Michael and Charnelle’s Wedding, 15 February 2014


What a wonderful wedding. Charnelle and Michael chose to get married at the extraordinarily beautiful location of Riverdale on the Boyd property of Bundanon, on the Shoalhaven River. I think I started crying the moment I walked into the courtyard of this incredible place – it has a stunning view of the Shoalhaven to start with, and Michael and his niece had been up all night decorating the dining area. The place was buzzing with activity, as Michael had coordinated every single one of his talented friends to perform to the best of their ability – whether that be cooking, organising, decorating, cleaning, performing magic or, in my case, singing. I was very privileged to be asked to sing, not once but twice on this glorious, heartfelt, loving day. During the signing of the papers Andrew Worssam (my husband) and I performed ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ with Andrew on the ukulele – a little bit Hawaiian, a little bit Judy Garland, a little bit Eva Cassidy, but mostly our own. It brought tears to many people’s eyes. Later, I sang Ridente La Calma, by Mozart, a song of the serenity and beauty of true love, accompanied on piano by Michael’s talented sister Liz. Michael said he cried during the rehearsal of this song, but managed to hold it together for the real event. So, that’s two wedding performances this financial year… Anyone out there who wants a wedding singer, here I am!