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
Caterer:Supreme Catering
Florist:Classic Creations
Cake:European Cake Gallery
Officiant:John Hunnenman


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 Wedding DJ sign

Marina Village Sunset Room

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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.

Marina Village Wedding DJ ceremony

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Marina Village Wedding DJ recessional

Wedding Reception

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.

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Grand Entrance

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First Dance

Immediately after the Grand Entrance, Joseph and Crystal began their first dance.

Marina Village Wedding DJ first dance

Wedding Toasts

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.

Marina Village Wedding DJ toasts best man

Marina Village Wedding DJ toasts maid of honor

Marina Village Wedding DJ toasts groomsman

Marina Village Wedding DJ toasts bride and groom

Father Daughter Dance

Marina Village Wedding DJ father daughter dance

Wedding Dancing

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Marina Village San Diego Wedding DJ girls

Marina Village San Diego Wedding DJs

Marina Village San Diego Wedding DJ dancing


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After a bit of dancing we took a break for some more formal activities.

Wedding Cake

Marina Village Wedding DJ cake

Garter Toss

Marina Village Wedding DJ garter retrieval


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Marina Village Wedding DJ garter toss

Bouquet Toss

Marina Village Wedding DJ bouquet toss

Garter Replacement

Marina Village Wedding DJ garter replacement

Wedding Dancing Part II

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Marina Village San Diego Wedding DJ models

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Marina Village Wedding DJs

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Marina Village Wedding DJ Last Dance


After another wonderful wedding reception, I got a post-reception photo with the newlyweds.

Marina Village Wedding DJ

Congratulations to Joseph and Crystal and their families, and thanks for choosing The Creative Music DJ for your special day!

Additional Photos

Here’s some additional photos taken by Sutography of yours truly.

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