Coronado Community Center Wedding of Christopher and Amber

Client:Christopher and Amber
Venue:Coronado Community Center (619) 522-2455)
Venue Address:1845 Strand Way, Coronado, CA
Services Provided:Wedding DJ and Master of Ceremonies, Enhanced Dancefloor Lighting, Monogram
Wedding Planner:Alison Event Designs (Nicole Alison)
Caterer:Encore Catering and Events
Cake:Ofelia Adams
Florist:Rhapsody In Bloom
Photography:McCluskey Photography (Carrie McCluskey)
Linens:San Diego Linens
Videographer:Taylor Films


Christopher and Amber chose to have their wedding at Coronado Community Center. When they contacted me and I saw that this was their venue, I was doubly excited. I’m a preferred vendor of Coronado Community Center and it is one of my favorite spots to work at. Additionally, the staff of Coronado Community Center are excellent to work with. They do a good job of taking care of the clients while also helping the vendors.

Chris and Amber chose to use live musicians for their ceremony and cocktail hour, so my part in their special day began once cocktail hour was over.

Note: The majority of these photos were supplied to me by Carrie McCluskey. Since my photography skills are rather limited, I’m sure it will be obvious which were hers!

Wedding Reception

Grand Entrance:Daft Punk – One More Time
Dinner Music:Rat Pack / Big Band
First Dance:Lady Antebellum – When You Got a Good Thing
Mother Son Dance:Shinedown – Simple Man
Cake Cutting:The Archies – Sugar, Sugar
Garter Toss:ALO – Girl, I Wanna Lay You Down
Bouquet Toss:Katy Perry – California Gurls
Last Dance:Black Eyed Peas – The Time (Dirty Bit)

After the cocktail hour drew to a close guests moved into the main ballroom. Once guests were seated, I welcomed everyone, introduced myself briefly, and then began their grand entrance.

Grand Entrance

Before we started the Grand Entrance, the wedding party got together for a “whoa bundy!”

Coronado wedding community center whoa bundy

Coronado wedding community center grand entrance bride groom

For dinner, I played big band music such as Sinatra, Dean Martin, Desi Arnaz, and Louis Armstrong. Towards the end of dinner, we began a short video montage.

Wedding Video Montage

Coronado wedding community center video montageAfter the montage was over, we began toasts.

Wedding Toasts


At the end of toasts, Chris and Amber gave a short thank you speech to their family and guests…

wedding thank you

… and then we brought the newlyweds onto the floor for their first dance.

First Dance

wedding first dance

Father Daughter Dance

Coronado Wedding 2011 - father daughter dance

Mother Son Dance

Coronado Wedding 2011 - mother son dance

After formal dances were over, we opened the dance floor up for everyone!

Wedding Dancing

Carrie McCluskey got some amazing dance floor photos, as you can see here.

Coronado wedding community center best dance

After a bit of dancing we took a break for some more formal activities.

Wedding Cake

Coronado wedding community center cake

Chris and Amber got a big messy with it!

Coronado wedding community center cake funGarter Toss

Coronado wedding community center garter toss

Bouquet Toss

Coronado wedding community center bouquet toss

Garter Replacement

We had the lucky guy that caught the garter replace it onto the leg of the girl that caught the bouquet.

Coronado wedding community center garter replace

Wedding Dancing Part II

We then opened the dance floor back up for another round of fun dancing.

Coronado wedding community center dance

And Carrie got a great shot of me working the dance floor as well.Coronado wedding community center dj

Last Dance

Coronado wedding community center slow dance

After the last dance everyone went outside for grand exit sparkler send-off.

Coronado wedding community center sparkler exit


After such a fun wedding night, I got a photo with the happy newlyweds, Chris and Amber.

Coronado Community Center Wedding DJ

Congratulations to Chris and Amber and their families, and thanks trusting me with your most special celebration!


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