Jul 30, 2009

A Newport Beach Marriott Wedding, Newport Beach

It was my first time back at Newport Beach Marriott since the 2006 renovation. What kind can say, a beautiful contemporary hotel with an ocean view. On top of everything, we had the privilege of providing dj, lighting & av services for a really down to earth and loving couple, "Mike & Jean".

It was my first time doing a wedding ceremony with an encorporated "Sake Ceremony". Having seen and narrated many "Tea Ceremonies", The Sake Ceremony was an intriguing and cultural insightful experience. It's a tradition dating back to the Edo and Shogun period of Japan.....watching Shogun as a kid did help...hehe. The bride and groom each did 3 "Sake Bombs".....no no no, I'm just kidding. The bride and groom sip the sake 3 times from 3 cups, since 3 is an indivisible number.

For music, their first dance was to, Louis Armstrong's, " What a wonderful world". The bride's father graced us with a few performances and the rest of the night was filled with some old school hip hop and 80's...oh ya, I think played about 5 MJ songs and it seemed like the bridesmaids had pre-choreographed dances to it......some minor glitches on my part.....stay away from the "Open Bar"....luckly I had Han to drive in case I couldn't make it....hehe

For lighting, we pinlighted the head floral piece and the cake. Uplighted the room in Pale Amber Gold & projected their name on the wall. We wish Jean and Mike the very best and hope to see them in the near future.


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