Thank You Thursday ~ Yelp Review

Thank you Kellie C for our 5 star Yelp review!

“We LOVED Steve @ Honored Occasions! He provided “full service production” & he did a fantastic job. He is a talented entertainer & he knows what music to play for soft background mood setting, and what to play to keep the party rolling! ┬áIt was important to us that our guests have FUN & they did – the dance floor was packed all night. We had 240 guests and he orchestrated the wedding & reception beautifully. He had great suggestions on music selections – both traditional and current. He was professional & personable on the mic and everyone had a great time! He also did the sound set up for the outdoor ceremony, and it was perfect. He did all of the lighting for the venue (indoor & outdoor) and we were amazed at how it transformed the setting. He was awesome from the first meeting to the last dance .. he came highly recommended to us & we were honestly thrilled with him. We absolutely recommend you hire him!”

Wedded Wednesday ~ Featured Wedding ~ Michella & Alejandro

Last year we had the honor of providing the music for Michella & Alejandro’s stunning wedding at Rancho Las Lomas with designer and planner Natalie Good of A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production.

This beautiful wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty last week and we had to share the blog as well as show you some of our favorite photos by Studio EMP from their big day! See the full article {here}

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Vendors of the Day: Photography: Joel Maus + Lorely Meza For Studio EMP | Cinematography: Lovebirds Film | Floral Design: Stems By Kate | Floral Design: Stems Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Rosa Clara | Wedding Cake: Sweet Art Fine Swiss Confectioner | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal | Catering: 24 Carrots | Lighting: Honored Occasions | DJ: Honored Occasions | Groom’s Attire: Friar Tux | Wedding Venue: Rancho Las Lomas | Event Design And Planning: A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production | Hair And Makeup Artists: Sharla Gerkin + Jaime Graham Of Platinum Strands Salon | Paper Goods: Lion In The Sun – Huntington | Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals | Rentals: Town And Country | Rentals: Rrivre Works | Wood Sinage: Sweet Carolina Collective

Wedding Budget 101

Besides location and date, your budget is the most important beginning to planning your big day! Whether you hire a wedding planner right away, or you decide to do a DIY wedding, you will need to know all of what you will need to pay for or help you figure out what to eliminate in order to match your budget. There are lots of websites that are extremely helpful in breaking out your budget and we have listed them below.

Elements you may need to pay for

  • Ceremony Site Fee
  • Reception Site Fee
  • Food & Beverage
  • Wedding Planner
  • Photographer
  • Hair & Makeup
  • Videographer
  • Wedding Dress/Groom Suit
  • Save the Dates
  • Invitations
  • Flowers
  • Rentals
  • Tips
  • Accommodations (yours)
  • Valet
  • DJ
  • Band
  • Lighting
  • Favors
  • Cake
  • Jewelry
  • Bridesmaid and Groomsmen Gifts

Websites to help you with your budget

Wedding Wire

The Knot

Your Wedding Company

Venue Highight ~ Casino San Clemente

This weekend we are excited to be working a beautiful wedding at the Casino San Clemente! It’s such a truly a unique and historic site for a wedding or event, and one of our favorites. It opened in 1937 and was actually modeled after the Casino on Catalina Island. It has been recently remodeled and restored to remain an iconic event space in Orange County.

Check out their website {here} for more information and details and their Facebook page {here}

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Meet our newest Sales Account Manager, Ryan!!

Meet our newest Sales Account Manager, Ryan Michael Moore! Ryan’s originally from Texas where he worked in multiple clubs and at weddings for years. He joined our Honored Occasions team in 2014 as an MC/DJ and Lighting Designer and is now a Sales Account Manager! We call him the Director of Fun! Congrats Ryan!

Ryan likes BBQ and movies, so he’s always a good time!

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Thank You Thursday ~ Yelp!

Thank you Aurora of Newport Beach for such a fabulous review!

5/5 stars!

“Steve is fantastic! Honored Occasions provided lighting (dance floor wash, initial monogram, up-lighting) and a photo booth. Everything was great.

I highly recommend adding the photo booth rental to your package. Guests loved it! You also get a USB with all the photos which is awesome.

They were friendly, professional and on-time.

Thanks, Steve & Team!”3240.thank-you

Behind the Scenes ~ Freeze the Night!

Come to Disneyland’s California Adventure every Thursday night from 6-8pm and check out DJ Steve Shanahan spinning as #DJChill for their #FreezeTheNight Dance Party!
See a behind the scenes video here:
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