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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Positive Energy Productions  |  858.490.0445

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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Positive Energy Productions  |  858.490.0445

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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Positive Energy Productions  |  858.490.0445

Oct 242009

I was back at L’Auberge Del Mar tonight for a great wedding. I projected the couple’s names onto the waterfall for a dramatic outdoor space. Guests kept taking pictures with it so it served a few different purposes. We packed the ballroom with 150 guests, a band, and myself as the DJ. We kicked dancing off 10 minutes into the reception before dinner was served. They had many guests from the east coast so they are used to a little dancing before dinner. It worked out well and the floor was packed. I mostly played Motown and Oldies at this point to keep it friendly for all. After dinner the band played for an hour, we cut the cake, and then I finished off the evening playing more of the current music mixed in with a little funk, 80’s, and 90’s. They kept wanting more. The groom wanted “Shout” as the last song and everyone went completely nuts.
Coordinator: Rachelle from Planning Yours
Photography: First Dance Photography

Extras Provided: Monogram Gobo Projection

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