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Simone and Rob’s Natural Minimal Jervis Bay Wedding at The Cove

A waterfront view and decor full of minimal, natural colors which perfectly complemented the scenery around them, Simone and Rob’s Jervis Bay wedding at The Cove was one of our favorite celebrations in 2020!

The morning of their Jervis Bay wedding day

Rob started the day by getting ready with his four groomsmen, enjoying laughs and a few beers together. Keeping with the minimal theme, they all dawned cream and white suits. With the prettiest boho inspired interior in the bridal suite (aka “Glam Room”) complete with pink, palm print wallpaper, Simone and her three bridesmaids sipped on champagne before Simone slipped into her Made With Love fitted lace wedding dress with her bridesmaids wearing a stunning moss green slip dress.

With guests arriving and getting settled for the ceremony, florals, dried palms, and grasses in various shades of white, orange, and green styled by Pia and Jade framed a spot by the water for the couple to say I-Do.

About their Ceremony

Duke and Quintet performed “Speechless” by Dan and Shay live while the bridesmaids made their walk down the aisle, with Simone making her entrance to Callum Scott’s “You Are The Reason.” After exchanging vows, the two signed their certificates to “Here Comes The Sun” by Nathan Roberts and “Love Lost” by Temper Trap. With the wiping away of tears by both Rob and Simone captured by Ainslee Burke Photography,their celebrant, Kylie Sharman, announced them husband and wife! After sealing the ceremony with a kiss, the two walked back up the aisle, hand in hand, under flower petals thrown by the guests in celebration to Rudimental’s “Lay It All On Me”!

Celebrating their Reception

After some group shots with family and their bridal party, Simone and Rob made an epic entrance into their reception to “You Make My Dreams Come True” by Hall and Oates. Their reception space was complete with wooden tables featuring florals of varying heights, candles, and linen napkins. Each guest received a bottled cocktail from Three Foxes, a “Find A Guest” bingo sheet to encourage guests to connect and get to know each other, and a place for guests to sign a puzzle piece in place of a guest book. We love the simplicity of their style and all of the unique elements they included in their Jervis Bay Wedding!

Partying in style with Duke

After toasts the two cut their cake to none other than “Cut The Cake” by Average White Band followed by their first dance to Chris Stapleton’s “Millionaire.” The guests capped the night off by showing off their skills and celebrating in style on the dance floor with the new Mr. and Mrs!

Congratulations Simone and Rob, we are so happy we had a place in celebrating your love story at The Cove!

If you’re looking for wedding entertainment, we are your people! Want Duke Music to help you celebrate your love story? Reach out to us, we can’t wait to hear from you!

VENDORS

Venue: The Cove (Jervis Bay)

Photographer: Ainslee Burke Photography

Videographer: Way Up High

Styling | Floral | Stationery: Pia & Jade

Hired Items: South Coast Party Hire

Catering: Citrus Catering

Drinks + Bar: Henry Clive Caravan Bar

Guest Favors: Three Foxes

Celebrant: Kylie Sharman

MUAH: South Coast Hair and Makeup

Bridal Attire: Made With Love Bridal (dress), Grace Loves Lace (shoes)

Bridal + Bridesmaid Accessories: Mezi

Bridesmaid Dresses: Bec & Bridge

Getting Ready Attire: Piyama

Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Institchu

Groom + Groomsmen Socks: Sock Club

Live Music + Entertainment: Duke + Quintet (Event Entertainers)

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Ashleigh and Jarrod’s Sydney Harbour Wedding at Q Station Manly

Choosing the perfect wedding venue – Q Station

Ashleigh and Jarrod’s Sydney harbour wedding at Q Station Manly was undoubtedly the perfect way to kick off the new year! With simplistic styling, decor, and of course great music, their 3rd of January nuptials were complete with their families and friends as witnesses to help them celebrate the day.

Ashleigh and Jarrod chose the Q Station Manly wedding venue for both their ceremony and reception —a beautiful hotel located on 30 acres of bushland with a backdrop of the Sydney Harbour. Playing off the colors of the venue space, Jarrod and his groomsmen dressed in dark green suits and bow ties with touches of light pink and white on the boutonnieres.

Ashleigh’s leading ladies

Ashleigh and her leading ladies sipped champagne in matching floral pajama sets before dressing in their dark teal green gowns. The foliage on the property perfectly complemented their attire and looked beautiful next to Ashleigh’s gown—an ivory, spaghetti strap, wrap dress with floral embellishments. Keeping it light and elegant, Ashleigh wore her hair down in waves and completed her look with a long veil.

Their ceremony music (and the amazing water views)

Their geometric ceremony backdrop at the waterfront set the scene with a relaxed arrangement —seating for some while others stood and waited anxiously for Ashleigh to walk down the aisle. Jarrod and his groomsmen waited at the top of the aisle while their bridesmaids walked down in pairs. An acoustic version of “Yeah Yeah Yeahs” by Maps was performed by Duke Duo and Quartet as the bride-to-be walked in visible excitement to her soon-to-be husband.

The two sealed the ceremony with a kiss and were officially announced husband and wife as they made their way into their next chapter together accompanied by a live rendition of Shalamar’s “A Night To Remember” while walking back up the aisle. The certificate signing playlist included “This Must Be The Place” by Talking Heads and Otis Redding’s “Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay.”

Photo location after (great) photo location at Q Station

There are so many gorgeous spots at Q Station. The party captured stunning group photos as well as couple’s portraits across the venue. (Oh, and we’re not kidding when we say we get to work with some of the most gorgeous couples!).

Ashleigh and Jarrod’s party-fuelled Reception

After snapping a few shots with Days Like These Photography, the couple and their guests moved into their reception… Not to be started without a grand entrance from the bridesmaids, groomsmen, and the couple themselves!

“Duke Music were absolutely amazing at our wedding at Q Station! They played a beautiful acoustic set at our ceremony, kept the mood through the canapés, dinner and between speeches, and set the dance floor alight for the rest of the evening with a three-piece band! Josie was super professional in the lead up to the wedding and on the day. She had loads of great advice for the day, and allowed us to pick songs from a wide repertoire, giving all the special moments a personal touch. We couldn’t recommend Duke Music more for your wedding or event.”Jarrod Bird – Married at Q Station Manly

Your first dance doesn’t just have to be the two of you

Ashleigh and Jarrod shared their first dance together to Sister Sledge’s “We Are Family”. During their first dance Duke brought all guests together on the dance floor to celebrate the new Mr. and Mrs!

After kick starting the festivities, Duke kept the dance floor alive for the rest of the night. It was the perfect end to a day they will look back on for years to come!

Congratulations Ashleigh and Jarrod and thank you again for booking your entertainment with us.
Thank you to Days Like These Photography for the use of your wonderful images.

VENDORS

Venue: Q Station

Stylist: Poco Uno – Ash Macedo

Event Planning: Days Like These Events

Photographer: Days Like These Photography

Florist: Hannah Sherwood

Makeup: Makeup by Leah

Hair: Laura Morris

Celebrant: Married By Jess

Master of Ceremonies: Anthony Hess

Live Music & Band: Duke Duo and Quartet

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Jess and Chris’ beachy boho wedding

Our couple, Jess and Chris, wed on 1 February 2020 at the Beachside Dojo Manly, Australia and the day, planned by Cloud 9 Event Management, could not have been more perfect!

We had the honour of bringing music to their Northern Beaches wedding and let us tell you, it was a night to remember!

The bridesmaids and groomsmen dawned a beautiful navy blue which perfectly accented Jess and Chris’ Beachy Boho Wedding ceremony and reception decor, featuring white florals and pops of greenery with Monstera leaves and tropical palms, arranged and styled by Mabel & Elsie.

Their first look

Jess and Chris had their first look and were all smiles when he turned around and saw her in a beautiful, spaghetti strap A-line gown which featured a low back and a deep illusion front plunge.

About their Ceremony and Reception

The couple chose to have live music at their ceremony and reception which is what we truly specialise in.
Jess was accompanied down the aisle by her father to a live performance of Ruelle’s “I Get To Love You” performed by Duke.
Friends and family attended their intimate ceremony. Saskia from Dovetail Celebrants married the couple, and we’d be lying if we said a few tears weren’t shed!
After being announced as husband and wife, they recessed back down the aisle to Duke’s rendition of “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors.
The perfect choice of song, as it was most definitely one of the best days of their life!

Moving into cocktail hour, guests enjoyed live music performed by Duke who was also accompanied by Chris Gable. They entertained the guests throughout dinner before heading into speeches that Jess and Chris gave to one another with their flower girl—also their daughter—present!

After cutting their two tier ombré blue cake, which featured gold accents and florals seen throughout their decor, the couple headed out to the rocks for some stunning sunset photos, captured by the very talented Ripple Weddings.

Sunset photos beachside in Manly

Returning from their portraits, they shared their first dance together to Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud”. After that, it was time to get the rest of the night started! Duke DJ’d the remainder of their reception performing songs that had guests up and dancing the rest of the night. (Not to mention, plenty of songs that were dear to Jess and Chris’ hearts).

Congratulations Jess and Chris on your perfect wedding at the Beachside Dojo Manly.

To see everyone having such a great time on the dance floor is the reason why we love what we do.

Are you looking for live music for your wedding day? We serve couples in Sydney, Melbourne, and beyond! Get in touch and let’s start planning (it’s music to our ears!)

Vendors

Venue: Beachside Dojo

Wedding Planner: Cloud 9 Event Management

Photographer: Ripple Weddings

Florist & Stylist: Mabel & Elsie

Celebrant: Saskia from Dovetail Celebrants

Cake: Copper Fork Cakes

Live Music & DJ: Duke Duo with special appearance from Chris Gable (Event Entertainers)