Alexis and Michael came to find my services from yet another referral from Mary Braun, who hired me for her daughters wedding a few years back. Thanks again Mary, for all of your kind referrals. When I originally met with Alexis and her parents, we talked a lot about music, dancing, atmosphere and many other wedding planning fundamentals. Alexis had a strong sense as to what she wanted on her wedding day and we were able to formulate some fun events and choose some great music.
This was a particularly memorable wedding for me. It was not only my first opportunity to work with Amarology Wedding Coordinators, it was my first chance to work with Jill Thomas (so far the only Natural Light wedding photographic I’ve had the opportunity of working with) but the guests were a LOT of fun to DJ for. I am pretty sure there weren’t any guests in their seats when we start the dancing portion of the night, and every truly had a great time. The Stone House at the Temecula Creek Inn, has a couple of beneficial things going for it. It’s secluded and surrounded by a golf course, trees and rolling green and open meadows. But the only way to get to and from the Stone House, is via a shuttle from the venue in passenger vans. This ensures that everyone stays until the end, and enjoys all that the venue has to offer!
I have worked at the Stone House before, but Amorology really seemed to take the venue to the next level. There was so much decor, with a distinct and vibrant vibe, that I truly had never seen before. It was elegant, but also unique with a touch of vintage. I don’t always have such a great eye for these things, but Amorology’s ideas were really hard to miss.
Jill Thomas provided all of the photos shown, thanks Jill! She uses film and more natural elements and comes from a background as being a fine art photographer. It shows in her work. Many of my favorite photos from Michael and Alexis’ wedding look like artwork rather than a tradition wedding photograph. I am always excited to find people doing unique things in San Diego event services and it was great to work with Jill and see just that.
Back to the music: Michael and Alexis did a great job accentuating the vintage decor, by picking things like Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and other great classic 30’s and 40’s artists for the dinner hour. The dancing portion of the evening was again, one of the most memorable of 2011 for me with a really high energy and responsive crowd. I had several spectators watching me spin on the turntables as the adrenaline from performing for the guests kicked in. I always enjoy explaining to guests the basics of beat-matching and “mixing” and why it makes such a huge impact on the dance floor and crowds like this are what make me really grateful to be doing what I am doing and meeting and playing for so many great people. Thanks Alexis and Michael for allowing me to be a part of your wedding day, it was truly like one right out of a magazine!
Special Event Songs
First Dance: “Marry Me” by Train
Cake Cutting: “How Sweet It Is” by James Taylor
Bride / Father Dance: “Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle (The Country Version)
Groom / Mother Dance: “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
Bouquet Toss: “Single Ladies” By Beyonce
Garter Toss: “SexyBack” by Justin Timberlake
Last Dance: “Someone Like You” by Van Morrison
Goodbye Line: “All You Need Is Love” The Beatles