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.

Extras Provided: 10 amber uplights


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

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

Positive Energy Productions  |  858.490.0445