Category Archives: Wedding Footage

Oak Creek Golf Wedding DJ Irvine, CA [HD VIDEO]

This is a short video at a wedding I DJed at Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, CA. Very well kept and beautiful venue, with a European countryside architecture.

My clients were very nice, the bride was so incredibly grateful, and didn’t want the dancing to end even though only a few of her friends were left. They had me Uplight in amber, and put up a floral pattern behind their sweethearts’ table, and spotlight the cake. The lighting really took effect when the sun went down, and the room was just absolutely gorgeous! It’s an almost square and symmetrical room, so it’s relatively easy to paint with lighting.

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Franciscan Gardens Wedding DJ [HD VIDEO]

Very short video of a wedding I did at Franciscan Gardens in San Juan Capo. It’s a very scenic and quiet courtyard nestled between buildings on the busy stretch of Camino Capistrano. It’s reminiscent of romantic court yards in Italy, like the one Nuovo Cinema Paradiso is in (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, you really should see that movie!).

Spotlights and GoBO might be lighting options for this location, but to be totally frank, this place is so pretty by itself, you wouldn’t really need it.

I love doing weddings at this location because the setup is relatively simple, and so is the load in / out. Can’t wait to be there again soon!

Strawberry Farms Wedding DJ [VIDEO]

Very short video from the Barn at Strawberry Farms Golf Course. Very kick back wedding reception with up-lighting. This couple was incredibly easy to please. I just shot the video with my phone during down time, so I didn’t really get much footage. This should give you a good idea of how the venue might look with uplighting though.

Bella Collina Wedding DJ in San Clemente, CA [VIDEO]

Another Ceremony, Cocktail and Reception with active LED Up-lighting and GoBO at Bella Collina in San Clemente, Orange County, CA. This is one of my favorite venues to do lighting production because the structure is so pretty, and the walls are white. If you’re targeting the South Orange County area, and you’re going for a high fashioned look, this is the place to do it.

We’re using a blended static and active uplighting service here. A third of the fixtures (the ones around the dancefloor) start changing colors when the dancing starts, while the rest in the seating areas stay static. The colors are totally pre-programmable too. Personally, I like this effect better than hooking all of the uplights together, where the whole room spazzes out. If you’re just trying to mingle at the tables, you get exhausted by the stimulation (especially if you’re grandma). The tricky part is having a wireless trigger for this setup, but don’t worry, you’re in good hands with me!

Sorry, I only got footage of the Reception hall and buffet room (which is usually used as the greenroom, or vendor break room). We also had singer Lindsey Harper hooked in during Ceremony and Cocktails. I really wish I got some footage (though I did manage to get audio; might reup this with a clip; if I get clearance that is), she’s incredible! Check her out at her channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/lindseyharper?feature=results_main

I also got to work with the High Society Wedding & Event Planning team for the first time. Kudos to them for pulling off such a well produced event! They were on top of communication throughout the consult process, and made sure all of the vendors were well prepped with each other during the final month of the wedding. As a DJ, this kind of help is absolutely PRICELESS.

Big thumbs up to my Crew / Staff Alex! I hadn’t worked with him since a gig at the Vibiana, and had forgotten how incredibly hardworking and reliable he is. The’s got a pioneering spirit and the work ethic of a farmer. Good help is hard to find, and I’m glad I’ve found a few this past year.

Last but not least, the bride and groom and their friends were awesome! I DJed one of her friends wedding, so she had a lot of faith in me from the get-go, and that always makes things so much easier. She super sweet and had such a strong vision with each aspect of the wedding also, which made the delivery of services even more gratifying.

I really hope to tap more into this market; I know I’m North county, but I LOVE this location, and the brides it produces.

PS – Realizing now that I need to do more stills, and stop moving the camera around so much. Will be mindful of this, next time I do video.

Oh and by the way. If you go to the Bella Collina website and look at their weddings page, you’ll see a photo of one of my up-lighting jobs (about 2010) there. Here’s footage from that event:

Casa Romantica Wedding DJ [VIDEO]

Wedding at the historic landmark Casa Romantica. This venue overlooks the San Clemente pier and ocean, and has a Spanish mission feel to it that’s hard to duplicate.

Ceremony takes place on the terrace, Cocktail hour inside the Salon, Dinner Reception in the Courtyard and Dancing back in the Salon. I’ve got the Salon sound system wirelessly chained to the Courtyard sound system, so I just have to have one playback device for music, and the people in the courtyard can hear what’s going on in the Salon, if they’re out there to take a smoke during the second half of reception.

Awesome couple, I met the bride and her mom for a pre-consultation, and they were so sweet, we totally hit it off. I couldn’t ask for a smoother booking process. I didn’t meet the groom until the wedding, but he turned out to be as awesome as his bride.

Always a pleasure at this location. Can’t wait to do another there!