|Client:||Greg and Sunny|
|Venue:||Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine|
|Venue Coordinator:||Lindsey George|
|Photography:||True Photography (Tatiana)|
|Cake:||Big Joy Family Bakery & Café|
Greg and Sunny had their wedding at Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. This hotel has truly beautiful locations that make any wedding picturesque. From a fire pit during your wedding ceremony, to a reception inside a room with all four walls being glass, it offers a unique experience for those looking for something classy and different.
Their wedding was held in three different locations at the hotel. Their wedding ceremony was in the Asteria Terrace, with a flaming fire pit directly behind them.
For cocktail hour, guests made their way over to the Junior Olympic Pool.
Once cocktail hour finished, guests were escorted to the 5,850 square foot glass-enclosed Pavilion Ballroom.
Hyatt Regency Wedding Ceremony
Hyatt Regency Wedding Reception Details
For their cake table, I did some underlighting to complement the colors of the flowers. A very unique look, and a combination of colors that I’ve never done before.
For those that follow my blog, you know that I don’t usually post shots that I don’t have much to do with. However, this one is too good not to share. Greg has a twin brother and they look almost identical. I actually got them confused once, and asked his brother about something thinking he was Greg! Anyway, they came up with this creative shot to take advantage of their likeness.
Photos of DJ Dennis Jones, THE Creative Music DJ
Some photos of me and my equipment…
A review of my services from this wedding was posted on Yelp:
Dennis DJ’d our wedding in June and I hate to use the word DJ because Dennis is much more than that. He is a master of ceremonies and Dennis is a true master of his profession. He is definitely not the friend’s friend you know who can MC your wedding for cheap and just runs through a playlist with barely a peep to get the crowd going.
From the start of our initial interview, I could tell right away that this was a person not only experienced with music but all the nuances involved with holding a wedding. He will run through each step of the ceremony from the bridal march to the entrance, reception, cake cutting etc. presenting several different options on what is the best type of music to play at each stage from current top 50 songs at weddings to listening to your requests and where to incorporate them on the big day. He’ll even let you know why a music request you have may not be the best to play at certain times or point out words in the lyrics that may make it a downer at weddings – songs about breakups and cheating are a no no apparently. He even provides input on what dance floor lighting to use that is best for pictures. Some couples go for the crazy, cool dazzle effects that just look terrible in pictures hiding the subjects. His lighting was brilliant and gorgeous but also not so intrusive that it obscured guests in pictures.
For a couple that did not have a wedding planner and did not have an initial clue how to hold the ceremony and reception, Dennis was invaluable in helping us envision, coordinate and manage the wedding day with the right vibe. He knew just the right time to play certain types of music, when to lay low and when to get the crowd going. I was genuinely surprised that many family and friends whom I consider fairly conservative and low key were regulars on the dance floor.
And talk about a hard worker. He is a one man crew that with less than a couple hours set up sound systems at the ceremony site, the poolside area where we held our cocktail hour and in the reception area. He also set up an amazing light show on the dance floor. Everything looked and sounded awesome!
Finally Dennis is a great personality. He is one of the friendliest professionals I have had the pleasure to do business with. He never made us feel like we were just another weekend gig. Before the wedding I used to joke that no one remembers the good things about a wedding – only the bad. I will amend that a little and say that people remember a good DJ. Dennis was critical in making good memories that day and for the bride and I he is also a great part of that memory.