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Wedding Ceremony & Reception | 9 May 2014| Peggy & Adam Hughes | Centennial Vineyards, Bowral, Southern Highlands

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For the second time within a week I made my way down to Centennial Vineyards in Bowral in the Southern Highlands region of NSW for the wedding of Peggy and Adam. The weather gods decided to play very nice to turn on a gorgeous autumn day. Peggy and Adam are a beautiful couple who totally love and adore each other. It turns out that their paths had already crossed a number of times before meeting, but it was not meant to be at those times and was not until two years prior that they finally ended up meeting, sparks began to fly, they shared their first kiss at Milson’s Point in Sydney and here we were today to witness and celebrate their wedding.

It was mid afternoon when guests started to arrive for the ceremony. In a lovely setting overlooking the vineyards on one side and  a courtyard on the other, we could have been in Tuscany, Italy. It was not long before, Peggy was escorted up the aisle by her mum Judy to be greeted by an excited Adam. The processional included a lovely tribute by Peggy to her dear father Colin, who passed away when Peggy was a teenager.  It was a beautiful ceremony, officiated by Rachel Harman, Peggy and Adam exchanged vows and were married – two individuals who had come together and had now become one. They added a personal touch to the ceremony and blended a collection of rocks they had collected from significant  places that led them to their wedding day.

Following the ceremony, whilst Peggy and Adam had photographs around the vineyard, guests enjoyed canapés and refreshments in the courtyard in front of the warm fireplace and around the fountain. A little while later guests made their way into the Restaurant before we welcomed the new Mr & Mrs Hughes with cheers and applause. They both then gave beautiful speeches, which were heartfelt, humourous and emotional. The entrée was served, we entertained everybody with the Newly-wed game, guests enjoyed their main meal, there was speeches from Bridesmaid Cindy, Matron Of Honour Kelly, Bestman Daniel, Peggy’s Mum Judy and Adam’s Dad Philip, the wedding cake was cut, desert and it was time for Peggy & Adam to take the floor for their first dance. This was a beautiful moment for the both of them containing many personal heartfelt sentiments. Guests then joined them on the dance floor to party and celebrate their love.

Before long the time had come to wind thing up, but not before special bouquet presentations to both the Mums, Judy and Wendy. A Circle of Love so that guests could be personally thanked for helping make their special day one which they will always remember, then a guard of honour to farewell Peggy and Adam.

Peggy and Adam, seeing you both so happy and so much in love with each other filled my heart with much joy. Thank you for giving me the honour and privilege of being able to experience your love, witness your life-long commitment to each other and the moment you became husband and wife – for me this is such a special moment and I feel so blessed that you granted me the opportunity to be your Southern Highlands Wedding DJ & MC. I know that you will both always nurture the love you share and that it will continue to grow deeper and deeper with each passing day. May love, laughter and music fill your lives forever!!!

Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment


Songs selected by Bride and Groom;

Bridesmaid Processional:  “Nothing Real But Love” by Rebecca Ferguson

Brides Processional:  “All I Want Is You” by Vitamin String Quartet

Register Signing: “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” by Stevie Wonder, “Amazing” by Alex Lloyd

Rock Ceremony: “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Piano Tribute Players

Recessional: “Everything I Do, I Do It For You” by Bryan Adams

Groom Entry: “All I Ever Wanted” by Mark Wilkinson

Cake Cutting: “Better Together” by Jack Johnson

First Dance: “First Dance” by Mark Wilkinson

Farewell Circle/Circle Of Love: “Time Of Our Life” by Green Day, “Glitter In The Air” by Pink, “All Of Me” by John Legend

Final Farewell Song: “Come Away With Me” by Norah Jones


Other Wedding Professionals

Celebrant: Rachel Harman

Photographer: Jonathan David Photography

Floral Designer: Absolutely Flowers


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Wedding Reception | 3 May 2014| Rebekah & Andrew Edwards | Centennial Vineyards, Bowral, Southern Highlands

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Rebekah and Andrew met way back in 2008 through friends. In early December 2012 whilst bush walking in the Blue Mountains, Andrew surprised Rebekah with asking her to be his wife. Fast forward to 3 May 2014, on what turned out to be quite a cold and chilly Southern Highlands day, Rebekah & Andrew became Mr & Mrs Edwards at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Berrima.

This beautiful couple chose to celebrate their marriage at Centennial Vineyards. When guests arrived they were greeted by a warm venue, canapés and welcoming drinks, but also the warmth of Rebekah and Andrew’s love. The celebration commenced with great applause as we welcomed the parents and members of the wedding party. A short welcome from Rebekah, followed by heartfelt speeches from the Dad’s, Tony and Peter, before guests were served a delicious entrée.

A little bit of fun with the newly-wed game, followed by the main meal, centrepiece give-away, speeches from Bestman, Mathew and Andrew, the cutting of the cake, dessert and it was time for Rebekah and Andrew’s first dance. This was a beautiful moment, dancing to a special edit of Michael Buble’s, Everything, it was full of love and lots of feeling – it was as if they were one.

The guests then flocked to the dance floor and moved and grooved to hits both old and new. Of course Rebekah and Andrew were there leading the way. In what seemed like no time at all, it was time to wind things up with the bouquet toss, garter toss, parent dance and then a farewell dance. Guests then formed a guard of honour for Rebekah and Andrew to depart through.

When I first met Rebekah and Andrew about a year ago, they told me of their plans for a simple, relaxed and fun wedding that involved lots of personalised details to make the day their own. I could tell instantly that they were perfect for each other and I loved hearing about their plans. So many beautiful details were present at this wedding.. plus a whole lot of laughter and love. I enjoyed every moment of this beautiful day. Rebekah and Andrew, thank you for your trust in allowing me to be a part of your wedding day as your Southern Highlands Wedding DJ & MC, it was an honour to be there and witness your beautiful love for each other, the love you have for your family and friends….and the love they all have for you both in return. May love, laughter and music fill your lives forever!!!

Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment



Songs selected by Bride and Groom;

Wedding Party Entry: “Feel So Close” by Calvin Harris

Bride & Groom Entry: “Can’t Get Better Than This” by Parachute Youth

Cake Cutting: “When I’m Sixty Four” by The Beatles

First Dance: “Everything” by Michael Buble

Bouquet Toss: “Girls” by Beastie Boys

Garter Toss: “Cherry Pie” by Warrant

Parent Dance: “Thank You” by Led Zeppelin

Farewell Dance: “Happy” by Pharrell Williams

Final Farewell Song: “Just The Way You Are” by Milky


Other Wedding Professionals

Photographer: Jack Chauvel Photography

Floral Designer: All Occasion Flowers & Party Hire, Port Kembla


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Wedding Ceremony & Reception | 7 December 2013 | Haley & Aaron Salter | Peppers Craigieburn, Bowral, Southern Highlands

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It was the perfect weather for Haley and Aaron’s morning wedding ceremony and lunchtime reception at Peppers Craigieburn, Bowral, in The Southern Highlands. The sun was beaming down on these two lovers as they exchanged vows, committed to marriage and promised to love each other for all time.

Haley and Aaron met 6 years earlier through mutual friend Stephanie – who today was one of the bridesmaids. They began spending time together, got to know one another better and eventually started dating after 6 months.  They have been through a lot together and their relationship has had its share of ups and downs throughout the years, they have always managed to work through them together and come out stronger at the other end. They are each others anchor in a stormy sea. They are awesome, honest and down to earth people, they laugh easily, love openly, cherish each other deeply and are so much fun to be around! They are also both very hard workers, they are both very passionate about their family and providing a stable environment for Jayden. They enjoy the outdoors and spend most of their free time outside.

Needless to say it was a beautiful wedding full of love and lots of fun!!…and even though there was the odd hiccup, they took it all in their stride and were determined to have the time of their lives regardless. A delightful time was had by all as they enjoyed their meal, mingling, chatting, the speeches, dancing and celebrating this special day with Haley and Aaron.

Haley and Aaron’s relationship is built on a foundation of love, honesty and respect. They are equals and are united in achieving their goals. Haley and Aaron, I am completely honoured that you allowed me the great privilege to be a part of your fantastic day and that I got the opportunity to; get to know you better, meet your family and friends, see happy smiles and silly faces, but most of all, the abundance of love! Have a wonderful delayed honeymoon next year and may love, laughter and music continue to fill your lives forever!!!


“I promise to share with you a relationship of love, honesty and commitment. I will stand by you through all of our tomorrows respecting you as a person and your individuality. I promise to live with you and laugh with you; to stand by your side and sleep in your arms; to always bring out the best in you and to be the most that I can be. This is my promise for our life together.” ~ Haley

“You are the only woman I want to share my life with, and I promise to encourage you in your successes and support you when you stumble or have doubt; I promise to work with you and walk along side you, to create a life and family full of joy, fun and meaning. This is my solemn and binding vow. ” ~ Aaron

 

Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment

Songs selected by Bride and Groom;

Bridesmaid Processional: “Bitter Sweet Symphony” by The Verve performed by Clear Strings

Brides Processional: “Teardrop” by Massive Attack

Wedding Party Entry: “Feel The Love” by Rudimental

Bride & Groom Entry: “Hot N Cold” by Katy Perry (Custom Edit)

Cake Cutting Song: “Truly Madly Deeply” by Savage Garden

First Dance: “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz

Bouquet Toss: “Milkshake” by Kelis

Garter Toss: “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke Feat T.I. & Pharrell

Farewell Dance: “The Time (Dirty Bit)” by Black Eyed Peas

Final Farewell Song: “Time Of Your Life” by Green Day


Other Wedding Professionals

Celebrant: Caro Kennewell

String Quartet: Clear Strings

Photographer: Marions Photographics

Videographer: Eagle Eye Productions

Floral Designer: Poppy’s Of Thirroul

Cake Designer: I Do Cakes Mittagong – (02) 4872 2328


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Vicky and Risto’s Wedding | 27 July 2013 | Centennial Vineyards, Bowral

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Even though Vicky and Risto worked together, it was not until Vicky’s last day before starting a new job, which happened to coincide with staff drinks that she and Risto got talking, sparks started flying and they shared their first kiss. They had dinner together a few days later and thus was the beginning of this beautiful love story. Just over a year later, on a beach in Wineglass Bay, Tasmania, Risto proposed to Vicky. Amongst the tears and laughter, Vicky managed to say “Yes” and here we were celebrating their wedding day.

On what was one of the most a perfect sunny winter’s day, Vicki & Risto exchanged vows in St Simon and St Jude Anglican Church and celebrated their wedding at Centennial Restaurant, Centennial Vineyards, both located in Bowral, Southern Highlands.  As the sun was setting, guests (some that had made the trip from the UK, Canada and Singapore) gathered in the Courtyard area in front of the outdoor fireplace, for canapés and drinks whilst Vicky & Risto had photographs taken around the vineyard.

As the winter chilled started to fill the air, guests made their way into the restaurant before Vicky, Risto and their wedding party were welcomed by great applause. A lovely speech from Vicky as she thanked her Mum, her brother, sisters, paid tribute to her Dad and then spoke to Risto’s family in Macedonian, which received rapturous applause, before ending with some special words for Risto.  This was followed by her brother William.

The Centennial Restaurant staff then served the guests a delicious entrée, followed shortly later by a delectable main, which was enjoyed by all. It then gave me great pleasure to be able to share numerous “audiograms” from the UK, US and Hong Kong, all conveying their best wishes and sending a little “International Love” Vicky and Risto’s way from those that were unable to be in attendance.

It was then time for the remainder of the speeches commencing with Risto’s Dad, Zivko, followed by Godfather, Igor, Best Man, Mike and last but not least, Risto. Risto thanked his parents, Vicky’s Mum, Edie, all the guests who had travelled to be there and finished by letting his new wife know just exactly how much she meant to him and that he was really looking forward to 2063 (when they would be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary).

Next came the cutting of the wedding cake, a scrumptious dessert and it was time for Vicky & Risto’s first dance as husband and wife. They were joined part way through by the members of the wedding party before the guests then made their way onto the dance floor and the party began. Alternating with live traditional Macedonian music guests danced the night away whilst also availing themselves to the Lolly Buffet and entertaining themselves with the Photobooth. A final farewell dance and it was time for Vicky & Risto to depart. Loved how as they emerged from the tunnel of love and were about to go through the door, Vicky turned around and she and Risto spontaneously  kissed – I was so thrilled to capture this fantastic moment and in essence, sealing the wedding with a loving kiss – just so beautiful!!

Vicky and Risto are a beautiful couple who share a deep love for each other, they are best friends and complement each other perfectly. You could feel the love and need only look at some of the photographs to see this. I loved seeing how both their faces light up when you are in each others presence, adored the way they openly display their love and sneak in a kiss at every opportunity. Vicky and Risto you deserve all the happiness in the world. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of the very first few hours of your happy ever after – this was certainly a great day, but remember that everyday you are together, is the greatest day of your life. May love, laughter and music continue to fill your lives forever!!!

Risto’s Dad, Zivko Godfather, Igor

Best Man Mike

Risto

An emotional Vicky during Risto’s speech

Traditional Macedonian Dancing

Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment


Songs selected by Bride and Groom;

Wedding Party Entry: “Count On Me” by Bruno Mars

Bride & Groom Entry: “Marry You” by Bruno Mars

Cake Cutting Song: “Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What a Beautiful World” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

First Dance: “Marry Me” by Martina McBride & Pat Monahan

Farewell Dance: “Save The Last Dance For Me” by Michael Buble

Final Farewell Song: “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None The Richer


Other Wedding Professionals

Photographer: Vibrant Photography

Floral Designer: Fiona Nixon Flowers / Nixon Flowers

Cake Designer: Gumnut Pastisserie

Lolly Buffet: The Lolly Brigade

Photobooth: Flashback Photobooths


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Wedding Reception | 9 February 2013 | Kate and Matt Roberts | Peppers Craigieburn, Bowral, Southern Highlands

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Kate and Matt’s wedding day was filled with love, family, laughter, a few raindrops, some happy tears and lots of fun. Matt started off as Kate’s personal trainer and whilst there were feelings from almost the beginning, they managed to keep them contained. Eventually these feelings became so strong, that they gave in to them and went out on their first date. Fast forward to 9 February 2013 and St Francis Xavier’s Catholic Church in Berrima, where these two beautiful people made lifelong promises, exchanged vows, were married and became one.

Following the ceremony, guests made their way to the stunning Peppers Craigieburn on the outskirts of Bowral for the reception. Whilst Kate, Matt and their wedding party had photographs taken around the property, the guests relaxed in Montfort’s Bar & Terrace enjoying the relaxed ambience and some friendly chatter whilst being served refreshments and canapes.

Family and friends then made their way into the Carrington Room and moments later the proud parents, the members of the wedding party and Kate and Matt were welcomed by lots of applause. A brief welcome speech from Matt before the Craigieburn staff served a beautiful entree. What I found was really lovely about Kate and Matt’s reception was that everyone was so just genuinely happy for them and very comfortable with each other; right from the beginning there were guests roaming from table to table and chatting and there were those that danced, shimmied or swayed to the background music as they socialised and made their way around the room. This really set the tone of the reception early in the evening and it prevailed for the duration of the reception.

Next it was time for the first of the speeches, first from Kate’s dad, Domenic and then Matt’s dad, Jeffrey. Both spoke of how elated they were that Kate and Matt had found each other and were now married. Beautiful speeches from two dad’s who kept their emotions at bay, but you could see and feel just how proud and happy they were. This was followed by a fun game and the delicious main meal.

Speeches from Maid of Honour, Rebecca and Best Man, Ben, dessert and then a speech from Kate. It was such a lovely speech; it contained elements of Kate and Matt love story, it contained humour, emotion, tears of joy and was full of LOVE. Kate finished her speech with some heartfelt words to Matt and concluded with a verse which she felt came close to describing her feelings for him:  “If I dropped a tear into the ocean, only when someone finds it will I stop loving you.” After a brief moment we proceeded with the cutting of cake – with a difference. Kate and Matt wanted to include all their family and friends so with a roll of ribbon each, Matt on one side of room, Kate on the other, they walked the ribbon to each table and then met at the cake. They then tied the ribbons to the cake knife. So as they cut the cake, each table was in essence, cutting the cake with them. Beautiful.

Their first dance was next. This was the moment that they had told me over twelve months earlier, at our very first meeting, was most important to them about their wedding reception. Well they were totally in the moment, oblivious to everything around them. It was as if they were the only two in the room. As the music for the first dance ended and Kate and Matt morphed back to reality, they were joined by their parents and the wedding party, then the remainder of the guests and party time began!!. It was such fun, guests tarantella-ed, gangnam-ed, macarena-ed, danced and partied the night away. Before we knew it it was time to wrap things up. Bouquet toss, farewell circle, a very special father daughter dance and Kate and Matt then departed to start their new married life.

Kate and Matt, thank you for your trust in me. It was such a privilege and honour to have been a part of your day. I enjoyed myself immensely. I loved hearing your love story, planning the details and making it happen. I loved getting to know you both and seeing the deep love, affection and respect you have for each other. I loved that you both love your families dearly. I loved so many things. I believe your wedding day was everything you dreamed it would be. Having got to know you, I know you will nurture the love you share and it will continue to grow. I wish you all the happiness in the world. May love, laughter and music continue to fill your lives forever!!

Maid of Honour Rebbecca

Best Man Ben

Special Cake Cutting including Guests

Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment


Songs selected by Bride and Groom;

Parents Of The Bride Entry: “Ti Amo”(Dance Mix) by Umberto Tozzi

Parents Of The Groom Entry: “Forever” by Chris Brown

Jnr Groomsman, Jnr Flower Girl & Flower Girl Entry: “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO

Bridesmaid & Groomsman Entry: “Yeah x3” by Chris Brown

Maid Of Honour & Best Man Entry: “Throw Your Hands Up (Danza Kuduro)” by Pitbull & Qwote

Bride & Groom Entry: “When Love Takes Over” by David Guetta Feat. Kelly Rowland

Cake Cutting Song: “Smile” by Uncle Kracker

Bridal Waltz/First Dance: “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri

Father Daughter Dance: “18 Yellow Roses” by Bobby Darin

Bouquet Toss: “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” by Beyonce

Farewell Circle/Cirle Of Love: “I’m All Yours” by Jay Sean Feat. Pitbull, ” Count On Me” by Bruno Mars, “Come Away With Me” by Norah Jones

Final Farewell Song: “Sunchyme” by Dario G


Other Wedding Professionals>

Photographer: Weddings By Wayne

Floral Designer: Affair With George

Cake Designer: I Do Cakes – Bev Brown  Phone: 0408 211 896


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