I get so excited when I get to do what I do best for someone that I have known for years. The bride Annie has been a long time friend and when her and the love of her life Ryan decided to tie the knot, they gave me a call to guarantee a good time! The MJ House was the perfect venue for perfectly matched couple.
My many years in the San Diego bar and night club industry has made me the preferred wedding Dj of that industry and that is exactly how I met Spencer and Tracy. There was an all star cast of current and ex bartenders, managers and servers there that made me wonder who was behind the bar at some of San Diego’s busiest night clubs on this night? This all went down at The Crossings in Carlsbad with perfect weather and a fun crowd.
These two kids, oh my goodness! I have know Ryan since about 2004 and any woman who could hold him down is a keeper and Kari is definitely a keeper! They brought their friends and family over to the Mission Beach Women’s Club to witness their commitment to one another and to have a blast! i knew some many of the guests at this wedding we should have called it a reunion! Lots of smiles and lots of memories on this fine day.
I was referred these two kids from a close DJ buddy of mine, Chris Cutz. They wanted Chris because of his energetic performances in the club, but he doesn’t like to do weddings, so he got them pumped to meet me and have me do the wedding. When we met we soon realized that we had many mutual friends and it was all love and life after that. San Diego is the biggest little city there is and everyone here is connected in one way or another. i am so glad i met Kev and Kristina and now I am proud to call them my friends. The big day was at the Hilton Mission Bay Spa and Resort which is right by where I grew up. The resort is a big property and very well kept. The staff is wonderful to work with and every time I get a chance to see with my homie Laura Gipson over there, I always end up with a smile on my face.
My man Brett, what can you say about him that isn’t great? He’s a Dr, he drives a nice car, has a nice house but none of that matters because all that does is that he married his soulmate, Joanna. I have known Brett since the 90’s and when he first met Joanna, i knew he was in love. All his buddies teased him but we all knew it was true, so when I got the call to come play for them at the Junipero Serra Museum in Old Town, I jumped out of my seat and fist pumped! The ceremony was set inside the museum which had a layout similar to a church. On the side patio was the cocktail reception and on the main patio was the reception. The view of San Diego form up there was amazing and the time we all had was memorable. Again, I am so fortunate to be able to do my friend’s weddings!
This was my first time playing out at Pala Mesa Resort and when I walked up to the ceremony area, it blew my mind! it is so beautiful how it is tucked into a small valley at the base of a mountain top with a bell tower. Who can say they got married under a bell tower, right?! All these kids wanted to do was dance and have a good time with their friends and families. I wish I had recorded the Father of the Bride speech because he had the mouth of a sailor, because he was a sailor! Nothing says I love you like a joke about a man’s daughter, but sure enough by the end of the speech, someone must have been cutting onions because there wasn’t a dry eye in the place. I love my job!
La Valencia is another one of my favorite places to be at and DJ at. My wife and I stayed in one of their villas on our wedding night, and they are so glamorous! I also have many good friends who work there, so i love their star. When I first met Jared and Jessica, I was so into their positive vibe that I almost wanted to pay them to DJ their wedding because I knew it was gong to be a blast! These kids knew how to have fun and you could clearly see that at this garter toss picture I snapped.
I awoke this morning and thought to myself, “You have to be kidding me, it’s raining!!!” The wedding was set to take place at The Garty Pavillon, which is a gorgeous venue tucked away in the middle of Mission Bay. The venue is completely out doors and it was pouring rain! I immediately called Auriel who is the onsite coordinator to see what the deal was and she said it was still a go. I packed my equipment with the extra plastic garbage bags to make sure my equipment stayed dry. To my amazement, Cristin with Platinum Party Rentals had brought two back up tents in case it rained and she had her guys setting them both up. With all the vendors stepping it up and making the needed adjustments, the wedding went on. The two families could not have been any more understanding about the situation, they made due and moved forward to have a wonderful celebration. One very memorable part of the day was when the brother of the bride who stars in “Jersey Boys,” a well known Las Vegas musical, stepped up for an acoustic guitar performance with his girlfriend on back up vocals and his buddy on the conga. Take a look at the video and see how terrible the weather was but how happy the couple was along with their friends and family.
My friends, Russell and Alexa have been together for years and when they asked me to be their DJ I screamed, “Yes!” as if they had proposed to me. This great gathering of friends and families happen at Levyland in Carlsbad. Usually couples opt to send their guests down the long dirt road to the beach but Russell and Alexa opted to have the ceremony in the back in a very intimate setting. They both bravely said their own vows and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. I loved the joint Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dance and the laid back vibe with a food truck in the back to walk up and order as you pleased. The night went on with lots of love and laughter in the air.
I LOVE SCRIPPS SEASIDE FORUM!!! I am complexity biased when I say that this is my favorite wedding venue in San Diego, but guess what? I was married there! Every wedding there is a great wedding because it sits on top of La Jolla shores and on the UCSD campus, so when my childhood friend asked me if I would like to DJ his wedding, i had many reason why I was excited. We laughed, cried, ate and danced the night away!