Ceremony and Cocktail Reception for 70 guests held at Tumbling Waters Retreat, Stanwell Tops located an hour south of the Sydney CBD on the southern border of the Royal National Park. Perched on the edge of an escarpment overlooking the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by magnificent gardens, Tumbling Waters Retreat is a truly unique venue where couples can have their ceremony, photography, reception and honeymoon all in the one place.
For most of the day it was overcast and it did appear that the heavens would open up and spoil Katelyn and Mark’s ceremony and photography plans, however, the rain held off until very much later in the evening allowing for a beautiful ceremony to proceed as planned on the purpose built decking area and for some fantastic photos to be taken in and round Tumbling Waters outstanding garden.
The wedding ceremony, which was officiated by Deborah Jenkins, was followed with the guests being treated to drinks and various nibbles. This was followed by very substantial cocktail type food. It was a lovely relaxed reception yet still managing to remain elegant and the feel was enhanced somewhat by the atmosphere that the uniqueness of the venue created. I did notice on a number of occasions during the day that Katelyn was overcome by happiness and did become a little teary.
Later in the evening Katelyn, Mark and their guests certainly let their hair down and danced the night away, as evidenced by the photos and video in this post.
Songs selected by Bride and Groom;
Processional: “Unchained Melody” by Il Divo
Signing Of The Register Songs: “You Raised Me Up” by Westlife, “Everything I Do, I Do It For You” by Bryan Adams
Recessional: “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen
Bride & Groom Entry Song: As the ceremony & photographs all took place at Tumbling Waters Retreat, there was no formal entry for the Bride & Groom .
Cake Cutting Song: “Heaven” by DJ Sammy (Candlelight Mix)
Bridal Waltz/First Dance: “Moondance” by Van Morrisson
Bridal Party Dance: “Rock This Party (Everybody Dance Now)” by Bob Sinclar
Final Farewell Song: “Everybody Loves Somebody” by Blues Brothers
Other Wedding Professionals
Marriage Celebrant: Deborah Jenkins
Photographer: Diamond Photography – Shairon Paterson
Fun On The Dancefloor
Katelyn and Mark spent a significant amount of time on the dance floor along with the majority of their guests. Feel free to have a look at how much fun they are all having.
Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment