One of the best things we love about Los Angeles and So-Cal is our beaches and the ocean views. The ocean cleans our souls and recharges the ions in our body. It’s one of the reasons I keep going out to get pummeled by the waves trying to surf a 3 foot swell, (I suck), because I love how I feel at the end of the day. Getting married on the beach and having your reception near the ocean seems like a no-brainer for a fresh start to your life. So if your newly engaged and looking for a Los Angeles Wedding venue near or on the beach here are 10 of my favorites. (Alphabetical Order)
Destination wedding DJ jobs are always interesting, since you’re juggling flights, hotels, car rentals, equipment specifications and just trying to find the damn place. I came in a day ahead of time and arrived early enough to attend the rehearsal dinner, were I got to meet everybody face to face for the first time, and I still had enough time to go to the first and oldest tavern in America, (it’s in Newport).
So how did I end up in Newport Rhode Island for the first time? Once in awhile I get a request to handle a DJs professional’s personal event, and while that is an honor it can also be stressful. I have handled my good friend Marty Glassman’s daughters Molly’s Bat Mitzvah, and I have handled a couple of weddings for some local Los Angeles Wedding DJs and just recently my super skilled and creative buddy Tim of “DJ Timbo” asked if I was up to the challenge of handling his brother Robert’s daughter’s wedding in Newport Rhode Island; Tim just wanted the pleasure of being a guest.
Hannah Katz had her Bat Mitzvah at the Celebrations Room in Costa Mesa, which is under the Turnip Rose Umbrella, and it was a very magical afternoon. If you haven’t had a chance to check out this location yet please go see it and talk to Chrissy Sherbanee who is the Director of Special Events, and if your short on time watch the video, because I was trying to capture every angle possible. Chrissy and her staff are amazing and the effort they make will create a really smooth event. The Tasty Sounds crew are always on top of it, but these guys take it to the next level, (in a good way). Also on the party was one of our favorite Photographers Ron Levy, who always makes our day much easier. Go check out his website, and yes he’s in Orange County, but all my Los Angeles people should be checking him out, he’s that good. And finally Hannah & the whole Katz gang, what a great family. Hannah is like a young Selena Gomez, very poised throughout the whole day, not a misstep (even in 7 inch heels). Mazel Tov to everyone involved, including one of my new DJ’s, Franciswho recently moved here from Hawaii (an amazing battle/Scratch DJ) who got to participate in his very first Mitzvah. Now go watch the VIDEO!!!!
We handled a really fun wedding for the Families of Alyssa Boyd & Robert Castle last fall at theCalamigos Ranchin Malibu. This wedding had a lot of style and trend points going for it starting with the color scheme, fabric patterns, candy bar, cigar lounge, photo booth and lastly the club like setting we created for the dance area. So what did we do to light these two rooms you may ask? Well, basically you have two rooms (one’s a tent) and some outdoor seating areas, so we pin spotted all the tables in the tented dining area, highlighting the various size centerpieces and the cake. In the party room we used our LED up lights to surround the room in color and then we used our (4) CX10 instruments to add that matching intense color on the dance floor. Lastly we lit up the lounge areas with some soft white light to create an inviting ambiance to sit and relax. Congratulations to Alyssa and Robert Castle on their amazing Wedding Reception.
Tasty Sounds DJs are your Southern California Disc Jockey Company. Our DJs come prepared to transform any party, small or large, into an amazing party that the visitors will probably be raving about for a long time!