For the second time within a week I made my way down to Centennial Vineyards in Bowral in the Southern Highlands region of NSW for the wedding of Peggy and Adam. The weather gods decided to play very nice to turn on a gorgeous autumn day. Peggy and Adam are a beautiful couple who totally love and adore each other. It turns out that their paths had already crossed a number of times before meeting, but it was not meant to be at those times and was not until two years prior that they finally ended up meeting, sparks began to fly, they shared their first kiss at Milson’s Point in Sydney and here we were today to witness and celebrate their wedding.
It was mid afternoon when guests started to arrive for the ceremony. In a lovely setting overlooking the vineyards on one side and a courtyard on the other, we could have been in Tuscany, Italy. It was not long before, Peggy was escorted up the aisle by her mum Judy to be greeted by an excited Adam. The processional included a lovely tribute by Peggy to her dear father Colin, who passed away when Peggy was a teenager. It was a beautiful ceremony, officiated by Rachel Harman, Peggy and Adam exchanged vows and were married – two individuals who had come together and had now become one. They added a personal touch to the ceremony and blended a collection of rocks they had collected from significant places that led them to their wedding day.
Following the ceremony, whilst Peggy and Adam had photographs around the vineyard, guests enjoyed canapés and refreshments in the courtyard in front of the warm fireplace and around the fountain. A little while later guests made their way into the Restaurant before we welcomed the new Mr & Mrs Hughes with cheers and applause. They both then gave beautiful speeches, which were heartfelt, humourous and emotional. The entrée was served, we entertained everybody with the Newly-wed game, guests enjoyed their main meal, there was speeches from Bridesmaid Cindy, Matron Of Honour Kelly, Bestman Daniel, Peggy’s Mum Judy and Adam’s Dad Philip, the wedding cake was cut, desert and it was time for Peggy & Adam to take the floor for their first dance. This was a beautiful moment for the both of them containing many personal heartfelt sentiments. Guests then joined them on the dance floor to party and celebrate their love.
Before long the time had come to wind thing up, but not before special bouquet presentations to both the Mums, Judy and Wendy. A Circle of Love so that guests could be personally thanked for helping make their special day one which they will always remember, then a guard of honour to farewell Peggy and Adam.
Peggy and Adam, seeing you both so happy and so much in love with each other filled my heart with much joy. Thank you for giving me the honour and privilege of being able to experience your love, witness your life-long commitment to each other and the moment you became husband and wife – for me this is such a special moment and I feel so blessed that you granted me the opportunity to be your Southern Highlands Wedding DJ & MC. I know that you will both always nurture the love you share and that it will continue to grow deeper and deeper with each passing day. May love, laughter and music fill your lives forever!!!
Songs selected by Bride and Groom;
Bridesmaid Processional: “Nothing Real But Love” by Rebecca Ferguson
Brides Processional: “All I Want Is You” by Vitamin String Quartet
Register Signing: “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” by Stevie Wonder, “Amazing” by Alex Lloyd
Rock Ceremony: “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Piano Tribute Players
Recessional: “Everything I Do, I Do It For You” by Bryan Adams
Groom Entry: “All I Ever Wanted” by Mark Wilkinson
Cake Cutting: “Better Together” by Jack Johnson
First Dance: “First Dance” by Mark Wilkinson
Farewell Circle/Circle Of Love: “Time Of Our Life” by Green Day, “Glitter In The Air” by Pink, “All Of Me” by John Legend
Final Farewell Song: “Come Away With Me” by Norah Jones
Other Wedding Professionals
Celebrant: Rachel Harman
Photographer: Jonathan David Photography
Floral Designer: Absolutely Flowers