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Wedding Planning – Ceremony Music


Planning a wedding can seem overwhelming at times…and even a routine formality can be hard to approach and decide upon.

One of these is picking your Wedding Ceremony Music.  It may be something you’ve been thinking about for a long time and you know just the music you want to use!  That’s great!

Or…you don’t have any songs in mind, and you’re not sure where to begin…and there are SO MANY songs to choose from…how do I start!

Here is some advice from Mike Steffens, Essence Entertainment:

Hope this helped!  Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or want some additional assistance with this part of your wedding day!


Celebrity Solo Artist Paul Williams booked for Private Events

Remember Celebrity Solo Artist Paul Williams?

Prolific singer, song writer, actor turned recovery advocate and currently President of ASCAP?

Essence Entertainment has booked this lovely, gracious man yet again for two more performances at a private residence in October of this year and again in January 2015.

Paul performs as a Celebrity Solo Artist For Private Events with his extremely talented Pianist, Chris Caswell.  Together they create an intimate, personalized experience filled with terrific music and amusing stories.

Robin Kelly will once again act as Stage Manager for these upcoming events.

Celebrity Solo Artist For Private Events

Paul Williams then…

Private event celebrity solo artist

…and now…

Celebrity solo artist Paul Williams with Robin 5-2012

Paul Williams with Robin Kelly


Holiday entertainment

Graduation Party with Look Alikes

So, you’re having a party and you’d like to add something different for your guests to enjoy…

Why not invite some Professional Look Alikes to attend?!

These talented artists can Meet & Greet with your guests, take photos, crash the party and ‘act as if’ they are personal friends of yours, perform for you and your guests…you have so many options!

Our client Latisha LOVES using Look Alikes and invites them to every one of her parties.  This photo is from her Graduation Party…looks like fun, doesn’t it?!

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Why Hire a Professional DJ?

Why should a Bride and Groom hire an experienced, professional DJ?

This video is just one example of what a professional, experienced DJ can do for your Wedding Day…the key words being ‘professional’ and ‘experienced’!  You want a DJ who does not have his/her own agenda…you want a DJ who will play the music YOU want to hear, act as Master of Ceremonies with confidence, and who will work with you and your Wedding Coordinator throughout the event to make sure everything runs smoothly!



ExplorOcean Newport Harbor Nautical Museum


…in the Balboa Village Fun Zone, Newport Beach, is one of many unique locations in which to have a special event, be it a Wedding, Corporate Party, or Social Event (Birthday or Graduation Party).  We’ve attended a number of networking events here and have been impressed with every one.  We especially enjoy the waterfront courtyard!

From the ExplorOcean website page:

Welcome to Newport Beach!

Located on Newport Harbor, and on the Newport Beach Christmas Boat parade route, we provide a spacious waterfront setting for your special event. For corporate or personal entertaining, ExplorOcean is sure to delight you and your guests.

Our three separate spaces, available for individual rental, include our: Ocean Literacy Center, Adventure Outpost and waterfront courtyard.

Special Events

Corporate Events

ExplorOcean welcomes all organizations to our waterfront facility to host your upcoming event. From holiday parties, receptions and board meetings, ExplorOcean accommodates it all!
Social Events

Whether it’s a high school dance, reunion or birthday party, ExplorOcean will make your every one-of-a-kind.