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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Uplighting to make your Event look even more amazing!

 Let There Be Light!  

              As a Wedding Pro and a DJ, we have so many tools at our disposal to make your wedding or event pop. Monograms & Up Lighting even Pin Spots to name a few and its a very effective way to create the vibe you want. Matching the space lighting to your color pallet makes it yours and your pictures become as individual as you are. Here is a gallery of images from this season that show just how beautiful uplighting can be!


The Cliffs Resort Ball Room in amber
The Cliffs Resort Ballroom - Piped & Draped with uplighting & Pin spotts
The Grace Maralyn Estate barn with blue uplighting
Robert Hall Winery with a custom monogram & pink uplighting
Gotcha Covr'd tent at Talley Farms / Monogram & Uplighting 
Bermuda Dunes Country Club with uplighting 
  

Monday, September 1, 2014

Mike & Ciara at Robert Hall Winery 8.31.14 with DJ Bob

Ciara & Mike's Reception in the Amphitheater at Robert Hall Winery with DJ Bob
                     The one thing this Bride wanted was everything, a Great Husband, check, a great venue, check, big group of family and friends check, warm summer day, check. ...........all good start to finish, we provided a big look and we decked the amphitheater at Robert Hall Winery with pink uplighting and as you can see a custom made "monogram in light" projected on the main tower. This is great look which really set the stage for a wonderful night in Paso Robles.
                      The Ceremony was on the adjacent terrace with all guests looking out over the grapes as far as you could see, what a view. 8 groomsmen and 8 bridesmaids witnessed a very personal ceremony with all the emotion you would expect.


Mike & Ciara moments into Happily Ever After 

The Flowers were done for her by Vave Studios, L.A. a friend 























This was a great day for them and for us, They had best man rapping the Introductions, a Salsa dancing Dad and a ton of people with dancing and music right up to the end..... woo hoo, Loved It.


Uh....The view is always amazing at the Robert Hall Winery Terrace

The custom made LOVE sign was a nice touch, I offered to buy it ...:) 

Every Detail, including fashion wear included ...lol

The stage was set for a huge and very fun reception.

AND NOW, For you future Brides, here are all the details:

Location: Robert Hall Winery, Paso Robles Wine Country, Paso Robles California.
www.roberthallwinery.com

Entertainment, Lighting and Monogram: DJ Bob...... uh Yeah:)    www.p1dj.com

Flowers: Vave Studios. Los Angeles

Catering: Kevin Benevedo - Family Friend

Officiant: Mark Valadez

Coordination: The amazing Kristen Odenwald - Robert Hall Winery

Photography:  ( obviously not these phone pics ) Jill from   allysonmagda.com

Thanks to all who did such an amazing job for these two.









Monday, May 19, 2014

Kara and Brian got married at Tiber Canyon Ranch May 17th, love this.


Kara and Brian at Tiber Canyon Ranch, (original pic by Ballesteros photography)
                         If you read this blog at all, I want you to get what this day actually felt like, so be sure to see the pictures at the bottom. Kara and Brian had the beautiful day, The beautiful location (Tiber Canyon Ranch, an Olive Ranch tucked into the hills near Pismo Beach Ca.), The flowers were stunning, (D&D floral really "Got" this bride) They wanted what I call the beautiful "modern romance"style mixed with a warm, friendly and inclusive vibe which by the way... They nailed. 
                         The Bride Kara was this beautiful, smart, amazing person who we met while she was raising money to help Hospice and when I met Brian I could see a mile away they had that "thing" that makes you know they're supposed to be together. I know that's corny but it's real, deal with it..lol 
                        The Ceremony was happy and so cool over looking the distant valley from the deck of the ceremony area. After that, the guests drank and enjoyed their cocktails while playing corn-hole, then it was on to dinner. Dinner was done Central Coast style by Tanner Jacks and it rocked. 
                        Dinner and all the "stuff" carried us into the twilight and then on to dancing for the rest of the night. I always try to gauge the event by watching the faces of the Bride and Groom and when they both hugged me at the end of the night, it was all good. That's a great day, Loved it.
                        Now future Brides!, here are all the details.... once again a very solid team of people led by a hard working "Day of" coordinator made this day awesome. Always know that the team you put together is key to your day being everything it can be.

The Place: Tiber Canyon Ranch, San Luis Obispo, cal.
(A Family run private olive ranch that is a hidden gem)
(Chris)805-781-0827

The Day Of: Gracie Rey 

The Photography: (Daniel and Kari) Ballesteros Photography
These two are about as fun as it gets, they rule.... book them!
(pictures here are from my phone, theirs are much better....lol)
 805-231-5193 (you should look at their site, it's awesome)

The Flowers: Debbie and Anna Deis D&D floral 
805-528-4230

The Officiant: Nancy Ballinger 
805-773-0306 

The Catering: Tanner Jacks 
805-473-8485

The Music: DJ Bob / Phase 1 Mobile DJ 805-440-5504
This DJ is awesome, you should totally hire him...:) 




This was a nice touch in the cocktail area at Tiber Canyon Ranch

Bam! that says it all on the path to the ceremony...lol

DandD Floral...... um ya... hire them


All kinds of music and a beautiful place to do it at Tiber Canyon Ranch with DJ Bob


pretty good shot for a dumb DJ with a phone huh? ...lol Tiber Canyon ranch






Sunday, May 11, 2014

A beautiful wedding at The Casitas Arroyo Grande with Matt & Breanne

Matt and Breanne Perkins
            Matt and Breanne are from northern Ca. have friends and family all over and they made what we tell our amazing clients is one of the smartest choices ever. They found a venue that fit them, built a team of vendors that was off the hook and enjoyed their day with style. The Casitas Arroyo Grande was the venue they chose and it was (all be it a windy day), a perfect match for them. At a particularly chilly point we moved everything inside (wedding party and all) and took advantage of the beautiful indoor space at The Casitas to do the toasts while their guests got warm by the fireplace. Normally....... this may not be a highlight but suddenly at that point it became very personal for the Bride and Groom as the toasts and speeches went on. You can't plan for a strong moment like that and yet it will be one their best memories I think. The guests were set up for fun with every detail dialed in with food from the always great Chef Mike from Chefs Table Catering (finished off with their famous "flaming doughnuts" presentation) to the custom cocktails and little craft touches throughout the venue. The dancing took off later and was a big mix of styles with 80's, reggae, mainstream and classic rock and finished up with a special dedication to their Grandparents who had passed. This was a great day surrounded by beauty, Thank You to the new Mr. and Mrs. Perkins, we loved being part of your day.
         For our future Brides, they have very cool idea's about style, make sure you see the pictures below! Here are all the details for ya, go get em!

The Venue: The Casitas of Arroyo Grande (Pat and Tony) 805-473-1123 www.casitasag.com

The Catering: Chef's Table Catering Mike and Becky 805-448-1689  chefstablecatering.com

The Coordinator: Taffy Gonzalez http://www.alltraditions.net

The officiant: Leroy, the Father of The Bride

The Flowers: Flowers by Kim 805-674-5243  flowersbykim.com

The Photography: Heather Marshall  209-485-8716  www.heathermarshallphotography.com
(please note the pictures here are from my phone at the event, her's are much better..lol)

The Videography: JH Video - Jack www.jhvideo.com

The Hair: Kim from Kim and Co. 805-541-5424 www.kimandcosalon.com

The Music: DJ Bob - Phase 1 Mobile DJ  805-440-5504 www.p1dj.com

Here's what we saw


The beautiful courtyard at the Casitas

She's crafty.....lol 

The fountain in the courtyard at The Casitas of Arroyo Grande

Pretty good for a DJ with a phone..lol The View from The Casitas


The cool bar menu, loved it

Of course they danced..... Hello ......it's DJ Bob...... at Casitas Arroyo Grande









  

Monday, April 21, 2014

Clay & Lindsey Got Married, This was the quintessential Central Coast Wedding.

Clay and Lindsey enjoying their moment in the vines with the A-team of photographers
























                    We are in the business of weddings, we are there to see and share so many of these events and we normally think the world of our couples. This day was no different but then again it was, Clay and Lindsey are friends of ours and Clay is also a wedding photographer and we've been on the team together for so many other brides. This had to be perfect, it had to. They had a vision for The "Modern Romantic" style that is a little different, very detailed and very personal to them. When a wedding pro gets married, they know what the day is capable of being. It has to be said they had a team of wedding pro's that was insane, we felt honored to even be part of it. they could not have done a better job matching their style to the team. If you want to see how a great wedding comes together, read on.
                    The ceremony was done by the Grooms father in a way only someone who loves you can do it. They stood under two huge Oaks at Tres Hermanas Winery, the pictures will tell the story, no one took their eyes off of Clay and Lindsey for the entire thing and the vows were a moment of their own. After the ceremony, the guests moved to another part of the winery for cocktails and fun. The music for this part of the day was a live Trio... "The Band Edison" I loved them! They did covers but with a cool flare that was awesome. (Their version of Summertime Sadness was just sic...lol) again, they found the perfect group to fit the vision. For our Brides planning a future Day, take this to heart, if you find the right team, you will always have the right day..:) 
                  Then came dinner, and what a meal, the food was prepared with amazing style and a flare for "foodie" flavor by Chef Mike Foley and Chefs Table Catering. This is by far one of the best catering companies on The Central Coast of California but they are more than catering, a family based team who always reach further to get it right. Becky Foley leads the service end and they have a team of people on every event with smiles and the clean cut look you have to have. they were the perfect choice for this event. 
                  It needs to be said that this wedding was coordinated by Colleen Gregory from Eventful Wedding Planning. We work with good coordinators all the time but the best ones are the glue for the event. She's one of those, she did an incredible job of balancing the very detailed ... (very detailed) vision for the day with all of the curves she was thrown and came through with flying colors. The take away for you future brides should be this, have a coordinator and allow them to lead by allowing your team to be as good as they are. She did, they did and it was amazing to watch. You have to have someone who knows your vision to make the details happen without you having to deal.        
               Then came the night!, the dance floor warmed up with couples dancing to Dean martin and Frank Sinatra while Clay and his stunning Bride went for sun-down shots on the edge of the green fields that surround this beautiful winery. When they returned we had a very cool version of a Hall and Oats classic for their 1st dance which led us to a custom recorded original song for the Father Daughter dance played and sung by her family. The other dances led straight to a night of dancing which was the crazy, insane kind of fun that makes the night seem to go too fast .... Then the grand send off in a classic 40's sedan. Watching them go was ........well, like the beginning of the real Happily Ever After. ...lol This is how it's supposed to be.  .... and now for all the details..:)

The Location: Tres Hermanas Winery, in the wine country close to Los Alamos, Ca. 
 treshermanaswinery.com

The Officiant: Clay's Father

The Coordinator: Colleen Gregory     eventfulweddingplanning.com

The Photography: Sarah Kathleen and Sabby     sarahkathleen.com                       
(please note the photo'd herein are from my phone, hers are waaaaayyy better..lol)

The Food: Chefs Table Catering  chefstablecatering.com

The Live Music: The Band Edison facebook.com/thebandEdison

The MC / DJ: DJ Bob :) - Phase 1 Mobile DJ www.p1dj.com

String Lighting: Kramer Events


Clay and Lindsey ......


The setting was perfect for the ceremony. Tres Hermanas




The lounge under the trees at Tres Hermanas Winery

Just a look at the meadow at Tres Hermanas Winery


The coordinator Colleen gregory, (best shot ever)

Another shot from my phone.. wow

almost 200 guests enjoyed the day 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

2014 Pismo Beach Eggstravaganza with thousands of Happy Kiddo's

The pre Egg hunt event panorama at Dinosaur Park ...PISMO BEACH  
           We work with so many organizations and different cities every year and that always feels good but The Pismo Beach recreation department is one of the best I've ever worked with. Every year they are responsible for so many good events and most all are free for the Families that enjoy them and just a great time for the kids of our area. Tight budgets and normal "city stuff" could be an excuse to not make the effort on the scale Colleen at The City of Pismo does but we are always amazed at what they pull off. This time it was an Egg Hunt for thousands of kids at Dinosaur Park in Pismo / Shell Beach. (The City of Pismo team even went so far as to make sure We had extra eggs and prizes at the DJ booth for any of the kids that might miss out on their time for the egg hunts.. love it)  We teamed up with DJ Sean from BlueWave entertainment to provide fun music and all the MC stuff as we hosted egg hunts in all different age categories for the kids. My favorite Mayor, The Mayor of Pismo Beach Shelly Higgenbotham was there and working hard as a volunteer. So many cool people were involved like Premiere Inflatables (bounce houses), MR. DOG (great food), Cliff and Jan's KettleCorn (uh...yum), Costco, Pismo Fire, Pismo PD, Pismo Chamber, CHP and so many more, it was a true civic event. I'm proud of this, Good On Ya Pismo great job! Check the pics!

Just one of the egg piles at The Pismo Eggstravaganza Egg hunt


Big crowds at The Pismo Beach Eggstravaganza!  

Playground rockin' at The Pismo Eggstravaganza
Colleen from Pismo Rec with DJ Sean who teamed up with us this year at the Pismo Eggstravaganza.

Monday, April 14, 2014

A Couple you should know "Stacey and Ryan" at Spanish Oaks Ranch



Stacey and Ryan's awesome engagement pic by Nichahn Nicole Photography 

                 We are the DJ for so many events with couples who live in other areas so I don't always get to meet both of them before their big day. That isn't to say we don't get to know them, the planning process still lets us get to know their style and their vision for the day. Spanish Oaks Ranch in Santa Margarita Cali. is so dang beautiful this time of year and this destination Bride and Groom had great taste in music, country, mainstream and hip hop mixed with rock and the classics, great family and friends all around and a coordinator (Kirsten) who was related to the Bride and wanted her to have the dream day (she totally delivered). The modern country romance style is popular this season, but to take that and make it cool as well is a challenge for both the coordinators and the Brides, (no matter how many times you log on to Pinterest.) This couple did it with such class and appreciation for everything and everyone around them that it made it an absolute joy to be part of what was happening. I wish this vibe for every one of our Brides and Grooms this season...... and well... every season.:)
               For our future brides reading this, the pictures and details section below will help you create your wedding day and if it turns out like this one, all I can say is wow! Remember to put a team together and then sit back and enjoy your day, this is the perfect example of what happens when you do it right. Thank You Stacey and Ryan for letting us be a part of your Day, Loved it!

Tons of phone pics below ........and now for all the details!


Location / Venue: Spanish Oaks Ranch, Santa Margarita, Ca. www.spanishoaksranch.net

Officiant: Dane Justice

Coordination: Kirsten Neice (805)-550-1392

Photographer (not phone pics..lol): Nichahn Nicole Photography: http://www.nichanhnicolephotos.com

Catering: Popolo Catering (Iliana-service crew / Leon-owner) popolocatering.com

Music and Dancing: DJ Bob - Phase 1 Mobile DJ.... duh www.p1dj.com

Ist Dance: "A Thousand Years" Christina Perri

Father Daughter: "My little girl" Tim Mcgraw



The Father Daughter dance on The Spanish Oaks Patio with "Big Jim" 

IN-coming guest sobriety test... where are you?..lol  

They worked hard and had a very romantic 1st dance.    



Gratuitous tree pic by the DJ booth..



very nice custom made cross for the ceremony

Pre event patio vibe 

The cool new fountain at Spanish Oaks

This was such a nice way to bring their faith to the ceremony.