Beats & Bow Ties: Setting the Stage for Epic Weddings with Richard Hughes

Welcome to another electrifying episode of the Just as Planned TV and Podcast Show, your go-to destination for groundbreaking wedding insights and inspiration. I’m your host and seasoned wedding MC, Nathan Cassar, and today we’re diving headfirst into the dynamic world of wedding entertainment with a special guest: Richard Hughes, better known as The Bow Tie DJ Guy!

Richard brings a fresh perspective to the art of wedding DJing, where every performance is a carefully crafted symphony of beats and bow ties. With an eye for detail and a passion for keeping dance floors packed, Richard’s mission is to elevate each wedding to new heights of excitement and energy.

But Richard’s journey isn’t just about spinning tunes – it’s a story of passion, perseverance, and style. From his humble beginnings as a club DJ to his evolution into a sought-after wedding entertainer, Richard’s love for music and fashion shines through in every performance.

During our conversation, Richard will unveil the secrets behind creating the perfect wedding playlist, ensuring that every song resonates with the couple and their guests. We’ll also explore the vital role that the bride and groom play in setting the tone for the party, as well as the importance of choosing the right entertainment to make their special day truly unforgettable. And, of course, we will talk about exactly WHY he is called The Bow Tie Guy. I think it has something to do with a particular item he loves to wear at every wedding… 

So, get ready to groove, laugh, and discover why Richard’s customer service background is the key to his success as a wedding DJ and MC. If you’re eager to transform your wedding celebration into a night to remember, you won’t want to miss this episode! Welcome to the show with, Richard!


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Meet Nathan Cassar, Australia’s Premier Award-Winning Wedding MC.


Nathan is the standout go-to choice for a smooth and exceptional wedding reception and is among Sydney’s and Australia’s best wedding MCs and for good reason! Nathan’s infectious energy, charming smile, and professional attitude set the stage for an unbeatable celebration.


With a staggering decade of experience in entertainment and a reputation for hosting outstanding events, Nathan is a master of electrifying audiences. Whether formerly as a Cruise Director for Princess Cruises or now at the helm of a wedding reception, Nathan knows how to bring the energy and keep it going all night long. It’s, therefore, no surprise that he’s been hailed as a leader in the wedding industry, earning accolades including:


** 2nd Best Wedding MC – Australian Wedding Awards (National) 2022

** Winner – Best Wedding MC – Wedding Industry Awards (Western Sydney) 2022

** 3rd Place – ABIA Wedding Awards – Master of Ceremonies (NSW) 2022

** Winner – Most Entertaining MC (NSW) – Lux-Life Global Excellence Awards 2022


Nathan is also proudly a preferred MC of some of the most notable venues across Sydney and NSW, including The William Inglis Hotel, Burnham Grove Estate, Grow Wild Wildflower Farm, Cropley House, and The Woodlands.