Wedding MC Hawkesbury

  • Professional MC or Family Member – Polka Dot Wedding Featured Article

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    Hello! Today, I’m thrilled to share some insights and reflections on a topic that’s close to the heart of every couple planning their big day focusing on a topic that resonates with every couple: the Wedding MC Dilemma. Recently, I had the pleasure of sharing my thoughts on this crucial decision in a featured article on Polka Dot Wedding.

    In the article I delved into the pivotal question of whether to hire a professional MC or entrust the role to a family member and looked at the pros and cons of both options. The journey of making this decision is as intricate as the delicate details woven into your wedding planning itself.

    Below, you’ll find the embedded version of my article published on Polka Dot Wedding and a direct link to Polka Dot Wedding. Dive into these intricacies that can transform your wedding day into a truly memorable celebration. I hope you enjoy the read! 🎉💍

  • Why Choose a Professional Wedding MC Over Family?

    A wedding day, as it signifies the culmination of dreams, emotions, and a lifetime of love, etches itself indelibly into the hearts of the bride and groom. This extraordinary day is replete with tears, laughter, and a multitude of unforgettable moments. The role of a Master of Ceremonies (MC) is to expertly weave these elements together, ensuring a celebration that flows seamlessly and remains eternally memorable. While it might be tempting to entrust this pivotal role to a beloved family member, this blog post ardently advocates for wedding couples to choose a professional MC. I will delve deeper into the emotional and practical reasons that firmly establish a professional MC as the heartbeat of an extraordinary wedding.

    Professional MC holding microphone
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    1. Unparalleled Experience

    The wealth of experience possessed by a professional MC is truly remarkable. They have meticulously honed their craft by hosting numerous weddings, comprehending the ever-changing tides of emotions, and orchestrating each moment with finesse. Although opting for a family member may carry sentimental appeal, entrusting an amateur with your special day can potentially lead to hiccups and missteps that may inadvertently dampen the joyous atmosphere. A professional MC ensures that they expertly craft every moment, allowing both you and your guests to wholeheartedly savour the emotions.

    2. Emotional Neutrality

    Deep emotional investments in your wedding are held by family members, who become emotionally attached to every facet of the day. This profound connection can occasionally cloud their judgment or inadvertently steer the event in unexpected directions. Conversely, a professional MC offers an impartial perspective to the proceedings. They skillfully navigate tricky situations and unforeseen circumstances with grace, thereby preserving the emotional sanctity of your day.

    3. Stress-Free Celebrations

    Emotions run exceedingly high on a wedding day, with nerves, excitement, and a whirlwind of feelings all vigorously competing for attention. Entrusting a family member with the role of an MC can inadvertently introduce unnecessary stress for both you and them. A professional MC exudes a calming presence, ensuring that everything flows effortlessly. This allows you to wholeheartedly focus on enjoying the moment, free from concerns about logistics and coordination.

    4. Seamless Transitions

    A wedding is essentially a sequence of beautiful moments strung together, much like a delicate strand of pearls. A professional MC skillfully ensures that these moments transition seamlessly, weaving a harmonious narrative for your day. Their ability to proficiently manage timelines and maintain the event’s trajectory stands as a testament to their expertise and unwavering dedication.

    5. Personalisation and Customisation

    Although a family member may possess an intimate knowledge of your preferences, a professional MC excels at probing deeper. They invest ample time in understanding your personalities, preferences, and the unique tapestry of your love story. Armed with this insight, they expertly craft a wedding experience that genuinely mirrors your journey as a couple. The result is a ceremony infused with emotional resonance, reflecting your unique bond.

    6. Embodying the Essence of Love

    A professional MC wholeheartedly dedicates themselves to the art of celebration. They infuse your wedding with an infectious enthusiasm and warmth that permeate through every attendee. Their unique ability to forge emotional connections with your guests, making them feel like cherished participants rather than passive observers, stands as a testament to their unwavering dedication to your special day.


    Choosing a professional MC for your wedding is a heartfelt decision firmly rooted in the desire to create a day teeming with emotion and joy. It is a day that will be etched indelibly into the memory of every guest. While family members undoubtedly bring love and affection, professional MCs bring a wealth of expertise, experience, and the innate ability to transform your wedding day into an exceptional masterpiece. So, when it comes to selecting the heartbeat of your wedding, make the choice of a professional MC and allow them to artfully orchestrate the symphony of emotions that will render your day truly unforgettable.

    Note: In an upcoming post I will be detailing all the roles that a Professional MC undertakes at a Wedding.

    End Note:

    DJ:Plus! Entertainment understands that your wedding day is an emotional journey, and I’m here to help you make every moment unforgettable. Alongside the exceptional DJ entertainment service, I also offer a dedicated personalised and professional Master of Ceremonies (MC) service that will elevate your wedding to new heights.

    As your MC, I am passionate about weaving the threads of your love story into a seamless and captivating narrative. Whether you’re celebrating in the vibrant heart of Sydney, amidst the tranquillity of the Southern Highlands, the majestic Blue Mountains, the picturesque Hawkesbury, the scenic beauty of Wollongong & Illawarra, the pristine South Coast, the idyllic Central Coast, the charming Central West, or the nation’s capital, Canberra, or even beyond, my sole mission is to help you create your dream wedding.

    But I don’t stop at geographical boundaries; but go beyond to ensure your wedding day is filled with heart warming moments and cherished memories. Your love story is unique, and so should be your wedding experience.

    So, when you choose DJ:Plus! Entertainment’s MC:Plus! Service, you’re not just getting a MC; you’re getting a professional dedicated to making your special day shine. Reach out today, and together, we’ll create a symphony of love and joy that resonates far beyond your wedding day. Your dream wedding, brought to life by a single, passionate soul.

  • Wedding Reception & Ceremony | 22 October 2022 | Marta & Jarrod | Hawkesbury Country Retreat, Cornwallis, Hawkesbury

    Marta and Jarrod have been together since 2016 and they continue to adore each other so openly and honestly. They are fun to be around. They have a gentle tenderness for each other, I love their light-hearted banter and how easily they make each other laugh, is a joy to behold.

    They created a wedding that was perfectly suited to their fun loving, relaxed and joyful family and friends. The ceremony and reception was held at Hawkesbury Country Retreat which is nestled amongst the Blue Mountains, on the Hawkesbury River, and offers impressive waterfront and mountain views, perfect for Marta and Jarrod.

    The ceremony took place in the tree lined driveway of the property, whilst there were moments leading up to ceremony time that it looked like we may have to opt for the indoor option, following 15 minutes of rain the dark clouds disappeared and it was perfect for the rest of the day.

    A few highlights of the ceremony was the bridesmaids, in their rustic green dresses, walking down the tree lined aisle, Marta and Jarrod’s daughter Kenzii riding a pony led by Maid of Honour, Angela, down the aisle and the pièce de résistance, as Marta walked down the aisle, a very emotional Jarrod, at times choking up, sang “Amazed” by Lonestar. This was such a beautiful and special moment.

    The ceremony itself, beautifully officiated by Darrin Noon, was filled with love, laughter, little witty and fun remarks plus some happy tears. The love these two share and how comfortable they are in each others company was very obvious and heartwarming to witness.

    Following the ceremony, whilst guests enjoyed refreshments and canapes as they relaxed in the picturesque grounds, Marta, Jarrod and their wedding party had photographs around the 20 acre property.

    To rapturous applause we welcomed the wedding party, then Marta and Jarrod into The Shed to commence the reception and celebration of this wonderful marriage. A welcome from Jarrod – delivered in a way that was Jarrod to a tee, followed by a surprise special dance routine for Jarrod by Marta and the bridesmaids to “Dear Future Husband” by Megan Trainor really kicked of the reception in a special way.

    Guests then enjoyed a delicious American style BBQ buffet, wonderfully prepared by Crosdales BBQ. This was followed by the Newlywed Game, the first round of speeches by Maid of Honour, Angela, Marta’s Mum and Best Man, Brent.

    Next Marta and Jarrod were invited to cut their wedding cake. This moment was made more special by their daughter Kenzii, singing along with the Pink, Willow Sage Hart duet of “Cover Me In Sunshine”. Truly a lovely moment, so much so that Marta and Jarrod were, understandably, so mesmerised, that I had to discreetly remind them that they needed to cut the cake, before the song ended.

    Another fun activity involving guests before the second round of speeches plus some surprises from Jarrod’s family which acknowledged the New Zealand heritage and traditions that were important on an occasion such as this. All the speeches were down to earth and hearfelt. There was laughter and more happy tears – the things that make a wedding so special and memorable.

    More fun as we set up Best Man Brent in a dancing competition, which was a lot of fun. Guests then enjoyed Dessert.

    It was now time for our lovely couple to take to the dance floor for their very first dance as a married couple. As the music commenced, the dance floor began to fill with low lying fog (dry ice), at the appropriate time the team from Series Of Events Australia, set off the spark machines and at another point also those from the ceiling creating a waterfall effect of sorts – it was all quite stunning, but what I noticed was that Marta and Jarrod were totally in the moment, savouring each second of this dance, it was if they were the only two in the room and they only had eyes for each other!! For a hopeless romantic like me, this was what made this moment so special.

    For the remainder of the evening guests danced the night away, there was a bouquet and garter toss before we bid our beautiful couple farewell.

    Marta and Jarrod are awesome people..they laugh easily, love openly, cherish each other deeply and are so much fun to be around! They are perfect for each other and they made their wedding day perfectly spectacular (with a little help from their fabulous family & friends and also the weather gods!) Thank you for sharing yourselves and allowing me to play a part in your beautiful day as your Hawkesbury Wedding MC & Hawkesbury Wedding DJ! Fate knew what it was doing when it bonded your lives together. Wishing you love and many more years of happiness to come. May your love for each other continue to flourish and blossom through all of life’s chapters!

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    Key Songs

    Bridesmaid Processional: “All My Life” by K-Ci & Jo Jo

    Flower Girl & Maid Of Honour Processional: “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go” by Wham

    Brides Processional: “Amazed” by Jarrod (Groom)[Sung Live]

    Register Signing: “Songbird” by Eva Cassidy, “If Tomorrow Never Comes” by Ronan Keating

    Recessional : “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” by Stevie Wonder

    Wedding Party Entry: “Sexy Back” by Justin Timberlake, “Jump Around” by House Of Pain, “Yeah” by Usher, “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins, “You Can Do It” by Ice Cube

    Bride & Groom Entry: “Throw Your Hands Up” by Quote Feat. Pitbull

    Cake Cutting: “Cover Me In Sunshine” by Pink, Willow Sage Hart & Kenzii

    First Dance: “You Are The Reason” by Callum Scott & Leona Lewis

    Bouquet Toss: “My Humps” by Black Eyed Peas

    Garter Toss: “WAP” by Cardi B Feat. Megan Thee Stallion (Clean Version)

    Farewell Dance: “You To Me Are Everything” by Real Thing

    Final Farewell: “From Now On” by Hugh Jackman

    Other Wedding Professionals

    Celebrant: Best Man Civil Marriage Celebrant-Darrin Noon

    Caterer: Crosdales BBQ

    Sparkulars Dry Ice: Series Of Events Australia