Jan 282011

San Diego Wedding Cake Spotlighting Tonight’s wedding was over at the Kona Kai Resort on Shelter Island. The bride’s sister’s hired me as their San Diego wedding DJ back in 2008 so it was great to see the family again! We started off the evening with a beautiful outdoor beach ceremony overlooking the docks and bay. Guests moved inside for cocktail hour while the bride & groom stayed behind for photos.

The reception room was framed out with yellow/amber uplighting that really played up the atmosphere of warmth and candles in the space. It is difficult to see in the photo below but I thought it was fun how they had two different chairs. A patterned chair for the bride & more of a bold solid chair for the groom.


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As you can see in the photo below (and at the top) the cake spotlighting I provided really placed some importance on the cake and made it stand out from across the room! You can also see in the center photo our groom is a Navy pilot so he had his dress uniform on for the reception.

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Dancing was not a problem with this crowd! We played a huge variety of music tonight since there were quite a few older adults, as well as, younger kids at the wedding.

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I also provided some atmospheric ambient lighting on the ceiling above. It really looked amazing hovering over the dance floor and added some fun color / movement in the photos! Excellent crowd that would not stop dancing.

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Extras Provided:  Uplighting, Cake Spotlighting, Ambient Dance Floor Lights


Bridesmaids & Groomsmen Song:  Canon In D – Pachelbel

Processional:  Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Isreal Kamakawiwo’Ole

Unity Candle Lighting: You Raise Me Up­ – Josh Groban

Recessional Song: Can’t Help Falling In Love With You­ – Elvis

Grand Entrance:  Don’t Stop Believing – Journey

First Dance:  It’s Your Love – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill­

Father/Daughter Dance:  Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle

Mother/Son Dance:  What a Wonderful World – ­Louis Armstrong

Cake Cutting:  Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard

Garter Toss:  Giving Him Something He Can Feel­ – En Vogue


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Photographers:  Susie Liquist Photography

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

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Jul 162010

Cake SpotlightingTonight’s wedding was over at the Kona Kai on Shelter Island. This wedding was a referral from a bride and groom that I provided San Diego Wedding DJ services for back in 2007. The head table and centerpieces looked great. What really made the room stand out was the draping behind the bride & groom’s table. It did a great job of hiding the wall behind. I adjusted the the uplighting so it would wash over the draping to create a dramatic atmosphere and cast a glow over the entire space. The uplighting around the room also added color to the all white walls. The cake spotlighting really made the cake stand out since it is a larger room and the cake is always place in the back corner. I helped the bride create a fun mix for the father/daughter dance tonight. All of the bride’s sisters and closest friends joined her father half way through for a dance they have been doing for quite some time. It helped to start dancing off in a fun way. Guests enjoyed themselves this evening and danced until the last song.

FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE: Daddy’s Angel – End with The Big Bopper – Chantilly Lace

MOTHER SON DANCE: Jason Matthews – That’s What Mamas Do

BOUQUET TOSS: Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar On Me

GARTER TOSS: Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger

CAKE CUTTING: Zac Brown Band – Chicken Fried

Extras Provided: Cake Spotlighting, Uplights

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

Positive Energy Productions  |  858.490.0445

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