Charity Event | 13 October 2017 | Girls Night In | Dee Why RSL

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For the past seven years, DJ:Plus! Entertainment has been supporting the Northern Beaches Girls Night In. Each year this committee of lovely ladies organises an evening of entertainment and fun for the attendees to raise funds for the Cancer Council which utilises the funds raised for women’s cancer research, prevention and support programs. The annual event has a theme each year and 2017 was the year of the Masquerade Party!

This year’s event was full of elegance, mystique and intrigue. The evening commenced with live music from Outlier, which features Australia’s Got Talent finalist and The Voice contestant, Jay Parrino who played a selection of popular songs from throughout the last few decades. Next up was a game with a prize worth $900.00 run by our MC for the evening, Jack Colwell followed by the Xtend Barre dance troupe, who have also been supporting the evening for the last few years. By this time the ladies were looking forward to dancing, so with the help of Adelaide from Xtend Barre who were teaching the ladies some funky dance steps the dancing started with “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Mars. The ladies danced and had fun right up to closing, at which time I was still fielding requests!

Evenings like this however don’t just happen. They are the result of a lot of time, effort and sometimes personal sacrifice by some dedicated individuals who hope to do good for the community at large. The lovely ladies who organise this evening are all beautiful individuals with big hearts – many of them have or have had someone near and dear to them be affected by cancer and work tirelessly to put on this evening each year. So as you read this, please give these ladies a round of applause , but better still, thank them by coming along next time and telling those you know about it.

Lastly thank you all for your generosity in donating, attending this event and making me feel so welcome, I often feel like a thorn amongst a sea of roses, but many of you come up each year to say hello, ask for a photo or are watching me like hawks for when I am about to snap a photo and you suddenly ‘strike a pose’! I appreciate you all and I hope you all enjoy the photographs and videos!


Photography & Videos by DJ:Plus! Entertainment

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Wedding Ceremony & Reception | 7 October 2017 | Hanyip & Jeremy Workman | Fairmont Resort, Leura, Blue Mountains

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Hanyip and Jeremy first met in November 2011. Hanyip was on a working holiday visa and had picked up a casual job at a take-a-way sushi shop whilst visiting her aunt and uncle in Sydney for a few weeks. Jeremy frequented the shop daily to buy lunch, but one day turned up earlier than normal. The shop was not busy as the lunch time rush was yet to start. Jeremy ordered his lunch and sat outside. Hanyip noticed that he appeared to be watching her and when the opportunity arose, Jeremy asked Hanyip her name. Two days later he asked her if she would like to go for a coffee. This led to another date and the rest is history!

It was a beautiful spring Blue Mountains day and it was just perfect weather for a very special wedding. Hanyip’s family and close friends traveled from Korea to be at the Fairmont Resort in the Blue Mountains suburb of Leura for the wedding ceremony and reception. The Fairmont Resort is located  on the cusp of the dramatic Jamison Valley which affords it stunning views and picturesque surrounds.

Guests gathered for the ceremony at the Jamison Valley Green. At the allotted time, the bridesmaids and Hanyip made their way down the aisle to the groomsmen and Jeremy who were waiting. It was a simple, but beautiful ceremony, exquisitely officiated by Tina McCormack before this union of two cultures was declared as one love and Hanyip and Jeremy were pronounced husband and wife!

In December, They will continue the festivities with a second celebration as Hanyip and Jeremy celebrate their marriage with a South Korean style ceremony. Some of Jeremy’s family and friends will be making the journey to celebrate again with them.

The reception was full of fun, emotion and good times. The evening was highlighted by some great speeches, a game and soon after everyone was up on the dance floor.I am certain that Hanyip and Jeremy will look back with many fond memories on their beautiful wedding day. No doubt this recalling the finer things will be made easier with the images captured by Xtraordinary Photos & Video, who were fantastic to work with!

Hanyip and Jeremy, you are two super down to earth and relaxed people. You have been on quite the journey together and the emotion that was expressed during my time with you is a real testament to that. As your journey together as one continues, your love for each other will deepen and you will continue to share many adventures and memories together.

Thank you for entrusting me with your wedding day as your Blue Mountains Wedding DJ, Blue Mountains Wedding MC and ceremony entertainment. It was such a pleasure meeting you both, hearing your unique love story and providing assistance in the planning process. Have a truly enjoyable time in Fiji and in South Korea in December! May, love, laughter and music fill your lives forever!!!



Photography & Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment


Songs selected by Bride & Groom;

Bridesmaids Processional: “Canon In D” by The O’Neill Brothers

Bride’s Processional: “A Thousand Years” by Piano Guys

Register Signing: “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” by Piano Guys, “Happy Together” by Piano Guys

Recessional: “That’s What Makes You Beautiful” by Piano Guys

Wedding Party Entry: “We Are Golden” by Mika, “Bar Bar Bar” by Crayon Pop, “Cantina Band” John Williamson, “Gangnum Style” by Psy

Bride & Bride Entry: “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Mars

Cake Cutting: “Sugar” by Maroon 5

First Dance: “All Of Me” by John Legend & Lindsey Stirling

Bouquet Toss: “Single Ladies” by Beyonce

Garter Toss: “Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen

Farewell Circle/Circle Of Love: “Goodbye” by Mary Hopkin, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, “Lava” by Kuana Torres Kahele, Napua Greig & James Ford Murphy

Final Farewell: “Hooked On A Feeling” by Blue Swede


Other Wedding Professionals

Photographer: Xtraordinary Photos & Video

Floral Design: The Little Flower Shop

Photo Booth: Photoholics Photo Booth Hire


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The Grounds Of Alexandria, Sydney

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In December last year I was pleased to be able to provide some assistance to facilitate my friends and DJAA colleagues from G&M Event Group in Brisbane provide entertainment for a wedding at The Grounds of Alexandria in Sydney.

The Grounds exposed brickwork, hanging leafy garden, fountain, concrete floors, farm animals and a garden of seasonal vegetables and herbs provides quite a unique and stunning space for a wedding ceremony and reception – an indoor garden of sorts! Situated near the city centre, in the suburb of Alexandria, it surrounds a refurbished 19th century pie factory. Today it is home to a café celebrated for its specialty coffee.

The wedding was for Alexandra and Christopher and the location gave their wedding a very chic, indoor garden wedding vibe, which totally fitted in with who they were! Earlier in the afternoon, their ceremony was also held on the grounds with the fountain as the backdrop. Officiated by Josh Withers, the ceremony was very personal, meaningful and one of the best ceremonies I have had the pleasure of witnessing.

It was a beautiful evening in a wonderful location and everybody had an absolute ball! The dance floor was packed all night, testament to the ability of Glenn and Ben from G&M DJs. It was an honour to have been able to provide assistance and witness Alexandra and Christopher’s love!

The Grounds of Alexandria is a wonderful location for a wedding, an oasis in a city of concrete, tar and steel. If you are looking for a great venue for your ceremony and reception, you cannot go far wrong here!


Photography by DJ:Plus! Entertainment (except Grounds Logo on Brick Wall image – Unknown)

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DJ:Plus! Entertainment Awarded Outstanding Service Award & Creative Talent Award in 2017 WedBiz Peer Appreciation Awards

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Very proud to once again receive the Outstanding Service Award and Creative Talent Award in the 2017 WedBiz Peer Appreciation Awards.

The WedBiz Peer Appreciation Awards honours wedding industry professionals whose passion, talent, expertise or products are outstanding examples in their field. Eligibility for an award is based on votes which come from local wedding industry peers, (wedding industry individuals/business owners and suppliers). A huge thank you to the my fellow wedding industry colleagues who endorsed the service provided, business practices and ethics embraced but also the continued creativity in delivering dream weddings for my beautiful couples.

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Australian Bridal Industry National Designer Of Dreams Awards | 28 March 2017

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On Tuesday 28 March 2017 DJ:Plus! Entertainment was excited to attend the 2017 Australian Bridal Industry National Designer Of Dreams Awards held at The Star (formerly Jupiter’s Hotel & Casino) on the Gold Coast, Queensland as a finalist in both the Master of Ceremonies and Disc Jockey categories. The ABIA “Designer of Dreams” Title is awarded to wedding suppliers who have consistently proven their ability to generate excellence in product, service, value and staff over a rolling 4 year period. Extremely humbled and proud to have been awarded “Best Wedding MC Australia” and “Best Wedding DJ Australia Top 5″. It was also especially pleasing to see my DJ Alliance Australasia friends, G&M Event Group, DJ Peter D Entertainment Plus & NikNat Entertainment and all my other industry colleagues also performed very well in the results!

DJ:Plus! Entertainment takes great pride in giving priority to it’s couples and looking after their needs. Quality and customer service are a priority and are what distinguish DJ:Plus! Entertainment from many others. I always strive to exceed my couples’ expectations and meet their requirements. I am honoured when selected to be a part of their wedding day, never betray that trust and love every moment of working with them to bring their wedding dream to fruition. Thank you all for allowing me to indulge in this passion for love that I have. You are all so very dear to me and will always hold a part in my heart. Love you all!

Best Wedding MC Australia - ABIA Designer Of Dreams 2017
Best Wedding DJ Australia Top 5 - ABIA Designer Of Dreams 2017
Image: Angelica Taguines Photography
Image: Angelica Taguines Photography
Image: Peter de Wever
Image: Peter de Wever

 

 

2017 ABIA National Designer of dreams awards highlights

2017 ABIA National Designer Of Dreams Awards Highlights
Posted by Bernadette Draffin Photography & Films

 

 

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