We were proud to host Opening Night Gala festivities on the main stage with our "band" - DJ Gavin Roy (dressed as a bear here, in honor of the opening night film) , MC Spencer Fischer, and Drummer Kevin Winard. Here are some pictures and video of the night:
Videos by Spencer :)
More pics and vids of Film Festival Opening Night (other years):
DJ Gavin Roy, MC Spencer Fischer and percussionist Kevin
DJ Gavin Roy, MC Chawn Lemons and keyboardist Matt Moore
Shea and Gregg were married in beautiful Santa Barbara at the Canary Hotel. We were honored to provide DJ services with DJ Spencer in the mix! Amazing Days Events was their planning service and Anna and Michael Costa Photography took these fabulous photos:
Here are some song highlights from their big day:
Processional: Piano Guys - “A Thousand Years”
Recessional: Imagine Dragons - "On Top Of The World"
Grand Entrance: Emily Sande - "Next To Me"
First Dance: Boyce Avenue - "A Thousand Years"
Mother/Son Dance: Rascal Flatts - "My Wish"
Stephanie and Jason were married on 9/27/14 at Gainey Vineyard and we were so honored to be a part of their big day - with DJ Spencer as their main DJ of choice, and string lighting over the reception space. We also provided a live drummer to play during the dance segment of the night - sooo much fun! Here's a video from one of our team members on site (not the best video, but it shows a bit of the drummer/DJ combo):
Some Important Song Highlights:
Prelude Music Ideas: Ray Charles, Coldplay, Michael Buble, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Frank Sinatra, Phillip Phillips, Mumford and Sons, Lumineers, Etta James, Citizen Cope, Ray LaMontagne, John Legend
Seating of Parents Song: J. S. Bach - Air on a G-string
Bridesmaids Processional Song: Johann Pachelbel - Canon in D
Bride Processional Song: Johann Pachelbel - Canon in D
Recessional Song: Sande, Emeli - Next To Me
Cocktail Music Ideas: Ray Charles, Coldplay, Michael Buble, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Frank Sinatra, Phillip Phillips, Mumford and Sons, Lumineers, Etta James, Citizen Cope, Ray LaMontagne, John Legend, Harry Connick Jr.
Dinner Music Ideas: Ray Charles, Coldplay, Michael Buble, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Frank Sinatra, Phillip Phillips, Mumford and Sons, Lumineers, Etta James, Citizen Cope, Ray LaMontagne, John Legend
Bride & Groom Intro Song: Newman, John - Love Me Again
Bride & Groom's First Dance Song: Morrison, Van - Crazy Love
Bride and Father Song: Armstrong, Louis - What A Wonderful World
Groom and Mother Song: Kamakawiwo'ole, Israel 'IZ' - Over The Rainbow
Last Dance Song: Wanted - Glad You Came
Alexy and Michelle were married at the beautiful Riviera Mansion in downtown Santa Barbara on Saturday November 15, 2014. Their planner was the amazing Emily Louise Jacks of Louise Georges-Yves.
We were honored to have provided our string trio (flute trio) for ceremony, pianist for cocktail hour, and DJ Spencer for the reception.
Here is our string trio (flute trio) at the wedding ceremony:
Here is our pianist at cocktail hour:
We also provided uplighting for three of the rooms in the reception space (dining room, dining room annex, bar/dance floor). We also provided pinspots (magnetic LED remote controlled lights) that we installed on existing chandeliers. An area wash in the garden and uplighting at the front entrance (not pictured) was also installed by our team.
Here are some of the formal songs at the reception:
Bride & Groom Intro Song: Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Bride & Groom's First Dance Song: Blue Suede - Hooked On A Feeling
Bride and Father Song: Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
Groom and Mother Song: Yuri Shatunov - Aetctbo (Russian)
Bouquet Song: Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Garter Toss Song: Queen - Another One Bites The Dust
Kelsey and Evan exchanged their most beautiful vows amidst their most closest friends and family at the beautiful Gardens of Bella Vita Estate in Montecito, Santa Barbara. Our DJs on the event were DJ Spencer and DJ Luke. We were excited to be working with Erica Hinshaw of Joie De Vivre, and the amazing photos you see in this blog are courtesy of Brandon and Erica Photography.
Here are some song highlights of the evening:
Seating of the Parents: Iz - "Somewhere over the Rainbow"
Bridesmaids' Processional: Darlene Love - "Today I Met the Boy Im Going to Marry"
Bride Processional: Louis Armstrong - "It’s a Wonderful World"
Recessional: Maxine Nightingale - "Right Back where we Started From"
Bridal Party Entrance: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - "Can't Hold Us"
Bride and Groom Entrance: Stevie Wonder - "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)"
First Dance: Elvis Presley - "Can't Help Falling In Love"
Mother/Son Dance: Rascal Flatts - "My Wish"
Last Song at 9:50pm: Daft Punk - "One More Time"
Encore at 9:55pm: Journey - "Don't Stop Believing"
DoVall and Bree tied the knot at the beautiful Rincon Beach Club in Santa Barbara on 7/27/13. We were honored to work with in-house planner Angie Chaves the amazing staff of this all in one beachside venue - superb catering, dazzling event lighting, full bar services and more!
Our bride and groom shook the regular ol' wedding format up by having a long cocktail hour with heavy hors d'oeuvres before their ceremony - the ceremony ended with their first dance and parents' dances, which kicked off the dance party immediately. A really fun format for the night, with no time to sit down, just dance and be merry!
Song choice highlights:
Bride's Processional at Ceremony: Labrinth ft. Emile Sande "Beneath Your Beautiful"
First Dance: Elliot Yamin "One World"
Father/Daughter Dance: TIm McGraw " My Little Girl"
Mother/Son Dance: Boyz II Men "Song For Mama"
The dance list consisted of everything from the Temptations to 2 Chainz. "Pretty Much Good Music to Get Them Dancing" - DoVall.
Our DJ Spencer couldn't be happier with the amazing guest energy and here is a video he took of the awesome dance party that evening:
12 Weddings on 12.12.12
We were so proud to be part of 103.3FM the VIBE's wedding promotion for 12 Weddings on 12-12-12. Our DJ Spencer had quadruple duties - promoter, part-coordinator, MC, and officiant. DJ Gavin Roy joined him as his sound engineer and DJ for the event!
THE VIBE 103.3FM gave 12 lucky couples a day to remember with an "I Do at Noon" Complete Wedding on 12-12-12. The couples were married at the Palm Garden Hotel in Thousand Oaks. Couples received free wedding rings from Nerces Fine Jewelry, bouquets from Floral Designs from Roni, gift certificates to Hidden Desires, pictures from Melgar Photo Studio, and a reception at Brendan's Irish Pub. One of our couples (the Lopez's) won a free honeymoon getaway to the J.W. Marriott Desert Springs that included a 2 day stay, 2 spa passes per day with spa treatments for 2, and free golf for 2! Congratulations to our happy couples!
Destinee and Seth were married on October 6, 2012 at Villa Camino Cielo, a private estate in the mountains off the CA-154, overlooking beautiful Santa Barbara. We did their lighting set up and also provided DJ services for their entire event.
Lighting: String lighting over the pool and reception area in an "M" formation. A customized Gobo projection of their initials in the pool. Chandeliers in the oak trees at the cocktail and bar area. Up-lighting on the surrounding oak trees. Area Lighting for Shuttle Pick-up/Drop-off area. Restroom Area Lighting. Kitchen and Scullery Lighting. We also provided two generators, all necessary cabling/fixtures/labor and a standby technician for the duration of the event.
Our DJ for the event was the incomparable DJ Spencer, who in the end, had the crowd partying in a frenzy with some even jumping into the pool! We were fortunate to work with Destinee and Seth's amazing wedding planner, Frieda Niemann, who made sure everything was picture perfect. And speaking of pictures, all the spectacular shots you see above are courtesy of the fabulous Wendy Kalom. Please visit her blog and check out more pictures from this wedding, as well as her story on Destinee and Seth - she also has their engagement shots here.
Our love of being at Westmont College events is no secret. And the Westmont prom was no exception. Bringing in the heavy hitters on our team, with enough equipment to rock the rotunda at Fess Parker's Double Tree Resort, GRP put on a full scale performance to ensure that Prom 2012 would be one for the record books.
700 Westmont students packed into the iconic resort by the sea for a night of dancing, cheering, and craziness. With Spencer Fischer on the mic and DJs Hecktik and Epik on the 1s and 2s, you could feel the ground bouncing up and down with all those dancing college kids!
After learning from our Westmont Winter Formal experience that one photo booth isn't enough for this kids, we brought TWO booths to the Westmont Prom and both were packed the entire night. Of course, hilarity ensued!
Thank you Westmont College for another amazing event!