Robert and Samantha were married in the courtyard at the Vizcaya, in downtown Sac. The weather was ideal, Samantha looked stunning, and the ceremony was very well put together. Once we went indoors for the reception, the room looked awesome, their cupcakes were stacked high, you could smell the tri-tip cookin', and the appetizers were being served to all. Joel from http://www.2ndbornfilms.com/ was capturing every important moment, and I was spinning Frank, Dean, Norah, Diana and more leading us up to the first dance. I always love it when guests come up to me, and ask me when the dancing is set to begin. Ya' just know it's gonna be a good one! Their first dance was Van Morrison's "Someone Like You." Love that tune! Then the party began, and Samantha was on the dancefloor the entire night, literally!! The tune that brought the house down was "Fat Bottomed Girls." The night ended with them begging for more, but we had to close it up by 11PM. Great night!!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Last night was a thing of beauty! I arrived at the Coloma Country Inn about 2.5 hours early, and it was sparsely setup at that point. The grounds went through an amazing transformation over the next two hours. Three beautiful chandeliers, a variety of floral arrangements, my uplighting against the trees, a candy bar, silver candelabras, and so much more detail that I can't even remember it all. It was really amazing. Aimee Wendell from http://www.planaevents.com/ did an amazing job, and to see it, visit Jessica Moore's blog on http://www.stoutphoto.com/. I'm quite sure she captured it vividly, in fact, I know she did. Bocca catering served up some great tri-tip and chicken with all the fixins, and we were all fueled up for dancing. My fav was watching Jessica and Mike give their bouquet and garter away to the winners of the 'freeze dance!' Remember that dance??? Their guests partied all night long, and I am still crackin' up as I recall the groomsmen performing their dance routine to 'All The Single Ladies." You should have seen them......
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
This past Saturday, I played at the Flower Farm for Brady and Nicole. The day began outdoors, with the chickens crusin' around, even joining in the ceremony fray! They had a family friend officiate their wedding, and he was quite good. Cocktail hour was outside, and once Brady and Nicole were finished with photos, we had guests go indoors to prepare for dinner and introductions. Our photographer was in place, Mike from www.jensenfilms.com was ready for action, Rachel from Encore Catering, www.spoonsencore.com had a phonemenal food station presentation going, and I brought in the wedding party to their own individual songs, accompanied by my reading of fun bios of them all. The house came down as I introduced the Torgeson's to 'I Gotta Feeling.' The cocktail party was in full swing, and we had some of the best toasts...and roasts, I've heard in a long time. Cupcakes were served (I had to have one), and it was dance time. They chose Jason Mraz "Lucky" for their dance, and the party began! We literally had a full floor until the bitter end, 2.5 hours later. We closed with Journey's "Don't Stop Believing," and they were still singing once silence had taken over. Flower Farm Inn is a great place for a wedding!
Sunday, October 4, 2009
This past Friday night, I had the pleasure of being the DJ for Jessica and Michael at the very cool, Grand Island Mansion in Walnut Grove(along the Delta). The drive there is a great advertisement for owning a GPS!! I setup a small system outdoors for their ceremony, setup my phat system in the ballroom for the dancing, and my photo booth was in the courtyard, ready for some photostrip fun. Once they were pronounced husband and wife, guests were invited upstairs, where the dining room turns into a boisterous hall, because of its acoustic nature. With no sound system upstairs, I clinked a glass to get everyone's attention, and introduced the wedding party and newlyweds as loudly as I could. Once everyone made it downstairs after dinner, the party was on! Toasts, cake and the formal dances commenced, and we partied until the wee hours! Jessica from http://www.stoutphoto.com/ was great to work with as always, and Debbie from the Mansion is one of the easiest venue managers on the planet to work with! It really was a cool night.