The Perfect Wedding

Nestled in the heart of Carmel Valley lies the Corkscrew Cafe & Georis Gardens. On June 17, 2017, Monterey DJ’s John Upshaw had the pleasure of DJing the Austin Wedding Ceremony & Reception at this beautiful venue.

We arrived early to set up as we always do and met with Christen who is the event planner at the Corkscrew Cafe. Christen led us to a beautiful outdoor gazebo where we’d soon be setting up our Sound and Lighting. We then took a brief tour of the Corkscrew’s Georis Garden where the Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Dinner and Dance would take place. After setting up and conducting a proper sound check Monterey DJ’s John Upshaw was good to go.

As guests began to arrive they were greeted by the sounds of acoustic covers like “Marry Me, She Will Be Loved & You Found Me” by the Guitar Guy. At 3:15 PM guests were asked to take their seats in the Garden’s Ceremony area. As the Ceremony began the Austin’s Flower Girls and Ring Bearer walked out to the acoustic cover of “I’m Yours” by Sung HaJung. As soon as the Flower Girls and Ring Bearer were in place a beautiful bride to be walked down the isle to the acoustic version of “All of me” by Brooklynn Duo. The Ceremony lasted about 15 minutes and included a few readings from family and close friends. At the conclusion of the Ceremony, the new Mr. & Mrs. Austin walked away to “Over the Rainbow” by Isreal kamakawiwo’ole.

The Austin Ceremony was a success! As the Austins and their Family gathered for pictures in the lovely Georis Garden, their guests made their way to the Corkscrew Cafe’s shaded patio for Cocktail Hour. Monterey DJ’s John Upshaw helped set the mood with the musical stylings of Frankie Valli, Paul Simon & The Beach Boys to name a few. At 4:30 PM the newlyweds were back from taking pictures and ready for their grand introduction. Monterey DJ’s John Upshaw gathered everyone’s attention and announced “Ladies and Gentlemen Family & Friends, at this time it is my pleasure to introduce the newlyweds. Please put your hands together for the new Mr. & Mrs. Austin”. The Austins made their grand entrance to the applause from family and friends who were all excited for their return.

At 5:30 PM everyone was asked to take their seats for a “Family Style” dinner. The Corkscrew’s banquet staff served a salad, pizza and of course a light dessert. After dinner service was over it was time for the newlyweds to cut their Wedding Cake. As guests enjoyed the sweet taste of cake the Bride & Groom prepared for their 1st dance. At 7 PM Monterey DJ’s John Upshaw announced “Ladies and Gentlemen, it is now time for the 1st dance. At this time our Bride & Groom will begin a dance that will last them the rest of their life. Ladies and Gentlemen, Family & Friends, please put your hands together for Mr. & Mrs. Austin. As guests cheered on the Austins began their 1st dance as husband and wife to an acoustic cover of “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Twenty One Pilots. 3/4 of the way through the song, Monterey DJ’s John Upshaw asked all of the guests to join in and sing-a-long. The Austin’s 1st dance was a hit and with everyone cheering, the 1st dance came to an end.

With the 1st dance now over, Monterey DJ’s John Upshaw announced the opening of the dance floor. All of the Austin’s family and friends rushed to the dance floor to the sound of Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk”. The dance floor was open and Monterey DJ’s John Upshaw kept the dance floor full for the remainder of the night. At 8:55 PM it was time for the last dance. Family and friends gathered around the newlyweds as they begging to sing along to Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing”. As the night came to an end numerous guests complimented Monterey DJ’s John Upshaw on a job well done. Mr. & Mrs. Austin also complimented their DJ on an amazing job. Christen from the Corkscrew Cafe overheard the conversation and mentioned Monterey DJ’s John Upshaw as being the best DJ she’s ever had at the Corkscrew Cafe & Georis Gardens.

At the end of the night, everyone was happy. The new Mr. & Mrs. Austin had the Wedding they’ve always dreamed of. Monterey DJ’s John Upshaw had a blast playing for such a fun family and their friends. Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Austin! Thanks for choosing Monterey DJ!