Chrisy Sparks and Mat Polley have been together for 27 years before tying the knot on December 9, 2017 celebrating with family and friends.
When I spoke to Chrisy on the phone about her wedding music, I thought they were just having a big old party because she told me there is no program or run-sheet. She said she wants the wedding to feel casual-relaxed - and that informal approach to planning just put me at ease with them too.
Their wedding was held at the Brolga Room of Healesville Sanctuary, on a sunny afternoon with lush grass lawns that makes you want play Frisbee and with gum trees around you'd think you are in the bush.
I started singing while Chrisy and Mat grabbed a drink and chatted with friends. I saw mainly local Yarra Valley beers and ciders being served, some guests stretching their legs on the expansive lawn and children running around outside. After an upbeat but heartfelt speech from Mat and Chrisy's son Matthew, the couple took the dance floor and I sang "All of me" for their first dance.
Songs while dining include the couple's favorites - "From this Moment on", "Love me like you do," "Can't help falling in love," You're the Inspiration" and "Thank You (Dido)."
All, in all this was a fun, casual wedding, still done to the nines but with ease. Thank You Chrisy and Mat and family for having me and my husband on your big day!
and nice to meet you Sam from De Silva Lining events. I know you had something to do with how cool and blissfully unstructured this wedding was.