Caroline and Adi met at University. Four and a bit years later as the sun was slowly setting over the Hunter Valley, while they were attending an Opera In the Vineyard event, Adi asked for Caroline’s hand in marriage. They are a beautiful couple who are very deeply in love and surrounded by their close family and friends they exchanged vows and made their life long commitment at Jaspers, a stunning newish venue in Jaspers Brush, just past Berry, on the South Coast of NSW.
Following the ceremony guests relaxed with drinks and canapes whilst Caroline, Adi and their wedding party had photographs around the picturesque grounds. Soon it was time for Caroline and Adi to make their grand entrance. With the guests gathered around the dance floor, Caroline and Adi entered and made their way the the centre of the dance and commenced their first dance to a special mix of the song “Home” which included an acoustic cover by Luca Fogale and the original version by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros plus a special touch added by our beautiful couple. As the acoustic version blended into the original guests were invited to join Caroline and Adi on the dance floor for the remainder of the song – certainly made an impact and was a lovely way to kick off this fun, relaxed and intimate reception.
A speech from Caroline’s Dad, Arthur before the first of the entrees was served. We then heard from Adi’s Dad, Seshadri followed by the second entree. Next up was a little bit of fun where I quizzed Caroline & Adi to see how well they knew each other – this was enjoyed immensely by all the guests. The main meal followed before Caroline’s friend Anita surprised our couple with a Slideshow she had prepared. This was followed by Best Man Gobie and then Adi and Caroline.
The cutting of the cake before Caroline and her Dad danced together, joined part way through by Adi and Caroline’s Mum Merril then the members of the wedding party. It was now time to party and party they did!! All too soon it was time for the Bouquet Toss, which was caught by Anita and then the Garter Toss which we had a little fun with as Adi and Caroline are both Doctors, Adi put on a Doctors Gown before commencing to remove the Garter, thing was that he appeared to pull a number of objects from under Caroline’s dress – a monkey, an umbrella, a baby!!!!….okay it was not a real baby but a doll and a few other objects before the garter finally materialised. You can see by the smiles in the photographs at the bottom of this post how much everybody enjoyed this twist. A final farewell dance (or two) with all the guests and it was time for Caroline and Adi to depart.
I loved every second of their celebration … there were so many smiles and lots of laughter throughout the whole day! Caroline and Adi thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your beautiful day as your South Coast Wedding DJ & MC, it is always such a great honour to witness the start of a couple’s life long journey as husband and wife. To me it is very clear that your marriage will be full of much love, that your hearts beat for only each other and that your love will only get stronger and stronger. May love, laughter and music fill your lives forever!!
Songs selected by Bride and Groom;
Bride & Groom Entry: “Home” by Luca Fogale & Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (Special Custom Edit by DJ:Plus! Entertainment)
First Dance: “Home” by Luca Fogale & Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (Special Custom Edit by DJ:Plus! Entertainment)
Cake Cutting Song: “This Old Love” by Lior
Father/Daughter Dance: “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond
Bouquet Toss: “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper
Garter Toss: “Poison” by Alice Cooper
Farewell Dance: “Living On A Prayer” by Bon Jovi
Final Farewell Song: “Beautiful Day” by U2
Other Wedding Professionals
Celebrant: Nina De Borde
Harpist: Sylvia Legowski
Photographer: Taryn Amy Photography
Videographer: Humble Bohemian Productions