Hilton Torrey Pines Wedding – Jeff and Zoe
|Client:||Jeff and Zoe|
|Venue:||Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines (Grande Ballroom)|
|Venue Address:||10950 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037
|Services Provided:||Wedding DJ, Enhanced Dancefloor Lighting, Monogram, Uplighting (16 uplights), Cake Lighting, Cake Pinspotting
|Wedding Planner:||The Best Wedding For You (Julie Scrivener)|
|Party Rentals:||Hire Elegance (Stuart Simble)|
Jeff and Zoe contacted me last year to discuss DJing their wedding. Although they live in LA, they were having their wedding in San Diego. Coincidentally, I had a trip planned to LA for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life in Whittier, and was able to plan a meeting with them to coincide with this event. We had a great meeting, and they booked soon after.
Jeff and Zoe had their ceremony outside the Grande Ballroom, on the Ballroom Terrace. This ceremony had an interesting feature that I’ve never seen at an outdoor wedding before– A crystal chandelier that had been transported from LA just for the occasion! It sparkled while suspended at the top of the truss wedding arch.
Once the ceremony was over, the guests were invited into the ballroom where they mingled while the newlyweds and their wedding party took photos.
|Cocktail Music:||Bossa Nova Cover Songs|
|Grand Entrance:||Lipps Inc – Funky Town (wedding party)
The Turtles – So Happy Together (bride and groom)
|First Dance:||Lionel Ritchie & Diana Ross – Endless Love|
|Father Daughter Dance:||Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely|
|Mother Son Dance:||Frank Sinatra – The Way You Look Tonight|
|Cake Cutting:||James Taylor – How Sweet It Is|
|Anniversary Dance:||Etta James – At Last|
|Last Slow Dance:||Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love|
|Grand Exit Song:||Kool & The Gang – Celebration|
Jeff and Zoe wanted their family crest for their monogram. I worked with them to get a high-quality vector image from their graphic designer, and after talking with them about their options (metal, greyscale glass, etc) they decided that it is important to them to have all the proper colors represented in their monogram. I proceeded to order a full-color glass wedding monogram gobo for them. The template sent to my gobo vendor looked like this.
In actual application, it looked like this on their dance floor.
Jeff and Zoe took advantage of my uplighting package and decided on 16 uplights, which they wanted in pairs (two colors side by side at each spot). They draped the entire room so the uplighting really looked good on the white drapes.
As you can see, they chose to utilize my cake lighting services. I supplied dual-colored underlighting.
Since Jeff and Zoe rented a white dance floor, I was once able to do my infamous color-changing dance floor effect. Here’s a video of it in action.
Father Daughter Dance
Mother Son Dance
Events took a lot of the reception time tonight but I did manage to get a few shots of the dance floor.
We had a really fun time full of activities such as the Anniversary Dance, Conga dancing, and even some limbo dancing! Before Jeff and Zoe left, I made sure to get my signature post-reception photo with the newlyweds.
I really enjoy working at this hotel and hope to someday become a Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines preferred DJ! Congratulations to Jeff and Zoe and their families, and thanks for choosing The Creative Music DJ for your special day!