Wedding of Chris & Judy

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https://youtu.be/jp5t9V5wLHk

On June 11, 2017, I DJed an amazing wedding for Chris & Judy at the Calamigos Equestrian in Burbank, CA. That day I was in charge of their wedding ceremony, cocktail, and reception as the DJ/MC. In this video are some highlights from the wedding wrapped up in under 10 minutes. At the end of the video is a 5-star review of my services. Congrats Chris & Judy! Thank you for having me as your DJ!

ASSISTANT:
Instagram- @angeliquex3joy

VENUE:
www.calamigosequestrian.com

COORDINATOR:
Lucy

PHOTOGRAPHER:
http://mykeandteriphotography.com

Wedding of Kristine & Linh

On May 27, 2017, I DJed and hosted the wedding of Kristine & Linh in Alhambra! It was a Chinese, Vietnamese, Filipino Wedding with about 300 guests! Here's an amazing video put together by my friends at AndHer Visuals. Enjoy!

Wedding of Erica & John

On May 13, 2017, I DJed the wedding of Erica and John at the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden at CSULB. It was a gorgeous outdoor wedding that I can definitely recommend to any couple who are looking for a garden setting.

That evening, I was in charge of their wedding reception. Music was very important to the couple and what made this wedding interesting was that the couple didn't want any of the traditional music that are played at weddings. That equated to a more vibey, upbeat and club-like wedding. And wow, what a party! The whole reception was just perfect and people had an amazing time on the dance floor. 

In this video are some highlights from their wedding and a WeddingWire review at the end. From the formalities to the party vibes, this video captures what it is like and should be at a wedding. Thank you, Erica & John, for having me as your DJ! 

VIDEO ASSISTANT:
Garrett- IG @nstnctl

VENUE: 
http://web.csulb.edu/~jgarden/

PHOTOGRAPHER:
http://bradzangwillphotography.com/

VIDEOGRAPHER:
http://www.zevlerner.com/

GUITARIST:
http://www.billjonesguitar.com/

CATERER:
http://www.tgiscatering.com/

Wedding of Julia & Ryan

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On April 9, 2017, I DJed a very fun and intimate wedding for Julia & Ryan at the Saddle Peak Lodge in Calabasas, CA. The venue is a true romantic gem tucked in the Calabasas Hills and is definitely a place one should visit. 

That night I was in charge of their ceremony and reception. We had the ceremony and reception dinner outside and the dancing inside. To create the vibe, I played some 1920s speakeasy music early in the night, then some Italian Standards during dinner. For dancing, it was a mixture of motown, funk, disco, pop, hip hop, and throwbacks. 

Here's a short video capturing some of the highlights from the wedding with a bonus video testimonial at the end.

Congratulations, Julia & Ryan!

Saddle Peak Lodge:
http://www.saddlepeaklodge.com

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GEAR USED (with affiliated links):
- RCF Evox 8 Speakers - http://amzn.to/2kpDd2p
- Shure GLXD24/SM58 Microphones  - http://amzn.to/2kpoB37
- ADJ Dotz TPar - http://amzn.to/2kSKll7
- Pioneer DDJ-SX2 - http://amzn.to/2koQ5Xb
- Canon G7X - http://amzn.to/2keIo3f

Wedding of Chelsea & Scott

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On May 14, 2017, I was hired from VOX DJs to DJ and host the wedding of Chelsea and Scott at the Camarillo Ranch House in Camarillo, CA. It was a Filpino-American Wedding, and they had a guest count of 250 as most of their family came from cities all over the US to witness this special occasion. This was a big wedding and was glad I worked with a team of professionals. Jane and her team from www.janealexanderevents.com helped me out throughout the day to ensure everything went smoothly. 

That day I was in charge of their ceremony, cocktail, and reception. I didn't have an assistant with me to help me out, but fortunately, I arrived there early enough to handle it all on my own. For the ceremony, I setup near the large tree at the back of the ranch. I used my QSC K8 speaker to project sound, as well as my Alto ZMX122 mixer. They also had a special performance from The Brown Brothers who sang during the ceremony. For them, I setup 3 microphones on mic stands, 1 QSC K12 speaker on the floor as the monitor, and hooked up their keyboard to my mixer. The whole ceremony was beautiful and went flawless.

Shortly after the ceremony was the cocktail hour which I have used my battery-powered Denon speaker. I connected my iPad to it and played a playlist that I created on Spotify. I played a mixture of upbeat wedding music that catered to all ages. Even the staff had complimented and told me that they enjoyed the music. Thank you!

While people were enjoying the cocktail hour, I was doing my last touch ups, cleaning up, and sound check over at the reception area. When it was time to welcome guests, I had some upbeat wedding music in the background. I then lined up the wedding party outside and this even included their sponsors. The grand entrance was fun and the guests were cheering them on as they made their way inside. Right after the bride and groom's entrance, we did their first dance. Afterwards was a welcome speech from the bride's parents and a blessing from their officiant. Then it was time to eat.

While people are enjoying their delicious meals catered by Simply Marvelous BBQ (http://simplymarvelousbbq.com/), we had some special performances to entertain the guests. There were a total of 4 acts with 3 of them were solo singers. They provided me their iPhone to play the YouTube karaoke version of the song and they sang on top of the music. They were all great singers! The 4th act was from the group, The Brown Brothers. They sang over a music track that they've given me on a CD dedicated to the bride and groom. They sounded amazing!

Next, we had speeches and toasts. Following was the parents dances, and then an open dance floor! It was time to party! I played a mixture of Top 40 and classic funky and disco hits. I even played some Filipino favorites such as "Todo Todo" and other line dancing songs that gets people on the dance floor. About 30 minutes into the dance set, we took a break for the bride and groom to do their cake cutting, bouquet, and garter toss. My favorite parts was the bouquet toss because I played the song "Move B****" by Ludacris as the bride's request. You know it's going to be a fun party.  Then we continued with more dancing and mixing the music up for everyone to dance. Finally, we ended the night with "Don't Stop Believing". I gathered people around the dance floor to surround Chelsea and Scott with their love. They were singing and shouting having a great time.

Overall, the whole night was a success! And importantly, Chelsea and Scott had an amazing time at their wedding. It was a pleasure to have been their DJ. Congrats Scott and Chelsea!


VENUE:
Camarillo Ranch House
http://camarilloranch.org/

COORDINATOR:
Jane and Team
http://janealexandraevents.com/

PHOTOGRAPHER: 
Stefani Ciotti Photography
http://stefaniciottiphotography.com/

VIDEOGRAPHER:
Taylor from Moonlight Media
http://www.moonlightmedia.net/

DJ Company I worked for that night:
VOX DJs
http://voxdjs.com/

Wedding of Christine & Nathan

On March 26, 2017, I DJed and hosted at one of my favorite venues, Calamigos Ranch at the Oaks Room in Malibu, CA. This time it was for the wedding of Christine & Nathan. I was in charge of their wedding ceremony, cocktail, and reception. If you've never been here, it's an amazing place tucked in this hills of Malibu. At this particular venue and room, the ceremony is placed right in front of a beautiful curved waterfall which creates a serene scene as the couple gets married. Shortly after the ceremony, guests enjoyed the cocktail hour outside on the patio. For the reception, I gathered everyone inside and asked to position themselves around the dance floor as we welcomed the wedding party and the newlyweds. It was a fun grand entrance and set the tone of the night. We continued with the first dance, blessing of the meal, dinner, speeches, a slideshow presentation, parents dances, dancing and cake cutting. One of the things I enjoyed that night was mixing in some K-Pop, Korean Pop, music for the bride and her family/friends. I also worked with a great team of vendors who all made the night smooth and fun. Overall, it was an amazingly fun night! Thank you Christine & Nathan for having me as your DJ!

5-Star Review: 
http://i.imgur.com/Sn8oXaZ.jpg

Venue - Calamigos Ranch: 
http://www.calamigos.com

Planner/Coordinator - Malibu Events by Erin:
http://www.malibueventsbyerin.com

Videographer - Leo Cabal:
http://www.leocabalweddings.com

Photographer - Dave Richards Photography:
http://daverichardsphotography.com

Florists - STEMS Floral Design:
http://stemsbykate.com

Cupcakes - A Sweet Savory:
http://asweetsavory.com

Photo Booth - Triumph Photo Booth:
http://triumphphotobooth.com

Make-Up Artist - Suzie Kim:
https://www.instagram.com/suziekmakeup

Previous Wedding at the Oaks Room:
https://youtu.be/e_xAc7JT9Rw

Wedding of Joey & Maigan

On March 18, 2017, I DJed and hosted the wedding of Joey & Maigan at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach Resort. The wedding ceremony was beautiful as it was placed right by the beach. The weather that day couldn't have been more perfect. Joey & Maigan didn't have a traditional wedding ceremony. They spiced things up with their music selection as they walk down the isle. The groomsmen came into "Bring Em Out" by T.I., the parents, flower girls, and ring bearer came into "I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas, and the bridesmaids came into "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper. When it was Maigan's turn to walk down the isle, she walked down to "A Thousand Years" by The Piano Guys. Their ceremony was great because it set a fun vibe and tone that carried out to the rest of the night.

For the cocktail and reception, it took place inside the resort. The wedding was a multi-cultural wedding combining Latin, Persian, and American backgrounds, and the music I played reflected that. We had 3 dance sets that nights. The first dance set happened right after the first dance, the second after dinner, and the third after the cake cutting. It was a fun celebration and the wedding was a huge success. At the end of the night, I even received a positive testimonial from the bride and groom themselves! This was a fun wedding! Thank you, Joey & Maigan!

DJ MOJOE
"Saving the City, One Party at a Time"
http://www.djmojoe.com

Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach Resort:
http://www.mandalayembassysuites.com/

Photobooth & Flowers:
http://www.exoticgreengarden.com/

Wedding of Joey & Rachael

On January 29, 2017, I DJed at the Westin Bonaventure Brewery for the wedding of Joey & Rachael. Their wedding was beautifully located on a rooftop in the middle of Downtown Los Angeles. That night I was in charge of their ceremony and reception. The groom also had a fun idea to have the wedding rick-rolled! The groom, officiant, and I coordinated the act and it was a success! The reception was also a great time as I mixed a variety of fun music that people danced ranging from 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, Hip Hop, Latin, and EDM. It was a great, fun and intimate wedding. Congrats Joey & Rachael! And thank you for having me as your DJ!

WESTIN BONAVENTURE BREWERY:
www.bonaventurebrewing.com

Wedding of Brian & Tina

On January 7, 2017, I DJed the wedding of Tina & Brian at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum! It was a wild night as we partied with the party animals that night (pun intended). The evening was a huge success with their family and friends, and I'm so honored to be a part of their big day. Congrats Tina & Daniel!

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM:
http://www.nhm.org

Wedding of Madhvi & Daniel

On December 31, 2016, I had the double honor to DJ the wedding of Madhvi & Daniel and host the New Year's Eve celebration for 220 people! It was an amazing time at the InterContinental Hotel in Century City as we kicked off 2017 with bursts of fun! Also, after midnight, there was a surprise appearance of some Star Wars Stormtroopers who came in, performed a dance routine, and continued to party with all the guests. The whole evening was a huge success as I was able to mix music for the Persian, Indian, and American crowd and get them up dancing. Congrats Madhvi and Daniel and to everyone a Happy New Year!

DJ COMPANY (I worked for that night):
http://www.voxdjs.com (As DJ Joe Rivera)

LIGHTING DESIGN:
http://www.dashingevents.com

WEDDING PLANNERS:
http://www.orangeblossomspecialevents.com

VIDEOGRAPHER:
http://www.andhervisuals.com/

GEAR USED (with affiliated links):
- RCF Evox 8 Speakers - http://amzn.to/2kpDd2p
- Shure GLXD24/SM58 Microphones  - http://amzn.to/2kpoB37
- ADJ Dotz TPar - http://amzn.to/2kSKll7
- Pioneer DDJ-SX2 - http://amzn.to/2koQ5Xb
- Canon G7X - http://amzn.to/2keIo3f

2017 WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award

DJ MOJOE, Honored For Excellence With 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award®

Los Angeles, CA– January 22, 2017 – WeddingWire, the leading global online marketplace for the wedding and event industry, announced DJ MOJOE as a winner of the esteemed 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® for DJ Entertainment in Los Angeles, CA!
                        
The Couples’ Choice Awards recognize the top five percent of wedding professionals on WeddingWire who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism. The prestigious awards are given to the top local wedding professionals across more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their professional achievements from the previous year. 
                        
The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with DJ MOJOE. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.
                        
“The Couples’ Choice Awards’ ninth year features one of the most impressive groups of dedicated and acclaimed wedding professionals yet,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “It is our honor to work with high-caliber merchants, such as DJ MOJOE, who not only make a couple's big day possible, but also contribute to the more than 2.5 million U.S. reviews represented on WeddingWire.  We congratulate all of this year's winners on their achievements.”
                        
As a Couples’ Choice Awards® winner, DJ MOJOE is highlighted on WeddingWire, which is comprised of more than 200,000 wedding professionals in the U.S.
                        
DJ MOJOE is thrilled to be one of the top DJs in Los Angeles and Ventura on WeddingWire. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We truly value all of our clients and appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn a 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award.
                        
To learn more about the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards®, please visit www.weddingwire.com/couples-choice-awards.
                        
About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire, Inc. is the leading global online marketplace connecting consumers with event and creative professionals. Operating within a $200 billion industry, WeddingWire, Inc. hosts 10 million monthly unique users across its mobile and web platforms. Consumers around the world are able to read over 3 million vendor reviews and search, compare and book from a database of over 400,000 businesses globally. It provides these businesses the technology they need to serve their clients through advertising, marketing and business management tools such as websites, payment processing, invoicing and contracts. Founded in 2007, the WeddingWire portfolio of sites serves couples and businesses across 15 countries in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, making it the worldwide leader in weddings with brands including Bodas.net, Casamentos.com.br, Matrimonio.com and more. The company employs more than 800 and maintains global headquarters in Washington, DC and international headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.                      

Wedding of Brittany & Robert

On October 29, 2016, I had a wonderful time DJing my friend's wedding at the Moorpark Country Club. That day I was in charge of music for the ceremony, cocktail, and reception. They had a beautiful ceremony in front of the gazebo and a fun cocktail hour as they had drinks, appetizers and games for them to enjoy. For the reception, everyone had a great time as the night was full of dancing and fun. Congrats to my friends, Brittany and Robert!

Previous Wedding Gig Log:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a85ps...

Video footage & edited by:
http://www.hbmoredo.com/

Moorpark Country Club:
http://moorparkgolf.com/

Wedding of Nickie & Huy

On November 5, 2016, I DJed the wedding of Nickie and Huy in Pasadena, CA and Los Angeles, CA. It was a beautiful Chinese wedding as I was in charge of music and sound for their ceremony, cocktail and reception. I hosted some fun games to get people participating and created a fun atmosphere to have their family and friends dance. This video captures some of the highlights from their wedding and a 5-star review at the end of the video. Congratulations Nickie & Huy, and thank you for having me as your DJ!

5-Star Wedding Review: http://i.imgur.com/khY0psF.jpg

Ceremony: Pasadena Museum of History
Cocktail & Reception: Empress Pavilion

DJ MOJOE
"Saving the City, One Party at a Time"
http://www.djmojoe.com

5 Events in 1 Video!

There was 1 week in October which I had 5 events. This is a special video in which I captured those 5 events and condensed all of them into 1 video. It was definitely a busy week for me, but I had a great time.

1st Event: Brooke's Bat Mitzvah at the Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo, CA. I worked for DJ Eddie Entertainment that night and teamed up with MC Evan and Dancer Rachel. The kids and adults had an amazing time as we performed and made them dance.

2nd Event: "HalloWine & Spirits" Charity Event for the Shelter Partnership. It was an event hosted by PXP Events and took place at the top lounge floor level of Hotel Angeleno in Los Angeles, CA. It was a casual event as I set the vibe by playing fun, chill, and upbeat music.

3rd Event: Christian Service 4Life at the USC Galen Center. I was asked to DJ with the talented Joe Melendrez in front of about 6,000 people. We were asked to entertain, interact, and energize everybody in the room in preparation for the show that day. We arrived early and started our performance around 8:30am and finished around 10:00am. Fun event!

4th Event: DJed at Royal Hollywood that same night after the Christian Service 4Life event. Early in the night, I played some positive fun throwbacks for the patrons who were there. One of them requested Nsync, so I played one of their songs and the people in the bar started to sing! Good vibes only at Royal Hollywood! Catch me spin there every Tuesday and Thursday night! 

5th Event: Zumba Halloween Dance Party! It's an annual event hosted and put together by wonderful dance instructor, Orna. I used my 2-QSC K12 speakers and mini LED moving heads to fill the room with lights and sound. It was a fun event as I played upbeat and fun music! Great and successful night!

Automobile Driving Museum:
http://www.automobiledrivingmuseum.org

Shelter Partnership:
https://www.shelterpartnership.org

Christian Service 4Life:
http://lifesocal.org/christian-servic...

Royal Hollywood:
http://www.theroyal.life

Carousel Dance Studio:
http://carouseldancestudio.com

Download DJ MOJOE's FREE Christmas Mix!

I hope everyone is enjoying this holiday season! Here's a quick Christmas mix you can download for your upcoming party! Enjoy!

DJ MOJOE
"Saving the City, One Party at a Time"
Instagram: @dj_mojoe

Wedding of Shawna & Kevin

On October 8, 2016, I DJed the wedding of Shawna & Kevin at Rancho Sol Del Pacifico in Malibu, California. It was a beautiful wedding as it took place at the top of one of the hills overlooking Malibu and the beach. I worked with an amazing team of vendors such as Vanessa from NessaEvents and Pierre from Pierre's Catering. The energy and vibe from the crowd were phenomenal as they came in with an attitude to celebrate Shawna & Kevin's marriage. As for music, the dance floor was filled throughout the night as I played some classic wedding hits as well as modern dance favorites. Overall, everyone had a great time that night. Congrats Shawna & Kevin! And thank you for having me as your DJ!

Nessa Events:
http://www.nessaevents.com

Pierre Catering:
http://pierrecatering.com/

Wedding of Megan & Sean

On October 1, 2016, I DJed a fun wedding at the Agoura Hills Event Center for Megan & Sean! That day, I worked with an amazing wedding planner, Heather, owner of Delmar Events. Her and her team were such a great help that made the night flow smoothly. The photographers were also great as they brought their own light to capture the perfect picture every time. And as for music goes, well, I will let this video speak for itself. This was a joyous, fun, and amazing wedding and I'm glad I was able to be a part of it. Congratulations Megan and Sean! Wish you two the best!

Delmar Events:
http://www.delmarevents.com

Agoura Hills Event Center:
http://www.ci.agoura-hills.ca.us/government/departments/event-center-reservations

DJ MOJOE
"Saving the City, One Party at a Time"

Wedding of Brian & Eurri

On September 2, 2016, I had a blast DJing Brian and Eurri's wedding at the Vertigo Event Venue in Glendale, CA! We originally met at Downtown LA's Art Walk last year when I DJed an event there. They enjoyed my music, decided to book me, and a year later, we made their wedding into a reality! The wedding reception was full of fun as we turned the wedding into a full-on dance party! With the venue's built-in lighting effects and my sound system, we transformed the room into a club. The couple and I agreed that music plays such an important role in a wedding, and we were all happy how it all played out. Congratulations Brian and Eurri! Thanks for having me as your DJ.

Tips for hiring a Wedding DJ that's best for you!

Tips for hiring a Wedding DJ that's best for you!

I had a great opportunity to be featured in YourWeddingPodcast.com to share some of my insights, knowledge, and tips to help couples find a Wedding DJ that's best for them. You can listen to the podcast and read some of the material which we talked about below.

If you want to share this valuable content to a friend or family member who is looking for a DJ, please share the following original link:
www.yourweddingpodcast.com/djmojoe

Thanks for stopping by and thank you Henry Chen from Aevitas Weddings for having me on your podcast!

Best,
DJ MOJOE
"Saving the City, One Party at a Time"


ABOUT DJ MOJOE

DJ MOJOE loves the wedding industry and DJed his first wedding in 2011. While attending college, Joe DJed part-time and is completely self-taught. Along with his DJ experience, Joe has worked with a staffing company at various venues as well as doing catering. This has allowed hime to view weddings from both an entertainment and a catering perspective, understanding the various elements that contribute to the success of a wedding.

On the music side, Joe has performed at a variety of events and many different environments, from birthdays to bar mitzvahs, grand openings, and fashion shows; you name it, Joe has done it all. He has also expanded his services to DJ destination weddings, of which his first was located in Maui, Hawaii. This flexibility as a DJ really contributes to his success at weddings now because he is able to bridge the gap between the music, performance, and the customer service.

A glimpse at the behind-the-scenes preparation of a wedding DJ.

There is a lot more to being a DJ than just showing up and making music, especially in the wedding industry. There are many details to iron out behind-the-scenes when prepping for the wedding day. You have to get the correct names, a complete song list, as well as checking your software and equipment to make sure that everything is working properly and is reliable. There is nothing worse than having a mishap on the big day. You only have one shot, so you have to make it work.

The top question a bride and groom asks their wedding DJ.

One of the biggest concerns that couples have when it comes to the music for the wedding is that they do not want the “cheesy” wedding stuff. So their first question is often regarding the style of music the DJ plays. Joe is an open-format DJ who plays various styles, with a focus on specifically catering to the couple. He adapts his music to the style of music requested by the bride and groom, whether it is club hits or even throwbacks to a specific era.

Important criteria for couples to look for when hiring a wedding DJ.

The first question a bride and groom should ask their DJ is, “Are you insured?” Not a lot of DJs carry insurance and many venues will ask for it. This is to ensure that the DJ is covered in case of any accidents or emergencies. Having insurance also allows DJs to play at more venues, which is a critical piece of the puzzle.

The second criteria for couples to consider is to check if the DJ has been active recently. Some DJs may state that they have been DJing for many years, but how active are they right now in the wedding industry? It is important that your DJ is up to date with the current music and that they are on top of their game.

Understanding the importance of uniformity, having a DJ who can also take on the role of MC.

It is crucial to find a DJ that can do both the role of a DJ and an MC. This is very important because that person will know his or her style in terms of playing music and making announcements. This is also a cost-effective way to cover both roles within the wedding. It gives a uniformity, as one person is in charge of the reception events for the whole evening.

By having the DJ as your MC, your wedding will be more cohesive on the entertainment front, which will make it flow a lot smoother. This also eliminates missed communication between the two areas, and the transitions between music and announcements will be effortless without missing a cue. If you are not able to find a DJ who is also an MC, the next best option is to find two people who work together for the same company. This way the individuals know each other’s personalities, styles, and cues, creating an effective team.

The top reasons why DJ MOJOE loves being in the wedding industry.

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For Joe, one of the reasons he loves being a wedding DJ is because he gets to witness people from all over the country and world come together in a room to celebrate the union of a couple and just to have a great time. As a DJ and MC you really get a chance to be a part of such a rewarding experience. Another aspect is creating a relationship with the bride and groom. During the process leading up to the wedding, you get to spend time getting to know the couple and hear all about their love story. Creating that moment for them on their special day, tying it all together with the music, is an incredibly fulfilling experience.

What are the challenges of being a wedding DJ in the industry today?

One of the things that Joe would love to see improved is the level of communication. Performing at a wedding requires teamwork and working alongside many vendors on that day. It is critical that everyone is on the same page going in. So in terms of communication, a lot of problems can be avoided the day of the wedding by addressing any concerns or problems beforehand. Whether it is through email or a phone call, communicating with each vendor would be helpful in determining what they need from you, or what the most important aspects of the day is to them.

This helps to avoid any conflicts in time and eliminates any unnecessary surprises on the day of the wedding. These vendors are in your industry and it is part of your job to build strong relationships with them to create an incredible team environment in order to make the bride and groom’s day come true.

Myths, misconceptions, and false assumptions about wedding DJs; what couples need to know.

Often times couples have the misconception and belief that DJs just like to play their own music. However, as a wedding DJ it is your job to actually play the music that the bride and groom want, while at the same time being able to use your knowledge and expertise to play what the crowd wants as well.

So it is not just about the DJ; it is about you, the couple. Nothing is wrong with the couple asking this question, but it is important for the DJ to provide clarification and set their minds at ease by addressing their concerns. Couples need to know that there are DJs out there who actually care about the music that you want for your wedding, and that is something all DJs should provide.

3 tips for couples when planning their wedding and finding the perfect wedding DJ.

The first tip for brides and grooms when planning their wedding is to choose vendors who have worked together in previous weddings. “Teamwork makes the dreamwork”. If you hire vendors who have worked together you know that they have a connection. They will have fun and they know how to navigate any challenges of working together. That energy will permeate into your wedding to make for an incredible time.

The second tip is to learn as much as you can about your DJ; ask, ask, ask. The entertainment aspect of a wedding is huge in terms of making your wedding day be smooth, successful, and fun. Ask your DJ for pictures, videos, reviews, and even ask for vendor referrals.

Tip number three is to find a DJ who is genuine and also cares about your wedding. Do not just settle for the DJ that rushes everything to show up, play music, and leave. A DJ who cares is the one who will put the most effort into your wedding, who will go the extra mile just find the perfect song for you on your wedding.

More about DJ MOJOE; saving the city, one party at a time.

Joe got his DJ name because he wanted his personality to be in the name. He loves puns and wanted to find a way to put his real name into his DJ name, hence MOJOE. Joe runs his business under the slogan “saving the city one party at a time” because when he first started DJing he received emails and phone calls from family and friends about how their DJ was not responding and how they were stuck with an event and no DJ.

They would call Joe the night before, with news that the original DJ canceled. Joe always stepped up to fill in the position. The DJ’s lack of professionalism really upset Joe, and he knew he had to make sure that no clients ever have to go through that stress again. He truly believes that this motivated him to save the party when no one else could do it.

Conclusion:

Photo Credit: Aevitas Weddings

Photo Credit: Aevitas Weddings

Joe is an incredible guy and he has a huge willingness to help others. Everything from his demeanor, his personality, and his love for reaching out and connecting with others is to make sure that he not only serves his brides and grooms, but also the other vendors on the wedding day. DJ MOJOE’s always prioritizes his interest to get to know his couples early on, to ensure that the type of music he plays ties into their personality.

Finally, just his mindfulness of everything. Of course it is the bride and groom’s day, but it is important that all the guests have a great time, so he goes the extra mile to tailor the music to everyone’s taste. He is truly a DJ who cares about everyone involved in making wedding day dreams come to life.

Wedding of Nick & Perveen

Wedding of Nick & Perveen

On August 27, 2016, I DJed the wedding of Nick & Perveen at Chase Palm Park in Santa Barbara, California. The wedding was beautifully setup outdoors and was a great spot to host the reception. It was a fun-filled event as we had a balloon release, a surprise song performance by the groom, and dancing! The couple were from the bay so I threw in some hyphy dance hits into the set that I knew would make the crowd go crazy! Everybody had a great time and I received many compliments that night. Congratulations Nick & Perveen!