Kyle and Nicole had a beautiful wedding at the Cottonwood Golf Course in El Cajon, Ca. Kyle and Nicole came to find my services via the internet. We met at a coffee shop in Mission Valley to talk about music and itinerary and some of their entertainment options. I remember at our first meeting talking to Nicole about being a musician, as she was studying music theory (or a related music degree). Another distinct memory I have about the planning process is that Kyle and Nicoles Wedding date was on my birthday, March 9th! Since I truly love what I do, I had absolutely no problem DJ’ing for them on my birthday.
This wedding was also a treat in the sense that I got to work with some of my favorite photographers, Jenny (and Diane) Thai from Jenny Thai Photography. They are sisters and always a pleasure to work with, not to mention that they’re work is amazing.
Grand Entrance Music: “I Gotta Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas
The Grand Entrance happened through the front entrance of the tent. We announced the entire wedding party and then the Bride & The Groom.
First Dance Song: “For Once In My Life” – Michael Buble
The very happy couple had their first dance after some food and toasts. At this time the sun was beginning to go down, and the green uplights started to show. The tent and the green coloring were beautiful accents to the Suits, Vests and table placements that were also green.
Father/Daughter Dance: “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder
I am a big Stevie Wonder fan so obviously, this was a great point in the evening. But also, the Father of the Bride was a very nice man. You can tell he loves his daughter very much. After the Bride & Groom decided they wanted to book me, I actually setup an appointment with the Father of the Bride to meet at the venue. I thought this was traditional, but also very sweet.
Cake Cutting Song: “How Sweet It Is” by Marvin Gaye
Bouquet Toss Song: “Single Ladies” by Beyonce
Garter Toss Song: “Oh Yeah” by Yello
With a rather young crowd, I saw the opportunity to play some group dance style music. I usually avoid this kind of music at weddings unless it is requested. However, it really seemed to get the younger guests on the dance floor! Now, if only someone would show me how to do these line dances. I’m always behind the turntables getting the next song ready to mix, so I’ve never actually been able to learn this stuff!
Later on, guests started to really have a great time on the dance floor! This was a March wedding, so no Gangnam Style was not the song being played at this particular moment 🙂
Here is a picture of me focusing on a mix. I like this photo because you can see that I can often match the color bar on my turntable case to the color of the uplighting. This was a great wedding for color matching. The uplights, the color bar, and all of the vests, ties and center pieces etc. matched near flawlessly!
Last Dance Song: “Look After You” by The Fray
This was a very romantic wedding with a lot of love in the air. It was truly a great event all the way until the last dance with a lot of smiles, laughter and fun times on the dance floor. Nicole and Kyle are very sweet people and it was such an honor to be a part of their special day.
Bubble Hallway Exit Song: “All You Need Is Love” by The Beatles
Special thanks to Jenny Thai Photography for the beautiful photos. Cottonwood Golf Course is a great east county location. While it can be very hot at times in east county (rather cold at times too), the staff was very helpful and friendly and the tent was laid out perfectly with a lot of power outlets and switches, dimmers etc. to make sure that the mood was set perfectly. It was a beautiful event through and through and it was so great to be a part of Kyle and Nicole’s special day (even on my birthday!).