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Wedding Reception | 7 April 2018 | Joyce & Joshua Lowen | The Orangerie, Milton Park, Bowral, Southern Highlands

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Joyce (Dana) and Joshua first met through work in the later months of 2012. Despite Joyce initially thinking that Joshua was a lot younger than herself – until an opportunity arose at work where she asked him for his ID so that she could verify his age, they became friends and over the next eighteen months the relationship slowly developed into something more than friendship. On the Friday of a group weekend with friends, Joshua officially asked Joyce to be his girlfriend. After Joyce said yes, their first kiss spontaneously ‘just happened’ and the following week they went on their first official date.

Six months later, Joyce went to the United States with her family on a trip that had been booked a year or so earlier – it was during this time of separation that they both realised that they were in love with each other. On 9 September 2016, Josh had arranged to pick Joyce up from her work (they now no longer worked together) for a night out for a movie and dinner. Joshua took the day off and arranged for a bouquet of tulips and lilies. After picking her up, he had the song “Passenger Seat” by Stephen Speaks playing…a song that they would play in the car which contains the lyrics “And I’ve got all that I need, Right here in the passenger seat”. As they drove, Joyce noticed that the route that Joshua was taking was not the way to the cinema.

Joshua took Joyce to the Japanese Gardens in the Auburn Botanical Gardens (they had always wanted to go to Japan in Cherry Blossom season), and made their way to the Cherry Blossom, they found a spot under the Cherry Blossoms, sat down on a rock and Joshua proceeded to tell Joyce how much he loved her and that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. He then got down on one knee and asked Joyce to marry him……there was a pause…….but the answer was a YES! Joshua then sang John Legend’s “All Of Me” to Joyce. They then went to that movie and dinner.

Fast forward to April 2018 and Joyce and Joshua were married in a beautiful church ceremony. They selected The Orangerie Restaurant within the beautiful grounds of Milton Park Country House Hotel in which to celebrate their marriage. It was an intimate gathering with 50 of their closet friends and family. Guests arrived following the ceremony for canapes and refreshments in the Pool House area of the grounds.

A little later, it was time for guests to make their way into The Orangerie Restaurant, which had been stunningly decorated by Jewel Phon Flowers & Styling to reflect Joyce and Joshua’s ‘Enchanted Forest” theme. Joshua welcomed everybody, thanked those that had traveled to be a part of their day and encouraged everybody to have a wonderful time.

Following the entree, it was time for the first set of speeches. First up there was some beautiful words from best man Steven. Next up was something that had been in the planning for many months. Joyce was aware that there would be a surprise around the time of the father daughter dance, but was unaware of any of the details including the song. This is how it all played out. After introducing Joyce’s Dad, Norgene for his wonderful speech, he invited Joyce’s little brother Jared to the microphone (the surprise). Jared’s speech had Joyce overcome with emotion and the happy tears flowed as Jared recounted his beautiful relationship with his older sister including how she would occasionally sing the Carpenters song, “Close To You” to him since birth and this song had become his personal lullaby – the song would soothe him when he cried and helped him get to sleep. He also said that the song was dear to his heart and anytime he heard it, it would never fail to make him happy, feel peaceful and very much loved. Jared finished with these following words; “It is my wish that you feel the same tonight and may all the happiness, peace and love stay with you forever…..(At this point music commenced to play)..Dana, please always be a Big Sister to me as I will be the not-so-little brother that will always look up to..YOU”. The music was from the Carpenter’s song “YOU” which was then performed by Joyce’s friend, Tmara and Jared (bonus surprise). As this was happening Joyce and her Dad with tears of happiness flowing and holding each other very tightly shared a very meaningful father daughter dance – a truly beautiful and emotional moment which I am certain they will always remember!

Next, guests enjoyed a delicious main meal before we had a little fun with a game whilst Joyce, Joshua and the professional photographic and videographic team from MTW Production wandered around the Milton Park grounds for some night shots. In keeping with the enchanted forest theme, Joyce and Joshua had selected “I See The Light” from the Disney Movie, Tangled as their first dance song. Guests were also each given a lantern which contained a LED candle as a gift and doubled as a place card holder. The Guests were asked to turn the candles on in the lanterns and surround the dance floor. Joyce and Joshua entered and commenced their beautiful dance under the fairy lights and surrounding lantern candlelight, whilst the floor of this “forest’ filled with low lying fog. Add a special DJ:Plus! touch to their song and it truly was a magical moment.

Dessert followed, heartfelt speeches from Joshua’s Dad, Tony and Joshua himself. The cutting of the wedding cake and it was now time to party! And party they did…..even Joyce’s grandmother was on the dance floor! Time goes quickly when you are having fun and before we knew it it was time for the bouquet toss, the honeymoon dance, one last farewell dance where everybody naturally formed a conga line of sorts and we then bid farewell to Joyce and Joshua as they departed to begin the rest of their lives together!

It was my utmost pleasure, a great honour and a true privilege to have been given the opportunity to play a small part in this wonderful celebration as your Southern Highlands Wedding MC and Southern Highlands Wedding DJ. The love that Joyce and Joshua share is obvious. Joshua is absolutely devoted in every way to Joyce and the constant attention he gives, demonstrates how much love he has for her. In return Joyce loves Joshua with all her heart. Our meetings in the lead up to the wedding only reaffirmed everything I sensed when I first met them both, they are a very special couple and I know that their future will not only take them both on many adventures, but their future will be filled with lots of love!

Joyce and Joshua thank you for allowing me to be a part of your wedding journey, it is something which I will always treasure. May love, laughter and music fill your lives forever.

A special thank you to Emerson from MTW Production who so very kindly provided the three stunning professional photographs throughout the text of this post (above) – Emerson and his team were an absolute pleasure to work with.



Photography & Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment except three images at beginning of post courtesy of MTW Production


Songs selected by Bride & Groom;

Wedding Party Entry: “I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas

Bride & Groom Entry: “Can’t Keep My Eyes Off You” by Frankie Valli

Cake Cutting: “L.O.V.E” by Nat King Cole

First Dance: “I See The Light” by Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi

Father Daughter Dance: “You” sung live by Tmara & Jared

Bouquet Toss: “Love Is A Battlefield” by Pat Benetar

Honeymoon Dance: “Grow Old With You” by Adam Sandler, “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran & Beyonce, “All Of Me” by John Legend

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

Final Farewell Song: “We Go Together” by Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta


Other Wedding Professionals

Photographer & Videographer: MTW Production

Floral Design: Jewel Phon Flowers & Styling

Cake Design: Cake Arcade

Photo Booth: Style Photo Booths

Dancing On A Cloud Effect: DJ Direct


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Vow Renewal Ceremony & Reception | 25 November 2017 | Natalie & Paul Johnson | Briars Country Lodge, Bowral, Southern Highlands

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Natalie and Paul are a gorgeous couple who met in the first half of 2004 whilst Paul was mid way through a two week trip to Australia from the UK. They spend the week together in which time, Paul managed to convince Natalie that she should follow him to the UK. A week later Natalie arrived in Mancester, three months later they were engaged and seven months afterwards, on 5 February 2005, they were married.

By the end of 2005 they welcomed their first born, Kiera and in 2007 their second daughter, Abbey. Four years later, Jaiden was born and in the lead up to the vow renewal, Natalie and Paul announced the wonderful news that there would be a fourth child joining the family in 2018!!

Unfortunately, when they married almost 13 years ago, Natalie did not get the dream wedding she had hoped for and had always wanted a chance to do it better, renew their vows and have a chance for the occasion to be more special. They chose to have the vow renewal and celebration at Briars Country Lodge & Historic Inn located in Bowral in the picturesque Southern Highlands. Whilst there had been a chance of rain forecast early in the week, the weather was absolutely stunning and the day was filled with the warmth and love of their family and friends!!

As Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do” filled the air, the “wedding party”, consisting of Natalie and Paul’s children, nieces and nephews made their way down the aisle. As Natalie commenced her walk towards Paul, in her amazing dress, you only had to look at the huge smile on her face to know how she was feeling! It was a short, meaningful ceremony where Natalie and Paul re-committed themselves to a together forever with the following promises;

Today, I renew the promises I made to you 12 years ago,
I promise to continue to be loving and faithful
I promise to live alongside you and to love you, whatever the future holds, completely and forever
I promise loyalty and friendship, through happy times and sad times
I hope our future will be as happy as our past has been, and I look forward to sharing it with you.
I will give you the best of myself
I will continue to love you for as long as I shall live
It is with these promises that I recommit my love for you.

with which they then celebrated the renewal of their vows with a kiss!!

The ceremony was followed by congratulations, mingling and photographs on the Briars’ grounds. A little later the celebrations commenced with delicious canapes, beautiful speeches, messages from those unable to attend, fun games and dancing. It was hard keeping this gorgeous couple off the dance floor – they well and truly totally dominated it!!

There is not much I can say about Natalie and Paul that those that have met them don’t know – they light each other up and everyone around them. They are gentle, genuine, sweet, funny, totally in love and completely perfect for each other. Natalie and Paul’s intimate vow renewal celebration reflected who they are in everything they did.. relaxed, fun and loving! It was an absolute pleasure and honour to be able to spend time with them and their family and friends not only as their Southern Highlands Wedding MC & DJ, but also as the person who conducted their Vow Renewal Ceremony (a first for me!)! Thank you for allowing me to play a part in this beautiful celebration. May, love, laughter and music fill your lives forever!!!



Photography & Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment


Songs selected by Natalie & Paul;

Processional: “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding

Recessional: “Inner Smile” by Texas

Attendants Entry: “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Mars, “Barbie Girl” by Aqua, “Who Let The Dogs Out” by Baha Men, “Party UP (Up In Here) by DMX

Natalie & Paul Entry: “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars

Cake Cutting: “Smile” by Uncle Kracker

First Dance: “500 Miles (I’m Gonna Be)” by Jefr Tale


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Wedding Ceremony & Reception | 13 February 2016 | Samantha & Michael Moutos | Gibraltar Hotel, Bowral, Southern Highlands

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Samantha and Michael first met at work in May of 2013, but it was not until after a few weeks of flirting that they went on their first date and officially became a couple. Two weeks following that date, they were very much smitten with each other and falling deeper in love as each day passed. After another eight weeks or so, they knew they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together. On 18 June 2014, just over a year after they had first met, whilst in Venice, Michael organised a dinner which was followed by a gondola ride and near the Rialto Bridge, Michael proposed to his Sammi.

Fast forward to 13 February 2016, a glorious, picture perfect Southern Highlands day, filled with the warmth and love of their family and friends, Samantha and Michael were married. They chose to have their ceremony and reception at the Gibraltar Hotel Bowral , a modern stylish hotel which overlooks an 18 hole golf course. It was a beautiful, simple ceremony, wonderfully officiated by Susan Winters, and totally reflected the lovely relaxed nature of this gorgeous couple.

Following the ceremony, guests had an opportunity to congratulate the newlyweds before a group photograph and then Samantha, Michael and the wedding party went for photographs around the picturesque property with Dianna Watson. Meanwhile guests were treated to refreshments and canapé’s.

A little while later, we welcomed the wedding party into the reception room with great applause, of course the loudest and biggest welcome was for Samantha and Michael!! A short welcome and thank you from Michael and then guests were served a delicious entrée. This was followed by speeches from Michael’s dad, Chris and Samantha’s dad, Gavin. An emotional Father Daughter dance, the cake cutting and then into the main meal. Speeches from Matron of Honour, Peta-Lyn and Best Man, Sean, the newlywed game – which was a lot of fun!, dessert and finally speeches from both Samantha and Michael.

It was now time for this beautiful couple to have their first dance – this was a very special moment that encompassed all the love they have for each other and that of their family and friends with Samantha once again shedding a few tears of love and happiness. For a hopeless romantic like me, it is these little moments that make a wedding really special where the connection between a couple, which for them is like no one else is in the room, transcends to draw everybody else into the moment with them – truly made my heart very happy!

The wedding party and guests joined Sam and Michael on the dance floor. Before we knew it it was time for the bouquet and garter toss, the farewell circle and Samantha and Michael departed to start their new life as a married couple.

The whole process leading up to Samantha and Michael’s wedding was such a delightful experience. The wedding was fun, intimate, personal and so relaxed. They are an awesome couple who are so deeply in love. They created a wedding that was a joyous fun celebration.. and I LOVED every second of it. Thank you so much for the trust you placed in me and the huge privilege you gave me allowing me to be your Southern Highlands Wedding MC & DJ, I hope that you both had the best day! I know you will love each other forever and always, to infinity and beyond! May love, laughter and music fill your lives forever!


Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment


Songs selected by Bride and Groom;

Bridesmaids Processional: “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri

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

Sand Ceremony: “The Prayer” by Andrea Bocelli & Celine Dion

Register Signing: “Everything” by Michael Buble, ” Stand By You” by Rachel Patten

Recessional: “Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

Wedding Party Entry: “Real Love” by Clean Bandit Feat. Jess Glynne

Bride & Groom Entry: “Real Love” by Clean Bandit Feat Jess Glyne

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

First Dance: “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz

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

Bouquet Toss: “Man! I Feel Like A Woman” by Shania Twain

Garter Toss: “Mission Impossible Theme” by Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen

Farewell Cirle: “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz, “I Won’t Let You Go” by James Morrison, “I Knew I Loved You” by Savage Garden

Final Farewell Song: “Army Of Two” by Olly Murrs



Other Wedding Professionals

Photographer: Dianna Watson Photography

Floral Designer: Affair With George

Cake Designer: Embellished Cake Creations

Celebrant: Susan Winters


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Wedding Ceremony & Reception | 14 February 2015 | Adrienne & Patrick Vera | Bendooley Estate, Berrima, Southern Highlands

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From the very first moments of my initial telephone conversation with Adrienne and Patrick, I felt a real connection with them. They must have felt the same! For a few days later on a Monday morning I received a telephone call from Patrick asking whether I would be able to see them later that morning for an Entertainment Design Consultation. I asked did they both have a day off from work and the response was, “No, but Adrienne and I have been talking about our wedding and based on our conversation the other evening, we both decided to take a sickie and were hoping you could see us today.” Well that normal two hour Consultation extended into something like five hours. To say that we immediately hit it off, is a massive understatement.

During that meeting they detailed how they had met on 12 February 2012 on Patong Beach in Phuket, Thailand. Adrienne was in Phuket with her girlfriend Alice and they were walking along the beach when Patrick happened to be walking past – little did they know that this would be the beginning of their beautiful love story. Adrienne immediately caught Patrick’s eye, but he initially kept walking. Adrienne obviously had made quite an impression on Patrick as millions of thoughts were suddenly flooding through his mind. Something told him he should go back and talk to her. A little while after he caught up with them and some small talk, Alice headed into the water, Patrick followed and started talking to Alice. Adrienne joined them in the water and the conversation. Whilst in the water, Patrick found out it was Adrienne’s birthday and suggested they all go to dinner. All three enjoyed a relaxing afternoon and evening together. Adrienne felt there was something special about Patrick even though at one point she had briefly considered he might be a stalker, as he was never too far away for the next few days.

Once they returned to Australia, they kept in contact, regularly chatting on the phone and Skype – the fact that Adrienne lived in Melbourne and Patrick lived in Sydney was only a minor obstacle. A few months later Patrick went to visit Adrienne in Melbourne and being together again confirmed to the both of them, that ‘them’ was something really special. This long distance relationship continued for around 18 months, and whilst difficult, they made the most of each of their telephone calls, Skype dates and occasional plane trips. Eventually, Adrienne made the decision to move to Sydney to be with Patrick.

Their relationship blossomed and they enjoyed many adventures. In June 2014, whilst on a holiday to Thailand, Patrick surprised Adrienne by proposing, a special moment where it had all begun for them both, the place they had first cast eyes on one another, a place that was now even more special.

Fast forward to Valentine’s Day 2015 and the skies did not look very promising. Adrienne & Patrick selected to have their wedding ceremony and reception at Bendooley Estate, located in Berrima, near Bowral in the Southern Highlands of NSW. Even though there was the random drop of rain in the lead up, thankfully, it held off until the very end of the ceremony. It was a beautiful ceremony in a picturesque, serene and idyllic location, officiated by Fiona Dacombe, it included heartfelt personal vows and was such a joy to witness Patrick & Adrienne finally become husband and wife.

The wedding reception, held in the Book Barn, was full of lots of fun, laughter, love and dancing. A beautiful moment for me, was during Patrick’s speech when he paid tribute to Adrienne’s late father, Russell. He did so by writing a letter to Russell and reading this letter out to everyone. It had many in the room wiping tears from their eyes and laughing out loud, and if anybody had any doubt as to Patrick’s love for and complete devotion to Adrienne, the reading of this letter would have certainly dispelled these thoughts.

Guests were treated to scrumptious canapés and a delicious table buffet, consisting of an array of South American inspired cuisine, a dessert station and later in the evening, whilst guests were dancing their little ‘tushies’ off, a Slider Station.

It was a beautiful wedding day in a fantastic location. Adrienne & Patrick had told me that they wanted their reception to be natural, authentic and warm – I believe it was all these things and more! The love of their family and friends was evident, everybody made everybody feel welcome, everybody was authentic, there certainly were no pretentious airs and graces – even to the extent of the odd ‘naughty word’ slipping into some of the speeches. These were real people, being themselves, enjoying themselves and united in the happiness they felt and love they shared for Adrienne & Patrick.

Adrienne and Patrick, thank you so much for gracing me with the honour and privilege of being a part of your amazing wedding day as your Southern Highlands Wedding DJ & MC. I enjoyed every moment of it and also truly value the wonderful time we spent together planning all the details. I hope to share more wonderful times with you both in the future. You are a very special couple who will continue to inspire others with your unwavering circle of love and your infectious zest for life. May love, laughter and music fill your lives forever!!!


Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment


Songs selected by Bride and Groom;

Bridesmaid Processional: “Follow The Sun” by Xavier Rudd

Brides Processional: “Follow the Sun” by Xavier Rudd

Register Signing: “Here Comes The Sun” by The Beatles

Recessional: “Is This Love” by Bob Marley

Bridesmaids & Groomsmen Entry: “Mi Swing Es Tropical” by Quantic & Nickodemus

Bride & Groom Entry: “Home Naje Al Beny” by Gente De Zona

Cake Cutting: “I Like It Like That” by Pete Rodriguez

First Dance: “Magic” by Coldplay

Bouquet Toss: “Young Hearts Run Free” by Kim Mazelle

Garter Toss: “Sexual Healing” by Marvin Gaye

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

Final Farewell Song: “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons


Other Wedding Professionals

Celebrant: Fiona Dacombe

Photographer & Videographer: Kate Disher – Quill Photography

Florist: Emily Cooper Floral Decorator

Cake Designer: Alison Lawson Cakes


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Wedding Ceremony & Reception | 18 October 2014 | Cobie & Neil Muller | Baillieu Ballroom, Milton Park Country House Hotel, Bowral, Southern Highlands

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Cobie and Neil are a truly beautiful couple and what an amazing wedding day it was! It was full of much love, laughter, family and their favourite things! Both the ceremony and reception was held at the picturesque Milton Park – Country House & Spa, in Bowral, in the Southern Highlands.

Cobie and Neil met on the 15th May 2010 after exchanging smiles across the dance floor. Cobie thought that he was tall enough for her friend, but Neil only had eyes for Cobie and by the end of the evening Neil had provided her with his telephone number. The next morning Cobie did not hesitate to text Neil resulting in their very first date on that same day – little did they know that this was to be the start of the rest of their lives together! As time passed, and they spent more and more time together, eventually meeting each others respective families and their feelings for each other growing stronger and stronger with each passing day – they were in love!; sweet, giddy, love!

On 8 December 2012 – Cobie’s birthday, Neil had organised a special lunch at Berowra Waters. Cobie was led to believe that the lunch would be at Rose Bay, but when they got there, she found that Neil had arranged for a seaplane to take them to the real destination. After lunch, Neil took Cobie outside, dropped to one knee, produced the engagement ring and asked Cobie to spend the rest of her life with him as his wife. With the ring sparkling brightly in the afternoon sun, Cobie caught by surprise, initially laughed, but she did say yes and here we now were witnessing and celebrating their marriage.

It was the most perfect day for the most perfect couple, the sun shone brightly and the slight breeze keeping everyone comfortable – they could not have wished for better weather. Following a beautiful ceremony, officiated by Celebrant Craig Moran, there were cheers as Cobie & Neil were finally pronounced husband and wife. A group photograph and a few family shots prior to Cobie, Neil and their wedding party heading off for photographs around the idyllic Milton Park grounds. Guests made their way up to the upper lawn where an array of lounges and games were available whilst being served canapes and refreshments.

A little while later everybody made their way to the Baillieu Ballroom to celebrate Cobie and Neil’s love and the coming together of two amazing families. So much laughter, fun and happiness in one room was such a joy to behold. Lovely speeches, mingling, fun activities and dancing was the perfect recipe for a fantastic celebration. The bouquet toss, garter toss, a farewell circle, a final dance and it was time to bid farewell to our beautiful couple.

Cobie and Neil are so deeply in love that it literally radiates off them and touches all those around them…I was no exception and these two certainly touched my heart with the love they share for each other. Cobie & Neil, it was such an honour and privilege to not only witness you become husband & wife, but also to be your Southern Highlands Wedding MC and Wedding DJ Bowral and it is certainly something I will always cherish and hold dear. You have a special love and I know that with each passing day, you will both fall more and more in love with each other. May love, laughter and music fill your lives forever!!!.

Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment

Songs selected by Bride and Groom;

Bridesmaid Processional:  “All Of Me” by Greg Weir

Brides Processional:  “All Of Me” by Greg Weir

Register Signing: “Guitar Instrumental” by Greg Weir

Recessional: “I’m A Believer” by Smash Mouth

Parents Of The Bride Entry: “Living In The 70’s” by Skyhooks

Parents Of The Groom Entry: “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins

Bridesmaids & Groomsmen Entry: “My Sharona” by The Knack, “I’m A Believer” by Smash Mouth, “It’s Tricky” by Run DMC, “Let’s Get It Started” by Black Eyed Peas

Bride & Groom Entry: “We Go Together” by Olivia Newton John & John Travolta

Cake Cutting: “(This Will Be) Everlasting Love” by Natalie Cole

First Dance: “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Frankie Valli

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

Garter Toss: “Oh Yeah” by Yello

Farewell Circle/Circle Of Love: “Time Of Our Life” by Green Day, “I’m All Yours” by Jay Sean Feat. Pitbull

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

Final Farewell Song: “I’m On My Way” by The Proclaimers


Other Wedding Professionals

Celebrant: Craig Moran

Photographer & Videographer:A2Z Weddings

Cake Designer: Imaginarium Cakes

Floral Designer: Woodcroft Florist & Art

Silhouette Man: Geoff Pearce – Silhouette Man


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