Claire & Dean, Saturday 3rd March 2012, All Saints Estate Rutherglen, DJ Jono Toohey.
If you lived in the Albury area, you would know that last weekend was one of the wettest weekends ever, many towns flooded and many wedding ceremonies moved. Claire & Dean’s wedding was no different. The ceremony was originally planned for All Saints Estate’s beautiful rose garden, the weather forced the move to the barrel room at All Saints. In no way did the weather dampen spirits. We provided the music before, during and after the ceremony. Claire was possibly the happiest (and most in love) Bride I had seen and truly enjoyed the ceremony and reception and showed no sign of stress from the weather.
We played a different song for each bridal party couple, which was a lot of fun (Bride & Groom choices), including Thank God I’m A Country Boy, Sexy & I Know It, Don’t Stop The Party, Good Feeling and Signed Sealed Delivered for the Bride & Groom. The guests then enjoyed the reception which included 3 courses, some great speeches and myself hosting “The Shoe Game”. This is a game during the reception when we ask the bride and groom a series of questions, such as “who made the first move” and the bride and groom hold up a shoe of who best describes the answer (a Bride or Groom’s shoe). It brought many laughs and funny results. The fun did not stop after the bridal waltz with some karaoke from the groom, group dances and a variety of music from 60′s to top 40. A friend of the Bride & Groom did sang Michael Buble to perfection and The Bridal waltz was Burn your name – Powderfinger followed by Your Song – Elton John & Everything - Michael Buble.
The Picture Perfect Photo Booth was lots of fun with most guests getting a pic or two in the booth to put in the bride and grooms wedding keepsake. They had the option to dress up with props supplied from Picture Perfect, a fun concept.
It was great to be a part of the wedding as I was the DJ at the local nightclub when they first met and worked with the bride years before. With over 90 guests the dance floor was full for almost 3 hours when the crowd departed by bus to Albury. Venue up lighting (purple) and photos provided by us.
Jono Toohey – owner and professional DJ & MC at Albury DJ Entertainment.