Peter and Elaine’s Wedding at Casa Real in Pleasanton, California.

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I was the DJ at Peter and Elaine’s wedding on June 28, 2009 at Casa Real in Pleasanton, California. The ceremony took place outside in the courtyard. The temperature was around 108 degrees, but Nicole Ha from Nicole Ha Floral and Event Design still managed to make the ceremony site look amazing. Nicole waited until the last minute to take the flowers outside. She had made an archway out of hydrangeas and, to make sure the flowers looked their best, had her assistant spray the flowers down with water until the start of the ceremony. Peter had asked his long-time friend to be the officiant and his friend did an excellent job. Before the formal dances started, Peter and Elaine presented a slideshow that they had made. I have to say I was very impressed; not only did they have the photos, but the had filmed each member of their bridal party and had them say a couple of words. The newly weds didn’t want to have a traditional first dance, so they mixed it up. I started with “Love Of My Life” by Jim Brickman, then switched it up to the chorus of “Just Dance” by Lady Gaga. When I started it, they looked at each other like they didn’t know what was going on and then they turned to face their guests and did a dance that Peter is known for doing. After the chorus I went back to “Love Of My Life” to finish off their first dance. The photographer was Rebecca Stark. It was my first time working with her and she was a pleasure to work with. She was very professional and, when she took the bride and groom away to take photos, made sure that I knew where they were going.  I look forward to working with her again.  I want to wish Peter and Elaine the best of luck with their future together.

Matthew Bennett

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