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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

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Monique and Emily’s Dance Party - Martin Johnson House Wedding

Emily and Monique wed on the picturesque cliff at the Martin Johnson House. 

These two were married after 25 years of partnership ... so wonderful!

Monique and Emily met more than two decades ago when attending the University of California - San Diego. It was only fitting that they returned to La Jolla (they currently reside in Georgia) to marry one another at the Martin Johnson House on October 13, 2016.

This perfect evening (weather, food, ambience) was shared with many family and friends, including Monique and Emily’s two amazing kids who definitely got many of the guests dancing. Their ceremony and reception all took place at the Martin Johnson House, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Scripps Pier. It was a magical night.

Here’s their setlist:

Dinner

  • Beyonce - XO
  • Craig David - Officially Yours
  • Echosmith - Bright
  • Mindi Abair - The Joint
  • Frank Sinatra - I Get A Kick Out Of You
  • Little Big Town - Girl Crush
  • Levi Hart - My Kind Of Night
  • Crystal Bowersox - Midnight Train to Georgia
  • Bobby Darin - Beyond The Sea
  • Magic! - No Way No
  • Jessie J - Flashlight (From Pitch Perfect 2)
  • Pentatonix - Can't Sleep Love
  • Charlie Puth - One Call Away
  • Daya - Hide Away
  • The Delfonics - La-La Means I Love You (Remastered)
  • Martin Page - In The House of Stone and Light
  • Michael Jackson - Human Nature
  • Al Green - I'm Still In Love With You
  • Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour
  • Allen Stone - Bed I Made
  • Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World
  • Ray Charles - Ain't That Love
  • Toploader - Dancing In The Moonlight
  • Jack Johnson - Never Know

First Dance
Brad Paisley - Then

Open Dancing - First Set

  • Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight
  • Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling!
  • Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
  • Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up (Hot Classics Remix)
  • Earth Wind & Fire - September Pt. 2 (Select Mix Remix)
  • DNCE - Cake By The Ocean (Riddler Remix)
  • Andy Grammer - Honey, I'm Good (Select Mix Remix)
  • Flo Rida - Low
  • Michael Jackson - P.Y.T.
  • James Taylor - How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
  • Sade - By Your Side
  • Kenny Chesney - You Had Me From Hello
  • Rachel Platten - Stand By You
  • Major Lazer f./Justin Bieber & MO - Cold Water
  • Babyface - For The Cool In You

Anniversary Dance
Alan Jackson - Remember When

Open Dancing - Second Set

  • Silento - Watch Me
  • Pink - Get This Party Started
  • Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance (Select Mix Remix)
  • B-52's - Love Shack
  • Outkast - Hey Ya
  • Kungs & Cookin' On 3 Burners - This Girl
  • Battle Beats - Scratch Sample Two
  • OMI - Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Radio Edit)
  • Sia f./Sean Paul - Cheap Thrills
  • The Chainsmokers, Halsey - Closer (Select Mix Remix)
  • Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing (DJDX The Fix Blend)
  • Mary Chapin  Carpenter - Down At The Twist & Shout
  • Meghan Trainor f./John Legend - Like I'm Gonna Lose You
  • Natalie Cole - This Will Be an Everlasting Love

Last Dance
Isley Brothers - This Old Heart of Mine

Vendor Team
DJ/Master of Ceremonies: Justin Kanoya, DJ Kanoya Productions
Venue: Martin Johnson House
Cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking Company
Caterer: Waters Fine Catering
Officiant: Ceremonies By Bethel
Photographer: La Vida Creations
Florals: Green Fresh Florals

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