Gabrielle and Sultan flew in from Saudi Arabia the day before the Ceremony and Lunch time Celebration for 60 guests held at Panorama House, Bulli Tops which overlooks the entire south coast. Gabrielle and Sultan live and work in Saudi Arabia but wished to celebrate this special time with Gabrielle’s family and friends in Australia. Unfortunately, due to distance, none of Sultan’s family were able to attend, however we could certainly feel their presence amongst us.
Following a lovely ceremony, on what turned out to be an absolutely beautiful warm day, guests adjourned to the function room for canapes and refreshments. This was followed by a lovely meal overlooking the magnificent view. After the entree there were two lovely speeches – the first from Gabrielle’s dad, John who detailed the Gabrielle and Sultan love story and the other from Gabrielle’s sister Letitia who wrote a very lovely poem/verse about Gabrielle’s life – it was amusing, sentimental, factual and very well put together – a true highlight of the day!
With the completion of the meal Gabrielle and Sultan hit the dance floor – in no time at all a large majority of the guests had joined them and were helping create wonderful memories. Gabrielle had wanted a fun/party/reunion type of atmosphere – this was easily achieved and everybody had a really enjoyable time. Another wonderful couple, I really have one of the best jobs in the world, I get to meet so many fantastic couples on one of the most significant days in their lives and feel very privileged to be able to contribute to it.
Songs selected by Bride and Groom;
Processional: “On My Way Home” by Enya
Recessional: “Beautiful Day” by U2
Bride & Groom Entry Song: “Forever” by Chris Brown
Cake Cutting Song: “Life” by Des’ree
Bridal Waltz/First Dance: “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)” by Bryan Adams
Father/Daughter Dance: “Unforgettable” by Natalie & Nat King Cole