Category Archives: reception

Best Summer Camp Ever!

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.

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I’ll be thinking about this one for a long long time. ❤

 

 

 

An Old Fashioned Romance

Jon and Virginia dated for 12 years before getting married in February at the historic Sainte Claire Club. They are two old souls that love each other very very much. The celebration with their friends and family was classic to say the least.

Photo credit: Rhee Bevere Photography

Hire a Great Wedding MC

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What does it take to be a GREAT WEDDING MC?

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.

How did I become a GREAT Wedding MC?
The same way you get to Carnegie hall: practice, practice, practice.

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:

  • Are your parents planning on giving a welcome toast before dinner?
  • Is your officiant giving a meal blessing?
  • A rough idea of who is giving toasts and whether they are strong public speakers.
  • How does timing of the first dance fit into the reception.
  • Are we featuring any anniversaries or birthdays of grandparents?
  • Who is travelling farthest to attend?

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.

Mountain Winery

DJ Morgan

 

Surprises and Gold Confetti

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. 🦈💏🐘🎉

 

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It’s fun to stay at the YMCA (Camp Campbell specifically)

This was my second time working at Camp Campbell, a YMCA owned camp nestled in the Santa Cruz mountains. Last year’s event was my favorite of 2015 so this go around had some might big shoes to fill. How’d it go? Check out the video and decide for yourself!

What Uplighting Adds to a Wedding Reception

Hey gang, how was your weekend? Mine was spent at a fantastic wedding at the Carmel Valley Ranch. Here’s a quick clip highlighting my new lighting setup. Definitely added to the energy and celebration without being over the top or cheesy. I ran the lights in a static color during dinner and early dancing. When it was time to “turn up” the lights went into a sound-activated mode that matched the beat of the songs perfectly.

What do you think, is uplighting right for your reception? Let me know in the comments below.

The After Party Mix

The energy level peaked hours ago but we’re not ready to call it a night yet. Here’s a few more tunes to keep heads nodding and hearts pumping. Mixed live with no prepared set list. Enjoy!

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