Wedding Reception | 9 April 2011 | Jasmine and Nick Gardener | Hyde Park Barracks Cafe, Sydney

What a wonderful day it was for Jasmine and Nick.....this beautiful couple had the most sensational weather for their wedding day. From the first time I met Jasmine and Nick it was obvious that they were absolutely perfect for each other, generous and tender people....and soooo very much in love. Nick is a soldier and until just before Christmas was in Afghanistan as part of Australia's defence efforts there. This has meant that they have both had to endure periods of separation, but I feel that this has only served to make their love so much made my heart smile to watch the moments of gentle tenderness and displays of affection they shared with each other throughout the reception.

The Chinese Gardens in Darling Harbour was the setting for their beautiful ceremony followed by a lovely reception at Hyde Park Barracks Cafe. The 55 guests, including family and friends that had traveled from Melbourne, Canberra and Queensland, were treated like royalty as they celebrated this joyous union. Commencing with pre-dinner drinks and canapes in the Barracks courtyard, Jasmine and Nick took the opportunity to relax and mingle with their guests.

As the reception commenced there were great speeches from Jasmine's dad, Ricky then by Nick. A delicious meal was enjoyed by all before more great speeches from Nick's dad, Peter and Best Man, Mark. The cutting of the cake, a few special words from Jasmine's boss and time for what for me was the highlight of the night - the first dance. The first dance was so very special because of the tenderness, affection and emotions that eluded from Jasmine and Nick, you could feel the love in the room....absolutely beautiful!!!! The joy of being married, emotions and the intense feeling in the room took their toll causing Jasmine to shed a few tears of happiness.

Jasmine and Nick, thank you for allowing me to be a part of the celebration of your love - it was such a joy to get to know you. The two of you belong together - two soul mates who make each other very happy. May love and music fill your lives forever.

Jasmine & Nick were able to relax and enjoy some time mingling with their guests before the reception started.

I loved the the tenderness and affection that Jasmine and Nick shared throughout the celebration but especially during the first made my heart smile.


Songs selected by Bride and Groom;

  • Wedding Party and Bride & Groom Entry Song: "Marry You" by Bruno Mars
  • Cake Cutting Song: "Spend My Life With You" by Eric Benet & Tamia
  • Bridal Waltz/First Dance: "Lucky" by Jason Mraz Feat. Colbie Caillat
  • Bouquet Toss: "Who's That Girl" by Guy Sebastian
  • Garter Toss: "More" by Usher
  • Farewell Dance: "Can't Smile Without You" by Barry Manilow
  • Final Farewell Song: "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz

Other Wedding Professionals

Photographer: Diverze Photography

Floral Design: D-Vine Flowers by Jo Reid

Cake Design: Lushcups

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Photography and Video by DJ:Plus! Entertainment

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