Are Cake Pops Really that Popular?


Big City Pops

One of things guests really do enjoy is food and drink but if you were to ask guests what their favorite thing is…they most likely say C.A.K.E

Cake is good, cake is fun, cake is sweet…Who doesn’t like cake.

In the past year or so people have opted to move away from the traditional cake, they went to cupcakes then dessert stations now it’s Cake Pop. Most cake bakeries can do this for you as the benefit can out way the negatives.

Why cake pops? It’s new(er). It’s chic but it also allows you to have many different types and flavors of cakes. Some would say it’s cheaper than a traditional cake but if you get a good bakery it’s probably the same cost.

Will cake pops replace the traditional cake: Probably not and it will not ever replace the art that top cake designers make. If you question that, check out our friends at are not just cakes but works of art. If you ever have a chance to make it down to their bakery, do. It’s like a art museum. Plus you can get a cookie or sandwich while your there. YUM!  Oh and by the way, a little tidbit of info about Christopher Garrens Cakes, he never designs the same cake twice.  Talk about a one of a kind wedding cake.

We weren’t talking about Christopher Garrens cakes but you can’t talk cake and not mention his work.

Back to cake pops.  Are you sold? Do you want something that most of your friends have never had at a wedding?  The debate will continue: Traditional or Cake Pops?


Beat the Post-Wedding Blues

After your wedding day, you might get struck with the post-wedding blues. This common phenomenon is the mild depression felt as the big event is over, family and friends go home, and you’re left with lots of free time.


The best way to beat the post-wedding blues is to prevent them. As you plan your wedding, also plan some post-wedding events and activities to look forward to. Date nights as a married couple, dinner parties with friends, and a new hobby are all great options.

If you haven’t done anything to prevent the post-wedding blues, or you’re still feeling a bit low, consider looking for a support group. There are plenty locally for newlywed brides still feeling a bit down. These can be a great way to meet new people, too.

Of course, don’t let the fear of post-wedding blues put you off having a fabulous wedding day. Choosing an excellent DJ and photo booth can give you plenty of great memories of your amazing wedding day. To find out what we can bring to your Orange County wedding, get in touch today!



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.


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?


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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Couples Emotional First Dance

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 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.


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


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.”


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