Reception for 115 guests held at the The Wharf Restaurant, Walsh Bay. The restaurant is housed at the end of a renovated timber finger wharf which is also home to the Sydney Theatre Company and Sydney Dance Company. During the day the restaurant is flooded with natural light and the views are spectacular. In the evening, the view is equally as impressive with the beautiful night lights of the Harbour Bridge, Luna Park and the North Sydney skyline.
Melanie and Rod were blessed with a absolutely beautiful Sydney day. Both were exceptionally happy and looked sensational. It was an elegant, classy and stylish reception yet with a relaxed feel, a perfect fit with the ambiance of the venue. During the evening both Rod and Melanie took to the microphone to say a few words and thank some very special people.
Melanie’s parents had traveled from the UK to be at the wedding and Rod’s son had traveled from the US, arriving on the morning of the wedding and leaving to return 48 hours later – being in an airplane almost for as long he was in Australia. The attendance by these and some other traveled guests made the day that much more special for Melanie and Rod.
When Rod first contacted me he made mention that he had a special surprise for Melanie (and the guests of course) in that he had secured the services of The Three Waiters. I have had the opportunity to work with this show before on numerous occasions so knew how it all worked. For those that are not aware, The Three Waiters show involves three singing waiters hiding in plain sight at the event before unleashing a dynamic and sophisticated live performance a la The Three Tenors! Dressed and behaving exactly like the other staff, they greet guests on arrival – perhaps offering them a pre-dinner drink, finger food, a bread roll or directions to the cloak room. At no time do guests realise they are Singing Waiters – until the finale! Everyone was very surprised and the act included Rod singing “Can’t Help Falling In Love” to Melanie on bended knee – very romantic indeed (except for the glomesh sparkling Elvis type jacket that Rod wore as part of the show).
All in all a wonderful evening had by everyone. A very happy couple. great food, great atmosphere, great company, fantastic surprise, lots of dancing and a fun time had by all.
Songs selected by Bride and Groom;
Bridal Waltz/First Dance: “Hallelujah” by Rufus Wainwright
Open Dancing: “Sway” by Michael Buble
Special Song Request: “La Noyee” by Carla Bruni
The photos below show The Three Waiters (Tenors Under Cover Show) and Rod singing to Melanie.
As can be seen below, whilst dancing Melanie & Rod were joined by daughters and friends – this is one way numerous guests can dance with the bride and groom, all at the same time! In the other photograph, Rod & Melanie – looking very happy indeed.
Other Wedding Professionals
Photographer: Red Bicycle Photography
Videographer: Abraham Joffe Videographers
Fun On The Dancefloor
Two clips, one featuring part of Melanie and Rod’s first dance and the other of the guests having a fantastic time!.
Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment