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Hartley Botanica Wedding

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Sarah & Michael

September 16, 2018
Hartley Botanica

Photo: Gina & Ryan Photography

On September 16, 2018, I had the pleasure to DJ and host Sarah and Mike's wedding at Hartley Botanica in Somis, CA. I was in charge of their ceremony, cocktail, and reception. This was a beautiful outdoor wedding venue where the guests experience the natural and class of this place.

We kicked things off with a grand entrance, first dance, and some dinner. We heard some toasts, witness the parent dances, and started to dance the night away! They were a fun crowd and I played a mixture of Top 40, Latin beats, Hip Hop, 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s.

What's amazing about this couple was that they met at a nightclub in Miami! We brought that vibe back in Southern California and created a fun dance party.

Everybody had an amazing time. Thank you, Sarah & Mike, for having us!

View the amazing pictures captured by Gina & Ryan Photography
and my YouTube vlog from the wedding below!

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Lake Arrowhead Wedding + DJ Mix Link!

This video captures the highlights from Tyler and Katherine's wedding up in Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa! I also include a link to listen to my live set recorded at the wedding!

Link to my sample wedding mix from the wedding:
https://mojoe.media/dancemix2018-01

On February 17, 2018, I DJed a destination wedding up in Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa for Katherine & Tyler. That evening I was in charge of the ceremony, cocktail, and reception.

The ceremony was at a beautiful spot with the sight of Lake Arrowhead in the background. I provided sound, music, and microphones for the officiant and the couple. The wedding ceremony was a success, and shortly after, everyone joined the cocktail hour at the resort's lobby. I also provided music as guests enjoyed drinks and appetizers.

Then it was time to welcome the guests into the room for the reception. The room was beautifully arranged and decorated. To lighten up the area, I set up my uplights around the walls of the room and had my DJ setup at the back of the room. The couple had their grand entrance, dinner, toasts, first dance, anniversary dance, bouquet toss, garter removal/toss, cake cutting, father & daughter dance, group photo, and dancing! 

It was an intimate wedding with their close family and friends, and we were so good on time that we had almost 3 hours of dancing! I played music that was fun for all age groups that I got the young and old up on their feet. This was such a fun wedding and I'm glad that Katherine and Tyler had an amazing time.

VENUE:
http://www.lakearrowheadresort.com/

PHOTOGRAPHER:
https://www.thedarlenephotography.com/

VIDEOGRAPHER:
http://www.instagram.com/pachecoproductions_

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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 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/