Catherine and Marcus are a beautiful couple who currently live and work in London. They met through a couple of match-making friends and it was not long after that they realised they were falling in love with each other. They spent the next year traveling Europe and enjoying many adventures, fun times and falling deeper and deeper in love, before moving in together. But it was not until a trip to the United States, whilst visiting New York’s Central Park, that Marcus dropped to one knee and asked Catherine to be his wife.
Fast forward to 8 February 2015, the day Catherine and Marcus selected to exchange vows and become husband and wife. Tumbling Waters Retreat, which is perched on the edge of an escarpment at Stanwell Tops, located just north of Wollongong, was selected as the location for the ceremony and reception. With it’s beautiful private gardens, spectacular views and a glorious sunny day, it was just the ideal location for them to begin their journey as a married couple and to host an intimate celebration with their closest family and friends.
The ceremony, beautifully officiated by Rebecca Ramsay, was full of much love, laughter and smiles. Catherine looked stunning in her lace gown and lovely veil, whilst Marcus looked very suave and handsome in his bluish suit. Supported by longtime school friends and a work colleague, the entire wedding party looked elegant and stylish.
Following the ceremony guests enjoyed some refreshments and canapés before being seated and then welcoming Catherine, Marcus and their wedding party. Everybody enjoyed a delicious meal, great company lovely speeches, the cutting of the cake, Catherine & Marcus’s first dance, dancing and a room which was overflowing with love and happiness. All too soon it was almost time to farewell Catherine & Marcus, but not before a beautiful father daughter dance, a final dance joined by all their guests and a guard of honour as they departed.
Catherine and Marcus are a truly awesome couple who are so deeply in love. With the help of Catherine’s mum Maria, they created a wedding that was a joyous celebration – I look forward to seeing all the amazing professional photographs captured by Anna Blackman. It was such an honour to be granted the privilege of witnessing your life long commitment and to be your Wollongong Wedding DJ & MC. Catherine & Marcus I wish you a marriage, filled with loads of joy, love and care. The love you share, is immense and sweet. May your love never fade away. May your feelings and emotions for each other only grow deeper and stronger with time. May love, laughter and music fill your lives forever!!!
Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment
Songs selected by Bride and Groom;
Bridesmaid Processional: “Spring” by Vivaldi
Brides Processional: “Canon in D” by Pachelbel
Register Signing: “Everything” by Michael Buble, “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye
Recessional: “You’re The First, My Last, My Everything” by Barry White
Bridesmaids & Groomsmen Entry: “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen
Bride & Groom Entry: “You Are The Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne
Cake Cutting: “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
First Dance: “Real Love” by Regina Spektor
Father/Daughter Dance: “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra
Farewell Dance: “Up Where We Belong” by Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
Final Farewell Song: “Ho Hey” by Lumineers
Other Wedding Professionals
Celebrant: Rebecca:Celebrant Facebook
Photographer: Anna Blackman Images Facebook
Cake Designer: I Want Cake