journey together as one continues, your love for each other will deepen and you will continue to share many adventures and memories together.

Thank you for entrusting me with your wedding day as your Blue Mountains Wedding DJ, Blue Mountains Wedding MC and ceremony entertainment. It was such a pleasure meeting you both, hearing your unique love story and providing assistance in the planning process. Have a truly enjoyable time in Fiji and in South Korea in December! May, love, laughter and music fill your lives forever!!!



Photography & Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment


Songs selected by Bride & Groom;

Bridesmaids Processional: “Canon In D” by The O’Neill Brothers

Bride’s Processional: “A Thousand Years” by Piano Guys

Register Signing: “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” by Piano Guys, “Happy Together” by Piano Guys

Recessional: “That’s What Makes You Beautiful” by Piano Guys

Wedding Party Entry: “We Are Golden” by Mika, “Bar Bar Bar” by Crayon Pop, “Cantina Band” John Williamson, “Gangnum Style” by Psy

Bride & Bride Entry: “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Mars

Cake Cutting: “Sugar” by Maroon 5

First Dance: “All Of Me” by John Legend & Lindsey Stirling

Bouquet Toss: “Single Ladies” by Beyonce

Garter Toss: “Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen

Farewell Circle/Circle Of Love: “Goodbye” by Mary Hopkin, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, “Lava” by Kuana Torres Kahele, Napua Greig & James Ford Murphy

Final Farewell: “Hooked On A Feeling” by Blue Swede


Other Wedding Professionals

Photographer: Xtraordinary Photos & Video

Floral Design: The Little Flower Shop

Photo Booth: Photoholics Photo Booth Hire


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