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/

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

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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PREVIOUS WEDDING EVENT LOG:
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