Darlington House Wedding with Music Phreek DJ & Lighting

By, February 04, 2013

Throughout the course of a wedding, there are so many different types of moments. It’s important to be able to recognize each moment as it comes, and pair it appropriately with music, to keep the energy flowing.

I always say that music can make or break an event.  I love providing the music and entertainment for my clients, and making their wedding day better than they could have ever imagined.

Recently, my company provided the musical entertainment for the wedding of Katie and David. This couple was down to earth, and fully prepared to have a good time on their big day. Check out some photos below from their wedding at the Darlington House in La Jolla.


From the start of the big day, everyone in the bridal party was full of energy. Here’s a great shot of the bridal party celebrating the newlyweds.


Even during a “serious photo”, the mood was light. It’s difficult to take someone too seriously when they’re wearing a lamp shade.


From the ceremony on the Egyptian Patio, to a group photo on the Andalusian Patio, to the reception in the Rose Garden, the Darlington House allowed Katie and David’s friends and family to celebrate their marriage in an intimate setting.


Shortly after Katie and David made their grand entrance into the reception, the couple judged an energetic dance-off between close friends and family. It got the crowd laughing, and made guests excited and comfortable from the start. Everyone was having a blast!


Even during the cake cutting, we chose the perfect song as background music to keep the night flowing. Here’s another example of a couple letting loose and enjoying their big day.


When it was David’s turn to remove the garter, Katie “Iced” David. “Icing” is a prank where someone finds an elaborate way of hiding a bottle of Smirnoff Ice, and when uncovered by their target, the target must drink the entire bottle while on one knee. Katie pulled off the prank perfectly!


My favorite moment was when the bride Katie came up to ask for a rap song she could dance to! They were so much fun.


It was a great day with an even greater group of people! Cheers to Katie and David!


Disc Jockey: Music Phreek DJ & Lighting
Venue: Darlington House
Photography: True Photography
Coordinator: Margo Clinkenbeard
Linens and Rental: Concepts Event Design
Florist: Flora Glamor
Makeup: Flora Wade
Hair Stylist: Flora Wade
Caterer: Personal Touch Dining
Photo Booth: San Diego Photo Booth Rentals
Bakery: Shirley Resnick The Cake Lady
Wedding Dress: The White Flower Bridal Boutique
Event Beverage Service: Bev-Mo


Music Phreek DJ & Lighting Recaps Whitney and Dustin’s Pala Mesa Wedding

By, May 24, 2012

Music Phreek DJ & Lighting has always been about the clients’ needs and wants. No ideas or suggestions are too far fetched.  During a couple’s wedding, they’re relying on me to take them on a musical journey and trust that I’ll make every effort to ensure their music is spot on through each part of the day.

My music library is extensive, encompassing a vast array of genres, and everything is “radio friendly” so no music is compromised. All of my sound and lighting equipment is top notch and my pricing structure can accommodate most budgets. I’m inspired by each and every wedding I do because they’re all unique, just like my set list must be. I put a lot into making sure that every detail of each event is mapped out with the best music selections to fit my client’s style and personalities.

Pala Mesa wedding with music and lighting by Music Phreek DJ & Lighting

My favorite part about working with Whitney and Dustin was their attention to details. All three of us meticulously selected just the right music from their ceremony and cocktail hour music to the dance songs that kept everyone on their feet all night long!

Pala Mesa wedding music and lighting by Vynce Pham of Music Phreek DJ & LightingPala Mesa Wedding with lighting and music by Music Phreek DJ and Lighting

Upon meeting with Whitney and Dustin for the first time, they expressed to me how important the lighting and music would be for their wedding. Colors would be imperative to make sure that the mood was set for lively and romantic evening of celebration. We were able to use battery powered LED uplights in places where wired ones just wouldn’t be feasible. The waterfall that was behind their sweetheart table was an ideal spot for some plum purple to accent them in this amazing moment!

Music Phree DJ for wedding at Pala Mesa Resort in FallbrookPala Mesa Resort Wedding with lighting and music by Music Phreek

Pala Mesa Resort is a great canvas for lighting because it’s all white,  so our uplights illuminated the entire tent, even while the sun was still up! The look we wanted for Whitney and Dustin was elegance during dinner, so we started off with a light lavendar color.

San Diego Wedding Photography of tent with purple lights by Music Phreek DJ and Lighting at Pala Mesa Wedding

As the night progressed, we changed the uplights in the tent to a plum purple to give the venue a party atmosphere. It lent itself well from the time Whitney and Dustin cut their wedding cake through the open dancing.

Bride and groom cut the cake with purple uplights during wedding at Pala Mesa with music by Music Phreek

As a DJ, it’s always nice to have the guests come up to show you their appreciation. It makes the job that much more fulfilling!

Pala Mesa wedding music and lighting by Vynce Pham of Music Phreek DJ & Lighting

Dance, dance and more dance!! There were so many people on the dance floor, that some guests were forced to just dance by their tables. Whitney and Dustin gave me an extensive music list of what they and their guests liked but allowed me to have the creative freedom to mix the music in my own style…”DJ Phreek” style, including top 40, hip hop, club hits and my own mash-ups.

Guests dancing at Pala Mesa wedding with music by Music Phreek DJ and Lighting

My favorite part of working in the wedding industry has to be the many wonderful people who’ve allowed me to be a part of their most special day! As the entertainment, you have a responsibility to make sure that not only the guests but the bride and groom are on cloud nine the entire course of their event. Music can evoke so many emotions and being a DJ, I get to set the tone by selecting just the right combinations of songs.

Bouquet toss during wedding at Pala Mesa with lighting and music by Music Phreek Pala Mesa Wedding with lighting and music by Music Phreek DJ and Lighting