To paraphrase the Sunday Telegraph item in my previous post; In a day when showers fell across Sydney, the clouds parted just long enough for Suzy and Matt to tie the knot. 90 guests attended the reception at Summer Salt Restaurant which is situated right in the middle of Cronulla’s famous strip of white sandy beaches. Summer Salt Restaurant is set on the sands of Elouera Beach and its huge windows, offer expansive, stunning views of the ocean and the coastline. The interminent inclement weather did not however dampen Suzy and Matt’s spirit – no rain or wind was going to stop them from having one of the best days of their life.
Guests were served a fabulous meal which was followed by a heartfelt speech from Suzy’s mum, Mary. Next up was Matt’s father, Michael who also delivered some beautiful words and welcomed Suzy to the Brown family. Groomsman, Michael followed with an entertaining recount of how Suzy and Matt met.
It was now time for Matt to take to the microphone, thanking everybody present and expressing how much he had missed everybody, having been away in Europe with Suzy for the last eight months, and just how much they all individually meant to him. Matt then stated that he was not a very good public speaker and that no matter how hard he tried he would not be able to adequately express verbally exactly how he felt about Suzy. Matt had prepared a beautiful visual presentation, so with the aid of written words, photographs and music, Matt expressed his deep and undying love for Suzy and his total commitment to her – stirring emotions in both Suzy and quite a number of the guests – he did a great job in putting it all together, capturing the sentiment he felt – I dare say, it was one of the evening’s highlights.
Finally Suzy expressed her thanks to everyone for their support and best wishes. As Suzy was about to thank her parents for everything they had ever done for her, she quite understandably, became a little emotional. She ended her speech by referring to Matt’s presentation and publicly expressing her love for him – not that it was necessary as the love they have for each other is obvious for all to see.
Suzy and Matt proceeded with the cutting of their wedding cake and then took to the dancefloor for their first dance. Joined by the wedding party and guests it was time to celebrate and dance the night away.
It was certainly a very lovely reception. Suzy and Matt are a beautiful couple and it was a great honour and a priviledge to meet them and be a part of their wedding day. They unfortunately, will be unable to have a honeymoon for a little while due to Suzy’s work commitments overseas. From my interaction with them both, I know that they will be very happy and their love for each other will continue to flourish.
Bridesmaid Lauren and Matt
Songs selected by Bride and Groom;
Bridal Party Entry Song: “Groovin’ Slowly” by John Butler Trio
Bride & Groom Entry Song: “Groovin’ Slowly” by John Butler Trio
Cake Cutting Song: “Losing You” by John Butler Trio
Bridal Waltz/First Dance: “Someone Like You” by Van Morrison
Father /Daughter Dance: “Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle
Bouquet / Garter Toss:: “Shake Your Pompom” by Missy Elliott
Farewell Dance: “Walking On Sunshine” by Katrina And The Waves
Final Farewell Song: “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz
Other Wedding Professionals
Photographer: Bridal Love Photography
Fun On The Dancefloor
Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment