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What a beautiful day, what a beautiful venue, what a beautiful couple! The day was September 8, 2007, the place was the stunning Pismo Beach Golf Course. The weather was absolutely perfect for Julie and Bobby. They had family and friends there to witness their vows at the beach. Ashley Landry was the event coordinator and made sure that everything was absolutely perfect. The setting at the Pismo Beach Golf Course is incredible to say the least!
The bar area was setup just outside the 4000 square foot tent, the guests were enjoying the day from both inside and outside the reception. This was an exceptionally nice arrangement because of the gorgeous weather. The Staff at the Pismo Beach Golf Club were extremely helpful to the Bride and Groom as well as friends and familyand also including myself DJ Chuck Pierce. Julie went the extra mile to make sure that I had the very latest music list for the reception, Their photographer, George was great to work with.
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Saturday I received a phone call from Steve the brother of Angelica a frantic bride without a DJ. The Bride and Groom realized this after the ceremony was over and the reception was about to begin. Angelica asked Steve to see if he could find a DJ willing to save the day. Steve called me and I said yes, but before I got off the phone with Steve I had asked him to get a piece of paper to get some information about the day like Bride and Grooms names First Dance Song, Father Daughter Song and any other special songs along with some kind of timeline I loaded my van got into my tux and away I went to the Atascadero Lake Pavilion . I arrived in around 30 minutes and started playing music. It was the first time in all my years of Djing that I have ever experienced this last minute situation. I new I had an early gig on Sunday morning to start at 6am but this is my life. Just to let you know this DJ was from out of the area. I know anyone from Central Coast Wedding Professionals would have done the same thing and it makes me appreciate who we are.
DJ Jerry Craig
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I knew this day was going to be special and that the stars were all aligned for Kyle and Darcy Locke. I started to set up the reception sound system, when Rich Peterson of Picture Magic walked into the ballroom to get a trial run on the slide show that Patrick Brady (Father of the Bride) had put together. Rich Peterson said, Penny Beaver (harpist extraordinaire) was getting ready to play. I thought they didn’t tell me Penny was going to be here so I went to find her. Penny told me that she was playing for another small wedding at 4:30 and I knew Kyle and Darcys wedding wasn’t until 5:30 since I was going to play a song by penny anyway I went to Pat and Cathy and asked if they would like to have Penny play, live. They were ecstatic, and the bride as she came down the Isle was surprised and elated. As Darcy came down the Isle her dress from The Bridal Boutique was spectacular, She was definitely the glowing bride. Marcia and Michael from Wiz Photography had their hands full with all the pictures the families wanted. It was definitely a picture-fest but that is was its all about capturing the moment and families gathering together and spending time and reminiscing. The bridal party entered to Will Smith’s song Gettin Jiggy With It, Anita, Michael, Erin, Lindsey, Mark, Pam, Brianna, Jason, the Matron of Honor Shannon, and The Best Man Zach. Kyle and Darcy (The Bride And Groom) entered to Tim McGraw s Its your love and hit the dance floor for their first dance as Husband and Wife using Elvis Presleys can’t Help Falling In Love. The staff at Cambria Pines Lodge were ready to serve the meal and did an excellent job keeping everyone happy with their great service and wonderful food. Ricardo and Susana of Elegant Details did all the flowers and other decorations for the wedding ceremony and reception and it was incredibly done as in their name Elegant Detail. After dinner the party was on and non-stop with dancing the rest of the night. Thanks again Kyle and Darcy congratulations.
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It was such a beautiful night at the Still Water Vineyard, a fairly new winery with one of the most beautiful settings in the Paso Robles area now world renown for its wines. Ryan and Tessa Betz were married overlooking the vineyard. Tessa’s Cousin, Brent Pinkin was the Officiant over the ceremony who did an excellent job of telling stories of the two, making it so that family and friends had a better insight of the couples past. We all knew their future was going to be amazing together. Pat Pinkin the Mother of the Bride did all the flowers, and they were so perfectly done. The bridesmaids and Groomsman helped with last minute decorations for the event. I announce the bridal party as the entered to U-2s song Beautiful Day, Andrea, Kelly, Patrick, Emily, Raymond, Coral, Coondo, Jenifer, and Kevin the best man and then Anna, and Brian, Tessa’s sister and brother in-law. Then came the Bride and Groom,Ryan and Tessa. With the great wines flowing the bridal party was taking pictures all over the grounds including the beautiful vineyards. I can’t wait to see the pictures provided by Ashley and Shelby of Blake Photography i’m sure they will be stunning. The food tasted great as usual Mark and Bridget out did themselves from Hospitality Catering. It was time for the toasts, and Kevin and Anna shared there past memories, with Anna talking about Her and Tessa’s sisterhood. They have a very close relationship. Ryan and Tessa danced their first dance to 311s Love Song and then Tessa danced with her dad to Heartlands i loved Her First. What a wonderful event to be a part of and such really nice people. They ended the night dancing but I think if they could have the party would have never ended. It seem everyone had a great time.
Thanks again Ryan and Tessa and God Bless
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On a warm evening the first day of September 2007 Christopher and Lisa Foster were married at the Peachy Canyon Winery. The families were both involved with the wedding and reception from the walk down the isle to the 5 or so photographers,and the two caterers. Everyone pitching in to make for a wonderful wedding. Don Aronson officiated and did a great job. Chris and Lisa when off for family photo’s and it was kind of amazing all the family getting in and out of pictures with 5 different photographers each telling them what to do where to stand, can calling over people for there turns to get captured on film. The caterers were working hard to get the meal prepared while the guests had appetizers and Peachy Canyon Wine’s like Old School House Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. After we ate the toast began with Nick Henschel telling stories of Chris, and congratulating the couple and wishing them well as he knew they were off to Idaho for a new adventure. As the couple danced there first dance to Kenny Chesney’s You Save Me and I had invited all the married couples to the dance floor to join them.
Thank you Chris and Lisa and good luck on life’s journey.
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I had the music started as guest arrived at Historic Kaleidoscope Inn of Nipomo. It was a beautiful day for a wedding and Stan and Melissa were taking some family pictures with Kristin Renee Photography. The guests were having ordure’s, as the musicians were getting ready to play for the ceremony. Will Melissa brother was the Officiant and came well prepared for the occasion. His words were meaning full and told of love. Robert played his guitar and Sang for the communion and the harmonies were amazing, another young lady sang a song as Melissa came down the isle I don’t remember her name but she had a really wonderful voice. It’s been truly a day of celebration as Stan and Melissa Whiting became husband and wife. The Bridal Party entered to Getting Jiggy with it and sat down to dinner
They danced their first dance to Glen Miler Band At Last
Dennis McIntosh danced with his Daughter to Heartland’s I Loved Her First (Father Daughter Song)
And Stan Danced with his Mom to Led Zeppelin’s Thank You. The party went on into the night and everyone had a lot of fun.
Thank you again.
Good Luck Jerry
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On August 18th 2007 James and Jenny Manley and their bridal party entered The Pavilion On The Lake at 5pm to the Theme The Eye Of A Tiger. The room looked amazing with the flowers decorated by Jodie of Bloom and Grow. The room was electrified with energy as Pacific Harvest Catering started the feast and our bride and groom made there way thru the line. After the meal was severed the toasts began starting with Natalie the matron of honor who spoke of her times with Jenny in college and then it was the two best mens turn Benji and Josh and said there praised of James. Then James and Jenny treated everyone to there love story movie. It was truly amazing what they had put together. I was and still am in aw. At this point it was time to cut the cake provided by The Cakery it was delicious and on to the first dance by Big and Rich, (LOST IN THIS MOMENT) all eyes on the bride and groom it was a Kodak moment with Anna Joy Photography there and Jack Hutchinson capturing everthing on video but it was like he was’nt even there. Peter Westrom took his daughters hand and danced to Alabama’s (I LOVED HER ENOUGH TO LET HER GO) For the Father Daughter Dance and James asked Mom (Barbara) to dance to Lee Ann Womacks (I HOPE YOU DANCE) for the Mother/Son Song. It was just a wonderful day for all.
Thanks James and Jenny you have wonderful family and friends.
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Jeremy and Caroline Nisse were married on May 11th 2007 at the beautiful Edna Valley Vineyards in San Luis Obispo, California at 5pm ceremony preformed by Reverend Charley Reed . The couple were joined by their parent’s friends and loved ones. Tina Hoppe made sure all was perfect as was the look of the venue for their day. Penny Beavers played harp as the processional proceeded down the isle and Del from Entertainment Now provided the sound and family and guest could hear everything that was said. It was a day of pure joy.It’s a lot different when you’re the Father of the Groom instead of just the Disc Jockey for the wedding.After the ceremony we proceeded over to The Embassy Suites Hotel, for the reception, where in the atrium we had hors d’oeurves and they were delicious. We then proceeded in but just after we had the bridal party announced. Not often I get to announce here they are my son and daughter Mr. and Mrs. Well I guess maybe only 3 times in my life but this was the first. After every one was seated I made an introduction toast then dinner was served. The room looked magnificent. The chair covers provide by Taylor Rental Company look great. Taffy and her daughter from All Traditions came and provided the manpower to decorate. Jodie from Bloom N’ Grow did an amazing job and all the flowers from the ceremony and reception. Once again Del and Kevin my best friends from Entertainment Now Disc Jockey Service helped me be at two places at once. I couldn’t have done it with out you guys. Kathy Clark was everywhere taking pictures she is just too much fun. I have known Kathy for over 20 years. Thanks girlfriend. Alex Caballero did a slideshow at dinner for my kids that was just amazing. Showing them from childhood to engagement. Alex and his son from Caballero Video also did an amazing job and were so fun to work with. Time to cut the cake provided by The Cakery, Yarrow Morse out did her self again. And then it was time to party and we did. Thanks guys. I’m tired now I’m going to bed.
P.s Elegant Image Chrysler 300 Limo was a ride to die for!!!!
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In the beautiful gardens of the Cambria Pines Lodge in Cambria, California on the evening of august 12th Trevor and Jennifer Sanders said their vows to family and friend. Itâ€™s been such a wonderful ceremony proceeded by a cocktail hour before dinner. April Wise and her assistant were snapping pictures of everyone but being very discreet not to seem to posed. As the guest entered into the banquet hall to find there seats the bride and groom had request me to play soft rock music as we awaited their arrival. When they arrived and entered they went into their first dance as husband and wife to the sounds of Shania Twain From This Moment and it was a perfect song for this couple. Dinner was superb. Russell the best man started the toasts and did an excellent job along with Rachell and a few others, we cut the cake and got into the dancing and the floor was full all night long. That was a dancing crowd even for a Sunday I was impressed. Good luck guys. Hope to see you soon.
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On this wonderful Saturday in August Chris and Jennifer walked into the reception to dance to Elvis Presley’s I can’t help falling in love as husband and wife for the first time on any dance floor. As they gazed into each others eyes you new they were ready to spend there life together. After there dance Mr Dorwachler (Jennifer’s Father) thanked the guests for coming and his lovely bride for all her work that day. At dinner all the toes were tapping so I could tell this was a dancing group. They didn’t disapoint me, including staying over an exta hr.
Chris and Jenn thanks so much for a great time and what wonderful family and friends you have.