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Wedding Reception | 24 September 2016 | Kasey & Ben | Silos Estate & Restaurant, Berry, South Coast

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Kasey and Ben’s wedding day was filled with the warmth and love of their family and friends plus as an added bonus, the weather gods came to the party by turning on a beautiful South Coast day which was just perfect to celebrate the beginning of their together forever journey. Kasey and Ben selected Silos Restaurant as the location for their reception. Silos is located on a green hill just outside Berry, which features two silos that almost a century ago was used to store grain.

The love story of Kasey & Ben began in August/September of 2008 when they went on a double date arranged by Kasey’s best friend. Both were feeling very nervous, but by the end of that evening they had exchanged their first kiss and the rest is history. Four years later they moved in together and on 16 July 2015, Ben arranged a weekend away in the Blue Mountains, where he could not have organised a more romantically perfect setting to ask Kasey to be his wife. Snow, roses and champagne, Kasey in tears when asked and the answer was a resounding yes!

They exchanged vows and became one at St. Marys Star Of The Sea in Gerringong earlier in the afternoon then returned to Silos for photographs around the picturesque property whilst guests enjoyed wine tasting. Soon it was time to commence the festivities! Entering to two songs from Grease by Olivia Newton John & John Travolta, the wedding party, then Kasey and Ben entered the Marquee adjacent to Silos Restaurant to great applause and twirling napkins!

Following an exquisite entrée, it was time for our first set of speeches. First up was Ben’s Grandfather Mick, then Ben’s Mum Vicki and followed by Kasey’s Dad Peter. Lovely speeches from each one of them with beautiful sentiments being expressed about our newlyweds. An emotional father daughter dance then captivated the guests as Kasey and Peter shared a special moment on the dance floor. Some fun with the Newlywed Game and then it was time for guests to enjoy the delicious main meal.

The second set of speeches commenced with Maid of Honour Hannah recounting the story of the first date. Best man and Ben’s younger brother, Josh was next and last but not least, the man of the moment, Ben! Ben expressed how he always dreamed of his wedding day, how it would be and the type of person his wife would be. He went on to convey how Kasey exceeded his dream and vision of the person he would marry and how this wedding day was better than he ever imagined. The love Ben has for Kasey is obvious, he does not hide it and it is returned in spadesful by Kasey – truly they are a perfect match!

At the end of the speech it was time for their first dance as husband and wife to a very unique version of Keith Urban’s “Your Everything” – another special moment which Kasey and Ben will remember forever and once again captivating the guests. They then cut their wedding cake before Ben shared a dance with his mum, Vicki – which was just beautiful. It was now party time, time for everybody to let their hair down and have some fun!

In what seemed to be too soon, it had come to the time to start wrapping up the festivities, but not before the bouquet toss, garter toss, everybody joining in on the dance floor for one final dance and then Kasey and Ben departing through a guard of honour to commence their happy ever after!

Kasey and Ben, it was nothing but a joy to get to know you both along with your family & friends. I feel blessed to have been granted the huge honour to play a part in your amazing wedding day as your South Coast Wedding MC and South Coast Wedding DJ. I feel privileged to have witnessed first hand how much you both love, cherish and how devoted you are to each other. It makes my heart happy to see how you both value family and friendships. It was nothing but a pleasure every step of the way and I know that your love will continue to grow with every passing day. To echo words spoken by Ben’s mum Vicki, love is all you need and if you have love, nothing is impossible and happiness is assured! May love, laughter and music fill your lives forever!!!

Photography by DJ:Plus! Entertainment


Songs selected by Bride and Groom;

Wedding Party Entry: “We Go Together” by Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta

Bride & Groom Entry: “You’re The One That I Want” by Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta

Cake Cutting: “I Knew I Loved you Before I Met You” by Savage Garden

First Dance: “Your Everything” by Keith Urban

Father Daughter Dance: “Daddy Dance With Me” by Krystal Keith

Mother Son Dance: “Don’t Change” by Pete Murray Feat. Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra

Bouquet Toss: “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper

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

Final Farewell Song: “Heaven” by DJ Sammy


Other Wedding Professionals

Photographer: Dream Life Photography

Videographer: Dream Life Photography

Floral Designer: Botanic Art

Cake Designer: Enchanted Cakes By Yvette


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Wedding Reception | 29 April 2016 | Jillian & Karl | Jaspers, Berry, South Coast

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Jill and Karl first met in sixth class at school in 1985, little could they have ever imagined that some 31 years later they would be marrying and celebrating their wedding at Jaspers in Berry on the South Coast of NSW. They became friends and hung out together with mates but did not start dating until high school. The first time they went out, Karl bought Jill a bracelet with her name engraved on it which Jill still remembers came in a pink velvet box. In 1987 Karl had to return to New Zealand for some time did keep in contact for a while by writing Jill letters.

As time moved on, they both lived their own lives and it was not until some 20 years later when Jill, after having reconnected with a few friends from their school days via Facebook, was going through some old things, came across Karl’s letters from 1987 and decided to check if he was on Facebook also. But alas, she could not locate Karl. About a month later, she tried again and lo and behold, there was someone who appeared to be Karl. After a few probing questions she confirmed that this was the Karl from her school days, they became Facebook friends and started chatting regularly.

In late January of 2009, Karl called Jill, said he was catching up with one of the old school friends for a drink and asked whether she would like to join them, to which Jill agreed. As soon as Karl saw Jill again, he knew he was in love. That evening was just not long enough and they caught up again for another drink a week or so later before going out on their first “official” date on Valentine’s Day. Not long after they realised that they were both very much in love with each other. As time progressed they both could not stop thinking of each other and having one another in their lives, made them feel happier than they had ever felt before.

The years passed and the loved continued to grow. It was on Jill’s birthday in 2014 whilst in Tasmania that Karl organised a dinner where, with Jill’s parent’s blessing, he was going to pop the question. The lead up however was less than ideal with a minor health scare for Jill’s mum, but despite some reservations, it went ahead and during the meal Karl asked Jill to close her eyes where he got down on one knee, took her hand and asked her to be his wife. Jill’s eyes filled with tears of happiness, she said yes and here we were today celebrating the wonderful love they share.

It was such a beautiful wedding, the wedding party looked amazing, the venue was outstanding and everyone had a fabulous time. It started with drinks and snacks on the veranda before guests made their way into The Orangery for the commencement of a delicious meal and an evening of celebration, fun and dancing. Before we knew it was time for the festivities to come to an end, however the revelry did continue the following day with a BBQ on a private property in the local area.

Jill and Karl, thank you so much for the trust you placed in me – it was such a joy to be a part of your wedding day as your South Coast Wedding MC & Wedding DJ. I loved all the loving little glances you gave each other during the evening. I loved the way you both held hands. I loved seeing just how loved you are by all your family and friends. But most of all I loved how much you obviously love each other; love is the most powerful force in the universe and together you can both accomplish whatever your hearts desire. Your hearts beat only for each other. That flicker of a spark that was ignited all those years ago in now a raging fire that cannot be extinguished and I feel blessed to have been able to experience it first hand. May love, laughter and music fill your lives forever!!

Photography by DJ:Plus! Entertainment


Songs selected by Bride and Groom;

Wedding Party Entry: “Stand By You” by Rachel Patten

Bride & Groom Entry: “Stand By You” by Rachel Patten

Cake Cutting: “Somebody Like You” by Keith Urban

First Dance: “Halo” by Beyonce

Father Daughter Dance: “Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle

Farewell Dance: “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson

Final Farewell Song: “Blame It On The Boogie” by The Jacksons


Other Wedding Professionals

Photographer: Evocartiv Photography & Design

Videographer: Turbo Productions

Cake Designer: Jaspers

Floral Designer: Jaspers

Makeup Artist: Christina Cleary Makeup Artist


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Wedding Ceremony & Reception | 8 February 2015 | Catherine & Marcus | Tumbling Waters Retreat, Stanwell Tops, Wollongong

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Catherine and Marcus are a beautiful couple who currently live and work in London. They met through a couple of match-making friends and it was not long after that they realised they were falling in love with each other. They spent the next year traveling Europe and enjoying many adventures, fun times and falling deeper and deeper in love, before moving in together. But it was not until a trip to the United States, whilst visiting New York’s Central Park, that Marcus dropped to one knee and asked Catherine to be his wife.

Fast forward to 8 February 2015, the day Catherine and Marcus selected to exchange vows and become husband and wife. Tumbling Waters Retreat, which is perched on the edge of an escarpment at Stanwell Tops, located just north of Wollongong, was selected as the location for the ceremony and reception. With it’s beautiful private gardens, spectacular views and a glorious sunny day, it was just the ideal location for them to begin their journey as a married couple and to host an intimate celebration with their closest family and friends.

The ceremony, beautifully officiated by Rebecca Ramsay, was full of much love, laughter and smiles. Catherine looked stunning in her lace gown and lovely veil, whilst Marcus looked very suave and handsome in his bluish suit. Supported by longtime school friends and a work colleague, the entire wedding party looked elegant and stylish.

Following the ceremony guests enjoyed some refreshments and canapés before being seated and then welcoming Catherine, Marcus and their wedding party. Everybody enjoyed a delicious meal, great company lovely speeches, the cutting of the cake, Catherine & Marcus’s first dance, dancing and a room which was overflowing with love and happiness. All too soon it was almost time to farewell Catherine & Marcus, but not before a beautiful father daughter dance, a final dance joined by all their guests and a guard of honour as they departed.

Catherine and Marcus are a truly awesome couple who are so deeply in love. With the help of Catherine’s mum Maria, they created a wedding that was a joyous celebration – I look forward to seeing all the amazing professional photographs captured by Anna Blackman. It was such an honour to be granted the privilege of witnessing your life long commitment and to be your Wollongong Wedding DJ & MC. Catherine & Marcus I wish you a marriage, filled with loads of joy, love and care. The love you share, is immense and sweet. May your love never fade away. May your feelings and emotions for each other only grow deeper and stronger with time. May love, laughter and music fill your lives forever!!!


Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment


Songs selected by Bride and Groom;

Bridesmaid Processional:  “Spring” by Vivaldi

Brides Processional:  “Canon in D” by Pachelbel

Register Signing: “Everything” by Michael Buble, “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye

Recessional: “You’re The First, My Last, My Everything” by Barry White

Bridesmaids & Groomsmen Entry: “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen

Bride & Groom Entry: “You Are The Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne

Cake Cutting: “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

First Dance: “Real Love” by Regina Spektor

Father/Daughter Dance: “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra

Farewell Dance: “Up Where We Belong” by Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes

Final Farewell Song: “Ho Hey” by Lumineers


Other Wedding Professionals

Celebrant: Rebecca:Celebrant   Facebook

Photographer: Anna Blackman Images   Facebook

Florist: Bunches

Cake Designer: I Want Cake


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Wedding Ceremony & Reception | 1 February 2014 | Alyce & Robert | Terrara House Estate, Terara, Nowra, South Coast

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Alyce and Robert first met at an underage disco, but did not get together until many years later. It was during a trip to New Zealand in January 2012, that Robert proposed to Alyce whilst enjoying a Gondola ride in Queenstown. Fast forward to the most wonderful and perfect summer day on the South Coast of NSW and Terrara House Estate, a gorgeous heritage listed country property surrounded by lush green paddocks and lovely manicured gardens, where family and friends gathered to share in and witness Alyce and Robert become husband and wife. Following the beautiful ceremony, officiated by Natasha Hill, guests enjoyed canapes and refreshments in the shaded picturesque garden whilst Alyce, Robert and their wedding party wandered around the ground for photographs.

Then as the sun started to set, everybody made their way to the marquee for the evenings celebrations. The marquee was beautifully decorated and the warm and balmy night meant celebrations continued under a beautiful moonlit sky fanned by a gentle breeze – the perfect setting for a really lovely wedding, full of big smiles, happy guests and lots of love.

Alyce and Robert thoroughly enjoyed mingling with their guests, the photo booth and hitting the dance floor. The guests were treated to delicious food, delightful speeches, dancing, a particular beauty and softness that was everywhere you looked and all enhanced by the deep love that this beautiful couple share. Everybody enjoyed every moment of their wedding, in fact they were having so much fun, they really didn’t want it to end!!

Alyce & Robert, thank you for inviting me to be a part of your amazing wedding day, it was such a huge honour and privilege to be your South Coast Wedding DJ & MC. It was a great personal pleasure getting to know you both and seeing the strong bonds on both sides of the family, but most of all, I love that you are both so very much in love with each other and you each can’t imagine your life without each other in it. A huge congratulations to you both, enjoy your honeymoon in the US and may love, laughter and music continue to fill your lives forever!!!

Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment (Except Photobooth Photos – Courtesy Alltime Photobooth)

Songs selected by Bride and Groom

Bridesmaid Processional: “Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World” by Israel Kamakawio’le

Brides Processional: “Angels” by The XX

Wedding Party Entry: “Feel The Love” by Rudimental

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

Cake Cutting: “Is This Love” by Bob Marley & The Wailers

First Dance: “Resolution” by Matt Corby

Farewell Circle/Circle Of Love: “Pursuit Of Happiness” by Kid Cudi Feat. Mgmt, “Around The World” by Daft Punk, “Junk Of The Heart” by The Kooks

Farewell Dance: “One More Time” by Daft Punk

Final Farewell Song: “Forever Young” by Youth Group


Other Wedding Professionals

Celebrant: Natasha Hill

Photobooth: Alltime Photobooth


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Wedding Ceremony & Reception | 11 May 2013 | Tumbling Waters Retreat, Stanwell Tops

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It did start to rain a little before the ceremony was scheduled to begin, after what was a sunny morning, but the rain could not compete with the force of the great love held for our beautiful couple by all those gathered and by the time the ceremony was scheduled to begin, the rain was just a very fine mist allowing us to proceed in the garden at Tumbling Waters Retreat overlooking the stunning vista as planned.

“G & “M” have requested privacy which I totally respect and honour; so there will be no photographs of this beautiful couple or their guests, but I have included a selection from the day so you may appreciate the care taken with their wedding dream, take inspiration from some of their styling ideas and admire the beauty of this wonderful location.

Following the ceremony, whilst “G” & “M” had photographs taken around the Tumbling Waters Retreat grounds, guests enjoyed canapés and drinks on the deck and availed themselves to Kumar, the caricature artist who on hand to provide a sketch of each guest – what a great memento to have and take home! Soon the wedding party were ready to enter the reception began. A short welcome and thank you from “M” before guests were served their delicious entrée.

“G” & “M” then cut their Pavlova wedding cake before we played the newlywed game, which the guests absolutely loved!! This was followed by another quick game to determine who the lucky guest was at each table who would take home the stunning centrepiece – flowers and vase! Let me tell you there were some very excited guests!  The main meal was then served before it was time for the Magic Show. “G” & “M” secured the services of Matt Holllywood, who has worked from everyone from Seinfeld through to Jerry Lewis and Robbie Williams. Matt dazzled and entertained the guests with both his magic and comedy, and was enjoyed by all.

Dessert, lovely speeches from “G”‘s dad, the bestman, “M” & “G” and it was time for the first dance – a special moment which was if they were both encased in a bubble and oblivious to anything around them – it was so beautiful. Joined on the dance floor by the wedding party and guests, everyone proceed to enjoy the rest of the evening. Before long it was time for the farewell dance before departing to start their new married life together.

“G” & “M” it was such a joy meeting you both, hearing you love story and I really love how you complement and bounce of each other, I love your honesty, I love how you make each other laugh and how obvious it is that you are both so very deeply in love with each other – it truly makes my heart happy!. Thank you so much for placing your trust in me, giving me the great honour of sharing some of your wedding journey with you and being your Sydney Wedding DJ & MC Entertainer – it was a magical experience [in more ways than one 🙂 ] . You are beautiful individuals and your love for each other and no nonsense approach to life will ensure an extremely happy future together.  May love, laughter and music continue to fill your lives forever!!

Photography by DJ:Plus! Entertainment (Except first & last photographs – Credits contained in photograph name)


Songs selected by Bride and Groom;

Bridesmaid Processional: “Canon in D” by Pachelbel

Brides Processional: “Canon in D” by Pachelbel

Register Signing: “This Old Love” by Lior, “Forever” by Boyce Avenue

Recessional: “Beautiful Day” by U2

Wedding Party Entry: “Now That We’ve Found Love” by Heavy D & The Boyz

Bride & Groom Entry: “Now That We’ve Found Love” by Heavy D & The Boyz

Cake Cutting Song: “Ice Cream” by Sarah McLachlan

Bridal Waltz/First Dance: “Annie’s Song” by John Denver (Acoustic Version)

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

Final Farewell Song: “The Final Countdown” by Europe


Other Wedding Professionals

Celebrant: Hollie-Berri Sleeman

Photographer: Frank Farrugia Photography

Magician: Matt Hollywood


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