Laura and Ryan – The Dana on Mission Bay

Ceremony at The Dana on Mission Bay

A Wedding Coorinator’s Wedding

Laura, a catering sales manager at The Dana on Mission Bay, and her fiance Ryan were a super sweet couple to work with. I know Laura through the wedding industry. She is an event coordinator who refers me to her clients at her hotel as a wedding DJ. Not only does she refer to her clients but I have done weddings for her coworkers at her hotel.

You know The Dana on Mission Bay is a great hotel and event venue when the event staff from other hotels get married there. What was super cool about this wedding was that so many of the guests I knew from the wedding industry were invited. This was a great time for everyone to enjoy a wedding from a guest’s point of view and not as staff.

The Music

Laura and Ryan were looking for a laid back vibe in the beginning and wanted a packed dance floor towards the end. I set the scene at the ceremony with beach acoustic songs for the seating music. During the cocktail hour, I created an Island Vibe by playing reggae music from artists like Sublime, Bob Marley and UB40. During dinner, I played many 70’s and 80’s soft rock jams like Hall & Oates, Ambrosia, the Doobie Brothers and Fleetwood Mac.

The open dancing was kicked of with Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop Until You Get Enough.” I rode that straight into Bruno Mar’s “Uptown Funk.” From then on the dance floor was packed and the sing along songs in full effect. We wrapped up the night with Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and ended the reception with a group hug.

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