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DJ:Plus! Entertainment Winner Best Wedding DJ Sydney, NSW & Australia at 2013 Wedding Industry Experts Awards

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On the first day of May 2013, DJ:Plus! Entertainment was so proud and very excited to be notified that in the recent 2013 Wedding Industry Experts Awards, DJ:Plus! Entertainment was awarded;

Winner: Best Disc Jockey – Sydney
Winner: Best Disc Jockey – New South Wales
Winner: Best Disc Jockey – Australia
Finalist: Top 100 Best Disc Jockey – Worldwide – Ranking: 5 of 100

I was extremely honoured to be the recipient of best wedding dj sydney, best wedding dj nsw, and best wedding dj Australia in 2012 and absolutely flabbergasted to be awarded them again in 2013. A huge thank you to all those who value my passion so highly, your kindness is very humbling, so very much appreciated and will never, never be taken for granted.

 
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Wedding Reception | 23 March 2013 | Stephany and Jason Game | InterContinental Hotel, Sydney

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It was at a Halloween party in October 2009 when Stephany and Jason first met and spent the next five hours chatting to each other. They have been virtually inseparable since. After only a month of meeting, they realised that they had both fallen so deeply in love with each other and within two and a half months from meeting at the Halloween party, they had moved in together.

Now even though Stephany knew within those first two months that Jason was the person she wanted to spend the rest of her life with, it was not until October 2011 that Jason also came to the same realisation. He organised a romantic dinner and overnight stay at Establishment and between the Main and Dessert, Jason proposed to Stephany. A very happy Stephany accepted his proposal and the wedding planning began.

Here we were on a beautiful Autumn Sydney day (there were some very brief isolated showers during the afternoon, but they did not cause any disruptions) as friends and family gathered to celebrate the union of their love.Some had travelled from Peru and London to be with them on their special day. Whilst the ceremony was held in Balmain, Stephany & Jason selected the Treasury Room  at the InterContinental Hotel, Sydney as the location for their celebration. As guests arrived they were welcomed with refreshments and canapés whilst enjoying chatting, the background music and elegant surroundings.

Before long, it was time to welcome the wedding party and our extremely happy newly weds. They entered to cheers and applause before Stephany welcomed everyone with a few beautiful words. Entree was served and it was time for joint MC’s Phil & Pete to introduce the first of the speakers. Jason’s Dad, Mike was first followed by Stephany’s Uncle Charlie. Both made beautiful speeches with Stephany experiencing a range of emotions whilst her Uncle spoke.

Following a lovely main meal, Phil & Pete were back for the cutting of the cake  and to introduce the rest of the speakers for the evening. Commencing with Maid of Honour, Joanna, then Best Man, Daniel and last but not least, Jason. The lovely words, humourous stories and beautiful wishes truly reflected the gorgeous couple that Stephany and Jason are and was enjoyed by all.

Guests were then served the wedding cake as dessert  and it was finally time for Stephany and Jason’s first dance. They had been learning a choreographed routine for a number of weeks and I know that, Jason in particular, had expressed a little concern about remembering the steps and it all coming together in the week leading up to the wedding. Need he have felt this way? Not at all! It was great! I did manage to capture video of half the dance which can be seen below – take a look and you will see they did such a fantastic job!! Following this the wedding party and guests joined them on the dance floor and it was time to let their hair down and party to the early hours…..which we did!!!……except for a short break for the bouquet and garter toss.

Stephany and Jason wanted a traditional and elegant, yet totally fun wedding. This is exactly what they got!! Everybody enjoyed themselves immensely. The night flew by and before we knew it it was time to wrap things up with the farewell circle and a final farewell dance. It was such a lovely wedding celebration. Stephany and Jason, thank you for your trust in giving me the huge honour of being your Sydney Wedding DJ, a part of your special day and allowing me to witness the beautiful love you have for each other. You both enjoy life to the fullest and everything it has to offer. You both cherish and adore each other immensely. Your love will continue to grow. Your future will be full of much happiness. May love, laughter and music continue to fill your lives forever!!

Guests enjoying pre-dinner drinks

MC’s Pete & Phil (in the background)                                                               Jason’s Dad, Mike

Stephany’s Uncle, Charlie

Happy tears during Stephany’s Uncle Charlie’s Speech

Maid of Honour, Joanna                                                                   Best Man, Daniel

Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment


Songs selected by Bride and Groom;

Wedding Party Entry: “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay

Bride & Groom Entry: “We Found Love” by Rihanna Feat. Calvin Harris

Cake Cutting Song: “Danza Kuduro” by Don Omar Feat. Lucenzo

Bridal Waltz/First Dance: “Te Extrano” byX-treme

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

Garter Toss: “It’s Raining Men” by Geri Halliwell

Final Farewell Song: “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & Goonrock


Other Wedding Professionals

Photographer: Sabino Mena Barreto Photography

Cake Design: Fay Cahill Cake Design

Floral Design: A Love Affair


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Wedding Reception | 16 March 2013 | Katie and Scott Johnson | Coast Golf Club, Little Bay, Sydney

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This super sweet and gorgeous couple first met on MySpace, but it was not until 6 November 2007 that they actually met in person at The Mean Fiddler in Rouse Hill. Katie’s first impression of Scott was that he was “Hot!” whilst Scott just couldn’t take his eyes off Katie for one moment whilst admiring just how beautiful she was and saying “Wow!” to himself repeatedly. They hit it off straight away, shared their first kiss that night on the dance floor and so marked the beginning of this beautiful love story.

Love blossomed and they eventually moved in together. On the 4th May 2011, when Katie returned home she found rose petals on the stairs leading to the bedroom. She followed the petals and as she opened the bedroom door noticed there was a rose petal love heart on the bed and then……….. she saw Scott down on his knee. Scott proposed to Katie that day, and whilst Katie was left absolutely speechless, except for an “Oh My God!”, she obviously did say yes at some point, because here we were at Coast Golf Club on a beautiful Sydney Autumn day to witness their life long commitment and celebrate the deep love they both share.

With a gentle breeze blowing across this picturesque setting, enhanced by the lovely ladies from Decorations By Jelena who created a stunning ceremony setting, guests commenced to gather as Scott and his grooms men waited in front of the ceremony arbour framing the Golf Course and the Pacific Ocean. Then in the distance, a green and white Kombi appeared and slowly wound it’s way to the ceremony location. Katie and her bridesmaids alighted from the Kombi, the processional music started playing and the girls started making their way up the aisle. Katie, looking absolutely positively radiant and stunning, was escorted up the aisle by her very proud dad, Phil. As they made their way up the aisle, Scott setting eyes on his beautiful wife to be, struggled to keep his emotions in check – it was a such beautiful moment. When Katie finally reached Scott they exchanged a kiss and the lovely ceremony began. Before we knew it Katie & Scott were finally married!!

Some group photos were taken, before the the wedding party jumped on golf buggies and made their way around the grounds, for more photographs. Guests adjourned to the Club and onto the Terrace enjoying refreshments and the spectacular view. When it was time, guests were asked to take their seats and we officially welcomed the wedding party. Katie and Scott opted for a FUN entry which included sound drops, comedy, best man Scotty H taking off his shirt (completely spontaneous, although as I learned later in the evening, he did not need much encouragement to do this and in fact took off his shirt a number of times throughout the celebration) and  Katie being carried in by Scott ‘piggy back’ style to the cheers and applause of their family and friends. A brief welcome and thank you by Scott and everybody was then served a lovely entrée.

After the entrée, Katie & Scott cut their awesome wedding cake – if you are wondering the significance of the cake, both are into motocross and dirt bike racing. Then continuing the fun, we had a little activity to see how well Katie and Scott knew each other. Asking a series of pointed questions like.”Who is the better kisser?”, whilst they sat back to back holding their own shoe in one hand and the other’s shoe in the other hand. They each simply raised the appropriate shoe to indicate their answer. This proved to be highly enjoyable to all the guests with some hilarious combinations of shoes.

Guests then enjoyed a delicious main meal before it was time for the speeches. First up was Katie’s dad Phil, then Scott’s mum, Maureen and finally best man, Scotty H. All made lovely speeches congratulating the newly weds, recounting some humourous stories, thanked all those involved in the organisation of the celebration and wished Katie and Scott much happiness. This was followed by Dessert.

It was now time for their first dance as husband an wife. On a dance floor surrounded by their family and friends, Katie and Scott danced to “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None The Richer. This was so beautiful with both totally in the moment and so content, Katie with her so beautiful smile and Scott once again trying to hold back his emotions. Mid way through the dance “our special surprise” resulted in many happy tears throughout the room. Scott held Katie closer and Katie held Scott closer and savoured every second of that special moment. Guests were then invited to join in and party time began! Scotty H took off his shirt a number of times, the brides maids and Katie danced to songs from the hens night and their were lots of smiles on the dance floor.

Before we knew it was time for the bouquet toss, garter toss and father daughter dance. Mid way through the dance Katie indicated to mum, Sally to cut in and it became a mother daughter dance whilst at the same time Scott asked mum, Maureen to dance – lovely and just so nice to see! Everyone was then invited to join Katie and Scott for a farewell dance  before forming a guard of honour and it was time for our new Mr & Mrs Johnson to depart and begin the next chapter of their lives as a married couple.

Katie and Scott, thank you for being the lovely genuine individuals you are. It was such a huge pleasure being a part of your wedding day – I enjoyed every second of it! I loved getting to know you both, I loved seeing how much you adore each other. I loved the personal touches that made your wedding totally you. I loved meeting your family and friends. I loved watching you say ‘I do!’ I loved the connection. I loved the way you smiled at each other. For a hopeless romantic like me, all these things make my heart smile and so very, very happy. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your amazing wedding day as your Sydney Wedding DJ & MC – I will always remember it with much fondness.  May love, laughter and music continue to fill your lives forever!!

Katies dad, Phil

Scott’s mum, Maureen

Best man Scotty H

Scotty H…too sexy for his shirt

Father Daughter Dance, Katie & Phil

Mother Daughter Dance, Katie & Sally

Mother Son dance, Scott & Maureen

Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment


Songs selected by Bride and Groom;

Wedding Party Entry: “Thriller” by Michael Jackson

Bride & Groom Entry: “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO

Cake Cutting Song: “Baby, I Love Your Way” by Big Mountain

Bridal Waltz/First Dance: “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None The Richer

Father Daughter / Parent Dance: “A Little Ray Of Sunshine” by Axiom

Bouquet Toss: “Where Them Girls At” by David Guetta Feat. Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj

Garter Toss: “Boys Light Up” by Australian Crawl

Farewell Dance: “Blame It On The Boogie” by The Jacksons

Final Farewell Song: “Closing Time” by Semisonic


Other Wedding Professionals

Photographer: Sue Taylor Photography (formerly Global Sanctuary)

Decorator/Stylist: Decorations By Jelena

Floral Design: Lovely Bridal Blooms

Kombi: Kombi Celebrations


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Wedding Reception | 23 February 2013 | Ainslee and Vincent Ong | Waterfront Restaurant, The Rocks, Sydney

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The Sunday paper described Ainslee and Vincent’s wedding day as one of torrential downpours, gale-force winds and wild weather. I prefer to describe it as a beautiful day when two truly lovely individuals made a life long commitment to each other and the only drenching was from the love they share…..soaking into the hearts and souls of all those present.

Ainslee and Vincent met at work some six years earlier, although there had been a brief encounter about 18 months prior to that. They initially started going out with a group of common friends and over time love blossomed. During a Hawaiian holiday in June 2012, following a couple of re-scheduled attempts, Vincent finally was able to propose while they were out for dinner. Fast forward to Saturday 23 February 2013 and they exchanged vows and became one at St Brigid’s Catholic Church, Millers Point, The Rocks.

The reception was held in the Settlers Hall and Opera Room of Waterfront Restaurant in Sydney’s Rocks precinct. The restaurant normally commands stunning views to the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, but unfortunately on this wet day visibility of the Harbour Bridge was diminished and the Opera House view was obscured by the Queen Victoria cruise liner which happened to be docked at the Overseas Passenger Terminal. But love overcomes all obstacles and this was certainly true for Ainslee and Vincent’s wedding.

Guests arrived and enjoyed the hospitality offered by the Waterfront whilst Ainslee, Vincent and the Wedding Party had photographs around the City. Not long after, guests were seated and the parents Noni, Ron & Victor introduced, followed by Matron of Honour, Natalie and Best Man, Kwan. Guests then welcomed Ainslee and Victor with cheers and applause as they danced around the room, before Vincent welcomed everybody and encouraged all to join in and have fun celebrating.

After everyone had finished their tasty entrée, we had the first of the speeches. First up was Matron of Honour, Natalie and then Best Man, Kwan. Both gave their version and an insight into Ainslee and Vincent’s love story. Both spoke of how they had witnessed their love grow and how they were just perfect for each other. Natalie even recounted a story or two from when she and Ainslee were growing up and some of the mischief they had gotten up to.  A few photos which some family and friends before the yummy main meal was served and enjoyed by all.

It was now time for the remainder of the speeches, first Ainslee’s dad Ron, who spoke highly of both Ainslee and Vincent and also shared some details on how Vincent had asked him for permission to propose to Ainslee. Lovely gentleman. Lovely words. Finally it was Vincent’s turn to take the microphone. He also gave his version of the love story, spoke about how Ainslee and himself had the same values, similar upbringing, how they were both ambitious and possessed other similar traits, yet how also, they were very different. Ainslee liked everything planned and liked to relax, whereas he liked to go with the flow and be on the go. Vincent concluded by declaring his deep love for Ainslee which I was thrilled to have been able to follow with a special unique presentation to this lovely couple.

More photos with family and friends, a delightful dessert and it was time for the cutting of the cake. A very special first dance, following which Ainslee and Vincent were joined by the wedding party and parents, then the guests. Part way through this, fireworks appeared above Fort Denison in the middle of the Harbour – of course Vincent quickly claimed he had organised this for Ainslee!! From there on in it was party time. Guests danced, jumped into the photobooth and enjoyed the evening. What I loved was that despite the weather, the Queen Victoria blocking some of the view and some other setbacks, both Ainslee and Vincent were determined to have a wonderful time. You need only look at the photographs to see that they did.

Before we knew it, it was time for the bouquet toss, a very special daddy daughter dance and it was time to farewell our lovely couple. A Circle of Love and a Guard of Honour which ended with a little dance and they sealed the evening with a lovely kiss before departing to start their new life together (see video below). To me, it was such a beautiful and perfect way to end the festivities.

Complications in the lead up to the wedding meant that Ainslee and Vincent did not contact me until late in the planning process but we instantly connected with each other and spent seven hours at our first meeting planning their special day. Ainslee and Vincent, whilst I am very sorry that these complications occurred in the first place, as I do not wish that on any couple and it really should never have happened, I am nonetheless so pleased that fate led you to me and I was entrusted as your Sydney Wedding DJ & MC. Had it not, I would not have gotten to know you and the beautiful individuals you both are. I would not have been able to witness the love you have for friends and family and the love they in turn have for you. Maybe, as Natalie expressed to me at one point during the evening, “it was just meant to be”.  I feel so honoured to have been a part of your day. Ainslee and Vincent, thank you for allowing me this privilege. I know that your love will continue to grow and that the next chapter of your life together will be the absolute best. May love, laughter and music continue to fill your lives forever!!

Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment


Songs selected by Bride and Groom;

Parents Of The Bride & Groom Entry: “A Little Less Conversation” by Elvis Presley

Matron Of Honour & Best Man Entry: “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO

Bride & Groom Entry: “Feel The Love” by Rudimental

Cake Cutting Song: “Everything” by Michael Buble

Bridal Waltz/First Dance: “Could I Have This Kiss Forever” by Enrique Igelsias & Whitney Houston

Father Daughter Dance: “My Girl” by The Temptations

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

Farewell Circle/Cirle Of Love: “You Make Me Feel” by Cobra Starship, ” Beautiful Day” by U2

Final Farewell Song: “Wanna Be Startin’ Something” by Michael Jackson Feat. Akon


Other Wedding Professionals

Photographer: Sweet Memories

Second Photographer: Jack & Jem Photography

Cake Designer:Sparkle Cupcakery

Photo Booth: Party Photo Booth


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Wedding Reception | 25 November 2012 | Melissa & David | Oliveto Ristorante, Rhodes, Sydney

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It was an absolutely beautiful day for Melissa and David’s lunch time wedding reception at Oliveto Ristorante & Bar, overlooking the water in Brays Bay Reserve at Rhodes. Melissa and David were actually married earlier in the week on Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays and chose to celebrate today with 80 of their family and friends.

Guests arrived and were treated to a selection of antipasto and welcome drinks as the mingled and caught up. A delicious entree was then served before the first of two games were played. This engaged the guests and using a little creativity, I managed to put lots of smiles on the guests faces and generate much laughter.

This was followed by a wonderful main meal before we had some lovely speeches from Best Man, David’s Dad, David and finally Melissa. The cutting of the cake was next and then another game, which once again was a hit with everybody. Guests were then served a tantalising Dessert.

It was now time for David and Melissa’s first dance. Melissa had changed into a ‘bolero’ type gown for the dance and looked absolutely dazzling. Guests danced and enjoyed the rest of the afternoon before it was time for the bouquet toss and the final dance.

David and Melissa are a truly beautiful couple who had been engaged for three years. They organised their whole wedding in around three weeks, so it was a great credit to them that they pulled it off. It was a lovely reception with guests enjoying the afternoon as we celebrated this life long commitment. Melissa and David, thank you for your trust and the great honour and privilege you bestowed on  me in allowing me to be your Sydney Wedding DJ and MC for your wedding celebration –  may love, laughter and music fill your lives forever.

Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment


Songs selected by Bride and Groom;

Cake Cutting Song: “Grow Old With You” by Adam Sandler

Bridal Waltz/First Dance: “Asi Se Baila El Tango” by Bailongo Feat. Vero Verdier

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

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


Other Wedding ProfessionalsPhotographer: Parade Photography

Event Sylists: Romeo’s Chairs


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