Marina Village Weddings – Joseph and Crystal
|Client:||Joseph and Crystal|
|Venue:||Marina Village (Sunset Room/Ceremony North Lawn)|
|Venue Address:||1936 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA 92109|
|Services Provided:||Wedding DJ, Basic Dancefloor Lighting, Wedding Ceremony|
|Venue Coordinator:||Kris Ingram|
|Cake:||European Cake Gallery|
I met Joseph and Crystal after Joseph’s grandmother found me while doing some research for quality entertainment. According to her, she was “… just trying to help them have a happy, trouble-free wedding, doing some research for them and helping organize.” We talked a bit with her via email and phone calls, then we met at her condo and had a great discussion about their music preferences, wedding ideas, and each other’s passions and lives.
In March I found myself back at Marina Village, this time in the Sunset Room. As their website states, Marina Village is one of San Diego’s only special event sites to offer banquet halls with multiple waterfront views. They also have two ceremony sites, offer very reasonable rates, and have friendly staff that I love working with time and time again.
Marina Village Ceremony – North Lawn
The North Lawn at Marina Village is very picturesque, but it has one caveat for vendors– There’s no power on the lawn. Many vendors run their cables all the way across the walkway to the closest power source which resides inside an enclosed area that looks like it was made for a dumpster. This method does work, however it leaves cables strewn across a public walkway. This is unsightly at best, and could be a potential hazard at worst. To mitigate this issue, I brought my custom-built portable battery pack. This pack enables me to supply ceremony power anywhere for over 10 hours, and reception power for a little over 4 hours. It’s also very compact and easy to hide.
I powered the above ceremony system and JBL Eon speakers. Fully covered for that professional look I know my clients expect.
Marina Village Wedding Ceremony
|Prelude Seating:|| String Quartet Renditions of Popular Hits|
|Wedding Party Entrance:||Bach – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring|
|Bride’s Entrance:||Pachelbel – Canon In D|
|Recessional:||U2 – Beautiful Day (Dennis J Ceremony Edit)|
The ceremony was perfect. Crystal clear sound, a wonderful background, and a lot of positive energy.
Note: Nearly all photos from this point forward were provided by Sutography.
|Cocktail Music:||Hip Hop Jazz|
|Grand Entrance Wedding Party:|
Grand Entrance Bride & Groom:
|Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling|
Justin Timberlake – Sexy Back (Dennis J Remix)
|Dinner Music:||Standard Playlist|
|First Dance:||Train – Marry Me|
|Father Daughter Dance:||Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderful World|
|Cake Cutting:||U2 – Sweetest Thing|
Dave Matthews Band – You & Me
|Garter Toss:||Marvin Gaye – Lets Get It On|
|Bouquet Toss:||Michael Jackson – PYT|
The Sunset Room has a built-in DJ booth, but I prefer not to use it because it doesn’t allow guests to have easy access to me to request songs. As many know, I prefer to appear very approachable to guests and family, and will almost always request not to be in a booth if possible. Joseph and Crystal were happy to accommodate my request, and so I set up on the stage but not in the booth.
Immediately after the Grand Entrance, Joseph and Crystal began their first dance.
Toasts were as full of energy as the rest of their wedding, as you can tell from all the smiling and laughing photos captured during their toasts.
Father Daughter Dance
After a bit of dancing we took a break for some more formal activities.
Wedding Dancing Part II
After another wonderful wedding reception, I got a post-reception photo with the newlyweds.
Congratulations to Joseph and Crystal and their families, and thanks for choosing The Creative Music DJ for your special day!
Here’s some additional photos taken by Sutography of yours truly.