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Ian and Betsy Beautiful Family Wedding - San Diego Botanic Garden

Ian and Betsy were married at the San Diego Botanic Garden on July 20, 2018

Ian and Betsy were married at the San Diego Botanic Garden on July 20, 2018

Weddings are generally the beginning of two lives together. But often times, it is more than just two; and it can be the beginning of a new family life together.

Such was the case with Ian and Betsy wedding day, July 20, 2018. There love for one another was equal to that of their own children. It was touching to see how much these two wove together their kids into various parts of the day. From the ceremony, to the grand entrance and all of the dancing, this day was not just for them, but for their amazing family.

What a pleasure to be a part of all of that. Here’s a look at their setlist.

First Dance

Blake Shelton - God Gave Me You

Dinner
Bay Ledges - Safe
Charlie Puth - Some Type Of Love
The Lumineers - Ophelia
Mr. Probz - Till You're Loved
John Mayer - Half Of My Heart
Capital Cities - Safe And Sound
Noah Cyrus f./Labrinth - Make Me (Cry)
Khalid - Location
Vance Joy - Fire And The Flood
A Tribe Called Quest - Award Tour
Colbie Caillat - Bubbly
Naughty By Nature - Jamboree
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
Steve Winwood - Higher Love
Maroon 5 ft SZA - What Lovers Do (Slushii Remix)
Blackstreet, Blinky Blink, Mase & Mya - Take Me There
Mark Morrison - Return Of The Mack (Select Mix Remix)
Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
Carl Carlton - She's a Bad Mamma Jamma

Open Dancing
Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Beatles - Twist & Shout
Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling!
Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk (Select Mix Remix)
Beyonce - Crazy In Love
Chris Brown - Run It
Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It
Kanye West - Touch The Sky
Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up
The Temptations - My Girl
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Jersey Boys - December 1963 (Oh What A Night)
Isley Brothers - This Old Heart of Mine
The Temptations - Ain't Too Proud To Beg
Frank Sinatra - Summer Wind
Louis Armstrong - Cheek to Cheek
Drake - God's Plan
Flo Rida - Low
Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
Usher - Yeah
Nelly - Hot In Here
Michael Buble - Everything
Natalie Cole - This Will Be an Everlasting Love
Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
James Taylor - How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
Rascal Flatts - Bless the Broken Road

Vendor Team
DJ/Master of Ceremonies:
Justin Kanoya, DJ Kanoya Productions
Catering: Miho
Venue: San Diego Botanic Garden
Photography: Lillywhite Photography(all photos in this blog, courtesy of Lillywhite Photography)

Michelle and Cameron’s Destination Wedding at the San Diego Botanic Garden

Michelle and Cameron pose by a fountain after their wedding ceremony at the San Diego Botanic Garden.

Michelle and Cameron pose by a fountain after their wedding ceremony at the San Diego Botanic Garden.

Michelle and Cameron made their special day a destination wedding for them and many of their guests. And there’s not much of a better place in North County San Diego than the San Diego Botanic Garden.

There were some great musical highlights as well, which included a Polynesian dance (led by Michelle) and some interesting covers for their first dance and the father/daughter dance.

Michelle’s musician dad, and a total rocker, chose to dance with his daughter to Sweet Child ‘O Mine. This would have been epic with Gun ‘n’ Roses, but he found a sweet, acoustic, mellow version. A version I had never heard before.

And for their first dance, Michelle and Cameron chose the classic Elvis Presley tune, Can’t Help Falling In Love. However, it was a version performed by 21 Pilots.

Some great moments and great music. Here’s the rest of the setlist.

First Dance
21 Pilots - Can’t Help Falling In Love

Dinner
Bruno Mars - Marry You
Colbie Caillat - Brighter Than The Sun
HAIM - Want You Back
Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody
Gavin DeGraw - Chariot
Bay Ledges - Safe
Charlie Puth - Some Type Of Love (Select Mix Remix)
Bastille - Pompeii
Stevie Wonder - Knocks Me off My Feet
Beatles - Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Carl Carlton - She's a Bad Mamma Jamma
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
Bruno Mars - That's What I Like
Foster The People - Sit Next To Me
Backstreet Boys X Jonas Blue - I Want It That Way X Fast Car (DJ Ragoza Bootleg)
Jonas Blue f./Dakota - Fast Car
Mr. Belt & Wezol ft Aevion - One More Day
Colbie Caillat - I Do
Sia f./Sean Paul - Cheap Thrills

Mother/Son Dance
Mark Masri - A Mother’s Love

Father/Daughter Dance
Jasmine Thompson - Sweet Child Of Mine

Open Dancing
Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
Pacific Soul/Marina lyrics - O Le Taualuga
Willie K. - You Ku'uipo
Archies - Sugar, Sugar
The Temptations - My Girl
Blue Swede - Hooked on a Feeling
Cupid - Cupid Shuffle
Beyonce - Crazy In Love
Flo Rida - Low
Silento - Watch Me
Usher - Yeah
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey - The Middle
Nicki Minaj ft Drake - Truffle Butter (Jester Remix)
Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk (Select Mix Remix)
J Balvin & Willy William - Mi Gente
Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling!
Casper - Cha Cha Slide
Jay Sean - Do You Remember
Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours
Isley Brothers - This Old Heart of Mine
Beatles - Twist & Shout
B-52's - Love Shack
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Bruno Mars & Cardi B - Finesse
Scratch Sample - Ahh, Fresh, Aww Yeah
Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It
DJ Khaled f./Rihanna & Bryson Tiller - Wild Thoughts
Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning

Last Dance
Lumineers- Sleep On The Floor

A highlight for me was the coffee bar Michelle and Cameron set-up at their wedding.

A highlight for me was the coffee bar Michelle and Cameron set-up at their wedding.

Vendor Team
DJ/Master of Ceremonies:
Justin Kanoya, DJ Kanoya Productions
Catering: Bottaro
Venue: San Diego Botanic Garden
Photography: True Photography

Logan and Crystal’s Ponte Winery Dance Party - Temecula Wedding

Crystal and Logan celebrated their wedding at Ponte Winery in Temecula on April 8, 2018.

Crystal and Logan celebrated their wedding at Ponte Winery in Temecula on April 8, 2018.

Logan + Crystal

Every so often I meet with a prospective wedding couple and the connection is instantaneous. It probably helped that Crystal and Logan are dog people and Crystal is a spin/cycle instructor at a studio that I’ve DJ’d a few ties (as well as the weddings for other instructors).

I greatly anticipated their April 8, 2018 wedding, which took place at Ponte Winery in Temecula. There was no shortage of dancing (Crystal, after all dances on a bike weekly). It even included a spectacular tandem maid of honor toast, which was more of a song and dance performance.

Overall it was a great celebration and I look forward to a continued friendship with them!

Here’s a look at the setlist and be sure to scroll to the bottom to see their wedding highlight film.

First Dance
Maggie Rose - Pull You Through

Dinner Hour

  • Chris Malinchak - Magic
  • George Ezra - Budapest
  • HAIM & BloodPop - Little Of Your Love (Remix)
  • Chris Malinchak - Magic
  • Halsey - Colors (Blonde Remix Radio Edit)
  • Sia f./Sean Paul - Cheap Thrills (Le Youth Remix)
  • Lost Frequencies f./Sandro Cavazza - Beautiful Life
  • Christina Aguilera - Telepathy (Rare Candy Radio Edit)
  • Hotel Garuda - Smoke Signals
  • John Mayer - Half Of My Heart
  • Capital Cities - Safe And Sound
  • Noah Cyrus f./Labrinth - Make Me (Cry)
  • Khalid - Location
  • Vance Joy - Fire And The Flood
  • Stevie Wonder - Superstition
  • Toto - Africa (Select Mix Remix)
  • Bill Withers - Lovely Day (Full Phatt Remix)
  • Maroon 5 ft SZA - What Lovers Do (Slushii Remix)  
  • Lauv - I Like Me Better (PeteDown Flavor Mix)  
  • Justin Bieber vs Aaliyah - Let Me Love You vs Rock The Boat
  • Kygo & Selena Gomez - It Ain't Me
  • Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour (Starting From Scratch)
  • Duke Dumont f./Jax Jones - I Got U
  • Blackstreet - No Diggity (Figgy Remix)

Father/Daughter
Bruce Springsteen - When You Need Me

Mother/Son Dance
Logan Johnston - Try and Catch the Wind

Open Dancing First Set

  • Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight
  • Al Green - Let's Stay Together
  • Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
  • Bruno Mars - 24k Magic (Rock It Scientists Hype Edit) (Dynamiq Cutdown)
  • Usher f. Lil Jon & Ludacris - Yeah (Acapella Out)
  • Party Break - Montel Party Break
  • House of Pain - Old School Jump Off
  • Spice Girls - Wannabe
  • Chris Brown - Forever

Cake Cutting
Maroon 5 - Sugar

Bouquet Toss
Beyonce - Single Ladies

Garter Toss
Ginuwine - Pony

Ponte Winery’s Vineyard Pavilion with uplighting for Crystal and Logan’s wedding. 

Ponte Winery’s Vineyard Pavilion with uplighting for Crystal and Logan’s wedding. 

Open Dancing Second Set

  • The Game - How We Do
  • Morris Day and the Time - Jungle Love
  • Sugarland - Stuck Like Glue
  • Darius Rucker - Wagon Wheel
  • Griffith, Marcia - Electric Boogie
  • Beyonce - Love On Top
  • N.E.R.D. ft Rihanna - Lemon (Mr. Collipark Remix)  
  • Bruno Mars & Cardi B - Finesse
  • Bell Biv Devoe - Poison
  • Nelly - Hot In Herre
  • Cupid - Cupid Shuffle
  • Journey - on't Stop Believin’ 

Last Dance
Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning

The Vineyard Garden, set-up for a wedding, at Ponte Winery.

The Vineyard Garden, set-up for a wedding, at Ponte Winery.

Vendor Team
DJ/Master of Ceremonies/Uplighting: Justin Kanoya, DJ Kanoya Productions
Venue: Ponte Winery
Event Coordinator: I Love You More Events
Videography: Ryan Films SD
Photographer: Half Full Photography (all photos in this blog, courtesy of Half Full Photography)

Rachel and Ben’s Wedding Celebration at Brick - Liberty Station

Rachel and Ben’s wedding ceremony at Brick events center in Liberty Station. 

Rachel and Ben’s wedding ceremony at Brick events center in Liberty Station. 

Rachel and Ben put together a fabulous Friday night wedding party at Brick on April 6, 2018. They packed in 200-plus guests in the event space located in Liberty Station and had both their ceremony and wedding dance party inside.

Here’s a look at their setlist for the night.

First Dance
Leon Bridges - Comin’ Home
The White Stripes - Fell In Love With A Girl

Cocktail Hour and Dinner

  • HAIM & BloodPop - Little Of Your Love
  • Chris Malinchak - Magic
  • Snakehips & MO - Don't Leave (Throttle Remix)
  • Halsey - Colors (Blonde Remix Radio Edit)
  • Sia f./Sean Paul - Cheap Thrills (Le Youth Remix)
  • Lost Frequencies f./Sandro Cavazza - Beautiful Life
  • Christina Aguilera - Telepathy (Rare Candy Radio Edit)
  • Hotel Garuda - Smoke Signals
  • Muse - Dig Down
  • Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still
  • Judah & The Lion - Suit And Jacket
  • Imagine Dragons - Thunder
  • Lord Huron - The Night We Met
  • Weezer - Feels Like Summer
  • TLC - Creep (Select Mix Remix)
  • Mark Morrison - Return Of The Mack (Select Mix Remix)
  • Bill Withers - Lovely Day (Full Phatt Remix)
  • Chromeo - Old 45's
  • Maroon 5 ft SZA - What Lovers Do (Slushii Remix)  
  • Angie Martinez ft Sacario & Lil Mo - If I Could Go
  • Carl Carlton - She's a Bad Mamma Jamma
  • Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy (Select Mix Remix)
  • Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Edge Remix)
  • Blackstreet - No Diggity (Figgy Remix)
  • Duke Dumont f./Jax Jones - I Got U
  • Sam Feldt & Alex Schulz - Be My Lover  (Radio Edit)
  • DJ Dan & WhiteNoize - Hey Ho  
  • Lika Morgan - Hit Me  
  • Lika Morgan - Sweet Dreams
  • Major Lazer ft Justin Bieber & MO - Cold Water (Kue Remix)  
  • Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely
  • Bruno Mars - That's What I Like
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Father/Daughter Dance
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Mother/Son Dance
Sam Cooke - Tenderness

Open Dancing First Set

  • Al Green - Let's Stay Together
  • Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
  • Usher f. Lil Jon & Ludacris - Yeah (Acapella Out)
  • Bruno Mars - 24k Magic (Rock It Scientists Hype Edit) (Dynamiq Cutdown)
  • Party Break - Montel Party Break
  • Beastie Boys - Intergalactic (DJ Ragoza Acapella In)
  • House of Pain - Old School Jump Off
  • Nicki Minaj ft Drake - Truffle Butter (Jester Remix) 
  • J Balvin & Willy William - Mi Gente
  • LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem
  • Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl

Honeymoon Dance

  • Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight
  • Meghan Trainor f./John Legend - Like I'm Gonna Lose You
  • The Beach Boys - Surfer Girl
  • Chicago - All That Jazz
  • Bob Marley - Three Little Birds
  • Lauv - I Like Me Better  (Radio Edit)

Bouquet Toss
Iggy Azalea - Fancy (Seize Where The Ladies At Edit)

Garter Toss
N.E.R.D. ft Rihanna - Leon (Mr. Collipark Remix)  

Open Dancing Second Set

  • Queen, Notorious B.I.G. - Fat Bottom Girls Hypnotized
  • Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize
  • V.I.C. - Wobble
  • Miley Cyrus f. Jay-Z - We Can't Stop (DJ Scooter Twerk Remix)
  • Miley Cyrus - Party In The U.S.A.
  • Nelly - Hot In Herre
  • Jagged Edge - Let's Get Married
  • Bell Biv Devoe - Poison
  • Spice Girls - Wannabe
  • Britney Spears - I'm a Slave For You
  • Backstreet Boys X Jonas Blue - I Want It That Way X Fast Car (DJ Ragoza Bootleg)
  • Calvin Harris f./Rihanna - This Is What You Came For
  • Salt N Pepa - Push It (Mayeda Remix)
  • Flo Rida - I Cry
  • Casper - Cha Cha Slide
  • Aretha Franklin - Respect
  • Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
  • Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
  • Cupid - Cupid Shuffle
  • Bon Jovi - Livin’ On A Prayer
  • Journey - Don’t Stop Believin (Live)

Last Dance
When In Rome - The Promise

Kate and Brittany’s Winery Wedding Celebration

Kate and Brittany were married on December 30, 2017 at Solterra Winery and Kitchen.

Kate and Brittany were married on December 30, 2017 at Solterra Winery and Kitchen.

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The 2017 event season closed out in fine fashion with Kate and Brittany’s wedding, a small gathering of their closest family and friend on December 30, 2017. It took place at Solterra Winery and Kitchen, located in Leucadia, California.

Kate and Brittany are friends of mine, and in fact, Kate and I were discussing how she might be the leader in San Diego for most DJ Kanoya events attended. Between fitness events and other weddings, she’s been at a large handful.

But this event was the most important and turned into a wonderful celebration of love. From high energy dances, to Wilson Phillips sing alongs, I had as much fun as their guests.

Here’s a look at the setlist.

Dinner

  • Chachi & Paige - Land Down Under
  • Mr. Belt & Wezol ft Aevion - One More Day  
  • Christopher Cross - Ride Like The Wind (Joey Negro Extended Disco Mix)
  • Chris Malinchak - If U Got It
  • Lika Morgan - Sweet Dreams
  • Chris Malinchak - Wonderful
  • Solange - Cranes In The Sky
  • LP - Lost On You
  • HAIM - Want You Back
  • Gavin DeGraw - Chariot
  • Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover
  • Stevie Wonder - Knocks Me off My Feet (DJ Joey C Edit)
  • The Temptations - Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
  • Mariah Carey - We Belong Together
  • Lauv - I Like Me Better
  • Rihanna - I Hate That I Love You
  • Chromeo - Old 45's
  • Maroon 5 ft SZA - What Lovers Do (Slushii Remix)  
  • Craig David ft Mos Def - 7 Days (DJ Premier Remix)
  • Groove Theory - Tell Me (Mayeda Remix)  
  • LL Cool J - Around The Way Girl (Untouchables Remix)
  • Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody (Hot Classics Remix)
  • Robbie Nevil - C'est La Vie (Select Mix Remix)
  • Starley - Call On Me (Ryan Riback Remix)
  • Charming Horses feat. Grace Grundy - Higher Love
  • Palm Trees - Casanova
  • Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely
  • Jess Glynne - Ain't Got Far To Go
  • Daya - Sit Still, Look Pretty
  • Sia f./Sean Paul - Cheap Thrills
  • Mike Perry f./hy Martin - The Ocean
  • The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love


Open Dancing

  • Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight
  • Al Green - Let's Stay Together
  • Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up
  • Earth, Wind & Fire - Sing A Song (Hot Classics Remix)
  • Marvin Gaye - How Sweet It Is
  • She & Him - I Was Made For You
  • The Supremes - Come See About Me
  • Stevie Ray Vaughn - Pride and Joy
  • Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Woman
  • Van Morrison - Moondance
  • Bob Seger - Old Time Rock & Roll
  • Joan Osborne - Heat Wave
  • K.C. & the Sunshine Band - Boogie Shoes
  • Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
  • Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling (Select Mix Remix)
  • Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk (Select Mix Remix)
  • Boyz II Men - Motownphilly
  • Bell Biv Devoe - Poison
  • Mariah Carey - Emotions (Select Mix Remix)
  • Paula Abdul - Forever Your Girl
  • Paula Abdul - Opposites Attract
  • Wilson Phillips - Hold On
  • Usher - Yeah
  • Party Break - Montel Party Break
  • Nicki Minaj ft Drake - Truffle Butter (Jester Remix)  
  • Bruno Mars - 24k Magic (J Rythm All Gold Hype Intro)
  • Maroon 5 ft SZA - What Lovers Do (A-Trak Remix)  
  • Juvenile - Back That Azz Up (Fraze Remix)  
  • Destiny's Child - Jumpin' Jumpin' (Jean Tonique Remix)
  • Kanye West - Good Life
  • Luniz - I Got 5 On It
  • Notorious B.I.G. - Big Poppa
  • 50 Cent - In Da Club
  • Nelly - Ride Wit Me
  • Ice Cube - Check Yo Self
  • Next - Too Close
  • Backstreet Boys - I Want it That Way
  • Rihanna - We Found Love
  • Salt N Pepa - Push It (Mayeda Remix)
  • Kesha  - Die Young (PeteDown Acapella Out)
  • Flo Rida - I Cry
  • Icona Pop - I Love It (Select Mix Remix)
  • Softmal, Rey Vercosa & Avrupts - Sexsuality  
  • Whitney Houston - How Will I Know (Select Mix Remix)
  • New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
  • Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
  • 4 Non Blondes - What's Up
  • Oasis - Wonderwall
  • Sublime - Santeria (Select Mix Remix)
  • Dr. Dre - Nuthin' But A G Thang
  • Dr Dre ft Snoop Dogg, Kurup & Nate Dogg - The Next Episode
  • Paperboy - Ditty
  • Ace of Base - The Sign
  • Journey - Don't Stop Believin' (Live)
  • Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning
  • Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance


Last Dance
Ray Lamontagne - You Are The Best Thing

Vendor Team
DJ/Master of Ceremonies/Uplighting: Justin Kanoya, DJ Kanoya Productions
Venue and Catering: Solterra Winery and Kitchen
Photographer: Hale Production Studios