May 282011

El Cortez San Diego Wedding CakeI was downtown at the El Cortez for tonight’s wedding. This wedding was a referral from two past weddings. I provided my San Diego wedding DJ services for them back in 2007 and 2008. It is always nice to see past couples at an event!

The room looked nice tonight with the contrasting purple linens & yellow uplighting. Even though the photo below was taken while there was a lot of sunlight coming into the room you can see the warmth that they add to the space. The El Cortez tends to be one of the darker reception venues due to the dark wood ceiling, red drapes, and dark wood dance floor. Lighting in this space really helps to balance that out.

El Cortez San Diego Wedding Lighting

A nice personal touch to the wedding was our groom’s grandparent’s wedding cake topper on display next to the cake. I am sure it was fun for them to see this after all of these years. They also had a special San Diego Chargers themed groom’s cake since he is a big fan.

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I provided the cake spotlighting tonight and you can really see in the photo below what a difference it makes in a room like this! It places some importance on the cake and helps it stand out from across the room (especially when we dim the lights down later on). We opened up the dance floor and guests were ready to get out of their seats.

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El Cortez San Diego Wedding DJ 5-28-11It really is extremely important for all of the vendors to communicate with each other. A professional coordinator always helps with this process.There were a few hiccups in the schedule (the photographers taking the bride & groom outside right after I announced that we were going into the next event). This put things on hold for about 15 minutes and guests started lose their momentum. We picked things up once they got back inside and ended the night on a strong note.

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Extras Provided:  Gobo Monogram Projection, Slide Show Projection Equipment, Cake Spotlighting


Bridal Party Introductions – “Yeah 3X” by Chris Brown

Bride & Groom Introduction – “The Time (Dirty Bit)” by Black Eyed Peas

First Dance – “From this Moment” sung by Bride’s Mom & Step-dad

Mother/Son Dance  – “The Perfect Fan” by Backstreet Boys

Bouquet Toss – “Holding Out For a Hero” by Bonnie Tyler

Garter Toss – “Pour Some Sugar On Me” by Def Leppard

Last Dance - “When You Got A Good Thing” by Lady Antebellum


Coordinator = Courtney

Catering = Ranch Events

Photographer = Pix Of Life

Videographer = Taylor Films

For more information about this event click here:  San Diego Wedding DJ

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