Feb 192011

Tonight’s wedding was over at the Powerhouse Del Mar. Our couple had actually gotten married months earlier but wanted to have a reception in San Diego to celebrate with all of their friends and family. This took the pressure off of them and really allowed them to enjoy the evening. Even though they had gotten married months earlier they got all dressed up and our bride got to wear her dress again. I guess that’s a good enough reason to have another party!

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San Diego Wedding CroquemboucheDuring the cocktail hour I provided the projection equipment to play the video of their actual wedding ceremony. This was a nice touch so that the guests who were not there could still be a part of their day. My main duties were to perform as their San Diego wedding DJ but I also helped provide the uplighting for the reception space.

Since our groom is French the bride decided to surprise him with a Croquembouche instead of cake. Croquembouche is a French pastry. It is a high cone of profiteroles (light choux pastry dough filled with a flavored cream or ganache) bound and decorated with threads of caramel. The name Croquembouche comes from the French words croque en bouche meaning ‘crunch in the mouth’. Tonight they had a choice of chocolate or orange ganache. The orange was amazing!

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There were a large mix of ages at this wedding. I played more of the standards and oldies early on and moved into the current music as it got later in the evening. Overall it was a nice casual atmosphere were everyone was relaxed and able to enjoy themselves.

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First Dance Song:  La Vie en Rose by Edith Piaf

Father/Daughter Dance Song:  Isn’t She Lovely by Stevie Wonder

Last Dance Song:  Falling slowly by Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova


Catering =  French Gourmet

Florist =  Sweet Pea Flower Co.

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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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Click here to view professional photos of this event from Dapper Images.

Here are a few professional photos from the evening:

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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

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Nov 132010

A perfect day for an afternoon wedding at L’Auberge Del Mar 11am to 4:00pm. The ceremony was held on the top terrace overlooking the ocean. Superior court judge Bromberg is a family friend so he stepped in as the officiant today. A funny moment happened when judge Bromberg asked the groom to present the ring. A HUGE fake diamond ring was pulled out and given to the bride. Everyone got a quick laugh out of it.

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Cocktail hour was held on the middle wooden deck area. Once again a great view of the ocean! We then moved downstairs for dinner and dancing. A unique wedding idea & San Diego wedding trend the last few years has been the candy bar. This trend is not going away anytime soon. Guests (of all ages) love it!

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Dancing went well extremely well for a daytime wedding. The group let loose and enjoyed the afternoon.

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Here are a few professional photos from Valentine Photography:

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Bridesmaids:  Here Comes the Sun Instrumental (Beatles)

Bride’s Processional:  Canon in D (Patrick Ki)

Wedding Party Entrance:  Holiday Road (Lyndsay Buckingham)

Bride/Groom Entrance:  Power of Love (Huey Lewis and the News)

First Dance:  I’m Yours Acoustic (Jason Mraz)

Father/Daughter Dance:  The Way You Look Tonight (Father of the Bride Soundtrack)

Mother/Son Dance:  My Cherie Amour (Stevie Wonder)

Cake:  Night Train (Back to the Future Soundtrack)

Last Dance:  Earth Angel (McFly and the Starlighters)

After Last Dance (as people exit):  We’ll Meet Again (Vera Lynn)


Photographers:  Vallentyne Photography

Cake:  Fab Cakes

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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

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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


San Diego Wedding Vendors:

Photographers:  AS Photography

Videographers:  The Storyteller

Rentals:  Bedazzle My Events

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