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Garden Wedding at Gerry Ranch!

Gerry Ranch Wedding Ceremony

Wedding of
Kristin & Stephen

May 26, 2018 - Gerry Ranch
Photo by Lin and Jirsa

This video captures some highlights from Kristin and Stephen's wedding at Gerry Ranch! I also give DJ & MC tips throughout the video! Keep watching till the very end to read my 5-star review from the happy couple!

5-Star Review: https://mojoe.media/kristinstephenreview

On May 26, 2018, I DJed the wedding of Kristin & Stephen at the Gerry Ranch in Camarillo, CA. It was an all-outdoor wedding and I was in charge of the ceremony, cocktail, and reception. This venue was a hidden gem with great views and scenery. It was made for only weddings in mind with a section for the ceremony, a section for the cocktail hour, and a section for the reception. 

As for entertainment goes, we kicked things off with a fun grand entrance and the first dance. We enjoyed the dinner provided by Command Performance Catering. We heard some great speeches and watched the parent dances. There was a twist with the Father & Daughter dance which started off with a slow song, then we transitioned it to "Barbara Ann" by the Beach Boys. This was the catalyst to start the dance party! I played some fun music that everybody could dance to. I even had them start a conga line to one of the songs, too!

Overall, this was a beautiful evening and Kristin & Stephen had an amazing time! I had a great time being their DJ and glad that everyone had a great time, too. Thanks Kristin & Stephen for having me!

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Sherwood Country Club Wedding!

This video captures some fun highlights from Lily & Ryan's wedding at the Sherwood Country Club!

On May 18, 2018, I DJed and hosted a beautiful wedding for Lily & Ryan. It was my first time working at the Sherwood Country Club. The venue had an elegant, spring-time feel to it. 

That evening I was in charge of the ceremony, cocktail, and reception.
The ceremony took place outdoors and had a great view of the greenery and hills behind it. The cocktail hour happened on the patio next to it. For the reception, we invited the party inside the country club.

The couple just wanted fun, upbeat music throughout the night. They loved to dance and I brought the energy to them and their guests. I began the night with some Motown, funk, and disco. Then, later in the evening, I played music that is more catered to them and their friends. I played some throwbacks, pop, Top 40, and some 2000s. This video captures some great examples of the kind of music I played that evening.

Overall, Lily & Ryan had a fantastic time with their guests. They enjoyed the music and rarely left the dance floor! I had a great time DJing for them and DJing at the venue. Congrats to our newlyweds!

VENUE:
https://www.sherwoodcc.com/

WEDDING PLANNER & FLORIST:
http://exoticgreengarden.com/

PHOTOGRAPHER:
http://katieedwardsphoto.com/

VIDEOGRAPHER:
https://bydesignfilms.com/

CAKE:
http://susiecakes.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/

Wedding of Monica & Mark

On May 14, 2016, I DJed the wedding of Monica & Mark at the Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California. Their wedding took place at the Birchwood Room which is one of the four venues at Calamigos Ranch. It was an intimate wedding, and I was in charge of providing music and sound for the ceremony, cocktail and reception. It was a beautiful wedding and I had the chance to work with some amazing vendors that night. This video captures some of the highlights from their wedding and the fun moments that they will talk about in the many years to come. Enjoy!

5-Star WeddingWire Review

5-Star WeddingWire Review