The love story of Liana and Kris began at a book store in which they both worked. Liana thought Kris was a nice guy and Kris thought that Liana was cool. It was not until a week after Kris was no longer working at the book store that they went on their first date together, only Kris did not realise it was a date, he thought it was just two good friends who used to work together catching up. They went for a few drinks and a walk around Sydney’s beautiful harbour and the Rocks area before ending up at the Sydney Harbour Bridge where Liana seized the moment and they kissed for the very first time.
Within a month of that first date, they knew that this was love. In the early hours of New Years Day 2014, Kris felt that the moment was right and proposed to Liana, asking her to spend the rest of her life with him, as his wife. Now whilst it had been Kris’s intention to propose to Liana, he certainly had not planned to do it that day and had yet to find the perfect ring – luckily for Kris, he went with his instincts and asked her in that moment, for the ring that Liana chose, was completely different from those that Kris had been looking at. Liana instantly became overcome with joy and happiness when Kris proposed, her eyes filling with happy tears, she cried for almost an hour, but she did say yes!
Liana & Kris selected Yester Grange, a magnificent Victorian mansion nestled in totally private parkland gardens at the top of Wentworth Falls waterfall, as the location for their wedding ceremony and wedding reception. Unfortunately a constant drizzle of rain from the early morning, put an end to plans for an outside wedding ceremony on the lawn overlooking the breathtaking view of the Jamison Valley and the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains Wilderness. Nonetheless, a beautiful ceremony, officiated by Christine McCormack and witnessed by their closest family and friends, was held in the Lounge Room of the mansion with the doors opening onto the verandah, whilst the mist created a magical backdrop, they professed their love and became husband and wife.
As luck would have it, the drizzle stopped after the ceremony allowing for drinks and canapés to be held outdoors. Whilst guests enjoyed the refreshments and view, it also allowed Kris, Liana & their wedding party to wander the beautiful Yester Grange grounds with photographer, Rachel H Photography for photographs – which I can’t wait to see! A little while later we welcomed them all into the ballroom to commence the reception part of the celebration.
The rest of the evening was full of much fun, beautiful and humorous speeches, exquisite cuisine, wonderful company, beautiful location, dancing and the love that Liana & Kris have for each other ensured that it was a wonderful evening celebrating their marriage. All too soon it was time to farewell Liana & Kris as they begin a new journey.
Liana and Kris’s wedding day reflected who they are in everything they did..relaxed, fun and completely perfect for each other! A fun bridal party, funny and supportive family & friends helped to create the magical day they were dreaming of. I had such a great time with them and it was an honour to be there and to be given the huge privilege of being their Blue Mountains Wedding DJ & MC. Liana and Kris, it was such a pleasure to get to know you and witness the love you share. Enjoy your honeymoon in the USA, riding those roller coasters, visiting the comic stores and whatever else takes your fancy – your life will only be better with each other always by the other’s side! May love, laughter and music fill your lives forever!!!
Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment
Songs selected by Bride and Groom;
Bridesmaid Processional: “Your Hand In Mine” by Explosions In The Sky
Brides Processional: “Your Hand In Mine” by Explosions In The Sky
Register Signing: “Stand By Me” by Ben E King, “Nothing Can Change This Love” by Sam Cooke
Recessional: “Float On” by Modest Mouse
Wedding Party Entry: “Hungry Like The Wolf” by Duran Duran
Bride & Groom Entry: “Hungry Like The Wolf” by Duran Duran
First Dance: “Baby I’m Yours” by Arctic Monkeys
Bouquet Toss: “Open Your Heart” by Human League
Farewell Circle / Circle Of Love: “Heavy Metal Drummer” by Wilco, “Big Me” by Foo Fighters, “Everlasting Arms” by Vampire Weekend
Final Farewell Song: “Stand Up” by The Prodigy
Other Wedding Professionals
Celebrant: Tina McCormack
Photographer: Rachel H Photography
Floral Designer: All Flowers
Cup Cakes: The Cupcake House