Dave Barry On Brides

One of my favorite humorists is Dave Barry.  He writes often of weddings and always cracks me up.  From my Dave Barry calendar on April 24th:

“With spring upon us, you may find yourself near a woman in the throes of planning a wedding; if so, you need to recognize that she is under severe pressure, and above all you need to do exactly as she says.  If she wants you to wrap yourself in toilet paper, or purchase and wear a bridesmaid’s dress that makes you look like a walking Barcalounger, JUST DO IT.  You should do it even if you are the groom. – Dave Barry

I couldn’t agree more. 


Traci & Brett’s “Musical” Wedding Reception

Traci & Brett Misquez were married on Saturday, April 17th at the beautiful Newcastle Wedding Gardens on a spectacularly beautiful day.

Traci’s background as a musical performer, as well as her time spent working for Sacramento’s Music Circus led her to create a unique and fun wedding reception, themed around musicals.

Traci’s follow up comment on our evaluation included, “Thank You!  We’re so glad Randy was available and could give us so much attention.  He “got” me.  It was defintely customize and had great flow.”

I did “get her” and I got Brett as well, as evidenced by her comment, “Brett thanks you for making “Today” shorter.”  Like many grooms, Brett didn’t want as much spotlight on his dancing, so we created a shorter mix of their first dance song.  Yes, we listen, and we get it!

The prelude to the ceremony included music from Phantom, Grease, A Chorus Line, Evita, Wicked, The Sound Of Music and Fiddler On The Roof.

More musicals were incorporated during the buffet release, as each table was given the name of a musical, and as they heard a song from that musical, the guests at that table headed for the buffet.  South Pacific, Oklahoma, Hello Dolly, Rent, Annie…

Traci’s sister, Kelly, brought the house down during the Love Story, when she showed us the “bomb” effect she did when Traci “bombed” in trying to flirt with Brett at their first meeting.  Show biz runs in the blood.

Traci & Brett added the LED uplighting, and right on cue, when the Love Story began, the entire room lit up for the first time, using their purple wedding color.

After the Love Story, great toasts by Best Man Bryan, Matron of Honor Jamie and Kelly kept everyone riveted as we moved towards Brett & Traci’s first dance.

But when the dancing started, it was all dance time!  From Michael Jackson to Journey, from Billy Joel to Black Eyed Peas, from Elvis to Flo Rida, their guests danced till closing.

Introduction of wedding party music:

Traveling Man

Brown Eyed Girl

L.A. Law

One Hot Mama

Pretty Woman/I Feel Pretty



We Are Family

I Love My Sister

Red Red Wine

My Sister, My Friend

Introduction of Mr. & Mrs. Brett & Traci Misquez

Don’t Stop Believin’

Cake Cutting

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

First Dance

Today – Joshua Radin (specially edited short version)

Parents Dance

My Wish – Rascal Flatts

Anniversary Dance

Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison

(Special acknowledgement to Brett’s grandparents, Julian & Evelyn Misquez, married 60 years and family friends Manuel & Lucille Peters, married 58 years!)


You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling (sung by all the men at the reception!)

Last Dance

Save The Last Dance For Me – Michael Buble

Farewell music

So Long, Farewell – The Sound Of Music

Here are some video highlights!

Here’s a link to Brett & Traci’s blog on Real Weddings!

Vino Con Brio: A Superb Wedding Venue

Vino Con Brio, located just south of Sacramento in the vineyards of Lodi is one of Premier Entertainment’s favorite wedding locations.

Because we work so hard to make every wedding unique, we’re always looking for locations that don’t look like just another wedding ballroom, and Vino Con Brio fits that bill!

Owned and operated by Renae and Mike Matson, and run with the help of their daughter, Anne, this is a beautiful, comfortable oasis, perfect for an outdoor wedding with no pretentions.

Ceremonies are held on one side of the house, which doubles as an changing room and gathering place for the VIPs. There are several different configurations for the ceremony, by a lake and an awesome willow tree.

Guests then take the short walk to the opposite side of the house, where the tables for dining are set under a huge oak tree in the center of the yard. You really have to see it to appreciate it.

And more than the beauty of the location is the heart of the family. Renae is always on hand to keep everyone on track and it seems our couples are always hugging her like old family. Renae genuinely loves having weddings at Vino Con Brio, and it shows. Maybe it should be called Matrimoni Con Brio!

To schedule a site visit and consultation, contact Renae Matson at 209-712-7615 or you can call the winery directly at 888-410-VINO