Wedding Ceremony DJ

  • Wedding Reception & Ceremony | 25 November 2022 | Kaitlyn & Andrew | Echoes Boutique Hotel, Katoomba, Blue Mountains

    Kaitlyn is sweet, kind, self-less and has an amazing smile that lights up the world. Andrew is soft-spoken, humble and lights up whenever Kaitlyn looks at him. Together they are perfect.

    Kaitlyn and Andrew met as many couples do these days, online, via a dating App. Tinder to be specific. After chatting over text and sending a few photographs to each other for around two weeks, they decided that they should meet in person.

    Fast forward to 25 November 2022 and here we were in the Cliff Top Garden at Echoes Boutique Hotel and Restaurant, which is perched at the very edge of the Jamison Valley at Echo Point in the Blue Mountains. With a perfect day, the spectacular view as a backdrop, in front of family and friends and with David Sutherland CMC conducting proceedings, Kaitlyn and Andrew were about to profess their love for each other…….again.

    At this point, with David’s kind permission, I will share parts of the words he used during the ceremony:

    “My name is David Sutherland and I am a civil marriage celebrant, duly authorised by law to solemnise marriage according to law in Australia.

    But that’s not what’s important here, because as you must all know, this is not a regular marriage ceremony, it is a re-do, because these two couldn’t wait, a post Covid celebration of a beautiful wedding, that some of you were lucky enough to attend, that happened on October 15, 2020, in the Appalachian Mountains, West Virginia, USA and now celebrated half a world away in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia.”

    Now I have already mentioned that they met on Tinder and after around two weeks went on their first date- now back to David;

    “The first date, At Blue Moon cafe. Where Andrew talked incessantly because of nerves, and Kaitlyn listened, smiling inwardly. Neither wanted the date to end, so a walk to the local park, where they chatted into the early hours of the morning.

    But nothing marks a memorable date like having to explain to your mother, who was incessantly calling, while you were still on that date, that, yes, you were actually on a date! Kaitlyn obviously found that rather endearing because after a few more dates, the next step was meeting the in-laws.

    Most of us know how anxiety producing meeting in-laws, or perspective in-laws can be. Most of us have done it, almost as bad as the first date, but when Kaitlyn met Andrew’s extended family after being surrounded by them for the day, so at ease was she, she texted her mum saying she had met the man she was going to marry. Not quite 2 months into their dating…..

    And now, 2 years, 1 month and 10 days later, with their beautiful, almost 1 year old son, Ryan, with them to complete their family, they are including all of us to share in their joy.”

    It was a beautiful ceremony!! There was a group photo with the Blue Mountains in all it’s splendour in the background, captured by Ben Pearse Photography and Lightheart Films, before Kaitlyn, Andrew and their wedding party went off for photographs. Meanwhile, guests were treated to refreshments and delectable canapes whilst enjoying great conversation, music and the view.

    Soon enough it was time to commence the reception, with personalised introductions for each member of the wedding party, a little fun to break the ice, a wonderful meal, delightful and heart-felt speeches, the cake cutting – which did involve some loving, face cake smashing and then it was time for the first dance.

    The first dance, mother son dance and mother daughter dance were all extremely special and meaningful. It was now time to P A R T A Y!!! and boy did they party!!! The boys even lined up and did a “shoey” (for those that don’t know, this is where some form of alcohol is poured into their shoe and they drink it from the shoe – see photographs towards end of this post). A sore head and tired feet. Definitely signs of a brilliant evening.

    All too soon, it was time to conclude the celebration. It is easy to see why they fell in love. Their affection and love for each other is so wonderful to witness. They make each other laugh so easily, and are so generous of themselves and their warmth with everyone around them. I loved spending the day with them & their family & friends.

    Kaitlyn and Andrew, thank you for allowing me to witness your love and commitment to each other and to provide entertainment and music as your Blue Mountains Wedding MC and Katoomba Wedding DJ. I loved our online catch ups and even more meeting you both in person. Seeing you both looking so happy and in love is a memory I will cherish forever. You have shared so much love and laughter over your years together, and I know there will be many more joyful moments to come. May the years ahead continue to be filled with love and joy!

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    Photography & Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment.

    Key Songs

    Bridesmaid/Bridesmen Processional: “Canon in D” by Pachelbel

    Brides Processional: “Canon in D” by Pachelbel

    Recessional : “I Choose You” by Sara Bareilies

    Wedding Party Entry: “Get The Party Started” by Pink

    Bride & Groom Entry: “I See Love” by Jonas Blue Feat. Joe Jonas

    Cake Cutting: “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” by Human Nature

    First Dance: “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” by Elton John

    Mother Son Dance: “Just The Way You Are” by Billy Joel

    Mother Daughter Dance: “Mother” by Michael Buble

    Farewell Dance: “Glad You Came” by The Wanted

    Final Farewell: “Down Under” by Men At Work

    Other Wedding Professionals

    Celebrant: David J Sutherland – Celebrant

    Photography: Ben Pearse Photography

    Videography: LightHeart Films & Photography

    Floral Design: Floral Ink

  • Wedding Reception & Ceremony | 22 March 2022 | Sandy & Kevin | Melross & Willow Estate, Kangaroo Valley, Southern Highlands

    Sandy and Kevin are a beautiful couple and whilst they are very different, they complement each other perfectly. They met via Tinder in 2015 and whilst both were feeling very nervous in the lead up to their first date, they “clicked”, instantly warmed to each other and the date proceeded involving lots and lots of talking.

    Their ceremony and reception was held at Melross & Willow Estate located in Kangaroo Valley, which is in the Southern Highlands/Shoalhaven/South Coast area of NSW. The area is known for its lovely farm vistas, rugged mountains and the natural beauty of the valley, making it a perfect picturesque location for a wedding.

    Unfortunately, due to recent torrential rain, Sandy and Kevin were unable to have their first choice of ceremony location, at the top of the hill, but really anywhere on this spectacular property is a good choice. In the end, the ceremony was held just outside the reception venue on the property, known as the Barn On Melross.

    When Kevin proposed to Sandy he had organised a scavenger hunt under the pretense of a friend’s birthday party activity. It involved following clues to different locations around Sydney and eventually turning up to a location where there was a bucket on a stool, covered in a blanket which contained champagne and other items. When Sandy looked in the bucket, Kevin went down on one knee behind Sandy and when she turned around asked her to marry him.

    Sandy, not expecting anything, replied “What about the game? Did I win the game?” Kevin replied that there was no real game and asked her to marry him again. But Sandy, still a little confused as to what was happening, asked again, “But what about the game?” Kevin the explained more fully, that there was no other contestants in this game, and asked Sandy once more for her hand in marriage. Third time lucky, Sandy said “Yes”!

    It was a beautiful warm sunny day, with all the recent rain making humid and seeming even hotter, but at the allotted time, the Bridesmaids and Sandy began their processional to the ceremony location where Kevin, the Groomsmen and guests were waiting. Kevin and Sandy put their own touches to the ceremony, which was officiated by Deacon Peter Presdee and even included having their “child”, Gemma as the ring bearer, Sandy having a paw print on her body, Ned Kelly bursting into the reception and collecting the gift envelopes, along with some unique song selections to make it their own.

    Courtesy of Red Berry Photography


    Before we knew it, they were a newly married couple, following congratulations from the guests and a few family photographs, Sandy, Kevin and their wedding party were whisked away by Chris of Red Berry Photography for shots around the magnificent property.

    Courtesy of Red Berry Photography
    Courtesy of Red Berry Photography
    Courtesy of Red Berry Photography
    Courtesy of Red Berry Photography

    The reception was lots of fun with great speeches, a delicious meal expertly prepared by Caterina, bride & groom trivia, a dance-off and of course, a scavenger hunt (to give a nod to the proposal – and Sandy knew exactly what was going on this time 🙂 ), which was enjoyed by all. A beautiful and unique first dance, before……..wait for it……..guests joined Sandy and Kevin on the dance floor for the Chicken Dance!

    Guests danced the next couple of hours away, but before long it was time to wrap up the celebration, but not before the bouquet toss, garter toss and a farewell dance with everyone on the dance floor.

    I had such a great time with these two and their super fun bridal party. Their wedding day was filled with laughter, crazy hot humid weather, quick downpours and a whole lot of fun. Sandy and Kevin, Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to be your Southern Highlands Wedding MC and Southern Highlands Wedding DJ. As you commence your journey as a married couple, may your marriage be filled with all the right ingredients: a heap of love, a dash of humour, a touch of romance, and a spoonful of understanding. May love, laughter, joy and music continue to fill your lives forever!!.

    Photography by DJ:Plus! Entertainment except first five images courtesy of Red Berry Photography

    Key Songs

    Groom & Groomsmen Processional: “Thunderbirds End Theme” by Barry Gray

    Bridesmaid Processional: “You Are The Reason” by Calum Scott & Leona Lewis

    Bride’s Processional: “How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding

    Register Signing: “The Typewriter” by Leroy Anderson, “Pokemon Rap” by Bill Cosby

    Recessional: “House Of Cards UK Theme” by Original Soundtrack

    Wedding Party Entry: “Dragon Ball Opening Theme Song” by Original Theme, “Back In Black” by AC/DC, “*iggas In Paris” by Jay-Z & Kanye West, “Baby, One More Time” by Britney Spears

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

    Cake Cutting: “Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies

    First Dance: “Beautiful In White” by Westlife

    Bouquet Toss: “Milkshake” by Kelis

    Garter Toss: “Laughing Policeman” by Charles Jolly / Penrose

    Farewell Dance: “Man! I Feel Like A Woman” by Shania Twain

    Final Farewell: “1234” by Feist

    Other Wedding Professionals

    Caterer: Caterina Kangaroo Valley

    Videographer: Red Berry Photography

    Cake Designer: Caterina Kangaroo Valley

  • Wedding Reception & Ceremony | 12 February 2022 | Deana & Joseph | Parklands, Blackheath, Blue Mountains

    The weather forecast for Deana and Joseph’s Blue Mountains wedding was a mixed bag with 40% chance of rain expected. The rain came and went but the big grey clouds overhead seemed to stretch on forever. At midday as we were preparing for the ceremony, there were glimpses of blue sky and pockets of sunshine, then the heavens opened up and the rain came down, followed not long after by clear skies.

    It was difficult to predict whether we would be safe to have the ceremony by the lake or play safe and utilise the indoor backup option. Eventually the call was made to hold the ceremony indoors (which was the right call for as soon as Deana had walked down the aisle, the rain started bucketing down and continued off and on throughout the rest of the day and evening).

    But Deana and Joseph took it in their stride, made some slight allowances and let the day unfold with out fuss or stress. They selected Parklands Country Garden & Lodges in Blackheath as the location for their ceremony and reception. Parklands is a beautiful secluded retreat within 28 acres of manicured grounds, reminiscent of a European great estate and is a perfect location for a wedding.

    It was a beautiful ceremony, which was officiated by Myriam Diaz, and then finally, following two postponements, Deana and Joseph were officially declared a married couple!! There was much joy all around for them that they were now married after having waited so long. A few group and family photographs followed, taken by Photographer; Jack Jones, before our newly-weds headed out during a break in the weather for photographs around the picturesque property.

    Guests availed themselves to a Grazing Table filled with delectable delights whilst being entertained by accordionist, Ross Maio. Guests may have felt like they were in a grand house in Tuscany during this time.

    Soon enough, it was time to welcome our gorgeous couple and their wedding party! All members of the wedding party entered to great applause and cheers. A highlight was their little boy, Luca, entering in an open top motorised car (which was driven via remote control). Of course the loudest cheers were for Deana and Joseph.

    The next part of the evening was taken up by guests being served a delicious meal, many heartfelt speeches, father daughter and mother son dances, interactive activities and games which not only involved some of the guests, but entertained and delighted them all – so much fun!

    As they say time flies when you are having fun, and in what seemed to be no time at all, it was time for the cutting of the cake and Deana and Josephs very first dance as a married couple. Part way through, they were joined by their baby boy, Luca.

    It was then time to invite everyone up to the dance floor; and boy did they dance. They danced to classics, traditional songs, dance hits, urban hits and more. It was obvious everyone wanted to celebrate with our beautiful couple. A slight pause for the bouquet toss and it was then time for the farewell dance. Everybody was invited to join Deana and Joseph for the final dance of the evening for which they had selected “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen. It was great to see everyone slow dance during the first half of the song and then jumping to the second half of it

    There was a light drizzle at this time, but we could not let them leave without their sparkler exit, so a sparkler exit we gave them to end the celebration as they headed to begin a new life as a married couple!!

    Deana and Joseph’s wedding day reflected who they are in everything they did.. relaxed, fun and completely perfect for each other! I had such a great time getting to know them better over the past 20 months as we planned their wedding. Despite some minor challenges with the elements, it really was perfect, just like their love for each other. These two light each other up and are so deeply in love it literally radiates off them. It was such an honour to have been able to be a part of this celebration.

    Thank you Deana and Joseph for your trust in me as your Blue Mountains Wedding MC and Blue Mountains Wedding DJ, for being all about the FUN and for not letting the crazy weather dampen your amazing day! Marriage is the combination of two hearts and two souls, which join each other on the day of your wedding. Wishing you both a very happy and blessed married life! May love, laughter and music continue to fill your lives forever!!

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    Photography & Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment

    Key Songs

    Bridesmaids Processional: “Stand By Me” by Guitar Way

    Bride’s Processional: “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Guitar Way

    Register Signing: “Godfather Theme” by Live Guitarist

    Recessional: “Ain’t No Mountain High Engough” by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

    Wedding Party Entry: “Celebration” by Kool & The Gang, “(I Got You) I Feel Good” by James Brown, “Waterloo” by ABBA, “We Like To Party (Vengabus) by Vengaboys, “Touch The Sky” by Kanye West Feat, Lupe Fiasco, “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson, “Ridin” by Chamillionaire Feat. Krayzie Bone

    Bride & Groom Entry: “Moviendo Caderas” by Yandel Feat. Daddy Yankee

    Cake Cutting: “Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies

    First Dance: “Perfect Symphony” by Ed Sheeran & Andrea Boccelli

    Father Daughter Dance: “Sweet Child Of Mine” by Guns n Roses (DJ:Plus! Edit)

    Mother Son Dance: “A Song For Mama” by Boyz II Men

    Bouquet Toss: “Single Ladies” by Beyonce

    Farewell Dance: “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen

    Sparkler Exit: “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life”” by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes

    Other Wedding Professionals

    Celebrant: Myriam Diaz Marriage Celebrant

    Photographer: Jack Jones Weddings

    Videographer: Jack Jones Weddings

    Cake Designer: Stacy Brewer Cakes

    Caricaturist: Illustrating Man – Danny Cohen

    Accordianist: Ross Maio