Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Diana and Doug's Marbella Matrimony

Diana and Doug's plans for their November 2008 wedding seemed, at first, a bit ambitious. Plan an outdoor ceremony, a cocktail hour on the adjacent patio, dinner in the grand hall and dancing in yet another room.

The Marbella Country Club in San Juan Capistrano offers these options but the logistics of providing sound for all of this could be a DJs nightmare. With the help of 2 sound systems, 4 speakers, several hundred feet of speaker cord and a bit of legwork, we pulled it off!

The ceremony was perfect as Diana and Doug used our Shure wireless mic to pledge their vows. We had another mic pinned to the lapel of the clergy. After the ceremony, we invited the guests to join the Newlyweds for a group photo. The ceremony system was then repositioned to cover the cocktail patio area.

The dining area sound coverage was provided by two satellite speakers. After the grand entrance to the reception and five toasts, it was cake cutting time. Since the cake was located near the dance area, it was a great way to move the guests and have them in place to witness the First Dance.

"The Way I Am" by Ingrid Michaelson rang out from our main sound system as the guests enjoyed watching Diana and Doug take the floor. As is the Chinese custom, Diana went through no less than FOUR wardrobe changes throughout the night, including the dazzling red dress shown below:

Then it was party time! Partygoers enjoyed a great mix including music from Sinatra, The Beatles, Lynyrd Skynyrd as well as newer music from Flo Rida, Rihanna and Chris Brown. The guests danced into the night requesting a healthy dose of 90s Old School like "Return of the Mack" by Mark Morrison and "Mo Money, Mo Problems" by Notorious B.I.G.

Special thanks to Sherri from Marbella for helping make this day turn out wonderfully. And here's to another great beginning!

DJ Craig

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