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Rodney & Kelly’s Wedding at Rios-Lovell Winery


I was the DJ/Master of Ceremonies for the wedding of Rodney and Kelly at Rios Lovell Winery in Livermore, California. I went to school with Rodney and knew many of the guests from high school. It really brought me back to my high school years. They had a beautiful ceremony out at the gazebo. The caterer was Scott’s Catering and the food was fabulous.  I also had the opportunity to work with Heidi Huber from Heidi Huber Photography. She took some amazing and different photos.  When toast came along, the father of the bride had many presents for his new son-in-law, to welcome him to the family; including a raiders t-shirt. When he brought it out everyone screamed because the Oakland Raiders had beat the Kansas City Chiefs earlier in the day.  I want congratulate Rodney and Kelly on their beautiful wedding.

Matthew O. Bennett


Fermin & Jennifer’s Wedding at Rios-Lovell Winery


I had the pleasure of working with Fermin and Jennifer on their wedding at Rios Lovell Winery in Livermore, California. I was their DJ/Master of Ceremonies. They hired their florist, Yasmin from Wildflower Event Florals, to be the wedding coordinator as well. She not only did an amazing job with the flowers, but did an excellent job as the wedding coordinator.  I also had the pleasure of working with Kate from Kate Harrison Photography. She is so easy to work with and her work is outstanding. On her way to Rios Lovell, she saw a field that she thought would be great to take photos in.  After the ceremony, she had both of them climb in her mini and drove them down to the field to take the pictures. During the ceremony, they told the story about the two of them and how they came to be. They went to high school together and after high school they both went off to college. After college, both went off to other countries. They meet again when they both moved back home and happened to be at the same gym.  That is when the relationship started. After dinner we started with the formal dances and got the party started. They danced the night away and had a wonderful time. I want to wish Fermin and Jennifer the best of luck.


The Wedding of Christoph and Lanelle at Rios Lovell Winery in Livermore, California

I had the pleasure of DJing Christoph and Lanelle’s wedding on June 6, 2009 at Rios Lovell Winery in Livermore, California. The ceremony took place at the gazebo overlooking the vineyard in full bloom; it looked amazing. Karl Eckel, from Delford West Flowers, did the flowers for the wedding. The flowers he placed around the gazebo were stunning. He also added flowers to the cake and turned the cake from ordinary to astonishing. I was able to work with Erica Ramos from Erica Foto in San Francisco, California. They were so much fun to work with. When it came time to do the bouquet and garter toss, all of the brides’ single friends said they didn’t want to do the bouquet toss. Lanelle wanted to throw the bouquet, so she decided not to have Christoph toss her garter.  Instead, she decided to throw the bouquet to the single guys.  Everyone had a smile on their face when I made the announcement and the guys all went for the bouquet. The only catch was that the guy who caught it had to give it to one of the single ladies. I want to wish Christoph and Lanelle the best of luck and hope they have a great time on their honeymoon on the Cook Islands.

Matthew Bennett