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Memorable Events: The Epic Aquino Wedding

Jonathan Damiani

Every once in a while, we’ll be writing a short blog about some interesting and unique events that we’ve helped plan and execute. Today is one of those blogs! 

In April of 2016, we were part of one of the more unique wedding experiences to date! It may seem like I’m overstating it, but I’ll let you be the judge. 

It was the wedding of our good friends Alex and Emily. They got married at the Stone House at Temecula Creek Inn - a stunning venue nestled in the back of a golf course. It’s so private that the guests have to access the venue via golf cart. How cool is that?! 

Alex and Emily had a vision for their event. They wanted the whole event to feel like a well produced video - like something you'd see on Vimeo or Buzzfeed. To help create that particular feel, they wanted a music bed to be playing through the entire event. Alex, Emily, Jon Mark, and I collaborated with another good friend, Ryan, to create some long form music beds that centered around the theme of "Beethoven’s Five Secrets" by The Piano Guys

Now, when I say that Alex and Emily wanted a constant music bed for the entire event, I mean it! Various versions of Beethoven’s Five Secrets played beneath all aspects of the ceremony - while the guests arrived, while the officiant spoke, while the readers read poems and scripture. Interspersed throughout the ceremony were other special songs for the bride to process, for the couple to recess, and while friends performed. 

Alex and Emily also wanted to personally introduce each member of the bridal party to the reception. And let me tell you, they had a BIG bridal party! The also introduced each pairing and group of people in the bridal party while a music bed of Michael Jackson’s "Will You Be There" (Yeah Free Willy!). 

We ended the night with one of our most EPIC dance parties yet! Two and a half hours of a jam packed dance floor. We hit all the crowd favorites, and they even gave us the musical capital to remind them of a few songs they forgot how much they love (insert an Ace of Base song here). 

When we met with Alex and Emily to talk through their plan, we were... let's say "cautiously optimistic." Could this really work? Well let me tell you something: IT DID! It was a magical night that we’ll never forget.