Love is often full of surprises, and for Branagh and Max, it all began on the campus of their university. Their journey from two strangers with contrasting first impressions to soulmates exchanging vows at the QVB Tea Room on Halloween, is a heart warming tale of true love.
A Chance Encounter at University
Branagh and Max crossed paths during their undergraduate psychology days, a fateful encounter that neither of them would ever forget. Branagh, sporting a unique look with her bright red hair, oversized bright yellow T-shirt, and a giant backpack full of textbooks, couldn’t help but notice Max’s initial impression. She thought he was a guest lecturer, and his attire exuded confidence. In contrast, Max thought Branagh was the “biggest nerd” with her quirky appearance.
From Strangers to Friends
Although their first impressions were less than flattering, destiny had more in store for them. Their shared interest in psychology brought them together as student reps for their year, all thanks to their favourite lecturer who introduced them via email. Little did they know that this would be the start of a beautiful journey. Over the years, they worked together on assignments, slowly forming a strong friendship. It was a gradual process, with both of them having partners during this time. Yet, something special was blooming, even if they couldn’t see it themselves. Friends for six years, they had no idea that their destinies were intertwined.
The First Spark
Their first date was a unique experience, initially starting as two friends attending a casino-themed Christmas party for work. The night was filled with laughter, drinks, and learning to play casino games. As the night unfolded, Max’s arm found its way around Branagh, and by the end of the evening, their first kiss sealed the beginning of their romantic journey.
The next day, they ventured to Hunter Valley Gardens, where Max gave Branagh a guided tour of all the places he had worked, further deepening their connection.
Sydney: Their Special Place
Living in the Hunter Valley, Sydney became Branagh and Max’s go-to holiday destination. They often stayed at the Casino and indulged in high tea at the QVB Tea Room, a place that held a special spot in their hearts. As their love blossomed, they shared dreams of getting married on Halloween.
Max’s proposal plan was a well-orchestrated puzzle that spanned several months. With clues, codes, and a lockbox, Branagh finally unlocked the box by 2 July, 2022, setting in motion the journey that led them to their wedding day.
A Magical Day at QVB Tea Room
Their wedding at the QVB Tea Room was nothing short of magical. The sun’s rays streamed through the grand windows, casting a warm glow on the couple as they exchanged heartfelt vows. Ben Ager, Marriage Celebrant, and Damien Southam created a ceremony filled with quirky, heartfelt moments that perfectly represented Branagh and Max’s unique love story.
The evening was an enchanting blend of laughter, touching speeches, and the spirit of Halloween. With ceramic pumpkins adorning the tables, the guests enjoyed the festivities, including dancing that lasted well into the night.
Branagh and Max’s wedding celebration was a testament to the power of love, demonstrating that sometimes, the most unexpected connections lead to the most beautiful destinations. As they embark on this new chapter, one thing is certain: their love story will continue to inspire us all.
In closing, Branagh and Max, may your life together be a wonderful and joyful journey filled with boundless love, fulfilled dreams, and countless adventures. As you embark on this new chapter as a married couple, may your love grow stronger with each passing day, and may every challenge you face only bring you closer.
It was truly an honour and privilege to be a part of your special day, not only as your Sydney Wedding MC and Sydney Wedding DJ but also as witness to the beautiful love story you’ve created. Your journey together has already inspired us all, and we can’t wait to see the incredible moments that the future holds for both of you.
Here’s to Branagh and Max, a couple whose love knows no bounds and whose future is filled with endless possibilities. Congratulations on your Halloween wedding, and may your love story continue to shine bright! ~ Serge
Groom & Groomsmen Processional: “Halo Theme” by Martin O’Donnell (Mjolnir Mix)
Bridesmaid Processional: “Adore You” by Miley Cyrus
Ringbearer Processional: “Concerning Hobbits” by Howard Shore
Bride’s Processional: “Skydiving” by Lights
Register Signing: “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by 21 Pilots, “Don’t Go Home Without Me” by Lights
Recessional: “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” by Vitamin String Quartet
Mother Of The Groom: “It’s Not Unusual” by Tom Jones
Parents Of The Bride Entry: “Somewhere Beyond The Sea” by Bobby Darin
Ring Bearer Entry: “Invisible” by Twelve Foot Ninja
Groomsman Entry: “Back In Black” by AC/DC
Best Man Entry: “Welcome To The Jungle” by Gun’s n Roses
Botantical Boy Entry: “I’m Good (Blue)” by David Guetta & Bebe Rexha
Bridesmaid Entry: “Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Justin Timberlake
Maid Of Honour Entry: “Anti Hero” by Taylor Swift
Bride & Groom Entry: “Doctor Who Theme” by Ron Grainer & Murray Gold
Cake Cutting: “But I Do Love You” by LeAnne Rimes
First Dance: “Darkness At The Heart Of My Love” by Ghost
Father Daughter Dance: “I Learned From You” by Billy Ray & Miley Cyrus
Mother Son Dance: “Shake Your Tailfeather” by Ray Charles
Bouquet Toss: “Man! I Feel Like A Woman” by Miley Cyrus
Farewell Dance: “Thriller” by Michael Jackson
Final Farewell: “Lone Digger” by Caravan Palace
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Photography: Azayda Photography
Cake Design: Black Velvet Cakes