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Wedding Ceremony & Reception | 29 March 2019 | James & Jerome | Ecco Ristorante, Drummoyne, Sydney

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James and Jerome met just over thirty years ago. They share a love for ballet, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, travel and Kylie Minogue and today, they were making it all official, exchanging vows and becoming husbands.

It was a beautiful Sydney afternoon as family and friends gathered on the deck at Ecco Ristorante in Drummoyne with a stunning view of Sydney Harbour as a backdrop. Shortly afterwards, to the sounds to Pachelbel’s Canon in D, exquisitely played by Jasmine Strings, James, Jerome and their Wedding Party proceeded to walk down the aisle. What followed was a beautiful ceremony, which was wonderfully officiated by Kathyrn Breusch. The ceremony included heartfelt vows from both James and Jerome. Before we knew it they were married and pronounced husband and husband!

This was followed by drinks and canapes whilst guests congratulated James and Jerome, chatted, caught up and enjoyed the spectacular view. Not long after, everyone was seated, the wedding party were introduced and welcomed with great applause, with the biggest applause for James and Jerome. Guests were then served a delicious entree.

Next was the cake cutting, a presentation of a gift to James and Jerome and a dance off where one of the guests whom was celebrating a birthday was inconspicuously made the target of a fun prank, in a nice way of course. Lots of fun for the participants, guests and Ian our birthday boy!!

Guests then enjoyed a delectable main meal before we proceeded with the speeches. James, Jerome and Jerome’s sister Lesley all made lovely speeches, but the highlight was a little surprise that Jerome had planned for James. Jerome is a huge ABBA fan and he approached me about doing his speech which included sound drops of particular ABBA songs. We discussed a number of ways to execute this, but ultimately went for the option which would flow better and eliminate any potential hiccups. This was a HUGE hit with all the guests and of course James.

Below is Jerome’s speech with the red text being where the drop from the ABBA song occurred:

My dearest James,

Mamma Mia! Here we are, on our wedding day proving that when it comes to love – The Winner Takes It All. It was fate that brought us together thirty years ago when you said, “Take A Chance On Me“. You really did Rock Me. In no time at all we began Knowing Me, Knowing You and once we worked out The Name Of The Game, we had fallen well and truly Head Over Heels. I feel like a Dancing Queen whenever you Lay All Your Love On Me. You make my heart go Ring Ring and all I have to do is send out an SOS and you’re always there to Gimme!, Gimme!, Gimme! support, advice or a shoulder to cry on. Today I have truly met my Waterloo and I could not wait to say I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do. All that’s left is to ask – “Voulez-Vous?”

You can hear Jerome’s speech here:


Guests then gathered around the dance floor as James and Jerome danced their first dance together as husbands. It was a choreographed dance to “Give Me Your Love” by Fame – once again enjoyed by all the guests. With no formalities left, all there was to do was dance the night away….and dance they did!!

Before we knew it, it was time to farewell James and Jerome and the celebration came to an end. James and Jerome’s wedding represented them totally, there was no pretense, just authenticity. It was a lot of FUN and from the comments I received as guests were leaving, everyone had such a wonderful time. James and Jerome, thank you for the trust you placed in me – it was a privilege to play a part in your wedding day which was thirty years in the making. May love, laughter and music fill your lives forever!!!

Photography by DJ:Plus! Entertainment


Songs Selected by Grooms;

Wedding Party Processional: “Pachelbel’s Canon in D” performed by Jasmine Strings

Register Signing: “Bach’s Air on a G String” & “Flower Duet” performed by Jasmine Strings

Recessional: “Wedding March” performed by Jasmine Strings

Wedding Party Entry: “I Feel The Earth Move” by Martika

Bride & Groom Entry: “I Feel The Earth Move” by Martika

Cake Cutting: “I Think I Love You” by Partridge Family

First Dance: “Give Me Your Love” by Fame

Farewell Dance: “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston

Final Farewell Song: “On A Night Like This” by Kylie Minogue


Other Wedding Professionals

Celebrant: Kathryn Breusch Marriage Celebrant

Photographer: David Currington

Balloons: Balloon Elegance


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Wedding Reception | 14 January 2017 | Deckhouse, Woolwich, Sydney

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Whilst rain had been forecast, it ended up being a very warm, beautiful sunny day for A & D’s wedding. This beautiful couple have asked for privacy, so whilst there will be no photographs of them or their guests, they have graciously permitted me to to share some décor and location shots of their amazing wedding! A & D chose Deckhouse to celebrate their wedding. Located in the Sydney suburb of Woolwich right on the foreshore at Woolwich Dock, Deckhouse has a lovely setting, is tranquil and hidden but with spectacular views up the harbour to the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the city skyline.

The wedding was filled with plenty of smiles and laughs for many reasons, but mainly because A & D are a fantastically cool couple with beautiful friends and family. There were tears, there was laughter, there was dancing, there was fun and there was the odd beverage. What else can I say about their day? It was a great wedding with a great couple.

A + D thank you for giving me the utmost honour of investing your trust in me as your Wedding MC Sydney & Wedding DJ Sydney. It was such a pleasure to be a part of your day and I enjoyed all our telephone conversations, our meetings and helping you both create your wonderful wedding day. I feel blessed to have witnessed a love that is deep, meaningful and honest; to have witnessed a family that loves you both and will be there if you ever happen to need them. Love is the strongest power…. It has the potential to make impossible possible… My wish for you both is that you are blessed with the power of love for life and always enjoy happiness and togetherness in your life. May, love, laughter and music fill your lives forever!!!

Photography by DJ:Plus! Entertainment


Songs selected by Bride & Groom;

Wedding Party Entry: “Home” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Bride & Bride Entry: “Home” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Cake Cutting: “Let’s Stay Together” by Duan & Only

First Dance: “Thank You” by Chris Cornell/”Cheek To Cheek” by Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald

Bouquet Toss: “Man! I Feel like a Woman” by Shania Twain

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

Final Farewell: “Home” by Phillip Phillips


Other Wedding Professionals

Photographer & Videographer: Wattle & Lace – Wedding Photography & Film

Floral Design & Stylist: Honey Lane

Cake Design: Cammeray Cakes


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Wedding Reception | 17 December 2016 | Cortney & Hil Yin Choi | The Tea Room QVB, Sydney

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Cortney and Hil’s first encounter occurred in 2011, but it was not until 2012 that they started to interact more and a relationship began to develop. Cortney and Hil are a beautiful couple and their wedding celebration was full of family love, warmth and many emotions.

Following their ceremony earlier in the day at Barker College, Hornsby, they chose to celebrate at the Tea Room in the Queen Victoria Building, Sydney. With the room looking stunning, thanks to the lovely ladies from Decorations By Jelena, the fantastic wedding cake by Pretty Parties and the photographic and videographic skills of the team from Hugo Photography & Film, it was such a great celebration. Surrounded by family and friends, we were so privileged to witness a deep tender love that has grown despite the difficulties that these two have faced due to distance, as one was studying in Townville, Queensland and the other in Melbourne, Victoria over the past four years.

From our first meeting in the first week of this year, I could see that Hil totally and utterly adores Cortney, the way he always has his arm around her, the way he looks at her with loving eyes, she is his angel and he treats as such. Just as equally Cortney adores Hil. When they are together, they are rarely separated and Cortney just radiates joy. Together they are an awesome couple who are very deeply in love and work hard to ensure it remains that way.

During the reception there were many emotional moments for both Cortney, Hil, their respective parents, siblings and those nearest and dearest. All the speeches throughout the evening were meaningful as well as entertaining and was enjoyed by all the guests.

Around five weeks before the wedding I received an email from Hil with the subject of “Secret Song”. As nearly all my dealings in regards to the wedding had been with Cortney and her mum, Jeanie, the fact that I was receiving an email from Hil and that subject line had me more than a little curious. On opening the email, I discovered that Hil was planning to surprise Cortney by singing her a song during the wedding reception. It also asked whether I was able to provide two wireless microphones, patch in a guitar and requesting suggestions as to when would be best to sing the song. I replied with all the information he needed and asked that he confirm certain details. As I subsequently learnt during the best man’s speech, Hil is not one for returning texts and if he does, they tend to be very, very brief. This also appears to apply to emails, or so it seems – as when I did receive a response about five days prior to the wedding, it did not contain enough information for me to ensure that I was up to speed on the finer details of exactly how this was going to executed.

On the day of the wedding I came prepared with everything I could think I needed to pull this off, but was not even sure if it was going ahead – until minutes before the doors were to open to commence seating the guests, when in strolls a gentleman with a guitar. Quick patch in, tune, determine the levels and we were set. During the evening, in those rare moments when Cortney was not by his side, he was frantically going over the lyrics to the song and then following the cutting of the cake it was time for him to sing. Personally, I thought it was a beautiful moment, there are some photographs below that I managed to capture, but take a listen yourself to Hil singing Ed Sheeran’s “Tenerife Sea” to Cortney, aided by his friend, whose name I unfortunately didn’t get, on guitar and the best man, Gideon on backup vocals. The applause at the end of the song certainly verifies that it was quite a performance and a special moment.

As mentioned above, it was truly a beautiful wedding and I enjoyed every moment of my involvement in it. Cortney and Hil, thank you so much for the trust you placed in me and the honour and privilege you gave me in allowing me to play a part in this very special day as your Wedding DJ Sydney and for part of the evening, your Wedding MC Sydney. I hope you enjoyed every moment of your amazing wedding day. Based on everything I learnt about the two of you in the lead up to your wedding, you are completely perfect for each other! Your love will continue to grow even stronger with each passing day and I see nothing but a life filled with love for the both of you. Have a fabulous time on your honeymoon in New Zealand!! May, love, laughter and music fill your lives forever!!!



Photography & Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment


Songs selected by Bride & Groom;

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

Bride & Bride Entry: “Happy” by Pharrell Williams

Cake Cutting: “Only You Can Love Me This Way” by Keith Urban

First Dance: “Unchained Melody” by Righteous Brothers

Parent Dance: “Annie’s Song” by John Denver

Bouquet Toss: “Dear Future Husband” by Meghan Trainor

Farewell Dance: “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Mars

Final Farewell: “In Your Arms” by Kina Grannis


Other Wedding Professionals

Photographer & Videographer: Hugo Photography & Film

Floral Design & Stylist: Decorations By Jelena

Cake Design: Pretty Parties


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Wedding Reception | 5 November 2016 | Samara & Westley LeBreux | Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf, Pyrmont, Sydney

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It would appear that Samara and Westley were destined to be together, maybe as part of some grand plan by a greater being or maybe just by fate, but whatever the reason, it was obviously just meant to be. From their paths continually crossing in their teenage years at athletics and soccer, through to university later on in life, neither were able to escape the power of the circumstances which was responsible for them connecting, falling in love and becoming united in marriage to commencing their together forever journey.

Now whilst their paths were continually crossing, there had only been admiration from afar. It was not until an invitation to a mutual friend’s birthday party, and acting on a dare from her Mum, that Samara added Westley on Facebook. Westley accepted and this prompted lots of Facebook chats and eventually organising to go to dinner. When Samara and Westley met with me when they were enquiring into my services, Westley shared that he knew he was in love with Samara within the first three weeks of them first meeting and that she was the one he wanted to marry within six months.

Fast forward to 20 June 2015 where following a few weeks of preparation, surprised Samara with a proposal! It all started two weeks earlier when Westley spoke to Samara’s parents about asking for their daughter’s hand in marriage and then went to Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains to scout out the perfect location for the proposal at the base of a waterfall. The next weekend he went back with a photographer to check out where they could hide and have the moment captured. Given that each year from their first meeting they celebrated their anniversary in some way, Samara was unsuspecting of anything when Westley suggested they go to the Blue Mountains for the day.

The morning of they left early to go to the Blue Mountains. On the way when the conversation shifted to engagements, weddings and related things, Westley started to think that Samara may have suspected what he had planned, but no, she had no inkling of what was to come. When they reached Wentworth Falls and they were making their way down the steps, Westley pretended he did not know where he was going (even though he had been there the previous two weekends), by making comments and questioning if they were going the right way to get to the waterfall.

When they reached the waterfall, Westley said he wanted a photo at the base of the waterfall on some table height rocks. Samara was reluctant to climb up on those rocks and said things like “if you fall and hurt yourself, I can’t carry you back up!”. After to and froing for what seemed like five minutes to Westley at the time (but in reality was only about 20 seconds), Samara and Westley got up onto the rock. He put down his back and grabbed the ring from it. He then walked over to Samara and asked her, “did you think I was going to propose today?” To which Samara said “No.” Westley then said, “Well I am!” and got down on one knee and asked her to be his wife. Samara’s eyes started to fill with tears of happiness, her legs started to shake, she was momentarily speechless, before accepting with a most resounding, YES!

Oh…and yes the photographer did get the photo :-)!!

Saturday 5 November 2015, the day had finally arrived and Sydney shone like a diamond turning on such a perfect day for their wedding. They selected Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf as the location for their elegant wedding celebration. The room looked AMAZING! Their cake from The Cake Studio was detailed and spectacular, the table centrepieces from Anna Wang graced the tables along with the florals which hung from the ceiling above the bridal table and the white dance floor all coming together to create a beautiful and elegant feel in the room.

The evening was filled with heartfelt moments, fun, laughter, good food and lots of dancing! It was the perfect celebration of their love and the commitment to a life together. Samara and Westley are both kind, humble, gorgeous inside and out and reflective of their strong family bonds and the values instilled in them in their upbringing. They are much loved and this was evident thoughout the entire day. It was also fortunate and a great pleasure to have Siempre, Cinemotive Wedding Films and U Got Snapped Photobooth assist in capturing these fun and emotional moments – can’t wait to see the professional photographs and video!!

Together, Samara and Westley created a magical day filled with love, laughter a few tears of happiness, lots of fun and memories which they will treasure always. Thank you for inviting me to play a part in your magical day as your Wedding MC Sydney and Wedding DJ Sydney. I loved every second of it! It was such an awesome day with such awesome people. Samara and Westley, I know that your love will continue to grow and that the two of you will build a marriage that others will look upon as the ideal. May love, laughter and music fill your lives forever!!!


Photography & Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment (except for Proposal Photograph)


Songs selected by Bride and Groom;

Wedding Party Entry: “Feel This Moment” by Pitbull Feat. Christina Aguliera

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

Cake Cutting: “Real Love” by Clean Bandit Feat. Jess Glynne

First Dance: “Sky Full Of Stars” by Personalised Version

Father Daughter Dance: “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life” by Frontman Productions

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

Garter Toss: “Thong Song” by Sisqo

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

Final Farewell Song: “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” by Stevie Wonder


Other Wedding Professionals

Photographer: Siempre

Videographer: Cinemotive Wedding Films

Stylist: Anna Wang

Cake Designer: The Cake Studio

Photo Booth: U Got Snapped Photobooth


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Wedding Ceremony & Reception | 18 June 2016 | Emily & Aaron Kuoppala | Belgenny Farm, Camden, Sydney

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“I love your smile, I love your creativity and I love the way that you, don’t
just complement my brand of craziness – you actually add to it!” ~
Aaron to Emily during his speech.

Emily and Aaron met through Emily’s guitar teacher from high school, who happened to be a friend of Aaron’s. Whilst there were a couple of quick, pleasant exchanges, because Aaron, who happened to be in a band at the time, was totally focused on the band and no real conversation took place. Sub-consciously however he was thinking that Emily was really cute. It was not until a costume party, where Emily dressed as Strawberry Short Cake and Aaron as Duff Man, that they spent some significant time together speaking. Little did thy know that the spark had been ignited and that their destiny had been determined!

As the love between them grew, it became more and more apparent that they could not imagine life without the other and in January 2015 whilst in Rosenberg, Germany, Aaron dropped to one knee and asked Emily to be his wife. Fast forward to 18 June 2016 and with overnight rain and the prospect of another onslaught of heavy rains and winds for their wedding day, a fortnight after a low pressure system had caused widespread flooding and damage, they were understandably, both a little anxious. A quick look at the radar and the call was made to proceed with the outdoor ceremony that they wanted so much. At 2:00 pm with the sun breaking through the cloud cover over Belgenny Farm, Emily walked down the aisle, exchanged vows and became Aaron’s wife. The happiness that they felt to be finally married was reflected in the continuous smiles on their faces as they walked back down the aisle (see photographs below).

Congratulations from their guests, some family photographs and Emily, Aaron and their wedding party proceeded to have photographs around the Belgenny Farm grounds. Meanwhile guests were entertained by live music from some of Emily and Aaron’s musically talented friends and a selection of lawn games. As the sun started to set and the air started to get cooler, guests made their way into The Granary before welcoming Emily, Aaron and their wedding party which great enthusiasm.

What a celebration it was, there was lots of FUN, emotional and humorous moments, laughter and some great memories created. Predominately though it was a celebration full of LOVE! It was amazing to be able to stand in the room and look at all the beaming faces and how happy everyone was for Emily and Aaron. I loved seeing the little whispers of “I love you” that they exchanged throughout the evening. It was a wedding incorporating all the things that they both loved – yes, even cricket, which is one of Aaron’s loves but which Emily hates!

All too soon, it was time to wrap up the celebration and farewell our gorgeous couple. With everyone on the dance floor, surrounding Emily and Aaron as they acted out the lyrics of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody it culminated with everybody dancing before Emily and Aaron departed through a sparkler guard of honour!

Emily and Aaron, thank you so much for the huge trust you placed in me and giving me the great honour to be a part of your wedding day as your Wedding MC Sydney and Wedding DJ Sydney. It was such a pleasure getting to know you both, brainstorming ideas and custom crafting an entertaining and engaging wedding with the both of you. When we first met, you indicated that you both had a vision for a beautiful, unique and fun wedding. I hope that I contributed to making your dream a reality. I have no doubt whatsoever that your marriage will produce a new improved ‘brand of craziness’ that is full of endless mutual respect, care, commitment and so much love. May love, laughter and music fill your lives forever!!


Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment


Songs selected by Bride and Groom;

Bridesmaids Processional: “Turning Page” by Sleeping At Last

Bride’s Processional: “Turning Page” by Sleeping At Last

Register Signing: “Flightless Bird, American Mouth” by Iron & Wine, ” Wedding Song” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Acoustic Version

Recessional: “Two Of Us” by The Beatles

Wedding Party Entry: “Water Sports” by James Clarke

Bride & Groom Entry: “Dark Blue” by Jack’s Mannequin

Cake Cutting: “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

First Dance: “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds

Father Daughter Dance: “What A Wonderful World” by Eva Cassidy

Bouquet Toss: “Bad Reputation” by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Garter Toss: “Thong Song” by Sisqo

Farewell Dance: “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen

Final Farewell Song: “Hands Down” by Dashboard Confessional


Other Wedding Professionals

Photographer: Expert Photography

Videographer: Steel Gate Pictures

Decorator: Absolutely Fabulous Event Decorations


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