Scott and Jess – The Bougainvillea Estate

A Ceremony at The Bougainvillea Estate

 A Wedding Outside of Palm Springs

The Bougainvillea Estate in Indio California is outside of Palm Springs. This estate was laid out like a resort with a long drive way that had grass lawns running perpendicular to it. A pond was in the middle of one of the lawns which was next to the ceremony area. During the ceremony the fountain was off and then once they kissed, the fountain turned on. Cocktails and o’dourves were served on the front patio that seemed less of a patio and more of a court yard, but it was a patio. The dinner and dancing were all around the pool which was surrounded by the main house and three large guests houses making a rectangular and open roofed area.

Scott and Jess were referred to me by my buddy Suher Haidar with Francine Ribeau Events. They had hired a Dj and somehow he backed out a few weeks before the wedding. I had the night off, so I stepped in as their wedding DJ. I never met them in person but judging by our phone calls and their song requests, this was a fun and young couple. Their music selections focused on music that would get both the older family members and young friends on the dance floor at the same time. They told me they liked to dance and proved it.

They told me they liked to dance and proved it.

The open dancing was three hours long which may not seem like a long time but it really is. The dance floor was packed from the first to the last song. These people were either very much in shape, very much in love with dancing or very much drunk. I figured it was all three because the smiles and happy faces didn’t stop with the last song. Once the music was off, everyone jumped in the pool! I packed up my things to head back to San Diego. On my way out, I received many wet high fives.

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