Wedding Reception | 9 May 2009 | Phillipa Gately and Carwyn Potbury | Oliveto Ristorante, Rhodes, Sydney

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It was a great pleasure to be a part of Phillipa and Carwyn’s wedding day. Another beautiful couple who are obviously very much in love and who wanted their reception to be fun and relaxed. I believe this was achieved. The reception for 108 guests was held at Oliveto Ristorante & Bar which is set in the beautiful parklands of Brays Bay Reserve at Rhodes. Oliveto is an elegant yet stylish venue, with tranquil waterviews over the bay and lush green surroundings of the parkland. Mother nature also played her part and delivered a lovely Autumn day.

 

 

 

 

Following the entree, we heard from Phillipa’s Mum Anne and Carwyn’s Mum Helen. Both made very lovely speeches conveying the great happiness in their heart for this union. Guests were then treated to a beautiful main course and an equally delicious dessert. Next it was speeches from the Bestman Leigh, Groomsman Adam and Matron of Honour Elizabeth. This was followed by one of the guests, Judd whom I believe sings for the Sydney Opera Company, singing a “killer” version of Some Enchanted Evening culminating in rapturous applause. This set the scene for the guests of honour to speak, firstly Carwyn and then Phillipa – both made beautiful speeches which were full of emotion and love. They are quite obviously very happy – the smiles on their faces says it all!!!

Phillipa and Carwyn then made their way to the dance floor for their first dance and were joined part way through by the wedding party and guests. From here on in it was party time, in fact everybody was having so much fun that we went half an hour longer so that they could continue dancing.

I know Phillipa and Carwyn, together with little Sophia will have a wonderful life together. It gave me great joy to be a part of their day and help bring their dream to life. Their love will continue to grow and the memories from their wedding day will live forever.


Songs selected by Bride and Groom;

Bridal Party Entry Song: “Hello” by The Cat Empire

Bride & Groom Entry Song: “Hello” by The Cat Empire

Cake Cutting Song: “Mr Bojangles” by Robbie Williams

Bridal Waltz/First Dance: “Never Tear Us Apart” by Natalie Imbruglia & Tom Jones

Farewell Dance: “Closing Time” by Semisonic

Final Farewell Song: “Throw Your Arms Around Me” by Crowded House (Live)


Other Wedding Professionals

Florist: Maison Events

Cake: Petals and Cream

Photographer: David Oliver Photography


Fun On The Dancefloor

 

 

 

 


Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment

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