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Magnifique Maleny Retreat Wedding

By November 23, 2018No Comments

Kate & Dom’s Maleny Retreat Wedding

A magnifique wedding with DJ Ben Shipway

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Kate & Dom decided to book me in as the DJ for their stunning wedding at Maleny Retreat in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. The first time I met Kate & Dom was over Skype as they were planning their wedding from Victoria. We spent a lot of time talking about music, they really like Triple J and alternative music so we were discussing ways to effectively incorporate the music that they love in to the soundtrack for their wedding day. Their pre-dancing playlist was really interesting and eclectic, with influences of dub, reggae, and singer/songwriter vibes tying in nicely with the bohemian atmosphere of the tipi that their reception took place in.

Kate & Dom tied the knot in an open field with a breathtaking view of the glasshouse mountains as their backdrop. Their ceremony was officiated by Triple J radio announcer Rosie Beaton, which was a nice surprise for their guests.

Kate & Dom shared their first dance as husband and wife to the track “Make It Wit Chu” by “Queens of the Stone Age”. Shortly after, their dance floor was filled with their friends and family who danced right through until 11PM when the reception ended with a special song selection from Kate & Dom “Your Party” by Ween.

This wedding was such a great example of a hinterland tipi wedding done right. It was classy, elegant, authentic and natural. It was my pleasure to bring a dance set that tied everything together, and helped to create everlasting memories for Kate, Dom and their guests.

To see how it all went down, check out this awesome video created by GoldBear Wedding Films

All featured photographs captured by Shane Shepherd

Here is what Kate & Dom had to say about their experience.

“Ben was all round wonderful, he kept us informed enough to feel relaxed but also left us alone to enjoy our night. He is an all round professional, great at what he does. G&M Event Group were outstanding from beginning to end, we are so grateful, that was a part of our wedding we didn’t have to worry about. Just book them, they will take care of everything.”


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G&M Team

DJ – Ben Shipway

Other Suppliers

VenueMaleny Retreat
PhotographerShane Shepherd
– GoldBear Wedding Films
CakeCakes by Cara
FloristWoods and Bloom

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