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Denise and Kevin's Lodge at Torrey Pines Wedding

Kevin and Denise share a post ceremony moment under a tree at the Lodge at Torrey Pines.

Kevin and Denise share a post ceremony moment under a tree at the Lodge at Torrey Pines.

Denise and Kevin celebrated a beautiful wedding at the Lodge at Torrey Pines in San Diego. For their first dance, they choose “Lights Down Low” a sweet pop song that was a perfect start to the evening.

It was clear their guests were ready to dance as soon as dinner wound down, because they actually did just that before the floor was officially opened up. I certainly was not going to stop them.

Here’s a look at the setlist.
First Dance
Max - Lights Down Low

Father/Daughter Dance
Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight

Mother/Son Dance
Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World

Dinner
Colbie Caillat - Fallin For You
Chris Malinchak - Magic
HAIM & BloodPop - Little Of Your Love (Remix)
Snakehips & MO - Don't Leave
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
Solange - Cranes In The Sky
LP - Lost On You
HAIM - Want You Back
Bay Ledges - Safe
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Bruno Mars - That's What I Like
Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling!
Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It
Bee Gees vs Bruno Mars - Stayin Alive (Serafin Finesse Edit)
Calvin Harris ft Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean - Feels (Fabian EWF Mix)
Destiny's Child - Jumpin' Jumpin' (Jean Tonique Remix)
Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again
Capital Cities - Safe And Sound
Noah Cyrus f./Labrinth - Make Me (Cry)
Duke Dumont f./Jax Jones - I Got U
Justin Timberlake - Senorita
Maroon 5 ft SZA - What Lovers Do (Slushii Remix)
Blackstreet - No Diggity (Mayeda Twerk Remix)
Kygo f./Justin Jesso - Stargazing (PO PopRoXxX Intro Edit)
Ed Sheeran vs Joe Maz - Shape Of You (Dynamiq Edit)
Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne - Rather Be (Mighty Mi & Slugworth Twerk Mix)
Backstreet Boys X Jonas Blue - I Want It That Way X Fast Car (DJ Ragoza Bootleg)
Jonas Blue f./Dakota - Fast Car

Open Dancing First Set
Boogie Vice - Bel Air
Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk (Select Mix Remix)
Bell Biv Devoe - Poison
Flo Rida - Low
Avicii - Levels
Flo Rida - Good Feeling
Mariah Carey - Emotions

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

Open Dancing Second Set
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Meghan Trainor f./John Legend - Like I'm Gonna Lose You
Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
Young MC - Bust A Move
Earth, Wind & Fire - September
Michael Jackson - P.Y.T (remix)
Salt N Pepa - Push It (Mayeda Remix)
Pink - Raise Your Glass
Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch - Good Vibrations (Select Mix Remix)
Lika Morgan - Hit Me
Klingande - Jubel
Dua Lipa - New Rules
J Balvin & Willy William f./Beyonce - Mi Gente (Single Remix)
Lionel Richie - You Are
Lionel Richie - All Night Long
Usher - Yeah
Party Break - Montel Party Break
Nicki Minaj ft Drake - Truffle Butter (Jester Remix)
House of Pain - Old School Jump Off
N.E.R.D. ft Rihanna - Lemon (Mr. Collipark Remix)
Queen, Notorious B.I.G. - Fat Bottom Girls Hypnotize
Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize
Biggie vs Young MA - Hypnotize vs Ooouuu (DJ EDiT Mashup)
DJ Snake & Lil jon Vs Finatticz - Turn Down For Thun Thun (Acapella In To Turn Down)
Bruno Mars & Cardi B - Finesse
Sister Sledge - We Are Family
Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby
Boyz II Men - Motownphilly
Flo Rida f./Robin Thicke & Verdine White - I Don't Like It, I Love It
Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel
Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody
DJ Khaled f./Rihanna & Bryson Tiller - Wild Thoughts
Luniz - I Got 5 On It
Blackstreet ft Dr. Dre - No Diggity
Biz Markie - Just A Friend
50 Cent - In Da Club
DMX - Party Up In Here
Elvis Crespo - Suavemente
Celia Cruz - La Vida Es Un Carnaval
Tupac - California Love
Dr Dre ft Snoop Dogg, Kurup & Nate Dogg - The Next Episode
Britney Spears - Baby One More Quickie
Beyonce - Crazy In Love
Journey - Don't Stop Believin' (Live)

Last Dance
Avicii - Wake Me Up

Jason and Sheri “Run” a Fantastic Lodge at Torrey Pines Wedding

Jason and Sheri's first dance at the Lodge at Torrey Pines.

Jason and Sheri's first dance at the Lodge at Torrey Pines.

Guests at Sheri and Jason’s Lodge at Torrey Pines wedding take a dance break from their dinner. 

Guests at Sheri and Jason’s Lodge at Torrey Pines wedding take a dance break from their dinner. 

When it comes to DJing weddings I sometimes meet people for the first time on their wedding day. There are times when I meet couples via a mutual friend, before they are engaged and eventually DJ their wedding. And sometimes I meet someone who isn’t even dating anyone and years later, I end up DJing their wedding.

Such is the case with Sheri and how I came to be the DJ of her and Jason’s wedding at the Lodge at Torrey Pines on September 2, 2017.

Sheri and I met at Torrey Pines State Preserve in early 2014. I was attending a run club meet up she was leading in early 2014. Fittingly, three years later, we were just a few miles from that spot, celebrating her and Jason’s wedding at the Lodge.

It was one of those “over the top” beautiful events. An outdoor dining space overlooking the famed Torrey Pines 18th green and then moving inside to a dance space that we dubbed “Club Kimmel.”

And what a dance party it was. While we had a few short dance sets during dinner, it was inside where things cranked up. With just a couple of hours, there was no time to build up, just hit hard with some great dance tracks filled in with plenty of the bride's favorite, Justin Timberblake.

Here’s the setlist

First Dance
In Case You Didn’t Know/Suit & Tie - Brett Young/Justin Timberlake Mix

Father/Daughter Dance
I Loved Her First - Heartland

Mother/Son Dance
I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack

Open Dancing

  • Disclosure ft Al Green - Feel Like I Do
  • Blackstreet - No Diggity (Figgy Remix)
  • Halsey - Colors (Blonde Remix)
  • Soul ll Soul - Back To Reality (KLATCH Remix)
  • Bingo Players - Cry (Just A Little) (A-Trak & DiscoTech Remix)  
  • Flo Rida - I Cry
  • Kesha  - Die Young (PeteDown Acapella Out)
  • DNCE - Cake By The Ocean (Riddler Remix)  
  • Michael Jackson - P.Y.T.
  • Salt N Pepa - Push It (Mayeda Remix)
  • Ghost Town DJ's - My Boo (Select Mix Remix)
  • Ja Rule - Livin' It Up
  • Usher - Yeah (Wedding Crasherz Break)
  • Party Break - Montel Party Break
  • House of Pain - Old School Jump Off
  • Destiny's Child - Jumpin' Jumpin' (Jean Tonique Remix)
  • Miley Cyrus f. Jay-Z - We Can't Stop (DJ Scooter Twerk Remix - Clean)
  • Miley Cyrus - Party In The U.S.A.
  • Ice Cube - Check Yo Self (Select Mix Quick Trax)
  • Missy Elliott - Work It (Mayeda Remix)  
  • Jagged Edge - Where The Party At
  • Next - Too Close 
  • Maxamillion - Sexual Healing 
  • Naughty By Nature - Hip Hop Hooray to O.P.P.
  • Drake - Fake Love (Caked Up Remix)  
  • Lionel Richie - All Night Long (Select Mix Quick Trax)
  • Bruno Mars - 24k Magic (Rock It Scientists Hype Edit) 
  • Smash Mouth - Allstar (Quick Edit Acapella Out)
  • Drake ft Wizkid & Kyla - One Dance (Aryay Remix)
  • Justin Timberlake ft Jay-Z vs Biggie & Next - Suit & Tie (Too Juicy Blend)
  • Justin Timberlake - Senorita
  • Al Green - Let's Stay Together
  • J Balvin & Willy William - Mi Gente
  • The Weeknd ft Daft Punk - I Feel It Coming (Mr. Collipark Remix)
  • Sam Hunt - House Party (Bpm Supreme ReDrum)
  • Boyz II Men - Motownphilly
  • Bell Biv Devoe - Poison
  • Journey - Don't Stop Believin’ (Live)
  • The Outfield - Your Love (Select Mix Remix)
  • Bon Jovi - Livin On A Prayer
  • Pitbull, John Ryan - Fireball (Select Mix Remix)
  • Tupac - California Love
  • Cassidy - Hotel
  • R. Kelly - Ignition (Remix)
  • The Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This

Last Dance
Justin Timberlake - Mirrors

Vendor Team
DJ/Master of Ceremonies/Uplighting: Justin Kanoya, DJ Kanoya Productions
Venue: The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Event Coordinator/Designer: Crown Weddings
Videography: Anthology Films
Photographer: Half Full Photography
Decor: Platinum Pro

Natasha and Christo’s Dance Party - Lodge at Torrey Pines Wedding

An elegant wedding cake awaits the traditional cake cutting at this wedding celebration at the Lodge at Torrey Pines. 

An elegant wedding cake awaits the traditional cake cutting at this wedding celebration at the Lodge at Torrey Pines. 

Every so often I’m lucky enough to DJ a wedding that looks straight out of a magazine (literally, some weddings I’ve worked have been featured in magazines). These weddings tend to be featured because of the over-the-top decorations and attention to details. Natasha and Christo’s wedding celebration on September 30, 2016 at the Lodge at Torrey Pines was one of those weddings.

It became quite apparent how amazing this weddings was as the elements of the decor I was sharing on social media were met with comments such as “wow” and “gorgeous” and event “please post more pictures, I’m obsessed!!!”

The night started with outdoor dining, set-up just a chip shot away from Torrey Pines’ iconic 18th green. Following dinner, the guests moved inside the Lodge for an evening of dancing. Natasha and Christo’s Brazilian and Greek cultures collided for one big dance party that was non-stop for three hours.

SceneEmotion Films did an amazing job capturing the day. Check out their video. 

And of course there is the dance party. Here’s a look at their setlist:

First Dance
Paper Kites - Bloom

Open Dancing

  • Major Lazer ft Justin Bieber & MO - Cold Water (Kue Remix)  
  • DJ Snake ft George Maple - Talk (Supernatet Edit)  
  • 50 Cent - In Da Club (Bender Remix)
  • Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling (Loud Luxury Remix)  
  • Backstreet Boys - Everybody (Backstreet's Back) (Lazy Bear & Zerky Remix)  
  • Rihanna - Pon De Replay
  • Bingo Players - Cry (Just A Little) (A-Trak & DiscoTech Remix)  
  • Flo Rida - I Cry
  • Calvin Harris, Rihanna - This Is What You Came For (Select Mix Remix)
  • Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch - Good Vibrations (Select Mix Remix)
  • Earth Wind & Fire - September Pt. 2 (Select Mix Remix)
  • Miami Sound Machine - Conga (Select Mix Remix)
  • Iggy Azalea - Fancy (Seize Where The Ladies At Edit)
  • Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
  • Missy Elliott - Work It (Mayeda Remix)  
  • Mike Posner - I Took A Pill In Ibiza (SeeB Remix)  
  • Party Break - Montel Party Break
  • House of Pain - Old School Jump Off
  • Usher - Yeah (Wedding Crasherz Break)
  • Nicki Minaj ft Drake - Truffle Butter (Jester Remix)  
  • Britney Spears, Iggy Azalea - Pretty Girls (Select Mix Remix)
  • Notorious B.I.G. - Mo Money Mo Problems
  • Backstreet Boys - I Want it That Way
  • Michel Teló - Ai Se Eu Te Pego -  Video Oficial (Assim você me mata)
  • Zorba - Sirtaki Originale
  • Sou Praieiro - Jammil e uma noites com Letra
  • Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling!
  • Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk (Select Mix Remix)
  • Bell Biv Devoe - Poison
  • The Chainsmokers f./Halsey - Closer (R3hab Remix)
  • Quad City D.J.'s - C'mon 'N' Ride It
  • Tag Team - Whoomp! There It Is
  • Salt N Pepa - Push It (Mayeda Remix)
  • Britney Spears - Work Bitch
  • Chris Brown f./Tyga - Ayo (Jason Nevins Mixshow Radio Edit)
  • The Chainsmokers f./Halsey - Closer (R3hab Remix Radio Edit)
  • Chainsmokers, Ashanti - Only U vs Roses (J. Espinosa Jumpoff Edit)
  • Dr Dre ft Snoop Dogg, Kurup & Nate Dogg - The Next Episode
  • Dr. Dre ft Snoop Dogg - Nuthin' But A G Thang
  • Bang (Clipe Oficial) - Anitta
  • Drake f./Wizkid & Kyla - One Dance
  • DJ Snake f./Bipolar Sunshine - Middle
  • Major Lazer ft Justin Bieber & MO - Cold Water (J Rythm BPM Supreme Remix)
  • Beyonce - Naughty girl
  • Hailee Steinfeld, Grey, Zedd - Starving
  • Sia ft Sean Paul - Cheap Thrills (Mr. Collipark Remix)  
  • Kiiara - Gold (J Farell Remix)
  • Jagged Edge - Where The Party At
  • NSYNC - Bye Bye Bye
  • Enrique Iglesias - Bailando
  • Hanson - MMMBop
  • Mariah Carey - Honey
  • Fetty Wap - Trap Queen
  • Fat Joe & Remy Ma f./French Montana - All The Way Up
  • The Game - How We Do
  • Drake - Hotline Bling
  • Kungs & Cookin' On 3 Burners - This Girl
  • Clean Bandit, Jess Glynne - Rather Be (Select Mix Remix)
  • Whitney Houston - How Will I Know (Select Mix Remix)
  • Tim Maia - Não Quero Dinheiro (Só Quero Amar)
  • Arte Popular - Falando Segredo
  • Anna Julia Letra
  • Freak Nasty - Da Dip (Select Mix Remix)
  • Cali Swag District - Teach Me How To Dougie
  • Juvenile ft Lil Wayne & Manny Fresh - Back That Azz Up
  • Miley Cyrus f. Jay-Z - We Can't Stop (DJ Scooter Twerk Remix )
  • Miley Cyrus - Party In The U.S.A.
  • Battle Beats - Scratch Sample Two
  • Cupid - Cupid Shuffle
  • Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance
  • George Ezra - Budapest (Select Mix Remix)
  • Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
  • Terra Samba - Liberar Geral
  • Leandro   Leonardo - Pensa em Mim
  • Meghan Trainor f./John Legend - Like I'm Gonna Lose You
  • Calvin Harris - Feel So Close
  • Zedd f./Selena Gomez - I Want You To Know
  • Icona Pop f./Charli XCX - I Love It
  • Justin Bieber - What Do You Mean?
  • Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream (Select Mix Remix)
  • Drake - Energy

Last Dance
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

Vendor Team
DJ/Master of Ceremonies: Justin Kanoya, DJ Kanoya Productions
Venue: The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Videographer: ScenEmotion Films
Event Coordinator/Designer: Emily Smiley Fine Weddings and Soirees
Photographer: Pam Scott Photo
Decor/Dance Floor: Platinum Pro

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