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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

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

Stephen and Jen’s Week-long Wedding Celebration Ends in San Diego

A lion dance was just one of the many events that provided entertainment at Stephen and Jen’s wedding. 

A lion dance was just one of the many events that provided entertainment at Stephen and Jen’s wedding. 

Stephen and Jen’s wedding party at Stephen’s family owned restaurant, Emerald Chinese Cuisine, was the cap on a week long celebration for the two of them. Their ceremony and (first) reception took place a week earlier in Northern California.

Wanting to celebrate with San Diego family and friend, the best solution was to throw a party in Southern California. In addition to dancing, there was a lion dance, a solo singing performance, photobooth and the slow motion video booth was set up and the result shows what a great time everyone had.

Here’s the highlights from the video booth. 

And here’s a look at the setlist.

Dinner and Cocktails

  • Loose Change - Straight From The Heart (Joey Negro Straight To The Groove Mix)
  • Michael Jackson - Off The Wall (Hot Classics Remix)
  • Brothers Johnson - Stomp
  • Madonna - Holiday
  • Jeffrey Osborne - Stay With Me Tonight (Hot Classics Remix)
  • Earth, Wind & Fire - Sing A Song (Hot Classics Remix)
  • Stevie Wonder - Superstition
  • Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover
  • Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World
  • Kygo f./Maty Noyes - Stay
  • Marvin Gaye - How Sweet It Is
  • Solange - Cranes In The Sky
  • LP - Lost On You
  • Julia Michaels - Issues (Promo Only Clean Edit)
  • HAIM - Want You Back
  • Mindi Abair - The Joint
  • The Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Like This
  • Calvin Harris f./Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean - Feels
  • The Weeknd ft Daft Punk - I Feel It Coming (Mr. Collipark Remix)  
  • Mariah Carey - Make It Happen
  • Jane Child - Don't Wanna Fall In Love (Select Mix Remix)
  • Discotron - Disco Ballin'  
  • Ed Sheeran - Photograph (Felix Jaehn Remix Edit)

Open Dancing

  • Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling!
  • Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk (Select Mix Remix)
  • Usher - Yeah
  • Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It
  • House of Pain - Old School Jump Off
  • Maroon 5 ft SZA - What Lovers Do (A-Trak Remix)  
  • Pitbull, Chris Brown - Fun (Select Mix Remix)
  • Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
  • KC & The Sunshine Band - Boogie Shoes (Hot Classics Remix)
  • Earth, Wind & Fire - September
  • Flo Rida - Low
  • Icona Pop f./Charli XCX - I Love It
  • Rihanna - We Found Love
  • Meghan Trainor - Lips Are Movin (Dj XCENTRiC Edit)  
  • Outkast - Hey Ya
  • Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
  • Steve Winwood - Higher Lover  
  • Naughty By Nature - Hip Hop Hooray
  • Wreckx-n-Effect - Rump Shaker
  • Beastie Boys - Hey Ladies (Select Mix Remix)
  • Destiny's Child - Jumpin' Jumpin' (Jean Tonique Remix)
  • Psy - Gangnam Style
  • Quad City D.J.'s - C'mon 'N' Ride It
  • Sir Mix-a-Lot - Baby Got Back
  • Ivan Jack - The Dock Of The Bay  
  • Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake - Love Never Felt So Good
  • Chachi & Paige - Land Down Under  
  • Chainsmokers ft ROZES - Roses (Adam Foster Remix)  
  • Next - Too Close (Andrew Masta & The Disco Punk Nu Disco Dance Edit)

Gigi and Casey's Wedding Celebration at Brick - Liberty Station Wedding

Casey and Gigi's ceremony set-up at Brick in Liberty Station. 

Casey and Gigi's ceremony set-up at Brick in Liberty Station. 

Gigi and Casey put on an extra big party at Brick in Liberty Station on October 15, 2017. With catering from Curiocity, a photobooth and plenty of dancing, their guests were entertained all night.

Here’s a look at the setlist:

First Dance
Adele - Make You Feel My Love

Mother/Son Dance
Rascal Flatts - My Wish

Father/Daughter Dance
Phil Collins - You'll Be In My Heart

Open Dancing

  • Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight
  • Al Green - Let's Stay Together
  • Calvin Harris ft Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean - Feels (Fabian EWF Mix)
  • Pitbull f./John Ryan - Fireball (Radio Edit)
  • Bruno Mars - 24K Magic (Promo Only Clean Edit)
  • Usher - Yeah
  • Griffith, Marcia - Electric Boogie
  • Marvin Gaye - How Sweet It Is
  • Michael Buble - Everything
  • The Temptations - Ain't Too Proud To Beg
  • Cupid - Cupid Shuffle
  • Otis Day & the Knights - Shout
  • B-52's - Love Shack
  • Earth, Wind & Fire - September
  • Michael Jackson - P.Y.T (remix)
  • Flo Rida - Low
  • Kool & the Gang - Jungle Boogie
  • Grover Washington Jr. - Just the Two of Us
  • Bruno Mars - That's What I Like (Promo Only Clean Edit)
  • Michael Buble - Haven't Met You Yet
  • Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
  • Madonna - Holiday
  • Paula Abdul - Forever Your Girl
  • Whitney Houston - How Will I Know (Select Mix Remix)
  • New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
  • Jimmy Buffett - Cheeseburger In Paradise
  • Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling!
  • Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk (Select Mix Remix)
  • Cali Swag District - Teach Me How To Dougie
  • Future f./Kendrick Lamar - Mask Off
  • Janet Jackson - Let's Wait Awhile
  • Notorious B.I.G. - Big Poppa
  • Naughty By Nature - Feel Me Flow

Vendor Team
DJ/Master of Ceremonies/Uplighting: Justin Kanoya, DJ Kanoya Productions
Venue: Brick
Event Coordinator: Brick Coordination
Catering: Curiocity