Wedding Ceremony & Reception | 27 September 2021 | Leah & Jed | Terara Park, Terara, Nowra, South Coast

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Leah and Jed’s wedding was awesome!! Perfect weather, gorgeous couple, stunning rustic venue on the South Coast, simple not-over-the-top amazing details which completely represented Leah and Jed plus a lot of fun really made their wedding shine! So much love went into making it the amazing day it was.

Leah and Jed are genuinely lovely and thoughtful people and it was so wonderful to witness them celebrating their marriage surrounded by so many close family and friends. Jed’s brother, Rohan and his family even made the trek from Germany, where he lives and works, plus endured the mandatory Covid quarantine period just so that he could attend the wedding and act as Jed’s Best Man.

Whilst the wedding was rustic, the way they met was very modern….on Tinder! It seems simple to just swipe right when something about someone catches your eye, but there is always something much more beautiful as to why they were drawn to each other. For Leah it was Jed’s smile! For Jed it was Leah’s eyes! They instantly swiped right and after about a month of chatting electronically, decided that they were comfortable enough to meet up in person.

That meeting led to a love that has grown and grown, their adorable little daughter Lyla, a shared passion for renovating their home and making it their own and a proposal in July 2020 which led us to their wedding day.

The location of the wedding ceremony and reception was Terara Park which is located at Terara on the fertile river flats of the Shoalhaven River three kilometres east of Nowra. With a stunning jetty overhanging the dam, complete with row boat and lush outdoor area made for a very picturesque ceremony. The simple, yet beautiful and meaningful ceremony, officiated by Joanne Novich Marriage Celebrant, celebrated their journey to this point, their love for each other and their shared love for Lyla. Cheers and applause followed as they were pronounced husband and wife!

Whilst Leah, Jed and the wedding party had photos around the property, guests were able to relax around the rustic surrounds which included outdoor fire pits, a luscious grazing table with delicable delights to enjoy, cold beverages and a games area. The rest of the evening was filled with love, laughter, delicious food, fun & games, dancing and relaxing.

I always struggle to find the right words to explain how grateful I am for the the couples who entrust me with the responsibility as their South Coast Wedding MC & South Coast Wedding DJ; Leah and Jed, it was truly an honour that I was able to play a part in your amazing wedding day, I loved seeing you both together, the gentle tenderness, the light hearted banter, how generous you are with yourselves and your warmth with everyone. Have a lifetime of laughs, an eternity of love, and an abundance of happiness as you start this new chapter as Mr & Mrs! May love, laughter and music continue to fill your lives forever!!

Photography by DJ:Plus! Entertainment

Key Songs

Prior To Bridesmaid Processional: “Redneck Girl” by Tim McGraw

Bridesmaid Processional: “Rest Of Our Life” by Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Bride’s Processional: “Prayed For You (Wedding Version)” by Matt Stell

Register Signing: “Always Gonna Love You” by Alana Springsteen, “Bless This Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts

Recessional: “Somebody Like You” by Keith Urban

Flower Girl Entry: “Say The Dance Do The Dance” by The Wiggles

Bridesmaid & Groomsmen Entry: “Here Comes The Boom” by Nelly

Matron Of Honour & Best Man Entry: “I’m Too Sexy”” by Right Said Fred

Cake Cutting: “How Sweet It Is” by James Taylor

First Dance: “Crazy Girl” by Eli Young Band (DJ:Plus! Custom Edit)

Farewell Dance Song: “I’ve Had the Time Of My Life” by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes

Final Farewell Song: “This Will Be (Everlasting Love)” by Natalie Cole


Other Wedding Professionals

Celebrant: Joanne Novich Marriage Celebrant!

Photographer: MKE Photography


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Wedding Reception | 6 March 2021 | Caitlin & Kosta | Curzon Hall, Marsfield, Sydney

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Caitlin and Kosta are a beautiful couple who are just perfect together. They are caring, gentle, hilarious and fiercely loyal to their family and friends.They first met in 2016 when they were in the same class whilst doing their Honours at University and became good friends.

Their feelings for each other began to grow and around a year later Caitlin and Kosta went on their first date. The location was a Sushi Restaurant in Chatswood. By the end of that date they had shared their first kiss. Not long after, they both realised that they were falling in love.

On 2 September 2020, on a weekend away in the Blue Mountains, with the excuse of celebrating Caitlin’s Birthday, Kosta had created a picture book with photos and memories of their time together and on the last page….was his marriage proposal to Caitlin. There were some happy tears, but the answer was a resounding, YES!

Now no global pandemic was ever going to stop these two getting married and celebrating with their family and friends when they wanted to 🙂 . So here we were just over six months from Kosta’s proposal and Caitlin and Kosta said “I Do!!!”. It was the most perfect day. Not too hot, not too cold, everything was just right and one way or another, everything just all fell into place.

Caitlin looked absolutely stunning and Kosta scrubbed up pretty well also 😉 , but beyond the appearances, for me, it was the deep connection that they shared. A love that has been growing over the last few years, a love that has made them much more beautiful people. It was such an honour for myself to be invited to preside over the reception as their MC.

In the end, it was a wonderful evening as we celebrated their love and their lifelong commitment…..and despite the COVID restrictions, we were blessed that dancing restrictions were eased just before their wedding and a maximum of 30 were permitted to dance at any time, which everybody adhered to. This meant that there was no problem with the Greek Dancing or the normal dancing, which was a concern as the wedding date was approaching.

From all accounts everyone had a wonderful time at a wedding which was elegant, fun and full of happiness. Thank you for granting me the privilege of being your Sydney Wedding MC – you both touched my heart and it will never be forgotten. Caitlin and Kosta, as you start this new journey in life, may every day hold wonderful shared experiences!. May you always find in each other the love, laughter and happiness that only best friends and partners in life share!

Photography by DJ:Plus! Entertainment

Key Songs

Bride’s Parents Entry: “I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas

Groom’s Parents Entry: “Smooth” by Rob Thomas & Santana

Flower Girl & Page Boy Entry: “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge

Bridesmaid & Groomsman Entry: “Canned Heat” by Jamiroquai

Matron Of Honour & Best Man Entry: “Can You Feel It” by The Jacksons

Bride & Groom Entry: “Build Me Up Buttercup” by The Foundations

Cake Cutting: “Stuck On You” by Huey Lewis & The News

First Dance: “You Make It Real” by James Morrison (Live & Acoustic Version)

Final Farewell Song: “I’ve Had the Time Of My Life” by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes


Other Wedding Professionals

Master of Ceremonies (MC): Serge from DJ:Plus!

Photographer: Weddings By Tim

Videographer: C2 Films

DJ: George from J J K Entertainment


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Wedding Song Remake – Perfect by Conkarah

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Conkarah is a Jamaican artist who is a prolific, reggae singer and songwriter whose singles and videos are staples at reggae clubs across the globe. Ed Sheeran of course has had many hits over the last few years with many songs being used extensively at weddings. “Perfect” was one such song and is still popular for weddings today.

Some time ago, Conkarah recorded a reggae cover of this song which I absolutely love and would be, dare I say it, perfect for a beach register signing or an upbeat first dance. There is also a duet version with Rosie Delmah. Check them both out below!

YouTube video


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Booking A DJ Or MC Solely On Price

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I’m constantly amazed at the number of enquiries that I receive from couples who “just want a price.” A number without knowing what you’re getting, or if your needs can be met, has absolutely no value. If you care enough about your wedding celebration, then you should at least speak with your potential DJ or MC.

Booking solely based on price, somewhat increases the possibility that your entertainer;

  1. is not able to deliver on your needs and wants due to inexperience,
  2. does the exact same thing at every wedding and no effort is made to uniquely personalise to each couple,
  3. is no longer in business (believe it or not, nearly every DJ or MC has received desperate calls because their entertainer just cancelled on them),
  4. just announces and has no knowledge as to the complete role of an MC or flow of a wedding,
  5. has no backup equipment or contingencies in place,
  6. never invests in themselves to improve their skills, and/or
  7. does not have insurance to cover you, the venue and themselves in the event of a mishap.

If your wedding is important to you that you wish to meet with a true wedding professional, someone who constantly undertakes training to deliver the best possible outcome, someone who genuinely cares about you and and your celebration, someone who is able to make many suggestions to create your vision, someone who can help make your wedding day an extraordinary experience for you and your guests, then you should make time to speak or meet with your DJ or MC.

If you “just want a price”, then there will be DJ or MC Entertainers that just won’t be the right fit for you. Here’s wishing you the best of luck for a truly beautiful wedding and hoping that you have a strong risk tolerance.

Your wedding day only happens once; make sure you hire a DJ or MC who gets it right!


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DJ:Plus! Entertainment Winner At 2020 LUXlife Magazine Global Wedding Awards

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LUXlife magazine has announced the winners of the 2020 Global Wedding Awards.

There are few industries that demand excellence in the way that the wedding industry does. All things considered, it’s to be expected. After all, weddings are one of those life milestone events. A dreamlike day defined by perfection.

Naturally then, it takes a special company or individual to distinguish themselves from their exemplary peers. Yet, the wedding industry has long been forged, shaped and driven by these paragons. The Global Wedding Awards was launched to recognise the extraordinary work of companies all over the world who shine brightest.

DJ:Plus! Entertainment is extremely proud to be a winner in these awards for the third consecutive year! The Global Wedding Awards are based on merit, not the number of votes received. The process works to ensure that they reward parties based on their excellence in the industry, the quality of their products and their dedication to service.

Excited to advise that DJ:Plus! Entertainment has been awarded “Best Wedding DJ & MC 2020 – New South Wales”. Thank to all the beautiful couples that invest their trust in me, allow me to witness the love they share and play a part in creating beautiful memories why I hope they can always look back on fondly – I am truly grateful!

DJ:Plus! Entertainment Awarded Best Wedding MC & Best Wedding DJ New South Wales


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