Katrina and Aatef, a fantastic couple who have been sweethearts since school, celebrated their wedding with a cocktail reception amongst 120 invited guests in the Green Room at Quay Restaurant, which is located in the Overseas Passenger Terminal in The Rocks, Sydney. Quay is one of Australia’s most respected Restaurants. Perched above Sydney Harbour, Quay is a magnificent setting and has a true sense of occasion. Day or night the views from the Restaurant – the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the left and the Opera House to the right are spectacular.
Whilst rain threatened to ruin their day early on, the skies cleared resulting in a beautiful Sydney autumn day allowing the ceremony to proceed as scheduled in the Royal Botanical Gardens. It was a relaxed elegant reception with some very touching moments – some of these moments and the love these two beautiful people share for each other is clearly evident in the photographs and video.
During the speeches, guests were treated to Aatef’s father playing a lovely musical piece on Spanish guitar. Following the cake cutting it was time for dancing. Friends and family took to the dance floor creating a great atmosphere – the dancing was interspersed with alternating sets of Arabic Music generating a whole lot of communal/group dancing.
There was a very emotional moment during the father/daughter dance when Katrina’s Dad, whom unfortunately had suffered a mishap earlier in the evening causing a severe injury to his knee and subsequently was experiencing pain and having difficulty standing let alone walking or dancing, yet nothing – absolutely nothing, was going to stop him from dancing with his beloved Katrina.
It certainly was a beautiful evening in a beautiful location but most importantly, Katrina and Aatef are such a beautiful couple so deeply in love with each other that it was an absolute joy to have been given the privilege to be a part of their wedding day.
Songs selected by Bride and Groom;
Bridal Party Entry Song: “Sing, Sing, Sing” by Benny Goodman
Bride & Groom Entry Song: “In The Mood” by Glenn Miller
Cake Cutting Song: “That’s Amore” by Dean Martin
Bridal Waltz/First Dance: “Sway” by Dean Martin
Father /Daughter Dance: “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder
Farewell Dance: “I’ve Had The Time Of My Life” by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
Final Farewell Song: “Come Fly With Me” by Michael Buble
Other Wedding Professionals
Photographer: Blumenthal Photography
Videographer: Soda Films
Fun On The Dancefloor