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Professional Photos of Katie & Scott’s Wedding | Coast Golf Club, Little Bay, Sydney

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Three months ago today on the 16th March 2013 two beautiful people exchanged vows, professed their undying love for each other and become one ( happy three month anniversary Katie & Scott!!). I was so blessed to have been able to witness their ceremony and also be given the privilege of entertaining at Katie & Scott’s amazing wedding reception, both held at Coast Golf Club, Little Bay, Sydney.

It was also a great pleasure to work alongside Sue Taylor Photography (Global Sanctuary) who share the same ethos, dedication, commitment and attitude in every aspect of their profession and passion as I do – this is no doubt why they were declared the NSW winner for Wedding Photography in 2012 at the prestigious Australian Bridal Industry Academy Awards (ABIA). They were a total joy to work with and when I approached Sue Taylor, Global Sanctuary’s Founder & Managing Director about the possibility of sharing some images from Katie and Scott’s wedding day for this Blog, she did not hesitate for the slightest micro second. On receiving the images I was blown away with how beautifully everything was captured. Katie and Scott, who are an absolutely stunning couple anyway, look like they belong in a fashion magazine!!.(someone really needs to submit this wedding to a wedding magazine).

The essence of Katie & Scott’s wedding day celebration, the inner beauty of this special couple is beautifully represented and their obvious happiness captured perfectly. I was able to relive many beautiful moments from this very special day as their Sydney Wedding DJ & MC. Thank you so much Sue.

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Wedding Ceremony & Reception | 16 February 2013 | Julie and Joseph Xiberras | Private Residence, Sydney

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Julie and Joe are a lovely couple who had met almost six years earlier. For their first date they went to see Pirates of the Caribbean III and dinner. Love blossomed and here we were on their wedding day. Even the mixed weather could not dampen their spirit and love they share. Just as I arrived, there was a downpour which partially flooded the reception marquee and caused some safety issues around my set up, however with a little ingenuity, Joe and I resolved the issue and we were ready to go – we just hoped that the rain would stop in time for the ceremony.

The ceremony and reception was held at the home of one of Julie’s good friends on the outskirts of Sydney. This beautiful property had stunning views towards the City and it’s surrounds and really was a beautiful location for a wedding. The weather gods in their wisdom ended up giving Julie and Joe the most perfect day.

As the clock struck 4:00 pm, the processional music started and the bridesmaids, which consisted of and Julie & Joe’s daughters, Rheannon, Erinn, Tara and Lily commenced their walk to the ceremony area, followed by Julie, escorted by her mum, Sheila. Waiting was Joe and best man Nicholas. Guests then witnessed a lovely ceremony officiated by Vicky Watson where they both professed their deep love for each other. This was followed by the sand ceremony with each member of this now blended family pouring a layer of coloured sand. The Marriage Register was then signed before Julie and Joe made their way back down the aisle as husband and wife.

Whilst Julie and Joe were having photographs around this magnificent property, guests were served refreshments, finger food and enjoyed the great view. A little while later guests were invited to take their seats inside the marquee before we officially welcomed the entire wedding party. Joe thanked everyone for being a part of their special day and encouraged them to have a good time.

A buffet of delicious Italian food had been prepared and was ready however during one of our planning sessions we decided that in order to avoid a long queue at the buffet, that we would have an activity to determine when a specific table would be released to the buffet line.  Whilst the wedding party were helping themselves to the buffet, I explained to the guests that as a table they would need to select a song which contained the word “Love” and when called up, the table needed to serenade Julie and Joe until either of them decided that they had heard enough and only then could they join the buffet line. Guests were discussing songs, googling songs and lyrics and had heaps of FUN singing, dancing (this particular table assured me that Gangnam Style definitely has the word ‘Love’ in it, it is just in Korean), participating and watching the other tables perform. Check out all the smiles in the photo & video further below.

After everyone had finished their meal, we proceeded with the speeches. First up Julie’s mum, Sheila, followed by Best Man, Nicholas, Joe and impromptu speeches from Joe’s daughters, Tara and Lily. The cutting of the wedding cake and time for more fun and games whilst guests waited for their dessert. In the first activity Julie and Joe were seated back to back in the centre of the dance floor, I then had them remove their shoes and swap so that they had one of each shoe. I then asked them a series of questions to see how well they knew each other. To answer each question they would raise the appropriate shoe and being seated back to back, they could not see each others replies, which resulted in some great reactions from the guests. Once again great FUN! This was then followed by a silly dance activity which had 4 random couples doing the chicken dance before dessert was served.

It was now time for the first dance where mid way through Julie & Joe were joined by the wedding party and the guests. We then partied the night away. The bouquet toss and then the farewell dance where guests ended up forming a circle around Julie and Joe and as a group embaced them as the song neared the end.

Julie and Joe, I had lots of fun entertaining at your wedding. I believe we achieved your aim of a relaxed, low key but fun wedding – it was all these things, and more. Thank you for your trust and allowing me to be a part of this special day. You are both genuine, caring people who love each other and your blended family to bits. It was such a joy to witness this and really made my heart happy. May love, laughter and music continue to fill your lives forever!!

Guests ‘Singing For Their Supper’.

Guests participating in the ‘Silly Dance’ activity.

Mother of the Bride, Shiela and Best Man, Nicholas

Joseph

Tara and Lily

Can you pick the odd single lady out? Hint: Looks a lot like Joe!

Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment


Songs selected by Bride and Groom;

Bridesmaids Processional: “Sweet Child Of Mine” by Vitamin String Quartet

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

Sand Ceremony: “Orinoco Flow” by Enya

Register Signing: “You Shook Me All Night Long” by Vitamin String Quartet, ” I Was Made For Loving You” by Vitamin String Quartet

Recessional: “Crazy Little  Thing Called Love/I Feel Good” by Queen/James Brown

Wedding Party Entry: “Firework” by Katy Perry, “Let It Roll” by Flo Rida, “Live While We Are Young” by One Direction, “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz

Bride & Groom Entry: “I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas

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

Bridal Waltz/First Dance: “Truly Madly Deeply” by Savage Garden

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 Warnes


Other Wedding Professionals

Celebrant: Vicky Watson – A Marriage Celebrant 4u

Photographer: Leanne

Caterer: Dominics Catering [www.dominicscatering.com.au]


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Wedding Ceremony & Reception | 20 April 2012 | Hollie and Zane Baker | Riverside Oaks, Cattai

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In the days leading up to Hollie and Zane’s wedding, there had been so much rain that there were fears that not only would the ceremony not be able to be held on the grounds of Riverside Oaks, but worse still, that the roads would be flooded and guests would be unable to access the venue. In the end, all prayers were answered and it was an absolutely gorgeous day – just perfect for this fabulous couple to be united in marriage and to celebrate with family and friends.

At 4:00 pm, the 120 guests gathered for the ceremony at the 19th hole of the golf course. Zane, twin brother, Kurt and younger brother, James, waited for Hollie and the bridesmaids to arrive. Just a touch late, Helicia, Bethany and Hollie made their walk down the aisle. A simple and beautiful ceremony, officiated by Heather Ryman, followed before Hollie and Zane were pronounced the new Mr & Mrs Baker.

With the light beginning to fade, Hollie, Zane and the wedding party jumped on some golf buggies and headed off for photographs around the spectacular Riverside Oaks grounds whilst guests adjourned to the Terrace Bar for refreshments. A short time later, guests made their way up to the function area for more refreshments and canapes. The room looked fabulous, with picturesque views over the golf course. Not only was the room beautifully decorated by Hollie herself, but she also put the Candy Bar together (it was certainly popular) – great job Hollie!!

Guests seated and comfortable, it was time to commence proceedings and welcome the parents, wedding party and our ever so happy couple. A very beautiful welcome and thank you from Hollie and Zane, firstly thanking those that had traveled from New Zealand, Western Australia and Queensland. They then explained to the guests why they had been invited and how special each and everyone of them was to the both of them and ended with, if I may paraphrase, “…when we look around the room, we see memories. Some from before we even knew how to tie our shoelaces and some from just this week. What we would like to ask of you, is to continue to make memories with us. Be a part of our lives not only as individuals, but as a married couple and more importantly, as a family with our beautiful daughter, Alba”.

Everybody was then served a scrumptious entree and main meal, before we proceeded with the cutting of the wedding cake. Dessert was served and then it was time for the speeches. Lovely speeches from Hollie’s Dad Michael, Zane’s Dad Phillip, a song from Zane’s Mum Myrna, sister’s, Serena and Janelle, and Zane’s brother’s girlfriend Jordana, before we heard from bridesmaid Bethany, Best Man Kurt and finally Zane. Zane and Kurt then performed a Haka and this was followed by Hollie and Zane’s first dance. It was now party time and boy did everybody party! A while later, following the bouquet and garter toss, Hollie shared a special dance with her Dad Michael. Guests were then invited to join Hollie and Zane for a farewell dance after which they both departed to start their new married life together.

When I first met Hollie and Zane, they shared the story of how they met, how Zane had proposed, the hopes and dreams they have for their future and what was important to them about their wedding day. Hollie and Zane, I believe that your day was as you dreamed it would be. I believe your future will always be full of love, happiness, family and friends.  You are both amazing individuals and along with your beautiful little daughter, Alba, make such an adorable family. Thank you for investing your trust in me and inviting me to be a part of your amazing day. Hollie, Zane and Alba, may love, laughter and music fill your lives forever.


Songs selected by Bride and Groom;

Bridesmaids Processional: “Canon in D” by Pachelbel

Brides Processional: “Canon in D” by Pachelbel

Register Signing: “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri, “King Tide” by Pete Murray

Recessional: “Gotta Be Somebody” by Nickelback

Bride’s Parents Entry: “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher” by Jimmy Barnes

Groom’s Parents Entry: “Slice Of Heaven” by Dave Dobbyn & Herbs

Wedding Party Entry: “Feeling This” by Blink 182, “Bagg Up” by Chingy, “Escape (Pina Colada Song)”  by Rupert Holmes, “Return Of The Mack” by Mark Morrisson

Bride & Groom Entry: “Give Me Everything” by Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer

Cake Cutting Song: “Cut The Cake” by Average White Band

Bridal Waltz/First Dance: “I’m Kissing You” by Des’ree

Father/Daughter Dance: “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw

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

Garter Toss: “Fever For The Flava” by Hot Action Cop

Farewell Dance: “I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas

Final Farewell Song: “Tonight Is The Night” by Outasight


Other Wedding Professionals

Celebrant: Heather Ryman

Photographer: N & T Photographers

Videographer: KJR Productions


Fun On The Dancefloor

Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment

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Wedding Ceremony & Reception | 29 July 2011 | Julianne and Luke Petelczyc | Tea Room Gunners’ Barracks, Mosman, Sydney

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From my first conversation with Julianne and Luke, it was obvious that they are a warm, genuine and fun couple. As they are both currently based in Japan, the first opportunity to meet face to face was on Monday before the wedding – this meeting not only confirmed my initial impressions, but also revealed that they are a  beautiful couple, both inside and out, possessing very fine qualities and so very much in love.

Julianne and Luke selected the beautiful Tea Room Gunners’ Barracks as the location for their ceremony and reception. With the sun shining down on their love from the heavens, in a month when Sydney had experienced its wettest July in more than 50 years, they were blessed with an absolutely perfect day.

 

View from The Tea Room Gunners’ Barracks

The 75 invited family and friends gathered in the Gunners’ Barracks Courtyard for a beautiful ceremony officiated by Sarah Oluk. As Julianne, who looked positively stunning, walked down the aisle escorted by her Dad, she had the most beautiful smile. Luke’s face lit up at this vision and I am sure it will be a special moment he will treasure forever. Surrounded by those near and dear, Julianne and Luke held hands, exchanged vows and rings, and became one in marriage as the sun slowly began to set.

 

 

“From the moment I first met you,
I knew you were the person that I
wanted to share my life with,
Your beauty, charm, heart and spirit
inspire me to be the best that I can be.
I promise to respect you, honour you,
protect you and love you for eternity.”
                                  ~ Luke


“I choose you in friendship and in love,
in strength and weakness,
to share the good times and misfortune,
in achievement and failure.
I will cherish and respect you through
all the changes in our lives,
forever being grateful that we found
each other.”
                                      ~ Julianne

 

 

 

 

Following the ceremony, Julianne and Luke were able to relax and mingle with their guests on the verandah, enjoying the fabulous view, drinks and canapés as the sun finally disappeared into the horizon. Shortly afterwards, everybody began making their way into the main room for the beginning of the reception.

Luke made a short welcome speech before everybody was served their delicious entree. Speeches by Luke’s Mum, Lorraine, a toast by Luke’s Dad, Michal and, an unscheduled, surprise few words from Julianne’s Dad, David. A beautiful main meal before we heard from Maid of Honour, Karen who went on to detail some of Julianne’s adventures followed by Luke’s best friend and business partner, Zeeshan  recounting in a humorous manner, facts about Luke and the courtship.

 

 

Gunners’ Barracks staff then served guests a decadent dessert which was enjoyed by all and in no time at all, it was time for the cake cutting. I absolutely love the photograph (see below) that I managed to capture of Julianne and Luke’s kiss….a very special moment…you could feel the love and tenderness that they both share.

Guests were then invited out to the courtyard for Julianne and Luke’s first dance. To Angus and Julia Stone’s The Wedding Song, they danced under a canopy of fairylights and stars. Joined partway through by the members of the wedding party and then the guests, it was now party time. The rest of the evening was spent celebrating the union of these two beautiful people – some partied hard and others caught up and chatted away, fulfilling Julianne and Luke’s desire for a relaxed, intimate and personal wedding.

Julianne and Luke are very much connected and are so perfect for each other; every time they look at each other they both break out in a smile, almost as if they are the only two people on this earth – it literally made my heart sing. I am extremely honoured that you invited me to be part of your wedding day and that I was there to witness the deep love you share for one another. I know this love will continue to grow and your life together will be full of happiness and magical smiles. May love, laughter and music fill your lives forever.

 


Songs selected by Bride and Groom;

Bridesmaids Processional: “Canon in D” by Pachelbel

Brides Processional: “Canon in D” by Pachelbel

Register Signing: “Ice Cream” by Sarah McLachlan, “It Must Be Love” by Madness

Recessional: “Is This Love” by Bob Marley

Cake Cutting Song: “The Book Of Love” by The Magnetic Fields

Bridal Waltz/First Dance: “The Wedding Song” by Angus and Julia Stone

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

Farewell Dance:(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes

Final Farewell Song: “Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince


Other Wedding Professionals

Celebrant: Sarah Oluk CMC

Photographer: Blumenthal Photography

Floral Design: Buds and Bowers

Cake Design: Sharon Wee Creations


Fun On The Dancefloor

 

 



Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment

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Wedding Ceremony & Reception | 13 February 2010 | Martine and Marc Ireland | Park Hyatt Hotel, Sydney

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Martine is French and she and Marc first met in Cannes, five and a half years ago. They later met up again in London and spent several years together. Last year, on Valentine’s Day, Marc organised a surprise trip to a castle in the beautiful countryside of Devon where Marc proposed to Martine. Here we now were, on the eve to the anniversary of the proposal day, for the weddingMartine and Marc are a beautiful loving couple, and with their little daughter Keira, make a very lovely family. They selected the rooftop of the Park Hyatt Hotel, which is positioned right on Sydney Harbour and commands breathtaking views of both the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, as the location of their wedding ceremony and reception. It was the perfect location for their intimate French-Australian fusion wedding.

Unfortunately with Sydney experiencing one of the wettest February’s for quite some time, it rained on and off throughout the day, but it did not affect the ceremony, reception or diminish the enjoyment of the celebration for any of the 31 invited guests.

 

The ceremony began with little Keira cutely making her entrance, followed by junior bridesmaid Brooke, bridesmaid Danielle, bridesmaid Kate and pageboy Dean. Martine, who looked fantastic, accompanied by Marc’s mum Hazel then made their way to the ceremony area where Marc and the groomsmen, Mark and Simon were waiting. The ceremony, officiated by Jacinta Gale was a lovely ceremony with Marc getting a little overwhelmed with the love he has for Martine during his promise to her. This of course caused Martine to also get a little emotional – it was certainly a very beautiful moment.

 

 

Following the ceremony, guests made their way to the ground floor for pre-dinner drinks and canapes in the Hotel’s Club Bar, whilst Martine and Marc, along with their wedding party had photographs around the Hotel and Harbour. As there was a break in the rain, it presented the perfect opportunity to sneak in a group photo.

 

When guests returned to the rooftop area, it had been transformed into a beautiful reception area creating a little bit of Paris in Sydney. The Eiffel Tower centrepieces with the Sydney Opera House in the background reflected the French-Australian fusion that Martine and Marc were seeking brilliantly.

Directly after the wedding party were introduced, guests were treated to a scrumptious entree and delicious main meal, whilst being entertained by Accordionist, Phillippe Wittwer complimenting and enhancing the French feel.

In no time at all, it was time for the speeches. First up groomsman Mark, then Marc’s friend, Melanie, Martine and to end, Marc. The speeches were all unique, moving, comical, heartfelt and entertaining and judging by the their reaction and actions, was enjoyed by all. At the conclusion of the speeches we surprised Martine with many messages from family and friends located all around the world (France, London, Scotland & United States). Hearing these messages and best wishes caused Martine, understandably, to become a little emotional. Knowing that each and everyone of their family and friends cared for them both and only wished them great happiness made them both feel very special.

In keeping with French tradition, a cheese course was then served to complete the meal. It was now time for Martine & Marc’s first dance – another lovely moment to a beautiful French song from Le Roi Soleil. At the conclusion of the dance, guests were surprised when the lovely dancers from Deja Vu Cabaret ran in and performed the Can Can. It was then time to party. A little later in the evening, the dancers performed another routine, Marc danced with his mum and much more partying with nearly all the guests on the dance floor.

 

 

Below: View of Sydney by Night from Park Hyatt Rooftop

 

 

Below: Martine & Marc’s First Dance

 

Below: Marc and his Mum, Hazel

Finally, two songs by The Proclaimers (to acknowledge Marc’s Scottish heritage) to end the evening. Everybody was gathered in a circle, dancing and singing, an excerpt of which can been seen in one of the videos below. As the reception ended, guests were then invited to join Martine and Marc in the Club Bar for a few last drinks to complete the celebration of their very special day.

Martine and Marc, thank you for allowing me to be a part of the beginning of your life together as husband and wife. I am certain that every one of your guests, like myself, will treasure the memory of being able to share in your wonderful celebration and the hopes and dreams you both hold for a bright and prosperous future – given your commitment to each other, I am certain that this is assured. Mai amour et la musique de remplir votre vie pour toujours!!!


Songs selected by Bride and Groom;

Bridesmaids Processional: “PM’s Love Theme” by Craig Armstrong

Bride Processional: “PM’s Love Theme” by Craig Armstrong

Register Signing: “You Belong To Me” by Jason Wade, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” by Stevie Wonder

Recessional: “Life With You” by The Proclaimers, “Celebration” by Madonna

Wedding Party Entry: “Hot, Hot, Hot” by Arrow

Bride & Groom Entry: “Lyric Box” by Le Roi Soleil

Cake Cutting Song: “Cut da Ting” by Loxen Morre

Bridal Waltz/First Dance: “Je Fais De Toi Mon Essentiel” by Emmanuel Moire

Last Dances: “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers, “I’m On My Way” by “The Proclaimers”


Other Wedding Professionals

Celebrant: Jacinta Gale – 0422 841 185

Photographer: Jane Allen Photography

Accordionist: Philippe Wittwer

Dancers: Déjà vu Cabaret contact Hayley – 0438 259 697

Cake: Kiss Me Cake

Florist: Blond Flores


Fun On The Dancefloor

 

 



Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment

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