One could not have wished for better weather for a wedding reception being celebrated on stunning Sydney Harbour – it was such a perfect autumn day full of sunshine, a gentle breeze and a beautiful couple whose love for each other was obvious from the first time I met them. Amy and Lawrence are both kind, humble and gorgeous individuals, inside and out. They have two totally adorable daughters and met in 2009 at a Eurovision party hosted by Lawrence’s mum.
Amy & Lawrence’s reception was held on The Pontoon, a luxury vessel offering 360° views of the Harbour – essentially a floating glass ballroom with a huge upper deck entertaining area. Guests boarded The Pontoon at the Man ‘O War Steps adjacent to Sydney Opera House and were greeted by Amy, Lawrence and their wedding party. Guests enjoyed, drinks, canapés and the spectacular views from the upper deck as we cruised around the harbour.
A short time later guests moved downstairs and we welcomed Amy & Lawrence with cheers, applause and twirling napkins!! A short welcome and thank you before guests were served a delicious entrée. This was followed by lovely speeches from Amy’s dad, Donald and Matron of Honour, Erin. All eyes were then on the two screens where a lovely slideshow featuring a pre-wedding photographic shoot was played (The slideshow can be viewed at the end of this post). A fun game to see how well Amy and Lawrence knew each other had guests laughing, smiling and aww-ing before a scrumptious main meal was served.
Wonderful speeches from both best man, Michael and Lawrence himself, the cutting of the cake, dessert and it was time for Amy & Lawrence to have their first dance as husband and wife. This was truly a magical and emotional moment – their love was evident throughout the song and it did end with some tears of happiness being shed. Guests then joined in on the dance floor.
As the clock stuck 9:00 pm, with precision timing, we were perfectly positioned to witness a fabulous fireworks display (that I like to think was in celebration of Amy & Lawrence’s wedding), with many guests taking the opportunity to venture onto the upper deck for a better view, whilst others continued to dance on! Further dancing continued until before we knew it, it was time to commence the farewells. A bouquet toss which ended in Amy’s mum, Donna catching the bouquet – Donna was so excited as she has been engaged for 30 years! A fun garter toss, a circle of love and it was time to send Amy & Lawrence on the way as they commenced the rest of their lives as a married couple.
It was such an honour to have been given the privilege of witnessing their love first hand. Amy is a little quiet, beautiful, spirited and radiates joy. Lawrence is outgoing, funny, gentle and completely adores her. They are an awesome couple who are so deeply in love and created a wedding which was a joyous fun celebration. Thank you for entrusting me with being your Sydney Wedding MC & Sydney Wedding DJ, it was such a pleasure getting to know you both and assisting you celebrate your lifelong commitment. May love, laughter and music fill your lives forever!!!
Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment except Amy + Lawrence Slide Show (Morko’s Photography & Video)
Songs selected by Bride and Groom;
Bridesmaids & Groomsmen Entry: “You Can’t Hurry Love” by Phil Collins
Bride & Groom Entry: “I Made It” by Kevin Rudolf
Cake Cutting: “Tonight, I Celebrate My Love For You” by Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack
First Dance: “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” by Bryan Adams
Bouquet Toss: “Pretty Woman” by Roy Orbison
Garter Toss: “Crazy In Love” by Beyoncé Feat. Jay-Z
Farewell Circle/Cirle Of Love: “Better Together” by Jack Johnson, “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran, “Runaway” by The Corrs
Final Farewell Song: “Time Of Your Life” by Green Day
Other Wedding Professionals
Photographer & Videographer: Morko’s Photography & Video
Florist: Brides In Bloom
Cake Designer: Unique Cakes