Friday, August 11, 2017

A Simple Elegant Monday Club wedding on a Thursday - Nelson & Angelica

                 This was a challenge     
                 A challenge that I met with lots of hours learning about another culture and the music and tradition that comes with performing at a wedding for a Bride and her family from Sweden and a Groom with roots from San Salvador and Mexico. 
                  Now, I grew up as a DJ playing southern California bilingual crowds and I love the ability to make people happy no matter what. (I also have the good fortune of being good friends with one of the best Bilingual DJ's on the planet, Javier Montes who has schooled me many times on how to build playlists for Spanish speaking groups) Thanks Suave
                 Now...... take all of that and add the fact that the Groom and his family are good friends of ours... and he was a music producer and DJ for many years and knows mixing and music as well as anyone. We even had live hip hop performance by the best man who is an up and coming flow master with a huge following.
                 Add to all of that that I was also the Officiant for these two, (a huge honor that I don't take lightly) and don't do very often and I was a nervous wreck, this had to be perfect, no points for second. This was a lot to take in as a DJ :) But I got this and it turned out awesome. 
               The ceremony was so cool, just simple and perfect. So... with that done, here we went.
The playlists were all over the map Cumbia, Merenge, Swedish Rock, Swedish dance pop, American Hip Hop & R&B, 70's & 80's just everything. 
              What I Loved most was seeing two completely different groups of people blending cultures, families and futures all in a night where the whole point was to be there to celebrate this couple.. and did they ever. 
                 Once again I'll say it, The team was the glue that made this great event go. Thanks Nelson Jr. and Angela, Loved it and you.  

Here's the team that made this happen:
Music, Lighting, Officiant, and DJ .... Dj Bob
Photography - Jillian Parks (The pics below are from my phone hers are much
Food and Service Staff - Phil's Catering
Venue / Location - The Monday Club
Day Of Coordination - Anne Johnson Events
Live Musical performance - Ivan Cestoni

Friday, July 21, 2017

Pepper Tree Ranch on a Thursday in July. Daniel & Julia... Wow!

     Daniel and Julia are this fun, crazy and cool couple who had an idea about what they wanted and didn't stop until they had it perfect. "Fun with Style" is our company motto but they nailed it. One of the best parts of the day was how relaxed and easy going they were. They were able to experience the day almost like a guest, taking it all in and feeling everything from the food (Ribline Catering...yum ) and tear filled toasts to the wild dance party at the end. I know, A DJ's blog is supposed to sound like that but.... it was awesome and It went off! So fun and so crazy. CCWP Photographer (Dana Hodgskinson) was all over it (these are clearly not her images, they're all from my phone) and they had a great local coordinator (Kirsten Farnsworth 805-550-1329) and her crew who were the glue for the whole event.
     This was my first event at a big Central Coast venue called Pepper Tree Ranch working with their "on site" Hannah (she rules) and her team. They've built one of the most beautiful settings you could ever ask for in San Luis Obispo, Ca. The style is the key, the event spaces are stunning with one of the nicest barns we've seen that has a large covered patio for dancing or whatever. They added another pavilion style covered event space on the East side and a Huge grass area for tented events on the West. That's not all, They also have a 1200 square foot tree house style deck and a huge grass area set up for the perfect cocktail party. Now that's enough to make you love it but add a small lake with a platform and arch over looking it for ceremonies and Dang!
      Great Weddings start with a vision that is created by a Bride, a great venue, a coordinator and team of pro's who take that vision and make it happen, this day was all of that. On a Thursday!.....Loved it!! Thank You to Daniel & Julia for letting us be part of it.


Friday, July 14, 2017

Niki & Justin Got Married at The Casitas of Arroyo Grande. "Be Humble, Sit Down" :)

     The Casitas Estate is something really different and that's why Niki & Justin chose this beautiful private place for their wedding day. Pat & Tony Goetz the owners are hands on and very caring people. The vibe is wine country but not winery, private but not lost in farm fields and looks out over the Arroyo Grande Valley with foothills all around.
     The Bride & Groom chose classical guitar versions of modern songs for the prelude to the ceremony giving it a classic style with a twist. Then when it was time, professional coordinator Janet Tacy from Sandcastle Celebrations gave us the "Go" for the Bride to come down the isle, she chose Train's "Marry Me" which was about as perfect as it could be for the moment and the Bride. I loved that the Officiant quoted Kendrick Lamar to the guests as he began the tear filled ceremony by saying Welcome... "Be humble... Sit down" Afterwards they headed out to the recessional song "You are the best thing" by Ray Lamontagne, so perfect.. nailed it!
      After dinner the dance party was so crazy I didn't want it to end. They went off to mainstream, oldies, hip hop and dance right up to the very end. This was a great start for a sweet couple who Thanked their guests with tears in their eyes and started their life together. This was an amazing day and like we always say, it's all about your team, surround yourself with great people and your wedding will rule, This one did and so did this couple :) -Dj Bob  

Sunday, June 25, 2017

June at Ragged Point Inn, Big Sur. McKenna & Dustin Got Married!

An early wedding at The Ragged Point Inn...Stunning View doesn't even begin to describe it. This place is so beautiful sometimes it stops you in your tracks. You are driving up the famous Hwy. 1 to get to the last stop before the road closes, it's June 17th, it's 75 or 80 and the sky is clear and beautiful, that alone would make you want to go. I got to be the DJ for this couple in this place on that day with almost no wind (rare in that spot) People danced, drank and had a blast with all the "stuff" we do at a wedding in 2017. Loved it and got to work with fellow CCWP member Flowers By Kim and when you check the images you'll see why she's one of the best on The Central Coast. Also got to work with Rad photographer Amanda and her crew from Heartsfoto Thanks McKenna and Dustin! Loved It 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Brittney & Matt Got Married at The Grace Maralyn - DJ Bob

               I wanted to share this fantastic Wedding for a couple of reasons, one because it was a couple that just made people around them feel amazing. They were country, classic rock, mainstream dance, all party and all fun! One of the highlights of the day for me was a couple in their 80's (Her Grandparents) who snuck into the barn during cocktail hour and danced song after song together just cuz they could. We should all be that lucky. I also want you to see a venue done right, not huge, not a Money show kind of venue, just Lots of heart and they take care of their clients in a huge way. It's details, it's effort and it's with class, they are what we mean when say "Fun with Style" Check this day out, so cool. Once again, a wedding that proved what we've been saying forever, Your wedding "Team" is everything, this was a great group of pro's from all over and the day shined :)         -DJ Bob

Pro Wedding Credits: 
The Venue: The Grace Maralyn Estate and Gardens, 
The Coordination: Lindsey Lacey
The Catering: Mcgee's Catering 
The Photographer: Hearts Photo 
The Videographer: Santa Barbara Wedding Films
 The DJ / MC sound and lighting: DJ Bob 

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

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.

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

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

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 
                        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)

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
 805-231-5193 (you should look at their site, it's awesome)

The Flowers: Debbie and Anna Deis D&D floral 

The Officiant: Nancy Ballinger 

The Catering: Tanner Jacks 

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

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? 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

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

The Coordinator: Taffy Gonzalez

The officiant: Leroy, the Father of The Bride

The Flowers: Flowers by Kim 805-674-5243

The Photography: Heather Marshall  209-485-8716
(please note the pictures here are from my phone at the event, her's are much

The Videography: JH Video - Jack

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

The Music: DJ Bob - Phase 1 Mobile DJ  805-440-5504

Here's what we saw

The beautiful courtyard at the Casitas


The fountain in the courtyard at The Casitas of Arroyo Grande

Pretty good for a DJ with a The View from The Casitas

The cool bar menu, loved it

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