Public Dining Room

Wedding Reception | 2 April 2011 | Carol Chan and Desmond Teng | Public Dining Room, Balmoral Beach, Sydney


When I awoke, I wondered if the rain forecast for Carol and Desmond’s wedding day would eventuate……but there was no need for any concern, besides a few sprinkles on the way to the Public Dining Room at Balmoral Beach, it ended up being an absolutely lovely day. Carol and Desmond exchanged vows in the Beach Rotunda, just along the beach from the restaurant. The Public Dining Room’s Scandinavian inspired look which is both modern and stylish and complements it’s beach-side location was the perfect venue for this wonderful union.

A few of the many memorable moments throughout the celebration were; the video presentation which told of Carol and Desmond’s beautiful love story – how it was love at first sight for Desmond, their shared passion for badminton, how Desmond had learnt to play the piano for the proposal; the lovely speeches and how much they were adored by the 120 family and friends that surrounded them on this special day, some which had traveled all the way from Hong Kong and Malaysia just to take part in this wonderful celebration.

Even though the wedding reception was held during the day, and daylight tends to inhibit dancing, it did not stop guests from joining Carol and Desmond on the dance floor. It was a beautiful wedding, a beautiful setting and most importantly, a beautiful couple. Carol and Desmond, thank you for inviting me to be a part of your beautiful day and allowing me to witness your happiness and beautiful smiles. May love, laughter and music fill your lives forever.




Guests enjoyed a delicious three course meal that was expertly prepared by the Public Dining Room.


I loved the secret glances and special little moments that Carol and Desmond shared throughout the day and the constant smiles on their faces – so very much in love and extremely happy to be married!!




Songs selected by Bride and Groom;

Parent Entry Song: “All My Life” by K-Ci & Jojo

Wedding Party and Bride & Groom Entry Song: “Marry You” by Bruno Mars

Cake Cutting Song: “Live High” by Jason Mraz

Bridal Waltz/First Dance: “To Be With You” by David Archuletta

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

Final Farewell Song: “Come Away With Me” by Norah Jones

Other Wedding Professionals

Celebrant: Tara Rennie

Photographer: Foto Expession

Floral Design: Dragon Fly Floral Design

Cake Design: Athens Cake

Fun On The Dancefloor



Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment

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