One of my last weddings of 2011 was at Estancia and now I am grateful to start off 2012 with the first wedding of the year at this great La Jolla wedding venue as well! The ceremony was held at a different location so our couple hired me as their La Jolla wedding DJ for the reception only. Cocktail hour kicked off just outside the ballroom on the patio. During this time guests were “signing” the tree guestbook with a signature & a thumbprint. I think our couple will enjoy this unique wedding idea much more than a book with a few signatures which typically gets tucked away in a closet.
Once guests entered the Grande Ballroom they were treated to lots of warm lighting. I provided amber uplighting throughout the room and over by the cake. I also used some atmospheric lighting up on the ceiling to create some interest. This all really made a huge difference in the look & feel of the ballroom. After dinner I was able to project the couple’s slide show up onto the wall with about a 15 foot image size. It looked really clean without having to use a screen.
After the meal & slide show we invited our couple out for their first dance. We started off dancing with a few slow songs which all of the couples enjoyed. We then moved into some “please all” type music to get dancing going. Guests were easing into party mode a little slower this evening. After the cake cutting & bouquet / garter toss they were ready to dance. The photo booth opened up and the party was underway…
Our couple wanted to keep a classy atmosphere but still wanted to add a little color & movement later on so once the formalities were done I switched the atmospheric lighting over to change colors. It gave it more of a party feeling without all the blinking and flashing lights. This was a perfect lighting option to add that interest. The crowd finished strong and we actually played about 30 minutes past our planned ending time.
Below are some professional photos from Teale Photography:
San Diego Wedding Lighting & Extras Provided: 9 uplights, atmospheric ceiling lighting, & video projection equipment
LA JOLLA WEDDING DJ MUSIC:
Bridal Party Introductions – “Home” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
First Dance – “The Way You Look Tonight ” by Tony Bennett
Father/Daughter Dance – “In the Midnight” by Van Morrison
Mother/Son Dance – “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You” by Dean Martin
Anniversary Dance – “Wonderful World’” by Louis Armstrong
SAN DIEGO WEDDING VENDORS:
Coordinator = Jennifer Destein
Photographer = Teale Photography
Cake = Flour Power Bakery
Photo Booth = Recorded Memories
For more information about this event or if you are looking for a La Jolla wedding DJ click here to contact Positive Energy Productions or call us at 858.490.0445.