Wedding Ceremony & Reception | 7 September 2019 | Megan & Marcus | Suzarosa, Berambing, Blue Mountains

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What do you do when on your wedding day there are icy cold gale force winds, loss of power at the venue (thankfully there was a generator), your marquee almost gets blown away and just to make it more interesting it buckets down with rain the night before? Well most couples would potentially freak out, but not Megan and Marcus, they were cooler than cucumbers and took it all in their stride.

Megan and Marcus met at high school. Marcus left in year eleven to commence an apprenticeship and it was not until a few years later that Marcus messaged Megan on Facebook. They began talking and going out. Megan didn’t think much of it until the 7th September 2013 when he officially confirmed that they were dating – six years later on this very day, they were exchanging vows and becoming husband and wife! Of course before this, there was the proposal on the beach at sunset in Surfer’s Paradise during a weekend away where Megan accepted with a big YES even before Marcus had finished asking 🙂

So here we were at Suzarosa, a stunning property set on 8 acres and located in a quiet part of the Blue Mountains, between Bilpin and Mount Tomah with panoramic views over Wollemi National Park. Due to the strong winds and cold temperature that it brought with it, it was decided to move the wedding ceremony indoors. Officiated by Vivienne Warren, Megan and Marcus became one during a simple, but beautiful ceremony. Following the ceremony, whilst our newlyweds had various photographs taken by the very talented Anne Marie Yuen Photography, guests adjourned to the Marquee for drinks, nibbles and wonderful conversation.

A little while later, everybody welcomed Megan, Marcus and their wedding party into the Marquee and whilst some may say that the howling of the wind and flapping of the Marquee made it a little challenging, I beg to differ and would prefer to say that it made the wedding very unique. We heard beautiful and humourous speeches from Megan’s dad Georg, Marcus’ mum, Honnie, Maid of Honour, Cassie and words from Corey, the Best Man.

This was followed by some fun as each table completed an activity prior to being able to proceed to the delicious buffet prepared by PJ’s Catering Service. Next we heard some wonderful messages from some who were unable to attend. A little more fun with the newlywed game, a dance off with a twist, and the centrepiece giveaway which included everybody – all lots of fun and laughter filled the marquee.

The cutting of the wedding cake, Dessert and it was time for Megan and Marcus’ first dance as a married couple – such a beautiful moment. The wedding party and guests then joined in to help Megan and Marcus celebrate!! As the night progressed, it did get colder and more icy cold, but most partied on regardless.

Megan and Marcus, from our first conversation I felt a connection, then meeting you both, I not only felt the connection, but also saw that you both also have a deep connection. I loved hearing your love story, about your first kiss, the proposal, our progress meetings, speaking with you on the phone and being truly honoured to be able to share in your wedding day! Whilst conditions were not ideal and not what you were hoping for, you made the best of it and did not let it impact your wedding day which goes a long way to providing insight into how you will both handle things in your marriage. After all this, I am absolutely certain that no matter what your love will prevail. Thank you so much for your trust as your Blue Mountains Wedding MC and Blue Mountains Wedding DJ, it was a total pleasure getting to know you both and playing a part in your wedding. May love, laughter and music fill your lives forever!!

Photography by DJ:Plus! Entertainment


Songs selected by Bride & Groom;

Bridesmaids Processional: “Marry Me (Instrumental)” by Train

Bride Processional: “Marry Me” by Train

Register Signing: “From This Moment On” by Shania Twain, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Jay Black

Recessional: “One Love” by Bob Marley

Wedding Party Entry: “Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Justin Timberlake (Pumped Up Mix)

Bride & Groom Entry: “Happy” by Pharrell Williams

Cake Cutting: “Sugar” by Maroon 5

First Dance: “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” by Aerosmith

Mother Son Dance: “How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding

Bouquet Toss: “It’s Raining Men” by Weather Girls

Farewell Dance: “(I’ve Had) Time Of My Life” by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warne

Final Farewell Song: “Amazed” by Lonestar


Other Wedding Professionals

Celebrant: Vivienne Warren

Photographer: Ann Marie Yuen Photography

Photo Booth: The Booth Fairy

Caterer: PJ’s Catering Service


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

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DJ:Plus! Entertainment claimed the prestigious title of “Best Wedding DJ MC – Australia” in the recent 2019 LUXlife Global Wedding Awards!

The wedding industry is a vibrant and eclectic space filled with dedicated and passionate individuals who work tirelessly to create memorable celebrations for all their couples. DJ:Plus! Entertainment is very honoured to have been profiled as an industry leader.

I am so humbled and honoured. Thank you to all of my beautiful couples who place their trust in me. I am truly grateful and love having you as part of the DJ:Plus! Entertainment family!

This award win follows DJ:Plus! Entertainment’s 2018 success, receiving the title of “Best Wedding DJ & Best Wedding MC – Australia” at the 2018 LUXlife Global Wedding Awards.

About The Awards

The LUXlife Global Wedding Awards present a series of awards to businesses around the world who have demonstrated exemplary work plus there must be evidence of extensive expertise within their given field or discipline, dedication to customer service and client satisfaction with an ongoing commitment to excellence and innovation. The LUXlife Global Wedding Awards showcases the brightest and best from across the global wedding industry.

DJ:Plus! Entertainment Awarded Best Wedding MC & Best Wedding DJ Australia

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Wedding Reception | 1 June 2019 | Deana & Matthew | Le Montage, Lilyfield, Sydney

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Just a very short post this time round on Deana and Matthew’s amazing wedding. There were so many elements that made Deana and Matthew’s wedding as amazing as it was – this needed my complete attention throughout the reception to ensure everything flowed as seamlessly as possible and unfortunately, there was very little time that I could spare to take more photographs, but please enjoy those that I managed to capture. I have also included a few photographs taken by the talented Phao Photography (these images are appropriately watermarked and should not be confused with my images which contain no watermark).

Deana and Matthew are a beautiful couple who are perfect together. They are caring, gentle, hilarious and fiercely loyal to their family and friends. They celebrated the first hours of their marriage at Le Montage, located in the Sydney suburb of Lilyfield which was lavishly adorned with stunning florals by John Emmanuel Floral Design.

Right from the start of the reception, everybody was there to celebrate and help them have the time of their lives, and what a time we had!!!

The guests cheered, clapped, laughed, sang, danced, enjoyed a beautiful meal, danced some more and kept on dancing right through to the end of the reception!

Deana and Matthew, THANK YOU for trusting me to be a part of your truly amazing day, it was a privilege to see the beautiful beginning of your forever after .. You are both awesome! May love, laughter and music fill your lives forever!!!

Photography by DJ:Plus! Entertainment except any watermarked which are by kind courtesy of Phao Photography


Songs Selected by Bride & Groom;

Wedding Party Entry: “Sara Perche Ti Amo” by Damichi, ” Luna Mezzo Mare” by Patrizio Buanne, “Volare” by Gipsy Kings, “Beautiful Day” by U2, “Burning Love” by Elvis Presley, “Can’t Stop This Feeling” by Justin Timberlake, “Forever” by Chris Brown, “In My Feels” by Drake, “Hips Don’t Lie” by Shakira, “Levels” by Avicii, “Danza Kaduro” by Dom Omar, “We Like To Party” by Vengaboys.

Bride & Groom Entry: “Pompeii” by Bastille

Cake Cutting: “Cool” by Alesso

First Dance: “You & Me” by Lifehouse

Father Daughter / Mother Son Dance: “One” by U2 & Mary J Blige

Bouquet Toss: “Love On Top” by Beyonce

Garter Toss: “Hot In Herre” by Nelly

Final Farewell Song: “Seek Bromance” by Avicii


Other Wedding Professionals

Photographer: Phao Photography

Videographer: NYC Films

Floral Design: John Emmanuel Floral Design

Cake Design: Something Blue Cakes


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Wedding Ceremony & Reception | 29 March 2019 | James & Jerome | Ecco Ristorante, Drummoyne, Sydney

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James and Jerome met just over thirty years ago. They share a love for ballet, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, travel and Kylie Minogue and today, they were making it all official, exchanging vows and becoming husbands.

It was a beautiful Sydney afternoon as family and friends gathered on the deck at Ecco Ristorante in Drummoyne with a stunning view of Sydney Harbour as a backdrop. Shortly afterwards, to the sounds to Pachelbel’s Canon in D, exquisitely played by Jasmine Strings, James, Jerome and their Wedding Party proceeded to walk down the aisle. What followed was a beautiful ceremony, which was wonderfully officiated by Kathyrn Breusch. The ceremony included heartfelt vows from both James and Jerome. Before we knew it they were married and pronounced husband and husband!

This was followed by drinks and canapes whilst guests congratulated James and Jerome, chatted, caught up and enjoyed the spectacular view. Not long after, everyone was seated, the wedding party were introduced and welcomed with great applause, with the biggest applause for James and Jerome. Guests were then served a delicious entree.

Next was the cake cutting, a presentation of a gift to James and Jerome and a dance off where one of the guests whom was celebrating a birthday was inconspicuously made the target of a fun prank, in a nice way of course. Lots of fun for the participants, guests and Ian our birthday boy!!

Guests then enjoyed a delectable main meal before we proceeded with the speeches. James, Jerome and Jerome’s sister Lesley all made lovely speeches, but the highlight was a little surprise that Jerome had planned for James. Jerome is a huge ABBA fan and he approached me about doing his speech which included sound drops of particular ABBA songs. We discussed a number of ways to execute this, but ultimately went for the option which would flow better and eliminate any potential hiccups. This was a HUGE hit with all the guests and of course James.

Below is Jerome’s speech with the red text being where the drop from the ABBA song occurred:

My dearest James,

Mamma Mia! Here we are, on our wedding day proving that when it comes to love – The Winner Takes It All. It was fate that brought us together thirty years ago when you said, “Take A Chance On Me“. You really did Rock Me. In no time at all we began Knowing Me, Knowing You and once we worked out The Name Of The Game, we had fallen well and truly Head Over Heels. I feel like a Dancing Queen whenever you Lay All Your Love On Me. You make my heart go Ring Ring and all I have to do is send out an SOS and you’re always there to Gimme!, Gimme!, Gimme! support, advice or a shoulder to cry on. Today I have truly met my Waterloo and I could not wait to say I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do. All that’s left is to ask – “Voulez-Vous?”

You can hear Jerome’s speech here:


Guests then gathered around the dance floor as James and Jerome danced their first dance together as husbands. It was a choreographed dance to “Give Me Your Love” by Fame – once again enjoyed by all the guests. With no formalities left, all there was to do was dance the night away….and dance they did!!

Before we knew it, it was time to farewell James and Jerome and the celebration came to an end. James and Jerome’s wedding represented them totally, there was no pretense, just authenticity. It was a lot of FUN and from the comments I received as guests were leaving, everyone had such a wonderful time. James and Jerome, thank you for the trust you placed in me – it was a privilege to play a part in your wedding day which was thirty years in the making. May love, laughter and music fill your lives forever!!!

Photography by DJ:Plus! Entertainment


Songs Selected by Grooms;

Wedding Party Processional: “Pachelbel’s Canon in D” performed by Jasmine Strings

Register Signing: “Bach’s Air on a G String” & “Flower Duet” performed by Jasmine Strings

Recessional: “Wedding March” performed by Jasmine Strings

Wedding Party Entry: “I Feel The Earth Move” by Martika

Bride & Groom Entry: “I Feel The Earth Move” by Martika

Cake Cutting: “I Think I Love You” by Partridge Family

First Dance: “Give Me Your Love” by Fame

Farewell Dance: “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston

Final Farewell Song: “On A Night Like This” by Kylie Minogue


Other Wedding Professionals

Celebrant: Kathryn Breusch Marriage Celebrant

Photographer: David Currington

Balloons: Balloon Elegance


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Australian Bridal Industry Awards, 11 December 2018

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On Tuesday the 11th of December 2018, DJ:Plus! Entertainment was very proud to once again be a finalist in the 22nd New South Wales’ Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA) Awards for the eighteenth consecutive year.

ABIA congratulated DJ:Plus! Entertainment on its achievement as one of New South Wales’ Best Wedding Businesses! DJ:Plus! Entertainment has won the NSW Award six times & also achieved runner-up and third on multiple other occasions.

Leading a successful business in the demanding wedding marketplace can prove to be a difficult challenge. ABIA went on to say that it is wedding-brands like DJ:Plus! Entertainment that continually strives to improve and deliver the best service possible which can give couples confidence when planning their wedding day.

As always, attending the Awards Dinner was an absolutely joyful, positive experience, full of support, kindness & encouragement, which is the essence of the wonderful industry I have the greatest pleasure of being able to work in.

A huge thanks to all the beautiful couples who invest their trust in me, this trust is never taken for granted and valued far more than you will ever know! Thank you! Thank you! From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!! ~ Serge

Best Wedding MC Sydney NSW - 3rd Place

Best Wedding DJ Sydney NSW - Finalist

Best Wedding Ceremony Music Sydney NSW - Finalist

 

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