Try this one out at your next semi-fancy dinner party. Adding some good wine and candles are optional but highly recommended!
The pictures cannot do justice in capturing the incredible day we had yesterday at the Gatekeeper’s Museum on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Sarah and Luke thank you for making me a part of the celebration, I felt honored to be among your friends and family enjoying the love and happiness. Pure vibes all around.
I’ll be thinking about this one for a long long time. ❤
Tonight brought my DJ business right into the heart of San Francisco to the Delancey Street Foundation. With an incredible view looking right at the Bay Bridge and treasure island the crowd came ready for an evening of food, drinks and music celebrating the happy couple.
Joey and Lorrie best wishes and thank you for hiring me for your special day!
And yes, that is a purple brain wedding cake. Never a dull moment as a #WeddingDJ here in the #SFBayArea
I LOVE when prospective clients ask me this question. I honestly wish it was asked more often. Let’s consider the situation: you’ve asked a stranger (that you met on the internet!) to get up in front of your guests and somehow express the energy of the moment without being cheesy or over the top. It’s a risk that many bride and grooms try to avoid by having a untrained friend or family give announcements
The BIGGEST compliment I get is when guests ask if I’m friends with the bride and groom. That means they can FEEL the connection I have and how much the celebration means to me.
I have professional training as a Master of Ceremonies and have experience speaking in front of VERY large crowds. Plus as a MC I want to know about the little details so I can help them all flow smoothly throughout the evening.
When I meet with clients here are some questions that I ask to help us plan the finer details of reception:
Many times when I bring these questions up during a meeting I get a look of “we hadn’t thought of this” and that’s 100% OK. That’s why you start planning six to nine months in advance and hire great wedding professionals who have experience and can make sure things run smoothly.
In closing I’ll suggest that while you’re meeting potential Wedding MC try close your eyes and picture what they’ll sound like in front of your wedding. Will this person get mistaken for a family friend? Will they smoothly and confidently keep the vibe and energy of the event? If you can picture it in your mind then chances are you’ve found the right MC.
And if you haven’t, no worries, I’m here and ready to talk.
Something that comes up often during meetings with my clients is the topic of ceremony music. I want to share a little of what I’ve found works to create a memorable and sublime musical moment for your wedding day.
Have you thought about any of the following?
I have a treasure chest full of song ideas that I’m happy to share as we plan together. Even better is getting a chance to customize a one of a kind ceremony playlist that will set the tone you want perfectly.
Nikki and Troy’s wedding at the Round Hill Country Club was filled with surprises and plenty of gold confetti. Shortly after this picture was taken SJ Sharkie and the A’s Stomper crashed the #wedding and everyone went nuts.
It was mayhem and it was glorious. 🦈💏🐘🎉
I had an absolute blast being a part of Chris and Nicole’s amazingly cool, amazingly fun retro-themed wedding reception this past weekend. Oakland’s skyline created a perfect backdrop for a gorgeous ceremony officiated by one of Chris’ longtime friends.
The warm night air mixed with home-brewed beer and cider made cocktail hour a perfect way to start toasting the newlyweds. My retro cocktail hour playlist included a mixture of classic Motown and dusty gems from the 70s & 80s. Apparently my song selection hit a chord and a few guests stepped onto the dance floor, testing the waters for later in the evening. Always a good sign when that happens!
The evening ended with a giant group hug encircling Chris and Nicole, literally surrounding them with love. They felt it, I felt it and I’m pretty sure the rest of Oakland did too.
Till next time!