Jun 162012

San Diego Wedding Cake Pinspotting & UplightingRancho Santa Fe wedding DJ highlights and photos from a wedding on 6/16/12 at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club near San Diego, CA. The Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club is a members only golf club with a very nice clubhouse overlooking the golf course.

Guests were greeted at the entryway and were invited out to the patio for cocktail hour. Our couple hired a quartet to play throughout the cocktail hour and dinner.

One unique element to this wedding was the art on display. These paintings were hand painted by a few of the bride & groom’s family members and friends.

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After the cocktail hour guests were then invited into the main dining room. The wooden beams, chandeliers, and fireplaces give this space a warm and intimate feeling. It felt more like you were dining in someones really large home rather than your typical ballroom.

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In the photo below you can notice that each person’s name place card was also hand painted with different flowers. This gave a nice personal touch to each table. We kicked things off with the couple’s entrance into the room. They immediately went onto the dance floor for their first dance. The quartet played the first half of the dance and then they had me mix in a fast song to end the dance in a fun way.

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Our couple hired me as their Rancho Santa Fe wedding DJ and they also had me provide a little lighting for the cake which was placed in a side room. I washed the walls with some warm coral colored uplighting and then spotlighted the cake to really make it stand out! They also had two other cakes. One was a favorite flavor and the other was a football themed groom’s cake.

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Tamara and her staff were always aware of guests needs, the service was excellent, and meal was great. The bride planned a fun surprise for the groom during dinner. She had a friend play the ukulele while she sang to him at their sweetheart table “Grow Old With You” from Adam Sandler in the movie Wedding Singer. Everyone loved it! After dinner and a slide show guests literally were allowed to kick off their shoes, trade them in for dancing flip flops, and celebrate with our newly married couple. They were itching to get out there and have a good time.

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The dance floor was pretty much packed for the rest of the night. It was a really great crowd and a fun group. Guests lined up at the end, bubbles were passed out, and they sent them off with a huge congratulations!

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Rancho Santa Fe Wedding DJ, Lighting, & Extras Provided:  Cake Spotlighting and Uplighting


Bride & Groom Entrance Song:  Chariots Of Fire –  Vangelis

First Dance Song:  Quartet Played (1st half), Spin Me Round – Dead Or Alive (2nd half)

Father & Daughter Dance Song:  Dream Along With Me – Perry Como

Mother & Son Dance Song:  Dream Along With Me – Perry Como

Cake Cutting Song:  Sweetest Thing – U2


For more information about this event or to hire us as your Rancho Santa Fe wedding DJ click here:   Positive Energy Productions  |  858.490.0445

Jan 142012

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.

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San Diego Wedding Lighting & Extras Provided:  9 uplights,  atmospheric ceiling lighting,  & video projection equipment


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


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.

Nov 112011

El Cortez San Diego Wedding CakeToday I was near downtown at the El Cortez to provide San Diego wedding DJ and lighting services for a ceremony & reception. It was in the forecast to likely be a very rainy day here in San Diego. Our bride and groom knew this was going to be a problem for their planned outdoor ceremony so they had a tent setup outside on the El Cortez patio. The ceremony and our bride’s uncle performed ceremony which was held facing the fireplace. He was really able to add a personal touch to the couple’s stories & vows.

Our couple met in high school and one memory that was brought up during the wedding ceremony was the fact that our groom always remembers his first kiss on the cheek with her. He graduated a few years before her & went on to college at USD. During this time they broke up for a while & moved on their lives. They both went their separate ways during college. Seven years went by… They didn’t totally lose touch during this time because when they were both in San Diego during holidays and summer they had a similar group of old friends. Our bride eventually moved back to San Diego. Once back they began to spend more time together and both realized they felt a little differently towards each other. They were a little older, wiser, more understanding, & slightly more mature. They learned how to value each other and eventually decided to get engaged & married. The bride’s uncle ended the ceremony with a great saying: “It only takes a few minutes to marry the one you love but it takes a lifetime to learn how to love the one you marry.”

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Once inside the reception room our couple used lots of gold linens, candles, and manzanita branch centerpieces to complete their fall themed wedding. As a unique wedding favor our bride and groom decided to give each guest a personalized bottle of champagne. Our couple hired me as their San Diego wedding DJ but they also knew that they wanted to hire me to provide quite a bit of lighting for the reception ballroom inside the El Cortez. Our couple felt that the reception room tends to be on the darker side of things so it needed quite a bit of lighting to really make it look good. We were originally going to also add some lighting to the outside patio space and on the fireplace but because of the rain we had to pull everything inside. I used 20 uplights in various fall themed colors, cake spotlighting, and a gobo monogram projected down onto the dance floor to give the room a really warm and interesting look.

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After the meal we kicked things off with the toasts. Our bride and groom made a very personal slide show that I projected onto an 8 foot screen as their “thank you” to family & friends. We then moved into the first dance and opened up the dance floor. Guests were a little slow to start dancing early on in the evening but after the cake they really warmed up and let loose. Everyone ended up having a great time.

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San Diego Wedding Lighting & Extras Provided:  20 uplights, gobo monogram projection, cake spotlighting, and slide show projection equipment


Ceremony Bridesmaid’s Song:  Forest Gump Theme – Soundtrack

Ceremony Bride’s Processional Song:  Canon in D – O’Neill brothers

Ceremony Recessional Song:  The Prince of Denmark’s March – Wynton Marsalis

Wedding Party Introductions Song:  Galvanize – Chemical Brothers

Bride & Groom Entrance Song:  Sweet Child Of Mine – Guns n Roses

First Dance Song:  Until – Sting

Mother/Daughter & Mother/Son Dance Song:  I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack

Bouquet Toss Song:  Girls Just Want To Have Fun – Cindy Lauper

Cake Cutting Song:  Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leopard & Sugar Sugar – Archies

Last Dance Song:  November Rain – Guns and Roses



Photographers =  Your Inner Song Photography

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

Nov 052011

The Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) is a modern San Diego wedding venue tucked within Balboa Park. One nice thing about this space is that there are many options nearby for an outdoor ceremony in the park. Our couple hired me as their San Diego wedding DJ for the reception but also decided to have their ceremony in the Casa Del Prado courtyard. This allowed for a semi-private ceremony in a very busy place. There is no electricity in the area so I had to use a battery powered system for music & microphones. The bride’s uncle performed the ceremony. He was extremely nervous in the beginning but ended up doing a nice job for them and made the ceremony personal.

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After the ceremony guests headed out of the courtyard over to the cocktail hour located on the East Lawn in front of the Botanical Gardens building. This lawn area is also next to the reflecting pond which makes for a scenic backdrop.  Balboa Park does not allow any electrical powered amplification so I once again had to use a battery operated sound system in the cocktail hour area.

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Our couple lives in Tanzania so of course there was an African theme throughout the entire wedding reception. This theme was evident in the personalized table runners & linens that they had hand made in Africa. An artist they met in Africa designed the beaded table number card holders. For unique wedding favors they gave out packets of spices from the Zanzibar region and also colorful handmade Zanzibari scarfs for all of the women. They brought these back from Dar Es Salaam & Zanzibar’s Stonetown. You can see the handmade scarves displayed on the hand railing at the entrance to the museum.

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Instead of a traditional wedding cake our couple decided to have a variety of different flavored cupcakes with a smaller cake on top for the two of them to cut. Check out the “mustachio” cupcakes! These were a white chocolate pistachio cake with pistachio butter cream and of course different shaped mustaches to top them all off.

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The museum is an all white space so you really need to bring in some lighting to warm things up and create more of a wedding environment. I provided 10 red uplights around the reception gallery that added some necessary color.

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This is probably my most musically unique wedding this year. They hired me as their San Diego wedding DJ over the phone since they were planning from a distance. Once they arrived in San Diego a few weeks before the wedding our couple gave me lots of DJ friendly African music that they brought back with them. We all knew that typically (American) wedding guests will only dance to songs they have heard many time times before so all of us were not sure if their guests would dance to this music since it was unfamiliar to most of them. We talked it over and thought we would test out the waters that night and see what happens. I listened to and categorized all of this music in advance. This allowed me sort the music by beats per minute and to seamlessly mix in their African songs in between some mainstream dance music and popular American favorites. It was sort of a back and forth between the styles all night. They actually ate it up and had a great time. I honestly think the seamless beat mixing really helped keep that momentum going from a familiar song into an unfamiliar song and then back to something familiar again. Essentially I didn’t give them a chance to have a “conscious moment” to think: What song is this? Do I like this song? Do I want to dance to this song? It just happens. This was a really fun and unique wedding that I will definitely remember.

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San Diego Wedding Lighting & Extras Provided:  10 Uplights,  Battery Powered Sound System for Ceremony & Cocktail Hour


Ceremony Wedding Party Entrance – “A River Flow in You” by Yiruma

Ceremony Bride’s Processional - “Neria” by Oliver Mtukudzi

Ceremony Recessional – “L.O.V.E.” by Natalie Cole

Bridal Party Introductions –  “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” by Shakira

First Dance – “Malaika” by Harry Belafonte and Miriam Makeba

Cake Cutting – “Closer to the Bone” by Louis Prima


Catering =  Personal Touch Catering

Coordinator =  San Diego Weddings by Gina

Florist =  Haydee’s Creative Flowers

Photographer =  Amazonas Photography

Cake & Cupcakes =  Elizabethan Desserts

Transportation =  Haynes Antique Car

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

Sep 242011

Scripps Forum Wedding Cake Spotlighting Our couple tonight hired me as their San Diego wedding DJ at the Scripps Seaside Forum which is an amazing wedding venue located in La Jolla right on the water.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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San Diego Wedding Lighting & Extras Provided:  Cake Spotlighting and 16 Uplights


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



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

Aug 272011

San Diego wedding DJ highlights from a ceremony and reception held at Park Manor Suites Hotel located near downtown. We started off the evening with the couples wedding ceremony held outside on the patio overlooking Balboa Park & the city. One unique wedding item was instead of having a guest book our couple had a wooden bench that each guest was able to write on and sign. They plan on putting this bench in the entryway of their new home.

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After cocktail hour outside on the patio guests entered the reception and dining room. Instead of having one cake they had a small cake with other cakes and desserts all displayed together.

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The tables were all uniquely decorated which added some interest to the room. There was a common theme throughout the tables with the same colors but each table had different centerpieces and different linens. Just before dinner we were treated to an excellent sunset.

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Our couple hired me as their San Diego wedding DJ but they were also interested in having me provide some uplighting in the dining area and near the dance floor. As you can see in the photos below it really adds a lot of color and warmth to the room, as well as, the photos.

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After dinner we kicked off dancing. We didn’t have too much time to work with at this point so as their San Diego wedding DJ I had to really try to fit as many songs in as I could in a short period of time. I mixed in and out of songs much faster than I normally would to really get a huge variety in there and play as many hits as possible. They definitely made the most of it! Dancing was non stop until we closed things out with our couple’s last dance.

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San Diego Wedding Lighting & Extras Provided:  12 uplights


Ceremony Bridesmaid’s Song:  Don’t Stop Believin’ – Vitamin String Quartet

Ceremony Bride’s Processional Song:  Con Te Partiro – Andrea Bocelli

Ceremony Recessional Song:  Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap

Wedding Party Introductions Song:  Barbara Streisand – Duck Sauce

First Dance Song:  In My Life – Beatles

Father & Daughter Dance Song:  Through The Years – Kenny Rogers



Photo Booth = San Diego Wedding Photobooth Rental

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

Dec 182010

Powerhouse Del Mar is a great San Diego wedding venue if you want an all in one ceremony and reception location right on the beach. The ceremony today was held out on the patio. We weren’t sure if the rain would hold out for our couple but we made it through the ceremony with only a few drops.

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Once inside the uplighting really added some color to the space and incorporated their blue throughout the reception. A nice personal touch were the homemade  cookies by the bride & her mother are a German family holiday tradition. Historians trace these cookies back to the Julfest, a German midwinter celebration.

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Our couple and many of their guests really know how to swing dance so we played quite a bit of big band and swing music tonight. We also incorporated some more current music to keep things going later on. A nice and fun winter wedding.

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Processional:  Again – Doris Day (Acoustic Guitar)

Recessional:  How Deep Is The Ocean – Billie Holiday (Acoustic Guitar)

First Dance:  The Best Is Yet To Come – Frank Sinatra

Father/Daughter Dance:  What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

Last Dance:  (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes

Exit:  Goodnight, Well it’s Time to Go (Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight) – The Spaniels


Photographers:  Dapper Images

Catering:  Coast Catering

Cake:  VG Donuts & Bakery

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

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Nov 062010

MOCA San Diego Wedding CakeI love the Museum Of Contemporary Art La Jolla as a San Diego wedding venue location for a few reasons. Mostly because of the unique space, always interesting art (even though I graduated with a degree in biology/chemistry I took art all through college and consider art one of my main gifts/talents in life), and that I am only a few miles away so it makes for a short drive!

Today’s wedding consisted of a three different areas to set equipment and lighting up in. I first provided a battery powered speaker for the ceremony down at “The Wedding Bowl” (no electricity) which is located on the grass overlooking the cliffs and ocean. Amazing views! We had a violinist who played along with my music. She also played the violin at the bride’s parent’s wedding many years ago so it was a personal moment for everyone.

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Guests then moved to the Coast Room and Miles Terrace where I had a small set of equipment for music and 5 uplights to add some color and light once the sun went down. After cocktail hour guests went upstairs to the Axline Court for the reception. The couple’s unique wedding theme and inspiration tonight was “Indonesian spice” so there were lots of earthy colors, small woven baskets as favors, wood, and candles. I provided 16 amber uplights for this space that went extremely well with the linens, candles, and artwork currently in the museum.

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Dinner was served family style which many of the guests enjoyed. It seems like this is becoming a San Diego wedding trend lately as I see it more and more often. It was something a little different that you don’t see at every wedding. After all of the important dances we kicked things off with the Hora and as you can see below every guest joined in on the fun!

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Dancing continued from there for the rest of the night. We took a small break for cake cutting where small (delicious) cupcakes were passed out. We played a huge assortment of dance music for the rest of the evening. The dance floor was packed and everyone had a great time (see photos below)!

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Extras Provided: 21 Uplights, 2 Pinspot lights for bar area, Battery Powered Speaker System for ceremony


Wedding Party Entrance: Say Hey – Michael Franti

First Dance: Your Song – Elton John

Father/Daughter Dance Mix Of: I Loved Her First – Heartland & Come With Me – Phil Collins

Mother/Son Dance: Something In The Way She Moves – James Taylor

Last Dance: Tiny Dancer – Elton John


Coordinator:  Darin Dietz Events

Photographers:  Erik Neldner Photo

Catering:  French Gourmet

Linens:  Concepts Event Design

Florist:  Che Bella

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

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Oct 072010

It was a perfect day for an outside wedding at L’Auberge Del Mar! This afternoon we kicked things off with the ceremony on the top Pacific Terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

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We were treated to an amazing sunset for during dinner and cake cutting. The bride & groom made personalized bottles of wine & cigars for each one of their guests which were fun & unique favors.

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As you can see below the cigars were a big hit with the guys and made for some great photos. It was a small reception tonight with about 50 guests. Dancing went fairly well considering the size of the group. Nice and warm outside for an evening of fun!

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Bridesmaids: “The Only Exception” Acoustic Version – Kris Farrow

Bride’s Processional: “Use Somebody” – Guitar Tribute Players

Recessional: “I’m Yours” Acoustic Version – Kris Farrow

Bride & Groom’s Entrance: Mas Que Nada – Sergio Mendes

First Dance: “When You Say Nothing At All” – Allison Krause

Last Dance: “Save the Last Dance For Me” – Michael Bublé


Officiant: Reverend Richleigh Hale Powers

Florist: Karen Tran Florals

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

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Sep 302010

L'Auberge Del Mar Wedding CakeL’Auberge Del Mar is a perfect location for weddings because of the multiple outdoor terraces and patios, as well as, the indoor Platinum Ballroom. The plan was to have the cocktail hour outside on the Sunset Terrace and the dinner up on the top Pacific Terrace. The weather today was very stormy with off and on rain so we had to make a last minute decision to pull everything inside. About 15 minutes before start time the rain stopped so we were able to hold the cocktail hour out on the deck but dinner had to remain inside because everything was already set. Our bride really wanted to have her first dance outside so I set up a separate speaker up top and they danced just as the sun was going down.

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After their first dance guests moved downstairs to the ballroom for dinner. One fun item that was included with each guest’s wedding favor was an individually wrapped pack of sparklers (to be used at the end of the evening). During dinner the vendors were all talking. Years ago I was the DJ for both the photographer’s wedding, as well as, the videographer’s wedding so during dinner we were all talking. We found out that they both got married 7 years ago in 2003… both in July… and better yet… that their weddings were one week apart from each other!

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After dinner we moved into dancing. They were ready! We played about 45 minutes of dance music and opened up the photo booth for guests to have some fun with. Guests had fun with all of the hats and props.

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After the cake cutting we held an anniversary dance for all of the married couples. Longest Married Couple: 54 years! Dancing continued for the rest of the evening. Great event and they topped it all off with a sparkler exit!

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Wedding Party Entrance:  Blues Brothers – Soul Man

Bride and Groom Entrance:  Joe Esposito – You’re the Best

First Dance:  David Grey – Sail Away With Me

Father/Daughter Dance:  David Cook – The Time of My Life

Mother/Son Dance:  Beatles – In My Life

Anniversary Dance: Sugarland – What I’d Give


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Photographers:  AS Photography

Videographers:  The Storyteller

Rentals:  Bedazzle My Events

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

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