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What a Club-Style Wedding Looks Like!

On December 2, 2017, I was the DJ & MC for Dale & Denise's wedding at the Metropol Event Venue in Glendale, CA. That evening I took care of the music for their cocktail & reception. It's a gorgeous venue that's designed for a party. It has elegant furnishings, draping, flooring, and lighting! The venue even caters serving delicious family-style Mediterranean food. Overall, it was a great elegant, yet party vibe. I played some hits for the Filipino parents such as disco, cha cha, & group dance songs, and later I cranked up the energy with more Top 40, hip hop, and EDM for everybody else. It was a great blend of genres to keep the party going. One of my favorite memories that night was that we got the bride & groom up on the DJ stage to hype up their guests! We ended the night with "Don't Stop Believing" which everybody sang along. Dale & Denise had an amazing time that night, and I had a blast being their DJ. Thank you for having me!

Read 5-Star Review:
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DJ Assistant:
DJ Jus Jay

Coordinator:
KQ Elements - http://kqelements.com/

Photobooth:
Momentus Studios - https://www.momentusstudios.com/ 

Photographer:
Erin Shimazu Photography - http://erinshimazuphotography.com/

Videographer: 
Evan Shimazu Videography - https://vimeo.com/evanshimazuvideography

Venue: 
Metropol in Glendale, CA - https://www.metropolbanquet.com/

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Rocking a Quinceañera Party at the Langham Pasadena!

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA  -- On October 13, 2017, I was the DJ and MC for Anna Sophia's Quinceañera at the Langham Huntington in Pasadena, CA. It was an Americanized version of the Quinceañera with a mixture of some Spanish songs to fit the tradition and English songs to keep the party live and upbeat.

That evening I was set up on stage with my two RCF Evox 8 Speakers, Pioneer DDJ-SX2, Mini LED Moving heads, Laptop, and SoundSwitch.  I also provided Ape Labs Maxi uplights around the room to match her light pink color theme. 

For her grand entrance, they had a mariachi band perform as she entered the room. During dinner, the mariachi band went around the room playing songs for everyone. We also watched a video presentation of Anna Sophia capturing some highlights of her life as she was growing up. Soon, we had the changing of the shoe ceremony, as well as, the father & daughter dance. We all partied and danced the rest of the night. Everyone had a great time at the party. Thanks Anna Sophia for having me as your DJ!

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DJ MOJOE with Blake Griffin!

DJ MOJOE with Blake Griffin

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA -- I was asked to curate the playlist for Blake Griffin's Charity Event in Beverly Hills, CA that was to be held on September 15, 2017. I created a playlist that that was to be played at the Ermenegildo Zegna boutique store off at Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, CA. The client wanted music that will create a fun atmosphere while sticking to their brand standards. The client approved my music and on September 15th, I stopped by at the store to hear my music playlist play. Upon entering and checking in with the staff at this invitation-only event, I continued to the area where the charity event was held. I immediately recognized my music playlist being played through the store's speakers as I walked through. So far so good! When stepping into the event floor room, there were hors d'oeuvres and wine passed around which I happily grabbed some. Things were great! Then, I noticed a tall man among the guests in the room and it was none other than the man himself, Blake Griffin! To keep this story short, I was able to grab a picture with him after introducing myself. I'm happy to have helped out at the charity event by providing a fun playlist for people to enjoy. My client was happy with the music and the outcome of the event and looks forward to working with me again. Thank you for the opportunity!

You can listen to the exact Spotify playlist that I created here:
Spotify Playlist 

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2018 Couples' Choice Award Winner!

WeddingWire DJ Couples' Choice Award

DJ MOJOE Honored for Excellence in 10th Annual WeddingWire Couples’ Choice AwardsⓇ

SIMI VALLEY, CALIFORNIA—January 10, 2018 – DJ MOJOE today announced its recognition as a winner of the esteemed 2018 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award for DJ/MC in Simi Valley, CA.

WeddingWire Inc., the leading global online marketplace for the wedding and events industry, annually recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals on WeddingWire who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The top local wedding professionals in more than 20 service categories from venues to florists are awarded the prestigious accolade.

DJ MOJOE was recognized as a recipient solely based on reviews from newlyweds and their experiences working with them. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.

“This is the tenth year we’ve celebrated our top-rated vendors who have helped millions of couples celebrate one of the most important days of their lives,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “This group of dedicated and acclaimed wedding professionals, such as DJ MOJOE, not only make wedding planning simpler for engaged couples, but also serve as a trusted partner in helping to make WeddingWire the go-to place for wedding planning. We congratulate all of this year’s winners on their achievement.”

DJ MOJOE is thrilled to be one of the top DJ/MCs in Simi Valley on WeddingWire.com.

For more information about DJ MOJOE, please visit us at https://www.weddingwire.com/biz/dj-mojoe-simi-valley/076d9f1b84d7c405.html

To learn more about the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice AwardsⓇ, please visit www.weddingwire.com/couples-choice-awards.

About DJ MOJOE

DJ MOJOE is a professional party DJ for weddings, corporate, and special events in Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange County and travel destinations.

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 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 900 and maintains global headquarters in Chevy Chase, MD and international headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.

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Filipino Wedding of 200 Guests at Woodland Hills Country Club!

On September 30, 2017, I provided my DJ/MC service for Andrew and Emylee's reception at the Woodland Hills Country Club. This was about a Filipino wedding of about 200 people. That evening, I set up my equipment for the cocktail hour room and reception room. I used a combination of my QSC and RCF speaker system to cover sound. To create a clean DJ setup, I used my new Pro-X DJ Facade with my Ape Labs Maxi lights to light it up. For dance lights, I used 2-wireless dongles to sync my moving heads. 

The evening kicked off with a fun grand entrance of the bride and groom leading to their first dance and dinner. While guests are eating, I hosted a trivia game for the guests to learn more about the happy couple and gave away prizes to the winners. We continued with the parent dances, dancing, cake cutting, bouquet & garter toss, a group photo, honeymoon dance, and another open dance set. I even taught a few people how to dance the cha cha later in the night. Everybody had an amazing time that night, especially our bride and groom. Thank you Andrew & Emylee for having me as your DJ!

READ 5-STAR REVIEW HERE:
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WHERE TO BUY APE LABS MAXI:
https://www.kpodj.com/

DJ ASSISTANT:
Jay Acupan

VENUE:
http://www.woodlandhillscc.org/

PHOTOGRAPHER:
Dipan Desai - http://www.hitchedphoto.com/

VIDEOGRAPHER: 
Hessler De La Cruz - http://www.beyondcinema.net/

FLORIST:
http://exoticgreengarden.com/

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When a DJ & Band Rocks a Wedding!

On September 17, 2017, I DJed a wonderful wedding at the Birchwood Room in Calamigos Ranch for Danny & Evelyn. They hired me to DJ & MC for their ceremony and reception. At that time, it was my 2nd time DJing at the Birchwood Room and it was a pleasure to be back again. 

Their wedding ceremony took place on the lawn in front of the fountain. I provided a wireless microphone and speaker to play music and for the officiant to speak. Everything went smoothly and the bride's song selection added an elegant and personal touch.

For the cocktail hour, they had a live band play r&b and Motown tracks to set the mood of the night. They were a great addition to add to their wedding and people loved them. 

For the dinner, it took place on the patio of the venue which created a nice, intimate vibe. We had the band play during the 1st half of dinner and I had my chance to spin the 2nd half.

After the wedding formalities, we had the band open up the dance floor playing amazing covers such as September, Uptown Funk, and other dance classics. Then we switched up the vibe when it was my turn to perform. I continued to keep the dance floor by mixing a Latin set that included Suavemente, Danza Kuduro, Baila Esta Cumbia, and other Latin bangers. Everyone danced till the end and had an amazing time. 

Overall, Danny, Evelyn, and their guests had a great time at the wedding. Thank you for having me as your DJ!
 

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Fun Wedding Near the Beach!

On September 15, 2017, I was the DJ and host for Jennae & Kyle's wedding at the Redondo Beach Historic Library. That evening I took care of their ceremony, cocktail, and reception. Everything was held indoors and from the ceremony area, you have an amazing view of the ocean and beach outside. They timed their ceremony perfectly to the setting of the sun which created a nice effect in their pictures and video. I worked with some talented vendors that night such as John Policarpio Photography and Dale and Shanna from Fattykine Video. I'm so glad that Jennae & Kyle had an amazing time at their wedding. I received some great compliments, and I even booked her sister's wedding a couple months after! Thanks, Jennae and Kyle, for having me as your DJ! Also, shout out to the homie, DJ Jus Jay, for the referral! 

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How a Fun Wedding Looks Like! DJ Entertainment!

On September 2, 2017, I was the DJ and MC for Jaime & Bradley's wedding at The Grand in Long Beach, CA. It was a fun wedding of about 250 guests. I provided sound and microphone for their ceremony, music for their cocktail, and DJ/MC entertainment for their reception. It was a very fun and upbeat wedding mostly because of their music selections that they've chosen for their wedding. They even had a special performance from their cousins. Overall, the dance floor was packed! And everybody danced the whole night. I'm glad I was able to capture some highlights of people dancing and some of my song mix transitions. This is the kind of weddings I enjoy performing. Thank you, Jaime and Bradley, for having me as your DJ!

DJ Assistant:
DJ DGO

Coordinator:
Cindy Wu
http://www.atouchoflavender.net

Photobooth:
Cynthia Freed
http://www.boothtwentyfour.com/

Photographer:
Jan Garcia
http://www.janandtey.com/

Videographer:
Travis Do
http://www.8kindsofsmiles.com/

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Destination Wedding at Highland Dell Lodge in Monte Rio, CA

DJed a Destination Wedding at Highland Dell Lodge in Monte Rio, California for my childhood friend's wedding! 

On August 26, 2017, I had a great opportunity to DJ one of my childhood friend's wedding up in Monte Rio, California. We knew each other since we were kids and glad we reconnected when she asked me to be a part of her wedding.

DJ TALK:
Since this was my second destination wedding, I already had an idea what to expect and what I would need to perform at the wedding. I connected with the venue manager at Highland Dell Lodge and communicated what DJs have done in the past and the equipment that they already provide and set up. Fortunately, the venue already provided the sound system, cables, and stage area where I'll be performing. On my travels, I just had to bring my controller, laptop, headphones, laptop stand, wireless microphone, and lights. On the day of the event, Herb, the venue manager, made sure I was up and running well to perform. He was great to work with in making all of this happen.

WEDDING TALK:
Sonia and Matt's wedding took place at a beautiful lodge up in Monte Rio, California. This was a destination wedding for most of her friends and family. Their ceremony was held at Riverfront Meadow which was located across the river. It was an outdoor ceremony and Sonia's friends handled the speaker, microphone, and music setup. It was great to attend the ceremony as a guest. After the ceremony, I was able to reconnect with Sonia's family and make new friends with some of the guests along the way. 

After the ceremony, we moved the 100 wedding guests to Highland Dell Lodge where the cocktail and reception took place. I played some Italian standards music as guests enjoy catching up with one another over drinks and appetizers. Then I hyped up their guests for the grand entrance. Then we enjoyed a nice dinner with a mix of Bossanova and some Thievery Corporation (album "Saudade") music in the background (Amazing music by the way). Afterwards, we enjoyed some toasts from both fathers of the bride and groom, maid of honor and best man. Then we continued with the first dance, father & daughter dance, mother & son dance, and opened up the dance floor for dancing. 

I had an amazing dance set comprising of 70s, 80s, disco, merengue, salsa, 90s, 00s, and hip hop. In this video, you'll hear a sample of songs that I played that night. We had people dancing and singing their hearts out the entire night and everybody had a great time. At the end of the video, our bride, Sonia, gave a quick testimonial of my services which I'm so glad that she and Matt and had an amazing time at the wedding. Thank you, Sonia and Matt, for having me as your DJ!

Wedding success!

To book DJ MOJOE for your wedding, please visit my website:
http://www.djmojoe.com

Watch my 1st Destination Wedding here: https://youtu.be/wfMSTSriCEY

WEDDING VENUE:
https://www.wedding-spot.com/venue/487/Highland-Dell-Lodge/

PHOTOGRAPHER:
http://paulcmiller.com/

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Beautiful Camarillo Ranch House Wedding!

*Keep Reading Below for a Wedding Tip!*

On October 28, 2017, I DJed my friends' wedding at the Camarillo Ranch House in Camarillo, CA. This was a Filipino wedding of about 200 people. I knew the couple from California State University of Northridge where we joined FASA together. It was such a great pleasure and honor to have been asked to DJ/MC for their wedding several years later. 

It was my 3rd time DJing at the Camarillo Ranch House, and it's such a great property. They had their wedding ceremony at the gazebo and their cocktail on the other side of the building. At another wedding I DJed, the couple had their ceremony by the huge Oak tree (I believe that's the right kind of tree). As far as I know, there are 2 ceremony sites on property that the wedding couple choose; both equally gorgeous.

To get in detail with my DJ setup for both ceremony and cocktail areas, I used 1 speaker at each location and it was enough acoustically to project clear sound for everybody to hear. I used my new QSC K8.2 speakers on a speaker stand and running an iPod for music. For the microphone, I used a Shure GLXD24 wireless system. 

Later on that evening, we invited guests over inside the barn for the reception. They decorated and designed the place so well that it looked like their wedding could be in a magazine. Below is a photo of what the reception looked like. And yes, I took this photo! #joeriveraphotography haha

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The reception program was fun and different! For the grand entrance, we lined the sponsors and wedding party outside. After introducing the sponsors in, I played "Everybody" by the Backstreet Boys and during the beat intro, I announced all the names of the bridal party and bride and groom and they all walked inside together at the chorus of the song. It was epic! Great decision to do this on the bride's part. Right after, Gizzelle & Matthew danced to their first dance song "I Swear" by All-4-One then went to a surprise choreographed dance with their wedding party to the song "The Moustache Song". It was great!

We enjoyed a delicious dinner, heard some great speeches, and witnessed the parent dances. What was unique about the parents' dances was that they had their friend, Carizza, sing the songs. She communicated with me days before the wedding and gave me the instrumental tracks that she will be singing to. For the Father & Daughter dance, she sang "Have I Told You Lately" and for the Mother & Son dance, she sang, "More Than You'll Ever Know". Having someone sing during the wedding reception added a nice personalized touch. 

Afterwards, we continued the night with a first dance set catered to the Filipino crowd who love to line dance. I played songs such as "Cha Cha Slide", "Electric Slide", "Dancing Queen", and some disco. Then, we took a quick break for our bride and groom to do the cake cutting, bouquet toss, garter toss, and the Filipino money dance tradition. After the formalities, we continued to dance the night away with some hip hop, top 40, and fun, upbeat music. It was nothing but great vibes.

At the end of the night, we sent our newlyweds off by having a grand balloon farewell! We had all of the guests make 2 lines outside of the barn and hold a balloon. Our happy couple held even bigger balloons and at the count of three, they walked between the 2 lines of guests with their balloons. At the end of the tunnel, everybody released their balloons at the same time. Fortunately, I was able to capture all of this on my Snapchat video which you can watch below! 

WEDDING TIP: Hire your videographer to last until the end of the reception. Some of the most memorable things happen towards the end once everybody is loosened up. 

All-in-all, everybody had an amazing time, especially our bride and groom. Thank you, Gizzelle and Matthew for having me as your wedding DJ!

Also, don't forget to check out the professional video below created by Creative Bliss Events!

If you have any comments, questions, or would like to know more information about the wedding, please feel free to reach out!

In the meantime, check out these amazing vendors whom I had the pleasure to work with that evening:

Wedding Planner & Coordinator:
www.vitabellaevents.com

Catering, Rentals, Bar & Staff:
www.djscatering.com

Photographer:
www.joseaalvarado.com

Videographer:
www.creativeblissevents.com

Lighting & Draping:
www.inthemixevents.com

Florist:
Yamaguchi's Nursery

Photo Cred: Jose Alvarado Photography

Photo Cred: Jose Alvarado Photography

Photo Cred: Jose Alvarado Photography

Photo Cred: Jose Alvarado Photography

Photo Cred: Jose Alvarado Photography

Photo Cred: Jose Alvarado Photography

Photo Cred: Jose Alvarado Photography

Photo Cred: Jose Alvarado Photography

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DJed a Lit 500+ Polynesian Wedding at UCLA!

On August 13, 2017, I DJed a super fun wedding at the UCLA campus for Lydia & Eti's wedding. It was a Polynesian wedding of about 500+ people. Their ceremony took place on top of Janss Steps in UCLA and their cocktail and reception at Dickson Court North. That night I played a mixture of r&b, hip hop, reggae, Polynesian music, top 40, and throwbacks! Everyone had a great time and the dance floor was packed! Only fun times at this wedding. Thank you, Lydia and Eti, for having me as your DJ!

ASSISTANT:
Angelique - IG: @angeliquex3joy

VENUE:
UCLA - http://uclaevents.com/events/weddings/

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DJed a Beautiful Hotel Wedding at Mr. C in Beverly Hills

On August 12, 2017, I DJed and hosted a gorgeous wedding at Mr. C Hotel in Beverly Hills for Alex and Clelia. We expected a crowd of about 110 people with French, Armenian, and American backgrounds. People flew from different parts of the world to celebrate Alex and Clelia's big day.

This was my first time DJing at the hotel and the whole process went smoothly. I set up an appointment to visit the venue a few weeks before the wedding, and the hotel representative gave me a thorough walkthrough of the place. Since the ceremony, cocktail, and reception sites were at 3 different locations within the property, it was good for me to check the place out beforehand. I had a pleasant experience with the hotel and its staff.

On the day of the wedding, I arrived early with my assistant, Chris, to set up. Fortunately, the hotel had WOVA (World of Video & Audio) on site to have the ceremony sound already set up, and I just had to plug in my audio source to play the music for the ceremony. For the cocktail hour, we set up 1 speaker inside Mr. C's lobby to play some Italian standards music when guests enter. The reception took place on the upper floor which had a great view of Los Angeles from the building's outdoor patio. Inside the reception room, we placed uplights around the walls to create the vibe the bride and groom were going for. For sound during the reception, I had a basic sound system to match their intimate wedding theme.

For the rest of the night, everything went smoothly from the grand entrance, first dance, dinner, speeches, parent dances, and dancing. I had a fun chance to play some French and Armenian music to please both sides of the families and mixed in American music to bring everybody together. The DJ's job is read the crowd and play the right music at the right time, and I believe I did my job really well.

I'm so happy for Alex and Clelia and am glad that they had an amazing time with their family, friends, and loved ones. I had a blast being their DJ and host and I hope to work at Mr. C Hotel again soon.

Thanks for watching this video and reading this post! If you have any questions or thoughts you would like to share, please comment below. To watch more of my videos, please subscribe to this channel! Or if you know any couples planning their wedding, feel free to share this video with them, as well.

Thanks again! Joe

DJ ASSISTANT: Chris Cardoza Instagram: @djris

VENUE: Mr. C Hotel Beverly Hills http://mrcbeverlyhills.com

COORDINATOR: Erica Kumala & 2nd Coordinator, Jada Zieg http://bridesbestie.com

PHOTOGRAPHER: Jillian Rose http://www.jillianrosephotography.com

VIDEOGRAPHER: Mason http://anchor-pictures.com

FLORIST: Butterfly Floral http://butterflyfloraldesign.com

PHOTOBOOTH: Capture Pod https://www.capturepod.com

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Filipino-Latin American Wedding at McCormick Home Ranch!

On August 5, 2017, I DJed the wedding of Courtney & Jesus at the McCormick Home Ranch in Camarillo, CA. It was a beautiful outdoor wedding. Their ceremony took place at the backyard and their reception on the grass lawn on front. This was a Filipino-Latin American wedding, so I played various styles of fun upbeat music for everybody to dance to. I played some bangers such as Mi Gente, This is How We Do It, Suavemente, and La Vida Es Un Carnival. We finished the night with "Everything" by Michael Buble as we gathered everybody to make a circle around the bride and groom. Everyone danced the whole night and had an amazing time. Thank you Courtney & Jesus for having me as your DJ!

VENUE:
https://mccormickhomeranch.com/

COORDINATOR & FLORIST:
http://exoticgreengarden.com/

PHOTOGRAPHER:
http://www.sun-dancephotography.com/

CATERER:
http://stonefiregrill.com/

DJed One of the Most Beautiful Weddings in Malibu! Malibu Rocky Oaks!

On July 9, 2017, I had a great opportunity to DJ and MC at one of the most beautiful venues in Malibu, Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyards.  It was for Randall & Joyce's intimate wedding with their family and friends. The wedding ceremony took place on a helicopter pad that had an amazing view of the Malibu mountains. For the cocktail hour, it took place on another platform right next to the estate which showed the northeast part of Malibu. Dinner was right next to the estate, as well, surrounded by the views, architecture, and even an infinity pool. This was definitely a great experience for everyone and I'm glad that Randall & Joyce had an unforgettable time. Thank you for having me as your DJ!

 

ASSISTANT:
IG: @angeliquex3joy

VENUE:
http://maliburockyoaks.com

WEDDING PLANNER:
http://www.modernlaweddings.com

PHOTOGRAPHER:
http://www.gregfinck.com

VIDEOGRAPHER:
http://www.spinthedialproductions.com/

CAKE:
https://www.vanillabakeshop.com/

CATERING:
http://tartecatering.com/

FLOWERS:
https://lillabello.com/

Filipino Wedding at SmogShoppe in LA!

Here's a wedding I DJed and hosted at SmogShoppe for Mary Grace and Patrick! It was a super fun wedding. They're a fun couple and we kept the night full of surprises! I announced their grand entrance in the style of the Chicago Bulls Theme Song! They had a choreographed first dance! They had a Soul Train line as a way for guests to make their way to the cake table! We even took an impromptu group video towards the end to wrap up the night. Every one had an amazing time, especially our bride and groom. Thank you Mary Grace & Patrick for having me as your DJ! Enjoy!

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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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/