Oliveto Ristorante

Wedding Reception | 25 November 2012 | Melissa & David | Oliveto Ristorante, Rhodes, Sydney


It was an absolutely beautiful day for Melissa and David’s lunch time wedding reception at Oliveto Ristorante & Bar, overlooking the water in Brays Bay Reserve at Rhodes. Melissa and David were actually married earlier in the week on Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays and chose to celebrate today with 80 of their family and friends.

Guests arrived and were treated to a selection of antipasto and welcome drinks as the mingled and caught up. A delicious entree was then served before the first of two games were played. This engaged the guests and using a little creativity, I managed to put lots of smiles on the guests faces and generate much laughter.

This was followed by a wonderful main meal before we had some lovely speeches from Best Man, David’s Dad, David and finally Melissa. The cutting of the cake was next and then another game, which once again was a hit with everybody. Guests were then served a tantalising Dessert.

It was now time for David and Melissa’s first dance. Melissa had changed into a ‘bolero’ type gown for the dance and looked absolutely dazzling. Guests danced and enjoyed the rest of the afternoon before it was time for the bouquet toss and the final dance.

David and Melissa are a truly beautiful couple who had been engaged for three years. They organised their whole wedding in around three weeks, so it was a great credit to them that they pulled it off. It was a lovely reception with guests enjoying the afternoon as we celebrated this life long commitment. Melissa and David, thank you for your trust and the great honour and privilege you bestowed on  me in allowing me to be your Sydney Wedding DJ and MC for your wedding celebration –  may love, laughter and music fill your lives forever.

Photography by DJ:Plus! Entertainment

Songs selected by Bride and Groom;

Cake Cutting Song: “Grow Old With You” by Adam Sandler

Bridal Waltz/First Dance: “Asi Se Baila El Tango” by Bailongo Feat. Vero Verdier

Bouquet Toss: “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” by Beyonce

Farewell Dance: “I’ve Had The Time Of My Life” by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warne

Other Wedding Professionals

Photographer: Parade Photography

Event Sylists: Romeo’s Chairs

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Wedding Reception | 9 May 2009 | Phillipa & Carwyn | Oliveto Ristorante, Rhodes, Sydney


It was a great pleasure to be a part of Phillipa and Carwyn’s wedding day. Another beautiful couple who are obviously very much in love and who wanted their reception to be fun and relaxed. I believe this was achieved. The reception for 108 guests was held at Oliveto Ristorante & Bar which is set in the beautiful parklands of Brays Bay Reserve at Rhodes. Oliveto is an elegant yet stylish venue, with tranquil waterviews over the bay and lush green surroundings of the parkland. Mother nature also played her part and delivered a lovely Autumn day.

Following the entree, we heard from Phillipa’s Mum Anne and Carwyn’s Mum Helen. Both made very lovely speeches conveying the great happiness in their heart for this union. Guests were then treated to a beautiful main course and an equally delicious dessert. Next it was speeches from the Bestman Leigh, Groomsman Adam and Matron of Honour Elizabeth. This was followed by one of the guests, Judd whom I believe sings for the Sydney Opera Company, singing a “killer” version of Some Enchanted Evening culminating in rapturous applause. This set the scene for the guests of honour to speak, firstly Carwyn and then Phillipa – both made beautiful speeches which were full of emotion and love. They are quite obviously very happy – the smiles on their faces says it all!!!

Phillipa and Carwyn then made their way to the dance floor for their first dance and were joined part way through by the wedding party and guests. From here on in it was party time, in fact everybody was having so much fun that we went half an hour longer so that they could continue dancing.

I know Phillipa and Carwyn, together with little Sophia will have a wonderful life together. It gave me great joy to be a part of their day and help bring their dream to life. Their love will continue to grow and the memories from their wedding day will live forever.

Songs selected by Bride and Groom;

Bridal Party Entry Song: “Hello” by The Cat Empire

Bride & Groom Entry Song: “Hello” by The Cat Empire

Cake Cutting Song: “Mr Bojangles” by Robbie Williams

Bridal Waltz/First Dance: “Never Tear Us Apart” by Natalie Imbruglia & Tom Jones

Farewell Dance: “Closing Time” by Semisonic

Final Farewell Song: “Throw Your Arms Around Me” by Crowded House (Live)

Other Wedding Professionals

Florist: Maison Events

Cake: Petals and Cream

Photographer: David Oliver Photography

Fun On The Dancefloor

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Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment

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