Jul 022011

Omni San Diego Wedding CakeTonight’s wedding was held in downtown San Diego at the Omni Hotel. Typically the ceremony or cocktail hour is held outside on the Palm Terrace and then guests move inside to the main ballroom. Even though I have performed as the DJ for many weddings down at the Omni Hotel in the past this was actually my first wedding here that had their entire reception outside on the Palm Terrace. It was a perfect evening and a nice change of pace.

Our couple’s ceremony was held on Coronado Island so they hired me as their San Diego wedding DJ for the reception only. Even though I was only providing music and entertainment for the reception this event was a long one coming in at 6.5 hours.

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Omni San Diego Wedding Palm TerraceThe yellow flower centerpieces made for some dramatic contrast against the black and white patterned table linens. The fireplace and water fountains acted as a nice backdrop behind their head table.

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A few unique wedding items were when our bride ended up surprising her new husband with a grooms cake. As they were ready to cut the wedding cake the staff wheeled out his cake that looked exactly like a large can of SPAM. He grew up in Hawaii so everyone got a great laugh! The couple then cut their wedding cake with his sword. Another unique item was when his grandmother performed a traditional hula dance for the new couple.

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Our couple had their first dance outside on the terrace patio and we then invited everyone to make their way inside for the party. After all of the formalities and events were done we still had three hours of dance time left! They made it until the end…

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Bridal Party Introductions – “Sexyback Instrumental” by Justin Timberlake

First Dance – “When You Got a Good Thing” by Lady Antebellum


Photographer =  Courtney with True Photography

Florist =  Rae Florae

Cake =  Sweet Cheeks Baking Company

Linens =  Concepts Event Design

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

Positive Energy Productions  |  858.490.0445

May 292011

Omni San Diego Wedding Cake With Cake Spotlighting & Blue UplightingAnother Memorial Day weekend wedding! Tonight’s wedding was held on a Sunday evening at the Omni San Diego Hotel downtown with an excellent group of vendors. Kelly our coordinator really helped keep things on track.

Tonight’s couple decided to have a “Fire & Ice” theme. They hired me to perform as their San Diego wedding DJ but they also opted to hire me to take care of all of their lighting needs for the event. The cake spotlighting really helped the cake to stand out and make an impression from across the room! One unique wedding item was their wedding cake topper. They had a custom etched piece of glass (with their names and date) that was lit by blue led lights which tied into all of the other lighting in the room.

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As you can see in the photos we contrasted all of the candles and orange / red flower centerpieces with deep blue uplighting (which also helped to hide the wall behind). We really pulled off this theme well!

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The ceremony started off outside on the Palm Terrace followed by a cocktail hour in the large foyer overlooking Petco Park and the city. After our couple’s entrance they went into a custom first dance song that I mixed for them which combined a few parts of a slow song and a section of a fast song.

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Once we opened up the dance floor guest’s were ready to party. We had quite a bit of time (2.5 – 3 hours) for dancing which is much longer than most. They stayed until the end and our couple exited just before midnight. I played an extra 15 minutes of music since there were a number of guests that wanted the party to continue. All in all a nice wedding!

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Extras Provided:   16 Uplights  &  Cake Spotlighting


Bridal Party Introductions – Soul Bossa Nova” by Quincy Jones & His Orchestra

First Dance – Mix of: “Bless The Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts & “Ring Of Fire” by Social Distortion

Father/Daughter Dance  – “Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle

Mother/Son Dance  – “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts

Bouquet Toss – “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” by Beyoncé

Garter Toss –  “Take It Off” by KISS

Last Dance - “Save The Last Dance For Me” by Michael Buble’


Coordinator – Mint Weddings

Photographer – RHS Photo

Videographer – Blue Pearl Weddings

Florist – Joyce La Vigne

Cake – Sweet Cheeks Baking Company

Officiant – Paul Frye Weddings

Flip Book Photo Booth – A Little Scene

Chair Covers & Linens – American Party Rentals

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

Positive Energy Productions  |  858.490.0445