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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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