David Otero of Movin-Tunes -the music and energy expert for your wedding!

Movin-Tunes is an award winning Turn-Key Entertainment Company owned by David Otero (DJ Simple) that offers entertainment for any occasion. From themed weddings, corporate events, private parties to band-DJ combos. They also offer custom sound mixing, lighting, audio-visual, photo booths and karaoke and work closely with one of the top favorite wedding bands in San Diego, Republic of Music.  [Editors note: we’ve hired David to work some of our most important events and he is amazing.]

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David is known by the performance name DJ Simple, but there’s nothing simple about the ability to read a crowd and create a dynamic, energetic (read highly memorable) wedding reception for your diverse group of guests.  Get in touch with David for a consultation (or meet him in person at the February 25 Wedding Party EXPO at the US Grant where he will be DJ ing the 3:30 pm Presidential Ballroom fashion show on the big stage ) about how to get your wedding reception skyrocketing towards “best wedding ever“ status!

Travel Themed Wedding at Thursday Club in Point Loma Shows Off Fabulous View with Ivory & Rich Navy Blue

This travel themed wedding was inspired by the groom's job as a corporate pilot. The dusty rose, navy blue, ivory, gold colors highlighted the great decor of suitcases and handwritten signs of destinations around the world. The bride and groom decided to have a very romantic "non" first look where they held hands and prayed through a curtain before the ceremony. They had a special cord ceremony during the wedding where they tied a rope together to symbolize their union as a couple.

Photographer:  Bob Hoffman Photography & Video//Dress Salon: The Bustle Del Mar//DJ:Visiphonic Entertainment//Event Planner:Maynila Cabrera//Caterer:Epic Catering//Cake Designer:Incredible Cheesecake Company//Reception Venue: The Thursday Club

Camera Camper the coolest retro trailer photo booth yet!

Tish and Paul are a couple who love restoring old things. They brought back to life a 1965 Shasta Trailer and have converted it into a photo booth. You are going to love love love this gorgeous restored trailer now photo booth! 


Grab a prop and climb on into Lola the 12 ft trailer. She is freshly remodeled with new paint, upholstery, even flooring.  Push the start button on the screen and within seconds it will print two 2 x 6 classic film strips. We use professional photography equipment and lighting to ensure the highest quality experience. Check out this video of the remodel in action. Go Lola!! 

Save the date February 14, 2016 for the romance themed wedding party expo

San Diego's great big beautiful wedding planning show for all engaged couples is back at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay on Sunday, February 14 of next year and we can't wait! 

Brides, grooms, maids, groomsmen, moms, dads...everyone loves the Wedding Party! 

The Wedding Party has the most stylis, on trend wedding fashion shows in the country.

With fabulous food and fashion you'll love this show famous for its open and stylish format. 

Gorgeous displays from top wedding resources are like a living Pinterest board!  

Meet top caterers, florists, rental companies, photographers, videographers, DJs, musicians, bands, event planners and some of the finest reception and ceremony venues in the country

A heartfelt plea from a professional wedding photographer asking guests to unplug goes viral.

Why is it that in less than 24 hours a photographer's self proclaimed "rant" on Facebook got almost 80,000 likes and was shared by 60,000 people? Because wedding professionals deeply and profoundly care about your wedding experience that's why. They care about both your day-of experience and the memories that you will have for the rest of your life. Photographers know that they have a window to capture all the love, all the joy, all the power, all the family connections and magical moments with one of a kind looks and the feels that you want to remember for the rest of your lives, and yet sadly there are obstacles that are placed in front of them at every turn of a wedding. We love the message that Australian photographer Thomas Stewart Photography (clearly a very talented photographer as you can see from these images) shared with the world. Having been in the wedding field for almost 20 years we've heard some pros emoting about this issue (and the issue of guests making better doors than windows seems to get worse each year) but we love the way Thomas stated it. 

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Please read and learn and for heaven's sake insist on an unplugged wedding day for your own sake (if not your photographer's) and at the very least keep your ceremony unplugged and enjoyed the way it was meant to be: 'in the moment' and by all.

Here it its in its entirety - (used with permission): "Right, I've had enough. I want to talk to you all about guests using mobile phones / cameras at weddings. I want to plead with you, and I'm going to make this very simple: brides and grooms, please have a completely unplugged wedding ceremony.

Look at this photo. This groom had to lean out past the aisle just to see his bride approaching. Why? Because guests with their phones were in the aisle and in his way.

This sucks. And i'm not blaming these guests in particular; I actually take a large amount of responsibility for this occurring. In the past I should have been more specific with my clients in explaining to them why guests should be told no photos. Well, from now on, I'm going to make a pretty big deal about it.

If you're planning a wedding, please consider these points:

1. Guests with phones, iPads and cameras get right in your photographer's way. They have no idea how to stay out of our way. They often ruin many of our shots. They will make our photos worse. You're paying a photographer quite a bit of money; that means you want great photos. We cannot do our best work with people getting in our way.

2. These same guests will get in YOUR way. You will miss moments of your own wedding day because there'll be an iPad in the way. You will miss seeing your partner's face in the aisle.

3. The guests' photos are usually crap. I'm sorry, but it is true. You can't take great photos with your camera phone by leaning into the aisle of a dark church to photograph a moving subject. Hell, even lots of professionals have trouble with this.

And finally, the most important point:

4. Imagine you're in the middle of your wedding ceremony. You're elated. You decide to take a quick glance towards your guests as you're sure they're sharing these happy moments with you, possibly even shedding a tear of their own. What do you see? NO FACES AT ALL AS THEY ARE ALL HIDDEN BEHIND PHONES AND CAMERAS! I highly doubt this is the way you want to remember your wedding ceremony.

In your invites, tell everyone you're having an unplugged ceremony: no technology, please, Write it on a chalkboard which guests can see as they arrive on the day. Tell your celebrant / minister / priest to tell the guests at the start of the ceremony. HIRE A PLANE TO WRITE IT IN THE SKY!

And guests, you've been invited to this wedding to share and celebrate the love that two people feel for each other. They didn't invite you along to take photographs that they probably won't really look at anyway. They want you there with them in heart and soul, and they want to see your tear-filled eyes as you form part of their wedding ceremony. You are witnesses to their marriage, so for goodness sake, watch them with your eyes and your minds, not your phones.

So guests please, for my sake, and for sake of the two people getting married, leave your cameras at home and put your phones / ipads away:)

// end rant //"

We say 'well said Thomas Stewart' xo

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