Melissa & Gus’ Dance Party - Hotel Del Coronado Wedding

I kicked off these wedding festivities by grabbing Melissa and Gus and saying, "this was a day I have been waiting on for nearly 10 years." Wait ... me? 

My former intern, Melissa, and her groom Gus, just as their wedding festivities kicked off. 

My former intern, Melissa, and her groom Gus, just as their wedding festivities kicked off. 

You see, Melissa and I used to work together. In fact she was my intern at the Port of San Diego. We shared many hours sitting together, working on projects and laughing. Occasionally, on Monday mornings, I would share my adventures of a wedding I DJ'd over the past weekend. It was then, she said, "when I get married - probably in like 20 years - you're DJing my wedding." 

Well, it only took eight years to find her life partner and it was as much fun as I imagined. 

Gus and Melissa's wedding at the Hotel Del Coronado (October 10, 2015), in the historic Crown Room was special with hundreds of friends and family joining in on the party. 

Here's the setlist for the night:

Bridal Party Entrance

  • Queen - Don't Stop Me Now

First Dance

  • Carlos Gardel - Por una Cabeza (True Lies Tango)

Dinner Music

  • Maoli - Love Song
  • Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - What a Wonderful World
  • Atlantic Starr - Two Occasions
  • Frank Sinatra - I Get A Kick Out Of You
  • Tupac - Tupac Tribute Medley
  • Sam Feldt f./Kimberly Anne - Show Me Love
  • Vanilla Ace - Follow Me We Can Go (Clean) (Extended)
  • Michael Jackson - Billie Jean (Kandy Space Remix) (Short Edit)
  • Alesso - Heroes (Basic Tape Remix) (Clean) (Extended)
  • Jay Z - Empire State Of Mind
  • Chris Brown - Yo (Excuse Me Miss) (Main Version)
  • Eve - Let Me Blow Ya Mind
  • Rihanna - I Hate That I Love You
  • Atlantic Starr - Two Occasions
  • R. City f./Adam Levine - Locked Away
  • Bastille - Pompeii
  • DJ Cassidy - Calling All Hearts (Radio Edit)
  • Ariana Grande f./Mac Miller - The Way
  • Ella Henderson - Ghost

Cake Cutting

  • Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar On Me (2012 Re-Recorded Version)

Father/Daughter Dance

  • Van McCoy - The Hustle

Mother/Son Dance

  • Jennifer Lopez - Let's Get Loud

Open Dancing First Set

  • K.C. & the Sunshine Band - That's the Way
  • Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk (Select Mix Remix)
  • Pitbull, Chris Brown - Fun (Select Mix Remix)
  • Earth, Wind & Fire - September
  • Michael Jackson - P.Y.T.
  • Al Jarreau - We're In This Love Together


  • The Chainsmokers - #Selfie (Clean Radio Edit)
  • Martin Garrix - Animals (Radio Edit)
  • Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne - Rather Be (Discotech Remix) (Extended)

Open Dancing Second Set

  • Cupid - Cupid Shuffle
  • Major Lazer & DJ Snake f./MO - Lean On
  • Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea - Pretty Girls (Promo Only Intro Edit)
  • Party Break - Montel Party Break
  • Usher - Yeah
  • The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face (Select Mix Remix)
  • Charlie Puth, Meghan Trainor - Marvin Gaye (Select Mix Remix)
  • The Spinners - I'll Be Around (70s Classics) (Clean) (Extended)
  • The Whispers - Rock Steady (Short Edit)
  • Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake - Love Never Felt So Good
  • Michael Jackson - Off The Wall (Hot Classics Remix)
  • Young MC - Bust A Move
  • Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
  • Emotions - Best Of My Love
  • Santana - Cha Cha
  • Cha Cha (Big Band) - Track08
  • Bega, Lou - Mambo No.5
  • Isley Brothers - Between The Sheets
  • Notorious B.I.G. - Big Poppa (Intro Clean)
  • 2 Pac - Keep Ya Head Up (Select Mix Remix)
  • Marcia Griffiths - Electric Boogie
  • V.I.C. - Wobble
  • Dr. Dre ft Snoop Dogg - Nuthin But A G Thang (Intro Clean)
  • Don Omar & Lucenzo - Danza Kuduro (Ft. Lucenzo)
  • Sean Paul - Get Busy
  • Natalie La Rose, Jeremih - Somebody (Select Mix Remix)
  • Mariah Carey - Dreamlover
  • Notorious B.I.G. - Mo Money Mo Problems
  • Afrojack f./Mike Taylor - SummerThing! (Promo Only Clean Edit)
  • Ariana Grande, Zedd - Break Free (Select Mix Remix)
  • Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance (Promo Only Intro Edit)
  • Meghan Trainor - Dear Future Husband
  • Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
  • Colbie Callait - Turn Your Lights Down Low

Last Dance

  • Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning

Vendor Team:
DJ: Justin Kanoya, DJ Kanoya Productions
Uplighting: DJ Kanoya Productions
Slow Motion Video: DJ Kanoya Productions
Venue: Hotel Del Coronado
Florals & Design: TessFresh Flowers
Wedding Coordinator: Swann Soirees
Photographer: Atrero Photography
Videography: Norma Medina

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