Sam and Nicolette’s Dance Party - Martin Johnson House Wedding

  A picture perfect wedding setting, overlooking the Pacific Ocean at the Martin Johnson house.

A picture perfect wedding setting, overlooking the Pacific Ocean at the Martin Johnson house.

Sam, the groom at this wedding, is someone I met waaaaaayyyy back in 2001 when I volunteered at the San Diego Asian Film Festival. We've stayed in touch all these years, primarily because we are both still invovled in from fashion with Pacific Arts Movement and the SDAFF. And 15 years later I find myself DJing his wedding.

I'm pretty sure this is the longest I've known a groom/client. It's always nice DJing a wedding for a friend, because it also means a lot of other friends are on the guest list. And most of the friends made up the dance floor that night.

Since Sam and Nicollette's wedding was during the holiday season, December 3, 2016, they decided to run with the Christmas theme. From the decor to the music, there was a hint of #kissmas in the air all evening.

Here's a look at the setlist:

Cocktail Hour and Dinner

  • Sara Bareilles - Sitting On The Dock of the Bay
  • Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)
  • Jumpin Jimmy And the Mistletoes - Winter Wonderland
  • Harry Connick, Jr. - Sleigh Ride
  • Beyonce - Halo
  • Chuck Berry - Run, Rudolph Run
  • Ella Fitzgerald - Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  • Jumpin Jimmy And the Mistletoes - Sleigh Ride
  • Frank Sinatra - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  • Jumpin Jimmy And the Mistletoes - Jingle Bells
  • Jumpin Jimmy And the Mistletoes - Sleigh Ride
  • Jumpin Jimmy And the Mistletoes - Blue Christmas
  • Ella Fitzgerald - Winter Wonderland
  • Jumpin Jimmy And the Mistletoes - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
  • Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping
  • Michael Buble - Home
  • Nat King Cole - Christmas Song
  • Diana Krall - Dream a Little Dream of Me
  • Rascall Flatts - Bless the Broken Road
  • Harry Connick, Jr. - Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  • Lionel Hampton - Boogie Woogie Santa Claus
  • Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)
  • Jumpin Jimmy And the Mistletoes - Winter Wonderland
  • Jumpin Jimmy And the Mistletoes - The Most Wonderful Day Of The Year
  • Jumpin Jimmy And the Mistletoes - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  • Jumpin Jimmy And the Mistletoes - Feliz Navidad
  • Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You
  • Louis Armstrong - Winter Wonderland
  • Chuck Berry - Run, Rudolph Run
  • Ella Fitzgerald - Sleigh Ride
  • Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
  • Tom Jones & Cerys Matthews - Baby, It's Cold Outside
  • Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
  • Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Till Get You Get Enough (Hot Classics Remix)
  • - All My Love
  • Jumpin Jimmy And the Mistletoes - Winter Wonderland
  • Stevie Wonder - Knocks Me off My Feet (8b Intro Clean) (DJ Joey C Edit)
  • Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (Intro)
  • Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody (Hot Classics Remix)
  • Robbie Nevil - C'est La Vie (Select Mix Remix)
  • Terence Trent D'arby - Wishing Well (Select Mix Remix)
  • Prince  - Kiss
  • Dan Hartman - I Can Dream About You (Select Mix Remix)
  • Charming Horses feat. Grace Grundy - Higher Love (Original Mix)
  • Ellie Goulding - On My Mind
  • Colbie Caillat - Fallin For You
  • Jason Derulo - Kiss The Sky
  • Mindi Abair - The Joint

First Dance
Led Zepplin - All Of My Love

Bride/Brother Dance
Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight

Open Dancing

  • Al Green - Let's Stay Together
  • Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
  • Emotions - Best Of My Love
  • Rose Royce - Car Wash
  • The Whispers - Rock Steady
  • Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
  • Whitney Houston - How Will I Know
  • Mariah Carey - Honey
  • Jack Black - Let's Get It On
  • Led Zepplin - Black Dog
  • Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
  • Cher - Shoop Shoop Song
  • Prince - Diamonds and Pearls
  • Janet Jackson - Let's Wait Awhile  
  • Rihanna ft Drake - Work (Lost Kings Remix)  
  • Brooks & Dunn - Boot Scootin' Boogie
  • Earth, Wind & Fire - September
  • Chaka Khan - I Feel For You (Hot Classics Remix)
  • Michael Jackson - P.Y.T.
  • Commodores - Brickhouse
  • Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
  • Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
  • K.C. & the Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight
  • Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage (Hot Classics Remix)
  • Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk (Select Mix Remix)
  • B-52's - Love Shack
  • Otis Day & the Knights - Shout
  • Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
  • Lionel Ritchie - You Are
  • Sia f./Sean Paul - Cheap Thrills
  • The Weeknd ft Daft Punk - Starboy (Kygo Remix)  
  • Daya - Sit Still Look Pretty (R!OT Remix)  
  • Mike Posner - I Took A Pill In Ibiza (SeeB Remix)  
  • Drake f./Wizkid & Kyla - One Dance (Promo Only Quick Edit)
  • Kiiara - Gold (J Farell Remix)  
  • Hailee Steinfeld & Grey f./Zedd - Starving (Promo Only Quick Edit)
  • Montel Jordan - This Is How We Do It
  • Nicki Minaj ft Drake - Truffle Butter (Jester Remix)  
  • Palm Trees - Casanova (Intro Clean)
  • Usher - Yeah (Wedding Crasherz Break)
  • Blackstreet - No Diggity (Bondax Edit)  
  • The Chainsmokers ft Halsey - Closer (Not So Typical Remix)  
  • New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
  • Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines
  • Kungs vs Cookin On 3 Burners - This Girl  
  • Corona ft AObeats - Rhythm Of the Night (Hotel Garuda Remix)  
  • Chainsmokers ft ROZES - Roses (Adam Foster Remix)  
  • Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake - Love Never Felt So Good (Promo Only Intro Edit)
  • Kanye West - Good Life
  • Naughty By Nature - Feel Me Flow (Intro Clean)
  • LL Cool J ft Boyz II Men - Hey Lover (Intro Clean)
  • Babyface - For The Cool In You (Intro Clean)
  • Tupac - California Love (Select Mix Remix)

    Last Dance
  • Beyonce - Love On Top




Vendor Team
DJ/Master of Ceremonies: DJ Kanoya Productions
Caterer: Continental Catering
Venue: Martin Johnson House
Coodinator:Hannah Smith Events

Weddings hosted by DJ Kanoya at the Martin Johnson House