Chris and Rachel had their wedding reception at Marina Village in the Seaside Room. The Seaside room is one of the larger rooms at Marina Village, and has ample areas for decoration and guest seating. Ranch Events manages catering and rental of this room.

Marina Village Wedding  No Use - 2011

Marina Village Wedding Reception

Venue:Marina Village – Seaside Room
Venue Coordinator:Bernardo Valdez
Photography:Justin Critz
Caterer:Ranch Events
Florist:Branches Floral
Cake:Cupcakes Squared

Grand Entrance

Unfortunately, I wasn’t supplied any Grand Entrance photos. This is a shame because we actually put some effort into making the Grand Entrance work correctly. Rachel’s exact words– “We’d like to use ‘Sigh No More’ by Mumford and Sons…but I was wondering if you could build up to the part we’d like to actually walk into – the verse at 1:30 to 1:50 we’d like to have it play loud and then at the 1:50 area we’d like to make our entrance.”

Yep, we made that happen. And it was goooood. I worked with the ever-talented Amy June and together we were able to ensure that the flow of the event was perfect.

First Dance

Marina Village Wedding  First Dance - 2009
Marina Village Wedding  First Dance - 2021
Marina Village Wedding  First Dance - 2023
Marina Village Wedding  First Dance - 2025

Father Daughter Dance

Marina Village Wedding  Father Daughter - 2008
Marina Village Wedding  Father Daughter - 2012

Mother Son Dance

Marina Village Wedding  Mother Son - 2003

Cake Cutting

Chris and Rachel got my pinspot package for their cake. None of the photos I received really showed this addition, but hopefully the ones that ended up in their photo album showed this enhancement well. I actually used a very powerful Ultra 100 spotlight, mounted on the second floor and aimed down directly onto their cake table. I used an ‘iris’ with the light, to reduce the width and make it fit the table perfectly.

Marina Village Wedding  Wedding Cake - 2010
Marina Village Wedding  Wedding Cake - 2015
Marina Village Wedding  Wedding Cake - 2013

Wedding Dancing

I received limited photos of dancing but luckily I took some of my own, and I also captured a short video clip to really show you the energy that was in the room this night!


Marina Village Wedding  Dancing - 2005
Marina Village Wedding  Dancing - 2006
Marina Village Wedding  Dancing - 2020
Marina Village Wedding  Dancing - 2027
Marina Village Wedding  Dancing - 2028
Marina Village Wedding  Dancing - 2029

Post-reception Photo

My traditional photo after the reception. I’m not sure, but I think this is Chris in the midst of giving a thumbs-up.

Marina Village Wedding  DJ - 2026

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