La Valencia Wedding: Ruth and Daniel

La Valencia Wedding: Ruth and Daniel

Ruth and Daniel had a destination wedding in La Jolla, at La Valencia.  Living in New York, we handled much of the event planning and selections over the phone.  Daniel usually handled the phone calls and emails and really, we spoke only briefly about many of the events.  Daniel was very casual and after researching seemed that he just wanted me “to do my thing”.  He gave me full trust in picking out music for cocktail, dinner and dancing.  I tried very hard to even get a first dance song selection out of them, but he just wanted me to play something I thought would fit!  This is a lot of responsibility and even nerve wracking, but at the same time I welcomed the challenge.  Daniel had such a warm personality that I was confident that he was going to be happy with the decisions I made.

It was a clear and crisp May morning with a lot of joy and excitement in the air.  The bride & groom were a very charismatic couple and their happiness was contagious.  The photographer and videographers were somehow related to or knew the bride, Ruth.  This actually added another element of FUN to their wedding.  Sweet Day Studio were awesome to work with.  I can’t remember the last time I laughed so much and had so much with fun with other vendors.  I think sometimes having a personal relationship with some of the vendors always makes things a bit more relaxed and intimate.  Now that’s not a vote to hire non-professional wedding vendors who you are related to, that’s how weddings are ruined.  I just mean, it’s great when someone knows a wedding professional sometimes at it really seems to make everyone a bit more relaxed.

First and foremost, take a look at the wedding day highlight.  One of the coolest things about this, is that it was a “same day edit”.  The video company was able to edit this and show to the guests during the reception!  It blows my mind what talented people are able to accomplish with todays technology.

Ruth + Daniel

[Wedding Highlights] from Sweet Day Studio on Vimeo.

La Valencia Wedding Photos | San Diego Wedding DJ

After the casual entrance, the Groom took the mic for a sincere and heart felt welcome to their guests.


Daniel was a very charismatic guy.  It seemed that both families had something in common: humor.  That definitely carried on throughout the evening, even with the toast to the newlyweds.

San Diego DJ - Toast La Valencia

The Grooms brother had everyone lol’ing (yes, I used “lol” in my blog post…) throughout his toast.  Like I said, lots of charisma in this family!

La Valencia Hotel Wedding - San Diego Wedding DJ

Some dancing with the family which quickly led into some traditional jewish dancing.  For a day time wedding, the dance floor was amazingly packed and energetic!

Chair Dance - La Valencia Hotel


The bride sharing some traditional jewish wedding traditions with her new husband.

Bouquet Toss - La Valencia Wedding

It was a lot of fun DJ’ing for your Ruth and Daniel.  A special thanks to One Sweet Day Studio for photos and video!  I really had a great time working with you as well.  Daniel and Ruth were such a cool couple and it was great to get know them on and show them a great time on their wedding day.

La Valencia Hotel Wedding Group Shot - San Diego Wedding DJ

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