Blue Mountains Wedding MC

Wedding Reception | 9 April 2016 | Cassie & Ben Kirton | The Carrington, Katoomba, Blue Mountains


“No person really decides before they grow up who they are going to marry. God decides it all the way before and later on, you find out who you are stuck with.” ~ Kirsten Age 10

Cassie and Ben first met at an 18th birthday party of a mutual friend in 2008 and whilst they can’t recall the exact circumstances of the meeting, this was to be the beginning of their wonderful love story. A few months later they realised they were falling in love. Within twelve months following this, they knew they could not live without the other, but it took some time despite constant hints from family and friends for Ben to pop the question.

In May 2015 Ben arranged a trip up to the Gold Coast as part of Cassie’s Birthday celebration. He had organised a Hot Air Balloon ride on which he was intending to propose, but decided against it at the last minute and proposed before going out to dinner that evening. A surprised Cassie of course said yes and here we were celebrating this beautiful couples wedding!

Cassie and Ben exchanged vows at Our Lady of the Nativity in Lawson. Family and friends then made their way to The Carrington in Katoomba for the reception. They were greeted with canapés and drinks in the Lounge before settling into the Grand Dining Room for the evenings festivities. A short time later everybody enthusiastically welcomed the members of their wedding party but saved the biggest welcome for Cassie and Ben; who were surprised with everybody cheering and twirling napkins in the air as they entered the room!

After the entrees, we heard from Cassie’s brother Eric, Ben’s Godfather Bill and the Chaplain from Ben’s school Chris, who is affectionately known as “Chappy”. During this time we heard some wonderful heartfelt stories about Cassie and Ben, how their relationship developed and how perfect they truly are for each other. A little bit of fun then followed with the Newlywed Game.

The main meal was then enjoyed. It was then time to hear beautiful words from Matron of Honour, Abby and a humourous story or two from Best Man, Sam. Last but not least it was Ben’s turn and with Cassie standing by his side, he thanked everybody for attending, a special thank you to Cassie’s mum, Deborah and to those that had travelled before ending by thanking Cassie for being his wife and expressing how happy she had made him in doing so. The speech ended with a loving kiss for his stunning bride.

Dessert was then served, Cassie & Ben cut their wedding cake and a special first dance before being joined by the wedding party and guests on the dance floor. All too soon it was time for the bouquet and garter toss, farewell circle and a journey through a tunnel of love as Cassie and Ben departed to commence their married life together and this beautiful, intimate, loving reception came to an end.

Cassie and Ben you are both beautiful individuals and together make a very special couple. I can tell how much you are loved by your family and friends and how happy they are that you both have decided to take this next step in your relationship. I know you are both very excited about the future, your new home and the many new adventures that lie ahead. Thank you for allowing me to play some part in your very special day as your Blue Mountains Wedding DJ & MC, it was nothing but a total pleasure getting to know you both and witnessing the happiness and deep love you both have for each other. I know this love will continue to grow throughout your together forever and to reference Kristen Age 10 above, I am so glad that God decided you two should be stuck with each other! May love, laughter and music fill your lives forever!!  

Photography by DJ:Plus! Entertainment

Songs selected by Bride and Groom;

Wedding Party Entry: “Everything” by Michael Buble

Bride & Groom Entry: “True Love” by Pink

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

First Dance: “Amazed” by Lonestar

Bouquet Toss: “Dear Future Husband” by Meghan Trainor

Garter Toss: “U Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer

Farewell Circle: “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen, “A Sky Full Of Stars” by Coldplay, “Love Never Felt So Good” by Michael Jackson Feat. Justin Timberlake, “Count On Me” by Bruno Mars

Final Farewell Song: “Ain’t Nobody” by Felix Jaehn Feat. Jasmine Thompson

Other Wedding Professionals

Photographer: Still Photography

Floral Designer: Poppies & Peas Floral Design

Cake Designer: Cake Art

Photo Booth: Sharebooth

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Wedding Reception | 18 April 2015 | Jessica & Gabriel De Oliveira | Chapel Hill Retreat, Berambing, Blue Mountains


Who would have guessed that a throw-away remark made at a night club six years ago, would lead to a wedding. Jessica was checking her phone when Gabriel walked by and made a joke along the lines of, “You can ask me for my number if you want”. Whilst Jessica’s first impression was that Gabriel was not really her type, as it happenned, by the end of the evening they ended up chatting for a little while in the car park and an exchange of telephone numbers took place. Over the next two months they chatted on the phone and via Messenger before Gabriel invited Jessica to meet for lunch, by the end of that first date they had kissed and the start of a beautiful love story had begun.

As time progressed they fell deeper and deeper in love, but it was not until they organised a last minute getaway to the Hunter Valley in June 2014 that Gabriel dropped to one knee and asked Jessica to spend the rest of her life with him as his wife. They were staying in a lovely B&B, had lunch at a up market Italian Restaurant and then decided to go for a drive – what Jessica did not know, even though they had talked about marriage, was that Gabriel was looking for a lookout so that he could propose as the sun was setting. The perfect location found, as the sun was starting to set, Gabriel popped the question to a unsuspecting Jessica. The answer? A resounding YES!

Jessica and Gabriel selected Chapel Hill Retreat, which is located at the foot of Mt Tomah and at the entrance to the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, to celebrate their marriage. With beautiful gardens and a serene mountain atmosphere, it was the perfect venue for this nature loving couple. Guests arrived whilst Jessica, Gabriel and their wedding party were having photographs taken around the grounds. They were welcomed with canapes and refreshments on the large verandah overlooking the beautiful vista.

Before long it was time to commence the festivities and celebrate. It certainly was a beautiful evening filled with lovely speeches, much fun, laughter, surprises, heartfelt moments and dancing, culminating in a totally joyous celebration. The highlight for me was Jessica & Gabriel’s first dance which had so many guests unable to control their feelings and welling up with tears of happiness for them – I even overheard comments that it was the most beautiful first dance some had ever witnessed. Then there was also the fun skit that Gabriel, ably assisted by his grooms men, did for the Garter toss. To the Mission Impossible Theme, Gabriel and the groomsmen donned dark glasses and proceeded to commence their mission of finding the lost garter! Gabriel crawling along the ground, “Tom Cruise” style and saved by his grooms men when it appeared that he was in danger as he ventured under Jessica’s dress. But of course our hero overcame many obstacles before completing the mission successfully! It was such a lot of fun!!

Jessica and Gabriel are an awesome couple and we spent a lot of time planning their day, both over the phone and face to face and it we had fun doing so. During that time, I got to know them and found them to be both humble, generous and kind souls that have a love of family and are looking forward to starting their own in the future. It was an absolute pleasure playing a part in their wedding day as their Blue Mountains Wedding MC & DJ and celebrating with them and their beautiful family and friends – thank you for allowing me the privilege; it truly was a sensational day!! Judging by the comments I received during and at the end of the evening I think we achieved in making it the fun, special celebration that was full of happiness and love you both wanted. Have a fabulous time on your honeymoon in Bali and 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: “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins, “Real In Rio” by The Rio Singers, “I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas

Bride & Groom Entry: “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)” by Jimmy Barnes

Cake Cutting: “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion

First Dance: “Better Today” by Coffey Anderson

Father Daughter / Parent Dance: “I Loved Her First” by Heartland

Bouquet Toss: “Dear Future Husband” by Meghan Trainor

Garter Toss: “Mission Impossible Theme”

Farewell Circle / Circle Of Love: “Come Away With Me” by Norah Jones, “You’ve Got The Love” by Florence & The Machine, “I’m On My Way” by The Proclaimers

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

Other Wedding Professionals

Photographer: Two Birds Photography

Videographer: Blaycam Video Productions

Floral Designer: Your Floral Indugence

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Wedding Ceremony & Reception | 21 March 2015 | Liana & Kris Evans | Yester Grange, Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains


The love story of Liana and Kris began at a book store in which they both worked. Liana thought Kris was a nice guy and Kris thought that Liana was cool. It was not until a week after Kris was no longer working at the book store that they went on their first date together, only Kris did not realise it was a date, he thought it was just two good friends who used to work together catching up. They went for a few drinks and a walk around Sydney’s beautiful harbour and the Rocks area before ending up at the Sydney Harbour Bridge where Liana seized the moment and they kissed for the very first time.

Within a month of that first date, they knew that this was love. In the early hours of New Years Day 2014, Kris felt that the moment was right and proposed to Liana, asking her to spend the rest of her life with him, as his wife. Now whilst it had been Kris’s intention to propose to Liana, he certainly had not planned to do it that day and had yet to find the perfect ring – luckily for Kris, he went with his instincts and asked her in that moment, for the ring that Liana chose, was completely different from those that Kris had been looking at. Liana instantly became overcome with joy and happiness when Kris proposed, her eyes filling with happy tears, she cried for almost an hour, but she did say yes!

Liana & Kris selected Yester Grange, a magnificent Victorian mansion nestled in totally private parkland gardens at the top of Wentworth Falls waterfall, as the location for their wedding ceremony and wedding reception. Unfortunately a constant drizzle of rain from the early morning, put an end to plans for an outside wedding ceremony on the lawn overlooking the breathtaking view of the Jamison Valley and the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains Wilderness. Nonetheless, a beautiful ceremony, officiated by Christine McCormack and witnessed by their closest family and friends, was held in the Lounge Room of the mansion with the doors opening onto the verandah, whilst the mist created a magical backdrop, they professed their love and became husband and wife.

As luck would have it, the drizzle stopped after the ceremony allowing for drinks and canapés to be held outdoors. Whilst guests enjoyed the refreshments and view, it also allowed Kris, Liana & their wedding party to wander the beautiful Yester Grange grounds with photographer, Rachel H Photography for photographs – which I can’t wait to see! A little while later we welcomed them all into the ballroom to commence the reception part of the celebration.

The rest of the evening was full of much fun, beautiful and humorous speeches, exquisite cuisine, wonderful company, beautiful location, dancing and the love that Liana & Kris have for each other ensured that it was a wonderful evening celebrating their marriage. All too soon it was time to farewell Liana & Kris as they begin a new journey.

Liana and Kris’s wedding day reflected who they are in everything they did..relaxed, fun and completely perfect for each other! A fun bridal party, funny and supportive family & friends helped to create the magical day they were dreaming of. I had such a great time with them and it was an honour to be there and to be given the huge privilege of being their Blue Mountains Wedding DJ & MC. Liana and Kris, it was such a pleasure to get to know you and witness the love you share. Enjoy your honeymoon in the USA, riding those roller coasters, visiting the comic stores and whatever else takes your fancy – your life will only be better with each other always by the other’s side! May love, laughter and music fill your lives forever!!!

Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment

Songs selected by Bride and Groom;

Bridesmaid Processional: “Your Hand In Mine” by Explosions In The Sky

Brides Processional: “Your Hand In Mine” by Explosions In The Sky

Register Signing: “Stand By Me” by Ben E King, “Nothing Can Change This Love” by Sam Cooke

Recessional: “Float On” by Modest Mouse

Wedding Party Entry: “Hungry Like The Wolf” by Duran Duran

Bride & Groom Entry: “Hungry Like The Wolf” by Duran Duran

First Dance: “Baby I’m Yours” by Arctic Monkeys

Bouquet Toss: “Open Your Heart” by Human League

Farewell Circle / Circle Of Love: “Heavy Metal Drummer” by Wilco, “Big Me” by Foo Fighters, “Everlasting Arms” by Vampire Weekend

Final Farewell Song: “Stand Up” by The Prodigy

Other Wedding Professionals

Celebrant: Tina McCormack

Photographer: Rachel H Photography

Floral Designer: All Flowers

Cup Cakes: The Cupcake House

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Wedding Reception | 14 March 2015 | Ella & Andrew Xiberras | Castlereagh Hall, Castlereagh


While most will associate the work “click” with computers and the act of rapidly depressing and releasing a button on a mouse or other input device, in the case of Ella and Andrew it has a double meaning. This beautiful couple met on Instagram through their shared interest of all things fitness. Little did they know that the simple sharing of fitness photographs would be the start of a beautiful love story. Over the months that followed Ella and Andrew spoke every single day and it started to feel like they had known each other forever. So as they were “clicking” the buttons on the mouse, they also “clicked” as people and as each day passed, their hearts began to beat in unison and faster each time they spoke – oh, did I mention that Ella was located in the United Kingdom?

In September 2013, Ella jumped on a plane from the UK and flew to Australia for four weeks. There was no awkwardness at all, as they greeted each other with their very first kiss Both admit however, that there was some nervousness, with Andrew possibly somewhat more nervous than Ella. As it happened, Andrew was between jobs at the time and they were able to spend the entire four weeks together or as Ella termed it “the perfect month!”. Straight from the airport Andrew took Ella to the City and then on a ferry to Manly where they walked along the beach, enjoyed the sights and being together.

When Ella left following those four weeks, Andrew felt there was something missing in his life, that something was Ella and came to the realisation that he was in love. Similarly, Ella on her return to England confided in her mum that Andrew was the man she was going to marry. A few days later Andrew was busy organising plane tickets for Ella to return to Australia. In January 2014, after Ella having returned to Australia in December and Andrew having given Ella a Christmas present of a weekend away at a retreat in Lithgow, had, unbeknownst to Ella, organised the room to be decorated with rose petals, candles and wine and asked Ella to be his wife. Ella having no idea the proposal was coming, was initially overwhelmed with emotions, but she did say yes. A month later on 6 February 2014 they were married.

When I first met with Ella and Andrew, they told me how much she wanted the wedding reception they did not have on their wedding day and to celebrate with their family and friends. Ella told me how much it meant to her for her dad to walk her down the aisle. They told me of how they were wanting to expand their family. I am so happy that all these wants became a reality on 14 March 2015!

Ella & Andrew selected to have their vow renewal ceremony at Mt. Tomah Botanical Gardens in the Blue Mountains, where Ella’s dad George walked his daughter down the aisle. Their reception was held at Castlereagh Hall in Castlereagh, just north of Penrith and at the foot of the Blue Mountains. With gorgeous vintage styling , stunning views over horse studs and Penrith Lakes and a stones throw from Andrew’s parents home, it was a perfect choice.

Surrounded by love from their family and friends, Ella and Andrew had the most amazing day, they celebrated and everybody celebrated with them! When Andrew announced during his speech that they were expecting a baby, the entire hall erupted in applause which lasted a few minutes – everybody was overjoyed in the happiness that these two have found in each other. It also meant that their third want had also been achieved!

When it came time to party – my lord did they party!!! Just check out the photos and video below to see just how they partied! I am certain they would have kept going all night if we were allowed to. Ella and Andrew, it was such a joy, honour and privilege to be invited to be not only your Wedding DJ Sydney, but also your Sydney Wedding MC and to get to know you both, your beautiful loving families and a glimpse of your dreams for the future – which is all set to be very bright and filled with much happiness. May love, laughter and music fill your lives forever!!!

Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment

Songs selected by Bride and Groom;

Parents, Bridesmaids & Groomsmen Entry: “Hound Dog” by Elvis Presley, “Ring Of Fire ” by Johnny Cash, “Cheeleader” by OMI, “Collerina Road” by James McKay, “Uptown Funk” by Mick Ronson Feat. Bruno Mars, “The Nights” by Avicii

Bride & Groom Entry: “Danzar Kaduro” by Don Omar

Cake Cutting: “Losing You” by John Butler Trio

First Dance: “You’re The One That I Want / (I’m Gonna Be) 500 Miles” by Angus & Julia Stone / Sleeping At Last (DJ:Plus! Entertainment Special Edit)

Father Daughter Dance: “Love Me Tender” by Norah Jones

Bouquet Toss: “Crazy Love” by Mindy Gledhill

Garter Toss: “Sexual Healing” by Marvin Gaye

Farewell Dance: “You Are The Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne

Final Farewell Song: “Hold Back The River” by James Bay

Other Wedding Professionals

Photographer: Grey Willow Photography

Caterer: PJ’s Catering Service

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Wedding Ceremony & Reception | 29 March 2014 | Rochelle & Jason Cox | Yester Grange, Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains


Rochelle and Jason are both in the Air Force and it is where they both met. A few months later on a night out with a group of friends, they kissed for the very first time. On their 5th Anniversary during a picnic lunch in the Blue Mountains, Jason asked Rochelle to be with him forever. Fast forward to 29 March 2014 and here we were at Yester Grange to witness two beautiful individuals make lifelong commitments and become husband and wife.

It rained in the days leading up to the wedding and whilst the forecast for their wedding day was “possible showers”,  the weather gods smiled upon Rochelle & Jason and only the slightest sprinkles fell just as Rochelle was about to arrive and ever so briefly part way through the ceremony. The ceremony, officiated by Tina Marie Sheil, was a perfect reflection of who Rochelle and Jason are. Given that we had avoided the rain, and the ceremony was able to go ahead as planned, the first line of the Apache Wedding Blessing, certainly bought a smile to my face as I felt it was just so appropriate;

“Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter to the other”

Following the ceremony, whilst Rochelle, Jason and their wedding party had photographs both off and on site, guests enjoyed themselves by chatting, mingling or playing a variety of lawn games whilst being served canapes and refreshments. A little while later, guests were invited to make their way into this lovely venue for the reception.

Personalised introductions, a special bouquet presentation to Rochelle’s grandparents who will have been married 56 years this coming October, fun activities, speeches and a very special first dance which had many of the guests, parents and even Rochelle shed a tear or two – created a magical moment and memories which I am certain will be remembered for a long time to come. The rest of the evening guests spent dancing, socialising and celebrating their love.

When I first spoke with Rochelle and Jason, they both expressed that they wished their wedding to be relaxed and stress free – I believe we achieved this with their wedding (plus added a little fun and a few surprises) and they got to experience the wedding of their dreams. Rochelle and Jason, thank you very much for the trust you both placed in me and for allowing me to be a part of your very special day as your Blue Mountains Wedding DJ & MC, it was such a huge honour and privilege. Thank you for sharing your love story with me and thank you for all that you do in the Air Force and protecting our beautiful country. Let me conclude with another quote from the Apache Wedding Blessing, “Now you are two persons, but there is one life before you”. Rochelle and Jason, may love, laughter and music fill your lives forever!!!

Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment

Songs selected by Bride and Groom;

Bridesmaid Processional: “A Thousand Years” by Piano Guys

Brides Processional: “A Thousand Years” by Piano Guys

Register Signing: “Moon River” by Jade Leonard, “You’re The One That I Want” by Angus & Julia Stone

Recessional: “All I Want Is You” by Barry Louis Polisar

Wedding Party Entry: “Crazy In Love” by Beyonce Feat. Jay Z

Bride & Groom Entry: “Crazy In Love” by Beyonce Feat. Jay Z

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

First Dance: “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by Sleeping At Last

Garter Toss: “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins

Farewell Circle/Circle Of Love: “The Wedding Song” by Angus & Julia Stone, “How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding, “Forever” by Boyce Avenue

Final Farewell Song: “Happy” by Pharrell Williams

Other Wedding Professionals

Celebrant: Tina Marie Sheil

Photographer: Blue Mountains Wedding Photography

Cake Designer: Candy’s Cakes

Floral Designer: Angels Wedding Flowers

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