Mon Cherie, Garden Grove, Reception

Very intimate venue.  The reception included a curtained sweetheart table, live band, photo booth and bar.  The venue already had uplighting.  I came in for the cake pinspotting,monogram lighting, Grand Entrance, filler music and dance music at the end of the night.  Congratulations Tracy and John!

Nixon Library, Yorba Linda, Ceremony and Reception

Second time at the Nixon Library in a month.  No uplighting.  Music and dance lighting for the evening.  Sunny and slightly breezy afternoon created some difficulties with the flower arrangements.  Congratulations Sal and Julietta!

Irvine Hyatt, Reception

Inside the tented ballroom.  I provided music for the evening.  Two weeks of planning for this event.  Many different vendors.  The lighting was provided by a different vendor, their friend provided the projector, the venue provided the screen.  Coordinating was a challenge, but the event went fairly smoothly.  Congratulations Edward and Lynn!

Nixon Library, Yorba Linda, Reception

Wonderful venue.  Beautiful chandelier highlights the room.  The white walls and columns are great for uplighting.  Very open room, so everyone can see the bride and groom wherever they sit.  Congratulations Angela and Derrick!

Universal Hilton, Ceremony and Reception

Full wedding with ceremony, reception, dancing, monogram lighting and FUN!  Second weekend in a row at Universal Hilton next to Universal Studios Hollywood.  Got a little extra support from DJ Lucky throughout the evening.  Congratulations Jason and Ning!

Venetian Mansion, San Juan Capistrano, Ceremony and Reception

A challenging wedding due to many unforeseeable events.  Change of venue, noise ordinance and the original coordinator had a baby the day before.  Mostly outdoor venue with a converted garage turned into a dining area.  Dining tables were extended to the driveport area.  Sometimes with multiple vendors, coordinating can get difficult and direct communication can become a challenge.  But in the end, it all comes through.  Congratulations Mina and John!

Ceremony sound, uplighting, dance lighting, projector screen, audio, dance music and coordinating with live musicians for this event.  Coincidentally, the musician, a relative of the bride, was a teacher at my high school.

Reagent West, Westminster, Reception Lighting

For this event, I only provided lighting.  Came in early to setup the lighting.  Photos have a high contrast due to the sunlight coming in.  The room was flooded with red as the evening grew darker.  Congratulations Jimmy and Kayla!

Huntington Beach Hilton, Ceremony and Reception

A great venue for intimate weddings.  Right on PCH and has a great view.  Large bay-window area which opens up the room.  This couple was not born in America, so a little more advice and guidance was offered to make the whole day go smoothly.  My Japanese actually came in handy for once.  During our initial meeting, we realized we had a number of mutual friends.

Congratulations Taro and Tomoko!

Pasadena Sheraton, Wedding Ceremony and Reception

Pasadena is a little out of the way of Orange County, but I’m always willing to put in the extra effort, especially for a Bruin.  The coordinators and managers of the Pasadena Sheraton were very helpful and accommodating.  The transition from ceremony to reception only took a few small movements/changes.  Congratulations Sue and Mike!

El Adobe, San Juan Capistrano, Ceremony and Reception

Southwestern feel.  Intimate ceremony location.  Retractable roof.  A mix of guests and requests; a mixture of Latin and classic rock.  Great couple;  groom is a Bruin and a teacher.  Congratulations Cheryl and Noah!