We started off with the ceremony outside on the grass at an angle facing the palm trees and beach. Once the wedding ceremony was done guests moved over to the patio and lawn area for cocktail hour. The bar was open… The couples specialty cocktail was named after a play on their last name (Whelan) called the “Peach Whelinni”.
A nice assortment of tray passed appetizers were served that included: Seared Beef- with sweet potatoes and pomegranate reduction, Seared Ahi on Wonton, Brie Pops, Grilled Vegetable Kabobs, and Chicken Picatta Puffs.
The draped patio space with a center hanging chandelier along with the all white leather bar looked great. The guest’s name cards were displayed in a playful way tucked inside of flowers that almost looked like some sort of dessert.
After cocktail hour the doors were opened to the reception space. The tables really stood out with the rich blue linens and the bright contracting orange floral centerpieces that were lit from below. You can also see in the photo below that the back of the Scripps Forum was draped with flowing white fabric and the room was completed with a custom seamless white dance floor.
Tonight they hired me as their San Diego wedding DJ but they knew that they were interested in my San Diego wedding lighting services as well. The Scripps Forum is one of my favorite places to provide lighting for. I have done so many different things in this space and each wedding has had a totally different look and feel. I used the orange uplighting inside and outside to add lots of warmth and color. Spotlighting the cake also allowed us to really turn down the lights for an intimate atmosphere but still allowed the cake to stand out at a distance.
After dinner we kicked into dance music. We got everyone up and they really kept the party going. Lets just say that the flawless circular white dance floor got a little scuffed up by the end of the evening.
Two last unique wedding ideas or items that made this wedding fun were the engagement photo puzzle that guests were constantly working on throughout the event and the late night snack complete with Sprinkles Cupcakes and cold milk.
San Diego Wedding Lighting & Extras Provided: Cake Spotlighting and 16 Uplights
SAN DIEGO WEDDING DJ MUSIC:
Wedding Party Introductions Song: Crazy in Love – Beyonce
First Dance Song: Chances Are – Johnny Mathis
Father & Daughter Dance Song: Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Mother & Son Dance Song: Because You Loved Me – Johnny Mathis
Cake Cutting Song: Sugar Sugar – The Archies
SAN DIEGO WEDDING DJ & VENDORS:
Coordinator = Liz Beck Events
Catering & Linens = Culinary Concepts
Florist = Jennifer Cole Florals
Photographer = Tim Otto
Cake = Sweet Cheeks Bakery
Cupcakes = Sprinkles Cupcakes
Dance Floor, Bar, & Draping = Concepts Event Design
Chiavari Chairs (110 white – ceremony, 120 silver – reception) = Chiavari 4 Rent
Ceremony Music = Caprice Strings
Transportation (56 passenger motor coach) = Balboa Transportation
White Rolls Royce Getaway Car = Simply Elegant Vintage Vehicle Limousine
For more information about this event, to inquire about San Diego wedding and Event lighting services, or to hire us as your San Diego wedding DJ click here: Positive Energy Productions | 858.490.0445