Renny & Matt – Southern Highlands NSW

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Renny and Matt’s wedding was an absolutely stunning, modest but beautiful wedding in the Southern Highlands of NSW. It was a chilly Autumn day which added to the magical feeling. We were invited to provide entertainment from ceremony through to reception moving from acoustic to DJ. We love being a part of the wedding from start to finish as we get to know guests and have a great time.

I played live music solo for the ceremony and canapés, and then Jake and I played as a live music duo for the first part of the wedding reception and then after speeches we both DJ for the second part of reception.


Larissa was very professional from the beginning and all the way to the day of the wedding. She was always happy to answer my questions. My husband and I always wanted live music for our wedding and when we heard Larissa sing we knew  she was the perfect person for our day. She has an amazing talent and to be able to share that with all our loved ones on our wedding day made it more special. She also did an amazing job at learning not one but two songs for our reception and first dance. What also made working with Larissa even more special,  is that for the reception, her husband Jake played the DJ and got everyone dancing the night away. We highly, highly recommend Larissa to anyone looking for something special on their wedding day. 

Live music song choices:
Bridesmaids  entry: I knew this would be love instrumental
Bride entry: I Knew This Would Be Love – Imaginary Future
Signing: Book of Love – Gavin James
Exit : I Love You Will Still Sound the Same – Oh Honey
First dance song choice:
La Vie En Rose – Daniela Andrade version
Photographer : Henry Paul Photography
Florist : Floral Pines Design Co.
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Heal The World (Live Cover)

This video was recorded at my regular Monday night Yin Yoga and Live Music class at Power Living in Manly.

This Summer has been challenging for many of us and Mother Nature. Please sing along and send some healing intention out into the world.



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Kiera & Alex @ Hawkesbury Country Retreat, Windsor NSW

Larissa McKay Solo for Kiera and Alex’s beautiful wedding ceremony in Windsor, NSW.

Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles
We Are Family by Sister Sledge
This Will Be An Everlasting Love by Natalie Cole

Photos by @daphotography_snapper



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Katie & Jimmy @ Q Station, Manly

It was an absolute pleasure playing solo for Katie & Jimmy’s wedding ceremony at Q Station in Manly.

We Are Family by Sister Sledge
At Last by Etta James
You Look Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton
Aint No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye

“Thank you so much Larissa for being the most accommodating, kind, and TALENTED wedding singer there is. You not only have a voice of an angel you were one of the easiest wedding vendors to work with for the big day. I wish I could get married again just to hear your voice live – I will continue to sing your praises to all my friends who are planning events / weddings as they need to have your voice in their life. Thanks again xxxx!”

Photos by Milenko Weddings.

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A bit of rain meant we moved inside for a cosy ceremony

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When you finally meet your bride after months of emails 🙂

Jay & Tegan @ Moby Dicks, Whale Beach

What a special day it was celebrating Jay & Tegan by the beach on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

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Larissa McKay solo for canapes
Larissa McKay Duo through dinner
Larissa McKay Duo DJ after speeches until finish

“We are so happy we chose you to be a part if our special day. It was exactly what we wanted.”

All photos by Jason Corroto.


recap: Carina + Karim’s Wedding @ Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

I recently played live acoustic music as a soloist for Carina and Karim’s beautiful wedding ceremony and canapes break at The Calyx at The Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney. What an amazing venue! And playing music while being surrounded by the most nourishing backdrop of plants and flowers was an absolute joy.

Entry: Turning Page (instrumental)
Signing: I Can’t Feel My Face (instrumental)
Exit: Marry You (instrumental)

Karim and I recently got back from our honeymoon and we were just reminiscing about our wedding day.

We wanted to send a big THANK YOU for playing at our ceremony. As you know, the Botanic Gardens had incorrectly booked our ceremony venue. It would’ve been a near-disaster if it wasn’t for the Trippas Group team and our wonderful vendors, such as yourself.
We really appreciate your professionalism and your flexibility in helping us get the ceremony set up. Amazingly, the ceremony all came together in the final hour and it was perfect in our eyes!
My friends have all commented on your wonderful music and said it perfectly complimented the event.
Thank you again Larissa!
Carina & Karim.


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Calyx, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

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Laura & Agostino’s Ceremony and Reception at Doltone House, Sydney NSW

Agostino and Laura’s beautiful wedding ceremony was held at Metcalf Park in Pyrmont and the reception at Doltone House, Darling Island. The city skyscrapers and boats in the harbour made a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony and canapes.

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Playing solo for the ceremony at Pyrmont, Sydney

Entry: Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran
Signing: Can’t Help Falling in Love, Elvis
Exit: Sky Full of Stars, Coldplay

Then Jake and I played as an acoustic duo for the canapes and dinner section of the night at Doltone House.


“Laura and I would like to sincerely thank you for making our day a complete success. You have excelled in the way you performed and deserve the highest praise and recognition.

As a business owner myself your professionalism was impeccable and you should be congratulated. ” – Agostino

Congrats Agostino and Laura, we wish you all the best for your future together.

Photos by the wonderful Image Frenzy.

Larissa x

Gemma & Daniel @ Centennial Homestead, Sydney NSW

Gemma and Daniel congrats! You guys were an absolute pleasure to work with and we were so honoured you chose us to play music on your wedding day. We wish you all the very best for your life together.

Their beautiful ceremony was held at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Paddington and the reception at Centennial Homestead in Centennial Park, Sydney.

Live music during the ceremony

I played solo acoustic music live for the ceremony, then Jake and I played as an acoustic duo so guests could enjoy live music during canapés and through dinner. Jake was MC and we both DJ-ed for the second part of the reception.

There is something really special about being involved in a wedding from start to finish. We create a relationship with guests and the bride and groom and feel part of the wedding and we absolutely love this. We intuitively tap into the mood and flow of the evening and work that into how we play and MC. 

Bridesmaids entry: Halo by Beyonce
Bride entry: Sea Of Love by Cat Power
Signing: Kiss Me by Sixpence None The Richer
Exit: Sky Full Of Stars by Coldplay
First dance: Fire and The Flood by Vance Joy

Jake as MC, me cracking up!

“When we stumbled upon Larissa and heard her voice, we knew she would be perfect for our wedding. We weren’t disappointed, her voice gave us Goosebumps. Larissa made organising everything leading up to the day so smooth and easy in such a stressful time. We were so indecisive about what songs we wanted and she was nothing but accommodating, learning new songs for us with short notice however making it sound like she had known them for years! Our first dance topped off the night, with Larissa singing our favourite song live and making it a such a special moment for us to remember. Our guests all couldn’t stop raving about how much they loved Larissa and how beautiful her voice was on the day, in the church all the way through to our reception. Jake her husband, was so lovely and easy going also, acting as our MC and DJ for the night and helping our night to run smoothly. As a team they were so professional and fit in so well with the vibe we wanted for the night, live and easy listening music for the first part of the day followed by some upbeat music to dance to towards the end of the night. We highly recommend them both.” – Gemma + Daniel, 2018

Larissa McKay Duo playing live through dinner

Gemma and Daniel’s first dance played live


Larissa x


Rieteke & Max’s Wedding at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

The ceremony for Rieteke and Max’s beautiful wedding was held at McKell Park, at Darling Point overlooking Sydney Harbour. I played music solo for the ceremony and then Jake and I played an acoustic duo set at The Royal Botanic Gardens while guests enjoyed drinks and canapés by the pond.

We moved up into the main reception room at The Botanic Gardens Restaurant just before the bride and groom and the rest of the bridal party made their entrance and as they settled in we played more acoustic live music as a duo through dinner and up until speeches. Then after speeches we switched to DJ for the rest of the evening.

Here’s a testimonial from Rieteke and Max.
“We are so happy we stumbled across Larissa while we were looking for musicians for our wedding.  She is incredibly talented, and was more than happy to learn a new song for our ceremony and take the dance floor play list off our hands.  Larissa played solo at our ceremony, was joined by Jake for a duo for our reception, and then they DJ’d for the rest of the evening – a fantastic all in one package!  We got glowing reviews from our guests and would not hesitate to recommend Larissa.” – Reiteke Grosser

Reception at Botanic Gardens acoustic DUO

Wedding Ceremony at McKell Park, Darling Point


Here are their Song choices.
Ceremony entry: Still Falling for You by Ellie Goulding
Signing: Latch by Sam Smith
Ceremony exit: Walking On Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves
Bridal party entrance: you Make My Dreams by Hall and Oates
First dance: For Once In My Life By Michael Buble
Final song of the night: Higher Love by Steve Winwood

Being surrounded by lush greenery and native plants was absolutely incredible. Thanks for having us as part of your special day.

Photos are by the wonderful Charlie Ralph.

Larissa x