Jaclyn and Dan's Dance Party - San Diego Botanic Garden Wedding

Jaclyn and Dan's first dance during their wedding at the San Diego Botanic Garden.

Jaclyn and Dan's first dance during their wedding at the San Diego Botanic Garden.

Jaclyn and Dan are a couple from the Bay Area that made their way down to San Diego for an amazing wedding with friends and family. Their celebration took place at the San Diego Botanic Garden, a venue I had never worked at wedding at in my 14 years of DJing weddings in San Diego. That all changed the week of their wedding, as I ended up DJing two weddings at the venue in the same week!

This reception also provided an opportunity to mix together a custom first dance for Jaclyn and Dan. They loved the song XO, sung by both John Mayer and Beyonce and had a hard time choosing which version to dance to. So why not both?

I mixed a version that started with Mayer and then segued into the Queen Bey with a little backbeat. Fun times ... as was this whole wedding.

Check out the setlist and photos below:

Wedding Party Entrance
Fat Joe & Remy Ma f./French Montana - All The Way Up
Jay Z ft. Kanye West - N***** In Paris

First Dance
Beyonce and John Mayer - XO Wedding Mix


  • Mindi Abair - The Joint
  • Saint Motel - My Type
  • Capital Cities - Safe And Sound
  • Florence & The Machine - Shake It Out
  • Mutya Buenya - Real Girl
  • Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream
  • Mayer Hawthorne - The Walk
  • Discotron - Disco Ballin'  
  • Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
  • Kygo ft Ella Henderson - Here For You (DAO Remix)  
  • Chainsmokers, Ashanti - Only U vs Roses (J. Espinosa Jumpoff Edit)
  • Rihanna ft Drake - Work (Lost Kings Remix)
  • Toto - Hold The Line (Love Isn't Always On Time)  
  • Mike Posner - I Took A Pill In Ibiza (SeeB Remix)  
  • A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It (Select Mix Remix)
  • Tori Kelly - Nobody Love (Select Mix Remix)
  • Stevie Wonder - Superstition
  • Pentatonix - Can't Sleep Love
  • Ellie Goulding - On My Mind
  • Gwen Stefani - Make Me Like You

Father/Daughter Dance
Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole - Unforgettable

Mother/Son Dance
Luis Mariano- Maman la plus belle du Monde

Open Dancing - First Set

  • Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight
  • Al Green - Let's Stay Together
  • Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
  • Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling!
  • Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk (Select Mix Remix)
  • Boyz II Men - Motownphilly
  • Whitney Houston - How Will I Know
  • Cheryl Lynn - Got To Be Real
  • Earth, Wind & Fire - September
  • Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up (Hot Classics Remix)
  • Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch - Good Vibrations (Select Mix Remix)
  • Marcia Griffiths - Electric Boogie
  • Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours (70s Classics)  
  • K.C. & the Sunshine Band - Shake Your Booty
  • Emotions - Best Of My Love

Cake Cutting
Marvin Gaye - How Sweet It Is

Open Dancing - Second Set

  • Meghan Trainor f./John Legend - Like I'm Gonna Lose You
  • Michael Buble - Everything
  • Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake - Love Never Felt So Good
  • Justin Bieber - What Do You Mean? (Select Mix Remix)
  • Clean Bandit, Jess Glynne - Rather Be (Select Mix Remix)
  • V.I.C. - Wobble
  • Sia f./Sean Paul - Cheap Thrills
  • Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX - Fancy
  • Beyonce - Crazy In Love
  • Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It
  • DJ Snake f./Bipolar Sunshine - Middle
  • DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge - You Know You Like It (Remix)
  • Major Lazer & DJ Snake f./MO - Lean On
  • Drake - Hotline Bling
  • Drake - Started From The Bottom
  • The Game - How We Do
  • Too Short - Blow The Whistle (Intro Clean)
  • DJ Snake, Lil Jon - Turn Down For What (Select Mix Remix)
  • Dr. Dre ft Snoop Dogg & Nate Dogg - The Next Episode (Dani Deahl & Jason Edward Remix)
  • Drake f./Wizkid & Kyla - One Dance (Promo Only Quick Edit)
  • Fifth Harmony - Work From Home (Select Mix Remix)
  • The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face (Select Mix Remix)
  • Miley Cyrus f. Jay-Z - We Can't Stop (DJ Scooter Twerk Remix)
  • Miley Cyrus - Party In The U.S.A.
  • Rihanna - We Found Love
  • Calvin Harris, Disciples - How Deep Is Your Love (Select Mix Quick Trax)
  • Zedd, Selena Gomez - I Want You To Know (Select Mix Remix)
  • Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance (Select Mix Remix)
  • Calvin Harris f./Rihanna - This Is What You Came For
  • Beyonce f./Jay-Z - Drunk In Love
  • Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning

Last Dance
Head and the Heart - Rivers and Roads

Vendor Team
DJ/Master of Ceremonies: Justin Kanoya, DJ Kanoya Productions
Venue: San Diego Botanic Garden
Photographer: TBD
Caterer: San Diego Paella

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