Island Vibe Wedding
Bali Hai is located in San Diego on Shelter Island and is surrounded by the scenic views of downtown, Coronado and the harbor. It is a tropical themed restaurant and bar with two reception spaces and a ceremony area. Many of the people that work there have done so for many years which shows in their professionalism and personalities. I average 6-10 weddings a year there and love to work there because it feels like I am on vacation.
Kyle and Julie wanted their wedding to feel like it was a destination wedding and they picked the perfect venue. They also picked the perfect wedding DJ to provide the perfect island vibe soundtrack.
The guests arrived to a playlist of island music complete with Ukulele and slide guitars to give that Aloha vibe. Cocktail music was a mix of reggae and acoustic music which I like to call “Beach Style.” As guests entered the reception room, I switched the music up to a jazzy vibe with artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole and Sam Cooke. Once it was time for open dancing, I took a generational approach which is to play older music first and get more contemporary as the night went on.
The night ended on a high note with a sing along of Bohemian Rhapsody. Everyone got in a big circle on the dance floor with Kyle and Julie in the middle. Once the song ended, there was a group huge initiated by high emotion and love.