What a cracker of a day! Lots of laughter, tears, love, joy and happiness. Totally my kind of day! Jessie and Ashleigh are perfect for each other. Genuine, thoughtful, confident and just the right amount of silly.

Jessie and Ashleigh met online five years prior and within a few months not only did they realise that they were falling in love, but that they both love olives!! Fast forward and here we were on their wedding day.

Unfortunately, the weather forecast for Jessie and Ashleigh’s wedding was not ideal, so much so that with torrential rain predicted over the weekend, they made the call earlier in the week to move the ceremony from the preferred location of Leuralla Gardens, to the wet weather backup location of the Mountain Heritage Hotel, which was also the location for their reception.

Their fun and personal ceremony, beautifully officiated by Karen Brown, was filled with love, laughter and some tears, but united everyone in the love that Jessie and Ashleigh have for each other and their family and friends.

Following the ceremony and congratulations, Jessie, Ashleigh, their wedding party and family processed to the Tower Room for photographs, expertly captured by Emanuel of Event Photography & Videography. Meanwhile guests enjoyed canapés and drinks overlooking the somewhat misty, Jamison Valley. A little later, our beautiful couple and their wedding party joined the guests.

We were now at the point where we got to celebrate this wonderful marriage! The members of the Wedding Party were very warmly welcomed as they were introduced, but the biggest welcome was kept for Jessie and Ashleigh – with Bruno Mars providing the soundtrack to their entry all the guests were standing and there was a sea of twirling white napkins creating much excitement and anticipation for the celebration ahead.

Commencing with an ice-breaker, we had a little fun by playing the newly-wed game to find out just how well these lovebirds knew each other! It was a lot of fun and enjoyed by all. This segued into the first of three segments of speeches for the evening, this one featuring Ashleigh’s sister Rebecca, mum Catherine and dad, Robert. Following which we witnessed Robert and Ashleigh share a beautiful father daughter dance to the song “Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle.

Guests then enjoyed a delectable entrée after which we had some fun with a dance off including some nominated guests, but really it was about setting up Jessie’s brother, Riley – so much fun!

Second round of speeches was next up, this time featuring Jessie’s sister Molly, mum Leah and dad, Dane. Another beautiful father daughter dance shared by Dane and Jessie to “When She Grows Up” by Craig Campbell.

This was followed by a delicious main meal, some group photographs and the final round of speeches which included Ashleigh’s friends, Laura & Julian, Riley and last but not least Ashleigh and Jessie. What Ashleigh did not know however, was that Jessie had a surprise planned. At the end of her thank you speech, Jessie asked Ashleigh to be seated and then sang “Bless The Broken Road” to her now wife. Beautiful moment. There is a short snippet of video amongst my photographs below or you can listen to the entire song on the embedded Soundcloud link.

The cutting of the wedding cake, dessert and it was now time for the first dance. Jessie and Ashleigh were joined by the Wedding Party and Parents part way through then the guests. It was now PARTY TIME and everybody got involved and were dancing right through to the end. A high bouquet toss which had participants vying for the bouquet with only one ultimately victorious before a final farewell dance and a guard of honour to farewell our gorgeous couple and tie the knot on their tying the knot celebration.

Jessie and Ashleigh light each other up and everyone around them. They are gentle, genuine, sweet, funny, totally in love and completely perfect for each other. Thank you for your kind hearts, your beautiful smiling faces and for reaching out and placing your trust in me in the two weeks leading up to your wedding and enabling me to witness such a magical and unforgettable day as your Blue Mountains Wedding MC & Blue Mountains Wedding DJ. Wishing you both much happiness and a lifetime of love and laughter together.

May ‘Olive’ you, love ‘Olive’ each other, always!!! 🙂

YouTube video

A little of Jessie singing to Ashleigh

Photography & Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment.

Key Songs

Wedding Party Entry: “Shut Up & Dance” by Walk The Moon

Newlyweds Entry: “Marry You” by Bruno Mars

Cake Cutting: “Unconditionally” by Katie Perry

First Dance: “I Get To Love You” by Ruelle

Father Daughter Dance: Ashleigh; “Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle (DJ:Plus! Edit) & Jessie; “When She Grows Up” by Craig Campbell (DJ:Plus! Edit)

Bouquet Toss: “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” by Beyonce

Farewell Dance: “(I’ve Had The) Time Of My Life” by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes

Final Farewell: “(This Will Be) Everlasting Love” by Natalie Cole


Other Wedding Professionals

Celebrant: Karen Brown – A Timeless Love

Photographer: Event Photography & Videography

Cake Design: Picket Fence Cake Design

Floral Design: Fine Flowers Katoomba