I created this blog to share with you some of my fun experiences from the many Weddings and Special Events I do every year. If you only have time to read a little bit, you can always click on the favorites link to the right to read my favorite postings. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween Bowling

The African King and his Ballroom Dancer wife went bowling the other night at 300 across from Oakridge Mall! It was all part of an event for Silicon Valley NACE (National Association of Catering Executives) We had so much fun and I got to network with other professionals in the Special Event/Wedding Industry. I also won a prize for high game!

Monday, October 18, 2010

A Roaring 20's Wedding

Steve and Christine did not initially set out to do a Roaring 20's themed wedding; it just happened! And judging by the response of their guests at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park that evening, it was a huge hit.

They started with cool table names, which included Sinatra, Crosby, Clooney, and Hepburn. Then, they bought a 1925 Sonora Phonograph from Craigslist, along with a big box of 78 rpm records. They asked me if I wouldn't mind changing the records on the phonograph during the dinner and, of course, I said yes. I had no idea, though, that I would have to change the needle after every record! I even had to wind up the phonograph every 5 minutes since it did not run on electricity. It sure is a lot easier to play music these days! It was a lot of fun, though, and the music was beautiful. Here were some of their special songs requested:

Bridal Party Introductions: "When The Saints Go Marching In" - Louis Armstrong
First Dance: "Cheek to Cheek" - Fred Astaire
Father-Daughter Dance: "As Time Goes By" - Rosemary Clooney

They also dedicated the song "Our Love Is Here to Stay" to Christine's parents who were celebrating their 40th Wedding Anniversary.

Keeping with the theme, they arrived in a 1927 Stutz. What a cool car! I want one!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Big Brothers, Big Sisters

I have been blessed with an awesome business, wonderful family and friends, and a beautiful wife (imported from Spain!) To show my appreciation, I love to give back to the community, that is, to do something for someone else, without expecting anything in return. I was thrilled when Big Brothers, Big Sisters called me, looking for a DJ to donate their services for their fundraiser. I played a variety of music from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, as well as current hits from the radio, as the guests ate tasty food, sampled wine, and participated in the silent auction to raise money. It was a wonderful night and I am grateful that I could help out. My wife (my angel), Silvi, wanted to help too, so she volunteered to be my assistant! How sweet! I just need to kiss her now!