Debra and Adrian’s first interaction with each other occurred through their work over the telephone. Adrian was a contractor for one of the contractors of Debra’s employer and the job required that Adrian speak with Debra a few times each day. Even though they had never met each other in person, Adrian eventually found the courage to ask Debra out on a date – in essence a “blind” date. On 22 July 2010, both feeling very nervous, they went on the date and whilst Debra was a little hesitant about going, she was glad she did as they had a wonderful time with the evening ending with a spontaneous first kiss in the car – instigated by Debra, before Adrian even had a chance to do the gentlemanly thing, and walk her to her door!
The relationship developed and love started to bloom in the following few months. In October 2011 they were on a cruise to New Caledonia. Unbeknownst to Debra, having already asked her parents for their daughter’s hand, Adrian was planning to propose on the cruise. Once on board, Adrian had arranged with the ship’s photographer to help him with the proposal. On 5 October 2011 during a formal dinner, it was suggested that they have some photographs taken. As arranged with the photographer, he had them stand back to back and took a few shots. The photographer then asked Debra to turn around. To her surprise there was Adrian down on one knee with a beautiful engagement ring in his hand as he asked her to be his wife and spend the rest of their lives together. With tears of happiness flowing, Debra said Yes!
Fast forward to 24 February 2018 and here we were gathered in the picturesque Kurrajong Hills at the stunning Loxley on Bellbird Hill in the Hawkesbury Valley, for their wedding. With the sun shining very brightly, invited family and friends took their seats in the Loxley ceremony area overlooking the gorgeous view of the Sydney Basin. Whilst a little on the warm side, Adrian kept his cool as his beautiful bride made her way down the aisle accompanied by her mum, Lois. A beautiful and meaningful ceremony, officiated by Martin Moroney followed and shortly afterwards they were pronounced husband and wife!
While guests enjoyed a fantastic selection of canapes and refreshing drinks, Debra, Adrian and their wedding party made their way around the property for photographs with the talented Russell from Inlights Photography. Before long, we were welcoming the wedding party and Debra and Adrian into the Kauri Reception Room, enhanced by the lovely florals from Wedding Flowers by Jody, with lots of cheers and twirling napkins! The scene had been set for a wonderful evening……and a wonderful evening it was!!
Commencing with a little game to see how well Debra and Adrian knew each other, it entertained the guests whilst they had the opportunity to learn a little bit more about our newlyweds. This was followed by speeches from Debra’s mum, Lois and Adrian’s dad, Wilfred. Both speeches were full of love, best wishes, emotion and laughter. We were off to a great start as the delicious entree was served by the impeccable Loxley staff. Following a short time for some mingling and another opportunity for guests to take advantage of the Photobooth provided by Flash Me Photobooths, we had speeches by Chief Bridesmaid Renee, Best Man Roy and Maid of Honour April. Once again all the speeches were heartfelt, full of back stories, much love and how Debra and Adrian were just perfect for each other – it was obvious just how much these two are loved by their family and friends (it truly made my heart smile). Guests were then served a scrumptious main meal.
During our planning sessions, Debra and Adrian had expressed that they wished guests to dance between the meals. Debra also expressed this wish to the guests in her brief welcome and thank you after entering. Well, after the main meal had been consumed, the dance floor spontaneously took off to a selection of 70’s and 80’s classics – a lot of fun, singing along, interacting as well as making room for the beautiful dessert which was to follow. Our last speech, by the man of the moment himself, Adrian was next. Whilst Adrian professes to be an introvert and was a little uncomfortable delivering his speech, he did so in a manner that certainly endeared himself to everybody and they certainly felt the sentiment behind everything that he said. Even when the nerves had him saying the wrong word, it drew everybody in and affirmed just how nice a guy Adrian truly is and how much love he has for Debra.
The cutting of the beautiful wedding cake, created by Celebration Cakes, topped with great look-a-like figurines of Debra and Adrian, before our couple took to the floor for their first dance as husband and wife to a very special version of Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud”. Enhanced by low lying fog it was a lovely romantic moment that they both shared. The bridal party and guests were invited to join Debra and Adrian on the dance floor on the next song and we were then well and truly into party mode. Guests danced for the rest of the evening to a selection of current and past hits – you need only take a look at the photographs and video below to see just how much fun everybody had.
A short break for the bouquet and garter toss, before we were back into more dancing. Before we knew it it was time for the farewell circle. After thanking and saying goodbye to all their family and friends they quietly exited the reception without any fanfare or fuss, as I wrapped up this magnificent celebration.
Debra and Adrian, it was such an extreme pleasure to have had the opportunity to meet you both, help plan your wedding and an absolute honour and privilege to have been a part of it all as your Hawkesbury Wedding DJ & Hawkesbury Wedding MC – I enjoyed every moment of it (and yes! even when you were changing things in the lead up to the wedding 🙂 ). You are both beautiful individuals and whilst you are somewhat opposites, you both truly complement each other and your love for one another is undeniable. To me weddings are all about love. Your wedding was full of so much love. May love, laughter and music fill your lives forever.
Photography & Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment
Songs selected by Bride & Groom;
Wedding Party Entry: “Sway” by Michael Buble, “Forever Young” by Youth Group, “Pony” by Ginuwine, “Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars, “April Sun In Cuba” by Dragon, “Single Ladies” by Beyonce
Bride & Groom Entry: “Forever” by Chris Brown
Cake Cutting: “How Sweet It Is” by Marvin Gaye
First Dance: “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
Bouquet Toss: “Dear Future Husband” by Meghan Trainor
Garter Toss: “Mission Impossible Them” by Clayton & Mullen
Farewell Circle: “Meant To Be” by BeBe Rexta, “MMMbop” by Hanson, “Coming Home” by Sheppard
Final Farewell Song: “One Last Song” by Sam Smith
Other Wedding Professionals
Photographer: Inlights Photography
Celebrant: Martin Moroney
Cake Design: Celebration Cakes
Floral Design: Wedding Flowers by Jody
Photo Booth: Flash Me Photobooths
Dancing On A Cloud Effect: Party Hire Group
Ceremony Musicians: Something Borrowed