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Surf & Sand Resort Wedding DJ [HD VIDEO]

This is just two short clips I took right before a reception on a wedding I DJed last August at the Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach. They opted for up-lighting, cake spotlighting, and I also provided music and microphones for their Ceremony (sorry no footage) on the terrace overlooking the ocean. This place is very well kept and luxurious; it’s absolute paradise!

One thing to be careful though, is that if you’re a vendor or your family is doing decorations, you can expect delays in logistics because they have very limited freighting capacity, and the venue is built vertically. I gave myself and crew a whole hour to do just the unloading and parking, which turned out to be a really wise decision on my part. Parking for vendors is off-site and very limited. Be ready to wait for the elevator to the ballroom and terrace on each trip, and be there earlier than you think you need to be there; don’t get into a hairy situation right before the ceremony, and if you’re the bride and groom, make sure to use dependable vendors that has experience at this location.

Nothing beats getting married at the beach, without the issues caused by the beach; the terrace at Surf & Sand gives you the view without the fuss, and you have ample electricity, which means you won’t need a generator like most beach side options. From what I understand, they charge a pretty penny, but there are very few places like this on the coast; Pacific Edge, being one other I can think of.

Seacliff Country Club Wedding DJ Huntington Beach [VIDEO]

Seacliff Country Club is a hidden gem in Huntington Beach. Their reception halls are to some extent plain, but in very good repair and a perfect canvas for lighting work. They have the ceremonies on the back ledge overlooking the golf course, which is very pretty.

I totally missed getting footage in the cocktail hour foyer. I also did music in there, but no biggie.

The catering captain and venue coordinator were awesome to work with. It makes a huge difference when you’re working with professionals that really care about the event. Everybody was on board to make the night seamless, and I can tell you this is quite rare and very valuable.

The clients had Pinkberry Frozen Yogurts and In-N-Out burgers and fries delivered the last hour of the reception, which brought a lot of charm to the wedding I think. I love having light hearted and laid back couples like this. I seem to get many of these in Huntington Beach; which is Surf City after all. Hope to be back soon!

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6 total hours of sound, lighting, DJ & MC services
Ceremony Music & Microphoning Package:

  • 2 Speakers (150 watt rms each; appropriate for congregations of up to 180)
  • 1 Countryman Wireless Microphone (discreet headset worn by officiant)
  • 1 Lapel Wireless Microphone (worn by groom for vows)
  • 1 Handheld Wireless Microphone on Stand (for readings by bridal party / guest)

Cocktail Hour Music

  • Stand-alone sound system
  • 1 handheld microphone for addressing crowd

Reception Package:

  • 800watt PA system (appropriate for crowds up to 180 guests)
  • DJ console (Media Used: MIDI, Vinyl, MP3s)
  • 10 channel mixer
  • 1 wireless microphone for toasts
  • 4 piece dance lighting

Uplighting (Standard):

  • Up to 18 fixtures of static, one color uplights (Par38 Halogens or Par64 LEDs, depending on color) (appropriate for Up to 180 guests)

*Offer may not be combined with any other offers.

Hyatt Regancy Wedding DJ [VIDEO] Waterfront Huntington Beach [VIDEO]

Another wedding at the Hyatt Regancy in Huntington Beach, CA. This is one of the popular Waterfront properties. It’s usually a zoo on Saturdays during the wedding season, but we lucked out that they didn’t double book the room, and we were able to get in early for setup. The only downside is finishing an hour early, which is not a terrible problem to have I suppose.

This is the Mariner’s ballroom located below the Grand Ballroom. Logistically speaking, it’s the easiest ballroom to access for vendors, because it’s just around the corner from the loading dock. All of the other ballrooms suck, because you have to get in the elevator and go through the kitchen. I hope I get this room more often!

My partner Jason and his understudy Kathy did an awesome job with the uplighting. We used light lavender on three sides plus purple columns during dinner and a simple dancefloor focused color chase during dancing which turned out nicely. Also the monogram (GoBO) setup was super easy in this room because they section off 1/3 of it for staging (depending on the crowd size) with light curtains, and you can toss your speakers, cabling and lighting equipment behind it. Usually we have to drape each stand individually, so this also allowed us to save a heck of a lot of time. Might be an incentive to book this room!

I’m using 4 speakers, basically two stereo fields sitting next to each other in a LR – LR fashion. I would have probably went mono, if I wasn’t able to hide the cables behind the curtain, so there’s another plus. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the video!