Event: Wedding Ceremony and Reception
Clients: Elizabeth and Taylor #elizabethtaylor2016
Venue: Manchester Grand Hyatt
DJ: Tony Slater
Coordinator: Hillary Cincotta
Photographer: Rizza @ George Street (Photos not used here)
My DJs Photographer: Vincent Vega
Flowers: Beautiful Blooms by Larry
Elizabeth and Taylor’s beautiful reception area, complete with blue uplighting, party lights, and a custom monogram, is ready for the party!
DJ Tony warms up the dance floor with a little Funk and Top 40.
Showing them how it’s done, DJ Tony leads the dancers the in “Cupid Shuffle.”
After a beautiful night with family and friends, Elizabeth and Taylor couldn’t be more thrilled with DJ Tony’s outstanding performance!
San Diego’s Port Pavilion has been open for about a year. It’s designed for cruise ships. Its opening coincided, however, with a fall-off in cruise-ship visits here; drug-war violence in Mexico and a down economy are to blame.
But the new pavilion may have found its calling with something else.
With views of both San Diego’s bay and skyline, the pavilion has caught on as an events center.
In the last year more than 40 events have taken place at the center, bringing in more than $240,000 in revenue. The Port’s Rita Vandergaw said that’s happened without a formal marketing campaign.
“It has really exceeded our expectations,” she said. “We really didn’t know what kind of activity would be in the building and how many people would be interested in it.”
“If you want to have a wedding, you want to have a bar mitzvah, you want to have an anniversary, you just want to have a celebration, this is place where you can come and enjoy the bay,”
Officials said the port has spent about $229,000 this year on maintenance for the pavilion and the pier it sits on. And event planners requiring security must pay for it themselves.
Vandergaw said the Port has 18 parks around the bay and that the pavilion provides another option.
“This is an amenity that we don’t have on the bay. We do not have a facility, a building,” she said. “When people have a wedding they’d like to have it in a covered facility.”
Vandergaw said event revenue brings in about $10 thousand a day when the pavilion is rented out. But she acknowledges that does not make-up for the decline in cruise-ship activity, which brings in about $30 thousand a day when a ship is docked.
With a poor economy and continued drug-war violence in Mexico, cruise lines don’t figure to expand service in San Diego anytime soon. It may be time to start marketing the harbor-side pavilion to party planners.
The Wedding of Kylie & CJ was a stunning tropical special event at The Grand Tradition Estates in Fallbrook, CA. Charnel the venue wedding coordinator and all the other helping hands made this wedding a truly spectacular event!
DJ Leon kept the guests dancing all night long to their favorite songs like, “T.I. – Bring Em Out-” to open the dance-floor and bring out the bridal party. The bride and groom participated in fun events such as traditional dances and special event dances. From the words of the bride- “A little bit of everything, We are totally fine with songs like cupid shuffle, sweet Caroline, ones that make people get up and sing/dance!” DJ Leon played the iconic song “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” as the couple enjoyed their First Dance Song for a magical moment. Photographer Pam of The Sweet Life Photography captured memories to last a lifetime. With MyDjs, DJ Leon on the Turntables he made a special announcements and made sure to say, Congratulations to the newlyweds!