Halle Berry’s French Wedding

Last weekend Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez were married in a small ceremony in the Burgundy region of his native France. The pair married at a village church and had a reception at the Chateau de Vallery.

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While there has been a lot of speculation about what Halle wore, all we know so far is that her dress featured deep plunging backline. The 46-year-old X-Men star is heavily pregnant, so her gown certainly would have been designed to look great on her baby bump.

The couple celebrated their nuptials with 60 guests over two days at the Chateau. Along with a dinner and wedding cake, Olivier and Halle treated their guests to a unique fireworks display of water, fire, and snow.

Halle and Olivier have joined a string of celebrities who have chosen France for their weddings this year. Of course, if you don’t want to travel to France for your wedding, it is possible to bring the French feel to your Orange County wedding day. To find out more about how we can help, get in touch today!

Can Your Guests Hear You Say I Do?

It’s one of the most important moments of your life. It’s easily the most important moment of your wedding ceremony. But when you say “I do” will your guests be able to hear it?

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Whether you’re writing your own special vows or going with traditional vows, your guests want to hear them. They’ve traveled to your wedding to share this very special day with you, and to be there as witnesses for the ceremony.

This is why having a PA system can be a great addition to your wedding day. Discreet cordless lapel microphones can make sure that your guests can hear every emotional word of your ceremony. Your ceremony musicians can also be given microphone coverage so that the beautiful music they add to your day is heard as it’s meant to be.

Having a ceremony PA system and microphones is also important if you’re having your ceremony videoed, either professionally or by a guest. To find out how we can help you make sure that your guests will hear all the important moments of your Orange County wedding day, give us a call!

How did you chose your first dance song?

How did you choose your first dance song for your wedding? Was it the first song you felt described your relationship? Was it the song that reminded you of your partner each time you heard it?  Did you dream of your wedding day and imagine your first dance every time it played on the radio?

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When you hear that song now does it bring you back to that moment of just the two of you on the dance floor?  I remember wanting to stay in that moment forever…

That was 7 years ago…sometimes I still feel like that lovestruck bride in the middle of the dance floor dancing with her groom to our perfect song.  If we had to do it all over again, I’d probably pick the same one. (Yes, both song and groom)  When I hear it, it brings me right back to that moment. A moment that will hopefully stand still in our minds forever.

Just curious…what song did you dance to and would it be the same song today?  Here is what the knot.com says are the top 50 First Dance Songs

Planning Music for an Independence Day Themed Wedding

If you’re wishing the holiday weekend could go just a little bit longer, why not use the Fourth of July for your wedding theme. Like any themed wedding, though, you’ll also want to choose some great music for it.

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Like any holiday theme, a little can go a long way with the music. Before you start asking your DJ to play “The Star Spangled Banner,” “God Bless America,” and a mix of fireworks display standards on loop, think about the focus you want for the day.

An occasional musical nod to your theme is often all you need to give your guests the association they need. If you do want to add a touch of America, think about songs that remind you of the holiday without being overtly associated.

For any themed wedding, working with an experienced Southern California wedding DJ can ensure you have the perfect music for the occasion. To find out more about what we do, get in touch today!

From time to time, we will post reviews

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ImageFrom time to time, we will post reviews from our past clients who have utilized our services for their wedding. We encourage you to visit these review sites (above and click on the link to take you to our reviews) to and check out all things our former clients have shared.

Wedding Wire Reviews

“Our previous experience while interviewing DJs for our wedding had been that many of them were schmoozy and a little creepy. But when we met Steve Shanahan with Honored Occasions at a bridal expo, we were immediately struck by how nice and professional he was.

We got a fantastic deal because we also booked his photobooth and we were able to add a lighting package as well. Having one company take care of three different services took some of the pressure off the planning process. I felt he gave us an honest recommendation about what a party of our size would require and he didn’t push additional up-sells for the sake of a higher bill.

He responded to my emails quickly which may not have been easy for him because they were constant. :) He was great at walking us through the planning of our reception events and had suggestions for us when we weren’t sure what we wanted.

At the reception, he acted as coordinator of events, letting us know what was going on and when it would happen, which made it so easy to sit back and enjoy our party. He played the music we liked and was responsive to song requests. He also had a great attitude and kept the energy going without being obnoxious. The lighting looked beautiful and many guests told us afterward how much fun they had with the photobooth.

I would absolutely recommend Steve to anybody who is looking for a DJ and/or lighting and/or photobooth services.”

A Music Critic’s Wedding Music

Did you see the article in Saturday’s LA Times  about choosing the perfect wedding music? Written by one of their music critics, it provides great insight into the process and importance of choosing the right music for your wedding day.

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As the author points out, some love songs can be a bit cheesy and predictable. When you think back to your wedding, you want the songs to have meaning for you as a couple, whether they’re traditional love songs or something more unusual.

Of course, even if you do plan your wedding’s music with a critic’s level of attention, it’s worth letting an experienced DJ be in charge of the reception’s music. With your input on the playlist and some understanding of your tastes, a great DJ will respond to the atmosphere and come up with the perfect mix of songs.

If you’re looking for a great Orange County wedding DJ, look no further! Get in touch with us to find out more about what we offer.

Creating a 50s Glamour Theme Wedding

Theme weddings are always popular, but this week we’re inspired by the upcoming auction of Elizabeth Taylor’s first wedding gown. The wedding to Nicky Hilton was one of the era’s biggest celebrity events, and is still an iconic wedding.

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Although their marriage didn’t last, the style of their wedding is timeless. Taylor’s satin gown and silk lace veil were traditional and fit perfectly in 1950 Hollywood style. Hilton’s suit was equally classic. The photos from their wedding day are among the most recognizable early 1950s wedding shots.

With vintage weddings still big, why not take the theme to a different era with a 1950s Hollywood inspired day. With glitz and glamour, your wedding can be a throwback to all the black and white films that everyone loves. Capturing your guests in their 50s finest can make for an amazing set of wedding photos, too.

Of course, whatever style wedding you have, you’ll need excellent entertainment and lighting. To find out what we can do for your Orange County wedding, get in touch today!

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