Charlotte and Bry met in 2007. Charlotte, who is originally from the UK, was travelling the East Coast of Australia with friends and had booked in for a surf tour. When she turned up for the tour, Charlotte was greeted by a very happy Bry. They were immediately attracted to each other and by the end of the tour had exchanged telephone numbers.
Charlotte and Bry have a sweet little thing that they do, where randomly one will say to the other, “Tell me something”. The other would then make a statement or tell a story. About 5 months after they first met, Bry was teaching Charlotte how to Ski in Thredbo. Whilst sitting on the mountain side Charlotte said to Bry, “Tell me something” to which Bry’s response was “I love you”, surprising Charlotte.
Fast forward to 27 February 2015 and it was an absolutely glorious day for a wedding!! Whilst earlier in the week rain had been forecast and threatened to ruin their beach ceremony, the sun was shining and it could not have been more perfect. The location was Soldiers Beach on the NSW Central Coast, on some sand dunes overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean – I overheard some of the guests commenting that it felt like we were on an island. Perfect weather and perfect location for Charlotte and Bry’s dream wedding ceremony! Officiated by Kate Tyler-Webber, the ceremony included Charlotte and Bry’s beautiful little boy, Jesse and if I may paraphrase a line from the ceremony, “He has taken their love and turned it into a family” – just beautiful!! The ceremony also included their dog, Roxy.
Following the ceremony guests made their way to the Event Centre for drinks and canapés whilst Charlotte, Bry and their wedding party headed off for photographs around the surrounding Central Coast area. Shortly afterwards guests were seated and we welcomed the wedding party with huge applause and personalised introductions but saving the loudest welcome for Charlotte and Bry!!
The rest of the evening was filled with fun activities, a choreographed first dance which segued into heartfelt sentiments conveyed in the first dance song – I saw many in the room wiping away tears of happiness as the sentiment and love carried over and filled their hearts. It was then party time!!, including Charlotte and the bridesmaids demonstrating a dance.
Before long it was time to start winding proceedings up, but not before the bouquet toss, a fun twist to the garter toss and a very emotional father daughter dance. Charlotte’s dad Ian, wrote a song for Charlotte many years ago and being a guitar player, recorded the song for her. Charlotte wanted to surprise her dad with his song and we added a little bit of magic to it which had both Charlotte and her dad share a truly special moment which they will treasure forever!! This was followed by a farewell dance with absolutely everybody on the dance floor, before Charlotte and Bry left to begin the rest of their lives, but now as husband and wife!
Charlotte and Bry are truly genuine, relaxed, fun loving people who love the beach, exploring, a lazy sleep in, a BBQ. Their family & friends are important to them and they share the same values. They truly love each other and this was evident from the first time I met them. They wanted their wedding to be, and I quote,”Beachy, Sunshine, Happy, Relaxed & Fun” – well they definitely had the beach and sunshine in bucket loads. I also believe we achieved the rest of the brief! Thank you for giving me the esteemed honour of being your Central Coast Wedding DJ and Central Coast Wedding MC, it was such a pleasure to be a part of your special celebration and I had a lot of fun getting to know you both and planning your wedding celebration! May love, laughter and music fill your lives forever!!!
Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment
<p=”text-align: left;”>Songs selected by Bride and Groom;
Bridesmaid Processional: “Hold Back The River” by James Bay
Brides Processional: “Hold Back The River” by James Bay
Sand Ceremony: “Could You Be Loved” by Bob Marley & The Wailers
Register Signing: “When You Say Nothing At All” by Ronan Keating, “Peaches & Cream” by John Butler Trio
Recessional: “Walking On A Dream” by Empire Of The Sun
Bridesmaids & Groomsmen Entry: “Crazy In Love” by Beyoncé Feat. Jay Z
Bride & Groom Entry: “True Love” by Pink (DJ:Plus! Entertainment Edit)
Cake Cutting: “Yummy, Yummy, Yummy” by Ohio Express
First Dance: “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
Bouquet Toss: “Dear Future Husband” by Meghan Trainor
Garter Toss: “Eye Of The Tiger” by Survivor
Farewell Dance: “Can You Feel It” by The Jacksons
Final Farewell Song: “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
<p=”text-align: left;”>Other Wedding Professionals
Celebrant: Kate Tyler-Webber
Photographer: Imagine Images Photography
Videographer: Arian Film Productions
Florist: A Floral Indulgence
Cake Designer: Incr-Edible Cakes, Kariong
Transport: Coast Kombis