Jul 072012

Rancho Bernardo Inn NFL Raiders CakeI had the honor of providing San Diego wedding DJ & wedding lighting services for an NFL Raiders wedding at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. In addition to my wedding DJ services they also flew in The Tyrone Smith Revue which is a 10-piece party band from Nashville. This is the band that played at the reception for the President’s daughter Jenna Bush’s marriage to Henry Hager. I had been looking forward to this wedding for months and knew it was going to be a great wedding!

The wedding ceremony started off outside overlooking the golf course. The flower design for the ceremony looked amazing as it transitioned from white to light pink and then faded into a vibrant fuchsia. Once the ceremony was over guests were guided to the outdoor patio terrace for cocktail hour.

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Once inside the ballroom guests were treated to a custom seamless dance floor surrounded by lounge furniture. Positive Energy Productions provided all of the lighting for this San Diego wedding which included fuchsia uplighting throughout the room. This really added some color and tied all of the elements together. We also lit up the dance floor with a few spotlights to really make their design stand out once we dimmed the lights down.

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There were a variety of wedding floral centerpieces on each table which added some interest instead of the same arrangement on every table.

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As their San Diego wedding DJ I took care of all of the MC duties for the evening including the introductions, first dance, father / daughter dance, mother / son dance, as well as, all of the other events. The band played through dinner and took a few breaks now & then. I was able to fill in these gaps with music and take care of some of the events during these breaks. The band ended at 10pm and we were able to switch gears into the DJ portion of the evening. The dance floor was packed all night. We ended up going an hour overtime because they were having such a great time.

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The cake spotlighting (in the photo below) really stood out tonight and added tons of drama to the wedding cake. It also allowed the wedding photographers to capture some really interesting silhouettes of the couple (see the photo at the top). After the wedding I took a quick photo with the bride & groom while we were waiting for everyone to line up for their sparkler exit. One we were ready we sent them outside and they made their getaway.

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Well they didn’t exactly head back to their room. This ended a little differently than most weddings because after their sparkler exit they ran right over to the pool and jumped in! The entire wedding party all got inspired and jumped in as well! Made for a great time, excellent photos until security came out to shut it down. I have been wondering what security would have done against 10-12 NFL Raiders players…

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Bridesmaids in the jacuzziSan Diego Wedding and Event Lighting Provided: 

+ 12 Uplights

+ Cake Spotlighting

+ Dance Floor Spotlighting


San Diego Wedding DJ & Vendors:

Coordinator + San Diego Weddings by Gina

Band + Tyrone Smith Revue

DJ + Positive Energy Productions

Photographers + Corey Conroy Photography

Videographer + Joe Park Wedding Cinematography

Florist + Nancy Stevens Wedding Flowers

Lighting + Positive Energy Productions

Lounge Furniture, Chairs, & Dancefloor + Concepts Event Design

Cake + Shirley Resnick, The Cake Lady

Groom’s Cake + Twiggs Bakery

Photo Booth + Lovely Photo Booth

Ceremony Strings + Caprice Strings

Transportation + Simply Elegant Limo

Cigar Rolling + Cuban Cigar Factory

Ice Sculpture + Soc Cal Ice

For more information about this event or to hire us as your San Diego wedding DJ or San Diego wedding and event lighting company please click here:   Positive Energy Productions  |  858.490.0445

Mar 112012

IMG_0018San Diego Wedding DJ highlights and photos from a recent wedding reception at Admiral Kidd Club.

Cocktail hour was held outside on the large patio overlooking downtown San Diego.

The escort cards were displayed on various shaped black trays surrounded by two large floral pieces with hanging crystals.

The unique aspect to this wedding was the use of quite a bit of black. You do not see black as one of the main colors too often but they did it in a really stylish way that actually added drama to the space.

As their San Diego wedding DJ I tried to play a large variety of music tonight. The group truly had a good time with it!

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San Diego Wedding DJ & Vendors:

Coordinator + Enchanted Dream Weddings

DJ + Positive Energy Productions

Photographers + Heather Pepin

Florist + Artquest Flower Studio

Cake + Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.

Groom’s Cake + Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.

Photo Booth + San Diego Photo Booth Rental

For more information about this event or to hire us as your San Diego wedding DJ or San Diego wedding and event lighting company please click here:   Positive Energy Productions  |  858.490.0445

Jun 172011

Admiral Kidd Club San Diego Wedding CakeThe Admiral Kidd Club is a San Diego wedding venue located near Point Loma and the airport. They have a few different ballrooms available depending on the size of the group. Their largest ballroom upstairs can accommodate around 300 to 350 guests. Our couple invited about 125 guests so we were in the Harbor Lounge located on the downstairs level.

The Friday evening event began with our couple’s wedding ceremony on the grass area overlooking San Diego bay and downtown. After the ceremony wrapped up guests moved directly to the outdoor patio area for cocktails & appetizers. One funny fact about this location is that they actually have to have a server on “seagull duty” to keep the seagulls away from the food!

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Purple seems to be one of the popular colors this year. It keeps popping up wedding after wedding. The Harbor Lounge is pretty much white top to bottom so it needs a little help to warm it up. This can be achieved through the use of colored linens, chair covers, centerpieces, and the lighting. I provided some purple uplighting for the room to help add some color to the space.

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As their San Diego wedding DJ I was able to play a little more current music than normal tonight. On the whole it was a younger crowd. We didn’t forget about the older generation but they seemed to tire out a little earlier in the night. Definitely some fun moments out on the dance floor.

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Extras Provided: 6 Uplights


Bridal Party Introductions – I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas

First Dance – “Come Away With Me” by Norah Jones

Cake Cutting – “Sugar, Sugar” by Archies


Photographer = Kristen Peelle Photography

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

Positive Energy Productions  |  858.490.0445

Mar 052010

This is one of the best things I have seen in a long time…

The latest party circuit princess to wow the night clubs and festivals of France with her DJ skills is a 69 year old granny.

French party scene sensation:  DJ Ruth Flowers

Click here to watch the video:  DJ Ruth Flowers Video

For more information click here:  San Diego Wedding DJ

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