Client:Corbin and Amanda
Venue:The Dana on Mission Bay
Venue Coordinator:Keith Robinson
Wedding Planner:Weddings By Gina (Gina Hundley)
Photography:Bryan Miller Photography
Cake:Cakes By Shirley
Florist:Nancy Stevens Wedding Flowers
Linens:Lovely Chaircovers
Videography:Blue Tiger Films
Photobooth:Miskipops Photobooth

In March of 2012, Amanda contacted me for her wedding. She had not even decided on a venue yet, but knew that she wanted to make sure she had quality entertainment for her special night. We talked for a bit via email, and she told me of her venue choices, one of which I am a preferred vendor at. The Dana was her final decision.

We made plans to meet, with a couple reschedules. In her words, “Hi Dennis! I am SO sorry to do this I realize it’s last minute, but my fiance was called into the station for this evening and he won’t be available for Thursday. You were pretty much the only vendor he was really excited for so I would really like for our first meeting to be together with you!”. After a reschedule, it happened that Corbin got called into work right before our second planned meeting, so Amanda and I went ahead and met alone, and afterwards she discussed our meeting with Corbin. I guess she had good things to say, because they booked a few days after our meeting.

 

The Dana Wedding Reception

From the website: “The Dana Hotel on Mission Bay by SeaWorld is THE perfect choice for Hotels in San Diego, California and an unforgettable stay at San Diego’s Mission Beach. With a picture-postcard waterfront resort setting on Mission Bay less than a mile from the beach, The Dana Hotel offers everything for the perfect stay — whether it be a vacation, business, or special event.”

I love working at The Dana. The high ceilings make uplighting look especially nice, and the place is just really nicely laid out for a wonderful event. Amanda’s wedding colors were a bit unusual, but nothing that a lighting specialist could not handle. I was able to match her linens almost perfectly, and we even did a staggered color scheme so that there wouldn’t be too much of one color.

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Grand Entrance

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First Dance

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Father Daughter Dance

For the father daughter dance, Amanda asked me to combine some songs together for her. She wanted one of the songs to be danceable but it was a bit too fast, so we worked on a version that was slow enough to work for a father daughter dance, but not too slow as to ruin the appeal of the song.Dana Hotel Wedding Venue - Father Daughter  2012
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Wedding Dancing

There were so many great dance photos I didn’t know where to begin or end…