The Thursday Club resides on a hilltop overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Point Loma, California. Surrounded by a serene neighborhood with lush greenery and beautiful homes, it is truly a peaceful place for any wedding ceremony and reception. The weather was perfect on this day, with blue skys and warm temperatures, and visibility for miles to really take in the view. The ceremony took place in the courtyard, while the reception was indoors inside the Thursday Club.
Adam and Anna were referred to me by one of my most loyal customers, who was the mother of the bride at a wedding I DJ’d at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. You can view that blog here. Since Adam and Anna lived out of town during their wedding planning process, we planned the entire wedding itinerary and music selections over the phone and online, in our client area. I think our online system really shines for out of town couples that do not have the opportunity to meet face to face.
The ceremony began on the lawn, below the reception room. I found that the best place to setup DJ equipment for this, is on the patio above, overlooking the lawn. This provides great signal for my wireless microphone, easy to find power while also being out of the way for ceremony pictures and such. The music was provided by my good friends Joe and Rachel at Sunlight Strings. I referred their services for this wedding ceremony and they did a fantastic job. I do remember listening to some wonderful words of wisdom during the ceremony service as well. The officiant was the father of the singer of a famous local rock band, Switchfoot. He was a very talented officiant.
After the ceremony, the reception began upstairs where I began playing music out of my reception system which was already setup on the stage. The Thursday club resembles a classic community hall, with a stage on one end and hardwood floors throughout, it is really a versatile and flexible hall for any type of event within it’s capacity. Being on stage is always a unqiue experience for DJ’ing a wedding. While it’s nice to see everything that is going on and it allows for reading the crowd even easier, I can’t help but to feel detached at times for those that want to make requests or give me feedback on the music. Fortunately, they danced a lot and seemed to really enjoy the mix!
Special Event Songs
Introduction Music: “I Gotta Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas
First Dance: “I’m the Luckiest” by Ben Folds
Father / Daughter Dance: “Father and Daughter” by Paul Simon
Groom / Mother Dance: “I Get a Kick Out of You” by Frank Sinatra
We also did something pretty fun at this wedding. Lately I’ve been telling a lot of couples about the Anniversary Dance. It’s a great thing to do for those who do not want to have a standard “bouquet toss” which some feel singles out the single people. The Anniversary Dance is where we ask all of the married couples to the dance floor and one by one we eliminate all of the married couples until there is only one, the longest married couple at the event. This particular couple takes the cake, from all of the weddings I have performed an Anniversary Dance at. They had been married just over 60 years! Amazing.
Thanks Adam and Anna for having me a part of your wedding day. And thanks to Mary for all of your referrals. I truly appreciate it more than I can express.