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Wedding Reception | 24 February 2018 | Debra & Adrian Watson | Loxley on Bellbird Hill, Kurrajong Hills, Hawkesbury

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Debra and Adrian’s first interaction with each other occurred through their work over the telephone. Adrian was a contractor for one of the contractors of Debra’s employer and the job required that Adrian speak with Debra a few times each day. Even though they had never met each other in person, Adrian eventually found the courage to ask Debra out on a date – in essence a “blind” date. On 22 July 2010, both feeling very nervous, they went on the date and whilst Debra was a little hesitant about going, she was glad she did as they had a wonderful time with the evening ending with a spontaneous first kiss in the car – instigated by Debra, before Adrian even had a chance to do the gentlemanly thing, and walk her to her door!

The relationship developed and love started to bloom in the following few months. In October 2011 they were on a cruise to New Caledonia. Unbeknownst to Debra, having already asked her parents for their daughter’s hand, Adrian was planning to propose on the cruise. Once on board, Adrian had arranged with the ship’s photographer to help him with the proposal. On 5 October 2011 during a formal dinner, it was suggested that they have some photographs taken. As arranged with the photographer, he had them stand back to back and took a few shots. The photographer then asked Debra to turn around. To her surprise there was Adrian down on one knee with a beautiful engagement ring in his hand as he asked her to be his wife and spend the rest of their lives together. With tears of happiness flowing, Debra said Yes!

Fast forward to 24 February 2018 and here we were gathered in the picturesque Kurrajong Hills at the stunning Loxley on Bellbird Hill in the Hawkesbury Valley, for their wedding. With the sun shining very brightly, invited family and friends took their seats in the Loxley ceremony area overlooking the gorgeous view of the Sydney Basin. Whilst a little on the warm side, Adrian kept his cool as his beautiful bride made her way down the aisle accompanied by her mum, Lois. A beautiful and meaningful ceremony, officiated by Martin Moroney followed and shortly afterwards they were pronounced husband and wife!

While guests enjoyed a fantastic selection of canapes and refreshing drinks, Debra, Adrian and their wedding party made their way around the property for photographs with the talented Russell from Inlights Photography. Before long, we were welcoming the wedding party and Debra and Adrian into the Kauri Reception Room, enhanced by the lovely florals from Wedding Flowers by Jody, with lots of cheers and twirling napkins! The scene had been set for a wonderful evening……and a wonderful evening it was!!

Commencing with a little game to see how well Debra and Adrian knew each other, it entertained the guests whilst they had the opportunity to learn a little bit more about our newlyweds. This was followed by speeches from Debra’s mum, Lois and Adrian’s dad, Wilfred. Both speeches were full of love, best wishes, emotion and laughter. We were off to a great start as the delicious entree was served by the impeccable Loxley staff. Following a short time for some mingling and another opportunity for guests to take advantage of the Photobooth provided by Flash Me Photobooths, we had speeches by Chief Bridesmaid Renee, Best Man Roy and Maid of Honour April. Once again all the speeches were heartfelt, full of back stories, much love and how Debra and Adrian were just perfect for each other – it was obvious just how much these two are loved by their family and friends (it truly made my heart smile). Guests were then served a scrumptious main meal.

During our planning sessions, Debra and Adrian had expressed that they wished guests to dance between the meals. Debra also expressed this wish to the guests in her brief welcome and thank you after entering. Well, after the main meal had been consumed, the dance floor spontaneously took off to a selection of 70’s and 80’s classics – a lot of fun, singing along, interacting as well as making room for the beautiful dessert which was to follow. Our last speech, by the man of the moment himself, Adrian was next. Whilst Adrian professes to be an introvert and was a little uncomfortable delivering his speech, he did so in a manner that certainly endeared himself to everybody and they certainly felt the sentiment behind everything that he said. Even when the nerves had him saying the wrong word, it drew everybody in and affirmed just how nice a guy Adrian truly is and how much love he has for Debra.

The cutting of the beautiful wedding cake, created by Celebration Cakes, topped with great look-a-like figurines of Debra and Adrian, before our couple took to the floor for their first dance as husband and wife to a very special version of Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud”. Enhanced by low lying fog it was a lovely romantic moment that they both shared. The bridal party and guests were invited to join Debra and Adrian on the dance floor on the next song and we were then well and truly into party mode. Guests danced for the rest of the evening to a selection of current and past hits – you need only take a look at the photographs and video below to see just how much fun everybody had.

A short break for the bouquet and garter toss, before we were back into more dancing. Before we knew it it was time for the farewell circle. After thanking and saying goodbye to all their family and friends they quietly exited the reception without any fanfare or fuss, as I wrapped up this magnificent celebration.

Debra and Adrian, it was such an extreme pleasure to have had the opportunity to meet you both, help plan your wedding and an absolute honour and privilege to have been a part of it all as your Hawkesbury Wedding DJ & Hawkesbury Wedding MC – I enjoyed every moment of it (and yes! even when you were changing things in the lead up to the wedding 🙂 ). You are both beautiful individuals and whilst you are somewhat opposites, you both truly complement each other and your love for one another is undeniable. To me weddings are all about love. Your wedding was full of so much love. May love, laughter and music fill your lives forever.



Photography & Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment


Songs selected by Bride & Groom;

Wedding Party Entry: “Sway” by Michael Buble, “Forever Young” by Youth Group, “Pony” by Ginuwine, “Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars, “April Sun In Cuba” by Dragon, “Single Ladies” by Beyonce

Bride & Groom Entry: “Forever” by Chris Brown

Cake Cutting: “How Sweet It Is” by Marvin Gaye

First Dance: “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran

Bouquet Toss: “Dear Future Husband” by Meghan Trainor

Garter Toss: “Mission Impossible Them” by Clayton & Mullen

Farewell Circle: “Meant To Be” by BeBe Rexta, “MMMbop” by Hanson, “Coming Home” by Sheppard

Final Farewell Song: “One Last Song” by Sam Smith


Other Wedding Professionals

Photographer: Inlights Photography

Celebrant: Martin Moroney

Cake Design: Celebration Cakes

Floral Design: Wedding Flowers by Jody

Photo Booth: Flash Me Photobooths

Dancing On A Cloud Effect: Party Hire Group

Ceremony Musicians: Something Borrowed


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Wedding Reception | 18 April 2015 | Jessica & Gabriel De Oliveira | Chapel Hill Retreat, Berambing, Blue Mountains

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Who would have guessed that a throw-away remark made at a night club six years ago, would lead to a wedding. Jessica was checking her phone when Gabriel walked by and made a joke along the lines of, “You can ask me for my number if you want”. Whilst Jessica’s first impression was that Gabriel was not really her type, as it happenned, by the end of the evening they ended up chatting for a little while in the car park and an exchange of telephone numbers took place. Over the next two months they chatted on the phone and via Messenger before Gabriel invited Jessica to meet for lunch, by the end of that first date they had kissed and the start of a beautiful love story had begun.

As time progressed they fell deeper and deeper in love, but it was not until they organised a last minute getaway to the Hunter Valley in June 2014 that Gabriel dropped to one knee and asked Jessica to spend the rest of her life with him as his wife. They were staying in a lovely B&B, had lunch at a up market Italian Restaurant and then decided to go for a drive – what Jessica did not know, even though they had talked about marriage, was that Gabriel was looking for a lookout so that he could propose as the sun was setting. The perfect location found, as the sun was starting to set, Gabriel popped the question to a unsuspecting Jessica. The answer? A resounding YES!

Jessica and Gabriel selected Chapel Hill Retreat, which is located at the foot of Mt Tomah and at the entrance to the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, to celebrate their marriage. With beautiful gardens and a serene mountain atmosphere, it was the perfect venue for this nature loving couple. Guests arrived whilst Jessica, Gabriel and their wedding party were having photographs taken around the grounds. They were welcomed with canapes and refreshments on the large verandah overlooking the beautiful vista.

Before long it was time to commence the festivities and celebrate. It certainly was a beautiful evening filled with lovely speeches, much fun, laughter, surprises, heartfelt moments and dancing, culminating in a totally joyous celebration. The highlight for me was Jessica & Gabriel’s first dance which had so many guests unable to control their feelings and welling up with tears of happiness for them – I even overheard comments that it was the most beautiful first dance some had ever witnessed. Then there was also the fun skit that Gabriel, ably assisted by his grooms men, did for the Garter toss. To the Mission Impossible Theme, Gabriel and the groomsmen donned dark glasses and proceeded to commence their mission of finding the lost garter! Gabriel crawling along the ground, “Tom Cruise” style and saved by his grooms men when it appeared that he was in danger as he ventured under Jessica’s dress. But of course our hero overcame many obstacles before completing the mission successfully! It was such a lot of fun!!

Jessica and Gabriel are an awesome couple and we spent a lot of time planning their day, both over the phone and face to face and it we had fun doing so. During that time, I got to know them and found them to be both humble, generous and kind souls that have a love of family and are looking forward to starting their own in the future. It was an absolute pleasure playing a part in their wedding day as their Blue Mountains Wedding MC & DJ and celebrating with them and their beautiful family and friends – thank you for allowing me the privilege; it truly was a sensational day!! Judging by the comments I received during and at the end of the evening I think we achieved in making it the fun, special celebration that was full of happiness and love you both wanted. Have a fabulous time on your honeymoon in Bali and may love, laughter and music fill your lives forever!!!


Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment


Songs selected by Bride and Groom;

Wedding Party Entry: “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins, “Real In Rio” by The Rio Singers, “I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas

Bride & Groom Entry: “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)” by Jimmy Barnes

Cake Cutting: “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion

First Dance: “Better Today” by Coffey Anderson

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

Bouquet Toss: “Dear Future Husband” by Meghan Trainor

Garter Toss: “Mission Impossible Theme”

Farewell Circle / Circle Of Love: “Come Away With Me” by Norah Jones, “You’ve Got The Love” by Florence & The Machine, “I’m On My Way” by The Proclaimers

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


Other Wedding Professionals

Photographer: Two Birds Photography

Videographer: Blaycam Video Productions

Floral Designer: Your Floral Indugence


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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 Reception | 1 November 2008 | Jenny and Guy Keeghan | Castlereagh Hall

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Jenny and Guy are a lovely couple who celebrated their wedding with 60 invited guests at Castlereagh Hall . Castlereagh Hall offers a rural outlook and is located at the base of the Blue Mountains. Whilst rain threatened to ruin their day, it held out and they were able to proceed with their ceremony and photographs exactly as planned.

 

It was a very intimate and relaxed reception with family and friends treated to a great buffet and a wonderful evening. Jenny’s sister Allison acted as Master of Ceremonies which added a very personal touch to the evening. A popular feature at the reception was the extensive “Candy Buffet” which was available throughout the evening and was continually being replenished – guests were certainly able to share in the sweetness of their love.Following speeches by both the fathers, the Matron of Honour – Cate, Best Man – Alan and finally Guy, Jenny and Guy performed the cake cutting ceremony. They then took to the dance floor for their first dance in what was a very special moment – you could feel the mutual dedication this couple have for each other throughout the venue. The moment was enhanced by the simplicity and genuineness of their chosen song, I Want to Grow Old With You by Adam Sandler. This was followed by the father daughter dance. Half way through this dance, other fathers & daughters and mothers & sons were invited to join Jenny and her dad, Brian on the dancefloor.

The rest of the evening was filled with much dancing. Certainly a fun and enjoyable evening that I am sure Jenny and Guy will remember forever. As always it was an absolute privilege to have been able to take part in their special day and to meet such a delightful couple.

 

 

 

(Below) Jenny and Guy’s First Dance

(Below) Jenny dancing with her Dad and Guy with his Mum

 


Songs selected by Bride and Groom;

Bridal Party Entry Song: “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz

Bride & Groom Entry Song: “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz

Cake Cutting Song: “Throw Your Arms Around Me” by Hunters & Collectors

Bridal Waltz/First Dance: “I Want To Grow Old With You” by Adam Sandler

Father /Daughter Dance: “Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle

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

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

Final Farewell Song: “I’ll Be There For You” by Bon Jovi


Other Wedding Professionals

Caterer: Crown Catering

Photographer: Simply Bliss Photography


Fun On The Dancefloor

Shake Shake Shake…….

 

Boys just want to have FUN!!!!


 

Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment

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Wedding Reception | 8th September 2007 | Catherine and Nathan Allen | Macedonian Hall, Londonderry

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Reception for 100 guests held at the Macedonian Hall located in Londonderry near Richmond in the outskirts of the Sydney Metropolitan Area.


Songs selected by Bride and Groom;

Bridal Party Entry Song: “Dreams” by Gabrielle

Bride & Groom Entry Song: “Dreams” by Gabrielle

Cake Cutting Song: “Truly Madly Deeply” by Savage Garden

Bridal Waltz/First Dance: “Amazed” by Lonestar

Father/Daughter Dance: “Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle

Bridal Party Dance: “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley

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

Garter Toss: “Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing” by Chris Isaak

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


 


Other Wedding Professionals

Photographer: Peter Secheny Photography


Fun on the Dancefloor


Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment

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