Jul 312010

Marina Village Seaside Cake SpotlightingThe last wedding for this weekend was over at Marina Village in the Seaside Room for around 250 guests. The ceremony was held out on the South Lawn facing the marina and sunset. They released butterflies at the end of the ceremony which is always a nice surprise for guests. We then moved into the Seaside Room for the reception. This is probably the best looking reception I have seen in this room. They really added quite a few special touches to enhance the space and dress up the room. A few of these items included the candy bar, cigar roller outside on the patio, table linens, and the lighting I provided. I spotlighted the cake and projected their monogram gobo down onto the dance floor. This really popped out once we turned the lights down. I also helped provide the slide show that we played during the cocktail hour and mixed a special dance for the bride and her father consisting of six songs. They had fun with it and it was a total surprise for mom since they kept it a secret. The group enjoyed dancing and it turned out to be a really fun wedding to DJ.

Extras Provided: Cake Spotlighting, Custom Gobo Monogram Projection, White Starry Lights, Slide Show Projection


Bridesmaids: Canon in D – The O’Neill Brothers

Bride’s Processional: Bridal Chorus – Wagner

Sand Ceremony: You and Me – Lifehouse

Butterfly Release: Butterfly Waltz – Brian Crain

Recessional: If It’s Love – Train

Grand Entrance: I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas

First Dance: History in the Making – Darius Rucker

Father/Daughter Dance: Special Mix I edited for them with the following songs: Heartland- I Loved Her First / Black Eyed Peas- Lets get it started / Starsound- Cotton eye Joe / Contours- Do you love me / Kenny Loggins- Footloose / Tim McGraw- My Little Girl

Mother/Son Dance: My Wish – Rascal Flatts

Cake Cutting: Sugar Sugar – The Archies

Anniversary Dance: Lost In This Moment – Big & Rich

Bouquet Toss: Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar

Garter Toss: Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye / Another One Bites The Dust – Queen

Last Songs: Good Riddance – Green Day  &  Say Hey (I Love You) – Michael Franti & Spearhead

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Photographer: Brett Alan

Videographer: Patrick from Blue Sky Wedding

Catering: Ranch Events

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Oct 172009

Tonight I was up at the California Center For The Arts in Escondido. In the past 15 years I can’t remember DJing a wedding or event there. It is always refreshing to visit a new location. We started with cocktail hour outside on the patio where I provided a small cocktail portable music system. It was hot out so guests were ready to make there way inside once we opened up the ballroom doors. The cocktail hour and reception were a total of 7 hours on a Sunday night so I didn’t think guests would make it until the end.It did fade out around 10pm but people stayed until the end. I played a lot of country tonight (bride & groom’s requests) which is very different from most weddings. They enjoyed it and I think everyone had a good time. The uplighting I provided really put some needed color on the all white walls. The space would have felt really empty without them. We also use the white “starry” lights during their first dance only. They wanted to add a little something different to make it stand out.
Photography: Studio Duva
Blog entry with photos: Studio Duva Blog
Videography: Bob Hoffman

Extras Provided: 10 Uplights, White “Starry” Lights

More information at Positive Energy Productions San Diego Wedding DJ Website

Oct 152009

Tonight was a VIP only event at Arterra outdoor lounge at the Marriott Del Mar. I provided a “lighting only” job to enhance the space. All of the Marriott Hotels got together to throw an “end of the summer party” for the upper management, as well as, each hotels biggest clients. Arterra outdoor lounge is one of my favorite outdoor locations. Modern, clean, unlimited possibilities (not to mention some of the highest rated food in San Diego). I provided uplighting for all of the palm trees, rippling water effect lighting on the building, white “starry lights all over the space, along with 2 custom gobo projections with the “Arterra” logo on the wood lounge area and the “Marriott” logo down into the pool. It was a complete hit with the VIP guests. Throughout the night I noticed people pointing to certain lighting elements and talking about the atmosphere. I joined in on a few conversations and think I might have another lighting job or two from this event. If you are looking to host an event at an amazing outdoor venue call and ask for Stephanie. You will be well taken care of…

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Aug 082009

This weekend I was out at the Inn At Rancho Santa Fe. This wedding required tons of work on my part due to four separate locations needing sound. I had to have multiple systems to cover the ceremony on the grass, cocktail hour by the pool, dinner/toasts/important dances outside in the garden, and dancing inside the Azalea Room. A nice unique touch (that I have not seen before) was out at the ceremony they laid out a huge path of actual lavender (instead of using a white runner) and then the flower girl threw the flowers on top of it as she walked down. They continued with this theme naming all of the tables various spices and herbs. Inside the room they had a great looking chocolate cake with more lavender spread all around the base of the cake stand. It really made the room smell great! I used the white “starry” lights to add a little movement up on the ceiling and create some interest in the room for dancing. Tonight I had a great team of vendors with me as Kevin Roche was taking care of the photography and Mia from Red Letter Days helped coordinate the event. For more information visit Positive Energy Productions website here: San Diego Wedding DJ

Aug 022009

I was just at the Coronado Community Center last week and now I am back again for another wedding! The ceremony was held outside on the grass and looked amazing. It was set in a circle with the bride and groom in the center. Guests had a great view from all angles. The reception looked great. I added 8 colored uplights and the white starry lights on the ceiling to create the look they were going for. Lighting can really help out any room! Instead of a cake tonight they had about 10 different flavors of cheesecake beautifully displayed on top of glass vases filled with fruit and flowers. Dancing went pretty well tonight. It was great to see a couple who I DJ’d for 5 years ago (at their wedding). Everyone enjoyed the night.
For more information visit Positive Energy Productions website here: San Diego Wedding DJ
Extras Provided: 8 Uplights, White “Starry” Lights.

Jul 122008

The Kona Kai Resort is always a nice location to have a wedding. This weekend they had their ceremony and cocktail hour outside on the patio, and reception inside. The lighting helped the all tan room and brought some color to the walls. Their video/slideshow was one of the best I have ever viewed. Absolutely hilarious! I knew it was going to be a great night when they started dancing before dinner was served. We ended up going a half hour overtime because they would not stop dancing… Always a good sign.
Extras Provided: Uplights, White “Starry” Lights, Video Slideshow & Screen

Jul 052008

4th of July holiday weekend wedding at La Costa Resort & Spa. This was a large 260 person wedding in the Poinsettia Ballroom that stretched out over 8 1/2 hours with the ceremony and reception. (tired feet…) This was a referral from one of my wedding couples from about a year ago. The Candy Bar and Cigar Bar were unique.
Extras provided: 8 uplights, white “starry” lights, video slideshow and screen.