Kylie and Ryan are such lovely, genuine people, an absolute joy to be around, continuously radiating warmth, completely in love and are just so perfect for each other. They first met in primary school where Kylie was often responsible for getting them in trouble for talking in class. But love blossomed and in July 2011, whilst on a trip away to Melbourne, before heading out to dinner, Ryan got down on one knee and proposed to Kylie.
When Kylie and Ryan first contacted me enquiring about my services for their wedding, they informed me that they were going to have a projection screen at their wedding and desired some music videos screened whilst guests were dancing. I did let them know that I had never done this before nor did I have any music videos, however, if they were satisfied with everything else I offered for their wedding day, we could most certainly discuss the possibly of video clips further. Following phone calls and assistance from a few colleagues, I was so pleased and excited to be able to confirm that I would be also able to also deliver this element, to help create their dream wedding.
Fast forward to 15 December 2012, after many months of planning, Kylie and Ryan were married at Loreto Chapel in Normanhurst, Sydney. Following the ceremony, the 100 invited family and friends made the journey to the Southern Highlands and the beautiful Milton Park Country House Hotel, Bowral to celebrate their love.
On arrival, guests relaxed whilst being served refreshments and canapés before entering the immaculately decorated Ballroom. Following the introduction of the wedding party, a slide show featuring some life and love story highlights was shared. Just as the last slide faded, Kylie and Ryan strolled into the room to thunderous applause….the ‘stars of the show’ were finally ‘in the house’ so the party had now officially begun with everybody set to to have loads of fun!
A delicious entrée was served which was followed by Kylie and Ryan having photographs taken with their guests. A delightful main was then consumed prior to the first of our speeches. Feeling a little nervous and emotional, Sam, the proud father of the bride, spoke from the heart and conveyed how he was feeling. This was followed by equally lovely words from Best Man, Greg.
Time for the luscious Dessert before a surprise speech from Kylie’s youngest sister Carina, then an amazing speech from Ryan. The cutting of the cake and it was time for Kylie and Ryan’s very first dance as husband and wife. This choreographed dance to one of their favourite songs, “Always” by Bon Jovi, ended with a spectacular dip and kiss – just magic!! The wedding party, then guests joined them shortly afterwards as they all began to dance the night away to a selection of mainly classic old and new rock music (Kylie & Ryan are very much into Rock Music) and a dance number every now and then, with many accompanied by the video clip on the big screen. One only needs to look at the photographs below to see that Kylie and Ryan had an absolute ball!! Before what seemed like no time at all, it was time for the Bouquet Toss, an emotional father daughter dance, the farewell circle and it was time for Kylie & Ryan to begin their honeymoon and their new married life.
This wedding was everything that Kylie and Ryan wanted, it was romantic, it was elegant and it was fun. The choice of location, of a secluded country estate, surrounded by Kylie & Ryan’s nearest and dearest family and friends enhanced the celebration. Everyone had a wonderful time celebrating their special day. Dreams were realised and life long memories were created that will be forever cherished! It was such a great personal pleasure to be their Southern Highlands Wedding DJ & MC.
Kylie and Ryan, I know that your love for each other will continue to grow with each passing day. I know that one day when you start a family, your child/ren will be showered with an abundance of love. I often struggle to find the words to convey just how grateful I am for the awesome couples who entrust me with their amazing wedding day, but I feel we connected instantly the very first time we met, and as I got to know you both better, you genuinely touched my heart. You are extremely generous individuals, sweet and such fun. I was so very honoured by your complete trust and faith in me. May love, laughter and (rock) music continue to fill your lives forever!!
Kylie’s Dad, Sam
Best Man, Greg
Kylie’s sister, Carina
Kylie dancing with her Dad, Sam
Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment
Songs selected by Bride and Groom;
Wedding Party Entry: “Are You Going My Way” by Lenny Kravitz
Bride & Groom Entry: “My Sacrifice” by Creed
Cake Cutting Song: “City Of Blinding Light” by U2
Bridal Waltz/First Dance: “Always” by Bon Jovi
Father Daughter Dance: “Private Emotion” by Ricky Martin
Bouquet Toss: “Simply Irresistible” by Robert Palmer
Farewell Circle/Cirle Of Love: “Flightless Bird, American Mouth” by Iron & Wine, ” Let’s Get Lost” by Beck & Bat For Lashes
Final Farewell Song: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What A Wonderful World” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Other Wedding Professionals
Photographer: MMG Photo Cinema
Floral Designer: Affair With George
Cake Designer: Celebration Cakes
Stylist: Decorative Events