Real-life Wedding: Tabitha and Luke

Have a look at these gorgeous photos from the recent wedding of Tabitha and Luke. The lovely bride had a fabulous eye for detail and supplied so many little extras to theme the wedding.

Wedding ceremony on the pool deck with white theme and giant balloons

The giant white balloons and silver tin vases with babies breath framed the aisle beautifully, tying in with the white, silver and black theme.

Wedding ceremony on the pool deck, vases with flowers

Tabitha had an abundance of vases with white flowers, even above the bridal party at the ceremony.

Wedding ceremony on the pool deck, refreshment table

The refreshment table held the ceremony programs, iced water and cute cookies with silver glitter icing for her guests. The enormous “T&L” letters looked brilliant.

String quartet playing at the wedding ceremony on the pool deck.

A string quartet provided entertainment for the guests and also played the bridal entrance music. Live music at the ceremony is so romantic.

Blackboard table seating plan

The seating plan was drawn up on a blackboard at the entrance to the reception room and decorated with more flowers and the balloons.

Sorrento Room Reception Venue with White Theme

Sorrento Room Wedding Reception Venue Table Setting

Sorrento Room Wedding Reception Venue with White Theme

The reception room looked lovely with the white and silver theme and the bridal party on the stage. Martini vases with white flowers were the beautiful centre pieces provided by Flower en Counter.

Sorrento Room Wedding Reception Venue Table Number

Wedding reception menu with bags for lolly buffet

Table numbers were made to match the theme, as well as menus that doubled as bags for the lolly buffet.

Wedding Cake by Adam Hackett

The 2 tier wedding cake was also adorned by flowers and edible silver spots.

Such a beautiful wedding with so many original ideas by the couple. Best wishes to the new Mr and Mrs …

Wedding Bridal Party Black, White and Silver Theme

Credits: Images by Corne & Lara, Flowers by the bride and Flower en Counter, Cake by Adam Hackett from the Sofitel Gold Coast, Broadbeach.


Wedding Reception Farewell Music

Wedding Reception Farewell Sparklers Music
Image by: Mihow_

After a fabulous night, it’s time to say good night. Here are my top 15 songs for the bride and groom’s farewell:

1. Time of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes

2. Come Away With Me – Norah Jones

3. God Only Knows – The Beach Boys

4. I Say A Little Prayer For You –  Dionne Warwick

5. Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi

6. Unforgettable – Nat King Cole

7. Amazing – Alex Lloyd

8. Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith

9. I Got You Babe – Sonny and Cher

10. Groovy Kind of Love – Phil Collins

11. Eternal Flame – The Bangles

12. Love is All Around – Wet Wet Wet

13. My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nina Simone

14. You Send Me – Sam Cooke

15. How Sweet It Is (to be Loved by You) – James Taylor

Credits: Image by Mihow_

Bouquet or Garter Toss Music

Wedding Bouquet Toss
Image by: JMayer1129

Get ready now for the bride tossing the bouquet and/or the garter. Here’s my top ten music choices:

1. U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer

2. Baby Love – The Supremes

3. You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate

4. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper

5. Crazy in Love – Beyonce

6. Kiss – Prince

7. Foxy Lady – Jimi Hendrix

8. Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison

9. Single Ladies – Beyonce

10. I Am Woman – Helen Reddy

Credits: Image by JMayer1129

Father + Daughter Reception Dance

Wedding Reception Father Daughter Bride Dance Song
Image by Lindsay Pierce

The father and daughter dance at a reception, I think, is always a beautiful and emotional time. Here’s my favourite songs for the very special father/bride dance:

1. My Girl – The Temptations

2. Sweet Child O Mine – Guns and Roses

3. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

4. My Little Girl – Tim McGraw

5. Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion

6. A Little Ray of Sunshine – Axiom

7. Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

8. What a Wonderful World –

9. Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler

10. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

11. You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker

12. You’ve Got A Friend – James Taylor

13. Unforgettable – Nat King Cole

14. That’s Amore – Dean Martin

15. Thank Heaven for Little Girls – Maurice Chevalier


Credits: Image by – Lindsay Pierce, Carolyn Davis

First Dance at Wedding Reception Music

Wedding First Dance Bride Groom
Image by Ben C.K. (Benck)

The bridal waltz signifies the first dance of the bride and groom as a married couple. My suggestions for a romantic first dance …

1. The Way You Look Tonight – Michael Buble
2. Moondance – Michael Buble
3. At Last – Etta James
4. Fly Me to the Moon – Sinatra
5. Keep Holding On – Avril Lavigne
6. Sway – Dean Martin
7. Have I Told You That Lately That I Love You – Van Morrison/Michael Buble
8. Love is All Around – Wet Wet Wet
9. It Had to Be You – Harry Connick Jnr
10. You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
11. If I Could – 1927
12. When You Say Nothing At All – Ronan Keating
13. When I Fall In Love – Nat King Cole
14. Always and Forever – Heatwave
15. Always – Atlantic Star
16. Here and Now – Luther Vandross
17. I Knew I Loved You – Savage Garden
18. I’ll Still Be Loving You – Restless Heart
19. Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel
20. More Than Words – Extreme

Do you have any suggestions? Add them to Comments!

Credits: Image by – Ben C.K. (Benck)

Wedding Reception Entrance Music

Wedding Reception Entrance Music
After the ceremony, the hard part is over, now it’s time for the party! Here is my top songs for the bridal party entrance into the reception:

1. I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas
2. Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
3. Can’t Get Enough of Your Love – Barry White or Taylor Dayne
4. Fever – Michael Buble
5. Happy Together – The Turtles
6. Beautiful Day – U2
7. Marry You – Bruno Mars
8. Firework – Katy Perry
9. Celebration – Kool and The Gang
10. Still Into You – Paramore
11. A Little Party Never Killed Nobody – Fergie, Q Tip & GoonRock
12. L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole
13. It Had to Be You – Harry Connick Jnr
14. Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO

Credits:  Photo

Wedding Ceremony Rings MusicI know it’s not always easy to choose ceremony music for the walk down the aisle, so here is my top ten lists in different categories:


1. Canon in D – Pachelbel
2. Air on a G String – Bach
3. Ave Maria – Bach
4. Claire de Lune – Debussy
5. Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach
6. Bridal Chorus – Wagner
7. Wedding March – Mendelssohn
8. Hymne – Vangelis
9. River Flows in You – Yiruma
10. Air from Water Music – Handel

Old Favourites:

1. Dream a Little Dream – Michael Buble
2. Stand By Me – Ben E. King
3. At Last – Etta James
4. When a Man Love a Woman – Percy Sledge
5. The Prayer – Andre Bocelli
6. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
7. When I Fall In Love – Nat King Cole
8. What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
9. Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley
10. Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers


1. Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Elton
2. You Raise me Up – John Groban
3. When You Say Nothing At All – Ronan Keating
4. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
5. We’ve Only Just Begun – The Carpenters
6. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight – Norah Jones
7. All You Need is Love – The Beatles
8. Everything I Do (I Do It For You) – Bryan Adams
9. Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What A Wonderful World – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
10. From This Moment On – Shania Twain


1. You and Me – Lifehouse
2. Kiss Me – Ed Sheeran
3. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
4. Marry You – Bruno Mars
5. Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
6. Marry Me – Train
7. Make You Feel My Love – Adele
8. Then – Brad Paisley
9. Forever – Ben Harper
10. Bella’s Lullaby – Twilight Orchestra

If you have any favourites or suggestions, I’d love to hear from you.