Thursday, October 21, 2010
I was given the advise "Give back, pay it forward by donating your time and ability when you can and you'll always have work" I took it to heart and with my friend Aaron (C.E.O. and co-leader of Meathead Movers) who I believe is one of the best at this, We agreed to be the music and dancing for "Girls Night Out" at "Native Lounge" in S.L.O. on Tuesday Night the 19th.of October. This was the most fun I've ever had doing good, raising money for the Court Appointed Special Advocates, The red carpet treatment for the ladies turned out to be the set up for a Packed dance floor all night. The guys hosted and kept the ladies entertained while raising money in a huge way. The other big point I would like to make is this, if you have not been to Native Lounge or if you "hear" less than positive things, Give this awesome lounge and night club a chance. The staff was great, The service was totally professional, the property was clean, well kept and beautiful. I can't say enough about how impressed I was with the whole night. I truly enjoyed the night, The Native Lounge(I will be back) and every part of this wonderful event.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
A big wedding at great venue! Avila Beach Resort www.avilabeachresort.com 170 guests and an amazing day on the green by the Ocean. The ceremony was simple and looked over the harbor at Avila, afterwards we had a blast in a huge horse shoe tent. Linda and Anne Marie from the resort were the best as usual and the whole thing had the flair of a warm happy day. This was simply a good day.
The Ceremony was on the roof of the Canary Hotel looking over Santa Barbara and was special for many reasons but even more because The Brides brother Brad was the officiant. He was terrific, warm and funny in a way only your brother can be. I have to say The Groom Derrick is one of the coolest people I've ever met and with all of the great people all round the two of them, this was bound to be one of our best Weddings of the year right form the start. From Hot Rods and tatoo's to Social Distortion and deep club music until late this thing should be on the cover of Style magazine. The food was wonderful and the photog was our great buddy April Wise www.aprilwisephotography.com who is always a smile waiting to happen. I have to make one point, This Bride by the way was an event planner who I had seen do great work. She (knowing the difference) chose a coordinator in Santa Barbara named Kelly Clark Leonard who's company "Event of The Season" sbeventcoordinators.com is very well known in the affluent demanding area of SB. She was in a word awesome! She and her crew were professional and so good at what they did, it made my job easy and the entire event was seamless. I use that term "seamless" to describe the very best, if it looks easy... it's difficult and you know a pro did it. The Hotel was such a nice break, and we cannot recommend it enough www.canarysantabarbara.com Whatever happens, this Bride and Groom will always be friends of ours and we feel so blessed to have been the DJ for their big day.
When you are a DJ, the best compliment you can get is a return customer who remembers how fun your events are. Then there comes the Family that makes you an institution for all of their events over the next few years and you become part of that tradition. I have some of those wonderful people as clients and this wedding was one, She had seen me DJ for one of her sisters, (she's a triplet) and it was on. Kim and John had a wonderful beach Wedding with "Sprigs and things" sprigsnthings.blogspot.com doing these amazing flowers that set the day up for everything. We then moved inside the Vets Memorial Hall for the reception, Gary from Design Street catering did an awesome job with the food and Nicole Bordato came all the way from Canada to shoot the entire event. Everything from Oso Matli to Biggy and Tupac kept the dance floor jamming until the end of the party. This was a great event.... so cool and sooo different.
The big Party, that's what I call this one. The ceremony was on the beautiful green grass of the resorts golf course and was presided over by sitting Federal Judge. They were a very fun, very cool couple who just wanted the tent at Avila to be a dance party and so it was. The photographer was the incredible Cameron Ingalls www.cameroningalls.com who does magic with his camera. I like working with Cameron because he is this huge talent with a very down to earth way of doing his thing. The Cake was beautiful and was done by Cassie's Cake, www.cassiescustomcakes.com They had great food and provided by Linda, Anne Marie and the whole staff at Avila Beach Resort www.avilabeachresort.com
The coolness of Eagle Castle Winery, www.eaglecastlewinery.com A warm day with a Bride and Groom who to say the least had great personality. Just shy of 100 guests were fed a great meal in the main hall following a ceremony up on the beautiful decks at the top of the castle. Roxanne is the event coordinator for the Castle and she is as professional as they come. I love seeing a true pro because it just comes out looking seamless, it makes all of the vendors jobs easier to have a coordinator like her. This Bride and Groom had a cool style and warmth that came out in the party with dancing under the stars all the way to the happy end on the outside patio. This was such a fun day with Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra, B.e.p, and lots of Cup Cakes! Amy did a killer job with the gormet cup-cakes www.amybakescupcakes.com and Ken Kieno was the photographer and is such a good guy with a great talent for what he does. Once again, April Flowers did an amazing job, We really enjoyed the entire staff of vendors www.aprilflowersslo.com
I have a hard time describing how much I loved this wedding. First, I got to work with Niki and Jonelle from "Events Redefined" www.eventsredefined.com this is in itself awesome. The Bride and Groom? He's a great big country guy with his beautiful country girl right there by his side. This event should be the standard by which all Modern Country Weddings are set. The tent was on a pasture outside on an amazing day in San Luis Obispo. The Cole Cattle Co. hosted the event and could not have been a more perfect setting. The ceremony was under one whispy little Oak that was growing side-ways to find the Sun, the guests sat on hay bails while a wonderful guitar player and singer sang perfect country ballads by Chris LeDoux and George Strait. If you're looking for the real deal country performer, his name is Ron Miller. Now, at this point you could be picturing the best country style event ever, but wait there's more. The dancing was mix of Classic Country, Modern Country, Rock, dance and party music which kept the dance floor jumping till late and then I got to sit around a huge fire with all the guests and listen to Ron play country classics.... the perfect wrap to the perfect night. A great group of vendors did a great event, Ribline did the food www.ribline.com and Bella Castle did a great job with the pics. www.BellaCastlePhotography.com
The best weddings are the one's with friends and family who love the Bride and Groom in a beautiful place with great everything. This was one of these and I really enjoyed it. They are such nice people and it was a pleasure to see how much they cared about each-other. The ceremony was on the beach just outside the Vets Memorial Hall and the reception was set inside with all the fun and 80's dance music and top-40 you could ask for. Thank You Josh and Cierra... The food rocked, Mama's Meatball's gave us the awesome italian and I love working with them every time www.mamasmeatball.com ......yum!